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Analysis Plenty of budget remedies offered as Liberals prepare prescription for ailing economy: Chris Hall
It's budget season in Ottawa. The time of year when everyone in town offers the government their unsolicited advice for how to cure the Canadian economy.
Province gets 'kickback' from inmates' collect calls, lawyer says
Ottawa criminal lawyer Michael Spratt says the province is getting a "kickback" from commissions it receives on collect calls made from provincial jails. Inmates can only make collect calls, and nearly 300,000 phone calls are made each month.
Trudeau's Privy Council Office budget the highest in a decade
The budget for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Privy Council Office is set to rise by 20 per cent this year, making it one of the largest budgets for the office in a decade, according to spending estimates tabled by the government.
CBC Investigates Toronto Public Health concerned new anti-HIV drug could contribute to spread of other STDs video
Researchers call it a miracle drug: one blue pill, taken every day, that can reduce the risk of contracting HIV by almost 90 per cent. But one year after it was approved by Health Canada, Toronto Public Health is concerned PrEP provides a false sense of invincibility for some users that makes them less likely to wear condoms.
Denis Villeneuve, from Quebec dreamer to Hollywood's new king of sci-fi video
In six years, Montreal director Denis Villeneuve has gone from Hollywood outsider to the man with the golden touch.
Refugees crossing U.S. border heading to Toronto, agencies say
Many of the asylum seekers crossing the Canadian border in places like Manitoba and Quebec will wind up in Toronto, say those who care for refugees.
Exclusive Backlog in military pensions won't be cleared until end of year video
It will be the end of the year before the enormous backlog of military pension payment files is cleared up, National Defence officials say, and it will likely be October before a similar stockpile of outstanding severance payment claims are rectified.
Where did we go? P.E.I. not labelled on CAA map of Canada audio
The Cradle of Confederation has been inadvertently snubbed in a publication of the Canadian Automobile Association.
Refugee influx: 5 things to know about illegal border crossings into Canada video
Federal, provincial and municipal governments are determining the best ways to deal with an influx in people crossing in to Canada illegally from the U.S. Here are five things to know about the illegal border crossings.
Opinion The appeal of wealthy politicians — we see them as 'incorruptible': Scott Reid
Twisted though the logic might seem, many Americans look upon the explosion of big money, political action committees and purchased access to decision-makers and wonder if only the already-rich can afford to be independent.
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes off Vancouver Island
Friday morning's tremor is the second in the area in recent days.
Vice-Admiral Mark Norman victim of 'bureaucratic crossfire,' says high-profile lawyer
The country's second-highest military commander is looking forward to clearing his name through an "objective investigation," says his high-profile Toronto lawyer Marie Henein.
Experts say Regina can breathe easy, despite reports of high pollution
A recent article published by The Guardian lists Regina as one of the 10 most polluted cities in the U.S. and Canada, but experts are assuring Regina residents that they can still breathe easy.
Ontario's rebates on pricey electric cars draw fresh criticism
The Ontario government's recent move to boost rebates for some electric vehicles is under fire, amid revelations that a senior Liberal staffer has been hired by electric car-maker Tesla.
MPs investigate use of national security exceptions in federal procurement
A group of MPs is trying to get to the bottom of how and why the government invokes national security exceptions on so many of its federal IT contracts, after a series of stories by CBC News.
Mumps makes a comeback in Canada and the U.S. video
Public health officials in several provinces remind young adults to check if they need vaccination boosters against mumps as cases in Canada mount.
Canadian children 'locked up' in immigration detention centres, report says
Dozens of children who are Canadian citizens have been held in immigration detention centres in conditions that can cause physical and psychological harm, according to a new report.
'We're going to run into problems': Manitoba flood would endanger asylum seekers video
A high risk of flooding near the Manitoba border this spring has officials in Emerson worried about the dangers that will pose to a continuing stream of asylum seekers crossing into the province.
Delta Airlines wins right to appeal ruling in complaint involving obese passengers
The Supreme Court of Canada has allowed Delta Airlines to appeal a ruling involving a complaint by a Nova Scotia man alleging the airline discriminates against obese people.
'Such courage': How one First Nation is fighting opioid addiction
People in Eabametoong First Nation say government-provided drug counselling isn't enough to keep the opioid addiction crisis plaguing their northern Ontario community at bay. That's why residents have largely taken the fight on themselves.
