While the referendum campaign was gearing up in Quebec in 1995, a team of Saskatchewan officials headed by Premier Roy Romanow considered the possibility that Saskatchewan might leave Canada in the event of a Yes win.
The Federal Court is giving refugees a broader basis for appeals, telling Canada's Refugee Appeal Division that it can overturn a decision based on the merits of the case, rather than only if there was a mistake in the legal process.
While residents are happy he’s coming, some are wondering where the substance is. 'We’re not actually sitting down and having a discussion on any issues,’ said Jeannie Ehaloak, mayor of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.
An independent Liberal senator is proposing a constitutional amendment that would let senators, like MPs, vote on who should be their Speaker. It's currently the prime minister who names the Senate Speaker.
WASHINGTON D.C./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. chief technology officer at the time of the troubled rollout of Healthcare.gov is stepping down and moving into a new role recruiting top Silicon Valley talent to government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.
SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - The California Senate passed a bill on Friday requiring local law enforcement to search a database of firearms owners in most cases when carrying out checks on people who may harm themselves or others.
(Reuters) - Amid ongoing efforts to address a backlog of unanalyzed rape kits that go untested throughout the country, California lawmakers passed a bill on Friday requiring law enforcement to process the evidence within a certain time frame.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama could ask the U.S. Congress in coming weeks to approve new funds for airstrikes against Islamic State targets, according to a congressional aide, following the militants' beheading of an American journalist and activities in Iraq.
EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama delivered a somber statement on the death of American journalist James Foley after a video emerged showing Foley's grisly execution by Islamic State militants. Then Obama proceeded directly to a golf course to play 18 holes.
PORTLAND Maine (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Friday that Maine law unfairly limits the amount of money supporters can contribute to independent candidates, providing a boost to the campaign of Eliot Cutler in one of the country’s most hotly contended governor’s races.
RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell testified during his corruption trial on Friday that he saw nothing inappropriate about accepting $70,000 in loans from a businessman to help pay the bills on beach properties.
TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A federal judge in north Florida on Thursday struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional, but stayed the ruling, leaving same-sex couples still unable to marry in the state.
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California would spend $3 million on lawyers for unaccompanied minors arriving in California from Central America under a proposal announced Thursday by top California Democrats.
House Republicans on Friday pushed through a $694 million measure to deal with the influx of migrant children to the southern border. But the bill will go nowhere — the Senate won't take it up and the President has already threatened to veto it.