The Canadian Press

Indigenous rights, Citizenship, Birth Certificate, Health care, SIN

Indigenous man with no birth records granted citizenship after decades in court

DAWSON CITY, Yukon — The video showing Donovan McGlaughlin's Canadian citizenship ceremony in Dawson City, Yukon, is just two minutes and 11 seconds long but the elaborate script was decades in the...
Canadian politics, NDP, Election 2015, Canada Post

NDP government would end phase-out of door-to-door mail delivery

OTTAWA — Canada Post's plan to end home mail delivery would become a dead letter if the NDP were to win the federal election this fall. The post office is in the second year of a controversial five-...
University of British Columbia, B.C. Law Society

University gives 95-year-old practising lawyer honorary doctorate

VANCOUVER — At 95 years old, Constance Isherwood is used to people asking when she's going to give up practising law. "I tell them 'well, if you keep practising, eventually you'll get the hang of it...
Stephen Harper, Canadian politics, Canadian economy, Conservative party

Harper worst PM on economic growth since Depression era, Trudeau claims

OTTAWA — "Prime Minister Harper has the worst record of any prime minister on economic growth since R. B. Bennett in the depths of the Great Depression." — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Friday, May...
Crime, Surrey, Gang war, RCMP, Surrey shootings, U.S. Preventive Services Task F

Feds approve 100 new RCMP officers as Surrey gang war rages

SURREY, B.C. — The federal government has pledged 100 new Mounties to the Metro Vancouver city in the middle of a spasm of gun violence and added $3.5 million to extract those vulnerable to becoming...
Royal Dutch Shell, Seattle, offshore drilling, Public opposition, Climate change

Despite protests, City of Seattle action, Royal Dutch Shell says drill rig work to continue

SEATTLE — Neither a protest by hundreds of demonstrators nor a permit violation notice from the city will halt Royal Dutch Shell's use of a Seattle seaport terminal as it prepares for exploratory oil...

Supreme Court of Canada says it won't hear appeal in deadly B.C. ferry sinking

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has abruptly ended the legal campaign of a man who was at the helm of a British Columbia ferry that slammed into an island and sank. The high court announced...
Canadian Politics, Canadian military, Sexual harassment, Sexual assault, NDP

More changes coming in wake of military sex misconduct report: ministers

OTTAWA — The military accepts and will implement all 10 recommendations from a hard-hitting report on sexual misconduct in the military, Defence Minister Jason Kenney said Wednesday. And he said the...
Child soldier, terrorism, Supreme Court of Canada, Omar Khadr

Ottawa wants Omar Khadr declared adult offender: case in Supreme Court today

OTTAWA — The case of former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr returns to Canada's top court for a third time today. This time, the federal government is seeking to have him declared an adult...
LNG tanker Pacific NorthWest LNG Prince Rupert - Vancouver Observer

B.C. First Nation says No to $1.15-billion deal, says it's 'not a money issue'

PORT SIMPSON, B.C. — Members of a First Nation in northwestern British Columbia have rejected a $1.15-billion deal that would have paved the way for a liquefied natural gas terminal to be built in...