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Quebec to table budget on March 12 amid warnings of larger deficit

Quebec to table budget on March 12 amid warnings of larger deficit

QUEBEC — The Quebec government will present a budget on March 12 that is expected to have a larger deficit than originally estimated.
In the news today: Canadians back aid to Ukraine, Sentencing for London truck killer

In the news today: Canadians back aid to Ukraine, Sentencing for London truck killer

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
One person dead after load from construction crane falls on Vancouver building

One person dead after load from construction crane falls on Vancouver building

VANCOUVER — B.C.'s premier and minister of labour are sharing their heartfelt condolences after a worker was killed in Vancouver's Oakridge neighbourhood when a load from a crane fell on a building under construction.
B.C. scraps proposed changes to Land Act amid consultation, controversy

B.C. scraps proposed changes to Land Act amid consultation, controversy

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is scrapping a plan that was to allow shared decision-making with First Nations about the use of public land, a move one Indigenous leader describes as a step back for reconciliation.
Upcoming wildfire season could be worse than last year, federal minister says

Upcoming wildfire season could be worse than last year, federal minister says

OTTAWA — Provincial, territorial and federal emergency response ministers have wrapped up two days of meetings in Ottawa. That included talks on the upcoming wildfire season, which is already getting an early start in Alberta.
Canada's war crimes program hasn't publicly updated its activities in eight years

Canada's war crimes program hasn't publicly updated its activities in eight years

OTTAWA — A federal government unit tasked with keeping war criminals out of Canada has not published a report on its activities in more than eight years, and its budget hasn't been adjusted in more than two decades.
Canada summons Russian ambassador in protest of Alexei Navalny's death

Canada summons Russian ambassador in protest of Alexei Navalny's death

OTTAWA — Canada has summoned the Kremlin's ambassador in Ottawa for a lambasting over the reported death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny while in Russian custody, Global Affairs Canada says.
Online harms bill coming next week, PM says; promises focus on kids, not censorship

Online harms bill coming next week, PM says; promises focus on kids, not censorship

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising that his government's upcoming bill to legislate against online harms will focus on making the internet safer for minors, while not censoring it for the rest of Canadians.
No cuts to people or services, but B.C. budget deficit to rise, finance minister says

No cuts to people or services, but B.C. budget deficit to rise, finance minister says

VICTORIA — British Columbia Finance Minister Katrine Conroy says the province should prepare for a fiscal deficit in the upcoming budget — but there won't be cuts that result in a "deficit of services".
Marine area larger than Lake Superior could soon be protected off Ontario's shores

Marine area larger than Lake Superior could soon be protected off Ontario's shores

A vast marine area off Ontario's north shores that's home to beluga whales and threatened polar bears could soon be protected, officials said Wednesday, as First Nations welcomed what was seen as a key step towards fulfilling a longstanding treaty pr
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