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Sen. Mike Duffy loses appeal over lawsuit seeking damages from Senate

Sen. Mike Duffy has lost his bid to overturn a court decision blocking him from suing the Senate for millions of dollars over his suspension without pay. 

First Nations say salmon allocation decision shows systemic racism at DFO

Sports and commercial troll fishers are given more rights to fish in the waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island, a Nuu-chah-nulth spokesperson says.

Sen. Murray Sinclair joins legal firm to mentor lawyers in Indigenous law

The former chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, who was also the first Indigenous judge appointed in Manitoba, is joining Cochrane Saxberg LLP, Manitoba's largest Indigenous law firm.

Trudeau says he didn't see WE deal as a conflict, but knew there would be 'perception issues'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he knew there would be problems with perception over having WE Charity run a $900-million student-volunteer program, but he believed there was no conflict of interest because his family would not benefit. 

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, Amnesty, sex worker advocates say

Canada's sex work laws are creating undue harm and contribute to human rights violations during COVID-19, sex workers and human rights advocates say, which is why they're now pushing Ottawa to stop enforcing them.

Peter MacKay campaign dismisses O'Toole team's theft allegation

Tension between the two perceived front-runners of the Conservative leadership contest reached a fever pitch this weekend with Erin O'Toole's campaign accusing leadership rival Peter MacKay of stealing confidential campaign data — charges MacKay's team is dismissing as a preposterous political ploy.

Liberals vow to keep negotiating after opposition rejects COVID-19 aid bill

The non-partisan spirit that has allowed Parliament to swiftly pass emergency legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic evaporated Wednesday, with opposition parties refusing to give unanimous consent to the Trudeau government's latest bill. 

Opposition parties call on Liberals to restore human-trafficking victims fund

Members of Parliament from every opposition party have joined together to call on the Liberal government to reverse its decision to allow funding to expire for programs that help victims of human trafficking in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Hugs this Mother's Day extra special on P.E.I.

When Cheryl Roberts' five-year-old daughter learned Friday that she could finally hug her grandparents again, she turned to her mom and said, "This is the best day of my life."

Violence against Indigenous women during COVID-19 sparks calls for MMIWG plan

As reports of domestic violence against Indigenous women go up during the COVID-19 pandemic, advocates are concerned about whether the promised June delivery of a national action plan on missing and murdered Indigenous women will be delayed.

Chiefs concerned about mental health impacts of COVID-19 in their First Nations

A few months before the novel coronavirus arrived in Canada, the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation at Loon Lake, Sask., was already raising the alarm over suicides in the community, about 360 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.

Doug Ford takes aim at Trudeau government's gun control measures

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is taking aim at the federal government's new gun control measures, saying he believes the feds should focus on smuggling of illegal weapons at the border and strengthening jail sentences for gun crimes rather than targeting legal gun owners.

P.E.I. to remain closed to non-residents as COVID-19 restrictions eased

This summer, hotels and beaches on P.E.I. will remain quiet and empty, thanks to the province's COVID-19 restrictions.

Majority of Canadians unhappy with Trudeau's handling of blockade crisis: poll

A new poll suggests Canadians weren't happy with Justin Trudeau's handling of the natural-gas pipeline dispute in British Columbia that led to nationwide rail and road blockades mounted in solidarity with Indigenous leaders who oppose the project.

Trudeau urges patience as Wet'suwet'en consider proposed land and title deal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he knows people are impatient for a resolution to tensions involving a disputed natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia, but time is needed to respect the traditions of the Wet'suwet'en people.