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Q&A: How far in advance should you apply for a passport? Should you camp out in line?

Q&A: How far in advance should you apply for a passport? Should you camp out in line?

MONTREAL — Some Canadians have been facing long delays to renew or obtain travel documents in recent weeks, leading to frustration and long lineups outside passport offices across the country.
'Over the top hypocrisy' of F1 oilsands protest helps Alberta's case, Kenney argues

'Over the top hypocrisy' of F1 oilsands protest helps Alberta's case, Kenney argues

WASHINGTON — The "over-the-top hypocrisy" outspoken Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel displayed on his T-shirt and helmet last weekend in Montreal is just the sort of thing Premier Jason Kenney says he needs to disprove and discredit the critics of
A look at past papal visits to Canada as Francis prepares for upcoming tour

A look at past papal visits to Canada as Francis prepares for upcoming tour

The Vatican has released details of Pope Francis' trip to Canada from July 24 to 29. It is to begin with stops in and around Edmonton, including a visit to the site of a former residential school.
A look at the former Alberta residential school site Pope Francis plans to visit

A look at the former Alberta residential school site Pope Francis plans to visit

The Vatican has provided more details on Pope Francis' planned visit to Canada next month. The itinerary includes a stop at the site of a former residential school in Maskwacis, south of Edmonton.

Saguenay, Que., renews state of emergency for neighbourhood facing landslide threat

SAGUENAY, Que. — Officials in the City of Saguenay, Que., have renewed a state of emergency for a neighbourhood under threat of another landslide.
Afghan immigration routes nearly full, thousands to be left behind: MPs, NGOs

Afghan immigration routes nearly full, thousands to be left behind: MPs, NGOs

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament and charitable groups are warning that two immigration programs for Afghans who helped Canadian Forces and those at special risk from the Taliban are almost full and thousands living in peril could be left behind.
Beijing may have tried to discourage Canadians from voting Conservative: federal unit

Beijing may have tried to discourage Canadians from voting Conservative: federal unit

OTTAWA — A federal research unit detected what might be a Chinese Communist Party information operation that aimed to discourage Canadians of Chinese heritage from voting for the Conservatives in the last federal election. The Sept.
Liberals introduce legislation to create national council to oversee reconciliation

Liberals introduce legislation to create national council to oversee reconciliation

OTTAWA — Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller has tabled a bill that would create a national council for reconciliation — a recommendation the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made in 2015 and the Liberal government included in the 2019 budget.
'Police don't release information:' Why the RCMP withheld details after N.S. massacre

'Police don't release information:' Why the RCMP withheld details after N.S. massacre

HALIFAX — At the centre of the political firestorm erupting over the RCMP’s response to the worst mass shooting in Canadian history is a phrase used by police to justify withholding case information.

Supreme Court to hear Ontario case on treaty payments to Indigenous peoples

OTTAWA — Canada's top court says it will hear a legal battle over Crown payments to Indigenous peoples who ceded a large swath of northern Ontario under two treaties in 1850.