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Quebec budget update: 6.5 per cent GDP growth and cash payments to offset inflation

Quebec budget update: 6.5 per cent GDP growth and cash payments to offset inflation

QUEBEC — Boasting that Quebec's economic growth is outpacing growth in the United States, Finance Minister Eric Girard presented a budget update Thursday that includes one-time cheques to offset inflation and that slashes the province's estimated def
Suspect in custody after reports of shooting at B.C. detachment, no one injured

Suspect in custody after reports of shooting at B.C. detachment, no one injured

VANDERHOOF, B.C. — Police say a suspect is in custody after officers responded to reports of a shooter at an RCMP detachment in northern British Columbia. Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said there are no reported injuries.
Boeing told its bid to sell fighter jets to Canada did not meet Ottawa's requirements

Boeing told its bid to sell fighter jets to Canada did not meet Ottawa's requirements

OTTAWA — Boeing has been told that its bid to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s with a new fleet of the American company’s Super Hornet fighter jets did not meet the federal government's requirements.
David Suzuki apologizes for remark on pipelines being "blown up" over climate change

David Suzuki apologizes for remark on pipelines being "blown up" over climate change

Environmentalist David Suzuki has apologized for comments he made about pipelines being blown up if government leaders don't urgently address climate change.
Lewis to fight Liberal plan to axe charity status for anti-abortion pregnancy centres

Lewis to fight Liberal plan to axe charity status for anti-abortion pregnancy centres

OTTAWA — Leslyn Lewis, in one of her first acts as an MP on Parliament Hill, says she plans on inviting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to a pregnancy centre that risks losing its charity status over opposing abortion.
Amita Kuttner says party must stop infighting, focus on environmental issues

Amita Kuttner says party must stop infighting, focus on environmental issues

OTTAWA — Amita Kuttner, the newly named interim leader of the Green Party of Canada, says their job is to "heal" the party after months of infighting and strife.
Nunavut declares tuberculosis outbreak in Pangnirtung

Nunavut declares tuberculosis outbreak in Pangnirtung

IQALUIT — Nunavut's chief public health officer has declared a tuberculosis outbreak in a Baffin Island community. Dr. Michael Patterson says there has recently been an increase in cases in Pangnirtung, where about 1,500 people live.
Emissions reduction fund poorly designed, misleads on emissions cuts: audit

Emissions reduction fund poorly designed, misleads on emissions cuts: audit

OTTAWA — Canada's environment commissioner says a federal pandemic aid program for the oil and gas sector that was supposed to retain jobs and cut greenhouse-gas emissions is not set up to actually do either of those things.
Assembly of First Nations announces 13 delegates to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican

Assembly of First Nations announces 13 delegates to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican

A chief and residential school survivor says he will be looking for justice and healing when he leads the Assembly of First Nations delegation to meet with Pope Francis next month at the Vatican.

Quebec town chooses mayor by pulling name from hat after result ends in a tie

MONTREAL — A small town near Quebec City has a new mayor after an unusual election that ended with the winner's name pulled from a hat.
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