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Singer who won rights case against comedian exits social media following threats

Singer who won rights case against comedian exits social media following threats

MONTREAL — A singer embroiled in a legal battle with a Quebec comedian says he is shutting down his social media accounts after receiving "a significant number of hate messages," including death threats.
U.S. confirms it will ask Canada to extradite Huawei executive; China protests

U.S. confirms it will ask Canada to extradite Huawei executive; China protests

WASHINGTON — The U.S.
Liberals looking to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Liberals looking to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is looking for ways to make home-buying more affordable for millennials, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Tuesday as he held pre-budget public events in the Toronto suburbs.
Oilpatch wants growth policies from Alberta politicians; carbon price absent

Oilpatch wants growth policies from Alberta politicians; carbon price absent

CALGARY — The energy industry's want list as Alberta politicians gear up for a spring election includes a doubling of the industry's growth rate and support for six energy pipelines.

AG hopes federal election won't get in way of Ottawa co-operating with B.C.

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's attorney general says he's hoping a federal election campaign won't get in the way of Ottawa fully co-operating with the province to deal with serious money-laundering issues.
New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

OTTAWA — The Canada Food Guide's familiar food rainbow has been replaced with an interactive plate of guidelines promoting healthier lifestyles and updated food suggestions — changes being widely applauded by health and food science experts.
Feds target low-income seniors with tax mailings to boost benefit take-up

Feds target low-income seniors with tax mailings to boost benefit take-up

OTTAWA — Seniors' mailboxes will be blitzed in the coming weeks with federal reminders to file their taxes on time as part of a government bid to get more low-income seniors into an old age benefit program.

Transgender girl says sex-ed repeal made her nervous about returning to school

TORONTO — A transgender girl fighting the Ontario government's repeal of a modernized sex-ed curriculum says she felt nervous about returning to school last fall after the policy change was announced.
Gunmen stole valuables, money during Canadian's kidnapping: Burkina official

Gunmen stole valuables, money during Canadian's kidnapping: Burkina official

Details are emerging about the kidnapping and killing of a Canadian mining company executive in Burkina Faso last week, as authorities continue their investigation.
Zamboni stranded in N.S. ditch takes off as amusing Canadian snapshot

Zamboni stranded in N.S. ditch takes off as amusing Canadian snapshot

WINDSOR, N.S. — The powerful storm that battered Eastern Canada Monday had an unexpected casualty -- a Zamboni found in a ditch near Windsor, Nova Scotia, without a rink in sight.