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Canada 7th in foreign aid spending, but a fifth goes to refugees inside the country

Canada 7th in foreign aid spending, but a fifth goes to refugees inside the country

OTTAWA — While Canada is one of the top contributors to foreign aid among some of the world's richest countries, one-fifth of the spending never leaves Canada's borders.
U.S. senators write to Trudeau, urging Canada to meet NATO spending target

U.S. senators write to Trudeau, urging Canada to meet NATO spending target

OTTAWA — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has written a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging him to meet the NATO spending target Canada first agreed to in 2014.
Métis National Council president not seeking re-election, citing growing family

Métis National Council president not seeking re-election, citing growing family

OTTAWA — The president of the Métis National Council is not seeking re-election, saying she is instead going to focus on her growing family.
'Looking over our shoulders': A killing looms large in a little B.C. town

'Looking over our shoulders': A killing looms large in a little B.C. town

LUMBY, B.C. — Something has shifted in the pretty little village of Lumby, B.C. It's subtle, say residents of the community of 2,000 people, nestled in the hills of the North Okanagan in B.C.'s Interior.
Canadian Hurricane Centre says active storm season predicted for East Coast

Canadian Hurricane Centre says active storm season predicted for East Coast

HALIFAX — Canada’s East Coast is likely to see an active storm season this year because of record high water temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean, say hurricane forecasters.
N.B. lieutenant-governor does not need to be bilingual, says Court of Appeal

N.B. lieutenant-governor does not need to be bilingual, says Court of Appeal

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's Court of Appeal says that while it is desirable for the province's lieutenant-governor to be bilingual, the Constitution doesn't impose such a requirement.
Ottawa police charge 74-year-old woman after woman's hijab removed at Israel protest

Ottawa police charge 74-year-old woman after woman's hijab removed at Israel protest

OTTAWA — The Ottawa police hate-crime unit has charged an unnamed older woman with assault, harassment by threatening conduct and mischief after a woman's hijab was pulled off at a recent protest.
B.C. mayor hopes wildfire evacuees can return to Fort Nelson early next week

B.C. mayor hopes wildfire evacuees can return to Fort Nelson early next week

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The mayor of the regional municipality that includes Fort Nelson, B.C.
RCMP adds ribbon skirt to uniform in effort to build bridges with Indigenous people

RCMP adds ribbon skirt to uniform in effort to build bridges with Indigenous people

OTTAWA — The RCMP has added a traditional Indigenous ribbon skirt to its uniform. Commissioner Mike Duheme has announced on social media that officers can now wear the ribbon skirts when donning the red serge.
After cemetery strike, grieving Montreal families still waiting to bury loved ones

After cemetery strike, grieving Montreal families still waiting to bury loved ones

MONTREAL — For more than a year, an urn holding the ashes of Bridget Heffernan's brother has remained in her Montreal-area home instead of being buried in the plot at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery where her family members have been laid to rest for