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Cullen says he's not concerned about Singh's lack of seat in House of Commons

Cullen says he's not concerned about Singh's lack of seat in House of Commons

OTTAWA — Veteran New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen is shrugging off the fact Jagmeet Singh is in no hurry to sit in the House of Commons, choosing to endorse the member of the Ontario legislature in his bid to lead the federal NDP.

Defence asks for Ontario Liberal bribery charges to be dismissed

SUDBURY, Ont. — Lawyers representing two Ontario Liberals charged with Election Act bribery offences will argue next month that the Crown hasn't proven its case and the matter should be thrown out.

Flow of infrastructure cash on the table when feds, provinces meet Thursday

OTTAWA — The federal infrastructure minister wants to talk about how to better manage the flow of construction cash from Ottawa to cities when he sits down this week with his provincial and territorial counterparts.

N.S. to table new cyberbullying law, but premier warns passage may have to wait

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is signalling his government will move cautiously on promised new cyberbullying legislation as it prepares its agenda for the legislature's fall session.
'Climate Barbie' tweet gives Liberals room to dodge tax change questions

'Climate Barbie' tweet gives Liberals room to dodge tax change questions

OTTAWA — The Liberals have their sights set on Conservative Gerry Ritz after the Saskatchewan MP described Environment Minister Catherine McKenna as a "climate Barbie" on Twitter.

Animal group takes Ontario minister to court over endangered species

TORONTO — An animal rights group is taking an Ontario minister to court in what it calls an attempt to protect endangered and threatened species in the province, including the mountain lion and a bird known as the whippoorwill.
Southern Quebec visited by 'unprecedented' number of painted lady butterflies

Southern Quebec visited by 'unprecedented' number of painted lady butterflies

MONTREAL — The millions of black-and-orange butterflies that have carpeted flower beds across the Montreal area in recent days are waiting for winds to carry them south to warmer weather, according to an expert at the Montreal Insectarium.

Liberal MP warns against 'class warfare' rhetoric on proposed tax changes

OTTAWA — Not everyone is on board with the way Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been going after the rich as he defends his Liberal government's controversial tax proposals — and that includes some members of his own caucus.
Feds reviewing budgets and schedules for new resupply ships, icebreaker

Feds reviewing budgets and schedules for new resupply ships, icebreaker

OTTAWA — Canada's multibillion-dollar plan to buy new warships for the navy isn't the only federal shipbuilding project sailing in uncharted waters.
Retired Mountie headed to U.S. prison for smuggling narwhal tusks

Retired Mountie headed to U.S. prison for smuggling narwhal tusks

BANGOR, Maine — A retired Mountie accused of smuggling narwhal tusks was sentenced Wednesday to five years and two months in a U.S. prison for related money-laundering counts. Gregory Logan, 60, of Saint John, N.B.