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Quebec says former SNC-Lavalin exec owes $11 million in back taxes

Quebec says former SNC-Lavalin exec owes $11 million in back taxes

MONTREAL — Quebec's Revenue Department is trying to seize the assets of a former SNC-Lavalin executive facing trial on fraud-related charges after estimating he owes the government more than $11 million in back taxes. A Feb.
Death in Cat Lake First Nation shaking up community: Ontario NDP MP

Death in Cat Lake First Nation shaking up community: Ontario NDP MP

OTTAWA — Ontario NDP MP Charlie Angus says the death of a 48-year-old woman in Cat Lake First Nation is shaking up community residents and he doesn't know what it will take for the federal government to see the northern Ontario reserve is in a health
Families want First World War letter shared with public: antique store owner

Families want First World War letter shared with public: antique store owner

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba antique store owner who found a letter written by a First World War soldier to the sister of a man who saved his life on a battlefield has contacted some of the relatives.
Tech giants called to testify in Ottawa in international probe of fake news

Tech giants called to testify in Ottawa in international probe of fake news

OTTAWA — Executives from some of the world's largest digital and social media firms have been invited to appear before an international committee on disinformation and "fake news" when it meets in Ottawa this May.
Timeline: SNC-Lavalin and Jody Wilson-Raybould

Timeline: SNC-Lavalin and Jody Wilson-Raybould

OTTAWA — A chronology of events in the SNC-Lavalin controversy: Feb.
SNC-Lavalin lawyers rushed to prosecutors before MPs knew of proposed law change

SNC-Lavalin lawyers rushed to prosecutors before MPs knew of proposed law change

Representatives for SNC-Lavalin hustled to connect with federal prosecutors after the Liberal government quietly introduced a proposal last year to allow corporations to strike settlement deals and avoid criminal prosecution, court documents show.
Federal appeals court says it can't hear NDP case on satellite-office expenses

Federal appeals court says it can't hear NDP case on satellite-office expenses

OTTAWA — The NDP cannot turn to the courts to overturn a five-year-old order by a parliamentary committee to repay as much as $2.7 million in expenses the committee said were improperly claimed.
Amnesty documents Venezuelan rights violations since start of democracy protests

Amnesty documents Venezuelan rights violations since start of democracy protests

OTTAWA — An Amnesty International report alleging human-rights abuses by Venezuelan forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro represents one more example of a "despicable" regime, says Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.
Liberals defeat opposition call for public inquiry into SNC-Lavalin pressure

Liberals defeat opposition call for public inquiry into SNC-Lavalin pressure

OTTAWA — The Liberals used their majority Wednesday to defeat an opposition motion calling for a public inquiry into allegations that the Prime Minister's Office pressured Jody Wilson-Raybould to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution.
Vancouver measles outbreak sending unvaccinated youth to doctors for shots

Vancouver measles outbreak sending unvaccinated youth to doctors for shots

TORONTO — Vancouver doctors are seeing an uptick in the number of unvaccinated teens and young adults seeking to be inoculated against measles in the wake of an outbreak of the disease at two schools in the city. Dr.