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One in seven people lived in low-income families in 2012: Statcan

One in seven people lived in low-income families in 2012: Statcan

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says 13.8 per cent of the population lived in low-income households in 2012. The agency says its measure of after-tax low-income deems a household to be low income if it has less than half the overall median income.

Today on the Hill: Veterans meet their minister and Sona faces sentence

OTTAWA - Two major events affecting political life in Ottawa are taking place today each about a five-hour drive from Parliament Hill in opposite directions.

Convicted MP Dean Del Mastro resigns seat in House of Commons

OTTAWA - Disgraced Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro abruptly resigned his House of Commons seat Wednesday, less than a week after a judge found him guilty on three counts of violating the Canada Elections Act.
Atleo hired to build paths between B.C., First Nations

Atleo hired to build paths between B.C., First Nations

NANAIMO — Shawn Atleo has listened to grandmothers in the Arctic, heard the concerns of youth in his home village of Ahousaht on the Island’s west coast and felt Ottawa’s cold winters and its harsh politics, making him ideal for the new British Colum

Fired ‘Q’ radio host Jian Ghomeshi to sue CBC for $50 million

TORONTO - The CBC abruptly severed ties with marquee personality Jian Ghomeshi on Sunday, with a spokesman tersely saying the public broadcaster had received “information” that “precludes us from continuing our relationship” with the popular host of

Attack by ’terrorist’ on Parliament Hill won’t weaken Canada’s resolve: Harper

OTTAWA — The gunman who staged a deadly attack Wednesday on Parliament Hill was a terrorist whose despicable crime will only harden Canada’s resolve to crack down on terrorists at home and abroad, Stephen Harper says.
Power out for days in downtown Calgary

Power out for days in downtown Calgary

CALGARY — About 10,000 employees can expect a major interruption to their routines today as a swath of downtown Calgary remains in the dark and will stay that way for several days.
Labour leader Jim Sinclair won’t seek re-election

Labour leader Jim Sinclair won’t seek re-election

VANCOUVER — Fifteen years as leader of the B.C. Federation of Labour is enough for Jim Sinclair, who will not seek re-election as head of the organization that speaks for 500,000 union members.

Canada to step up Ebola checks with quarantine officers at six airports

TORONTO - Canada will step up border screening to try to prevent an Ebola importation to this country, federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose said Wednesday.

Small Alberta town keeps 109-year ban on alcohol sales

CARDSTON, Alta. - A ban on alcohol sales that has been in place since Alberta first became a province will remain in effect after residents voted overwhelmingly against the proposal in a plebiscite in the town of Cardston on Monday.