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Immigration processing times to return to standard in 2022: minister

Immigration processing times to return to standard in 2022: minister

OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Sean Fraser says the government will get back on track by the end of the year after COVID-19 caused a major backlog in the processing of immigration applications and long waits for people seeking status in Canada.
No cause yet for Vancouver house fire that killed three family members

No cause yet for Vancouver house fire that killed three family members

VANCOUVER — The smell of smoke lingered Monday after a house fire in Vancouver killed three members of the same family, including a child, and injured two others. Fire officials have yet to confirm what sparked the flames Sunday.
House of Commons pays tribute to ex-NDP leader Alexa McDonough, who died in January

House of Commons pays tribute to ex-NDP leader Alexa McDonough, who died in January

OTTAWA — Politicians of all stripes paid tribute in the House of Commons to Alexa McDonough on Monday, remembering her as a fearless advocate for social justice and a trailblazer for women in Canadian politics.
Tail cracks on military's new helicopters likely due to weight of equipment: DND

Tail cracks on military's new helicopters likely due to weight of equipment: DND

OTTAWA — The Department of National Defence is blaming an apparent design flaw for the cracks recently discovered in the tails of most of the military's new Cyclone helicopters.
Liberals, industry groups look to solve supply-chain issues, and prevent future woes

Liberals, industry groups look to solve supply-chain issues, and prevent future woes

OTTAWA — The federal transport minister says the government plans to create a suite of policy responses to help ease pandemic-strained supply chains and prevent future flare-ups.
Calling the Ottawa protests 'peaceful' downplays non-violent dangers, critics say

Calling the Ottawa protests 'peaceful' downplays non-violent dangers, critics say

Police haven't reported any physical violence at the ongoing Ottawa rally against vaccine mandates and other government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions, but critics warn that conflating the absence of bloodshed with "peaceful" protest downplays the dan
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's tested positive for COVID-19

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's tested positive for COVID-19

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is feeling well and has no symptoms after testing positive today for COVID-19. Trudeau has been in isolation since Thursday after one of his children tested positive for the virus.
Budget officer suggests feds' foreign homeowner tax to yield less than Liberals plan

Budget officer suggests feds' foreign homeowner tax to yield less than Liberals plan

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer is estimating that a new federal tax on vacant, foreign-owned properties may not bring in as much as the Liberals hope.

MPs to run convoy gauntlet and Ukraine showdown: In The News for Jan. 31

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Jan. 31 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Alberta premier says truckers' border blockade violates traffic laws and must end

Alberta premier says truckers' border blockade violates traffic laws and must end

COUTTS, Alta. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says a truck convoy that's blockaded a highway at a busy U.S. border crossing as part of a protest against vaccine mandates violates the province's Traffic Safety Act and must end immediately.