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What's the president of the Privy Council do? Five things about the new cabinet

What's the president of the Privy Council do? Five things about the new cabinet

OTTAWA — Five things to note about the new federal cabinet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Wednesday: He has a deputy prime minister Besides being intergovernmental-affairs minister, in charge of dealing with Canada's restive provincial premiers,
Reaction and quotes about the new Liberal cabinet

Reaction and quotes about the new Liberal cabinet

OTTAWA — What newsmakers said about the new federal cabinet sworn in Wednesday: "We recognize that this Parliament will be one in which collaboration, in which working with a broad range of parties and indeed stakeholders across the country, is going
Canadian class action proposed over alleged carcinogenic herbicide

Canadian class action proposed over alleged carcinogenic herbicide

TORONTO — Lawyers for a group of Canadians affected by cancer they blame on exposure to a weed killer have filed three proposed class-action lawsuits against the product's manufacturer, alleging Bayer and Monsanto knowingly endangered lives.
Canada casts controversial vote at UN for Palestinian self-determination

Canada casts controversial vote at UN for Palestinian self-determination

OTTAWA — Canada has affirmed it does not share the Trump administration's view that Israel's settlements in the West Bank are legal under international law, casting a vote supporting Palestinian self-determination at the United Nations.
Trudeau unveils new cabinet aimed at pushing priorities, soothing tensions

Trudeau unveils new cabinet aimed at pushing priorities, soothing tensions

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau unveiled a larger cabinet on Wednesday that aims to advance Liberal campaign promises to tackle climate change and promote middle-class prosperity, while attempting to soothe regional tensions worsened by last month's election
New Ottawa police chief vows vigilance on racial bias, discrimination

New Ottawa police chief vows vigilance on racial bias, discrimination

OTTAWA — New traffic-stop data and the results of a diversity audit show more steps are needed to ensure bias-free law enforcement in the nation's capital, Ottawa police Chief Peter Sloly says.

New four-year program aims to keep Toronto kids out of foster care

TORONTO — A new program that aims to change how the child welfare system operates has launched in Toronto, and organizers say they hope the results will convince the Ontario government to implement it across the province.
The Latest: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils members of his new cabinet

The Latest: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils members of his new cabinet

OTTAWA — The latest on the unveiling and swearing-in of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet. All times Eastern. 4:20 p.m.
Quebec auditor general says youth protection delays increase risk

Quebec auditor general says youth protection delays increase risk

QUEBEC — Children in Quebec aren't able to get prompt help from the province's youth protection agency and those delays could threaten their safety, the province's auditor general said Wednesday.
Attorney General Lametti swears new oath in wake of SNC-Lavalin affair

Attorney General Lametti swears new oath in wake of SNC-Lavalin affair

OTTAWA — The swearing-in ceremony for members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet had a new element added Wednesday: a revamped oath for the attorney general and justice minister.