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Poilievre taps Scheer to serve in new leadership team ahead of Parliament’s return

Sep 13, 2022 | 10:56am

Pierre Poilievre is tapping one of his predecessors to serve as his chief lieutenant in the House of Commons, as the newly minted Conservative leader prepares his party for next week’s return of Parliament. Former party leader Andrew Scheer will serve as Opposition leader in the House of Commons, one of nine key appointments announced […]

Mass Saskatchewan stabbing shows gap in how suspect with arrest warrant was at large

Sep 13, 2022 | 8:42am

In late May, a parole officer issued an arrest warrant for an offender with a violent criminal past who had recently been released from prison in Saskatchewan and who had since disappeared. More than 100 days later, Myles Sanderson remained unlawfully at large when he was named as a suspect in a stabbing rampage that […]

King Charles to Belfast, queen’s coffin to return to London

Sep 13, 2022 | 5:00am

King Charles III is flying to Northern Ireland on the latest leg of his tour of the nations that make up the United Kingdom as thousands of people have lined up through the night to pay their last respects to his mother’s coffin in Edinburgh. On Monday night, Charles and his siblings, Anne, Andrew and […]

Queen’s coffin arrives at Edinburgh cathedral

Sep 12, 2022 | 8:46am

Queen Elizabeth the Second’s coffin has arrived at the St. Giles Cathedral in Endiburgh, Scotland. The late Queen’s four children accompanied the hearse on a procession through the city along the Royal Mile. The casket draped in a royal standard  will remain at the cathedral until tomorrow. King Charles the Third — dressed in army […]

Charles pledges to follow queen’s example of selfless duty

Sep 12, 2022 | 5:29am

King Charles III pledged Monday to follow his late mother’s example of “selfless duty” as he addressed lawmakers from both houses of parliament in London before he boarded a plane to Edinburgh to be with the late queen’s coffin as it lies at rest in the Scottish capital. Earlier, Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson Prince Harry […]

Charles III proclaimed king at tradition-steeped ceremony

Sep 10, 2022 | 5:32am

LONDON (AP) — Two days after his mother’s death thrust him onto the throne, King Charles III was officially announced as Britain’s monarch Saturday, in a pomp-filled ceremony steeped in ancient tradition and political symbolism — and, for the first time, broadcast live. Charles, who spent seven decades as heir apparent, automatically became king when […]

Unemployment rate ticks up to 5.4 per cent in August as economy loses 40K jobs

Sep 9, 2022 | 7:19am

Canada’s unemployment rate was 5.4 per cent in August, ticking up for the first time in seven months. The economy lost 40,000 jobs last month, Statistics Canada reported in its latest labour force survey, with the losses concentrated in the public sector. The report says employment gains in professional, scientific and technical services were offset […]

What’s next as UK mourns, King Charles III starts reign

Sep 9, 2022 | 6:13am

The death of Queen Elizabeth II has triggered a series of carefully structured ceremonial and constitutional steps, as Britain undergoes a period of national mourning and heralds the reign of King Charles III. Here is a look at what will happen in the coming days. Friday, Sept. 9 — King Charles III and his wife […]

Britain mourns Queen Elizabeth as Charles becomes king

Sep 9, 2022 | 5:16am

Bells have tolled around Britain and mourners are flocking to palace gates to honor Queen Elizabeth II. The country prepared Friday for a new age under a new king. King Charles III spent much of his 73 years preparing for the role. He planned to meet with the prime minister and address a nation grieving […]

‘Here to forgive’: Victims’ families, Indigenous leaders gather after mass stabbing

Sep 8, 2022 | 6:28pm

There were hugs, tears and calls for change Thursday as Indigenous leaders gathered on the James Smith Cree Nation — a Saskatchewan community struck by a deadly mass stabbing. Darryl Burns, whose sister was killed in the attacks Sunday, hugged Skye Sanderson, the wife of Damien Sanderson, a suspect found dead the day after the killings. “Our […]