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Federal budget 2023 includes $59.5 billion in new spending, looks to increase revenue

Federal budget 2023 includes $59.5 billion in new spending, looks to increase revenue

OTTAWA — The federal government announced $59.5 billion of new spending over the next five years as part of a narrowly focused budget that also promises to find savings in the public service and increase tax revenues.
Provincial police officer killed during attempted arrest northeast of Montreal

Provincial police officer killed during attempted arrest northeast of Montreal

LOUISEVILLE, Que. — A veteran Quebec provincial police officer was killed and a male suspect was shot dead by police during an attempted arrest at a home in the province's Mauricie region Monday night.
Budget 2023 belt-tightening: Liberals order federal spending review, cuts

Budget 2023 belt-tightening: Liberals order federal spending review, cuts

OTTAWA — Federal departments and agencies are being told to start tightening their belts as the Trudeau government looks for ways to pay for its latest budget promises while easing recent criticism over its use of outside consultants such as McKinsey
Final two victims of Old Montreal fire identified, investigation to focus on cause

Final two victims of Old Montreal fire identified, investigation to focus on cause

MONTREAL — All seven victims of a deadly March 16 fire in Old Montreal have been identified, police said Tuesday as the focus of the investigation shifted to what caused the blaze.
Budget 2023: Feds commit consultation money for Indigenous resource sharing

Budget 2023: Feds commit consultation money for Indigenous resource sharing

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government is committing $8.7 million to hold more consultations on Indigenous resource sharing in a budget that offers relatively little new spending on its reconciliation agenda.
Health-care professionals fight decision to reject access to psilocybin for training

Health-care professionals fight decision to reject access to psilocybin for training

Canada violated the rights of hundreds of patients awaiting access to psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy when it rejected applications from health-care professionals to consume the restricted drug for training purposes, a lawyer for the workers argued
Quick quotes from the release of Canada's 2023 federal budget

Quick quotes from the release of Canada's 2023 federal budget

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals released their 2023-24 budget on Tuesday. Here are some quotes about the spending plan from the finance minister, opposition leaders and the head of the Assembly of First Nations.
'It's really sad': Neighbour describes chaotic scene after Calgary house explosion

'It's really sad': Neighbour describes chaotic scene after Calgary house explosion

CALGARY — Rima Rifai thought her furnace had exploded Monday when the house across the street burst into a ball of fire, sending 10 people to hospital with serious injuries.
N.S. woman sought in firearms case released after RCMP find no evidence of gun

N.S. woman sought in firearms case released after RCMP find no evidence of gun

The RCMP say officers have interviewed and released a woman who was being sought in relation to a firearms complaint on Sipekne'katik First Nation in central Nova Scotia on Sunday night. Spokesman Cpl.
Airbnb: 79 per cent of Quebec rentals in February not certified, housing group says

Airbnb: 79 per cent of Quebec rentals in February not certified, housing group says

MONTREAL — A report by a Montreal tenants' rights association says 79 per cent of the roughly 30,000 units in Quebec that were available for rent in February on Airbnb were not certified by the province.