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PBO says reformed fiscal stabilization program to cost Ottawa $4.5 billion

PBO says reformed fiscal stabilization program to cost Ottawa $4.5 billion

OTTAWA — Reforms to a federal support program for provinces will nearly triple the cost to Ottawa next year, with the price tag projected to be about $4.5 billion, says Canada's parliamentary budget officer.

Peter Nygard to remain behind bars after Winnipeg judge criticizes release plan

WINNIPEG — A Canadian fashion mogul facing charges for sex trafficking and racketeering in the United States will remain behind bars after a judge expressed concerns over the plans for his release on bail.
Indigenous services minister says Quebec premier should show 'humanity' to homeless

Indigenous services minister says Quebec premier should show 'humanity' to homeless

OTTAWA — Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is criticizing the Quebec premier's refusal to exempt homeless people from the provincewide curfew.
Vaccine myths running rampant online among all age groups, Ontario docs say

Vaccine myths running rampant online among all age groups, Ontario docs say

OTTAWA — Dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is spreading on social media among all age groups and could harm Canada's efforts to end the pandemic, the head of the Ontario Medical Association says.
MP Derek Sloan ejected from Conservative caucus for "destructive behaviour": O'Toole

MP Derek Sloan ejected from Conservative caucus for "destructive behaviour": O'Toole

OTTAWA — Controversial MP Derek Sloan was kicked out of the Conservative caucus Wednesday, a move party leader Erin O'Toole said was due to a "pattern of destructive behaviour" that had become a distraction.
Students at VP Kamala Harris's Montreal alma mater say her rise serves as inspiration

Students at VP Kamala Harris's Montreal alma mater say her rise serves as inspiration

MONTREAL — Students at Montreal's Westmount High School spent Wednesday morning watching a former graduate ascend to one of the highest political offices in the world, with Kamala Harris's new post as U.S.
Ottawa advocating to prioritize vaccines for Indigenous people: Miller

Ottawa advocating to prioritize vaccines for Indigenous people: Miller

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government is working with the provinces to prioritize vaccinating Indigenous people against COVID-19, including those who live in urban centres and other places where the provinces p

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Conservative MP Derek Sloan ejected from party caucus

OTTAWA — A majority of Conservative MPs have voted to remove Derek Sloan from the party's caucus, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly about caucus business.
Parole board decision notes Allan Legere planned escape in year of murder conviction

Parole board decision notes Allan Legere planned escape in year of murder conviction

HALIFAX — Allan Legere plotted a fresh escape the year he was convicted of a series of brutal killings that had created panic in Miramichi, N.B., according to a written decision denying him parole. The eight-page decision, which follows a Jan.
Vaccination efforts key to economic recovery, BoC says as it keeps rate on hold

Vaccination efforts key to economic recovery, BoC says as it keeps rate on hold

OTTAWA — The economy will go in reverse for the first quarter of 2021, the Bank of Canada said Wednesday as it kept its key interest rate on hold, warning the hardest-hit workers will be hammered again on a path to a recovery that rests on the rollou