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Look West: Criminal anthropologist says Alberta at heart of unrest, protests

Look West: Criminal anthropologist says Alberta at heart of unrest, protests

CALGARY — A criminal anthropologist suggests looking to the West to find the heart of protests and blockades that gripped the nation for more than a month.
Canadian troop boost for Latvia and Alberta spawning unrest: In The News for Feb. 23

Canadian troop boost for Latvia and Alberta spawning unrest: In The News for Feb. 23

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Feb. 23, 2022. What we are watching in Canada ...
B.C. budget includes $2.1B in disaster relief; $5.5B deficit for next fiscal year

B.C. budget includes $2.1B in disaster relief; $5.5B deficit for next fiscal year

VICTORIA — British Columbia has earmarked $2.1 billion to fund disaster recovery efforts and future response to the threats posed by wildfires, floods and heat waves in a budget that forecasts a $5.5-billion deficit.
Canada commits troops, sanctions Russia as Kremlin orders troops into Ukraine

Canada commits troops, sanctions Russia as Kremlin orders troops into Ukraine

OTTAWA — Canada announced plans Tuesday to deploy hundreds of additional troops to eastern Europe and impose new sanctions against Russia as Western democracies rushed to respond to the deployment of Russian forces into Ukraine.
Key convoy organizer Tamara Lich denied bail while Patrick King appears in court

Key convoy organizer Tamara Lich denied bail while Patrick King appears in court

OTTAWA — One of the most visible organizers behind the protests against COVID-19 restrictions and the Liberal government near Parliament Hill was denied bail Tuesday.
Biden putting 'Buy American' frame around critical minerals development efforts

Biden putting 'Buy American' frame around critical minerals development efforts

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is once again draping the union-friendly, red, white and blue bunting of his Buy American philosophy over a key component of his administrative agenda — one in which Canada dearly wants to play a role. The U.S.
What's next for Canada in the Russia-Ukraine conflict?

What's next for Canada in the Russia-Ukraine conflict?

OTTAWA — Canada and its allies were shaking off their shock and scrambling to respond on Tuesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the deployment of Russian troops into eastern Ukraine.
MPs, senators on Emergencies Act committee will take secrecy oath: gov't Senate rep

MPs, senators on Emergencies Act committee will take secrecy oath: gov't Senate rep

OTTAWA — Members of a parliamentary committee set up to scrutinize the Emergencies Act will have to take an oath of secrecy, but will not be given access to highly classified material, says the government's representative in the Senate. Sen.
Highlights of British Columbia budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year

Highlights of British Columbia budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year

VICTORIA — Here are highlights from the B.C. budget tabled Tuesday: — The government is earmarking $2.1 billion to fund disaster recovery efforts and future response to the threats from wildfires, floods and heat waves.
U.S. warns Canada, again, that it's not happy about proposed digital services tax

U.S. warns Canada, again, that it's not happy about proposed digital services tax

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Trade Representative's office has once again made its feelings clear about Canada's plan to implement a controversial new tax on digital services.