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Alberta UCP government tables budget with cuts to civil servants, universities

Alberta UCP government tables budget with cuts to civil servants, universities

EDMONTON — Alberta is blazing a new trail for its red-ink economy with a budget that preserves health and education funding but takes a big stick to cities, civil servants and universities.
B.C. introduces law to implement United Nations declaration on Indigenous rights

B.C. introduces law to implement United Nations declaration on Indigenous rights

VICTORIA — British Columbia has become the first province in Canada to introduce legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, mandating the government to bring its laws and policies into harmony with th
Bloc's leader Blanchet prepared to work with Liberals despite pipeline talk

Bloc's leader Blanchet prepared to work with Liberals despite pipeline talk

QUEBEC — Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet said Thursday that he's willing to work with a re-elected Liberal government, despite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's support for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
English Montreal School Board files legal challenge to Quebec's religious symbols law

English Montreal School Board files legal challenge to Quebec's religious symbols law

MONTREAL — The English Montreal School Board has filed a challenge to Quebec's secularism law, arguing it contravenes minority language education rights and should be struck down.

Youth to sue Canadian government for climate change harms, discrimination

VANCOUVER — A lawsuit that's expected to be filed Friday claiming young people disproportionately suffer the effects of climate change is potentially precedent setting but also a tough case to argue, legal experts say.
Some highlights from the first budget of Alberta's United Conservatives

Some highlights from the first budget of Alberta's United Conservatives

EDMONTON — Alberta's United Conservative government tabled its budget Thursday. Here are some of the highlights: — $8.7-billion deficit on revenues of $50 billion.
Northwest Territories legislators pick new premier after three ballots

Northwest Territories legislators pick new premier after three ballots

YELLOWKNIFE — The new premier of the Northwest Territories tells a story when asked about how her government will differ from that of her predecessor.
Legal aid won't take on Quebec man seeking to withdraw guilty plea for killing unborn child

Legal aid won't take on Quebec man seeking to withdraw guilty plea for killing unborn child

MONTREAL — A Quebec man seeking to withdraw his guilty pleas in the killing of his unborn child and the stabbing of his ex-wife won't be represented by legal aid in the case. Sofiane Ghazi suddenly pleaded guilty on Sept.
Liberals: TMX pipeline could fund $500 million a year in clean energy projects

Liberals: TMX pipeline could fund $500 million a year in clean energy projects

OTTAWA — The Liberal government expects to get $500 million a year out of the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline and is promising to spend it all on cleaner sources of energy and projects that pull carbon out of the atmosphere.
Jury deliberating at trial for suspect in Edmonton police officer stabbing

Jury deliberating at trial for suspect in Edmonton police officer stabbing

EDMONTON — Jurors are deliberating in the trial for a man accused of stabbing a police officer and striking four pedestrians with a van.