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Supreme Court of Canada to hear federal appeal in Via Rail terror case

Supreme Court of Canada to hear federal appeal in Via Rail terror case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will review a lower-court decision to grant a new trial to two men accused of plotting to crash a Via Rail train.
Baloney Meter: Rail blockades and government authority over the police

Baloney Meter: Rail blockades and government authority over the police

OTTAWA — "The RCMP Act is clear: the minister of public safety has the ultimate authority over Canada's national police force, and has the power to direct the RCMP to enforce the law. ... So do the right thing, Prime Minister Trudeau.
Protests put pressure on Trudeau and B.C.'s sweet tax; In The News for Feb. 20

Protests put pressure on Trudeau and B.C.'s sweet tax; In The News for Feb. 20

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Feb. 20 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
The latest on protests across Canada in support of anti-pipeline demonstrators

The latest on protests across Canada in support of anti-pipeline demonstrators

Here is the latest news on protests across Canada over a natural gas pipeline project in British Columbia: Protesters blocked traffic at a major intersection in Vancouver after the region's public transit operator obtained a court injunction preventi
Canadians from coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan to fly home Thursday: Champagne

Canadians from coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan to fly home Thursday: Champagne

Canadians who have spent weeks on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan will board a government-chartered plane to take them home Thursday evening, the foreign affairs minister says.
Two dead, others seriously injured in massive pileup south of Montreal: police

Two dead, others seriously injured in massive pileup south of Montreal: police

MONTREAL — Two people are confirmed dead in a crash that involved about 200 vehicles on Highway 15 in La Prairie south of Montreal, provincial police say.
B.C.'s soda drink tax will help kids lose weight, improve health, says doctor

B.C.'s soda drink tax will help kids lose weight, improve health, says doctor

VICTORIA — Children's health in British Columbia will benefit from the provincial government's decision to tax sugary soda drinks, says the chairman of the Childhood Obesity Foundation. Dr.
Blockade on CN rail line in Edmonton removed, injunction granted

Blockade on CN rail line in Edmonton removed, injunction granted

EDMONTON — A blockade set up on a Canadian National rail line on the western edge of Edmonton in support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs was being dismantled — at least temporarily — Wednesday after a handful of counter-protesters showed up.
Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees temporarily as blockades drag on

Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees temporarily as blockades drag on

MONTREAL — Via Rail says it is temporarily laying off 1,000 employees due to blockades that continue to halt trains on CN tracks in Eastern Canada.
Former Quebec media star Eric Salvail takes stand in his sex assault case

Former Quebec media star Eric Salvail takes stand in his sex assault case

MONTREAL — Former Quebec media star Eric Salvail was no longer employed at Radio-Canada during the time he is alleged to have sexually assaulted a man in a bathroom at the public broadcaster, his trial heard Wednesday.