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Canada working on an end to the rotting-refuse row with the Philippines

Canada working on an end to the rotting-refuse row with the Philippines

OTTAWA — A resolution to the row between Canada and the Philippines over rotting refuse appears imminent.

Three people charged with staging anti-Semitic attack at Winnipeg cafe

WINNIPEG — What looked like an anti-Semitic attack at a Winnipeg cafe that drew public concern and political condemnation was not a hate crime but an alleged sham staged by owners of the business, police said Wednesday.
Suspect in Edmonton attack, officer stabbing given last chance to find lawyer

Suspect in Edmonton attack, officer stabbing given last chance to find lawyer

EDMONTON — A man accused of trying to kill a police officer and of running down pedestrians in Edmonton has been given one last chance to find a lawyer before one is appointed in his case.
'Grabher' licence plate does not incite sexual violence: former researcher

'Grabher' licence plate does not incite sexual violence: former researcher

HALIFAX — A former sex researcher has told a Nova Scotia court she doesn't believe that a licence plate bearing the surname of a retiree — "Grabher" — would promote sexual violence against women, as the provincial government has alleged.

Montreal wants to ban single-use plastics and polystyrene foam containers

Montreal says it plans to introduce a bylaw banning single-use items such as plastics and polystyrene foam containers on its territory by spring 2020.

Halting legal proceedings against tobacco companies key to ensuring fairness: judge

TORONTO — An Ontario judge says he suspended legal proceedings against three tobacco giants to ensure a level playing field for all parties as the companies try to negotiate a settlement with their creditors.

Belgium offices of Montreal-based GardaWorld raided by French police in corruption probe

Montreal-based global security company GardaWorld is confirming its Belgium office was raided in early April in connection with an investigation by France's national financial crimes unit but maintains it was not the target of the probe.
Rising Saint John River frustrating swath of southern New Brunswick

Rising Saint John River frustrating swath of southern New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — Thane Mallory says the picturesque water view out the back window is what keeps him going back every day to Gulliver's World Cafe, his restaurant in Gagetown, N.B.
Appeal of ruling suspends assault trial for ex-Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle

Appeal of ruling suspends assault trial for ex-Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle

OTTAWA — The assault trial of former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle will be delayed while the courts settle a dispute over whether evidence about consensual sexual activity with his wife is admissible in the case.
Axworthy urges renewed Canada-Ukraine ties despite concerns about new president

Axworthy urges renewed Canada-Ukraine ties despite concerns about new president

OTTAWA — A former Canadian foreign minister who monitored Ukraine's presidential election is urging Canada to "freshen" its relationship with the European country while expressing some reservations about its new leader.