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Maxime Bernier, Peoples' Party of Canada founder, handily holds on to leadership

Maxime Bernier, Peoples' Party of Canada founder, handily holds on to leadership

OTTAWA — Maxime Bernier has easily held on to the leadership of the party he founded. Almost 96 per cent of votes cast in a leadership review were in favour of Bernier staying at the helm of the People's Party of Canada. Voting started Nov.
Former national chief remains hopeful before second trip to Vatican

Former national chief remains hopeful before second trip to Vatican

Phil Fontaine is hopeful.
Ombud says veterans struggling needlessly as Ottawa ignores her recommendations

Ombud says veterans struggling needlessly as Ottawa ignores her recommendations

OTTAWA — The veterans’ ombud says many ill and injured ex-soldiers and their families are needlessly fighting for access to federal support and services because the government is refusing to act on a growing number of recommendations from her office.

Ontario player wins Saturday's $8.8 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — A ticket holder in Ontario won Saturday's $8.8 million Lotto 649 jackpot. The draw's guaranteed $1 million prizes was also won by a lottery player in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Dec.
Polytechnique anniversary comes as Quebec mourns spate of domestic violence killings

Polytechnique anniversary comes as Quebec mourns spate of domestic violence killings

MONTREAL — Thirty-two years after a gunman motivated by a hatred of feminists opened fire on campus, killing 14 women and injuring others, the list of women killed by male violence in Quebec continues to grow.
Ottawa announces $14.7 million to fight aquatic invasive species in mountain parks

Ottawa announces $14.7 million to fight aquatic invasive species in mountain parks

BANFF, Alta. — The federal government is committing funds to fight aquatic invasive species in five mountain national parks in Alberta and British Columbia, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault announced Saturday.
'I knew the challenges': Lethbridge police chief aware of problems before taking job

'I knew the challenges': Lethbridge police chief aware of problems before taking job

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — It's been a particularly tough year for the police chief of Alberta's third-largest city But Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh says he was fully aware of the problems before he took the top job in July 2020.
Quebec provincial police will train officers to deal with people in mental crisis

Quebec provincial police will train officers to deal with people in mental crisis

MONTREAL — Quebec's provincial police will introduce mandatory training next year aimed at changing officers' responses to people in mental distress and reducing the number of interventions that end fatally.
'Exciting opportunity' for ministers of housing, mental health to join forces: Expert

'Exciting opportunity' for ministers of housing, mental health to join forces: Expert

OTTAWA — There is an "exciting opportunity" for the new housing minister and mental health and addictions minister to work together at the intersection of homelessness and mental health, says an expert. Dr.

No winning ticket for Friday's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $50 million jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max draw. The draw's two Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each also went unclaimed. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Dec.