Wednesday August 27, 2014

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Fiscal update: Alberta plans to borrow $3B less; on track for higher surplus

EDMONTON - The Alberta government says rising energy prices and a stronger than expected economy means the province will have to borrow almost $3 billion less than it had planned this year to build roads, hospitals and schools....

posted: August 27,2014

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Premiers, native leaders call for forum on missing and murdered aboriginal women

CHARLOTTETOWN - Canada's premiers and native leaders are inviting the prime minister to take part in a roundtable discussion on murdered and missing aboriginal women, with one native leader saying Stephen Harper's decision to reject calls...

Halifax university changes frosh week, a year after incident shone spotlight

HALIFAX - Keeping frosh week activities fun and engaging for students while at the same time respectful and inclusive is a pressing challenge facing Canadian universities, says a leading expert who helped a university last year in the...

New Bloc leader doesn't plan any changes after resignations from party

OTTAWA - The new Bloc Quebecois leader said Wednesday he's not going to change his methods despite losing another caucus member....

Montreal to rename downtown street after ex-Liberal premier Robert Bourassa

MONTREAL - The paths of Robert Bourassa and Rene Levesque are set to cross again this time on the map of Montreal....

Top military purchases official to leave as Tories prep for 2015 election

OTTAWA - A seasoned public servant who helped reshape the Harper government's tattered military procurement strategy has announced his retirement at Public Works....

Mentally ill need help, not handcuffs: police, mental health association

VANCOUVER - There has been a significant increase in the number of interactions between police and people with mental illness over the past five to seven years, says a new report by the Mental Health Commission of Canada....

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