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Mike Pompeo: Canada’s Claim To Northwest Passage ‘Illegitimate’

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OTTAWA — Canada’s claim over the Northwest Passage is “illegitimate,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday in a major speech to the Arctic Council that Canadian experts called both provocative and frequently inaccurate. Pompeo offered his characterization during a wide-ranging speech in Finland in which he also warned against China’s increased Arctic presence, […]

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Green Party's Paul Manly Wins Nanaimo-Ladysmith Byelection

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NANAIMO, B.C. — British Columbia voters sent a message that Canadians are deeply concerned about the environment and climate issues will be at the forefront in October’s federal election campaign, jubilant Green party supporters said Monday night. Voters in Nanaimo elected Paul Manly of the Greens as their new member of Parliament, barely six months […]

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Human-Made Noise Endangering East Coast Whales: Canadian Scientists

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HALIFAX — Canadian scientists say human-made sounds in the ocean are a key factor contributing to the threatened status of three types of whales off the east coast. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada released its findings today on the sei whale, fin whale and Sowerby’s beaked whale following a gathering […]

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Climate Plan Infighting May Hurt EU Trade Deal, McKenna Says

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OTTAWA — Canadian dithering about climate action could put France’s support for the Canada-Europe free trade agreement at risk, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says. McKenna left for France on Friday, bound for a G7 nation environment ministers’ meeting where protecting nature and weaning the world off its plastics habit are the key items on the […]

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Sen. Yvonne Boyer Demands Crisis Line For Victims Of Coerced Sterilization

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OTTAWA — The federal government should immediately fund a crisis line for victims of coerced and forced sterilizations to ensure traumatized women can get assistance, says Ontario Sen. Yvonne Boyer, adding an outside organization must run it. Boyer said her Senate office has received numerous calls and e-mails from victims who have suffered unwanted tubal […]

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Canadian Cannabis Retailers Struggling With Shortage Of CBD Extract

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VANCOUVER — Retailers across Canada are struggling with a shortage of all cannabis, but there’s one product they’re especially desperate to keep on shelves: cannabidiol or CBD, a non-intoxicating extract vaunted for its purported health benefits. The extract, most commonly sold as oil, has been promoted as a natural cure for pain, anxiety and insomnia, […]