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Three ways federal politics touched Canadians this week, the Budget 2017 edition

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 2:30pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:00pm

OTTAWA — It's been dubbed the innovation-and-skills budget, the feminist budget, the do-nothing budget, the do-it-later budget, the wait-and-see budget.

Whether or not...

Remains found in French field identified as First World War soldier from Calgary

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 2:21pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 2:45pm

OTTAWA — Human remains found in a French field have been confirmed as being those of a Canadian soldier from Calgary who died in the First World War.

The Department of...

Veterans affairs minister touts new and expanded benefits, hedges on pensions

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 2:17pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 2:45pm

OTTAWA — Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr has all but ruled out a return to the old way injured veterans received pensions, setting up a potentially vicious fight with some...

Ex-cop-turned Montreal politician gets six months for sexually abusing teen

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 2:07pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 2:30pm

MONTREAL — A former Montreal politician and ex-police officer who pleaded guilty to sexually touching a minor has been sentenced to six months behind bars.

Gilles...

Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 1:53pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 2:15pm

SPOKANE, Wash. — A white civil rights leader, fired because she led others to believe she was black, said she struggles to make a living these days because she was portrayed as...

Funeral services held for St. Catharines, Ont., boy allegedly killed by stepdad

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 1:50pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 2:15pm

THOROLD, Ont. — Family and friends gathered Friday for the funeral of a seven-year-old boy who died last week in St. Catharines, Ont., leading to a murder charge against his...

Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off Libya

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 1:45pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 2:15pm

MADRID — Hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya's coast, a Spanish aid organization said Friday, and Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died after a boat sank in the...

Toronto Wolfpack hooker Bob Beswick doubles as player, strength coach

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 1:39pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

At five foot 10, Bob Beswick stands in the shadow of the bigger men who wear the Toronto Wolfpack shirt.

But the Irish international hooker's 205-pound frame, which...

Nova Scotia's deputy premier decides not to run again after heart attack

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 1:36pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

HALIFAX — After suffering a heart attack in December, Nova Scotia's justice minister says it's time for her to strike a better balance than the rigours of politics can offer....

Soldiers who wore medals he didn't earn loses one he did earn

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 1:31pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

OTTAWA — The Governor General's office says a retired soldier who was court-martialled for wearing Afghanistan and Somalia medals and parachute wings he wasn't entitled to at a...

Man jailed in U.S. for viewing child porn moves closer to practising law in Ontario

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 1:28pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

TORONTO — A Canadian-born man who was jailed in Florida for viewing child pornography has moved one step closer to practising law in Ontario.

The tribunal of the Law...

B.C. man survives powerful avalanche, hopes his story is a lesson to others

By The Canadian Press March 24, 2017 - 1:18pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 1:45pm

CRANBROOK, B.C. — A British Columbia man is offering a cautionary tale after surviving an avalanche he says tossed him more than a kilometre down a mountain in just 30 seconds...

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