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Scheer appears to backtrack on commitment to not allow debate on abortion

Scheer appears to backtrack on commitment to not allow debate on abortion

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay once called social-conservative causes a "stinking albatross" thrust onto the election agenda that hung around leader Andrew Scheer's neck and kept the party from winning a majority last fall.
Some provinces face huge debt under current policies: report

Some provinces face huge debt under current policies: report

OTTAWA — Parliament's budget watchdog says Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador face huge increases in their long-term debt loads unless they make significant changes to their fiscal policies or get more money fr
Techies and travellers win in Alberta budget; vapers lose with new tax

Techies and travellers win in Alberta budget; vapers lose with new tax

EDMONTON — Alberta's United Conservative government tabled its 2020-21 budget Thursday.
Canada pumps nearly 900 billion litres of raw sewage into waterways since 2013

Canada pumps nearly 900 billion litres of raw sewage into waterways since 2013

OTTAWA — Canada's old-fashioned city sewer systems dumped nearly 900 billion litres of raw sewage into this country's waterways over five years, enough to fill up an Olympic-sized swimming pool more than 355,000 times.

Man arrested in death of 13-year-old girl found by road in Laurentians

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police have arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with the violent death of a teenage girl who was found by the side of a road in Quebec's Laurentians region.

Some highlights from Alberta's new budget

EDMONTON — Highlights: Alberta's United Conservative government tabled its budget 2020-21 Thursday. Here are some of the highlights: — A $6.8 billion deficit on revenues of $50 billion. — The budget deficit for 2019-20 year is $7.

Quebec man pleads guilty to killing sex worker while out on day parole

QUEBEC — A man who pleaded guilty on Thursday to killing a sex worker while out on day parole stabbed her 30 times because he was jealous and feared rejection, according to a statement read in court.
MPs to examine privacy implications of facial-recognition technology used by RCMP

MPs to examine privacy implications of facial-recognition technology used by RCMP

OTTAWA — The controversial use of facial-recognition tools will soon be scrutinized by MPs.
False nuclear alarm in Ontario was due to human error, investigation finds

False nuclear alarm in Ontario was due to human error, investigation finds

TORONTO — A false alarm about an incident at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station last month was the result of human error, but a delay in sending an all clear was due to several systemic issues, a report found Thursday.
Ontario coronavirus case is province's first instance of human-to-human spread

Ontario coronavirus case is province's first instance of human-to-human spread

TORONTO — Ontario now has a sixth confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, and while it is the first instance in the province of human-to-human transmission, health officials say the risk is still low.