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<b>CANADA:</b> The 2019 federal budget was tabled today. Here are the highlights

CANADA: The 2019 federal budget was tabled today. Here are the highlights

$1.18 billion will be allocated for hiring more judges to handle asylum applications
<b>CANADA:</b> Garneau closes Canada's skies to Boeing 737 Max 8s over safety concerns

CANADA: Garneau closes Canada's skies to Boeing 737 Max 8s over safety concerns

It is described as a precautionary move
<b>CANADA:</b> Boeing 737 Max 8 jets will not be in service until at least July 1

CANADA: Boeing 737 Max 8 jets will not be in service until at least July 1

The move is to provide more certainty for passengers who plan to travel in the coming months
<b>CANADA:</b> Scarce pot shops means black market cannabis sales continue to fly high

CANADA: Scarce pot shops means black market cannabis sales continue to fly high

Only 21 per cent of Canadian consumer cannabis spending went toward legal cannabis sales, instead of the black market, in the fourth quarter of 2018
<b>CANADA:</b> Here's how Facebook is responding to the new federal political advertising rules

CANADA: Here's how Facebook is responding to the new federal political advertising rules

The company will also be using AI to detect ads or content that try to circumvent the rules
<b>CANADA:</b> Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick to quit before October election

CANADA: Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick to quit before October election

He was accused of being an active player in the SNC scandal
<b>CANADA:</b> Brampton family unable to identify six family members who died in Ethiopian plane crash

CANADA: Brampton family unable to identify six family members who died in Ethiopian plane crash

Authorities in Ethiopia have told the family it could take up to six months
<b>CANADA:</b> New use-it-or-lose-it leave for non-birthing parents just kicked in

CANADA: New use-it-or-lose-it leave for non-birthing parents just kicked in

Some experts fear that since the option is only available to parents who qualify for employment insurance benefits, there will be barriers for those who don't or can't work enough to meet the minimum requirement for hours worked
<b>CANADA:</b> Trudeau fills Philpott's vacant cabinet seat with B.C MP

CANADA: Trudeau fills Philpott's vacant cabinet seat with B.C MP

Joyce Murray will become president of the Treasury Board
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Scientist says winter was frigid because the polar vortex got 'drunk'

BEYOND LOCAL: Scientist says winter was frigid because the polar vortex got 'drunk'

As we emerge from a polar vortex, understanding how it happens can help us understand climate change