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Canada seeing spike in temporary visas as migrant worker advocates raise alarm

Canada seeing spike in temporary visas as migrant worker advocates raise alarm

OTTAWA — Applications for temporary resident visas issued to visitors, students and temporary workers in Canada have more than quadrupled since 2015, stretching the Immigration Department's ability to process them, according to a federal report.
'Absolutely horrific:' RCMP allege 17 children abused on Manitoba First Nation

'Absolutely horrific:' RCMP allege 17 children abused on Manitoba First Nation

WINNIPEG — Two men and a foster mother have been charged following an investigation that police say found at least 17 children who were sexually and physically abused in a Manitoba Indigenous community.
Canada-China relations hit 'rock bottom' and at 'freezing point': Chinese envoy

Canada-China relations hit 'rock bottom' and at 'freezing point': Chinese envoy

OTTAWA — China's ambassador to Canada says the bilateral relationship is now at "rock bottom" compared to any time since diplomatic ties were first established decades ago.
'We recognize the truth:' Trudeau exonerates Cree chief of historic conviction

'We recognize the truth:' Trudeau exonerates Cree chief of historic conviction

CUT KNIFE, Sask. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians need to learn the real story of a prominent Saskatchewan chief who was a peacemaker, not a criminal.
Court to rule if B.C. can limit bitumen in key case for Trans Mountain pipeline

Court to rule if B.C. can limit bitumen in key case for Trans Mountain pipeline

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia court is set to rule Friday whether the province can restrict shipments of diluted bitumen through its borders, in what will be a crucial decision for the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Parties shop for housing ideas for platforms with issue high on voters' lists

Parties shop for housing ideas for platforms with issue high on voters' lists

OTTAWA — Federal parties are preparing to chase voters with ideas for dealing with what a new survey suggests is a major concern across the country: Housing affordability.
Ottawa orders tight new restrictions on sugary, purified high-alcohol drinks

Ottawa orders tight new restrictions on sugary, purified high-alcohol drinks

OTTAWA — New restrictions on sugary, purified alcoholic beverages took effect Thursday, following several months of federal consultations and at least two deaths over an 18-month span.
A timeline of official apologies from the federal government

A timeline of official apologies from the federal government

OTTAWA — When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday exonerated Chief Poundmaker in Saskatchewan, it was the latest in a long list of government efforts to apologize for past wrongs. Here are a few formal and informal apologies: 1988 Sept.
Trump says he has Dems' support for NAFTA despite 'crazy Nancy' Pelosi

Trump says he has Dems' support for NAFTA despite 'crazy Nancy' Pelosi

OTTAWA — President Donald Trump says he has enough Democratic support to ratify the new North American free-trade pact despite his feud with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat who controls the agenda in the House of Representatives.
Keep guard up against hurricanes in 2019, as risk remains potent: forecaster

Keep guard up against hurricanes in 2019, as risk remains potent: forecaster

HALIFAX — It has been years since a major tropical storm wreaked havoc in Canada, but the Canadian Hurricane Centre is warning against complacency. The U.S.
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