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New citizenship oath to include reference to treaties with Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA — A citizenship oath that will require new Canadians to faithfully observe treaties with Indigenous Peoples is nearing completion.
Trump threat hovers over NAFTA as Ottawa talks end with no major progress

Trump threat hovers over NAFTA as Ottawa talks end with no major progress

OTTAWA — The third round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement wrapped Wednesday with the spectre of a U.S. withdrawal by President Donald Trump looming ever larger, thanks to slow progress on major issues.
Jean Chretien says Canada is better shape to renegotiate NAFTA now

Jean Chretien says Canada is better shape to renegotiate NAFTA now

SASKATOON — Former prime minister Jean Chretien says Canada's in a better position now to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement than it was when the treaty took effect 23 years ago.

Canada vs Boeing: How the fight with aerospace giant began, on Pennsylvania Ave.

WASHINGTON — An awkward encounter above Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue last spring provided early evidence of a rift between the Canadian government and the world's largest aerospace company. Representatives of the Boeing Co.

Canadian industries concerned about knock-on effects of Bombardier tariffs

CALGARY — The U.S. Department of Commerce's decision this week to slap major tariffs on Bombardier has raised concerns about ripple effects across Canada's trade exposed industries.
Sister of Alberta Williams, murdered in 1989, hopes for justice from inquiry

Sister of Alberta Williams, murdered in 1989, hopes for justice from inquiry

SMITHERS, B.C. — The older sister of Alberta Williams, whose body was found in 1989 east of Prince Rupert, B.C., hopes a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women will help find the killer.
Thwarted emergency debate on tax reforms not the end of the discussion

Thwarted emergency debate on tax reforms not the end of the discussion

OTTAWA — A Conservative bid for an emergency debate on the Liberal government's controversial small business tax proposal was thwarted Wednesday, but that does not mean they — nor the public — are out of options for sharing their views.

Health systems often discriminate against Indigenous patients: Philpott

OTTAWA — Aboriginal physicians are praising Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott for acknowledging discrimination that unfolded at her Toronto-area practice prior to her political life — an issue doctors say is widespread.

Oil price rise insufficient to boost Canadian oilpatch spending, analysts agree

CALGARY — A recent surge in oil prices will boost the bottom line of Canadian oil and gas producers but remains well below the minimum level needed to encourage increased investments in the oilsands or conventional oil and gas, energy analysts say.
Trial laid bare RCMP tensions, 'toxic culture,' observers say ahead of verdict

Trial laid bare RCMP tensions, 'toxic culture,' observers say ahead of verdict

MONCTON, N.B. — The RCMP's Labour Code trial stemming from a New Brunswick shooting rampage has laid bare the tensions and "toxic culture" within Canada's national police force, observers said ahead of a verdict expected Friday.