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In homes and gatherings, Canadians watch London funeral for Queen Elizabeth

Sep 19, 2022 | 8:51am

Canadians rose early on Monday to watch Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral service in groups or at home, saying they felt a sense of history occurring before their eyes. Canada’s longest-serving head of state died on Sept. 8 at her holiday home of Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands at the age of 96, setting off […]

Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and world at funeral

Sep 19, 2022 | 8:46am

Britain and the world said a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral Monday that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and crowds who massed along the streets of London to honor a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age. In a country known for pomp and pageantry, the first state funeral […]

Palace reveals details of queen’s state funeral on Monday

Sep 15, 2022 | 6:41am

Two minutes of silence will be observed across the United Kingdom at the end of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday giving the public across the nation a chance to pay their respects to the late monarch. Buckingham Palace released details Thursday of the state funeral of the queen who died Sept. 8 […]

Crippling Rail Strike Averted in US

Sep 15, 2022 | 5:50am

President Joe Biden said Thursday that a tentative railway labor agreement has been reached, averting a potentially devastating strike before the pivotal midterm elections. Railroads and union representatives had been in negotiations for 20 hours at the Labor Department on Wednesday to hammer out a deal, as there was a risk of a strike starting […]

Queen Elizabeth II lies in state after solemn procession

Sep 14, 2022 | 11:15am

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II left Buckingham Palace for the last time Wednesday, borne on a horse-drawn carriage and saluted by cannons and the tolling of Big Ben, in a solemn procession through the flag-draped, crowd-lined streets of London to Westminster Hall. There, Britain’s longest-serving monarch will lie in state for the world to […]

Indigenous Services minister attends funeral at site of mass killing in Saskatchewan

Sep 14, 2022 | 4:36am

Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu is promising to work with James Smith Cree Nation on community policing and a new treatment centre after a daylong visit that followed a series of deadly attacks on the Labour Day weekend. “I made that commitment to the community leaders that the government of Canada will … continue to […]

Crowds gather in London to see queen’s coffin procession

Sep 14, 2022 | 4:24am

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will leave Buckingham Palace for the last time today as it is taken amid somber pageantry on a horse-drawn gun carriage past crowds of mourners to the Houses of Parliament, where the late monarch will lie in state for four days. Crowds began massing early along the flag-lined road outside the […]

Feds announce details of cost-of-living help for low, modest-income Canadians

Sep 13, 2022 | 1:19pm

Liberal cabinet ministers said Tuesday the government is listening to Canadians who are struggling under the weight of inflation and entirely dismissed criticism from the new Conservative leader that they are part of a “radical woke coalition.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially announced the first policies to directly respond to the cost-of-living crisis spurred by […]

Prime Minister says Monday will be federal holiday to mark Queen’s state funeral

Sep 13, 2022 | 1:13pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Sept. 19 will be a federal holiday to mourn Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her state funeral in London. “Declaring an opportunity for Canadians to mourn on Monday is going to be important,” Trudeau said at a caucus retreat in New Brunswick on Tuesday. He also said his […]

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 […]