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Escorted temporary absence for woman convicted in stepson's death

TORONTO — A Toronto woman serving a life sentence for the murder of her seven-year-old stepson will be allowed to leave prison for a supervised visit with her recently widowed father, a Parole Board of Canada panel ruled Friday.
Trudeau takes wing on trade mission to India, where Sikh politics loom

Trudeau takes wing on trade mission to India, where Sikh politics loom

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on his way to India, where he plans to spend the next week buttressing Canada's cultural and economic ties with the burgeoning South Asian nation.
Liberals write off $200 million in student loans feds will never collect

Liberals write off $200 million in student loans feds will never collect

OTTAWA — The federal government is writing off more than $200 million in outstanding student loan payments that officials will never be able to collect. Recently released spending documents show the government won't collect $203.

Quebec reverses course, will allow parent on air ambulance flights with kids

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is changing course on a controversial policy and will now allow parents to accompany their sick children on emergency air evacuations.

Montreal teen in critical condition after being found in pool

MONTREAL — A 13-year-old Montreal boy remained in critical condition Friday after being found at the bottom of a swimming pool following a high school gym class this week.
Victoria dog survives unexpected underwater confrontation with river otters

Victoria dog survives unexpected underwater confrontation with river otters

VICTORIA — A veterinary hospital on Vancouver Island is warning owners of water-loving dogs to keep their pets on a short leash if otters are nearby.
Trudeau asked to order a halt to collection of 'gross' Phoenix overpayments

Trudeau asked to order a halt to collection of 'gross' Phoenix overpayments

OTTAWA — Unions representing more than 225,000 federal public servants appealed directly to the prime minister on Friday for an order to block the government from collecting more money from its employees than they received in overpayments through the
Garneau orders officials to explore all options for reducing laser incidents

Garneau orders officials to explore all options for reducing laser incidents

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau has instructed his officials to explore "all possible options" to crack down on the dangerous practice of aiming laser pointers at aircraft.
No $15 min wage in 2019, Tory leadership hopefuls say in first debate

No $15 min wage in 2019, Tory leadership hopefuls say in first debate

TORONTO — A Progressive Conservative government in Ontario would not implement a planned minimum wage increase next year, no matter who ends up winning the race to lead the party through the spring election.
U.S. envoy sells Donald Trump as middle class champion, just like Justin Trudeau

U.S. envoy sells Donald Trump as middle class champion, just like Justin Trudeau

OTTAWA — Kelly Craft wants Canadians to know a few things about one of the least popular presidents an American ambassador has ever had to represent in this country.