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Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil: a fiscal hawk with a folksy demeanour

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil: a fiscal hawk with a folksy demeanour

HALIFAX — During more than six years as Nova Scotia premier, Stephen McNeil earned a reputation as an ardent fiscal conservative who wasn't shy about taking on the province's public sector unions.
Saudi Crown prince sent hit squad to Canada to kill former spy, lawsuit claims

Saudi Crown prince sent hit squad to Canada to kill former spy, lawsuit claims

TORONTO — The crown prince of Saudi Arabia sent a hit squad to Canada in an effort to hunt down and kill a former top intelligence official who knows too much, a civil suit filed Thursday in court in the United States asserts.
As CERB winds down, labour group asks Liberals to rethink EI

As CERB winds down, labour group asks Liberals to rethink EI

OTTAWA — The federal government is being urged to rethink Canada's employment insurance program as millions of workers are moved off of an emergency benefit while the country's job market is still recouping heavy losses due to COVID-19.
Ottawa's buffer against provincial economic shocks needs reform: economist

Ottawa's buffer against provincial economic shocks needs reform: economist

CALGARY — A new paper suggests a federal program meant to buffer provinces against economic shocks is not up to the task — especially in the COVID-19 era.
Union wants production halt at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant over COVID-19 cases

Union wants production halt at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant over COVID-19 cases

BRANDON, Man. — Manitoba's largest increase in positive COVID-19 cases in months has prompted a union representing employees at Maple Leaf Food Inc.'s pork processing plant in Brandon to call for it to cease production.
Canada promises immediate help to Lebanon, wants political reform over long term

Canada promises immediate help to Lebanon, wants political reform over long term

OTTAWA — Canada is joining France and other countries in emphasizing the need for economic and political reform in Lebanon over the long term as it looks at immediate ways to help the country following this week's deadly explosion in Beirut.
Man with HIV still guilty of aggravated sex assault despite condom use

Man with HIV still guilty of aggravated sex assault despite condom use

TORONTO — An HIV-positive man who had protected intercourse with three women without telling them about his health status has had his aggravated sexual assault conviction upheld.
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announces he is leaving politics

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announces he is leaving politics

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil unexpectedly announced his departure from politics Thursday, saying he stayed on the job longer than planned because of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senate shifts rules for Don Meredith victim compensation process

Senate shifts rules for Don Meredith victim compensation process

OTTAWA — The Senate says harassment victims of disgraced former senator Don Meredith can now have lawyers present when speaking to an independent evaluator hired to determine potential compensation for them, and also that their legal costs might be c
A timeline of the controversy around WE, the Liberals and a student program

A timeline of the controversy around WE, the Liberals and a student program

OTTAWA — A timeline of events regarding the Canada Student Service Grant program, based on public documents, events and statements from cabinet ministers, government officials, and WE Charity: March 6, 2020: WE Charity staff prepare a concept paper o