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January 21, 2018 10:32 AM Turkish troops attack Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

Target is militia known as People's Protection Units, or YPG, which Turkey considers a terror group Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region. Turkish officials said the troops entered the enclave of Afrin a day after dozens of Turkish 5

January 18, 2018 10:00 PM Trudeau continues cross-country town hall tour with stop in Quebec City

PM has touted tour as a chance to escape 'Ottawa bubble' and meet with Canadians After a swing through Nova Scotia and Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Quebec City tonight for the second leg of his cross-country town hall tour as he looks to meet with Canadians ahead of Parliament's return later this month. Trudeau embarked on a similar 8

January 18, 2018 5:24 PM Ottawa to promise $700 million to Business Development Bank of Canada to spur clean-tech growth

The money is part of the government’s promise to invest $2.3 billion in clean technologies. OTTAWA—The federal government will give $700 million over the next five years to the Business Development Bank of Canada in a bid to grow Canada’s clean-technology industry. The funding is intended to enable the bank to take on more risk, providing high-potential 10

January 17, 2018 3:24 PM Quebec to raise minimum wage 75 cents to $12 this spring

The increase is the largest minimum wage hike in the province’s history. At $12, Quebec’s minimum wage would rank third highest in the country behind Alberta’s and Ontario’s. MONTREAL—Quebec will raise the province’s minimum wage to $12 an hour as of May 1. The 75-cent increase from the current rate of $11.25 was confirmed today by Labour Minister Dominique 14

January 17, 2018 3:10 PM Liberals to invest $20 million to tackle sexual violence against Indigenous, LGBT, immigrant populations

Status of Women minister to announce details of plans to support "underserved" survivors of abuse The Liberal government is announcing $20 million in funding for organizations to support what it calls "underserved" survivors of sexual violence. That includes programs targeting Indigenous, immigrant and LGBT populations, as well as seniors and disabled 12

January 17, 2018 1:44 PM Quebec's minimum wage to increase to $12 in May

Salaries for minimum wage workers will rise by 75 cents per hour this spring Quebec's minimum wage workers will see a bigger paycheque starting this spring. The minimum wage will increase by 75 cents on May 1, bringing it to $12 per hour. It is the largest wage increase in the province's history. The Quebec government made the announcement Wednesday 15

January 16, 2018 4:43 PM Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Canada’s flag-bearers for Olympics in Pyeongchang

The ice dancers won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and silver at the 2014 Sochi games in Sochi. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will be Canada’s flag-bearers for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The ice dancers won gold before a home crowd at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and followed that up with silver medals in ice dance and the team event 12

January 16, 2018 4:28 PM 2 prominent Parti Quebecois members won’t seek re-election

Longtime Parti Quebecois members Alexandre Cloutier and Nicole Leger will not run in this year’s provincial election. QUEBEC—Two prominent Parti Quebecois members of the national assembly will not run in this year’s provincial election amid reports several of their colleagues are also leaving the political scene. Alexandre Cloutier, 40, said this morning 12

January 16, 2018 1:40 AM Trudeau to unveil Canada’s Olympic flag bearer on Tuesday

Hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of the Canadian Olympic Committee will announce the flag bearer for the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Tuesday morning. Joining the Prime Minister will be Kent Hehr, Minister 11

January 15, 2018 9:24 PM Justin Trudeau takes heat from U.S. right-wing on abortion stance

The PM’s explanation for why he’s restricting summer job grants for pro-life organizations has drawn ire from a former Trump staffer and a Fox News host. WASHINGTON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s views on abortion are raising the ire of the U.S. right wing. His explanation for why he’s restricting federal summer job grants for pro-life organizations 12