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Canada's Parliament Hill — Algonquin tribe claims ownership

Ottawa - A group of Quebec Algonquins, in an effort to block a treaty between the Algonquins of Ontario and the federal and Ontario governments, has filed a claim for lands in downtown Ottawa, including Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court and Lebreton Flats.

UN to vote on 'too little, too late' Syria ceasefire

New York - The UN General Assembly is set to vote Friday on a draft resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Syria and access for humanitarian aid, a measure one diplomat described as "too little, too late.

Police in Canada to punish drunk-drivers with Nickelback

Kensington - A small town in Canada found a unique way of dealing with drunk drivers. They are going to punish them by making them listen to Nickelback.

Decision on Line 3 and Northern Gateway pipelines delayed

Today was the deadline for the Canadian government to decide on whether Enbridge's Northern Gateway and Line 3 replacement pipelines would move ahead. But the fate of the projects has been delayed, says the Energy Minister.

Canada to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030

The Liberal government intends to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030. The move is part of the government's clean energy strategy.

Spanish taxi driver returns 10,000 euros left in cab

Madrid - A Canadian tourist who left a suitcase containing 10,000 euros ($10,500) in cash in a Barcelona taxi has been reunited with his money thanks to an honest cab driver, police said Sunday.

Trudeau government tables bill that could reduce pension benefits

Ottawa - The Liberal government's Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, tabled a bill this week that would allow Crown corporations and federal private-sector employers to back out of defined-benefit entitlements they agree to.

Trump's election 'won't change' Canada-Cuba ties: Trudeau

Havana - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday reassured his hosts in Havana that the election of Donald Trump as US president "won't change" his country's close ties to the Caribbean island.

Canada's Trudeau visits Cuba to reboot ties

Havana - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Cuba Tuesday to boost ties as a breakthrough in the communist island's US relations hung in the balance following Donald Trump's presidential election win.

Canada, Mexico ready to talk about NAFTA with US

Ottawa - Canada and Mexico agreed Thursday to US President-elect Donald Trump's demand to have a fresh look at their tripartite 22-year-old free trade pact, fearing they could be shut out of the US market.

Canada PM says ready to renegotiate NAFTA with Trump

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday he is willing to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which US President-elect Donald Trump has said he wants to change or scrap.

Ontario proposes basic income of least $1,320 a month

The Canadian province of Ontario is planning to pay a basic income of at least $1,320/month to its citizens. It will be launching a pilot project in a number of communities in the province by Spring 2017.

UN peacekeeper, two civilians killed in Mali attack

Bamako - A peacekeeper from Togo and two Malian civilians were killed in an attack on a military convoy in Mali, rounding off a bloody week for foreign forces stationed there, a UN statement said.

Kidnapped Italians, Canadian freed in Libya

Rome - Two Italians and a Canadian who were kidnapped in the south of conflict-torn Libya in September have been released and flown to Italy "in good health", the Italian government announced Saturday.

New Dutch referendum looms targeting EU-Canada pact

Den Haag - Dutch activists said Saturday they have garnered nearly two-thirds of the signatures needed to force the government to hold a referendum on the new EU-Canada trade pact, in what may prove a fresh setback to the deal.

Kidnapped Italians, Canadian freed in Libya

Rome - Two Italians and a Canadian who were kidnapped in the south of conflict-torn Libya in September have been released and flown to Italy "in good health", the Italian government announced Saturday.

Singer Michael Buble says 3-year-old son has cancer

Buenos Aires - Canadian singer Michael Buble said Friday he is taking a break from his career because his three-year-old son Noah has been diagnosed with cancer.

Carfentanil trade thriving in China despite 400 seizures by U.S.

As the opioid epidemic in the U.S. continues to make headlines and kill people, DEA agents have made over 400 seizures of the illegal, weapons-grade chemical, carfentanil, just since July. Canada has also made several seizures of the powerful chemical.

Challenging jihadist propaganda online eggs on extremists: experts

Quebec City - Challenging online jihadist propaganda with counterarguments or shutting down extremist websites and social media accounts have little impact, and distract from the real threat, according to experts.

Female student killed in Canada school stabbing attack

Montr - A young man stabbed two female students at their high school in western Canada on Tuesday, killing one and wounding the other, who was hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

Canada to lift Romania, Bulgaria visa requirement

Ottawa - Canada will lift a visa requirement for Romanian and Bulgarian travelers at the end of next year and ease some restrictions before then, the government announced Monday.

EU, Canada sign delayed trade deal

Brussels - The EU and Canada finally signed a landmark free trade deal seven years in the making on Sunday, after overcoming last-minute resistance from a small Belgian region that nearly torpedoed the entire agreement.

Canada named Lonely Planet's top travel destination for 2017

Canada, our neighbor to the north has been given the great honor of being named the Number 1 country to visit in 2017 by the world's top-rated travel magazine, Lonely Planet.

'Nothing's simple' Belgium says as signs EU-Canada deal

Brussels - Belgium on Saturday officially signed the landmark EU-Canada trade accord after a drama that saw Belgian regions threaten to torpedo years of negotiations.

National Bank of Canada to slash 600 jobs in shift to digital

The National Bank of Canada has decided to cut 600 jobs and take a $175 million restructuring charge. This comes amid slow economic growth and a changing environment for Canadian banks.

Belgium reaches consensus on EU-Canada free trade deal: PM

Brussels - Belgian political leaders have reached a consensus in support of the landmark EU-Canada trade deal, Prime Minister Charles Michel said Thursday, raising hopes it can be signed soon.

Europe must delay summit on Canada trade pact: EU's Schulz

Frankfurt - Europe must delay a summit this week when EU leaders hoped to sign the hotly-contested CETA free-trade deal with Canada, European Parliament President Martin Schulz told German radio on Tuesday.

Canada seeking to cooperate with Russia in the Arctic

Ottawa - Despite tensions over conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, Russia and the West have maintained a strong working relationship in the Arctic and Canada's new Liberal government is looking to further bolster that cooperation.

Belgium cannot sign off on EU-Canada trade pact

Brussels - Belgium has conceded it cannot sign off on a landmark EU free trade deal with Canada because of continued objections from Wallonia and other regional leaders who rejected a late Monday deadline.

Canada issues nationwide recall of salmon roe due to botulism

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated and broadened a recall of salmon roe for the second time, urging consumers to not eat the salmon eggs because of the possibility of getting botulism.
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Map showing wildfires across Canada as of July 8, 2015.
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Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty
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A black bear rests behind a rock at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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Crystal Lameman is with the Beaver Lake Cree Nation and a campaigner with the Sierra Club.
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Kelowna originated Bend Sinister on telebeam, 125th birthday of Vancouver.
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