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Alberta MLA quits United Conservatives, alleges top-down policy development

A member of the Alberta legislature for the United Conservatives is quitting the caucus to sit as an Independent over his concerns that the party is crafting policy from the top down.
 

Death sentence for Canadian in China 'of extreme concern': PM

A Canadian man who was convicted of smuggling drugs in China has been sentenced to death. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is “of extreme concern” that China would choose to “arbitrarily” apply the death penalty.
 

Distance a challenge for Cdn. peacekeeping mission in Mali, commander says

The outgoing commander of Canada's peacekeeping mission in Mali is blaming distance for the fact Canadian medical helicopters remained on the ground during two deadly attacks on UN peacekeepers last fall.
 

Overpaid workers will only pay back 'net' amounts under proposed new tax rules

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 civil service pay system.
 

N.B. 'unable to host' 2021 Francophonie Games without major cash injection

The New Brunswick government has issued an ultimatum to the partners behind the 2021 Francophonie Games: come up with a new funding plan by the end of the month or forget about hosting the international sporting and cultural event.
 

Canada updates China travel advisory: 'risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws'

Canada has officially updated its travel advisory for China, suggesting Canadians exercise a high degree of caution “due to the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws.”
 

Global pressure might help Canadian sentenced to death in China: former ambassador

Former Canadian ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques says gathering more international support could be an effective strategy in saving the life of a Canadian sentenced to death for drug smuggling.
 

The night the RCMP secretly kept an eye on future prime minister Pierre Trudeau

He was almost a decade away from becoming prime minister but the two RCMP constables on surveillance duty that January night seemed to have no difficulty recognizing Pierre Trudeau, even if they misspelled his name.
 

Trudeau taps two rookies, moves three ministers in cabinet shakeup

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is shuffling around three members of the federal cabinet today, and appointing two rookies to the front bench.
 

Former Conservative cabinet member leading party's charge in Alberta

Tim Uppal, a former federal Conservative cabinet minister, is hoping to unseat Natural Resources Minister Amerjeet Sohi in the riding of Edmonton Mill Woods in the upcoming federal election.
 

Political Ottawa abuzz with speculation about Monday cabinet shuffle

Political Ottawa is abuzz with speculation today about how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will reshape his cabinet Monday after the unexpected resignation of longtime Liberal Scott Brison from his post as Treasury Board president.
 

China dispute likely to drag on for at least a year: former top-ranking officials

Two of Canada’s former top-ranking officials say the China dispute is unlikely to be resolved within the next year. That means the two detained Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, could remain in Chinese detention for an extended duration.
 

Philpott moving to Treasury Board role in Monday cabinet shuffle: sources

Jane Philpott is going to be named the new president of the Treasury Board in Monday morning’s federal cabinet shuffle, sources tell CTV News.
 

War of words: Current, previous NDP leaders spar over state of the party

As he kicks off a high-stakes campaign to win a seat in Parliament while making the a case for why he should remain leader regardless of its outcome, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says he’s been able to turn the party around from the time Tom Mulcair was at the helm.
 

Bernier says abortion, gender identity not on People's Party of Canada platform

Maxime Bernier says the policies of his new political party will not include anything to do with abortion or gender identity.
 

Senator re-emerges on Twitter, calling hack a 'serious crime'

A Senator who was hacked a few days ago on Twitter re-emerged on the platform Thursday, calling the hacking a “serious crime” designed to “intimidate” and “suppress” political voices.
 

Man booed at Trudeau town hall for 'Christianity and Islam don't mix' remark

After a man was booed for criticizing the government’s position on refugees at a University of Regina town hall Thursday night, saying that Christianity and Islam “don’t mix,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressed that “immigration is an economic benefit to Canadians.”
 

'Feels very right': Liberal Scott Brison resigns from cabinet, not running in 2019

After 22 years as a member of Parliament, Scott Brison is resigning from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet and will not be seeking re-election this fall.
 

Federal watchdog says victims rights regime falling short

The new federal watchdog for victims of crime says rules meant to give victims and their families louder voices in the justice system have fallen short.
 

Ottawa, Saskatchewan reach equivalency agreement to phase out coal electricity

Ottawa and Saskatchewan have reached an equivalency agreement which would see the province's coal fleets mostly phased out by 2030.