Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is warning the Trudeau government against pressing ahead with its climate plan without having the provinces on board. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said provinces must either put a price on carbon that meets or exceeds a national minimum or put a cap-and-trade system in place. That announcement on Monday prompted environment ministers from Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador to walk out of climate meetings in Montreal.
Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says China has for years tried to block Canadian diplomats from Tibet, banning some of them from visiting aid projects once funded by Canadian taxpayers. The minister’s frank assessment comes as the Liberal government moves to expand trade with China. The Montreal-based, Canada Tibet Committee suggested the travel restrictions are part of China’s ongoing efforts to mask human rights abuses in the region.
A man accused of killing a prominent Canadian legal scholar in Florida has pleaded guilty in a U.S. court, marking a major development in a case authorities have called a murder for hire motivated by a bitter divorce. Luis Rivera pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Dan Markel — a Toronto-born law professor at Florida State University — and as part of the plea deal he will testify against two co-accused and will co-operate with investigators.
It was the biggest home run of Edwin Encarnacion’s career and one of the most dramatic in Blue Jays history. He crushed a no-doubt three-run blast in the bottom of the 11th inning last night to give Toronto a 5-2 victory over Baltimore to capture the American League wild card. Now it’s off to Texas, where the Jays will face the Rangers in a best-of-five division series starting Thursday afternoon.