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Trudeau vows to stand firm against 'increasingly assertive' China

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will seek dialogue with China but won't back down in its defence of Canadians against what he calls an increasingly assertive global power.

Cases against two St. Mike's students accused in alleged sex assaults concluded

TORONTO — The cases against two students accused in alleged sex assaults at a private Toronto school have concluded. Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General will not say, however, what the outcomes of the cases against the St.
Hotter, larger fires turning boreal forest into carbon source: research

Hotter, larger fires turning boreal forest into carbon source: research

Research suggests that bigger, hotter wildfires are turning Canada's vast boreal forest into a source of climate-changing greenhouse gases.

Three confirmed dead in fiery Alberta crash as crews work to clear scene

CEREAL, Alta. — RCMP say three people have been confirmed dead at the scene of a fiery crash on a southeastern Alberta highway.
Ethics commissioner ready to testify to committee today: NDP critic

Ethics commissioner ready to testify to committee today: NDP critic

OTTAWA — Ethics commissioner Mario Dion could testify to a parliamentary committee as early as Wednesday afternoon about his findings on the prime minister's breach of the Conflict of Interest Act, the NDP's Charlie Angus says.
Liberals unhurt, Tories not helped by scathing SNC-Lavalin report: Poll

Liberals unhurt, Tories not helped by scathing SNC-Lavalin report: Poll

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests a scathing ethics report on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair hasn't so far hurt the Liberals' chances of re-election this fall — and it hasn't helped the Conservatives.

Ontario government releases updated sexual-education curriculum

TORONTO — The Ontario government has released the new sexual-education curriculum, replacing a much-criticized teaching plan brought in after the Progressive Conservatives took power last year.
In the news today, Aug. 21

In the news today, Aug. 21

Four stories in the news for Wednesday, Aug.
'What our ancestors meant:' Canada, First Nations create new park reserve

'What our ancestors meant:' Canada, First Nations create new park reserve

LUTSEL K'E, N.W.T. — A deal on a vast new national park reserve in the North is being called a model for future relationships between First Nations and Canada.

Country music star George Canyon to run for Tories in Nova Scotia

OTTAWA — One of Nova Scotia's best-known country music stars is walking on to the political stage. George Canyon has announced he's running as a Conservative candidate in the riding of Central Nova in the upcoming federal election.