Farm worker found dead following Saint-Tite barn roof collapse
Search and rescue teams have found the body of a 35-year-old man in the debris of a collapsed dairy barn, about 200 kilometres northeast of Montreal.
Ontario Energy Board orders hydro firms to reconnect homes cut off for winter
Ontario's ban on disconnecting people's home electricity in the winter came into effect Thursday after the Legislature pushed through a bill Wednesday to force the hand of hydro distributors.
Analysis Kevin O'Leary's Conservative leadership rivals struggle to raise profiles
The next leader of the Conservative Party could be an unknown to most Canadians — if it isn't Kevin O'Leary.
Man admits to strangling common-law wife, burning body so he could go out for beer
A man from Airdrie, Alta., has admitted to strangling his common-law wife and burning her body in an abandoned building because he wanted to go drink beer at Boston Pizza with a friend.
Federal government still shortchanging First Nations children a year after tribunal ruling, advocates say video
Top First Nations activists say the government is still shortchanging Indigenous children through discriminatory spending practices on child welfare and health care services, despite a year-old Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling.
Canadian Forces on guard for 'Big One' earthquake in B.C.
The Canadian Armed Forces are prepared to deploy thousands of members if a catastrophic earthquake, colloquially known as The Big One, strikes the West Coast.
Canadian speed skaters feeling financial pinch
Years removed from its glory days, Speed Skating Canada is struggling to fund its athletes as sponsorship money has dried up, leaving some to pay their own way if they want to compete in certain events.
Police investigating after 7-year-old hands out pills on Quebec school bus
Provincial police say a child passed out pills on a school bus in a community northeast of Montreal earlier this week — telling other children they were candy.
Manitoba boosts funds for asylum seekers, calls on feds to step up video
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced funds for refugee services Thursday and challenged the federal government to do its part for the steady stream of asylum seekers crossing into the province from the U.S.
Supreme Court clarifies handling of expert evidence in drugged-driving cases
The Supreme Court of Canada says expert testimony may be admitted in drugged-driving trials without a preliminary examination of the evidence. The decision today in the case of an Ottawa motorist could speed up drug-impaired driving cases.
Trinity Western law school fight heading to Supreme Court of Canada
Canada's highest court will hear appeals from the law societies of B.C. and Ontario, which are seeking to deny accreditation to graduates of a proposed law school at a faith-based university in B.C.
Rising oil production will push Alberta economy to fastest growth in country in 2017: Conference Board
After two difficult years, Alberta's economy is climbing out of recession thanks in part to oil prices, but the Conference Board of Canada warns the road to a full recovery will be long.
Treasury Board president still 'impatient' to fix how Parliament approves spending
A year ago, Treasury Board President Scott Brison wanted to make 2016 the last year Parliament was asked to approve spending estimates that wouldn't reflect the new budget. Now that's poised to happen again. What happened to his efforts to fix this?
Refugees fearful of U.S. immigration orders seek sanctuary in Toronto shelters
Toronto homeless shelters are helping increasing numbers of refugees, prompting calls for more support from health-care workers and the mayor.
Senators rejected Mike Duffy's request to cover some legal fees
Senator Mike Duffy made attempts last year to be reimbursed for some of the legal costs related to his three-year expenses saga and 63-day trial.
Airbus search plane contract faces court challenge from losing bidder
A long-suffering plan to deliver new search planes to the air force has hit a new roadblock. The losing bidder in the fixed-wing search and rescue plane program has filed a Federal Court challenge. Leonardo S.p.A. cites cost and safety as reasons to toss out the decision to buy the Airbus C-295.
Police investigate anti-Muslim rally outside Toronto mosque and alleged hate speech inside
Toronto police say they are investigating not only an anti-Muslim rally that took place on the doorstep of a downtown mosque nearly a week ago, but allegations of hate speech inside the mosque as well.
Saskatoon dog owner relieved to see charges in kennel deaths
A 50-year-old man has been charged with negligence after 14 dogs died of heat exhaustion at a Saskatoon dog kennel last year.
Renewed calls to review assisted death rules after Montreal man charged with murdering wife
Advocates and law makers are renewing their calls for changes to the laws surrounding doctor assisted dying after a Montreal man was charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of his wife.
