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Ottawa could offer carbon rebates directly to residents in holdout provinces

Ottawa could offer carbon rebates directly to residents in holdout provinces

OTTAWA — The federal government is giving itself the legal wiggle room to give carbon tax rebate cheques directly to people in those provinces that refuse to impose a carbon tax of their own.
Lac-Megantic jurors to deliberate for sixth day Tuesday

Lac-Megantic jurors to deliberate for sixth day Tuesday

SHERBROOKE, Que. — A Quebec judge told the jurors at the Lac-Megantic trial Monday to take all the time they need to reach a verdict for three former railway employees accused in the tragedy that killed 47 people.
The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Monday, Jan.
Missing drug exhibits were likely destroyed, not misappropriated: Halifax police

Missing drug exhibits were likely destroyed, not misappropriated: Halifax police

HALIFAX — The findings were discomforting for Halifax police: Thousands of exhibits — including marijuana, cocaine, opioids and cash — were missing.
Outspoken professor stokes free-speech debate at East Coast university

Outspoken professor stokes free-speech debate at East Coast university

HALIFAX — An associate professor at Acadia University is facing a growing backlash over incendiary social media comments, stoking a national debate about free speech on campus amid calls for his ouster from the Wolfville, N.S., school.
Federal government, Ontario invest $100M to support Linamar auto parts maker

Federal government, Ontario invest $100M to support Linamar auto parts maker

OTTAWA — The federal and Ontario governments unveiled up to $100 million worth of combined grants Monday to help Canadian automotive parts maker Linamar Corp. develop advanced manufacturing technologies.

Ontario man ran site that peddled billions of pieces of personal data: RCMP

OTTAWA — An Ontario man faces several criminal charges for allegedly peddling information from an online database containing 1.5 billion usernames and passwords.

Lure of growing AI hub attracting top talent despite low Quebec unemployment

MONTREAL — The lure of Montreal's burgeoning artificial intelligence hub is helping the city to attract highly skilled talent even though Quebec is facing historically low unemployment, officials from tech giants like Google and Microsoft and municip

N.S. man facing deportation to Somalia to be released, lawyer says

HALIFAX — The lawyer for a young man who has spent most of his life in Canada but is now facing deportation to Somalia says his client will soon be released from detention.
From drywall to metal: Study finds gulls tough enough for landfill diet

From drywall to metal: Study finds gulls tough enough for landfill diet

OTTAWA — Gulls at landfills are so common that their stomach contents are sometimes used to monitor plastic in the environment. But plastic, research has found, is just the start.