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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to appear today at the public inquiry probing the federal government’s decision to invoke emergency powers in response to last winter's weeks-long "Freedom Convoy" protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau says ‘Freedom Convoy’ reminded him of anger during 2021 election campaign

Canada’s Governor General was getting “bombarded” with calls from protesters looking to…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to appear today at the public inquiry probing the federal government’s decision to invoke emergency powers in response to last winter's weeks-long "Freedom Convoy" protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Masks are not required indoors when doing fitness activity, says city.
Advocate file photo

Alberta bans masking mandates in schools, guarantees in-person learning

The Alberta government says school boards can’t require students to wear masks…

Masks are not required indoors when doing fitness activity, says city.
Advocate file photo
A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. The Liberals say their proposed definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm applies only to guns that belong on the battlefield.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Liberals, Tories spar over scope of proposed assault-style firearm definition

The Liberals say their proposed definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm applies…

A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. The Liberals say their proposed definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm applies only to guns that belong on the battlefield.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland rises during Question Period on Friday, November 18, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

An economic threat is a national threat, Freeland tells inquiry into Emergencies Act

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland drew a direct link between Canada’s economic and…

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland rises during Question Period on Friday, November 18, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Albertans will get an update today on whether the province is still on track to record a $13-billion surplus in this year’s budget. Finance Minister Travis Toews will roll out results of the second quarter of the 2022-23 fiscal year. Toews shakes hands with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith after he was sworn into cabinet as President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance in Edmonton, on Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta projects $12.3B surplus for budget in latest fiscal update

EDMONTON — Alberta is revising down this year’s budget bottom line as…

Albertans will get an update today on whether the province is still on track to record a $13-billion surplus in this year’s budget. Finance Minister Travis Toews will roll out results of the second quarter of the 2022-23 fiscal year. Toews shakes hands with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith after he was sworn into cabinet as President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance in Edmonton, on Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. RCMP in southern Alberta had an unusual chase this morning after 20 ostriches escaped their pen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mounties in southern Alberta help owner round up ostriches that escaped from a pen

RCMP in southern Alberta had an unusual chase this morning after 20…

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. RCMP in southern Alberta had an unusual chase this morning after 20 ostriches escaped their pen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto Maple Leafs' defenceman Borje Salming is shown in this undated file photo. Salming, who starred for the Toronto Maple Leafs over 16 NHL seasons, has died at 71 after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Staff

Hall of Fame defenceman Borje Salming dead at 71 after battle with ALS

Hall of Fame defenceman Borje Salming, who starred for the Toronto Maple…

Toronto Maple Leafs' defenceman Borje Salming is shown in this undated file photo. Salming, who starred for the Toronto Maple Leafs over 16 NHL seasons, has died at 71 after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Staff
Canada coach John Herdman turned to a Canadian pioneer in former astronaut Chris Hadfield to address his players before Canada's return to the World Cup after a 36-year absence. Canada players pose ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action against Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Herdman looked to former astronaut Chris Hadfield to launch Canada’s World Cup ride

While no slouch as a motivational speaker himself, John Herdman looked for…

Canada coach John Herdman turned to a Canadian pioneer in former astronaut Chris Hadfield to address his players before Canada's return to the World Cup after a 36-year absence. Canada players pose ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action against Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The organization representing Canada's oil and gas drilling sector says it expects more activity in 2023. A pumpjack draws out oil and gas from a well head as the sun sets near Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Oil and gas drilling sector wants federal tax credit to help it decarbonize

The organization representing Canada’s oil and gas drilling sector is asking the…

The organization representing Canada's oil and gas drilling sector says it expects more activity in 2023. A pumpjack draws out oil and gas from a well head as the sun sets near Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Finance minister Travis Toews said Tuesday evening Alberta nurses make 5.6 per cent more on average that in comparative provinces and this costs Alberta about $141 million per year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Alberta to deliver update on whether province still on track for $13B surplus

Albertans are to get an update on whether the province is still…

Finance minister Travis Toews said Tuesday evening Alberta nurses make 5.6 per cent more on average that in comparative provinces and this costs Alberta about $141 million per year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Damage from post-tropical storm Fiona at the wharf in Stanley Bridge, P.E.I. on Sunday September 25, 2022. The federal government's new national adaptation strategy seeks to help Canadians withstand the floods, fires and heat waves climate change is expected to unleash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis

