Politics

Canadians in Spain told to avoid Barcelona tourist area, scene of terror attack

Canadians in Spain are being urged to avoid the Las Ramblas area in Barcelona, where a van has plowed through a crowd in the popular tourist area near the city centre. Global Affairs Canada is also urging Canadians in Spain to let their “loved ones know you are safe.” “Canada condemns today’s terror attack in Barcelona — our hearts, sympathies ...

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Andrew Scheer won’t grant interviews to The Rebel under current ‘editorial direction’

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer won’t grant interviews to Rebel Media if the outlet’s editorial direction remains “as it is,” he said at an event for supporters in British Columbia on Wednesday evening. The website, founded by conservative activist Ezra Levant, has come under fire since last weekend’s rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., culminated in violence and an attack on ...

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Share of anglophones in Quebec declining, not increasing, corrected census figures show

Breaking Statistics Canada had initially reported an unexplainable boom in anglophones in the province By Éric Grenier, CBC News Posted: Aug 17, 2017 8:37 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 17, 2017 8:43 AM ET Éric GrenierPolitics and polls Éric Grenier is a senior writer and the CBC’s polls analyst. He was the founder of ThreeHundredEight.com and has written for The Globe ...

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RCMP says it has intercepted 3,700 asylum seekers crossing illegally into Quebec since Aug. 1

More than 3,700 asylum seekers crossed the border illegally in Quebec during the two weeks spanning Aug. 1 to Aug. 15, the RCMP is reporting. The RCMP is holding a briefing, underway now, with the Canada Border Services Agency and the federal Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. According to CBSA figures, the RCMP also intercepted 2,996 asylum seekers crossing illegally into Quebec ...

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RCMP says it has intercepted 3,800 asylum seekers crossing illegally into Quebec since Aug. 1

More than 3,800 asylum seekers crossed the border illegally in Quebec during the two weeks spanning Aug. 1 to Aug. 15, the RCMP is reporting. The RCMP is holding a briefing, underway now, with the Canada Border Services Agency and the federal Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. According to CBSA figures, the RCMP also intercepted 2,996 asylum seekers crossing illegally into Quebec ...

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U.S. opens NAFTA talks with focus on trade balance — and a deficit of facts

Robert Lighthizer didn’t give a long speech on Wednesday to open the talks to renegotiate NAFTA. But he really didn’t have to. Donald Trump’s choice to get a better trade deal for the United States had only one message, one that comes straight from the president. These talks will not simply be about tweaking, or adding a few upgrades that ...

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Military clergy struggle with directive to report sexual misconduct, documents show

The Canadian military’s marching orders for chaplains who counsel perpetrators or victims of sexual misconduct is causing a crisis of conscience for some clergy, federal documents reveal. A series of morale and welfare reports obtained by CBC News under Access to Information legislation show the issue of pastors being compelled to testify in court has become a matter of increasing unease among ...

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Conservative leader’s free speech pledge wouldn’t apply in U of T nationalist rally case

A pledge by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer to yank federal funding from universities that fail to uphold free speech wouldn’t apply to a decision by the University of Toronto to ban a nationalist rally from campus, his spokesman said Wednesday. “No,” was Jake Enwright’s answer when asked whether the university’s move would risk its federal funding under a Scheer government. ...

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Charlie Angus takes short leave from NDP leadership race after sister’s death

New Timmins-James Bay MP will be back for a French language debate on Aug. 27 in Montreal The Canadian Press Posted: Aug 16, 2017 2:35 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017 2:35 PM ET Related Stories NDP leadership hopeful Charlie Angus is taking a leave from the race following the death of his sister. The longtime New Democrat MP ...

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‘Fundamentally failed’: U.S. vows major overhaul as NAFTA talks formally begin

U.S. President Donald Trump wants a major overhaul of the North American Trade Agreement to improve the deal that has “fundamentally failed” many Americans, U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer said today as renegotiation talks formally kicked off in Washington. Lighthizer set the stage for comprehensive and potentially drawn-out talks, sending a strong message that Trump is seeking fundamental changes to the 23-year-old ...

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