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    Rude officers, seized items and touchy pat downs top CATSA complaints list

    Rude officers, seized items and touchy pat downs top CATSA complaints list


    Out of hundreds of complaints filed against Canada's airport security officers last year the most common irritants were against "power pushing” officers with a "bastardized approach to customer...

    Out of hundreds of complaints filed against Canada's airport security officers last year the most common irritants were against "power pushing” officers with a "bastardized approach to customer service."

    PC Leader Doug Ford hammered over allegations stolen data helped boost campaign

    PC Leader Doug Ford hammered over allegations stolen data helped boost campaign


    The rookie leader of Ontario's poll-leading Progressive Conservatives came under concerted attack on Saturday over allegations his candidates for next month's election might have used stolen data to further their...

    The rookie leader of Ontario's poll-leading Progressive Conservatives came under concerted attack on Saturday over allegations his candidates for next month's election might have used stolen data to further their cause.

    Craft cannabis growers in B.C. sound alarm over survival of sector

    Craft cannabis growers in B.C. sound alarm over survival of sector


    Five groups representing small pot growers and sellers delivered an open letter on Friday to federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and her B.C. counterpart David Eby. The letter urges immediate action from both ministers ahead of...

    Five groups representing small pot growers and sellers delivered an open letter on Friday to federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and her B.C. counterpart David Eby. The letter urges immediate action from both ministers ahead of legalization.

    Far-right groups, counter-protesters rally over asylum seekers at Canada-U.S. border

    Far-right groups, counter-protesters rally over asylum seekers at Canada-U.S. border


    Duelling protests were held on Saturday at a major Quebec-New York border crossing near an unofficial port of entry where many asylum seekers make their way into...

    Duelling protests were held on Saturday at a major Quebec-New York border crossing near an unofficial port of entry where many asylum seekers make their way into Canada.

    Did former Canadian ISIS member lie to the New York Times or to CBC News?

    Did former Canadian ISIS member lie to the New York Times or to CBC News?


    Contradictory stories from a Canadian man about his time with ISIS in Syria raise questions about whether what he’s told two major media organizations about his role in killings overseas is true, and what should be done about...

    Contradictory stories from a Canadian man about his time with ISIS in Syria raise questions about whether what he’s told two major media organizations about his role in killings overseas is true, and what should be done about it?

    Ottawa confirms B.C.'s pipeline court case counts as a political delay that could cost taxpayers

    Ottawa confirms B.C.'s pipeline court case counts as a political delay that could cost taxpayers


    The federal government confirmed Friday that B.C.'s use of the courts to fight the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion constitutes the kind of political delay that could trigger taxpayer-funded compensation for the...

    The federal government confirmed Friday that B.C.'s use of the courts to fight the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion constitutes the kind of political delay that could trigger taxpayer-funded compensation for the builder.

    As Britain reveals its first-ever cyberattack against ISIS, experts ask if Canada will be as open

    As Britain reveals its first-ever cyberattack against ISIS, experts ask if Canada will be as open


    This spring in Britain the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) revealed that Britain had launched its first-ever military-style cyber campaign against the Islamic State. But will Canada make similar announcements in the days to...

    This spring in Britain the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) revealed that Britain had launched its first-ever military-style cyber campaign against the Islamic State. But will Canada make similar announcements in the days to come?

    Doug Ford is a populist, but it's not yet clear what kind

    Doug Ford is a populist, but it's not yet clear what kind


    There's a rich history of Canadian populists, and Doug Ford certainly falls into that category. The big question, however, is what kind of populist would he be in the premier's...

    There's a rich history of Canadian populists, and Doug Ford certainly falls into that category. The big question, however, is what kind of populist would he be in the premier's office?

    Canadian ISIS fighter at heart of NYT podcast says RCMP gave him a lie detector test

    Canadian ISIS fighter at heart of NYT podcast says RCMP gave him a lie detector test


    A former Canadian ISIS fighter now living in Toronto has told CBC News that the RCMP questioned him and administered a lie detector test following the release of a New York Times podcast in which he confesses to carrying out two...

    A former Canadian ISIS fighter now living in Toronto has told CBC News that the RCMP questioned him and administered a lie detector test following the release of a New York Times podcast in which he confesses to carrying out two executions.

    In a reversal, ethics commissioner to investigate LeBlanc for lucrative Arctic surf clams deal

    In a reversal, ethics commissioner to investigate LeBlanc for lucrative Arctic surf clams deal


    Ethics commissioner Mario Dion has launched an investigation of Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc's decision to award a lucrative licence for the Arctic surf clam fishery to a group that has both familial and federal Liberal ties, reversing a decision...

