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Canada terror rules unchanged as Afghans face humanitarian crisis and winter looms

Canada terror rules unchanged as Afghans face humanitarian crisis and winter looms

OTTAWA — Opposition parties and aid groups say the Trudeau government is dragging its feet in carving out exemptions to anti-terrorism laws to allow humanitarian groups to reach desperate people in Afghanistan.
Ottawa mayor wouldn't speak to Parliament security service during convoy: official

Ottawa mayor wouldn't speak to Parliament security service during convoy: official

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson's office would not return a call from the Parliamentary Protective Service during the height of the "Freedom Convoy," its acting director told a committee Thursday evening.
Russian oligarch charged in U.S. evaded sanctions to deliver flowers to Canadian: FBI

Russian oligarch charged in U.S. evaded sanctions to deliver flowers to Canadian: FBI

OTTAWA — A Russian oligarch indicted in the United States Thursday for conspiring to circumvent its sanctions regime stands accused of, among other things, having flowers delivered to a former member of Parliament in Canada.
B.C. pharmacists to renew, issue prescriptions as part of reworked health plan

B.C. pharmacists to renew, issue prescriptions as part of reworked health plan

VANCOUVER — British Columbia is expanding the power of pharmacists to renew and issue some prescriptions as part of a wide-ranging plan to relieve pressure on the province's struggling health-care system.
TRC head questions why Catholic Church didn't sell property to compensate victims

TRC head questions why Catholic Church didn't sell property to compensate victims

OTTAWA — The former head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says the argument Ottawa made in 2015 that the Catholic Church was unlikely to raise the money it promised to residential school survivors is "blatantly dishonest.
Canada matching more donations for Pakistan flood aid, will raise cap to $5M

Canada matching more donations for Pakistan flood aid, will raise cap to $5M

OTTAWA — The federal government will extend its matching of donations to help people dealing with catastrophic flooding in Pakistan in hopes the crisis doesn't fall off the public radar.
Vancouver gas prices pass $2.39, breaking North American record: analyst

Vancouver gas prices pass $2.39, breaking North American record: analyst

VANCOUVER — Gas prices in Vancouver hit a new high of more than $2.39 a litre at some stations Thursday, blowing past the previous peak set this summer.
Quebec election: Minister could remain in cabinet despite comments about immigrants

Quebec election: Minister could remain in cabinet despite comments about immigrants

MONTREAL — Despite his widely denounced comments about immigrants, Quebec Immigration Minister Jean Boulet could keep a seat in cabinet if the Coalition Avenir Québec is re-elected Monday, leader François Legault said Thursday.
Prime Minister Trudeau visits storm-damaged Quebec islands, promises aid for region

Prime Minister Trudeau visits storm-damaged Quebec islands, promises aid for region

HAVRE-AUBERT, Que. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Quebec's Îles-de-la-Madeleine Thursday, promising federal support for the archipelago hammered by post-tropical storm Fiona last weekend.
Data breach at border agency contractor involved up to 1.38 million licence plates

Data breach at border agency contractor involved up to 1.38 million licence plates

OTTAWA — The federal privacy watchdog says a data breach at a contractor for Canada's border agency involved as many as 1.38 million licence plate images and associated information.