Mi'kmaq First Nation, environmental group work on creating zero-emission lobster boat

Hubert Nicholas, director of Fisheries at Membertou First Nation speaks with engineers Erica Pineo, left, and Marissa Campbell in a 2022 handout photo. An environmental charity and Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia are partnering to develop the first generation of electric lobster fishing boats. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ocean North Hubert Nicholas, director of Fisheries at Membertou First Nation speaks with engineers Erica Pineo, left, and Marissa Campbell in a 2022 handout photo. An environmental charity and Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia are partnering to develop the first generation of electric lobster fishing boats. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ocean North

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Liberals withdraw controversial amendment to guns bill

The federal Liberals are withdrawing an amendment to their guns bill that introduced a controversial new definition of an assault-style weapon. The amendment would have defined what kind of firearms should be banned in Canada and added dozens of new semi-automatic rifles and shotguns to the list.