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Syrian family caught in fire thought they would be safe in Canada

Syrian family caught in fire thought they would be safe in Canada

HALIFAX — At 30 years of age, Syrian refugee Kawthar Barho had seen her share of suffering and death before she came to Canada with her family.
Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney says he would shelve oil-by-rail deal

Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney says he would shelve oil-by-rail deal

EDMONTON — Opposition Leader Jason Kenney says if he wins the spring election, he will try to cancel Alberta's $3.7-billion deal with Canada's two largest railways to ship more oil by rail.
Liberals promise $638M for urban Indigenous housing

Liberals promise $638M for urban Indigenous housing

OTTAWA — A federal plan to spend $638 million on housing for Indigenous people living in cities and urban areas won't provide enough money or address the basic causes of Indigenous homelessness, say people who work on programs in the field.

Girl was not harmed: Saskatchewan man gets jail time for Amber Alert joy ride

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — A Saskatchewan man who triggered an Amber Alert when he stole a running SUV with a disabled girl in the back seat has been sentenced to 31 months in jail.

Shrunken protest convoy leaves Ottawa after second day, enjoying Tory support

OTTAWA — A diminished version of the United We Roll convoy left Ottawa Wednesday afternoon, words of support from one more Conservative MP trailing behind. "Listen, we stand together united as a country," Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder told the crowd.

Calgary father says parole decision for daughter's killer 'outrageous'

CALGARY — A Calgary man has started an online petition with the hope of revoking day parole for a woman who was imprisoned for his little girl's death.
'Worst ways to die:' Ottawa asks if cruelty should be weighed in wildlife toxins

'Worst ways to die:' Ottawa asks if cruelty should be weighed in wildlife toxins

The federal government is taking extra steps to find out if Canadians are still OK with killing wildlife in what one scientist calls "one of the worst ways to die on earth.
Manitoba 'pausing' relationship with former B.C. premier after allegations

Manitoba 'pausing' relationship with former B.C. premier after allegations

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says it is "pausing" its relationship with Gordon Campbell following an allegation in a British newspaper that the former B.C. premier groped a woman in the United Kingdom.
Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment highlighted in new heritage minute

Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment highlighted in new heritage minute

VANCOUVER — A new heritage minute is sharing the story of a pioneering baseball team in British Columbia and the shameful government policy that tore them apart.
Canadian advocates, bishops at odds over how to tackle sex abuse ahead of summit

Canadian advocates, bishops at odds over how to tackle sex abuse ahead of summit

Canada's top Catholic bishop says he hopes to emphasize the importance of believing victims when he discusses sexual abuse with his international counterparts during a gathering at the Vatican this week.