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Some highlights from Alberta's new budget

EDMONTON — Highlights: Alberta's United Conservative government tabled its budget 2020-21 Thursday. Here are some of the highlights: — A $6.8 billion deficit on revenues of $50 billion. — The budget deficit for 2019-20 year is $7.

Quebec man pleads guilty to killing sex worker while out on day parole

QUEBEC — A man who pleaded guilty on Thursday to killing a sex worker while out on day parole stabbed her 30 times because he was jealous and feared rejection, according to a statement read in court.
MPs to examine privacy implications of facial-recognition technology used by RCMP

MPs to examine privacy implications of facial-recognition technology used by RCMP

OTTAWA — The controversial use of facial-recognition tools will soon be scrutinized by MPs.
False nuclear alarm in Ontario was due to human error, investigation finds

False nuclear alarm in Ontario was due to human error, investigation finds

TORONTO — A false alarm about an incident at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station last month was the result of human error, but a delay in sending an all clear was due to several systemic issues, a report found Thursday.
Ontario coronavirus case is province's first instance of human-to-human spread

Ontario coronavirus case is province's first instance of human-to-human spread

TORONTO — Ontario now has a sixth confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, and while it is the first instance in the province of human-to-human transmission, health officials say the risk is still low.
'It hurt:' Explicit Greta sticker linked to Alberta company draws outrage

'It hurt:' Explicit Greta sticker linked to Alberta company draws outrage

CALGARY — An Alberta woman says she has complained to the RCMP about a decal bearing an energy services company's logo below a cartoon depicting what appears to be the sexual assault of 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Champagne heads to Europe to discuss Iran crash in Ukraine, meet troops in Latvia

Champagne heads to Europe to discuss Iran crash in Ukraine, meet troops in Latvia

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says he will make a renewed push for compensation for families of people who died in the Ukraine International Airlines crash on a three-country trip to eastern Europe next week.
Ottawa imposes new rules to protect fragile population of right whales

Ottawa imposes new rules to protect fragile population of right whales

HALIFAX — Canada has rolled out new measures to protect the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, but federal officials insisted Thursday the rules won't lead to more of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Bay of Fundy being closed to fishing.
Federal government in good financial shape, provinces not so much: PBO

Federal government in good financial shape, provinces not so much: PBO

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals could add billions of dollars in spending and keep federal finances sustainable over the long run, Parliament's budget watchdog says in a report that begins to set the stage for Finance Minister Bill Morneau's upcoming b

Former students win class-action against abusive Christian school

TORONTO — An Ontario judge has sided with a group of former students who sued a Christian boarding school over abuse they suffered decades ago, finding the institution's leaders used their "absolute" power to torment pupils.