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Search for truth goes on, regardless of killer Pickton's fate, say victims' advocates

Search for truth goes on, regardless of killer Pickton's fate, say victims' advocates

VANCOUVER — Advocates for alleged victims of B.C. serial killer Robert Pickton say they remain focused on getting justice for the women, as Pickton lies in a Quebec hospital in a coma after being attacked in prison.
Remains of unknown Newfoundland soldier who fought in France coming home this weekend

Remains of unknown Newfoundland soldier who fought in France coming home this weekend

HALIFAX — The remains of an unknown Newfoundland soldier who died in France during the First World War are expected to arrive Saturday in St. John’s, N.L., where preparations are being made for a solemn reburial ceremony on July 1.
Ottawa willing to add to list of medications covered by pharmacare bill: minister

Ottawa willing to add to list of medications covered by pharmacare bill: minister

OTTAWA — Health Minister Mark Holland says the government is open to adding more medications to the list of drugs covered by its proposed pharmacare program.
Hackers release corporate data stolen from London Drugs, company says

Hackers release corporate data stolen from London Drugs, company says

RICHMOND, B.C. — Retailer London Drugs says cybercriminals who stole files from its corporate head office last month have released some of the data after it refused to pay a ransom. The Richmond, B.C.
'It's over': B.C. minister says Surrey policing saga ends as court backs transition

'It's over': B.C. minister says Surrey policing saga ends as court backs transition

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Supreme Court has quashed a bid by the City of Surrey to halt a transition to a municipal police force, with the judge ruling the province has a right to exert authority over municipalities.
New bill would let Canadians pass citizenship rights down to children born abroad

New bill would let Canadians pass citizenship rights down to children born abroad

OTTAWA — A new government bill tabled in the House of Commons on Thursday would allow Canadians to pass citizenship rights down to their children born outside the country — a move that would add an unknown number of new citizens.
Removing religion as hate speech defence an idea worth exploring: antisemitism envoy

Removing religion as hate speech defence an idea worth exploring: antisemitism envoy

OTTAWA — Canada's special envoy for combating antisemitism says she is "very interested" in exploring the idea of removing religion as a possible defence against hate speech charges, drawing concern about the prospect of a chill on religious expressi
Canada 7th in foreign aid spending, but a fifth goes to refugees inside the country

Canada 7th in foreign aid spending, but a fifth goes to refugees inside the country

OTTAWA — While Canada is one of the top contributors to foreign aid among some of the world's richest countries, one-fifth of the spending never leaves Canada's borders.
U.S. senators write to Trudeau, urging Canada to meet NATO spending target

U.S. senators write to Trudeau, urging Canada to meet NATO spending target

OTTAWA — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has written a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging him to meet the NATO spending target Canada first agreed to in 2014.
Métis National Council president not seeking re-election, citing growing family

Métis National Council president not seeking re-election, citing growing family

OTTAWA — The president of the Métis National Council is not seeking re-election, saying she is instead going to focus on her growing family.