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Strike, lockout notices loom over negotiations between City of Yellowknife, union

Strike, lockout notices loom over negotiations between City of Yellowknife, union

YELLOWKNIFE — Unionized staff with the City of Yellowknife are gearing up for a strike and the city is preparing to lock out employees as the two sides try to reach a new collective agreement.
McKinsey doesn't meet criteria for banning company from federal contracts: bureaucrat

McKinsey doesn't meet criteria for banning company from federal contracts: bureaucrat

OTTAWA — The deputy minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada says the federal government's ethics rules do not disqualify consulting firm McKinsey & Company from doing business with the federal government despite scrutiny of the firm's
Alberta law society upholds requirement for members to take Indigenous course

Alberta law society upholds requirement for members to take Indigenous course

EDMONTON — The Law Society of Alberta has voted by a three-to-one margin in favour of keeping a requirement for its members to complete a course on Indigenous history and culture.
Opposition parties demand answers as Liberals say little about Chinese balloon

Opposition parties demand answers as Liberals say little about Chinese balloon

OTTAWA — Opposition parties say the public deserves answers about a Chinese balloon’s incursion over Canadian territory as the Trudeau government remains largely mum about its time in Canada.
Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal seeks dismissal of charges due to lack of evidence

Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal seeks dismissal of charges due to lack of evidence

OTTAWA — A former Liberal MP is seeking the dismissal of two criminal charges connected to his time in office.
Tracing fishing gear to protect North Atlantic right whales is positive step: experts

Tracing fishing gear to protect North Atlantic right whales is positive step: experts

FREDERICTON — Much can be learned about the evolving habits of endangered North Atlantic right whales by tracing pieces of fishing gear from which the animals are freed, say researchers.
Quebec minister 'surprised' asylum seekers given free bus tickets from New York City

Quebec minister 'surprised' asylum seekers given free bus tickets from New York City

MONTREAL — News that the City of New York is providing free bus tickets to migrants heading north to claim asylum in Canada highlights an urgent need to address the situation at the border, Quebec's immigration minister said Monday.
Federal government not protecting Parliament Hill interpreters: tribunal

Federal government not protecting Parliament Hill interpreters: tribunal

OTTAWA — The federal government has been found in breach of the labour code for failing to protect Parliament Hill interpreters from workplace injuries. On Feb.
B.C. fire tanker crashes in Australia, both on board safe: owner

B.C. fire tanker crashes in Australia, both on board safe: owner

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. — A Boeing 737 air tanker owned by a British Columbia company has crashed in Western Australia while on deployment to a fire.
Feds will increase annual health transfer and offer targeted funding with conditions

Feds will increase annual health transfer and offer targeted funding with conditions

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will offer the provinces a "significant" increase to the Canada Health Transfer and additional money if they agree to one-on-one deals targeting specific problem areas in the health-care system.