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PM Trudeau and U.S. President Trump expected to talk NAFTA in brief G7 chat

TAORMINA, Italy — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting one-on-one with Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Sicily today, where the U.S. president has been clashing with other leaders over climate change and free trade. Trudeau will also have trade on his mind as he grabs a few minutes with the …

Saskatchewan man charged over online threats against prime minister

SASKATOON — A Saskatchewan man is facing charges after online threats were made against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mounties say New Brunswick RCMP notified the National Security Enforcement Section in March about alleged threats on social media, but there was no direct contact between the suspect and Trudeau. The file was linked to Saskatchewan and …

Jordan’s Principle could have prevented Ontario suicides, rights tribunal says

OTTAWA — The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal says the federal government’s failure to fully implement Jordan’s Principle may have contributed to the suicides of two teenagers in Wapekeka First Nation earlier this year. The principle lays out how to proceed when a jurisdictional dispute arises over paying for services to First Nations children, saying the …

Firefighters rescue unexpected visitors during blaze battle in Calgary

Calgary firefighters made an unexpected rescue when they were battling a house fire in the city’s southwest. On Friday afternoon, a passerby called 911 to report smoking coming from a home. Firefighters arrived and started to fight the blaze when one firefighter came across a kitten just outside the side door. The kitten was given …

Pride Winnipeg says police officers welcome at parade, but not in uniform

WINNIPEG — Pride Winnipeg is inviting police officers to march in its annual parade, but not in uniform. The organization tells CTV Winnipeg that officers will be free to represent the police force by wearing WPS-branded clothing or carrying banners, but police cruisers and uniformed officers will not be part of the parade celebrating and …

Alberta sees another credit rating downgrade on rising debt levels

EDMONTON — Alberta’s credit rating has once again been knocked down over concerns of rising debt levels and unbalanced budgets. S&P Global Ratings says it has reduced the province’s rating two notches from AA to A+ on its expectation of continued high deficits in the next two years as Alberta tries to stimulate the economy. …

B.C. political parties very close to reaching deal, Green leader says

VICTORIA — Green Leader Andrew Weaver says he’s very close to making a deal with either the Liberals and the New Democrats on forming a new minority government in British Columbia. He said negotiations between the parties have intensified since Elections BC confirmed the province’s election results earlier this week with the Liberals holding 43 …

Conservative leadership contenders make pitches for votes, and for the party

TORONTO — The last time Conservative party faithful gathered en masse in Toronto it was to hear from former leader and prime minister Stephen Harper. On Friday, they met in the same location, this time to hear from the 13 people vying to replace him. Though voting has been underway for weeks and most ballots …

Alberta Energy Regulator to reconsider Suncor tailings plan it rejected

CALGARY — Alberta’s energy watchdog has agreed to reconsider a plan by Suncor Energy to clean up its tailings ponds so as to take into account new technology the oilsands giant plans to use. The Alberta Energy Regulator in March denied the Calgary-based company’s plan for its Millennium mine. But the regulator said in a …

Quebec resort in town of Charlevoix to host next year’s G7 meetings

OTTAWA — Canada will play host to next year’s meeting of G7 leaders at a remote luxury resort in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, The Canadian Press has learned. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to make the announcement at some point during this year’s G7 meetings, which get underway Friday in Sicily. Caroline Simard, …