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Tories demand Trudeau testify on WE deal after Liberals reject hearing from PM staff
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Tories demand Trudeau testify on WE deal after Liberals reject hearing from PM staff

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to answer questions before a parliamentary committee on Monday about the Liberal government’s now-dead deal with WE Charity. The demand follows bickering between opposition parties and the Liberals last week over a Conservative-backed motion in the House of Commons that saw MPs vote...

B.C. judge dismisses churches’ petition against COVID-19 rules, lawyer says
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B.C. judge dismisses churches’ petition against COVID-19 rules, lawyer says

VANCOUVER — A legal advocacy group that challenged COVID-19 rules in British Columbia says its argument that the restrictions unjustifiably infringed on religious freedoms has been dismissed by a judge. The petitioners represented by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms included a group of Fraser Valley churches that sought to hold in-person services, which have...

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Canadian detained in China tried on spy charges, but no verdict announced

DANDONG, China — China put on trial one of two Canadians detained for more than two years in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a senior Chinese telecom executive. Canada said its consular officials were refused permission to attend the proceedings against Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur with North Korea-related business, who is accused by China...