OTTAWA - An evaluation of a federal benefit to help parents take time off work to care for critically ill children says fewer people have used it than expected because they didn't know about it or didn't understand how it worked.
VICTORIA - The British Columbia government's firm position on tougher driver's licence requirements for ride-hailing is a move in the right direction, given the experiences from other jurisdictions, a transportation expert says.
OTTAWA - NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the province of Quebec offers the New Democrats "fertile ground" despite private hand-wringing about its current state ahead of the election.
OTTAWA - The federal government is awarding $1 billion in warship maintenance work to two Canadian shipyards, with a third deal on the way.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A search is underway for four people missing after a float plane crashed into a Labrador lake on Monday, killing three of the occupants.
OTTAWA - The tribunal that adjudicates asylum claims in Canada says it expects cuts to legal-aid funding imposed by the Doug Ford government in Ontario will lead to delays and other disruptions of refugee hearings.
MONTREAL - A 43-year-old cyclist is expected to face charges after allegedly smashing the windows of a Montreal city bus last night.
CRANBROOK, B.C. - A special prosecutor is recommending up to two years in prison for a former polygamous leader in Bountiful, B.C., convicted of removing a child from Canada to marry a member of his fundamentalist sect in the United States.
Regina police say three men and one woman who were brought to Saskatchewan as wildfire evacuees from northern Ontario are facing assault charges.
HALIFAX - A defence lawyer who fought to free Glen Assoun from a wrongful conviction for murder says evidence erased by the Mounties would have helped Assoun win his appeal and spared him eight more nightmarish years in prison.
BELLA BELLA, B.C. - A Texas-based company is scheduled to be sentenced after pleading guilty to a diesel spill from a tug boat that ran aground and sank in a First Nation's fishing territory on British Columbia's central coast.
VANCOUVER - A proposed high-speed rail link connecting Vancouver, Seattle and Portland would cut the travel time between each city to under an hour and dramatically boost the economy of the entire region, a new report concludes.
The Anglican Church of Canada narrowly voted down a proposal to bless same-sex marriage across the denomination, with its newly elected leader acknowledging the disappointment the decision would bring for many.
OTTAWA - The current system for identifying Canadians is inadequate for the digital age, the chief executive of Desjardins Group told MPs in an emergency parliamentary committee meeting Monday grappling with the fallout of a major data breach at his financial-services company.
OTTAWA - Mass-shooting survivor Nathalie Provost has quit the federal firearms advisory committee in frustration, saying she is "extremely disappointed" with the Liberal government's failure to crack down on assault-style rifles.
CALGARY - There was conflicting testimony in court Monday about whether a youth charged in the shooting of a German tourist on an Alberta highway may have acted on his own or was ordered to fire the gun.
OTTAWA - Newly published government figures show fewer asylum-seekers crossing "irregularly" into Canada than last year, although June did see a small increase over other months this year.
CALGARY - An animal welfare group is renewing its call for cruelty charges following the deaths of six horses at this year's Calgary Stampede.
MONTREAL - A sonar-equipped provincial police boat explored a deep reservoir Monday for signs of a missing helicopter carrying a Quebec entrepreneur and his teen son who haven't been heard from since failing to return from a fishing trip last week.
OTTAWA - The Metis National Council is embracing an outside financial audit requested by the federal government, the group's finance minister said Monday.
PETAWAWA, Ont. - President Donald Trump's suggestion that four female members of Congress should go back where they came from if they don't like America wouldn't fly in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.
CLINTON, B.C. - A system of pressurized tubes known as a "salmon cannon" is among the options the British Columbia and federal governments are considering to help fish trapped by a rock slide in the Fraser River.
TORONTO - A convicted hatemonger who maintains his defence lawyer deliberately blew the case will get a rare chance to show why his trial should be reopened, a judge ruled on Monday.
OTTAWA - The Public Health Agency of Canada said Monday it is taking steps to expeditiously address an "administrative matter" at the National Microbiology Laboratory after it advised the Mounties of possible policy breaches.
PETAWAWA, Ont. - Despite President Donald Trump's anti-NATO rhetoric, the "facts on the ground" in Europe show the United States is more supportive of the alliance than before, says NATO's chief.
MONTREAL - Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he was "surprised" and "disappointed" by legal action from Canadian airlines to quash new rules to beef up compensation for passengers subjected to delayed flights and damaged luggage.
MONTREAL - The chief executive of Desjardins Group says it will offer permanent data protection to all its members — and not just those affected by a massive personal data breach reported last month.
OTTAWA - China's foreign ministry says the recent detention of a Canadian citizen by Chinese authorities is linked to drug allegations against foreign teachers.
OTTAWA - Hoping to take power away from the Liberals in this fall's election, the Conservatives are well ahead of the governing party in nominating candidates hoping to win seats in the House of Commons.
OTTAWA - International concern is growing in medical and development circles that the Trudeau government is about to step back from its much-publicized global leadership on eradicating AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
OTTAWA - Canadian inspectors intercepted nearly 900 food products from China over concerns about faulty labels, unmentioned allergens and harmful contaminants that included glass and metal between 2017 and early 2019, according to internal federal records.
MONTREAL - James Duggan, a well-known Montreal lawyer who spent years fighting for the rights of RCMP officers to unionize, was among the three victims of a plane crash that occurred in a remote region of northern Quebec on Friday.
OTTAWA - Some MPs are warning the high-stress, high-stakes environment of politics coupled with relentless work schedules and bouts of politically motivated marathon voting and debating sessions are one day going to kill someone.
MONTREAL - A prominent Montreal-area lawyer was among the three victims of a plane crash that occurred in a remote region of northern Quebec on Friday.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The wrecks of four iron ore carriers felled by German U-boats in 1942 have rested off Newfoundland's Bell Island for decades.
OTTAWA - Canada's border-security agency will soon require all border-security officers working with detained migrants to wear defensive gear that includes batons, pepper spray and bulletproof vests — a policy that is drawing concern over a perceived "criminalization" of asylum seekers.
BANFF, Alta. - Marie-Eve Marchand and Tanealle Shade stand on a grassy knoll in Alberta's Banff National Park hoping to catch a glimpse of the bison herd.
WINNIPEG - Celebrations for Manitoba's 150th birthday next year were almost given the slogans "Revel The Heart" and "Love Your Manitoba, Explore Someone Else's."
VANCOUVER - An industry expert says a public inquiry into British Columbia's record-breaking gasoline prices may increase the public's understanding of a murky market but the provincial government's options for response are limited.
TORONTO - Family and friends of Hodan Nalayeh are remembering the Somali-Canadian journalist killed in a terrorist attack this week for her work redefining the global Somali identity through positive storytelling.
CALGARY - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told Liberal supporters their party is best positioned to get major projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built because it's able to take "difficult compromise positions" between growing the economy and protecting the environment.
MONTREAL - The search for a missing well-known businessman and his teenage son who failed to return from a northern Quebec fishing trip this week extended into a third day Saturday without any sign of the pair.
OTTAWA - Some victims of the federal government's gay purge were so devastated by the experience that even decades later they needed the help of a therapist to fill out forms to receive financial compensation, says the lawyer who led a successful class action.