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A flock of birds flies past as Moninder Singh, front right, a spokesperson for the British Columbia Gurdwaras Council (BCGC), waits to speak to reporters outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, September 18, 2023, where temple president Hardeep Singh Nijjar was gunned down in his vehicle while leaving the temple parking lot in June. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Eby suspects feds holding back info in India case that could protect B.C.

Premier says people in B.C. ‘feeling pressure from India,’ Ottawa has info that might help

 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife Olena Zelenska arrive at the Ottawa airport for a visit to Canada, on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

President Zelenskyy brings Ukraine update to Canada in person

Leader speaking in Parliament among several Canadian stops

 

Tensions between Canada and India worsened today following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s claim that India may have been involved in the killing of a Canadian citizen. The Indian flag is seen flying at the High Commission of India in Ottawa, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

Trudeau wants India’s help in B.C. killing probe, India says it knows nothing

India accuses Canada as being haven for extremists, PM says his public statement ‘not made lightly’

 

The interim leader of Canada’s newest federal party says they want to be an option for those tired of the both the governing Liberals and the “rage farming” coming from the Conservatives. Dominic Cardy releases the province’s back to school plan, in Fredericton, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kevin Bissett

Canadian Future promises no rage-farming or money-shoveling

From Centre Ice Conservatives to Canadian Future, a new federal party takes shape

The interim leader of Canada’s newest federal party says they want to be an option for those tired of the both the governing Liberals and the “rage farming” coming from the Conservatives. Dominic Cardy releases the province’s back to school plan, in Fredericton, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kevin Bissett
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to consider an appeal from a South Korean man who was fighting extradition to his home country where he is wanted for fraud related to a Metro Vancouver property development. A man walks past the Supreme Court of Canada, Friday, June 16, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Extradition appeal tied to B.C. development rejected by Supreme Court

Order to release Jung Myung Soo to authorities in his home country of South Korea stands

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to consider an appeal from a South Korean man who was fighting extradition to his home country where he is wanted for fraud related to a Metro Vancouver property development. A man walks past the Supreme Court of Canada, Friday, June 16, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Labour and Seniors Minister Seamus O’Regan arrives to a Liberal caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. The Atlantic Liberal caucus is slamming the Conservative Party for opposing new legislation that would extend the Atlantic accords to include renewable energy and not fossil fuels.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Tories concerned bill gives politicians power to kill offshore oil drilling in protected areas

The Atlantic Liberal caucus is slamming the Conservative party for opposing new…

Labour and Seniors Minister Seamus O’Regan arrives to a Liberal caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. The Atlantic Liberal caucus is slamming the Conservative Party for opposing new legislation that would extend the Atlantic accords to include renewable energy and not fossil fuels.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
People hold signs during a demonstration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. Protests and counter-protests for and against Canada’s trans and LGBTQ community are being planned across Canada on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Conservative MPs told not to comment on ongoing gender policy clashes

Members of Pierre Poilievre’s caucus warned not to speak publicly about the issue

People hold signs during a demonstration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. Protests and counter-protests for and against Canada’s trans and LGBTQ community are being planned across Canada on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Police stand between protesters opposed to gender diversity in schools, right, and counter-protesters advocating for trans rights, left, in Halifax on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Protests and counter-protests for and against Canada’s trans and 2SLGBTQIA+ community were planned across Canada by “1MillionMarch4Children” who are against so-called “gender ideology” being taught in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Gender identity policies spark rallies and counter-rallies across Canada

Crowds gather to yell and chant at each other about the way schools instruct sexuality

Police stand between protesters opposed to gender diversity in schools, right, and counter-protesters advocating for trans rights, left, in Halifax on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Protests and counter-protests for and against Canada’s trans and 2SLGBTQIA+ community were planned across Canada by “1MillionMarch4Children” who are against so-called “gender ideology” being taught in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The familiar red tag from a pair of Levi's 550 jeans is seen Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, in San Francisco. Canada's corporate ethics watchdog has launched an investigation into allegations that Levi Strauss Canada is working with companies that use forced labour in China. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ben Margot

Levi Strauss targeted by federal corporate ethics czar in probe

Company denies allegations it is working with firms that use forced Uyghur labour in China

The familiar red tag from a pair of Levi's 550 jeans is seen Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, in San Francisco. Canada's corporate ethics watchdog has launched an investigation into allegations that Levi Strauss Canada is working with companies that use forced labour in China. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ben Margot
FILE - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, walks past Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi's cremation site, during the G20 Summit in New Delhi, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. Trudeau said that Canada wasn't looking to escalate tensions, but asked India on Tuesday, Sept. 19, to take the killing of a Sikh activist seriously after India called accusations that the Indian government may have been involved absurd.(Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Caution urged: Citizens of India warned about travelling to Canada

Indian government cautions of ‘growing anti-India activities and politically condoned hate-crimes’

