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at 09:29 on May 06, 2016, EDT.

Massive convoy underway to move Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A massive convoy is underway to move evacuees stranded at oilfield camps north of Fort McMurray, Alta., through the fire-ravaged community to safe areas south of the oilsands capital.

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at 09:28 on May 06, 2016, EDT.

Western premiers meet, discuss pushing feds to restore disaster funding

VANCOUVER - As wildfires burn uncontrollably across northern Alberta, government leaders in Western Canada are meeting to discuss pushing Ottawa to reverse historic funding cuts to disaster-mitigation programs.

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at 09:28 on May 06, 2016, EDT.

Ministers responsible for emergency preparedness meet in Toronto Friday

TORONTO - Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale meets today in Toronto with provincial ministers responsible for emergency preparedness.

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at 09:26 on May 06, 2016, EDT.

PM apologizes for blaming opposition parties for electoral reform delay

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau has apologized for suggesting opposition parties are to blame for the delay in setting up a parliamentary committee on electoral reform.

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at 09:25 on May 06, 2016, EDT.

Trudeau invited 44 people, including mom, to accompany him to Washington

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau took a small army of 44 people with him for a three-day visit to Washington last March, at a cost of more than $25,000.

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at 09:25 on May 06, 2016, EDT.

Politics running up against policy as Liberals mull Mexican visa lift

OTTAWA - The federal Liberal cabinet is wrestling with how to lift visa requirements for Mexican visitors to Canada without having to spend millions of dollars handling what would likely be a spike in asylum claims as a result.

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at 09:24 on May 06, 2016, EDT.

Youth's injuries prompt B.C. children's watchdog to call for 'secure care' law

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's representative for children and youth is calling on the province to urgently consider a law allowing youth to be involuntarily placed in a facility for their own short-term safety.

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at 09:24 on May 06, 2016, EDT.

Victoria's medical marijuana bylaw deflects concerns about edible pot

VICTORIA - Seniors in Victoria support council's push to adopt a bylaw that allows edible pot products in medical marijuana dispensaries, despite health and safety concerns raised by the province's medical health officer, says Mayor Lisa Helps.

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at 09:22 on May 06, 2016, EDT.

Canadian man linked to three women who are missing in the US: police

A Canadian man believed to have been in the U.S. illegally for more than two decades has now been linked to three women who are missing in that country.

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at 09:21 on May 06, 2016, EDT.

Edmonton won't try to lasso more Canadian Finals Rodeo events: mayor

EDMONTON - It looks like there won't be anymore steer wrestling or bronc riding in Edmonton.

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at 08:42 on May 06, 2016, EDT.

QuickList: Canadian unemployment rates by province for month of April

OTTAWA - Canada's national unemployment rate was 7.1 per cent in April. Here's what happened provincially (previous month in brackets):

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at 07:49 on May 06, 2016, EDT.

Sentence ending for Medicine Hat woman who murdered her family when she was 12

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - A young woman convicted in the horrific murder of her mother, father and 8-year-old brother a decade ago will take the final step to full freedom today.

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