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Canada to 'significantly' enhance military presence in Indo-Pacific region: Anand

Canada to 'significantly' enhance military presence in Indo-Pacific region: Anand

SINGAPORE — Defence Minister Anita Anand says Canada is committed to the support of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific, and is reinforcing its military presence in the region.
Minister ‘shocked’ at reports of Paul Bernardo being moved to medium-security prison

Minister ‘shocked’ at reports of Paul Bernardo being moved to medium-security prison

The federal public safety minister says reports of teen killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo being transferred to a medium-security prison are “shocking and incomprehensible.
Quebec north shore city declares state of emergency as forest fires multiply

Quebec north shore city declares state of emergency as forest fires multiply

MONTREAL — A city on Quebec's north shore declared a state of emergency on Friday as forest fires raged in different parts of the province, forcing thousands from their homes.
As debt limit crisis abates, environmental critics fear dangerous pipeline precedent

As debt limit crisis abates, environmental critics fear dangerous pipeline precedent

WASHINGTON — In the land of partisan blinders, the one named Manchin is still king, it seems.
Feds open to cutting plastic production but global agreement will be hard: Guilbeault

Feds open to cutting plastic production but global agreement will be hard: Guilbeault

OTTAWA — Canada is open to the idea of including a requirement to cut back on the production of plastic in a new global treaty to eliminate plastic pollution, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Friday.
Halifax-area residents board buses to view dozens of homes destroyed by wildfires

Halifax-area residents board buses to view dozens of homes destroyed by wildfires

HALIFAX — Scores of Halifax-area residents whose homes were destroyed by wildfires boarded buses Friday to get a look at what little remains of where they used to live.
Denying bail OK if for a 'just cause,' says Charter statement on Liberal reform bill

Denying bail OK if for a 'just cause,' says Charter statement on Liberal reform bill

OTTAWA — The federal government's Charter statement for its proposed bail reforms says there is "just cause" to deny bail if certain requirements are met.
Statue of Queen Elizabeth repaired and reinstalled, two years after vandalism

Statue of Queen Elizabeth repaired and reinstalled, two years after vandalism

WINNIPEG — A bronze statue of Queen Elizabeth that was toppled and damaged by protesters two years ago was put back in its place Friday on the grounds of the Manitoba legislature after a lengthy set of repairs.
Nearly 700 more international firefighters coming to Canada to help battle fires

Nearly 700 more international firefighters coming to Canada to help battle fires

OTTAWA — Almost 700 firefighters from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the United States are set to arrive in Canada over the next two weeks to help with the unusually severe start to the wildfire season.
Trudeau continues to stand by David Johnston despite calls that he step down

Trudeau continues to stand by David Johnston despite calls that he step down

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is committed to keeping David Johnston in place as Canada's special rapporteur on foreign interference, despite a majority of MPs voting in favour of his stepping down from the gig.