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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Canada Day celebrations at LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, on Friday, July 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

VIDEO: In Canada Day message, Trudeau says Canadian flag represents promise of a better life

“It’s also a promise — a promise of opportunity, a promise of safety for those fleeing violence and war…”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Canada Day celebrations at LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, on Friday, July 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Army reservist James Topp speaks to the crowd during a protest against COVID-19 health measures at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ont. on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Army reservist James Topp speaks to the crowd during a protest against COVID-19 health measures at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ont. on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
FILE - Ralph Reed speaks during a Donald Trump campaign event courting devout conservatives by combining praise, prayer and patriotism, July 23, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga. “When he ran in 2016, he promised that he would appoint conservative and pro-life judges to the federal courts starting with the U.S. Supreme Court. And he kept his word," said Reed, an evangelical leader and chair of the The Faith and Freedom Coalition. "Those in the faith community that felt it was worth taking a chance on Donald Trump in 2016 have been vindicated." (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Trump’s lasting legacy grows as Supreme Court overturns Roe

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden rarely mentions his predecessor by name. But…

FILE - Ralph Reed speaks during a Donald Trump campaign event courting devout conservatives by combining praise, prayer and patriotism, July 23, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga. “When he ran in 2016, he promised that he would appoint conservative and pro-life judges to the federal courts starting with the U.S. Supreme Court. And he kept his word," said Reed, an evangelical leader and chair of the The Faith and Freedom Coalition. "Those in the faith community that felt it was worth taking a chance on Donald Trump in 2016 have been vindicated." (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
The Independence Monument overlooking Kyiv's Maidan Square, Ukraine, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian missiles hit the Ukrainian capital early Sunday, striking…

The Independence Monument overlooking Kyiv's Maidan Square, Ukraine, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
A body is removed from a nightclub in East London, South Africa, Sunday June 26, 2022. South African police are investigating the deaths of at least 20 people at a nightclub in the coastal town of East London early Sunday morning. It is unclear what led to the deaths of the young people, who were reportedly attending a party to celebrate the end of winter school exams. (AP Photo)

At least 20 dead in South African club; cause not yet known

JOHANNESBURG — South African police are investigating the deaths of at least…

A body is removed from a nightclub in East London, South Africa, Sunday June 26, 2022. South African police are investigating the deaths of at least 20 people at a nightclub in the coastal town of East London early Sunday morning. It is unclear what led to the deaths of the young people, who were reportedly attending a party to celebrate the end of winter school exams. (AP Photo)
A procession makes its way out at the end of a mass at the Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage in this undated handout image provided on June 17, 2022, by the Catholic Diocese of Archdiocese of Edmonton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lincoln Ho **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Largest spiritual Indigenous gathering’ to return during Pope’s visit to Alberta

LAC STE. ANNE, Alta. — Rev. Garry LaBoucane remembers going to Wakamne…

A procession makes its way out at the end of a mass at the Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage in this undated handout image provided on June 17, 2022, by the Catholic Diocese of Archdiocese of Edmonton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lincoln Ho **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to questions during the closing news conference at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, Saturday, June 25, 2022. G7 leaders will discuss how to end reliance on Russian oil and "oil and gas in general" in response to the European energy crisis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Climate goals may be at odds with G7 response to fallout from Russian invasion

SCHLOSS ELMAU, GERMANY — G7 leaders opened their summit Sunday with a…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to questions during the closing news conference at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, Saturday, June 25, 2022. G7 leaders will discuss how to end reliance on Russian oil and "oil and gas in general" in response to the European energy crisis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The federal government has tweaked its housing and infrastructure plans in the budget, but held back on an overhaul. Charles Rochfort, left, and Jonathan Grenier work on a home as Quebec lifts the ban on residential construction due to the COVID-19 pandemic Monday April 20, 2020 in Deux-Montagnes, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Quebec homeowners say Ottawa must address decades of erosion caused by ship traffic

VERCHÈRES, Que. — Every year, 100-year-old Angélique Beauchemin watches more of her…

The federal government has tweaked its housing and infrastructure plans in the budget, but held back on an overhaul. Charles Rochfort, left, and Jonathan Grenier work on a home as Quebec lifts the ban on residential construction due to the COVID-19 pandemic Monday April 20, 2020 in Deux-Montagnes, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Lori Ann Mancheese is shown in this undated handout image. Mancheese always wanted a home but the Manitoba First Nations woman’s remains were found in a field outside Winnipeg earlier this month before that dream could be fulfilled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Eugenia Houle   **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘In a crisis’: Deaths of Indigenous women in Winnipeg spark calls for safe housing

