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David Johnston looks on during a farewell reception in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Former governor general Johnston says he will have a hand in determining his own mandate as special rapporteur on foreign interference in recent federal elections.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau strikes out at Tories for questioning personal ties with special rapporteur

Former governor general David Johnston tapped to look into claims of Chinese election meddling

David Johnston looks on during a farewell reception in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Former governor general Johnston says he will have a hand in determining his own mandate as special rapporteur on foreign interference in recent federal elections.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
B.C. Premier David Eby speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. Eby says he’s “very troubled” by reports about Chinese interference in Vancouver’s municipal elections last year and he’s asked Canada’s intelligence agency for a briefing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Troubled’ Eby seeks CSIS briefing on alleged Chinese meddling in Vancouver election

B.C. premier says Canadians deserve a ‘thorough and independent investigation’

B.C. Premier David Eby speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. Eby says he’s “very troubled” by reports about Chinese interference in Vancouver’s municipal elections last year and he’s asked Canada’s intelligence agency for a briefing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Students gather outside of the blocked university of Nanterre, outside Paris, Friday, march 17, 2023. Students blocked the Nanterre university in protest over President Macron's decision to force through a highly unpopular bill raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 without a vote. Banner reads, "facing the deadlock mass revolt". (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Protests erupt in France over Macron’s retirement age push

Angry protesters took over the streets in Paris on Friday, trying to…

Students gather outside of the blocked university of Nanterre, outside Paris, Friday, march 17, 2023. Students blocked the Nanterre university in protest over President Macron's decision to force through a highly unpopular bill raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 without a vote. Banner reads, "facing the deadlock mass revolt". (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
In this photo provided by Kok Ky/Cambodia’s Government Cabinet, jewelries are displayed during a handing over ceremony at Peace Palace, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, March 17, 2023. Centuries-old cultural artifacts that had been illegally smuggled out from Cambodia were welcomed home Friday at a celebration led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who offered thanks for their return and appealed for further efforts to retrieve such stolen treasures.(Kok Ky/Cambodia’s Government Cabinet via AP)

Cambodia celebrates return of ‘priceless’ stolen artifacts

Items include Hindu and Buddhist statues, ancient jewelry from the empire of Angkor

In this photo provided by Kok Ky/Cambodia’s Government Cabinet, jewelries are displayed during a handing over ceremony at Peace Palace, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, March 17, 2023. Centuries-old cultural artifacts that had been illegally smuggled out from Cambodia were welcomed home Friday at a celebration led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who offered thanks for their return and appealed for further efforts to retrieve such stolen treasures.(Kok Ky/Cambodia’s Government Cabinet via AP)
FILE - Slovak Air Force MiG-29 goes through a water gate during an airshow in Malacky, Slovakia, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. On Friday March 17, 2023 Slovakia’s government has approved a plan to give Ukraine its fleet of 13 Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets, becoming the second NATO member country to agree to fulfill the Ukrainian government’s pleas for warplanes to help defend against Russia’s invasion. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek,File)

Slovakia, after Poland, agrees to give Ukraine Soviet jets

Slovakian PM says military aid key to ensuring Ukraine can defend itself and all of Europe

FILE - Slovak Air Force MiG-29 goes through a water gate during an airshow in Malacky, Slovakia, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. On Friday March 17, 2023 Slovakia’s government has approved a plan to give Ukraine its fleet of 13 Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets, becoming the second NATO member country to agree to fulfill the Ukrainian government’s pleas for warplanes to help defend against Russia’s invasion. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek,File)
Statistics Canada building and signs are pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Canada’s inflation rate likely took another dip last month, but with many Canadians still struggling with the cost of living, the federal government is facing pressure to deliver more help in the upcoming budget. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Inflation is easing but Ottawa faces pressure to help those who have fallen behind

Canada’s inflation rate likely took another dip last month, but with many…

Statistics Canada building and signs are pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Canada’s inflation rate likely took another dip last month, but with many Canadians still struggling with the cost of living, the federal government is facing pressure to deliver more help in the upcoming budget. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim speaks during a news conference, in Vancouver, on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. Sim says his race is behind “insinuations” connecting him to election meddling by Chinese diplomats in a newspaper report on the issue.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver mayor says foreign meddling ‘insinuations’ are because he’s not Caucasian

Report says intelligence officials concerned the Chinese Consulate interfered in election

Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim speaks during a news conference, in Vancouver, on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. Sim says his race is behind “insinuations” connecting him to election meddling by Chinese diplomats in a newspaper report on the issue.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Canadian Human Rights Commission logo is seen in this undated handout. A union representing public service lawyers says the government has found discrimination and systemic racism at play in an institution specifically designed to root it out.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Government finds that Canadian Human Rights Commission discriminated against workers

Commission breached “no discrimination” clause in its collective agreement

The Canadian Human Rights Commission logo is seen in this undated handout. A union representing public service lawyers says the government has found discrimination and systemic racism at play in an institution specifically designed to root it out.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
The Yukon provincial flag flies on a flagpole in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. A Yukon First Nation has declared a state of emergency related to the opioid crisis, calling it an “emergency that is terrorizing the public.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Yukon First Nation declares state of emergency over opioids ‘terrorizing’ community

Declaration comes after a double homicide on Saturday of two Whitehorse men in remote town of Mayo

The Yukon provincial flag flies on a flagpole in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. A Yukon First Nation has declared a state of emergency related to the opioid crisis, calling it an “emergency that is terrorizing the public.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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Fatal shooting in Prince George, B.C., as RCMP respond to distraught man

