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Massive renovation to Centre Block needs to find space for dozens more MPs

Massive renovation to Centre Block needs to find space for dozens more MPs

OTTAWA — The experts overseeing the massive restoration of Canada's largest Parliament building have to find out a way to cram more than 100 additional MPs into the House of Commons without compromising its architectural heritage.
Manitoba premier hints at possible carbon tax deal with federal government

Manitoba premier hints at possible carbon tax deal with federal government

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister hinted at a potential breakthrough with the federal government on a carbon tax Tuesday, and did not rule out introducing a tax in the upcoming provincial budget.
Lionel Desmond's wife raised questions about peace bond same day as slayings

Lionel Desmond's wife raised questions about peace bond same day as slayings

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — Three hours before Shanna Desmond was killed by her husband, she sought information about how to get a peace bond, a fatality inquiry in Nova Scotia was told Tuesday.
World isn't ready for coronavirus outbreak, says Canadian WHO expert

World isn't ready for coronavirus outbreak, says Canadian WHO expert

OTTAWA — The world is not ready for the global spread of the novel coronavirus, according to the renowned Canadian epidemiologist who led a team of experts to China to study the virus on behalf of the World Health Organization. Dr.
N.S. Liberal budget opens up spending taps as province faces slowing economy

N.S. Liberal budget opens up spending taps as province faces slowing economy

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal government is opening the spending taps for roads and hospitals as economic growth is projected to flatten in what could be an election year. The 2020-21 provincial budget tabled Tuesday features $11.
Canada's quest to buy new fighter jets delayed another three months

Canada's quest to buy new fighter jets delayed another three months

OTTAWA — Canada’s long-running effort to buy new fighter jets is facing another delay. The federal government announced Tuesday it is giving jet makers another three months to submit their proposals for replacing Canada’s aging CF-18s.

TSB investigating fire in landing gear of Air Canada Jazz plane in Montreal

MONTREAL — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating after a suspected fire broke out in the landing gear of an Air Canada Jazz plane as it landed at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport Tuesday morning.

U.S. prosecution rejects challenge to 40-year sentence for young Canadian

TORONTO — The conviction and 40-year prison term handed a young Canadian for plotting terrorist attacks on New York City was entirely justified, American prosecutors argue in a new appeal brief.
Nova Scotia coast chosen as potential home for retired whales raised in captivity

Nova Scotia coast chosen as potential home for retired whales raised in captivity

SHERBROOKE, N.S. — A U.S.-based conservation group has chosen a site in Nova Scotia where it plans to build a kind of retirement home for whales raised in captivity.

Highlights of the 2020-21 Nova Scotia provincial budget

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Finance Minister Karen Casey tabled the 2020-21 provincial budget Tuesday. Here are some highlights: - A forecast surplus of $55 million is projected on spending of just over $11.5 billion, with debt at $15.7-billion.