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Macklem tells MPs that bond-buying program about lowering rates, not financing feds

Macklem tells MPs that bond-buying program about lowering rates, not financing feds

OTTAWA — Canada's top central banker gave MPs a detailed defence of the Bank of Canada's buying spree of government debt Thursday, saying it is aimed at lowering borrowing costs across the country.
Court strikes down consecutive life sentences; mosque shooter has prison term cut

Court strikes down consecutive life sentences; mosque shooter has prison term cut

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Federal task force considers an affordable national flood insurance program

Federal task force considers an affordable national flood insurance program

OTTAWA — A new federal task force will look at the possibility of a low-cost national flood insurance program as well as options for moving people who live in areas at highest risk from surging spring waters.
New Brunswick to require all visitors to self-isolate, reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

New Brunswick to require all visitors to self-isolate, reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

FREDERICTON — The Atlantic bubble that was pierced Monday when Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador left is now in tatters with New Brunswick's announcement that it is pulling out.
Alek Minassian not psychotic at time of van attack, psychiatrist testifies

Alek Minassian not psychotic at time of van attack, psychiatrist testifies

TORONTO — Alek Minassian was not psychotic before, during or after he drove a van down a busy Toronto sidewalk killing 10 people and injured 16 others, a renowned forensic psychiatrist testified Thursday. Dr.
Canadians who say they've been targeted by foreign agents want co-ordinated response

Canadians who say they've been targeted by foreign agents want co-ordinated response

OTTAWA — After burying his wife after the passenger jet she was aboard was shot down by the Iranian military, Javad Soleimani returned to Canada and began speaking out about the tragedy of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752.
Trouble brewing ahead of start to Nova Scotia fall lobster season: Indigenous leader

Trouble brewing ahead of start to Nova Scotia fall lobster season: Indigenous leader

HALIFAX — The Indigenous leader at the centre of a simmering dispute over Nova Scotia lobster said Thursday the recent seizure of lobster traps in St. Marys Bay by federal officials could lead to big trouble on the water.
Federal Court says class action on COVID-19 airfare refunds a matter for other courts

Federal Court says class action on COVID-19 airfare refunds a matter for other courts

OTTAWA — The Federal Court has punted consideration of airfare refunds, which customers say they are owed following hundreds of thousands of cancelled flights, to provincial courts.
Provinces push Freeland to delay bump in CPP premiums in economic update

Provinces push Freeland to delay bump in CPP premiums in economic update

OTTAWA — Provincial finance ministers have quietly prodded Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to pause planned increases in premiums workers and businesses pay into the Canada Pension Plan. The planned increase on Jan.
Vancouver council unanimously endorses drug decriminalization, seeks federal approval

Vancouver council unanimously endorses drug decriminalization, seeks federal approval

VANCOUVER — Councillors in Vancouver have voted unanimously to ask the federal government to decriminalize possession of small amounts of illicit drugs.
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