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Newfoundland author on surviving California mudslide: 'It was apocalyptic'

Newfoundland author on surviving California mudslide: 'It was apocalyptic'

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A prominent Newfoundlander says he made a harrowing escape from the California mudslides that killed at least 17 people and wiped out homes and roads.
Nova Scotia report calls for reckoning on history of systemic racism

Nova Scotia report calls for reckoning on history of systemic racism

HALIFAX — A culture of silence and shame allowed the abuse of orphans to persist for decades at the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, according to a new report that calls for a province-wide reckoning with the historic legacy of systemic racism.
French authorities order release of Lebanese-Canadian Hassan Diab

French authorities order release of Lebanese-Canadian Hassan Diab

OTTAWA — French authorities have dropped terrorism charges against a Lebanese-Canadian who was suspected of taking part in an attack in Paris in 1980 and have ordered his immediate release.

Global News reporter sues Hamilton police over arrest at crash scene

A Global News journalist who was briefly arrested while covering a fatal crash last year has filed a lawsuit against Hamilton police, alleging an officer used excessive force in an effort to prevent him from filming.
Tougher workplace harassment rules would help protect political staffers: Hajdu

Tougher workplace harassment rules would help protect political staffers: Hajdu

OTTAWA — It is too early to begin claiming the pendulum is in danger of swinging too far the other way when it comes to concerns over sexual misconduct on Parliament Hill, as young political staffers remain especially vulnerable to abuse, says Labour
Wannabe rabbit and cat cuddlers inundate City of Toronto with applications

Wannabe rabbit and cat cuddlers inundate City of Toronto with applications

Toronto Animal Services says it has been overwhelmed by responses to its call for rabbit and cat cuddlers and is no longer looking for volunteers — for now.
Morneau still committed to deficit reduction despite slower economy

Morneau still committed to deficit reduction despite slower economy

LONDON, Ont. — Canada's red-hot economy is indeed likely to slow down this year, making federal investments in boosting economic growth and job creation all the more important, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Friday.
Trump's reported 'shithole' comment 'insulting,' Michaelle Jean says

Trump's reported 'shithole' comment 'insulting,' Michaelle Jean says

Former governor general Michaelle Jean was among those Canadians who sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday for reportedly using vulgar language to describe Haiti and countries in Africa.
Public servants ask federal labour body to declare government broke the law

Public servants ask federal labour body to declare government broke the law

OTTAWA — The biggest union representing public servants in Canada is seeking damages after the federal government missed a deadline for implementing four collective agreements.

Prison staff in B.C. foil pre-Christmas drone delivery of drugs, cigarettes

MATSQUI, B.C. — Vigilant staff members at a federal prison in British Columbia have seized a package of contraband they say was being smuggled into the institution by drone.