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Barack Obama to speak in Calgary about 'improbable path' to his presidential legacy

The former U.S. president is coming to Calgary in less than two months to speak at the Saddledome.

Canada's new justice minister is a Montrealer: Meet David Lametti

Colleagues of Canada's new justice minister David Lametti say that before his career in politics, he was known for his generosity and mentorship as a law professor at McGill University.
Canada’s top court has dismissed an attempt to temporarily stay the effects of a case that has hobbled the military justice system.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to break up the "dream team" that was leading the work of mending Canada's relationship with Indigenous Peoples is triggering concerns Ottawa is pulling back on its reconciliation agenda.

Saudi teen who fled her family and risked her life says she had nothing to lose

A Saudi teen who arrived in Canada Saturday after fleeing her family says she needed to risk her life in order to live freely and be independent. And she feels that since arriving in Canada, she has been born again.

RCMP to conduct review of actions taken at Gidimt'en camp blockade

RCMP will conduct a review of what took place after officers entered a fortified checkpoint on a forest service road in northern B.C. where people at the Gidimt'en camp were barring a pipeline company from access.

More than 100 First Nations could purchase the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline

Indigenous leaders will debate this week which financial model is ideal if they are able to purchase the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline project.

After being removed as justice minister, Wilson-Raybould defends her performance

Shortly after Canada’s first Indigenous justice minister and attorney general was moved into the less prestigious position of veterans affairs minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould took the unusual step issuing a public defence of her performance.

China issues travel warning for Canada as diplomatic tensions mount

China blasted Canada for "irresponsible" remarks after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused the country of "arbitrarily" sentencing a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, aggravating already icy relations.

Is Veterans Affairs 'political purgatory'? Jody Wilson-Raybould is about to find out

Jody Wilson-Raybould has been at pains to insist that her move from the justice portfolio to Veterans Affairs is not a demotion. That doesn't mean she'll enjoy the job.

Why the Liberals can't afford to ignore rural Canada

In Monday's cabinet shuffle, the Liberals moved to address their rural shortcomings ahead of October's federal election.

Launch delayed again for showcase Canadian satellite system

There's been another delay for the troubled Radarsat Constellation Mission program, a $1-billion showcase project for the Canadian Space Agency. This sixth delay is the result of a faulty Falcon 9 first-stage booster built by SpaceX that failed to land properly in Florida. Officials say there's no new date scheduled yet.

Government announces new tax rules for Phoenix overpayments

The country's biggest civil-service union declared a victory for its members Tuesday as the Trudeau government moved to change a tax rule that has caused headaches for federal employees overpaid by the problem-plagued public service pay system.

It's official: Svend Robinson is attempting another political comeback

The former MP announced Tuesday morning that he will run as a New Democrat in Burnaby North-Seymour in the 2019 election.

NDP puts off winter caucus meeting to focus on Singh's byelection campaign

The NDP has postponed its winter caucus meeting to free up MPs to help leader Jagmeet SIngh campaign in the Burnaby South byelection, CBC News has learned.

Canada asks China's ambassador for clemency in case of death-row Canadian

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has reached out to China's ambassador to ask for clemency in the case of Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, who is facing the death penalty for allegedly smuggling 222 kilograms of methamphetamines.

Teachers' union and Ontario Proud accused of breaking election rules

Questions are being raised about whether some of the most vocal interest groups in Ontario broke the province's election finance law with their political advertising campaigns last year.

What the poll numbers say about Trudeau's choices as he shuffles his cabinet

If the prime minister wants to address some vulnerabilities ahead of October's election, here are the ministers whose poll numbers could be weighing him down.

Most of Quebec's long guns still unregistered with deadline fast approaching

Quebec's Public Security Ministry says that 311,451 of the province's 1.6 million non-restricted firearms have been registered, with just two weeks left to complete registration.
It was a whirlwind affair that began with a Saudi teen barricaded in a Thai hotel room demanding asylum. Now, questions are being raised about the reasons for Canada's speedy decision to resolve her case, the message it sends and its implications for the future of already-frosty relations with Saudi Arabia.