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April 21, 2018 6:24 PM Doug Ford names Mike Harris’s son as PC candidate in flurry of pre-election appointments

Progressive Conservative leader makes unprecedented move in tapping 11 candidates to run in June 7 election. Brown has denied the allegations and is suing CTV News, which stands by the Jan. 24 story that led to the tumult in the Tory party. Supporters of the former leader had initially hoped MP Alex Nuttall or former MPP Garfield Dunlop, both of whom are close 6

April 20, 2018 1:04 PM Pump prices, airline tickets help propel Canada’s inflation rate to 2.3%

OTTAWA — Canada’s annual inflation rate continued creeping higher last month to hit 2.3 per cent. The March figure from Statistics Canada shows the pace of inflation inched a little farther past the midpoint of the central bank’s ideal range of between one and three per cent. By comparison, inflation was 2.2 per cent in February and 1.7 per cent in January 6

April 16, 2018 4:58 PM Quebec preparing for up to 400 asylum seekers a day at the U.S. border this summer

MONTREAL—Quebec government is demanding that Ottawa come up with a new plan for handling asylum seekers with projections that up to 400 people each day could begin crossing into Canada this summer. “Last year, we peaked at about 250 a day and that was considered massive,” said Quebec Immigration Minister David Heurtel. “Right now, there are projections 8

April 16, 2018 8:00 AM Trudeau's national security adviser to testify before committee on India trip today

Convicted attempted murderer turned up at official event at the Canadian High Commission in Dehli The prime minister's national security adviser will appear before a House of Commons committee today to explain a controversial briefing he gave reporters about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent trip to India. Daniel Jean's appearance before the House 10

April 14, 2018 11:52 PM Pipeline isn't about 'punishing' B.C., it's about what's in the national interest, Trudeau says

'The federal government has a responsibility to bring Canadians together,' PM says in Lima Efforts to see the Trans Mountain pipeline through to completion are not about punishing people from B.C., but about ensuring a project in the national interest gets built, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday at the close of the Summit of the Americas in Lima. "This 13

April 14, 2018 11:00 AM There’s something for everyone at the Savannah Music Festival

Highlights included Canadian pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin and the Zukerman Trio, which is two-thirds Canadian, writes William Littler. On Thursday, as a further example, I began my day with a concert by the 75-year-old jazz master Dr. Lonnie Smith and his trio, continued with an afternoon classical recital of Beethoven, Dvorak and Schubert by the Zukerman 12

April 12, 2018 5:37 AM Golden Knights blank Kings in franchise’s first playoff game

Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves for his 11th career playoff shutout and Shea Theodore scored the game’s lone goal on a first-period wrist shot. Game 2 goes Friday. LAS VEGAS—Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves for his 11th career playoff shutout, Shea Theodore scored in the first period and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 on Wednesday 7

April 11, 2018 5:19 PM Quebec MNAs call for public commission of inquiry into Lac-Mégantic disaster

PQ motion will be sent to Ottawa for consideration The Quebec National Assembly is calling on the federal government to launch a public commission of inquiry into the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster as soon as possible. Quebec MNAs adopted the Parti Québécois motion Wednesday morning, with all 115 members present in the chamber offering their unanimous support 8

April 11, 2018 4:23 PM Rail link connecting Newfoundland, Labrador would cost $1.7 billion: report

The fixed link under the Strait of Belle Isle would also take 15 years to complete. ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A new study says a single rail link connecting Labrador to the island of Newfoundland would cost about $1.7 billion and take 15 years to complete. Premier Dwight Ball released the preliminary study on the economic feasibility of a fixed link under the Strait 7

April 11, 2018 10:00 AM Province goes against advice on cannabis from public health officials again

Nova Scotia health experts recommended cannabis ban in public crowds where children present The cannabis bill the McNeil government is currently moving through the Nova Scotia Legislature isn't as restrictive as the province's own public health experts recommended, CBC News has confirmed. "Public Health recommended banning consumption of cannabis in public 4