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Hussen says he wants Canada to accept more refugees as economic immigrants

Hussen says he wants Canada to accept more refugees as economic immigrants

OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says he would like to increase the number of refugees Canada accepts and is pushing for higher refugee numbers every year.
B.C. Conservative MP Mark Warawa dies after cancer diagnosis

B.C. Conservative MP Mark Warawa dies after cancer diagnosis

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Mark Warawa's family said his "new address is in heaven" on Thursday, announcing his death following a "brief but valiant battle" with pancreatic cancer.
Trudeau welcoming Raptors, but Trump uncertain for White House visit

Trudeau welcoming Raptors, but Trump uncertain for White House visit

WASHINGTON — While plans are underway for the Toronto Raptors to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a White House visit for the NBA champions is uncertain.

B.C. imposes interim moratorium on resource development to protect caribou

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government plans to sign a caribou protection strategy while it imposes an interim moratorium on new resource development in areas where the animals are struggling for survival.
New study offers insight and recommendations to reduce right whale deaths

New study offers insight and recommendations to reduce right whale deaths

FREDERICTON — A new study says more than half the 70 North Atlantic right whale deaths recorded over the last 16 years were the result of either entanglement in fishing gear or vessel collisions.
Justice system making slow but sure steps to more timely justice, top judge says

Justice system making slow but sure steps to more timely justice, top judge says

OTTAWA — Canada's top judge says there is slow but sure progress toward more timely justice in Canadian courts after years of backlogs and delays.
Quebec's biggest French school board postpones applying religious symbols law

Quebec's biggest French school board postpones applying religious symbols law

MONTREAL — Quebec's largest school board has voted to delay application of Quebec's controversial new secularism law for at least a year to allow for consultations with parents, unions and other stakeholders.
Report finds many birds in decline but co-operation works to rebuild populations

Report finds many birds in decline but co-operation works to rebuild populations

The bad news is that the populations of more than one-quarter of Canada's bird species are declining, many rapidly.

Counsellors help students at B.C. school after student dies during field trip

SOOKE, B.C. — The Greater Victoria School District says counsellors will be at a local middle school to help students and staff deal with the death of a fellow student.
In the news today, June 20

In the news today, June 20

Five stories in the news for Thursday, June 20 ——— TRUDEAU AND TRUMP TO MEET TODAY IN WASHINGTON Justin Trudeau is headed back to the White House today in what could prove to be a pivotal visit to the U.S.
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