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Chiefs want apology for sanitizer slight

WINNIPEG — Canada’s health minister must apologize on behalf of Health Canada for withholding hand sanitizers from flu-stricken reserves because they contained alcohol, one of Manitoba grand chiefs said Tuesday.

Feds appeal Khadr order

OTTAWA — The courts should not force Canada to ask the United States to return Omar Khadr from Guantanamo Bay, federal lawyers argued Tuesday.
Harper, Chinese foreign minister share warm moment

Harper, Chinese foreign minister share warm moment

OTTAWA — If there was a chill in relations between the Conservative government and Beijing before, you’d never know it by the blast of warmth that filled the room as Prime Minister Stephen Harper met Tuesday with the Chinese foreign minister.

Ottawa has no policy to govern hired guns

OTTAWA — Canada has no overall policy or legislation to govern the use of hired guns in war zones, much to the alarm of human-rights groups and opposition parties who say the country has been left dangerously exposed.

Parents whose children were seized praised Hitler, denounced Jews: psychologist

WINNIPEG — Racist slogans and symbols written on the skin of a young girl last year may have been just the “tip of the iceberg” in terms of what she was being taught by her parents, a psychologist testified Tuesday.

Feds appeal court order to bring Khadr home

OTTAWA — The courts should not force Canada to ask the United States to return Omar Khadr from Guantanamo Bay, federal lawyers argued Tuesday.
Terror plot sought to hurt economy

Terror plot sought to hurt economy

A foiled terror plot targeting the Toronto area sought to destabilize the economy by attacking targets including the Toronto Stock Exchange with three truck bombs set off over several days — possibly starting on Sept. 11, a court heard Monday.
Canada briefs - June 23

Canada briefs - June 23

A six-year-old girl from the Toronto area and two Quebecers have increased to 16 the number of Canadians to die after contracting swine flu.
Rookie MPs, including Justin Trudeau, say Parliament needs to change

Rookie MPs, including Justin Trudeau, say Parliament needs to change

OTTAWA — Disturbing. Disappointing. Harmful. Infuriating.

Feds create advisory office

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Jim Flaherty took a major step toward the establishment of a national securities regulator on Monday, creating an advisory office to draft legislation for it.