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Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.7 per cent in April to $66.8 billion

Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.7 per cent in April to $66.8 billion

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales rose 0.7 per cent to $66.8 billion in April, helped by higher sales at gasoline stations as well as food and beverage retailers.
Canada lays more sanctions on Haiti gang leaders as violence surges

Canada lays more sanctions on Haiti gang leaders as violence surges

OTTAWA — Canada is imposing economic sanctions on three more people for their involvement in worsening violence in Haiti.
Official bilingualism in Canada a 'myth,' says new poll

Official bilingualism in Canada a 'myth,' says new poll

MONTREAL — A new poll reveals a stark divide between Quebec and the rest of Canada about whether the country should be bilingual.
Judge finds no documentation to support Global News reporting on Han Dong allegations

Judge finds no documentation to support Global News reporting on Han Dong allegations

OTTAWA — An Ontario Superior Court judge has found no documented evidence to support allegations made against former Liberal MP Han Dong in a series of Global News stories last year.
Eby's baby countdown brings B.C. election campaigning forward

Eby's baby countdown brings B.C. election campaigning forward

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's election is four months away, but Premier David Eby staged a campaign event Thursday in Vancouver ahead of what he says is a personal count down — next week's expected birth of his family's third child.
Minister wants B.C. to be model for aquaculture as it moves to containment

Minister wants B.C. to be model for aquaculture as it moves to containment

VANCOUVER — Federal Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier says the country's "strict rules" on banning open-net salmon farming are necessary, since the goal is to make British Columbia "a model" in global aquaculture Lebouthillier said Thursday the
After 27 years as an MP, Liberal John McKay won’t run in next election

After 27 years as an MP, Liberal John McKay won’t run in next election

OTTAWA — Liberal John McKay, who has been an MP since 1997, says he won’t run for office again. The Scarborough—Guildwood MP won his seat in the past nine federal elections.
Pair on no-fly list lose appeal, court sees 'reasonable grounds' for terror concern

Pair on no-fly list lose appeal, court sees 'reasonable grounds' for terror concern

VANCOUVER — The Federal Court of Appeal has thrown out a bid by two men to get off the country's no-fly list after they weren't allowed to board planes in Vancouver in 2018, with the court ruling there were grounds to suspect they would commit terror
Senators approve bill to fight foreign interference after voting down amendment

Senators approve bill to fight foreign interference after voting down amendment

OTTAWA — The Senate has passed a government bill intended to help deter, investigate and punish foreign interference amid concerns the legislation received inadequate scrutiny and could unduly infringe on basic freedoms.
Spy watchdog raps RCMP over application of protocol to avoid complicity in torture

Spy watchdog raps RCMP over application of protocol to avoid complicity in torture

OTTAWA — A federal spy watchdog says a senior RCMP official wrongly considered the importance of a strategic relationship with a foreign organization when deciding whether sharing information posed a risk of torture.