    Ethics commissioner Mario Dion has launched an investigation of Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc's decision to award a lucrative licence for the Arctic surf clam fishery to a group that has both familial and federal Liberal ties, reversing a decision he made earlier this month to pass on such a probe, CBC News has learned.

    Nigeria to help bust 'myths' about illegal border crossings into Canada

    Nigeria to help bust 'myths' about illegal border crossings into Canada


    Nigeria has given assurances it will help dispel myths that illegally crossing from the U.S. is a shortcut to Canada and will issue travel documents to facilitate the removal of unsuccessful asylum seekers. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen recently met...

    Nigeria has given assurances it will help dispel myths that illegally crossing from the U.S. is a shortcut to Canada and will issue travel documents to facilitate the removal of unsuccessful asylum seekers. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen recently met with senior officials in Nigeria.

    'Nowhere near close:' U.S. rebuffs Trudeau hope for quick NAFTA deal

    'Nowhere near close:' U.S. rebuffs Trudeau hope for quick NAFTA deal


    The United States declared the NAFTA countries were nowhere close to a deal, in a statement Thursday designed to douse expectations that an agreement might be just a few minor adjustments...

    The United States declared the NAFTA countries were nowhere close to a deal, in a statement Thursday designed to douse expectations that an agreement might be just a few minor adjustments away.

    Environmentalists taking federal watchdog to court over diplomats' actions in Mexican mining dispute

    Environmentalists taking federal watchdog to court over diplomats' actions in Mexican mining dispute


    Mining Watch Canada and a collection of Mexican groups and individuals, backed by two law schools, want a court to order Public Sector Integrity Commissioner Joe Friday to investigate of the actions of Canadian diplomats in Mexico around the murder of...

    Mining Watch Canada and a collection of Mexican groups and individuals, backed by two law schools, want a court to order Public Sector Integrity Commissioner Joe Friday to investigate of the actions of Canadian diplomats in Mexico around the murder of environmental activist Mariano Abarca in 2009.

    Between Trump, Iran and North Korea, Canada's G7 has a high potential for chaos

    Between Trump, Iran and North Korea, Canada's G7 has a high potential for chaos


    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carefully-planned agenda for next month’s G7 summit has taken one hit already from Donald Trump. It appears the U.S. president is about to deliver...

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carefully-planned agenda for next month’s G7 summit has taken one hit already from Donald Trump. It appears the U.S. president is about to deliver another.

    Former SNC-Lavalin executive charged in illegal political donations scheme

    Former SNC-Lavalin executive charged in illegal political donations scheme


    Normand Morin, a former vice-president of SNC-Lavalin, has been charged with soliciting illegal campaign donations from the firm's employees and reimbursing them from company...

    Normand Morin, a former vice-president of SNC-Lavalin, has been charged with soliciting illegal campaign donations from the firm's employees and reimbursing them from company coffers.

    Trudeau says a NAFTA deal is getting hung up on Washington's demand for a sunset clause

    Trudeau says a NAFTA deal is getting hung up on Washington's demand for a sunset clause


    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the three countries party to the NAFTA trade pact haven't signed off on a new agreement because of one significant sticking point: the American side's demand for a sunset...

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the three countries party to the NAFTA trade pact haven't signed off on a new agreement because of one significant sticking point: the American side's demand for a sunset clause.

    Ex-Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown writing a book about his political 'assassination'

    Ex-Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown writing a book about his political 'assassination'


    Patrick Brown says he sees himself as the victim of a wicked plot to end his political career — and he intends to shed light on the circumstances behind it in a new...

    Patrick Brown says he sees himself as the victim of a wicked plot to end his political career — and he intends to shed light on the circumstances behind it in a new book.

    On Trans Mountain, Trudeau prepares to put public money where his mouth is

    On Trans Mountain, Trudeau prepares to put public money where his mouth is


    The Liberal government offered this week to compensate Kinder Morgan for any losses related to political opposition to the Trans Mountain project — but Justin Trudeau effectively bought us a piece of the pipeline five years...

    The Liberal government offered this week to compensate Kinder Morgan for any losses related to political opposition to the Trans Mountain project — but Justin Trudeau effectively bought us a piece of the pipeline five years ago.

    'Hell on earth': May leans on Liberals to denounce Australia's policy on asylum-seekers

    'Hell on earth': May leans on Liberals to denounce Australia's policy on asylum-seekers


    Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says Canada should take diplomatic steps to denounce Australia's hardline refugee policies, calling the country's offshore detention practices...

    Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says Canada should take diplomatic steps to denounce Australia's hardline refugee policies, calling the country's offshore detention practices "appalling."