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Alberta test case: Planned sale of gas wells, pipelines raises cleanup concerns

CALGARY — The possible transfer of hundreds of sour gas wells, pipelines and other facilities from an energy giant to a much smaller company has raised concerns about Alberta's efforts to ensure taxpayers don't get stuck with the cleanup bill.
Review of federal fossil fuel subsidies appears to be behind schedule

Review of federal fossil fuel subsidies appears to be behind schedule

OTTAWA — Canada's promise to produce an inventory of its fossil fuel subsidies as part of a joint peer review with Argentina appears to be off schedule and may not deliver results until 2021, an environmental advocate says.

Ontario court says Syria lacked jurisdiction to grant couple's divorce

An Ontario court has ruled that a divorce granted in Syria to a couple who had not lived there in two decades will not be recognized in the province, in part because divorce proceedings in that country are unfair to women.
Workers at risk of losing jobs to AI can be retrained for health care, RBC says

Workers at risk of losing jobs to AI can be retrained for health care, RBC says

OTTAWA — A new report says some of the more than one million Canadian workers who could lose their jobs to machines could fill growing gaps in the nation's health-care system with the right training now.
Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte in court in Tahiti over cannabis growth

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte in court in Tahiti over cannabis growth

MONTREAL — Canadian entrepreneur Guy Laliberte, founder of the Cirque du Soleil circus company, appeared before a judge in French Polynesia on Wednesday over claims of cannabis cultivation.
Barack Obama says his approach to politics aligned with Justin Trudeau's

Barack Obama says his approach to politics aligned with Justin Trudeau's

HALIFAX — Former U.S. president Barack Obama made a point of highlighting his admiration for Justin Trudeau on Wednesday, saying the prime minister's approach to politics is close to his own.

Canadian Nationalist Party leader accused of assaulting two women in Regina

REGINA — The leader of the Canadian Nationalist Party is accused of assaulting two women in Regina. Police say they received reports from the women that they were injured in the early morning hours of Nov.
Alberta independence ideas would increase costs: Calgary mayor

Alberta independence ideas would increase costs: Calgary mayor

CALGARY — Ideas that could give Alberta more independence from the federal government are getting a tepid reception from one of the province's big-city mayors and a chamber of commerce boss.
All options but separation on the table to expand autonomy: Saskatchewan premier

All options but separation on the table to expand autonomy: Saskatchewan premier

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says all options are on the table when it comes to expanding his province's autonomy, except for separation. Moe says it's still early going and he will be considering different ideas.
New head of Quebec anti-corruption police admits to 'failure,' vows to do better

New head of Quebec anti-corruption police admits to 'failure,' vows to do better

QUEBEC — The new head of Quebec's anti-corruption squad is seeking to assure the public he can restore trust in his embattled institution following years of criticism and problems that have marred the reputation of the once-respected police unit.