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Former SNC-Lavalin exec charged with illegal federal political contributions

Former SNC-Lavalin exec charged with illegal federal political contributions

MONTREAL — A former executive of engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has been charged by Canada's election watchdog with helping to orchestrate illegal political donations paid to federal political parties between 2004 and 2011.
N.L. close to announcing funding plan on abortion pill, health minister says

N.L. close to announcing funding plan on abortion pill, health minister says

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Health Minister John Haggie says Newfoundland and Labrador is close to announcing a plan on provincial funding for the abortion pill.
Ex-Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown writing book on his 'political assassination'

Ex-Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown writing book on his 'political assassination'

TORONTO — The scandal-plagued former leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservative party is writing a tell-all book detailing what he describes as his "political assassination.
Quebec won't introduce tip-sharing mechanism sought by restaurant owners

Quebec won't introduce tip-sharing mechanism sought by restaurant owners

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is nixing a proposal by restaurant owners to have a tip-pooling clause added to the province's labour code to address a considerable wage gap among their employees.

Seniors in long-term care facilities twice as likely to be on opioids: report

Seniors in long-term care facilities appeared to be twice as likely to be prescribed opioids compared to other people their age and three times as likely to be on antidepressants, according to 2016 data in a new report by the Canadian Institute for H
Montreal to name new park after late Montreal Canadiens star Dickie Moore

Montreal to name new park after late Montreal Canadiens star Dickie Moore

Montreal is moving to name a new park after Montreal Canadiens great Dickie Moore. The park would be located in the Park Extension neighbourhood where Moore grew up.
In the news today, May 17

In the news today, May 17

Seven stories in the news for Wednesday, May 17 ——— ALBERTA PASSES BILL THAT COULD CUT OIL TO B.C. Alberta has passed legislation that could see punitive price spikes in British Columbia in the dispute over the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion.
Canadians gather in churches, theatres, halls for Royal Wedding viewing parties

Canadians gather in churches, theatres, halls for Royal Wedding viewing parties

BRENTWOOD BAY, B.C. — Donna Otto hasn't decided on wearing a fascinator or a new hat on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding day, but she knows where she'll be at 4 a.m. on Saturday when the royal couple say their 'I dos.
Major U.S. investors keeping eye on Canada as Trudeau pushes trade in Manhattan

Major U.S. investors keeping eye on Canada as Trudeau pushes trade in Manhattan

NEW YORK — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will work the room at a business luncheon in Manhattan today on the merits of free trade and global economic co-operation, just as word starts to sink in that efforts to conclude NAFTA talks before the end of
Sex assault supports vary in B.C. universities a year after provincial bill

Sex assault supports vary in B.C. universities a year after provincial bill

VANCOUVER — One year after a bill came into effect requiring British Columbia universities to have sexual assault policies, the supports available at different schools still vary widely and students are urging the province to fill a funding gap.