Sean Cooper wiped out his mortgage in 3 years — and now he offers advice in new book video
Sean Cooper took extreme measures to wipe out his $255,000 mortgage in just three years. Now he's written an advice book to help others free themselves of a mortgage faster.
Vancouver drug users take to streets in national day of action
About 200 people marched through the Downtown Eastside demanding the federal government change its drug policy.
Opinion Canada's government shouldn't be in the business of policing 'fake news'
Worried about the supposed scourge of "fake news" taking over the media ecosystem? Don't worry, the Liberal government is aware of the issue, and they're here to help!
Triple murderer Douglas Garland's attackers will be charged, police say
Charges are pending against several inmates at the Calgary Remand Centre after Douglas Garland was so severely beaten he had to be taken to hospital just hours after being sentenced in the killing a five-year-old boy and his gradparents.
Liberals unveil resettlement plan for 1,200 Yazidis and other victims of ISIS video
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced today that Canada has given safe haven to almost 400 Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Islamist extremists in the last four months and will take in about 800 more by the end of the year.
Controversial bill to impose contract on teachers passed into law
Bill 75 has passed its third and final reading in the Nova Scotia legislature
Sanctuary city movement grows in Canada, but could bring tension with police, immigration officials
More and more Canadian cities are thinking about protecting undocumented migrants. But what does that mean for police and federal immigration officials?
'Keep our kids from dying': Ottawa dad pens letter warning of overdoses video
A father in Ottawa's Kanata neighbourhood says he's overwhelmed with the number of responses he's received to an open letter he wrote Friday warning parents about a recent spate of drug overdoses in the community.
CBC Investigates Tina Fontaine's alleged killer going straight to trial video
Raymond Cormier was directly indicted Tuesday afternoon in a Winnipeg court.
Loblaw resets passwords after security breach of its loyalty program
Loblaw has reset passwords for all its PC Plus rewards collectors' online accounts after points were stolen from some members' accounts.
'We're all humans': U.S. border agent watches as asylum seekers cross into Canada video
Reporters on a media tour watch RCMP officers load a family with a baby, along with their bags and a baby carriage, into cruisers to take them to a nearby office for processing at Hemmingford, Que.
Boy, 6, dies after falling through ice in Airdrie
A young boy is dead and another is in hospital after the pair fell through the ice into the canal in the Airdrie, Alta., community of Bayside.
Venomous snakes stolen in Niagara break-in, police say
Police in Niagara Region are hunting for a number of venomous snakes, including rattlesnakes, a pregnant boa constrictor and several juvenile cobra species.
Local Christian leaders don't want evangelist Franklin Graham speaking in Vancouver audio
Members of Vancouver's Christian community and city officials are furiously trying to stop controversial Christian evangelist Franklin Graham from speaking to thousands of people at an event next week at Rogers Arena.
Former Canadian union leader Bob White dies video
Bob White, the Canadian labour leader who led the Canadian Auto Workers union's split from its American counterpart and later became that union's founding president and the president of the Canadian Labour Congress, has died at age 81.
Many of 21 injured on turbulent Air Canada flight ignored seatbelt warnings, TSB finds video
TSB officials who investigated a turbulent Air Canada flight that left 21 people hurt are reminding passengers to wear seatbelts after it was determined that many on board the plane diverted to Calgary had not buckled up when urged to do so.
1 in 4 Canadians want Trump-style travel ban, poll suggests
New research shows a "significant segment" of Canadians say the country's 2017 refugee target of 40,000 is too high, and one in four Canadians want the Liberal government to impose its own Trump-style travel ban.
Trade in the Trump era: Atlantic Canada premiers get down to business at Newfoundland meeting
New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant and P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLaughlan met with Dwight Ball at the Marble Inn in Steady Brook to talk trade and infrastructure.
Quebec increases maple syrup production amid internal revolt, foreign competition
Despite a 30 per cent increase in maple syrup production over the last decade, Quebec's share of global output has fallen. The problem, some say, lies with the tight grip that the Quebec Maple Syrup Federation has over the province's maple syrup producers.
Former Canadian union leader Bob White dies video
Bob White, the Canadian labour leader who led the Canadian Auto Workers union's split from its American counterpart and later became that union's founding president and the president of the Canadian Labour Congress, has died at age 81.