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An unusually eventful budget day sets the stage for the coming election

Bill Morneau’s fourth budget is in the books, and that’s a good thing since he didn’t get a chance to deliver his speech in the Commons on Tuesday because of the din made by Conservative MPs determined to keep the public’s attention on the SNC-Lavalin affair.
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Canadian health care's 'one issue per visit' problem

When a mother took her son to a doctor's appointment recently, she noticed a message in the waiting room. "For your safety and ours, please limit the discussion with your provider to one issue per visit." Her tweet about it, sparked a debate about a longstanding issue in the health-care system.
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Police 'strongly believe' suspected Christchurch gunman planned to attack 3rd mosque

As the first funerals were held for some of the 50 victims in the Christchurch mosque attacks, New Zealand police announced that they believed the accused shooter was on his way to attack a third target when his vehicle was rammed by police officers.
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The case for denying mass killers fame in order to fight the deadly 'contagion effect'

In a bid to deny mass killers the infamy they seek, New Zealand's prime minister refuses to utter the name of the suspected gunman in last week's deadly mosque shootings in Christchurch. Activists behind the No Notoriety movement say it's the right call, and hope media outlets follow suit.
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Scientists find another clue to some of the most powerful solar storms to hit Earth

Scientists have found evidence of a major solar storm that struck Earth more than 2,600 years ago — a finding they say holds relevance today, given how vulnerable some of our modern technology can be to the sun's activity.

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