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An anguished anniversary and Freeland in the hot seat: In The News for Dec. 6

An anguished anniversary and Freeland in the hot seat: In The News for Dec. 6

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec. 6 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

House of Commons set to get bill from Liberals changing drug, criminal laws

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are expected to introduce a bill in the House of Commons today that would revive a legislative push to repeal mandatory minimum penalties for drug offences.
Trans Mountain pipeline restarts after three-week shutdown during B.C. storms

Trans Mountain pipeline restarts after three-week shutdown during B.C. storms

The Trans Mountain pipeline has restarted following a three-week precautionary shutdown during a series of storms that battered southern British Columbia, causing extensive flooding and landslides. Trans Mountain Corp.
Kilted Scotsman completes 8,000-kilometre fundraising walk across Canada

Kilted Scotsman completes 8,000-kilometre fundraising walk across Canada

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A kilt-wearing Scotsman and his dog completed an 8,000-kilometre fundraising walk across Canada on Sunday by striding into an icy breeze atop Cape Spear on the eastern edge of Newfoundland.
Military repairing cracks in the tails of most CH-148 Cyclone helicopters

Military repairing cracks in the tails of most CH-148 Cyclone helicopters

HALIFAX — The Canadian military has discovered cracks in the tails of 19 of its 23 Cyclone helicopters.
Legault should intervene in ongoing Quebec daycare strike, unions say

Legault should intervene in ongoing Quebec daycare strike, unions say

MONTREAL — Three major unions representing daycare workers in Quebec joined parents and opposition parties today in asking Premier François Legault to intervene in a strike that's shuttered hundreds of government-subsidized centres across the provinc
MPs on finance committee ready for review of Liberals' latest pandemic aid package

MPs on finance committee ready for review of Liberals' latest pandemic aid package

OTTAWA — Opposition MPs are getting ready to review the Liberals' latest package of pandemic aid and grill Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland about myriad economic issues.
Maxime Bernier, Peoples' Party of Canada founder, handily holds on to leadership

Maxime Bernier, Peoples' Party of Canada founder, handily holds on to leadership

OTTAWA — Maxime Bernier has easily held on to the leadership of the party he founded. Almost 96 per cent of votes cast in a leadership review were in favour of Bernier staying at the helm of the People's Party of Canada. Voting started Nov.
Former national chief remains hopeful before second trip to Vatican

Former national chief remains hopeful before second trip to Vatican

Phil Fontaine is hopeful.
Ombud says veterans struggling needlessly as Ottawa ignores her recommendations

Ombud says veterans struggling needlessly as Ottawa ignores her recommendations

OTTAWA — The veterans’ ombud says many ill and injured ex-soldiers and their families are needlessly fighting for access to federal support and services because the government is refusing to act on a growing number of recommendations from her office.