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Tax credits or cash? Parties spar over what is best for parental benefits

Tax credits or cash? Parties spar over what is best for parental benefits

OTTAWA — Is it better to be paid in credit or with cash? That's a question Liberals and Conservatives tusseled over Tuesday in the ongoing federal election competition for the votes of middle-class families.

Pro-oil and gas shirt incidents highlight lack of clarity in legislatures' rules

TORONTO — Two recent incidents that saw visitors wearing pro-oil and gas shirts banned from touring the Senate have industry watchers questioning the clarity of rules at legislatures across Canada.
Nova Scotia's annual pumpkin regatta sunk by extreme weather, lack of gourds

Nova Scotia's annual pumpkin regatta sunk by extreme weather, lack of gourds

WINDSOR, N.S. — Nova Scotia's annual Pumpkin Regatta has been cancelled following a disastrous season in the pumpkin patch. The race across Lake Pesaquid in Windsor, N.S., features paddlers using large, hollowed-out gourds as small boats.
Time ticking down for expat voters, chief electoral officer says

Time ticking down for expat voters, chief electoral officer says

OTTAWA — Voters living outside of Canada should register soon to ensure they can participate in the coming federal election, says Canada's chief electoral officer.
Families launch claims against N.L. government over deaths in custody

Families launch claims against N.L. government over deaths in custody

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The families of two inmates who died in Newfoundland jails have filed lawsuits claiming that negligence by the province exacerbated their loved ones' mental health conditions and led to their untimely deaths.
'Time to take action:' Children advocates call for national youth suicide strategy

'Time to take action:' Children advocates call for national youth suicide strategy

WINNIPEG — Children's advocates from across the country are urging the federal government to create a national strategy to deal with what they are calling a youth suicide crisis.
NDP's Singh seeks urban support with housing billions, avoids deficit questions

NDP's Singh seeks urban support with housing billions, avoids deficit questions

OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh continued his push to win progressive votes on Tuesday by promising an NDP government would invest billions of dollars in affordable housing to help Canadians struggling to make ends meet.
Man who pleaded guilty in killing of unborn child wants to withdraw plea

Man who pleaded guilty in killing of unborn child wants to withdraw plea

MONTREAL — A Montreal man who pleaded guilty just 12 days ago to fatally stabbing his unborn child told a Quebec Superior Court justice on Tuesday that he now wants to withdraw his plea.

B.C. man killed wife, took daughters to church before smothering them: court

KELOWNA, B.C. — A man who murdered his wife during an argument about his drinking then took his daughters to church before smothering them was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison before he's eligible for parole.
Federal government posts $14B shortfall in 2018-19

Federal government posts $14B shortfall in 2018-19

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a $14-billion deficit in 2018-19, according to its latest annual financial report, the third year in a row with a shortfall bigger than $10 billion.