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'Mexico, US, Canada trade talks continue in Washington

WASHINGTON — Mexico’s top trade negotiator wrapped up an 11-hour meeting with his U.S. counterpart Friday night, saying they had not finalized a new trade agreement for Mexico, United States and Canada. As he left the office of U.S.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $21 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $21 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Dec. 10 will be approximately $26 million. The Canadian Press
B.C. treaty commissioner expects UNDRIP bill to speed treaty talks, more deals

B.C. treaty commissioner expects UNDRIP bill to speed treaty talks, more deals

VICTORIA — The often bumpy and slow path toward treaty making in British Columbia has a new tool that can help glide over major obstacles and potentially help produce more than three dozen agreements near completion, says Treaty Commissioner Celeste
Man accused in toddler son's death inept parent, not murderer: defence

Man accused in toddler son's death inept parent, not murderer: defence

EDMONTON — A defence lawyer says a man who is accused of killing his 19-month-old son and leaving him outside an Edmonton church was an inept parent, but not a murderer.
'Things haven't changed enough.' Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

'Things haven't changed enough.' Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

MONTREAL — There were promises to end violence against women and solemn reflection Friday as ceremonies were held to honour the 14 victims of the Dec. 6, 1989, anti-feminist attack at Montreal's Ecole polytechnique.

'It's devastating:' Five dead, including children, in Alberta house fire

ROCHFORT BRIDGE, Alta. — Two adults and three children died in a house fire northwest of Edmonton, RCMP said Friday.
Scheer isolated as lone champion of energy sector, foe of carbon tax

Scheer isolated as lone champion of energy sector, foe of carbon tax

OTTAWA — Canada's new minority Parliament got down to work Friday with Andrew Scheer staking out the Conservatives' ground as the only party that will unabashedly support the energy sector and never relent on its opposition to carbon taxes.
Kenney to meet Trudeau next week, discuss pipelines and equalization

Kenney to meet Trudeau next week, discuss pipelines and equalization

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are to hold their first face-to-face meeting since the federal election.

Montreal police arrest man alleged to have praised Polytechnique killer on blog

MONTREAL — A blogger who allegedly glorified the gunman behind Montreal's 1989 Ecole polytechnique massacre was arrested on the eve of the attack's 30th anniversary.
Feds approve Alberta's carbon tax on big industrial emitters

Feds approve Alberta's carbon tax on big industrial emitters

OTTAWA — The federal government is giving the Alberta government a passing grade for its industrial carbon tax, avoiding at least one showdown with the province over climate change.