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Highlights: Sales tax up, bus company cut in Saskatchewan deficit budget

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 2:36pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:15pm

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government tabled a budget Wednesday which forecasts a $685-million deficit this year and includes a plan to balance the books in three years. Here...

Budget 2017 trumpets child care, anti-violence strategy as help for women

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 2:35pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is committing $101 million over five years to reduce violence against women, a highlight of a federal budget that promised to consider the way...

Alberta wants changes to 'women studies' course focused on hairstyling, cooking

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 2:34pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

EDMONTON — Alberta's education minister wants a school division to immediately revamp a course entitled "Women Studies" which teaches tween girls about hairstyles, flattering...

Text of the Finance Minister Bill Morneau's budget speech

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 2:33pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

OTTAWA — Text of Finance Minister Bill Morneau's budget speech delivered in the House of Commons on Wednesday:

Mr. Speaker,

As Canadians come together to...

Highlights of federal budget tabled Wednesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 2:30pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

OTTAWA — Highlights from the 2017 federal budget tabled Wednesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau:

— Employment insurance premiums are going up five cents to $1.68 per...

The Pothole Dodge in Newfoundland: a seasonal hazard for drivers and tires

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 2:27pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 2:45pm

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Mechanic Ed Hearn has never seen anything quite like the aluminum rim that split apart after a Volvo SUV hit a pothole in St. John's, N.L., this week.

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B.C., Czech museums, Indigenous groups work to find cultural treasures abroad

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 2:23pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 2:45pm

VICTORIA — Museum officials in British Columbia and the Czech Republic have signed an agreement to better track First Nations artifacts held beyond provincial borders.

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Flint Firebirds make first OHL playoff appearance since move from Plymouth

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 1:59pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 2:15pm

As soon as Ryan Oulahen was hired as head coach of the Flint Firebirds last spring, he started phoning his players. He called captain Alex Peters first and then reached out to...

Man wanted in stepson's death fled 2,000 kilometres before arrest, police say

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 1:49pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 2:15pm

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — An Ontario man accused of killing his seven-year-old stepson and badly injuring a banker with whom he'd once had professional dealings managed to flee 2,...

No change in Canada's threat level after apparent terror attack in London

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 1:43pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 2:15pm

OTTAWA — The apparent terrorist incident outside the British Parliament is a cowardly attack on democracy around the world, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Canada...

Lawyers urge Ottawa to fast-track families in Hong Kong who helped Snowden

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 1:17pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

MONTREAL — Canadian lawyers representing three families who sheltered whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong urged Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on Wednesday to expedite...

Enbridge cutting 1,000 jobs after completing takeover of Spectra Energy

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 1:12pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 1:45pm

CALGARY — The cuts have come swiftly at energy giant Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB), which is laying off about 1,000 staff less than a month after closing its blockbuster takeover of...

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