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In a camera monitor, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks after the United Conservative Party’s annual meeting in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.An internal fight plaguing Alberta’s governing party has taken a new twist with one of Premier Jason Kenney’s senior political staffers comparing Kenney’s backbench critics to clowns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Intraparty war in Alberta Premier Kenney’s UCP sees Twitter fight over clown image

Almost 60,000 party members eligible to vote in the leadership review with results announced May 18

In a camera monitor, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks after the United Conservative Party’s annual meeting in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.An internal fight plaguing Alberta’s governing party has taken a new twist with one of Premier Jason Kenney’s senior political staffers comparing Kenney’s backbench critics to clowns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
A fan pays his respects at a statue honouring Guy Lafleur in front of the Bell Centre in Montreal, on Friday, April 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Quebec government talking to Lafleur family about possible national funeral

Montrealers pay tribute to Habs great as the reflect on his impact

A fan pays his respects at a statue honouring Guy Lafleur in front of the Bell Centre in Montreal, on Friday, April 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Victoria Fire Department officials attend to a house damaged in an April 20 fire that is being investigated as a potential house fire. (Kiernan Green Victoria News)

B.C. police probe whether arson attack on home of Ukrainian pastor was a hate crime

Gasoline was poured through the mail slot of the family home of Father Yuriy Vyshnevskyy

Victoria Fire Department officials attend to a house damaged in an April 20 fire that is being investigated as a potential house fire. (Kiernan Green Victoria News)
David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, speaks during a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The British Columbia government says it has developed “a new approach to litigation” as part of its process to implement its 2019 legislation adopting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. prioritizing negotiation over litigation for Indigenous rights

Policy in line with United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples legislation

David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, speaks during a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The British Columbia government says it has developed “a new approach to litigation” as part of its process to implement its 2019 legislation adopting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Linda Silas, talks with reporters in St. Andrews, N.B. on Friday, July 20, 2018. Silas wants Canada’s auditor general to find out how many privately contracted nurses are working for health authorities across the country, doing the same work as staff counterparts while being paid far more.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Higher-paid agency nurses could pose ‘dangerous challenge’ to health system: union

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions asking if recruitment and retention of staff undermined

Linda Silas, talks with reporters in St. Andrews, N.B. on Friday, July 20, 2018. Silas wants Canada’s auditor general to find out how many privately contracted nurses are working for health authorities across the country, doing the same work as staff counterparts while being paid far more.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks during a media availability on the situation in Ukraine, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Freeland says Russia should be booted from G20, but no movement yet

Canada’s finance minister says Canada won’t be a part of any meeting where Russia is taking part

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks during a media availability on the situation in Ukraine, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Dutch King Willem-Alexander, cheered on competitors of the Wheelchair Basketball final between The Netherlands and the U.S. at the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday, April 22, 2022. The week-long games for active servicemen and veterans who are ill, injured or wounded opened last Saturday in this Dutch city that calls itself the global center of peace and justice. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Winter sports to be featured when Vancouver, Whistler host 2025 Invictus Games

Prince Harry announced the 2 municipalities have won the bid to host the international competition

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Dutch King Willem-Alexander, cheered on competitors of the Wheelchair Basketball final between The Netherlands and the U.S. at the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday, April 22, 2022. The week-long games for active servicemen and veterans who are ill, injured or wounded opened last Saturday in this Dutch city that calls itself the global center of peace and justice. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Asad Behrawa recites the athaan, the call to prayer for Muslims, over a loudspeaker for the month of Ramadan in Edmonton on Thursday, April 15, 2021. A group representing Muslims in Canada is asking mosques in Edmonton to be on the lookout after mail containing a white powdery substance was delivered to two places of worship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Muslim group concerned after Edmonton mosques receive packages with powdery substance

Powder landed on the person’s hand and clothes, but it turned out to be harmless

Asad Behrawa recites the athaan, the call to prayer for Muslims, over a loudspeaker for the month of Ramadan in Edmonton on Thursday, April 15, 2021. A group representing Muslims in Canada is asking mosques in Edmonton to be on the lookout after mail containing a white powdery substance was delivered to two places of worship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Montreal Canadien Guy Lafleur (left) and Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers are seen here during a break in their light skate at the first day of training camp for Team Canada in Montreal, Aug. 10, 1981. (CP PHOTO/Ian MacAlpine)

Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, a dominant force in his generation, dead at 70

Hall-of-famer led the Montreal Canadiens 1970s Stanley Cup dynasty, inspired legions of fans

Montreal Canadien Guy Lafleur (left) and Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers are seen here during a break in their light skate at the first day of training camp for Team Canada in Montreal, Aug. 10, 1981. (CP PHOTO/Ian MacAlpine)
The Hudson’s Bay Company heritage building in Winnipeg is photographed Thursday, April 21, 2022. One of the landmark stores formerly run by the Hudson’s Bay Co. is about to undergo a major transformation in the name of reconciliation with Indigenous people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Hudson’s Bay Co. calls donation of Winnipeg building an act of reconciliation

