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Taxes on alcohol to rise

Mar 21, 2019 / 4:46 pm

The federal government is continuing to squeeze beer drinkers with the 2019 budget. Federal excise tax on all alcohol products will go up on April 1, the third...

Equalization ultimatum?

Mar 21, 2019 / 2:46 pm

The leader of Alberta's United Conservatives is promising a referendum on equalization if there's no major progress on market-opening pipelines. Jason...

Do jets have safety option?

Mar 21, 2019 / 11:40 am

Canada's two largest airlines have at least one of the optional safety features on their Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft that were reportedly lacking on the jets...

Liberals sink in polls

Mar 21, 2019 / 11:29 am

A new poll conducted by Leger for The Canadian Press suggests the governing federal Liberals have lost ground to the Conservatives over the past month. Overall,...

Crowd slipped pot brownies

Mar 21, 2019 / 11:10 am

Ontario's provincial police say they're investigating after several people appeared to "overdose" on cannabis after eating brownies served at...

Stark differences on ballot

Mar 21, 2019 / 11:00 am

NDP Leader Rachel Notley and United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney both spoke to crowds in Lethbridge, Alta., last night with a common message — voters...

Voting marathon continues

Mar 21, 2019 / 6:05 am

Members of Parliament are continuing their marathon voting session as opposition parties protest the Trudeau government's efforts to shut down any further...

Families await sentencing

Mar 21, 2019 / 5:41 am

Kevin Matechuk says he will never, never forgive the semi driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Matechuk's 19-year-old son Layne of...

Science vs 'fake news'

Mar 21, 2019 / 5:33 am

A marine mammal scientist in Vancouver says he thinks his work has been misrepresented online and he's worried it's part of a trend that has him and his...

All-night filibuster underway

Mar 20, 2019 / 8:46 pm

Members of Parliament were bracing Wednesday for an all-night voting marathon as opposition parties protested the Trudeau government's efforts to shut down...

Idle No More wins in court

Mar 20, 2019 / 7:31 pm

A judge has dismissed charges against one of the founders of the Indigenous Idle No More protest movement who was accused of living illegally on Saskatchewan...

Liberal MP quits caucus

Mar 20, 2019 / 1:50 pm

Celina Caesar-Chavannes has informed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that she's leaving the federal Liberal caucus and will sit as an independent MP. The...

PQ relegated to 4th place

Mar 20, 2019 / 11:50 am

The struggling Parti Quebecois has suffered another setback with a decision by the Speaker relegating it to fourth place in the provincial legislature. Francois...

Addict calls for help in jails

Mar 20, 2019 / 11:25 am

Memories of vomiting, diarrhea and unrelenting stomach pain as he withdrew from opioids in prison had Rob MacDonald repeatedly asking for addiction treatment...

Yay! We're ninth happiest

Mar 20, 2019 / 9:12 am

Smile! Canada is the ninth happiest country in the world. The United Nations' World Happiness Report has placed Finland at the top of the list for a second...

Morneau promotes budget

Mar 20, 2019 / 7:01 am

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has begun promoting the recent budget that's already come under fire for its big-ticket spending promises. Morneau is...

Stumping for votes in AB

Mar 20, 2019 / 5:38 am

After firing up supporters at campaign kickoff events, the leaders of Alberta's two main political parties are heading out to stump for votes. NDP Leader...

Canadian blew the whistle

Mar 19, 2019 / 3:22 pm

Morrie Tobin, the Montreal native named in reports as the central figure who exposed an alleged college admissions scam in the United States, was described...

Big-spending deficit budget

Mar 19, 2019 / 1:21 pm

The final budget of the Trudeau government's mandate will scatter billions in fresh spending — on everything from pharmacare to retraining workers to...

Highlights of federal budget

Mar 19, 2019 / 1:15 pm

Highlights from the federal Liberal budget tabled Tuesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau: $1.7 billion over five years, and $586 million a year after that,...