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Canada to start ratifying new NAFTA next week following U.S. approval: Trudeau

Canada to start ratifying new NAFTA next week following U.S. approval: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will move swiftly next week to formally approve North America's new, long-delayed free trade pact. Trudeau says the government will introduce a motion to apply some of its elements Jan.
Canada, allies push Iran to co-operate on Ukraine plane's black boxes

Canada, allies push Iran to co-operate on Ukraine plane's black boxes

OTTAWA — Canada and its allies are pushing Iran to move the black boxes from the Ukrainian jetliner it shot down to a facility that can quickly download its crucial flight data.
St. John's still digging out and James Dean back to life; In The News for Jan. 21

St. John's still digging out and James Dean back to life; In The News for Jan. 21

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Jan. 21 ... What we are watching in Canada ... ST. JOHN'S, N.L.
New federal climate think tank looking for a road map to zero emissions

New federal climate think tank looking for a road map to zero emissions

OTTAWA — A new climate change think tank funded by the federal government says Canadians should expect to face the harsh realities of a changing climate even under the most aggressive global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Prison service trying to better understand the needs of black offenders

Prison service trying to better understand the needs of black offenders

OTTAWA — Canada's prison service is working to better understand the needs of black offenders, a community whose overrepresentation in federal custody is second only to Indigenous people's.
Meng extradition case back in court for second day on double criminality test

Meng extradition case back in court for second day on double criminality test

VANCOUVER — The second day of a court hearing gets underway today in Vancouver over a request from the United States to extradite an executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges.
Iran has asked for technical help on black boxes in downed plane

Iran has asked for technical help on black boxes in downed plane

Iran needs technical assistance from France and the United States to analyze data from the Ukrainian jetliner that was accidentally shot down, says a preliminary report released by the country's National Aviation Authority on Monday.
Ted Hughes, British Columbia's first conflict watchdog, dies at 92

Ted Hughes, British Columbia's first conflict watchdog, dies at 92

VICTORIA — Ted Hughes, whose reports led to the resignation of a premier and the overhaul of child welfare systems in British Columbia and Manitoba, has died. He was 92. Hughes was B.C.
Failed residential school claim 'appalling,' highlights pattern, Angus says

Failed residential school claim 'appalling,' highlights pattern, Angus says

OTTAWA — A woman who alleges she was raped at age 15 while being transported to a residential school has had her settlement claim rejected for a fourth time — a case New Democrat MP Charlie Angus says highlights major gaps in the settlement agreement
Quebec minister says reform needed after people line up for days to sponsor refugees

Quebec minister says reform needed after people line up for days to sponsor refugees

MONTREAL — Quebec's immigration minister has acknowledged the province's system to sponsor refugees needs reform after hundreds of people camped out in his department's Montreal offices over the weekend, hoping to claim one of the few available appli