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B.C. New Democrat government makes pledges to homebuyers, renters, in throne speech

B.C. New Democrat government makes pledges to homebuyers, renters, in throne speech

VICTORIA — The New Democrat government pledged more homes for middle-class people in British Columbia and eviction protection for renters in a throne speech that promised affordability measures in this week's budget, with a provincial election set fo
Trudeau boosts B.C.'s housing plan with $2 billion in federal financing

Trudeau boosts B.C.'s housing plan with $2 billion in federal financing

VANCOUVER — The federal government is doubling the financing available for a British Columbia housing plan, which the prime minister called "transformative.
Marc-André Grenon guilty in 2000 murder, sex assault of Quebec college student

Marc-André Grenon guilty in 2000 murder, sex assault of Quebec college student

SAGUENAY, Que.
RCMP ask prosecutors to consider charge in B.C. crane collapse that killed 5

RCMP ask prosecutors to consider charge in B.C. crane collapse that killed 5

KELOWNA, B.C. — RCMP investigators have asked British Columbia prosecutors to consider criminal charges in a July 2021 construction crane collapse that killed five people in the Interior city of Kelowna.
Mental health minister says 'safer supply' drug concerns rooted in 'stigma and fear'

Mental health minister says 'safer supply' drug concerns rooted in 'stigma and fear'

OTTAWA — Canada's mental health and addictions minister believes fear and stigma are driving criticism of the government's decision to support prescribing pharmaceuticals to drug users to combat the country's overdose crisis.
'We're focused on ending this war': PM on long-term plan for Ukrainians in Canada

'We're focused on ending this war': PM on long-term plan for Ukrainians in Canada

OTTAWA — As the second anniversary of the war in Ukraine looms, war-displaced Ukrainians looking to make Canada their permanent home have few answers about what the government will do to allow them to stay.
Saskatchewan Premier Moe in India amid country's diplomatic tensions with Ottawa

Saskatchewan Premier Moe in India amid country's diplomatic tensions with Ottawa

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is in India to promote trade despite heightened tensions between Canada and the overseas country. Moe says he wants to maintain and expand markets that thousands of Saskatchewan jobs rely upon.
Two people shot in north Toronto were attacked 'indiscriminately': police

Two people shot in north Toronto were attacked 'indiscriminately': police

TORONTO — Two people who were shot at the same intersection in a northwest Toronto neighbourhood in less than a day were innocent victims who were attacked "indiscriminately," police said Tuesday.
Federal government scales back carbon price rebates for small businesses

Federal government scales back carbon price rebates for small businesses

OTTAWA — The federal government is cutting the amount of financial relief small businesses will receive from carbon pricing revenues so it can increase the size of the rebate it is providing to rural families.
It's 'obvious' that rules weren't followed with ArriveCan development, Trudeau says

It's 'obvious' that rules weren't followed with ArriveCan development, Trudeau says

VANCOUVER — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it’s "obvious" contracting rules weren't followed during the development of the controversial ArriveCan app.