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Alberta premier cheers pipeline purchase; opponents express concern, caution

Alberta premier cheers pipeline purchase; opponents express concern, caution

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley took a Trans Mountain victory lap on the grounds of the legislature Tuesday while her political opponents questioned whether the province has won anything and, if so, at what cost.
MPs to burn midnight oil amid legislative scramble before summer break

MPs to burn midnight oil amid legislative scramble before summer break

OTTAWA — MPs will burn the midnight oil for the next month as the federal government embarks on the perennial scramble to tie up legislative loose ends before Parliament breaks for the summer.
Stratford Festival and actors 'resilient' after opening night bomb threat

Stratford Festival and actors 'resilient' after opening night bomb threat

An "inconceivable" opening-night cancellation of "The Tempest" due to a bomb threat at the Stratford Festival ended up creating its own kind of magic in the tight-knit community.
Doug Ford defends lack of full platform, says it will come before election day

Doug Ford defends lack of full platform, says it will come before election day

PORT COLBORNE, Ont. — With Ontario's election just over a week away, Doug Ford has yet to present a fully costed platform for his party despite repeated calls from his opponents to show his plan for the province.
Bank breaches highlight rise of cyber threats as new exploitation strategies emerge

Bank breaches highlight rise of cyber threats as new exploitation strategies emerge

Apparent attempts to extort two major Canadian banks highlight the increasing threat and variety of cyberattacks against major companies.

Bail decision for former hostage Joshua Boyle expected Friday

OTTAWA — Former overseas hostage Joshua Boyle, awaiting trial on assault charges, is slated to hear Friday whether he'll be released on bail.
Report on use of force by Calgary police stresses better training, mental health

Report on use of force by Calgary police stresses better training, mental health

CALGARY — A wide-ranging report on the Calgary Police Service's use of force stresses the need for continuous on-the-job training, speedier reviews of fatal confrontations and a better understanding of mental illness.
QuickQuotes: Ottawa's $4.5B Trans Mountain play welcomed, condemned

QuickQuotes: Ottawa's $4.5B Trans Mountain play welcomed, condemned

OTTAWA — Some of what was said Tuesday about the federal government's plan to spend $4.
Liberal backbencher tables bill to ease concerns of surrogate moms

Liberal backbencher tables bill to ease concerns of surrogate moms

OTTAWA — A Liberal backbencher has tabled a private member's bill in the Commons aimed at easing some of the concerns of surrogate mothers or people who help them.
$4.5B Trans Mountain plan won't mean Ottawa in pipeline business, says Morneau

$4.5B Trans Mountain plan won't mean Ottawa in pipeline business, says Morneau

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government has no plans to drag Canada permanently into the pipeline business, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Tuesday as he unveiled a $4.