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Feds launch tourism strategy designed to boost sector 25 per cent by 2025

Feds launch tourism strategy designed to boost sector 25 per cent by 2025

OTTAWA — A new Canadian tourism strategy is meant to help boost international visits to Canada during non-peak seasons by more than a million people and get visitors to see the country beyond Canada's biggest cities.
In the news today, May 21

In the news today, May 21

Four stories in the news for Tuesday, May 21 ——— FAMILY MOURNS CANADIAN KILLED IN HONDURAS PLANE CRASH A 32-year-old B.C.
Alberta legislature session to begin under new Premier Jason Kenney

Alberta legislature session to begin under new Premier Jason Kenney

EDMONTON — The Alberta legislature is to start a new session today with a lot of new faces and a new government in charge.
Food insecurity grew in Nunavut after federal program to fight hunger: study

Food insecurity grew in Nunavut after federal program to fight hunger: study

Newly published research has concluded that food insecurity in Nunavut grew after a federal program was brought in to fight hunger in the North.
Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

HIGH LEVEL, Alta. — A northern Alberta town and a nearby First Nation are being evacuated due to the threat of an encroaching wildfire.
Justin Trudeau credits immigration for Canada’s growing tech sector

Justin Trudeau credits immigration for Canada’s growing tech sector

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told hundreds of attendees at a conference in Toronto on Monday that Canada's thriving technology sector is a result of the country's openness to immigrants and he hopes Canadians will continue to view immigrat
Family of pilot killed in Honduras trying to "piece together" the tragedy

Family of pilot killed in Honduras trying to "piece together" the tragedy

TRUJILLO, Honduras — A 32-year-old British Columbia pilot who was killed in a plane crash in Honduras on Saturday is being described by his father as a spontaneous person who was a happy child.
More women, few minorities: Docs show results of Liberal patronage overhaul

More women, few minorities: Docs show results of Liberal patronage overhaul

OTTAWA — The Liberal government's overhaul of the patronage system has led to gender parity in government appointments, but new figures show few of those women are in leadership posts and visible minorities are being left out.
Canadian retaliatory tariffs lifted as U.S. kills steel aluminum penalties

Canadian retaliatory tariffs lifted as U.S. kills steel aluminum penalties

OTTAWA — Canada collected more than $1.27 billion from the retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products over the last year and all of it will go to the Canadian steel and aluminum industry even though the steel trade war with the United States is over.
Focus on traumatized boys critical to gender equality, new research shows

Focus on traumatized boys critical to gender equality, new research shows

TORONTO — Boys in poor urban areas around the world are suffering even more than girls from violence, abuse and neglect, groundbreaking international research published on Monday suggests.