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25 million historical artifacts will get new home in capital region

25 million historical artifacts will get new home in capital region

OTTAWA — Many of the country's priceless historical artifacts — and millions of other assorted bits — will be getting a new home just outside Ottawa, Parks Canada announced Tuesday.
Federal NDP and Greens, provincial opposition call for review of Glen Assoun case

Federal NDP and Greens, provincial opposition call for review of Glen Assoun case

HALIFAX — Opposition leaders in Ottawa and Nova Scotia are calling for further investigation into why the RCMP destroyed potential evidence in the criminal proceedings against a Halifax man who was wrongfully convicted of murder.
Opponents of Bill 21 seek leave to appeal decision that maintained secularism law

Opponents of Bill 21 seek leave to appeal decision that maintained secularism law

MONTREAL — Civil liberties groups are seeking leave to appeal a recent Quebec Superior Court decision that found it wasn't necessary to temporarily suspend certain provisions of Quebec's secularism law while a full challenge is mounted.
AFN chief vows to influence party platforms in advance of federal election

AFN chief vows to influence party platforms in advance of federal election

FREDERICTON — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is calling on members to lobby all parties in an effort to influence political platforms ahead of the federal election in October.
Doug Ford says Boris Johnson will do 'great job' as Britain's next prime minister

Doug Ford says Boris Johnson will do 'great job' as Britain's next prime minister

LUCAN, Ont. — Ontario's premier says he believes Boris Johnson will do a "great job" as Britain's next prime minister. Doug Ford praised the new leader of Britain's Conservative Party at a news conference in Lucan, Ont., Tuesday morning.

Man unhurt after unauthorized ride on ramp of swing bridge in Victoria

VICTORIA — A Victoria-area pedestrian is unhurt after taking an unexpected ride on the ramp of the city's new Johnson Street swing bridge as it was being raised to allow a barge to pass. Const.
Allstate loses bid to sue whistleblower who alleged policy discrimination

Allstate loses bid to sue whistleblower who alleged policy discrimination

TORONTO — An insurance company was trying to stifle criticism when it sued a former employee who alleged the corporation was discriminating against visible minority drivers, an Ontario court has found.

Violin teacher who measured girls' breasts convicted of sexual assault on appeal

A former violin teacher who measured his teenage students' bare breasts while fitting them for shoulder rests has been convicted on more than two dozen sexual and indecent assault charges after Ontario's top court found it was not necessary to prove
Canada launches multibillion-dollar bidding process for 88 new fighter jets

Canada launches multibillion-dollar bidding process for 88 new fighter jets

OTTAWA — Canada has formally asked four companies to submit bids to supply a new fleet of state-of-the-art fighter jets, the latest step in the country's almost decade-long quest to upgrade its air force.
As death toll rises, scientists struggle to track massive, elusive right whales

As death toll rises, scientists struggle to track massive, elusive right whales

HALIFAX — They are among the world's largest creatures, but the planet's 400 remaining North Atlantic right whales are remarkably elusive.