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Growth council's new tasks: unlock business spending, broaden job skills help

By The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 - 12:47pm Updated: May 23, 2017 - 1:30pm

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government's influential team of economic advisers is pursuing solutions to an issue that has preoccupied policy-makers for years — how to open the spigot...

Newfoundland and Labrador join 10-digit club ahead of new telephone area code

By The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 - 12:33pm Updated: May 23, 2017 - 1:00pm

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — One of Canada's last bastions of local seven-digit dialing will soon be no more.

People in Newfoundland and Labrador were told Tuesday that local 10-...

Concert security in focus after Manchester bombing

By The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 - 12:25pm Updated: May 23, 2017 - 1:00pm

TORONTO — Avid concertgoer Mark Churaman can't shake the disturbing images of the suicide bombing that tore through the Manchester Arena on Monday night.

He was at the...

Video of fight with Syrian, Canadian students sparks protest at Alberta school

By The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 - 12:24pm Updated: May 23, 2017 - 12:45pm

RED DEER, Alta. — Educators and RCMP are trying to keep the peace at a central Alberta school after someone posted a video on social media of a fight between a small group of...

Ottawa to announce new program to clean up 'backlog' of abandoned boats

By The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 - 12:03pm Updated: May 23, 2017 - 1:00pm

HALIFAX — Canada's transportation minister is vowing to crack down on abandoned boats languishing in the country's oceans.

Marc Garneau says Ottawa will announce a new...

Petition to ban caleches in Quebec City gets more than 34,000 signatures

By The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 - 11:55am Updated: May 23, 2017 - 1:15pm

QUEBEC — A petition to ban caleches in Quebec City has more than 34,000 signatures after two incidents involving horses on the weekend.

Local police say the first...

Lobster thefts: Three facing charges in $3M international fraud and theft case

By The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 - 11:52am Updated: May 23, 2017 - 12:15pm

BARRINGTON, N.S. — More than $3 million worth of lobster is at the centre of a complex, international case involving fraud and theft allegations against three men from...

Supreme Court urged to clarify law on journalist source protection

By The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 - 11:41am Updated: May 23, 2017 - 12:15pm

TORONTO — Protection for a journalist's sources currently exists in legal void that needs filling given the importance of media to our democracy, a new application to the...

New Zealand race car driver Dixon calls robbery a big "contrast"

By The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 - 11:40am Updated: May 23, 2017 - 12:45pm

TORONTO — Less than two days after he was robbed at gunpoint, IndyCar driver Scott Dixon says it was a huge "contrast coming from a country with no guns."

The New...

Carbine rifles were a 'high priority' for RCMP, Moncton massacre trial told

By The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 - 11:34am Updated: May 23, 2017 - 12:15pm

MONCTON, N.B. — Arming front line officers with carbine rifles was a "high priority" for senior Mounties three years before a shooting rampage in Moncton, N.B., an RCMP deputy...

Putin says whistleblowing on doping echoes Stalin's purges

By The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 - 11:29am Updated: May 23, 2017 - 12:00pm

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that plans to encourage athletes to give evidence about doping remind him of denunciations during Josef Stalin's purges...

Quebec byelection poster denouncing Canadian multiculturalism upsets some people

By The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 - 11:19am Updated: May 23, 2017 - 1:30pm

MONTREAL — A candidate in a Quebec provincial byelection has upset some local residents with a campaign poster that criticizes Canadian multiculturalism and shows a photo of a...

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