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Liberals plan talks to launch school food program before end of next school year

Liberals plan talks to launch school food program before end of next school year

OTTAWA — The government hopes to see kids eating meals under a universal, national school food program before the end of the next school year, but it will take time for organizations to scale up their operations, the families minister said Thursday.
Islamic holiday celebration in Montreal park draws ire from secularists

Islamic holiday celebration in Montreal park draws ire from secularists

MONTREAL — Earlier this week, members of Montreal's Muslim community gathered in a park to celebrate the Eid al-Adha holiday, a day when families traditionally wear their finest clothes, share gifts, feast and pray together.
Justice minister says RCMP has tools needed to deal with threats against politicians

Justice minister says RCMP has tools needed to deal with threats against politicians

OTTAWA — Federal Justice Minister Arif Virani says he isn't going anywhere without a mobile duress alarm in his pocket. He doesn't move around without first informing someone, including when he attends public events.
Supreme Court of Canada won't hear dispute about Nova Scotia teacher contract

Supreme Court of Canada won't hear dispute about Nova Scotia teacher contract

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not delve into a dispute between Nova Scotia and its teachers union that stretches back several years.
In the news today: Extreme heat bakes Eastern Canada, WestJet strike off the table

In the news today: Extreme heat bakes Eastern Canada, WestJet strike off the table

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed... Heat wave still grips Ontario, Quebec, Maritimes A heat wave that's washed over eastern Canada is sticking around for a little while still.
Rachel Notley leaving behind an Alberta NDP that's still ready to run

Rachel Notley leaving behind an Alberta NDP that's still ready to run

On Saturday afternoon, the Alberta NDP will be Rachel Notley’s crew no more. The party is set to announce a new leader.
Public hearing for VPD sergeant accused of sexual misconduct by officers and students

Public hearing for VPD sergeant accused of sexual misconduct by officers and students

VICTORIA — A sexual misconduct investigation into a veteran Vancouver police officer who also teaches criminology was spurred by anonymous comments on a social media post, the Office of the Police Complaint Commission in B.C. says.
NATO secretary-general urges Ottawa to meet its defence spending target

NATO secretary-general urges Ottawa to meet its defence spending target

OTTAWA — Canada needs to meet NATO's minimum defence spending target, and present a plan on how it will reach it as a way to show authoritarian regimes that Western allies are aligned, said the alliance's secretary general on Wednesday.
Feds delay B.C.'s open-net salmon farms closure until 2029, offer five-year renewals

Feds delay B.C.'s open-net salmon farms closure until 2029, offer five-year renewals

VANCOUVER — With entrenched views on all sides of the salmon-farming debate in British Columbia, the federal government cast the issue five years down the road on Wednesday, saying aquaculture must move to land by 2029.
Coalition of drug user groups wants court to quash B.C. drug 'recriminalization'

Coalition of drug user groups wants court to quash B.C. drug 'recriminalization'

VANCOUVER — When the federal government allowed British Columbia to walk back its experiment with drug decriminalization, the move wasn't surprising to Brittany Maple, executive director of the Matsqui-Abbotsford Impact Society.