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'Had such a kind heart:' Year-round spirit of Santa stand-in inspires toy drive

'Had such a kind heart:' Year-round spirit of Santa stand-in inspires toy drive

WINNIPEG — Brian Sanderson's white beard and jolly demeanor landed him in Santa's bright-red suit in Winnipeg malls, seniors centres, toy catalogues and as the mythical Christmas figure in more than half a dozen movies.
Ottawa to announce $1.6-billion boost Tuesday for battered energy sector

Ottawa to announce $1.6-billion boost Tuesday for battered energy sector

OTTAWA — Canada's battered energy industry will get a $1.6-billion boost from Ottawa on Tuesday to try to slow the political and economic bleeding.
Diverging accounts at trial for accused in deaths of Calgary mother, daughter

Diverging accounts at trial for accused in deaths of Calgary mother, daughter

CALGARY — Jurors are being asked to believe diverging accounts of what a Calgary man was doing on July 11, 2016, when a single mother was found dead in her apartment bound in duct tape and her young daughter vanished.
General Dynamics says cancelling Saudi Arabian contract would cost billions

General Dynamics says cancelling Saudi Arabian contract would cost billions

OTTAWA — The Ontario-based company that is selling $15-billion worth of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia is warning the Liberal government that cancelling the deal will it cost billions of dollars in penalties.
Irregular migrant claims drop to lowest levels since 2017, but backlogs remain

Irregular migrant claims drop to lowest levels since 2017, but backlogs remain

OTTAWA — As the number of irregular asylum seekers arriving in Canada appears to be slowing, work is quietly underway to speed up refugee processing and address a major backlog of asylum claims that has been growing steadily since early 2017.
Canada's robust credit rating should calm fears about federal deficits: Trudeau

Canada's robust credit rating should calm fears about federal deficits: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Canadians worried about federal deficits should look at the country's strong standing with international credit-rating agencies for some reassurance, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
Saskatchewan premier to apologize in January to survivors of '60s Scoop

Saskatchewan premier to apologize in January to survivors of '60s Scoop

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he will apologize to survivors of the '60s Scoop in January.
Crown says no evidence of political interference in Mark Norman case

Crown says no evidence of political interference in Mark Norman case

OTTAWA — Crown prosecutors have pushed back against suggestions of political interference in Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's criminal case, saying there is no evidence to support such allegations.
Air passenger rights: Six things about what the Liberals are offering in draft rules

Air passenger rights: Six things about what the Liberals are offering in draft rules

OTTAWA — The Liberals will publish the draft text of their long-promised air passenger bill of rights by Saturday, launching a 60-day public consultation for any final changes. Here are six things to know about the regulations.
Energy assessment law needed to avoid another Trans Mountain impasse, PM says

Energy assessment law needed to avoid another Trans Mountain impasse, PM says

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is overhauling how Canada assesses big energy projects in a bid to ensure new projects can get built without the government having to buy them to make that happen.