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Politicians must ease populist pressure or risk blow out: Manning

Politicians must ease populist pressure or risk blow out: Manning

OTTAWA — Canadian conservatives are gathering for an annual confab in Ottawa as the federal Conservative party inches ever closer to selecting a new leader.
Wall with Canada? White House spokesman, media share a laugh over question

Wall with Canada? White House spokesman, media share a laugh over question

WASHINGTON — White House spokesman Sean Spicer laughed off the idea of building a wall along the northern U.S. border Thursday after a journalist from Montana floated the notion during his daily media briefing.

Judge to decide if New Brunswick police officers to face manslaughter trial

BATHURST, N.B. — A New Brunswick judge is expected to decide today if two Bathurst police officers will stand trial in the shooting death of a Tracadie businessman two years ago. Const. Patrick Bulger and Const.

Verdict expected in Calgary murder trial of parents in diabetic son's death

CALGARY — A judge is expected to rule today whether the parents of a diabetic boy who died of starvation and lack of treatment are guilty of first-degree murder. Emil and Rodica Radita have pleaded not guilty in 15-year-old Alexandru’s death.

India rejects extension on pulse imports in blow to Canada's largest market

CALGARY — India has rejected a long-standing exemption on pest treatment for peas and lentils in a blow to Canada's top export market for the crops.

'Still very early:' Alberta economy improving, but no change to $10.8B deficit

EDMONTON — A rebounding oil sector is delivering an extra $1.5 million to the Alberta government this year, but Finance Minister Joe Ceci says that money — and more — has already been spent and the deficit will remain at $10.8 billion.

Alberta energy regulator releases rules on heavy oil odours

CALGARY — Alberta's energy regulator has set new rules to deal with long-standing complaints about powerful, gassy smells from heavy oil operations in the Peace River region.
Friends ask OSC to be 'merciful' with ex-Livent CEO Garth Drabinsky

Friends ask OSC to be 'merciful' with ex-Livent CEO Garth Drabinsky

TORONTO — Several friends of Garth Drabinsky including a retired judge testified Thursday on his behalf, asking Ontario's securities regulator to show leniency to the disgraced theatre impresario for his role in the Livent Entertainment fraud nearly
Number of Canadians with prescriptions for medical pot soaring, now almost 130K

Number of Canadians with prescriptions for medical pot soaring, now almost 130K

TORONTO — The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago, reaching nearly 130,000 by the end of last year, the mos
Public service unions urge creation of $75-million Phoenix contingency fund

Public service unions urge creation of $75-million Phoenix contingency fund

OTTAWA — Three federal public service unions are calling on the Liberal government to include a $75-million contingency fund in the coming budget to help address the Phoenix pay system fiasco.