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Fallen construction magnate ordered to pay $2 million after pleading guilty to fraud

Fallen construction magnate ordered to pay $2 million after pleading guilty to fraud

MONTREAL — One-time Quebec construction magnate Tony Accurso and several companies tied to him have been ordered to pay $4.2 million after pleading guilty to tax fraud.

Son helped dump body in slough: Sentencing hearing for Alberta woman who shot husband

EDMONTON — Crown and defence lawyers say an Alberta woman who pleaded guilty to shooting her husband and dumping his body in a slough should spend up to 18 years in prison.
Feds add $204M for anti-pandemic measures in Indigenous communities and institutions

Feds add $204M for anti-pandemic measures in Indigenous communities and institutions

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa will spend an additional $204 million targeted at child care, education and infrastructure to help Indigenous communities fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 12:08 p.m. Public health officials say new modelling suggests each person who contracts COVID-19 is spreading it to more than one person. Canada's chief public health officer, Dr.
Lobster dispute: RCMP release images of men near fish plant that was torched

Lobster dispute: RCMP release images of men near fish plant that was torched

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia RCMP released images today showing two men walking away from a fish plant on the same night it was burned to the ground amid an escalating dispute over an Indigenous lobster fishery.
Canada seeks to increase immigration over next three years even as pandemic rages on

Canada seeks to increase immigration over next three years even as pandemic rages on

OTTAWA — Canada will seek to admit 401,000 new permanent residents next year, a target that if met would be a historic number of newcomers.
Five Things about Canada's foreign-policy end run around Donald Trump

Five Things about Canada's foreign-policy end run around Donald Trump

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne was recently pondering Canada's place in the world from his home in Shawinigan, Que., "the command centre of foreign policy, these days," as he called it.
Trudeau names former Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner as new consul general in Boston

Trudeau names former Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner as new consul general in Boston

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sending former Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner to represent Canada as the country's consul general in Boston.
Class-action lawsuit in investment case can go ahead, Supreme Court rules

Class-action lawsuit in investment case can go ahead, Supreme Court rules

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says a class-action suit over personal investments can proceed against a Montreal-based financial services firm.
Group launches legal action against N.B. government for greater abortion access

Group launches legal action against N.B. government for greater abortion access

FREDERICTON — A national civil liberties group has filed legal notice in the first stage of a suit against the New Brunswick for lack of access to abortion.
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