FILE - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, walks past Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi's cremation site, during the G20 Summit in New Delhi, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. Trudeau said that Canada wasn't looking to escalate tensions, but asked India on Tuesday, Sept. 19, to take the killing of a Sikh activist seriously after India called accusations that the Indian government may have been involved absurd.(Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
B.C. Attorney General Niki Sharma looks on during the swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Victoria, B.C., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Shocked AG says B.C. doing what it can to ensure citizens are protected

Niki Sharma calls PM’s statement India may have been involved in death of Surrey man distressing

B.C. Attorney General Niki Sharma looks on during the swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Victoria, B.C., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Two of Canada’s leading advocacy associations for civil liberties and criminal justice reform say it is troubling the Liberal government opted to have MPs send its bail-reform bill directly to the Senate, instead of having it first studied by a parliamentary committee. Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Arif Virani speaks to media after cabinet swearing-in at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Bail reform fast-tracking has federal watchdogs waving red flags

House of Commons sending bill to the Senate without committee study

Two of Canada’s leading advocacy associations for civil liberties and criminal justice reform say it is troubling the Liberal government opted to have MPs send its bail-reform bill directly to the Senate, instead of having it first studied by a parliamentary committee. Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Arif Virani speaks to media after cabinet swearing-in at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The son of Sikh community leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar says his father was meeting regularly with Canadian intelligence officers in the months before he was shot dead in British Columbia, in a killing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says has been credibly linked to India. Police officers attend the scene of a shooting outside of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Sahib temple, in Surrey, B.C., Monday, June 19, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jennifer Gauthier

Nijjar, CSIS met regularly before he was killed in Surrey, son says

The son of Sikh community leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar says his father…

The son of Sikh community leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar says his father was meeting regularly with Canadian intelligence officers in the months before he was shot dead in British Columbia, in a killing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says has been credibly linked to India. Police officers attend the scene of a shooting outside of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Sahib temple, in Surrey, B.C., Monday, June 19, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jennifer Gauthier
Tamara Lich arrives at the courthouse for trial in Ottawa on Monday, September 18, 2023. The criminal trial of two “Freedom Convoy” organizers is expected to hear the city’s perspective on the controversial protest as Ottawa’s emergency manager takes the stand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Facebook posts can be evidence in Freedom Convoy mischief trial

Tamara Lich and Chris Barber are facing multiple charges in Ottawa protest

Tamara Lich arrives at the courthouse for trial in Ottawa on Monday, September 18, 2023. The criminal trial of two “Freedom Convoy” organizers is expected to hear the city’s perspective on the controversial protest as Ottawa’s emergency manager takes the stand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
The Bank of Canada headquarters is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Bank of Canada headquarters is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Members of the media view a full-scale replica of the Avro Arrow at the Toronto Aerospace museum in Toronto Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Secret revealed: How long-range missiles helped break the Avro Arrow

Release of classified documents provide insight into Canadian fighter jet’s mysterious cancellation

Members of the media view a full-scale replica of the Avro Arrow at the Toronto Aerospace museum in Toronto Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A photograph of late temple president Hardeep Singh Nijjar is seen on a banner outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadian intelligence services are investigating “credible” information about “a potential link” between the government of India and the murder of Nijjar. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s Nijjar called rights activist by Sikhs, terrorist by India

More about the slain B.C. Sikh at the centre of international firestorm

A photograph of late temple president Hardeep Singh Nijjar is seen on a banner outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadian intelligence services are investigating “credible” information about “a potential link” between the government of India and the murder of Nijjar. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, after making a statement that Canadian authorities had intelligence that India was responsible for the June fatal shooting of a prominent Sikh leader in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023. Trudeau is calling on India to take seriously allegations that the country had a role in the death of a Canadian citizen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Allies, India heard about Nijjar concerns before Trudeau told public

PM urged India to take allegations seriously, India calls claims ‘absurd and motivated’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, after making a statement that Canadian authorities had intelligence that India was responsible for the June fatal shooting of a prominent Sikh leader in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023. Trudeau is calling on India to take seriously allegations that the country had a role in the death of a Canadian citizen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Pierre Poilievre speaks in Terrace in a bid to shift the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding from its current status as a seat for the NDP. (Seth Forward/Northern View)

Uzelman: A disciplined Poilievre is topping the polls

A column by Bruce Uzelman

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Pierre Poilievre speaks in Terrace in a bid to shift the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding from its current status as a seat for the NDP. (Seth Forward/Northern View)
Galen Weston arrives for a meeting on the growing cost of food in Ottawa, Sept. 18, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Grocery bosses pledge help addressing skyrocketing food prices

Grocery CEOs meet with Canada’s federal ministers, agree to work to stabilize food prices

Galen Weston arrives for a meeting on the growing cost of food in Ottawa, Sept. 18, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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