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Alberta legislature turns down Opposition request to debate bill to protect Rockies

Alberta legislature turns down Opposition request to debate bill to protect Rockies

EDMONTON — The Alberta legislature has turned down a request for a special debate on an Opposition bill intended to protect the province's Rocky Mountains from coal mining.
Federal Budget 2021: Liberals extend COVID-19 aid with election top of mind

Federal Budget 2021: Liberals extend COVID-19 aid with election top of mind

OTTAWA — The first federal budget in more than two years extends Ottawa’s COVID-19 "lifeline" for those still struggling after a difficult year — including aid for laid-off workers — another few months as it aims to pull Canada through the pandemic o
Federal Budget 2021: Liberals bank on child care, business aid to prod growth

Federal Budget 2021: Liberals bank on child care, business aid to prod growth

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are betting that billions more in debt will pay for itself with the economic growth fuelled by helping thousands of workers find jobs and small businesses adapt to shifting consumer behaviour.
Federal Budget 2021: Money promised for military sex misconduct fight, NORAD upgrades

Federal Budget 2021: Money promised for military sex misconduct fight, NORAD upgrades

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are promising millions of additional dollars to help fight sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces as they seek to address anger and frustration over how the government and military have handled the issue.

Federal Budget 2021: A look at some of the promises you might have missed

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government’s first budget in more than two years makes big promises on child care, the environment and readying the country’s economy for a post-pandemic rebound.

Federal Budget 2021: Highlights from the Liberal plan tabled Monday

OTTAWA — Highlights from the federal Liberal budget tabled Monday by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland: — $30 billion over the next five years, and $8.3 billion ongoing for early learning and child care and Indigenous early learning and child care.
University of Victoria women's rowing coach resigns by mutual agreement

University of Victoria women's rowing coach resigns by mutual agreement

VICTORIA — The University of Victoria says the head coach of its women's rowing program has resigned effective immediately.
Several votes following budget could trigger an election, at least in theory

Several votes following budget could trigger an election, at least in theory

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau's minority Liberal government faces three votes in the wake of Monday's budget, any one of which could theoretically plunge the country into an election.

One person killed during snowmobile race in western Nunavut

KUGLUKTUK, Nunavut — One person is dead after a snowmobile accident in Kugluktuk, Nunavut. RCMP are investigating the accident that happened about 7:45 p.m. Sunday.
Liberals to release federal budget with eye on managing crisis, post-pandemic growth

Liberals to release federal budget with eye on managing crisis, post-pandemic growth

OTTAWA — The federal government is set to unveil spending plans Monday afternoon to manage the remainder of the COVID-19 crisis and chart an economic course for a post-pandemic Canada.