Company set to transfer what was one of its flagship stores to a First Nations group

The Hudson’s Bay Company heritage building in Winnipeg is photographed Thursday, April 21, 2022. One of the landmark stores formerly run by the Hudson’s Bay Co. is about to undergo a major transformation in the name of reconciliation with Indigenous people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Manitoba Métis Federation President David Chartrand stands in St. Peter’s Square as Métis met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on April 21, 2022, in this handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jordan Meixner - Manitoba Métis Federation

‘He took ownership’: Manitoba Métis meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican

An estimated 150,000 Indigenous children were forced to attend residential schools

Manitoba Métis Federation President David Chartrand stands in St. Peter’s Square as Métis met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on April 21, 2022, in this handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jordan Meixner - Manitoba Métis Federation
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney provides details on sustainable helicopter air ambulance funding in Calgary on Friday, March 25, 2022. Kenney says Albertans don’t appreciate the intraparty fighting “soap opera” of his United Conservative government and he has been too soft on public dissenters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Soap opera’: Alberta premier says he’s been too tolerant of open dissent

Kenney: ‘Conservatives know that we must be united, and unity requires a degree of discipline’

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney provides details on sustainable helicopter air ambulance funding in Calgary on Friday, March 25, 2022. Kenney says Albertans don’t appreciate the intraparty fighting “soap opera” of his United Conservative government and he has been too soft on public dissenters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Jason Nixon in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Nixon, Alberta government house leader, is facing accusations of intimidation following a fiery exchange in the house. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta house leader Jason Nixon accused of trying to intimidate opponent in chamber

Fiery exchange in the house saw Nixon lob a swear word toward the Speaker

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Jason Nixon in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Nixon, Alberta government house leader, is facing accusations of intimidation following a fiery exchange in the house. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A health care worker prepares to test a Coastal GasLink field worker for COVID-19. (Coastal GasLink)

Canada needs a stronger COVID-19 detection system, experts say

Rapid antigen tests not as reliable at detecting the Omicron variant, or as well-tracked

A health care worker prepares to test a Coastal GasLink field worker for COVID-19. (Coastal GasLink)
A for sale sign displays a sold home in a development in Ottawa on July 6, 2015. Earlier this month, the Liberal government unveiled a new mechanism for Canadians looking to save for a down payment on their first home: a fresh tax-free savings account.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

How to save for a down payment: navigating Canada’s investment savings accounts

Tax-free first home savings account offers a new way to make a down payment on first property

A for sale sign displays a sold home in a development in Ottawa on July 6, 2015. Earlier this month, the Liberal government unveiled a new mechanism for Canadians looking to save for a down payment on their first home: a fresh tax-free savings account.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The original school bell sits atop a monument dedicated to the Indian Residential School at George Gordon First Nation on Wednesday April 20, 2022. The first geophysical investigation of the George Gordon Indian Residential School identified 14 possible burial locations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

‘Just the beginning’: 14 graves found at former residential school in Saskatchewan

George Gordon First Nation recently wrapped up the first phase of its months-long search

The original school bell sits atop a monument dedicated to the Indian Residential School at George Gordon First Nation on Wednesday April 20, 2022. The first geophysical investigation of the George Gordon Indian Residential School identified 14 possible burial locations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
Wet’suwet’en supporters and Coastal GasLink opponents continue to protest outside the B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, February 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Ottawa feared repeat of 2020 rail blockades before B.C. pipeline arrests last fall

Notes show federal concerns around construction of the 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline

Wet’suwet’en supporters and Coastal GasLink opponents continue to protest outside the B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, February 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) reacts as Philadelphia 76ers centre Joel Embiid (21) celebrates the 76ers win with forward Tobias Harris (12) in overtime NBA first round playoff action in Toronto on Wednesday April 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Embiid hits dagger in OT and Sixers take 3-0 NBA series lead over Raptors

Toronto must dig out of massive hole in best-of-7 playoff matchup

Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) reacts as Philadelphia 76ers centre Joel Embiid (21) celebrates the 76ers win with forward Tobias Harris (12) in overtime NBA first round playoff action in Toronto on Wednesday April 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A loonie is pictured in Vancouver on April, 2014.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inflation picks up steam in March to hit 6.7% amid war in Europe, supply chain woes

Highest reading since inflation hit 6.9 per cent in January 1991 when the GST was introduced

A loonie is pictured in Vancouver on April, 2014.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about housing after meeting privately with two families in Kitchener, Ont. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Trudeau says heavy artillery coming for Ukraine, but stays mum on details

Prime Minister said he wants to be careful about what he publicizes for security reasons

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about housing after meeting privately with two families in Kitchener, Ont. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power