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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.
No acquittal possible for Montreal man accused in wife's death: judge

No acquittal possible for Montreal man accused in wife's death: judge

MONTREAL — The case of a Quebec man accused of killing his ailing wife is now in the hands of a jury.

B.C. review board says man who killed kids a threat, but outings to be mulled

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C.

Therapy dogs to roam Toronto's Pearson airport to relieve travellers' stress

TORONTO — Therapy dogs are coming to Canada's largest airport to help soothe stressed travellers. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority says 15 dog teams from the St.
Quebec taken to court over cancellation of 18,000 immigration applications

Quebec taken to court over cancellation of 18,000 immigration applications

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is being taken to court over its decision to cancel a backlog of more than 18,000 immigration applications as it overhauls its system for selecting newcomers.
Federal Liberal government to introduce pre-election budget on March 19

Federal Liberal government to introduce pre-election budget on March 19

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau will introduce the Liberal government's pre-election budget on March 19 in a document expected to touch the issues of prescription drug costs, skills training for workers and helping more millennials get into th