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Budget 2017: Liberals try to ease anxiety and get Canada ready for the future

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 5:04pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 5:30pm

OTTAWA — The future is coming at you, fast, and the Liberal government says it knows you're getting anxious — and potentially angry.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau...

Trudeau government hiking taxes on smokes, booze, pursues tax cheats

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:58pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 5:30pm

OTTAWA — Canadians who drink, smoke, use ride-sharing services like Uber or rely on public transit will be paying more thanks to changes in the federal budget.

Finance...

Feds see slimmer deficits in budget that makes 'big bets' on high-growth sectors

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:55pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 5:30pm

OTTAWA — The federal government is projecting slightly smaller annual budget shortfalls in the years ahead and placing "big bets" on hand-picked sectors of the economy that the...

Jobs training and EI changes a 'pleasant surprise' for Newfoundland

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:52pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 5:15pm

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's finance minister says the federal budget's job training and Employment Insurance measures will offer much needed help.

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For Oregon Ducks coach Dana Altman, it's old home week at KC regional

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:45pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 5:15pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dana Altman is back in his old stomping grounds for the NCAA Midwest Regional.

Until he left for Oregon in 2010, the 58-year-old Nebraska native had...

With two red cards in three MLS games, discipline issues continue for Whitecaps

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:40pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

VANCOUVER — With his team starting to show attacking promise in a scoreless stalemate, Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Brek Shea cut the feet out from under Toronto FC defender ...

Federal Liberal budget kills off 71-year-old Canada Savings Bonds program

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:36pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

OTTAWA — A federal budget billed as helping Canadians better navigate the modern-day economy cashed out Wednesday on a 71-year-old program that used to be a cornerstone of...

Canada's Bouchard loses in 3 sets to Barty in 1st round at Key Biscayne

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:36pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard a fourth consecutive loss, losing 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 to Ashleigh Barty in the first round of the Miami Open on Wednesday...

Ex-Penn St official: 'I should have done more' in abuse case

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:31pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Two former senior administrators at Penn State testified Wednesday they regret how they handled a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy,...

Former Eskimos defensive back Larry Highbaugh dies at the age of 67

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:24pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 5:15pm

Larry Highbaugh, the speedy defensive back-kick returner who helped the Edmonton Eskimos win six Grey Cups, has died. He was 67.

The Eskimos confirmed Highbaugh's death ...

Quebec boy, mother sought in Amber Alert found unharmed in Ottawa area

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:15pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — A four-year-old boy and his mother who were the subject of an Amber Alert were found safe and sound in the Ottawa area Wednesday, said Quebec provincial...

B.C.'s top judge says system needs 'shock therapy' to improve access to justice

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:03pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

VANCOUVER — A dose of "shock therapy" is needed to reform Canada's justice system, which is failing to meet the legal needs of everyday people, British Columbia's top judge...

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