HALIFAX - The man who leads the Canadian Armed Forces says military leaders have failed to grasp the importance of recruiting more women and minorities, partly because they have for too long relied on an antiquated template for recruits.
HALIFAX - The deputy minister of national defence has told a NATO meeting in Halifax that Canada is satisfied it is spending what it requires to meet its alliance and other military commitments.
TORONTO - Prominent social conservatives within Ontario's Progressive Conservative party say their voices are being ignored at this weekend's policy convention, once again exposing cracks in a coalition that helped propel the party to a massive election win earlier this year.
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - Leaders from the world's two biggest economies put Canada and its allies in the position of picking sides in the battle for world influence, as the United States and China outlined different visions for trade and investment on Saturday.
TORONTO - Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer rallied Ontario Tories at their annual policy convention on Saturday, calling on them to help him defeat Justin Trudeau's Liberals next fall.
MONTREAL - Key members of the Parti Quebecois met on Saturday as the once-mighty sovereigntist party looks for a way forward following its crushing defeat in October's provincial election.
TORONTO - An alumnus of a prestigious Toronto private school at the centre of a police investigation into allegations of assault and sexual assault alleges he experienced violent hazing at the institution decades ago.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Police say a 96-year-old woman has been found safe after a car was stolen with her inside in Mississauga, Ont.
HALIFAX - The highest-ranking military officer in the United States is insisting U.S. troops will not come into contact with the thousands of migrants from Central America heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border.
OTTAWA - A Vancouver lawyer who helped prosecute two of the Khmer Rouge's most senior surviving leaders is breathing a little easier after a tribunal this week found the two elderly Cambodian men guilty of genocide and other crimes.
MONTREAL - Canada may be known for its wide-open spaces and wildlife, but the federal and provincial governments need to dramatically increase their efforts if they're to save the country's endangered species, conservationists say.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Police west of Toronto say a 19-year veteran of the force has been charged with assault and assault with a weapon.
TORONTO - Students taking standardized tests in Ontario schools this year will be able to wear headphones and access some online calculators and language resources, Ontario's Education Quality and Accountability Office says.
OTTAWA - The United Nations says Canada's health care system is "commendable" overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.
CHICO, Calif. - A British Columbia couple's getaway to northern California has turned into a mission to help people fleeing deadly and destructive wildfires.
VANCOUVER - Gwen Haworth says she always knew her gender identity, even when she was very young, but coming out about 18 years ago was a hard choice made even harder by a lack of services in her home province.
WASHINGTON - Canada's fraught new trade pact with the United States and Mexico is facing a new challenge: a group of conservative U.S. lawmakers who say its language on sexual orientation and gender identity is inappropriate and an affront to national sovereignty.
HALIFAX - Two outspoken U.S. senators — one Republican and one Democrat — took aim Friday at President Donald Trump's fiery rhetoric about rejecting globalism in favour of nationalism.
EDMONTON - Alberta Occupational Health & Safety says officers are still investigating the scene of a workplace accident that killed three men in an industrial area just south of Edmonton.
FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's new Tory premier says his government will develop a plan to reduce carbon emissions, but won't give up on being part of a court challenge of the federal carbon tax.
TORONTO - Police were investigating several allegations of assault and sexual assault at a prestigious private school on Friday amid multiple expulsions and ongoing concerns about whether the school had reported the alleged incidents promptly.
OTTAWA - The Trudeau government gave one final push Friday to bring the Canada Post labour dispute to a close, suggesting it will act quickly if rotating strikes continue beyond a Saturday midnight deadline for the latest contract offers from the Crown corporation.
TORONTO - A 33-year-old triple killer and aviation heir will be 102 years old before he's eligible to apply for parole if prosecutors get their way.
MONTREAL - A labour dispute that began with stickers on store windows and wine bottles turned backwards on the shelves has escalated into a three-day weekend strike at Quebec's provincially run liquor stores.
SUDBURY, Ont. - Police in Sudbury, Ont., have charged a man with multiple offences after someone took a pick-up truck from an impound location.
CARONPORT, Sask. - A southern Saskatchewan Bible college is honouring the memory of the Humboldt Broncos coach who died when the team's bus crashed last spring.
OTTAWA - The federal government is expected to lay out fresh plans next week to support Canada's struggling news industry.
OTTAWA - The backlog of asylum claims from irregular migrants awaiting a decision on whether they can stay in Canada has grown to over 28,000.
OTTAWA - Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says he was heartened to see Conservative MPs denouncing a hateful Facebook post that targeted him.
WARSAW, Poland - A prominent Canadian historian said Friday he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it waged a public campaign last year accusing him of slandering Poland's good name for his work exploring Polish violence against Jews during the Second World War.
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks into this weekend's APEC leaders' summit with a chance to smooth over lingering sore feelings with some of Canada's key trading partners on the Pacific Rim.
OTTAWA - Canadian Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says his support for Britain's departure from the European Union is undiminished, despite the chaos Brexit has sown in British politics.
TORONTO - The three surveillance cameras and the steady flow of people in and out of the small, nondescript grey building are the only hint of the brisk business this downtown Toronto cannabis dispensary does behind closed doors.
TORONTO - A national doctors' group is raising concerns about the Ontario government's move to allow employers to require workers to provide a doctor's note to explain even minor illnesses, such as the common cold.
OTTAWA - Investigations into whether gun licences should be revoked due to violent incidents or mental illness have faced "significant delays" that could endanger public safety, says an internal RCMP review.
TORONTO - A prestigious private school where a student was allegedly sexually assaulted did not report the incident to the Toronto police, a spokeswoman for the force said Thursday, adding that a criminal investigation was launched only after officers were contacted by the media.
TORONTO - Underneath the El Mocambo's newly recreated palm tree sign Michael Wekerle hopes to conjure up a spell of rock star magic.
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - The Government of Ontario is excluding Ontario Hockey League players from provincial employment standards legislation in order to keep a "level playing field" with other major junior hockey leagues across the country, the province said in a release Thursday.
OTTAWA - The federal government has ordered Canada Post to permanently cease delivering a controversial Toronto-based tabloid that has been criticized for promoting hatred against Jews, visible minorities, women and LGBTQ Canadians.
COQUITLAM, B.C. - Two Vancouver men are facing charges of theft after RCMP in Coquitlam, B.C., say they arrested the pair for allegedly stealing a shopping cart loaded with $1,400 worth of butter.