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Former governor general David Johnston named special rapporteur on foreign meddling

Former governor general David Johnston named special rapporteur on foreign meddling

OTTAWA — Former governor general David Johnston has been named as the special rapporteur on foreign interference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday.
Foreign influence registry must not be 'overly broad,' senator warns as talks begin

Foreign influence registry must not be 'overly broad,' senator warns as talks begin

OTTAWA — A prospective foreign influence registry must not be "overly broad" to avoid unfairly targeting members of the Chinese-Canadian community and other minority groups, a senator said Thursday.
Two mild earthquakes rattle northern Alberta, no reports of damage

Two mild earthquakes rattle northern Alberta, no reports of damage

PEACE RIVER, Alta. — An area northwest of Edmonton has been rattled by two mild earthquakes and a series of aftershocks. Natural Resources Canada says the first quake hit at 8:46 a.m.
NY diocese facing hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits files for bankruptcy

NY diocese facing hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits files for bankruptcy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The embattled Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany became the latest diocese in New York to seek bankruptcy protection Wednesday as it faces hundreds of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse.
Senior military officer acquitted of sexual assault sues government, PM for $6M

Senior military officer acquitted of sexual assault sues government, PM for $6M

OTTAWA — Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, a senior military officer who was acquitted of a sexual assault charge late last year, has filed a $6-million lawsuit against the Canadian government.
Toronto armoured vehicle company rejects Haiti's claim it hasn't lived up to its word

Toronto armoured vehicle company rejects Haiti's claim it hasn't lived up to its word

OTTAWA — Haiti's troubled government is accusing Canada of stalling in its promised delivery of armoured vehicles, and argues the delay is hindering a plan to clear violent gangs from Port-au-Prince.
If Ottawa wants tighten its purse, spending rules and more taxes could help: experts

If Ottawa wants tighten its purse, spending rules and more taxes could help: experts

OTTAWA — As the Liberal government drafts its spring budget, fiscal experts say it should consider stricter spending rules and higher taxes to improve federal finances.
What's known and not about US drone-Russian jet encounter

What's known and not about US drone-Russian jet encounter

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a Russian fighter jet collided with a large U.S. surveillance drone over the Black Sea, it was a rare but serious incident that triggered a U.S. diplomatic protest and raised concerns about the possibility Russia could recover sensitive technology.
China, Russia, Iran hold joint naval drills in Gulf of Oman

China, Russia, Iran hold joint naval drills in Gulf of Oman

BEIJING (AP) — Naval forces from China, Iran and Russia — countries at odds with the United States — are staging joint drills in the Gulf of Oman this week, China’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
Transportation Safety Board urges better medical screening guidelines for pilots

Transportation Safety Board urges better medical screening guidelines for pilots

EDMONTON — The Transportation Safety Board is calling for better screening of heart-related conditions of Canadian pilots.
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