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Judge rejects groups' attempt to have Quebec secularism law suspended

Judge rejects groups' attempt to have Quebec secularism law suspended

MONTREAL — Quebec's secularism law will continue to apply in full, Superior Court Justice Michel Yergeau ruled Thursday in rejecting a bid by religious and civil liberties groups to have the legislation suspended.
Study says rents in most cities are unaffordable for lower-income earners

Study says rents in most cities are unaffordable for lower-income earners

OTTAWA — The federal government is facing new questions about how much its plans for a rent-supplement program for low-income households will help them afford high rents, detailed in a new study and newly obtained government documents detailing the a
Expert body calls for expanded rules to fix news-outlet tax credit status

Expert body calls for expanded rules to fix news-outlet tax credit status

OTTAWA — The federal government should increase the scope of tax credits being made available to help small news-media outlets survive, an independent panel of experts recommended in a report issued Thursday.
A year after Danforth shooting, teens who lost friend grapple with anxiety

A year after Danforth shooting, teens who lost friend grapple with anxiety

TORONTO — They were eight care-free teenagers out celebrating a birthday when the bullets flew. The rampage that ensued on July 22, 2018, changed their lives.
Trudeau, Tusk take aim at Trump, and fixing WTO at Canada-EU summit

Trudeau, Tusk take aim at Trump, and fixing WTO at Canada-EU summit

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Council President Donald Tusk ended a summit Thursday that was bathed in the symbolism of solidarity with critical words for U.S.
Tale of two libraries: Edmonton design backlash morphs into rivalry with Calgary

Tale of two libraries: Edmonton design backlash morphs into rivalry with Calgary

EDMONTON — The pitched reaction to Edmonton's remodelled downtown library has morphed into the latest instalment of the city's rivalry with its southern neighbour Calgary. Renovations on the Stanley A.
High court won't hear NDP expenses case over mailings, offices

High court won't hear NDP expenses case over mailings, offices

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court may have just killed off the NDP's last legal hope to end a dispute with the House of Commons over payments to political staff, leaving the party's financial picture even gloomier.
Documents shed light on seniors poverty figures used by federal Liberals

Documents shed light on seniors poverty figures used by federal Liberals

OTTAWA — Internal government documents say that many of the 57,000 seniors the Liberals say they have helped lift out of poverty only moved above the poverty line when the government changed the measure.
Police lay charges against man accused of forging signature of Oilers superstar

Police lay charges against man accused of forging signature of Oilers superstar

EDMONTON — Police have laid charges against a man accused of forging the signature of Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid on what are believed to be authentic team jerseys, then selling them to score big profits.
Defence calling no evidence in case of German tourist shot west of Calgary

Defence calling no evidence in case of German tourist shot west of Calgary

CALGARY — The defence is calling no evidence on behalf of a youth accused of shooting a German tourist in the head on a highway west of Calgary last summer.