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Morneau's tax proposals still need work despite changes, critics insist

Morneau's tax proposals still need work despite changes, critics insist

OTTAWA — A coalition of industry associations says Bill Morneau must make more changes to the controversial tax proposals he first unveiled last summer to ensure he addresses deep, persistent concerns in the small-business community.
Opioid prescriptions up across country, but daily doses dispensed down: report

Opioid prescriptions up across country, but daily doses dispensed down: report

TORONTO — The overall number of prescriptions for opioids has increased over the last five years, but doctors have been giving patients fewer doses at one time, a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information has found.
Health warnings, plain covers for pot packs under proposed regs

Health warnings, plain covers for pot packs under proposed regs

OTTAWA — Health Canada offered hints Tuesday about the government's plans for legal pot, including, plain packaging and stern, stark health warnings like those found on tobacco products.
Washington state governor tells British Columbians don't be 'daunted' by Trump

Washington state governor tells British Columbians don't be 'daunted' by Trump

VICTORIA — Washington state's governor took aim at President Donald Trump in a speech to British Columbia's legislature Tuesday, saying travel bans on immigrants and refugees have caused economic and moral wounds in the United States. Gov.
Kosovo president warns Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Kosovo president warns Russian meddling has implications for Canada

OTTAWA — Kosovo's president says Russia is trying to destabilize his country and its Balkan neighbours through fake news and other disruptions.
Quebec finance minister announces  personal income tax cuts

Quebec finance minister announces personal income tax cuts

Quebec's finance minister announced personal income tax cuts and increased funds for health and education on Tuesday and immediately denied the moves had anything to do with next year's provincial election.
Ex-wife of Winnipeg man accused of sending letter bombs denies sending it herself

Ex-wife of Winnipeg man accused of sending letter bombs denies sending it herself

WINNIPEG — The ex-wife of a man accused in a mail bomb attack that left a Winnipeg lawyer severely injured has denied sending the explosive device herself to get back at him for accusing her of stealing from a business they once co-owned.

Ontario city looks to scrap age-based discounts in favour of income-based system

An eastern Ontario city is mulling the idea of scrapping discounts on municipal programs and services for seniors and youth in order to boost supports for low-income residents of any age.

Laurier apologizes to TA who aired debate clip on gender-neutral pronouns

An Ontario university has apologized to a teaching assistant who was severely chastised for airing a clip of a debate featuring a controversial figure, saying the woman was not treated according to the institution's values.
Halifax man strangled off-duty cop, disposed of body with compost bin, jury told

Halifax man strangled off-duty cop, disposed of body with compost bin, jury told

HALIFAX — A Halifax man accused of killing an off-duty police officer "heard her last breaths" as he strangled her and later dumped her body using a green compost bin, a Crown attorney told a jury Tuesday.