Lori Ann Mancheese always wanted a home. But the 53-year-old mother of…

Lori Ann Mancheese is shown in this undated handout image. Mancheese always wanted a home but the Manitoba First Nations woman’s remains were found in a field outside Winnipeg earlier this month before that dream could be fulfilled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Eugenia Houle   **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Indigenous conservation Canada’s way of the future, Guilbeault says

Tanya Ball began her career as a social worker for the Kaska…

Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Jason Klaus (left) and Joshua Frank in a pickup truck before Frank spoke to an undercover RCMP officer he believed was an organized crime boss about the murders of Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus. (Photo contributed by RCMP)

Alberta’s top court reduces parole ineligibilities in three multiple murder cases

CALGARY — Alberta’s top court has reduced the parole eligibilities in three…

Jason Klaus (left) and Joshua Frank in a pickup truck before Frank spoke to an undercover RCMP officer he believed was an organized crime boss about the murders of Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus. (Photo contributed by RCMP)
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. he federal Liberal government has not called their disability benefit legislation for debate before Parliament breaks for summer, despite promised action since 2020 and recent pleas from organizations across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Liberals leave disability benefit bill in limbo as Parliament breaks for summer

“I’m angry. Because nobody should have to live like this because they have a disability”

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. he federal Liberal government has not called their disability benefit legislation for debate before Parliament breaks for summer, despite promised action since 2020 and recent pleas from organizations across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People gather at English Bay Beach amidst a heat wave, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People gather at English Bay Beach amidst a heat wave, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
After more than two years of economic turbulence through the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s workforce participation overall appears quite rosy for women. But experts say the uneven recovery has not uplifted all groups of women equally. (File photo)

Uneven economic recovery does not bring all Canadian women with it: experts

Women did much worse during the pandemic compared to previous recessions

After more than two years of economic turbulence through the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s workforce participation overall appears quite rosy for women. But experts say the uneven recovery has not uplifted all groups of women equally. (File photo)
Joshua Boden, a former Canadian Football League wide receiver, convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend was sentenced to life in prison. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Ex-CFL wide receiver Boden gets life for B.C. murder, no parole chance for 14 years

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia judge has sentenced former Canadian Football League…

Joshua Boden, a former Canadian Football League wide receiver, convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend was sentenced to life in prison. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
Some Afghan-Canadians say they are worried Wednesday’s magnitude 6 earthquake in eastern Afghanistan could heighten the country’s already dire humanitarian crisis. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

‘Heartbreaking’: Afghan-Canadians say earthquake could make humanitarian crisis worse

Some Afghan-Canadians say they are worried Wednesday’s magnitude 6 earthquake in eastern…

Some Afghan-Canadians say they are worried Wednesday’s magnitude 6 earthquake in eastern Afghanistan could heighten the country’s already dire humanitarian crisis. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
There have been no reported grizzly bear sightings near Penhold since two were reported in mid-June. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Parks Canada steps up enforcement after three grizzly bear deaths in three weeks

A third grizzly bear was hit by a transport truck on Highway 16 last week in Jasper National Park

There have been no reported grizzly bear sightings near Penhold since two were reported in mid-June. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. Canadians will need to find alternatives for plastic straws and grocery bags by the end of the year as the federal government puts the final motions in place to ban some single-use plastics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Full ban on six single-use plastics coming by end of 2025: Guilbeault

June 2023 targeted for stopping production and import, and June 2024 to ban their sale

Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. Canadians will need to find alternatives for plastic straws and grocery bags by the end of the year as the federal government puts the final motions in place to ban some single-use plastics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Crown Prince Guillaume is shown in a handout photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS /HO-Maison du Grand-Duc/Sophie Margue **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Luxembourg’s royal family took refuge in Canada during Second World War: crown prince

Prince Guillaume stressed that his family also has close connections with Canada

The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Crown Prince Guillaume is shown in a handout photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS /HO-Maison du Grand-Duc/Sophie Margue **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Cheyenne Stonechild, lead representative plaintiff, speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, on Monday, June 20, 2022. The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class-action lawsuit against the federal government on behalf of off-reserve Indigenous children who were taken from their families and placed in non-Indigenous care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Federal Court approves class-action on behalf of off-reserve Indigenous children

The class-action claim is based on Canada’s duty to protect Indigenous children

Cheyenne Stonechild, lead representative plaintiff, speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, on Monday, June 20, 2022. The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class-action lawsuit against the federal government on behalf of off-reserve Indigenous children who were taken from their families and placed in non-Indigenous care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck