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Beer Canada calls on feds to axe increasing beer tax as consumption trends down

Beer Canada calls on feds to axe increasing beer tax as consumption trends down

The federal government's plan to hike excise taxes on beer every year will result in consumers paying more for the alcoholic beverage and business owners investing less in their operations, says an industry association fighting the change.

Nova Scotia doctor reprimanded in treatment of elderly woman who died

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia doctor has been reprimanded for the inadequate care of an elderly patient who eventually died. The province's College of Physicians and Surgeons said Dr.
Judge urges jurors to reach verdicts in Lac-Megantic trial after they hit impasse

Judge urges jurors to reach verdicts in Lac-Megantic trial after they hit impasse

SHERBROOKE, Que. — A judge urged jurors at the Lac-Megantic trial to try once more to reach unanimous verdicts after they told him Tuesday they had come to an impasse on their sixth day of deliberations.
Champagne to announce ombudsman for corporate social responsibility

Champagne to announce ombudsman for corporate social responsibility

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is planning to make good on a campaign promise to create an ombudsman with teeth to oversee the conduct of Canadian companies operating abroad.
The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

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

Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, Jan.

Former worker pleads guilty to helping inmate escape federal prison in Alberta

RED DEER, Alta. — A former Correctional Service Canada worker has admitted he helped an inmate escape from a federal prison in central Alberta. Peter Edgar pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court to permitting or assisting escape.
Alberta legislature member sorry for saying Indigenous people disengaged

Alberta legislature member sorry for saying Indigenous people disengaged

EDMONTON — An Alberta legislature member is apologizing for saying Indigenous people don't tend to vote and when "these people" do engage in politics they only want to talk to the prime minister.
Liberal MPs urge dropping criminal penalties for all illicit drug use

Liberal MPs urge dropping criminal penalties for all illicit drug use

OTTAWA — Even as Justin Trudeau prepares to deliver on his promise to legalize recreational marijuana, Liberal MPs are pushing the government to eliminate criminal penalties for simple possession and consumption of all illicit drugs.
Global threats from climate, terror, inequality spur progressive policy: PM

Global threats from climate, terror, inequality spur progressive policy: PM

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau sees dark clouds on the political horizon: severe weather and income inequality begetting forced migration and a growing strain to feed the dispossessed, as well as the ever-present threats of terrorism and nuclear annihilatio

Ontario man charged with trying lure boy killed in Florida jail

MARIANNA, Fla. — Police say an 82-year-old Ontario man has been killed in a Florida jail, allegedly by his cellmate. Arthur Williams of Tillsonburg, Ont., was in custody after being charged for allegedly trying to lure a nine-year-old boy.