IIO called in after highway mental health incident ended with man dead

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An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. The Edmonton Police Service says in a news release that two patrol officers were killed while responding to a call Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Source says suspect who killed two Edmonton officers was 16, also shot his mother

Flags at Alberta legislature, government buildings and police detachments at half-mast

An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. The Edmonton Police Service says in a news release that two patrol officers were killed while responding to a call Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A seagull stands atop a statue of Captain George Vancouver outside Vancouver City Hall, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Statistics Canada data published last month confirmed that B.C. leads the country as the province with the highest rate of unaffordable homes, due largely to the number of people paying high rents to live in downtown Vancouver. Voters in Vancouver’s municipal election have been met with an array of solutions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver councillor supports foreign interference probe at municipal level

Lenny Zhou speaks out after report Chinese consulate in Vancouver interfered in 2022 local election

A seagull stands atop a statue of Captain George Vancouver outside Vancouver City Hall, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Statistics Canada data published last month confirmed that B.C. leads the country as the province with the highest rate of unaffordable homes, due largely to the number of people paying high rents to live in downtown Vancouver. Voters in Vancouver’s municipal election have been met with an array of solutions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Canada Flag flies on the Peace Tower of Parliament Hill as pedestrians make their way along Sparks Street Mall in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Federal public servants are expected to be back in office by the end of the month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Some federal public servants get remote-work extension as others face deadline

Government will take another year to ‘assess the benefits’ of remote work for certain departments

The Canada Flag flies on the Peace Tower of Parliament Hill as pedestrians make their way along Sparks Street Mall in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Federal public servants are expected to be back in office by the end of the month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Edmonton Police Const. Travis Jordan, left, and Const. Brett Ryan are seen in a composite image made from two undated handout photos. Jordan, 35, an 8 1/2-year veteran with the Edmonton force, and Ryan, 30, who had been with the service for 5 1/2 years, were shot and killed responding to a domestic violence call. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Edmonton Police Service

Father-to-be and ‘snow angel’: Edmonton officers shot and killed on duty remembered

Brett Ryan and Travis Jordan were shot and killed responding to a domestic violence call

Edmonton Police Const. Travis Jordan, left, and Const. Brett Ryan are seen in a composite image made from two undated handout photos. Jordan, 35, an 8 1/2-year veteran with the Edmonton force, and Ryan, 30, who had been with the service for 5 1/2 years, were shot and killed responding to a domestic violence call. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Edmonton Police Service
The Supreme Court of Canada is pictured in Ottawa on Friday, March 3, 2023. The Supreme Court of Canada says it will hear an appeal over a so-called secret trial involving a police informant held in Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal from media over Quebec secret trial

Media appealing seals imposed on the case involving a police informant

The Supreme Court of Canada is pictured in Ottawa on Friday, March 3, 2023. The Supreme Court of Canada says it will hear an appeal over a so-called secret trial involving a police informant held in Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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UK bans TikTok on government phones on security grounds

British authorities said Thursday that they are banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app…

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Doug Whitney, center, eats breakfast with his family in Manson, Wash., on Nov. 5, 2022. Whitney inherited the same gene mutation that gave Alzheimer’s disease to his mother, brother and generations of other relatives by the unusually young age of 50. Doug is a healthy 73, his mind still sharp. Somehow, he escaped his genetic fate. (AP Photo/Shelby Lum)

Science seeking Alzheimer’s clues from few who escape genetic fate

Researchers could uncover and mimic whatever protects those who escaped fate of their families

Doug Whitney, center, eats breakfast with his family in Manson, Wash., on Nov. 5, 2022. Whitney inherited the same gene mutation that gave Alzheimer’s disease to his mother, brother and generations of other relatives by the unusually young age of 50. Doug is a healthy 73, his mind still sharp. Somehow, he escaped his genetic fate. (AP Photo/Shelby Lum)
Murder victim Amanda Zhao’s mother Baoying Yang (left) and father Zisheng Zhao pause for a moment during a news conference in Vancouver, Monday, Oct. 20, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Worse than an animal’: Mother enraged as killer claims Amanda Zhao might be alive

Zhao’s convicted killer, Ang Li, claims he was framed by China’s government seeks refugee status

Murder victim Amanda Zhao’s mother Baoying Yang (left) and father Zisheng Zhao pause for a moment during a news conference in Vancouver, Monday, Oct. 20, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A biologist and wild horse researcher is calling for stronger federal and provincial protections for the animals after 17 carcasses were found in rural British Columbia. Wild horse mares walk along an oil and gas roadway on crown land near Sundre, Alta., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Researcher calls for more wild horse protections after 17 shot dead in rural B.C.

Animals found about 65 kilometres west of Kamloops, near Walhachin

A biologist and wild horse researcher is calling for stronger federal and provincial protections for the animals after 17 carcasses were found in rural British Columbia. Wild horse mares walk along an oil and gas roadway on crown land near Sundre, Alta., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Edmonton Police Chief Dale McFee makes his way to speak to media about two police officers who were shot and killed on duty in Edmonton on Thursday, March 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Unthinkable and horrific:’ 2 Edmonton police constables shot on job, suspect dead

Police say a man considered a suspect in the shootings was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Edmonton Police Chief Dale McFee makes his way to speak to media about two police officers who were shot and killed on duty in Edmonton on Thursday, March 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson