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'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.
'Looking over our shoulders': A killing looms large in a little B.C. town

'Looking over our shoulders': A killing looms large in a little B.C. town

LUMBY, B.C. — Something has shifted in the pretty little village of Lumby, B.C. It's subtle, say residents of the community of 2,000 people, nestled in the hills of the North Okanagan in B.C.'s Interior.
Canadian Hurricane Centre says active storm season predicted for East Coast

Canadian Hurricane Centre says active storm season predicted for East Coast

HALIFAX — Canada’s East Coast is likely to see an active storm season this year because of record high water temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean, say hurricane forecasters.
N.B. lieutenant-governor does not need to be bilingual, says Court of Appeal

N.B. lieutenant-governor does not need to be bilingual, says Court of Appeal

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's Court of Appeal says that while it is desirable for the province's lieutenant-governor to be bilingual, the Constitution doesn't impose such a requirement.
Ottawa police charge 74-year-old woman after woman's hijab removed at Israel protest

Ottawa police charge 74-year-old woman after woman's hijab removed at Israel protest

OTTAWA — The Ottawa police hate-crime unit has charged an unnamed older woman with assault, harassment by threatening conduct and mischief after a woman's hijab was pulled off at a recent protest.