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What makes a beer a beer? Feds brew changes to national beer standards

What makes a beer a beer? Feds brew changes to national beer standards

OTTAWA — Your beer is about to undergo a government makeover.
A by-the-numbers look at Canada's beer industry

A by-the-numbers look at Canada's beer industry

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is holding consultations over the summer about an updated Canadian definition of beer — what can go in it, sugar content — and new labelling rules for brewers. Beer is big business in Canada.
Toronto's huge Pride Parade slated for Sunday; police still shut out

Toronto's huge Pride Parade slated for Sunday; police still shut out

Toronto's unabashedly in-your-face celebration of everything LGBTQ is set to take place on Sunday against a backdrop of nasty recriminations involving the community, police and black citizens, and the sobering reality of a man charged with killing ei
Medically assisted deaths in last half of 2017 up almost 30 per cent

Medically assisted deaths in last half of 2017 up almost 30 per cent

OTTAWA — Almost 4,000 people have chosen medical assistance to end their lives since the practice became legal in Canada two years ago. That includes 1,525 in the last six months of 2017 — a 29 per cent increase over the first half of the year.
Bill to expunge gay-sex criminal records takes effect in Canada today

Bill to expunge gay-sex criminal records takes effect in Canada today

OTTAWA — Legislation that will make it easy to tear up the criminal records of Canadians convicted of homosexual acts is now law.
Cleanup begins after Nunavut inmates barricade prison wing

Cleanup begins after Nunavut inmates barricade prison wing

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Crews were cleaning up Nunavut's notorious Baffin Correctional Centre after inmates barricaded themselves in a wing and caused considerable damage.

Bombardier pouring millions into creation of GTA aerospace hub

TORONTO — Bombardier says it will be pouring millions of dollars into various projects aimed at creating an aerospace hub in the Greater Toronto Area.

B.C. government intends to crack down on hidden ownership of real estate

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is taking steps to end opportunities to anonymously invest and hide wealth in real estate.
Saskatchewan MP 'hopeful' bill marking Indigenous Peoples Day a holiday passes

Saskatchewan MP 'hopeful' bill marking Indigenous Peoples Day a holiday passes

OTTAWA — A Saskatchewan MP isn't giving up in her bid to make National Indigenous Peoples Day a statutory holiday.
Employment insurance recipient list falls to lowest level since 1997

Employment insurance recipient list falls to lowest level since 1997

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the number of people collecting employment insurance in April fell to the lowest level in at least 21 years.