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Refugee advocates worry Canada will push U.S. for border crackdown

On the eve of the U.S. homeland security secretary’s visit to Canada, refugee advocates worry Ottawa could ask the Americans to beef up border enforcement to curb the flow of asylum-seekers coming into the country. The surge of illegal crossings in recent months is expected to be a key issue on the agenda between Public…

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on International Women’s Day

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day:

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StatsCan on Canada’s gender pay gap: Women earn 87¢ to men’s $1

Canadian women earned 87 cents an hour for every dollar made by men in 2015, according to new Statistics Canada data released Wednesday to mark International Women’s Day.

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Trudeau tells EU: the world needs you

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised the European Union on Thursday as an unprecedented model for peaceful cooperation, in a speech to EU lawmakers that contrasted sharply with the critical stance of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Refugees fleeing into Canada from the United States

Reuters photographer Christinne Muschi recently spent time at the end of a small country road in Hemmingford, Quebec, that dead-ends at the U.S.-Canada border, just across from another dead-end road near Champlain, New York.

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Canada will make new investments in defence, Sajjan says after NATO meeting

Canada expects to make significant new investments in defence following the forthcoming release of its defence policy review, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Thursday as he met with NATO leaders in Brussels.

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Anonymous donor pledges $380K for suicide prevention plan in Wapekeka First Nation after 2 girls die

An anonymous donor is pledging $380,000 for a plan to prevent more young people from dying by suicide on Wapekeka First Nation in northern Ontario, after Health Canada denied funding last summer.

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Trudeau Asked About Health of Indigenous Peoples at Saskatoon Town Hall

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued his town hall tour of Canada with a meeting in Saskatoon Wednesday that covered a range of topics, from carbon emissions to mental health and the concerns of Indigenous people.

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Jury Declares 3 of 4 Accused of Smuggling Tamil Migrants Into Canada Not Guilty

Three of the four men accused of bringing hundreds of Tamil migrants into Canada illegally have been found not guilty by a jury in B.C. Supreme Court.

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Ku Klux Klan Pamphlets Distributed in Fraser Valley

For the second time in three months, plastic bags containing Ku Klux Klan literature have been distributed to homes in east Abbotsford.

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Ethics Commisioner Launches Investigation into PM Trudeau’s Vacation

Canada’s ethics commissioner has launched an investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s family vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island home in the Bahamas. In a letter to Conservative ethics critic Blain Calkins that is stamped “Confidential” and was obtained by CBC News, Mary Dawson said she is “satisfied” the issues he has raised about Trudeau’s travel meet the…

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15-Year-Old Girl Found Safe After Alleged Abduction

The father of a teen girl found in Toronto following a reported abduction said her family is “relieved” to know she’s safe. He also told media on Monday that she has gone missing before and has been hanging out with the “wrong people,” including what could be a prostitution ring. CBC Toronto is not revealing her…

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