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Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen defends Canada signing onto UN migration pact

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen defends Canada signing onto UN migration pact

OTTAWA — Canada is committed to signing onto the United Nations pact on migration, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says, despite angry protest from right-wing political activists both here and abroad.
Iran connection emerges as Canada's envoy briefs China on Huawei arrest

Iran connection emerges as Canada's envoy briefs China on Huawei arrest

OTTAWA — As details of American allegations against a Chinese executive were revealed Friday in a Vancouver court, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada's ambassador in Beijing had briefed the Chinese foreign ministry on her arrest.
Quebec says Ottawa owes it $300 million for costs related to refugee influx

Quebec says Ottawa owes it $300 million for costs related to refugee influx

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault said he made progress during Friday's first ministers' meeting on his demand that the federal government pay $300 million in compensation to cover the cost of refugees arriving in the province.
Feds to let court decide on releasing cabinet secrets to Norman lawyers

Feds to let court decide on releasing cabinet secrets to Norman lawyers

OTTAWA — The federal government says it will let a judge decide whether to release thousands of pages of cabinet secrets to Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's lawyers, who have argued the records are needed to ensure their client gets a fair trial.
Liberals order Crown attorneys to stop prosecuting some HIV non-disclosure cases

Liberals order Crown attorneys to stop prosecuting some HIV non-disclosure cases

OTTAWA — Canada's justice minister is instructing federal prosecutors in the North that they should no longer prosecute anyone for not disclosing their HIV status to a sex partner where there is no risk of transmitting the virus.

Call centre abruptly closes in Cape Breton, leaving hundreds without work

SYDNEY, N.S.
UN committee tells Canada to do more on sterilizations of Indigenous women

UN committee tells Canada to do more on sterilizations of Indigenous women

OTTAWA — Canada has to stop the "extensive forced or coerced sterilization" of Indigenous women and girls in Canada, the United Nations Committee Against Torture told the country on Friday, a finding that prompted calls for federal action by human-ri
Fractured care system ill-equipped to deal with abuse at Halifax orphanage

Fractured care system ill-equipped to deal with abuse at Halifax orphanage

HALIFAX — A new report from an ongoing public inquiry into decades of abuse at a Halifax-area orphanage says a fragmented system of care wasn't equipped to address the needs of children who were vulnerable.
Former Roughrider Justin Cox gets one year in jail for assault on ex-girlfriend

Former Roughrider Justin Cox gets one year in jail for assault on ex-girlfriend

REGINA — A one-time player with the CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders has been sentenced to one year in jail for assaulting his former girlfriend.

Canadian Lacrosse Association to discuss dropping use of 'midget' term

TORONTO — The Canadian Lacrosse Association is the latest domestic sport federation to consider dropping the term 'midget' from its youth category classification system.