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NDP Leader John Horgan is silhouetted as he sits on his campaign bus following an announcement during a election campaign stop in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pandemic election pays off for ruling British Columbia party

Oct. 25, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — The leftist New Democrats won a majority government in the British Columbia election this weekend as voters rewarded Premier John Horgan with a second term after he took a gamble on calling an election during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NDP won enough seats to form a...

Canada avoids snap election after Parliament vote

Oct. 21, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Justin Trudeau's Liberal government avoided being toppled in a confidence vote Wednesday after a majority of Parliament members voted against a Conservative motion to create a special anti-corruption committee The Liberal government had declared the motion to be a matter of confidence....

Today in History

Oct. 21, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 21, the 295th day of 2020. There are 71 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1879, Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J. On this date: In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution,...

Opposition push to set up probe could force Canada election

Oct. 20, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government said Monday an opposition push for an anti-corruption committee will trigger a vote that could force a fall election in Canada. Liberal House Leader Pablo Rodriguez said the government considers the Conservative motion to be a matter of...

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland smiles as she responds to a question as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on during a news conference on parliament hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada-China spat heats up over ambassador's alleged threat

Oct. 19, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The diplomatic spat between Canada and China grew more heated on Monday as Beijing denounced press criticism of its ambassador to Ottawa, only to have Canada's deputy prime minister and opposition leader echo the criticism. The exchange comes at a moment when ties between the countries are...

Non-indigenous boats protest the launch of a Mi'kmaq self-regulated fishery by members of the Sipekne'katik First Nation, in Saulnierville, Nova Scotia on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The First Nation says a 1999 Supreme Court of Canada ruling, known as the Marshall decision, granted the Mi'kmaq the right to catch and sell lobster outside of the regular fishing season.  (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Minister: Cops failing Indigenous in Canada lobster dispute

Oct. 19, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canada’s Indigenous services minister said Monday that police in Nova Scotia have failed to properly protect Indigenous people embroiled in an ugly dispute over lobster fishing. Marc Miller made the comments about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after a turbulent...

Today in History

Oct. 19, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2020. There are 73 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 19, 1781, British troops under Gen. Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, as the American Revolution neared its end. On this date: In 1765, the Stamp...

China envoy warns Canada against granting protesters asylum

Oct. 15, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Chinese ambassador to Canada warned the Trudeau government on Thursday not to grant asylum to Hong Kong residents fleeing a widely criticized national security law imposed by Beijing. Ambassador Cong Peiwu branded pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong as violent criminals and...

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

China denies Canadians 'arbitrarily' detained over Meng case

Oct. 12, 2020 6:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday denied that two Canadian citizens held for almost two years had been “arbitrarily" detained in response to Canada’s arrest of an executive of technology giant Huawei. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian’s denial came days after China granted...

FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file image made from video, Michael Spavor, director of Paektu Cultural Exchange, talks during a Skype interview in Yanji, China. China said Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, it remains firm in its insistence that Canada make the first move to end the detention of two Canadians, following a meeting of the two countries' foreign ministers.  (AP Photo, File)

Detained Canadians in China get rare consular access

Oct. 10, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government said Saturday that China granted consular access to two detained Canadians in China for the first time since January. The Global Affairs department said Dominic Barton, Canada’s Ambassador to China, was granted virtual consular access to Michael Spavor on...