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Federal government introduces assisted-dying law

Federal government introduces assisted-dying law

OTTAWA — The federal government has introduced a long-awaited and controversial new law spelling out the conditions in which seriously ill or dying Canadians may seek medical help to end their lives.
Campaign starts for April 4 Saskatchewan election

Campaign starts for April 4 Saskatchewan election

REGINA — The campaign-style announcements and door-knocking have long been underway, but today marks the official start of the Saskatchewan election.

Green projects get money; Ladysmith seeks innovation in treating sewage

OTTAWA — A $31.5-million funding announcement on Wednesday is a taste of what municipalities could do with billions in promised green infrastructure money from the federal government, municipal leaders say.

Ghomeshi trial: Closing arguments to begin Thursday

TORONTO — “Trailer Park Boys” actress Sarah Dunsworth has been identified as the final Crown witness at Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial.
Landmark deal protects Great Bear Rainforest from logging

Landmark deal protects Great Bear Rainforest from logging

VANCOUVER — Bitter opponents faced with the realities of economics and endless protests shook hands Monday on a truce 20 years in the making to protect much of British Columbia’s magnificent Great Bear Rainforest.
Some win, some lose as Canadian dollar drops

Some win, some lose as Canadian dollar drops

CALGARY — The loonie fell below the 70-cent U.S. mark Tuesday for the first time in 13 years. In its wake, the rapidly dropping dollar is leaving a roster of winners and losers in Canada.

Newfoundland’s new Liberal government sworn in

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador’s new Liberal government has officially been sworn in. Premier Dwight Ball has named a 12-member cabinet of nine men and three women.

Cabinet prospects seen boarding buses, bound for Rideau Hall

Trudeau-Cabinet, 3rd Writethru code:2 Update:RESTORES background Eds:Will be Writethru INDEX: National, Politics HL:Cabinet prospects seen boarding buses at Ottawa hotel, bound for Rideau Hall THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — On the long-awaited first day
Harper, Mulcair gracious in concession

Harper, Mulcair gracious in concession

Stephen Harper’s tenure as Canada’s sixth-longest serving prime minister came to an abrupt end Monday night as his party was reduced to opposition status and he prepared to step down as its chief.
No, John Oliver’s not going to jail for opining on Canada’s election

No, John Oliver’s not going to jail for opining on Canada’s election

WASHINGTON — No, John Oliver’s not going to a Canadian jail. He can also keep that $5,000 he was apparently ready to dish over to Canadian authorities.
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