Climate Changed: Adaptation strategy commits funds to fight heat, floods, fires

The federal government has released a climate adaptation strategy that includes $1.6…

Damage from post-tropical storm Fiona at the wharf in Stanley Bridge, P.E.I. on Sunday September 25, 2022. The federal government's new national adaptation strategy seeks to help Canadians withstand the floods, fires and heat waves climate change is expected to unleash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis
Former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz delivers a keynote address to a business conference, Thursday, November 24, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Effect of rate hikes on economy will be more powerful than people think: Poloz

Former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says the effect of interest…

Former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz delivers a keynote address to a business conference, Thursday, November 24, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti rises during Question Period, Monday, November 21, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Solicitor-client privilege on Emergencies Act creates ‘black box,’ inquiry hears

Justice Minister David Lametti repeatedly invoked solicitor-client privilege in his testimony at…

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti rises during Question Period, Monday, November 21, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller participates in a news conference regarding the order from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to compensate Indigenous children and their families, in Ottawa, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Feds file judicial review of $40B Indigenous child-welfare settlement

The federal government is asking a judge to review some aspects of…

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller participates in a news conference regarding the order from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to compensate Indigenous children and their families, in Ottawa, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Economists say provinces peppering the public with cash to deal with soaring prices compounds inflation rather than easing it. Their remarks come a day after Alberta Premier Danielle Smith announced her Inflation Relief Act, which will dole out $600 over six months to families earning less than $180,000 for each child under the age of 18 or senior. Smith is shown in this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 file photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta’s tactic of doling out cash fuels inflation rather than easing it: economists

Provinces peppering the public with cash to deal with soaring prices compounds…

Economists say provinces peppering the public with cash to deal with soaring prices compounds inflation rather than easing it. Their remarks come a day after Alberta Premier Danielle Smith announced her Inflation Relief Act, which will dole out $600 over six months to families earning less than $180,000 for each child under the age of 18 or senior. Smith is shown in this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 file photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at a press conference, in Edmonton, on Monday. Oct. 24, 2022. A federal Liberal cabinet minister from Alberta says he's concerned that the premier is moving forward with her proposed sovereignty act.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Federal cabinet minister from Alberta concerned about proposed sovereignty act

A federal Liberal cabinet minister from Alberta says he’s extremely concerned that…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at a press conference, in Edmonton, on Monday. Oct. 24, 2022. A federal Liberal cabinet minister from Alberta says he's concerned that the premier is moving forward with her proposed sovereignty act.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada forward Alphonso Davies (19) plays the ball in front of Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen (5) during second half Group F World Cup soccer action at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian men push Belgium to the limit but lose 1-0 in return to World Cup

Canada put on a show in its return to the World Cup…

Canada forward Alphonso Davies (19) plays the ball in front of Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen (5) during second half Group F World Cup soccer action at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto's financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Statistics Canada's quarterly report on business' financials found that outlook worsened in the third quarter of 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan

Business outlook worsened in third quarter: Statistics Canada

Business economic outlook worsened in the third quarter as interest rates began…

Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto's financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Statistics Canada's quarterly report on business' financials found that outlook worsened in the third quarter of 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan
A pumpjack draws out oil and gas from a well head as the sun sets near Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world and is the world’s fourth largest oil producer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Oil and gas drilling sector expects activity to pick up in 2023

The organization representing Canada’s oil and gas drilling sector says it expects…

A pumpjack draws out oil and gas from a well head as the sun sets near Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world and is the world’s fourth largest oil producer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Japan's Takuma Asano, left, fight for the ball with Germany's Nico Schlotterbeck, on his way to score his side's second goal during the World Cup group E soccer match between Germany and Japan, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Japan gets 2 late goals to beat Germany 2-1 at World Cup

Another World Cup day, another World Cup shock. Substitutes Ritsu Doan and…

Japan's Takuma Asano, left, fight for the ball with Germany's Nico Schlotterbeck, on his way to score his side's second goal during the World Cup group E soccer match between Germany and Japan, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)