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'Finer focus on job creation:' Alberta government files red-ink budget

'Finer focus on job creation:' Alberta government files red-ink budget

EDMONTON — The Alberta budget is counting on oil and gas bouncing back while recognizing it's time to put more money and effort into areas such as high-tech and tourism.

Names in the mix: Conservative leadership contenders

OTTAWA — The Conservative leadership race is underway and the deadline to register as a candidate was Thursday. To register, a candidate had to submit 1,000 signatures, $25,000, and a full application form.
Scheer appears to backtrack on commitment to not allow debate on abortion

Scheer appears to backtrack on commitment to not allow debate on abortion

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay once called social-conservative causes a "stinking albatross" thrust onto the election agenda that hung around leader Andrew Scheer's neck and kept the party from winning a majority last fall.
Some provinces face huge debt under current policies: report

Some provinces face huge debt under current policies: report

OTTAWA — Parliament's budget watchdog says Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador face huge increases in their long-term debt loads unless they make significant changes to their fiscal policies or get more money fr
Techies and travellers win in Alberta budget; vapers lose with new tax

Techies and travellers win in Alberta budget; vapers lose with new tax

EDMONTON — Alberta's United Conservative government tabled its 2020-21 budget Thursday.
Canada pumps nearly 900 billion litres of raw sewage into waterways since 2013

Canada pumps nearly 900 billion litres of raw sewage into waterways since 2013

OTTAWA — Canada's old-fashioned city sewer systems dumped nearly 900 billion litres of raw sewage into this country's waterways over five years, enough to fill up an Olympic-sized swimming pool more than 355,000 times.

Man arrested in death of 13-year-old girl found by road in Laurentians

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police have arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with the violent death of a teenage girl who was found by the side of a road in Quebec's Laurentians region.

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.