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Feds short $14.5 billion over decade of equalization payments, PBO says

Feds short $14.5 billion over decade of equalization payments, PBO says

OTTAWA — The federal government has shortchanged provinces on equalization payments under rules put in place after the last economic crisis in the late 2000s, Parliament's spending watchdog says, warning the under-funding may get worse due to COVID-1
Push on for Alberta bottle depots to accept cannabis containers for refunds

Push on for Alberta bottle depots to accept cannabis containers for refunds

EDMONTON — The group that oversees bottle depots in Alberta says people should be allowed to drop off cannabis containers and get a small refund just as they do for bottles and cans.
Lawsuit filed against makers of Montreal-area dike that burst, flooding town

Lawsuit filed against makers of Montreal-area dike that burst, flooding town

MONTREAL — A Montreal-area town says its insurance company is suing the maker of a dike that burst last spring, flooding streets and forcing thousands of residents from their homes.
Trudeau's virtual Atlantic tour and a busy sports day: In The News for Sept. 3

Trudeau's virtual Atlantic tour and a busy sports day: In The News for Sept. 3

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 3 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Canada trails other rich countries in caring for kids: reports

Canada trails other rich countries in caring for kids: reports

A pair of newly released reports collectively argue Canada was failing to provide healthy, safe childhoods prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, setting kids up to be hit particularly hard by the global outbreak.
Canada condemns poisoning of Putin critic in Russia, Champagne says

Canada condemns poisoning of Putin critic in Russia, Champagne says

OTTAWA — Canada's minister of foreign affairs says he is deeply troubled by reports from German experts who have concluded that a Russian political opposition figure was poisoned with the same type of nerve agent used on a former spy in 2018.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 2

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 2

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:27 p.m. EDT on Sept. 2, 2020: There are 129,923 confirmed cases in Canada.
From masks to cohorting, a guide to back-to-school rules across the country

From masks to cohorting, a guide to back-to-school rules across the country

Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Here is a look at what the various provinces have said about getting kids back to classes.
Trudeau makes rounds in B.C.; says safe drug supply key to fighting overdoses

Trudeau makes rounds in B.C.; says safe drug supply key to fighting overdoses

VANCOUER, B.C. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is moving forward "aggressively" on ensuring a safe drug supply amid an ongoing overdose crisis that's claimed more than 900 lives in B.C. alone this year.
Western alienation, economic recovery priorities over an election: O'Toole

Western alienation, economic recovery priorities over an election: O'Toole

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says overcoming western alienation and helping Canada's post-pandemic economic recoveries are among his top priorities.