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How court battle over 'Grabher' licence plate mirrors wider societal debate

How court battle over 'Grabher' licence plate mirrors wider societal debate

HALIFAX — When Lorne Grabher bought a personalized licence plate for his father 30 years ago, he thought it would make for a fine tribute to his family's Austrian-German heritage.
First Nations claim Lake Huron, Georgian Bay as landmark trial starts

First Nations claim Lake Huron, Georgian Bay as landmark trial starts

TORONTO — A broken Crown promise to forever protect Aboriginal lands is at the heart of a novel Indigenous claim to the waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, an Ontario court heard Thursday.
Budget watchdog says carbon rebate will be more than carbon tax for most people

Budget watchdog says carbon rebate will be more than carbon tax for most people

OTTAWA — Canada's budget watchdog agrees with the federal government's claim that Canadians are going to get more from the climate change tax rebate than they are paying in carbon tax.
Family charged with staging hate crime has faced lawsuits, financial challenges

Family charged with staging hate crime has faced lawsuits, financial challenges

WINNIPEG — Family members who have denied police accusations that they staged an anti-Semitic attack at their Winnipeg cafe have faced financial troubles, including a six-figure lawsuit from a lender.
Flooding shuts down Jos. Louis snack cake production at original Vachon plant

Flooding shuts down Jos. Louis snack cake production at original Vachon plant

STE-MARIE, Que. — Flooding in the Beauce region has halted production of some popular Quebec treats. Weekend floods struck a number of homes and buildings in Ste-Marie, Que., including the original Vachon bakery, which makes such snack cakes as Jos.

Right numbers surface twice for newly elected Alberta NDP politician

EDMONTON — A newly elected member of the Alberta legislature has come up a double winner after discovering she's in line for a $100,000 lottery prize.
Canada banning oil, gas and mining from marine protected areas

Canada banning oil, gas and mining from marine protected areas

OTTAWA — The oil-and-gas industry has worn out its welcome in Canadian marine conservation areas, and Canada's environmentalists are overjoyed.
U.S. takes Canada off priority watch list on intellectual property

U.S. takes Canada off priority watch list on intellectual property

OTTAWA — The United States is crediting tighter rules in the new North American free-trade deal for its decision to move Canada off a list of countries that it says are the worst violators of intellectual-property rights.
Last member of Vancouver baseball team that fought racism helps unveil new stamp

Last member of Vancouver baseball team that fought racism helps unveil new stamp

BURNABY, B.C. — A new Canada Post stamp honours an amateur Japanese-Canadian baseball team that used sport to battle racism and discrimination.
Manitoba files separate court action over federal carbon tax, seeks review

Manitoba files separate court action over federal carbon tax, seeks review

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has filed its own court challenge of the federal government's carbon tax, following similar moves by Ontario and Saskatchewan.