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Military hopes for post-Norman stability as new army commander installed

Military hopes for post-Norman stability as new army commander installed

OTTAWA — The Canadian Army is receiving a new commander as the military tries to turn the page on years upheaval caused by the failed prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. Cannons boomed and soldiers marched as Lt.-Gen.

Ethics committee to decide whether to dig deeper into SNC-Lavalin report

OTTAWA — A handful of MPs will be back on Parliament Hill on Wednesday to decide whether to dig more deeply into the federal ethics watchdog's scathing report on how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau handled the SNC-Lavalin affair.
Grassy Narrows chief, NDP candidate urges Ottawa to talk turkey on mercury

Grassy Narrows chief, NDP candidate urges Ottawa to talk turkey on mercury

OTTAWA — The chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation, an NDP candidate in this fall's federal election, wants to sit down with Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan to hammer out an agreement on a long-promised treatment facility for mercury poiso
Military investigating Winnipeg reservist for participating in hate group

Military investigating Winnipeg reservist for participating in hate group

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Armed Forces says it is investigating a reserve member in Winnipeg for allegedly participating in a hate group. A statement says Master Cpl.

Workers escorted away during Canada Border Services at Vancouver horse track

VANCOUVER — Several people have been removed form a Vancouver horse racing track as part of an investigation by the Canadian Border Services Agency.
Scheer promises EI tax credit for new parents if Conservatives form government

Scheer promises EI tax credit for new parents if Conservatives form government

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising to provide a tax credit for new parents receiving federal benefits.
Liberals granting more leeway to would-be Venezuelan immigrants, refugees

Liberals granting more leeway to would-be Venezuelan immigrants, refugees

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are easing immigration and refugee rules for Venezuelans amid the deepening political and economic crisis in that country.
In the news today, Aug. 20

In the news today, Aug. 20

Four stories in the news for Tuesday, Aug.

Ride-hailing policies set in B.C., board chair says taxi industry dissatisfied

VICTORIA — New policies for ride-hailing services in British Columbia will allow companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate a limitless number of vehicles beyond geographical boundaries that are in place for the taxi industry.

City of Saskatoon may get back stolen $1M after scam traced to bank accounts

SASKATOON — The City of Saskatoon may be getting back most of the $1 million it mistakenly sent an online fraudster.
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