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Despite Manitoba concerns, immigration minister not convinced of an asylum trend

OTTAWA — Canada's immigration minister says he's not yet convinced a recent increase in the number of asylum seekers crossing the border illegally from the United States constitutes a growing trend, despite concerns raised by Manitoba that the situat

Murder charged laid in fatal fire at Ontario youth facility

KAWARTHA LAKES, Ont. — A second degree murder charge was laid Saturday following a fire at an Ontario group home last week that left one person dead.
The Populism Project: could the Conservative establishment be at risk?

The Populism Project: could the Conservative establishment be at risk?

OTTAWA — There were "Make America Great Again" hats, there were signs with Donald Trump's name.
A fresh look at stunning, historic 'Book of Negroes' through N.S. online portal

A fresh look at stunning, historic 'Book of Negroes' through N.S. online portal

HALIFAX — The image on the computer screen looks innocent enough: A ledger showing a list of names, ages and descriptions of physical stature — all of it written in a precise script that hasn't been practised in more than two centuries.

More Canadian schools move to incorporate, not ban, cellphones

Researchers and educators agree that cellphones have become fixtures in Canadian classrooms, but opinion remains divided on how best to address their presence.
Burden of isolation: Juror with PTSD urges triple-murder jury to get help

Burden of isolation: Juror with PTSD urges triple-murder jury to get help

CALGARY — Mark Farrant has a good idea of what jurors are going through after they sat through a recent triple-murder trial's disturbing testimony about how the victims were killed and disposed of.

Canadian school boards question trips to U.S. as travel ban debate continues

Schools across Canada are grappling with the uncertainty of U.S. travel restrictions and how that affects upcoming student trips across the border.

Canadian man travels to Turkey in effort to get aid to besieged family in Libya

A Canadian man whose family is trapped in a militant-controlled area in the Libyan city of Benghazi has travelled to Turkey in effort to assemble an aid shipment for civilians in the conflict-ridden neighbourhood. Ali Hamza, of Mississauga, Ont.
Quebec's clogged justice system needs big culture change, say lawyers, academics

Quebec's clogged justice system needs big culture change, say lawyers, academics

MONTREAL — During the summers of 2015 and 2016 McGill University professor Jason Carmichael tried to study what factors influenced sentencing outcomes for people convicted of drunk driving — but he ran into a problem.
Fentanyl trafficking presents new challenges for police, experts say

Fentanyl trafficking presents new challenges for police, experts say

VANCOUVER — Illicit drugs have always been a problem in port cities, but experts say the emergence of highly potent synthetic opioids that are fuelling British Columbia's overdose crisis are slipping through borders in new ways, presenting challenges