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Feds to post deficits $8B bigger than expected over next two years: PBO report

Feds to post deficits $8B bigger than expected over next two years: PBO report

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is on track to run deficits nearly $8 billion deeper than expected over the next two years, the federal budget watchdog said Monday in a new report.
Man who allegedly yelled vulgar phrase at reporter heads to restorative justice

Man who allegedly yelled vulgar phrase at reporter heads to restorative justice

HALIFAX — A Halifax man accused of hurling a vulgar slur at a female reporter during a live broadcast has been referred to Nova Scotia's restorative justice process.

P.E.I. government website down for several hours after ransomware attack

CHARLOTTETOWN — The Prince Edward Island government website was back online Monday afternoon after a ransomware attack that blocked it for several hours. "The perpetrator indicated they had encrypted web data.

Laws could reduce stray dog problems on First Nations: conference

CALGARY — An Alberta First Nation that brought in laws to deal with packs of feral dogs says the strategy could be used on other reserves across the country that are struggling with their canine population.
'She tried to murder me,' Nicholas Butcher says as defence closes its case

'She tried to murder me,' Nicholas Butcher says as defence closes its case

HALIFAX — Nicholas Butcher insisted Monday that the Montreal-born yoga instructor he's accused of killing actually tried to kill him, as the defence closed its case at the second-degree murder trial.
Nuclear threat warning broadcast in Winnipeg neighbourhood a prank: police

Nuclear threat warning broadcast in Winnipeg neighbourhood a prank: police

WINNIPEG — Police say a warning of a nuclear threat that was broadcast in a downtown Winnipeg neighbourhood was a prank. The audio recording blasted through Osborne Village around 9:20 p.m.
Doug Ford blames predecessor's 'mess' for having to appoint 11 candidates

Doug Ford blames predecessor's 'mess' for having to appoint 11 candidates

TORONTO — Doug Ford is blaming the "mess" he inherited from his predecessor for his controversial decision to appoint about a dozen Tory candidates in ridings across Ontario, while critics pounced on the new leader's decision, accusing him of going b
NDP wants MPs to invite Pope Francis to apologize for residential schools

NDP wants MPs to invite Pope Francis to apologize for residential schools

OTTAWA — The NDP is hoping MPs from other parties will join them in issuing a formal invitation to Pope Francis to apologize to residential school survivors.
Canada to oppose Alaska oil drilling on caribou habitat: minister

Canada to oppose Alaska oil drilling on caribou habitat: minister

Three levels of Canadian government say they will oppose the latest attempt to open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
MDA president says having parent firm in United States won't affect Canadian jobs

MDA president says having parent firm in United States won't affect Canadian jobs

MONTREAL — The president of Canadarm-builder MDA says setting up the company's parent firm in the United States won't have any impact on jobs in Canada. In October 2017, MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, based in Richmond, B.C.