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'Historic' law recognizing Haida Aboriginal title introduced in B.C. legislature

'Historic' law recognizing Haida Aboriginal title introduced in B.C. legislature

VICTORIA — The B.C. government says legislation formally recognizing the Haida Nation's Aboriginal title over the archipelago of Haida Gwaii was introduced in the legislature Monday.
Ottawa police investigating chant on Parliament Hill glorifying Oct. 7 Hamas attack

Ottawa police investigating chant on Parliament Hill glorifying Oct. 7 Hamas attack

OTTAWA — It can sometimes be difficult to discern what constitutes a hate crime, Ottawa's police chief acknowledged Monday as he confirmed his department is investigating a pro-Palestinian protest over the weekend on Parliament Hill.
Singh noncommittal on keeping scheduled increases to Liberals' carbon price in place

Singh noncommittal on keeping scheduled increases to Liberals' carbon price in place

COQUITLAM, B.C. — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is raising eyebrows anew over his carbon pricing stance, refusing to say Monday whether or not he would keep scheduled increases in place if he becomes prime minister.
Labour minister announces inquiry into costly 2023 port strike in B.C.

Labour minister announces inquiry into costly 2023 port strike in B.C.

GATINEAU, Que. — Federal Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan says he has appointed an Industrial Inquiry Commission to dig deeper into the underlying causes of B.C.'s port strike last summer.
Canada to force plastic makers to report how much they make, reuse and recycle

Canada to force plastic makers to report how much they make, reuse and recycle

OTTAWA — Canada is creating a national registry to track plastic production and pollution, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Monday, with Ottawa set to host another round of negotiations toward a global treaty to end plastic waste.
Ottawa should engage more with the four million Canadians living abroad: senator

Ottawa should engage more with the four million Canadians living abroad: senator

OTTAWA — A senator is calling on Ottawa to see the four million Canadian citizens living abroad as more than just people to evacuate in times of crisis.
'Trees going up like Roman candles' as fire season starts early in B.C., Alberta

'Trees going up like Roman candles' as fire season starts early in B.C., Alberta

Both the Endako and Burgess Creek wildfires are believed to have been caused by human activity.
Consciousness a 'realistic possibility' in birds, fish, squid and bees, scholars say

Consciousness a 'realistic possibility' in birds, fish, squid and bees, scholars say

The New York Declaration on Animal Consciousness says there is "at least a realistic possibility" that all vertebrates and many invertebrates have conscious experience.
Some Jewish Canadians say this Passover comes with solemnity and complex emotions

Some Jewish Canadians say this Passover comes with solemnity and complex emotions

HALIFAX — As Jewish Canadians prepared for the beginning of Passover Monday, some said this year's celebrations come with complex emotions and added solemnity amid violence in Gaza and a rise in antisemitic incidents in Canada.
Ex-RCMP officer charged in Quebec with foreign interference seeks to quash charges

Ex-RCMP officer charged in Quebec with foreign interference seeks to quash charges

LONGUEUIL, Que. — A retired RCMP officer charged with helping China conduct foreign interference asked a Quebec court judge on Monday to quash an indictment against him because it was filed in the wrong province.