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Feds urged to follow U.S. lead on permitting reform; Wilkinson 'won't cut corners'

Feds urged to follow U.S. lead on permitting reform; Wilkinson 'won't cut corners'

WASHINGTON — It may not sound like the stuff of a taut political thriller, but permitting reform — streamlining the drawn-out approval process for energy projects — has been a key plot point in Washington's latest debt-ceiling drama.
Supporters of missing human-rights defender say he is being detained in China

Supporters of missing human-rights defender say he is being detained in China

OTTAWA — Family and supporters of a missing Chinese human-rights defender with ties to Canada say they have credible word he has been imprisoned in China since October.
Canadian Afghan advisers take government to court over alleged discrimination

Canadian Afghan advisers take government to court over alleged discrimination

OTTAWA — Canadians who served the military in Afghanistan are suing the federal government for failing to rescue their family members from the Taliban, and alleging the government has been discriminatory in the way it treats Afghans compared to Ukrai
John Hannaford named new clerk of the Privy Council, as Janice Charette retires

John Hannaford named new clerk of the Privy Council, as Janice Charette retires

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed a new head of the federal public service. John Hannaford, who is currently the deputy minister of natural resources, will become clerk of the Privy Council next month.
O'Toole says CSIS told him he was focus of Chinese misinformation, suppression effort

O'Toole says CSIS told him he was focus of Chinese misinformation, suppression effort

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Erin O'Toole says Canada's spy agency has told him he was the target of Chinese interference intended to discredit him and promote false narratives about his policies while party leader.
Air Canada failing to provide full services in both official languages: report

Air Canada failing to provide full services in both official languages: report

OTTAWA — Whether travelling by plane, train or automobile, francophone travellers are struggling to access services in their language, Canada's official languages commissioner said Tuesday.
'Frightening' Halifax wildfire shows risk when hot, dry weather hits Maritimes

'Frightening' Halifax wildfire shows risk when hot, dry weather hits Maritimes

The wildfire that ignited Sunday outside Halifax seemingly came out of nowhere, but experts say factors including a string of dry days, gusty winds and debris from post-tropical storm Fiona set the stage for the disaster.
'Miracle on the Prairies': Alberta United Conservatives win majority government

'Miracle on the Prairies': Alberta United Conservatives win majority government

Alberta’s United Conservative Party emerged bloodied but still standing in Monday’s bitterly contested provincial election.
In The News for May 30 : Alberta UCP wins majority government

In The News for May 30 : Alberta UCP wins majority government

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 May 30 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Lone tenant in a $400-a-month apartment could hold up major Montreal condo project

Lone tenant in a $400-a-month apartment could hold up major Montreal condo project

MONTREAL — As Carla White looks out the window of her yellow-and-pink, plant-filled apartment in the heart of downtown Montreal, she wonders where she's going to live next.