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Ontario PCs slash spending and oversight, unveil tax cut and new LCBO hours in 1st economic plan

Months after Ontario's finance minister said finding fiscal balance will "require everyone to make sacrifices without exception," the public got its first glance at how the government will try to do it.
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Brexit omnishambles throws British government into chaos

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Britain's future is far from clear as Brexit draft deal draws intense criticism; small northern Ontario mining town of Cobalt may soon become extremely important to the increasingly battery-powered world.

Canada considering sanctions against Saudis over murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Canada is "actively considering" deploying Magnitsky Act sanctions over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said today.

Rare microbes lead scientists to discover new branch on the tree of life

Canadian researchers have discovered a new kind of organism that’s so different from other living things that it doesn’t fit into the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, or any other kingdom used to classify known organisms.

Ikea's latest pitch: Bring back your used furniture to resell for store credit

Furniture retailer Ikea has launched a program that will allow people to bring back gently used furniture to be resold at their stores, reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill while giving their customers store credit to buy more stuff.

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