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Higher interest rate target? Expanded mandate? Bank of Canada explores options

Higher interest rate target? Expanded mandate? Bank of Canada explores options

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is studying whether it should make changes to the framework that has underpinned its policy decisions — such as interest-rate changes — for nearly four decades.

Rights group asks Ontario's top court for changes to solitary confinement rules

TORONTO — The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is asking Ontario's top court to impose a 15-day cap on solitary confinement for inmates and to bar the practice altogether for youth and other vulnerable groups.
With no labour deal in sight, Canada Post warns of delivery delays into January

With no labour deal in sight, Canada Post warns of delivery delays into January

OTTAWA — Canada Post says Canadians can expect delays of parcel and mail delivery into 2019 as a result of rotating strikes by its employees.

Quebec police officer gets 8-month sentence for crash that killed boy

LONGUEUIL, Que. — A former Quebec provincial police officer who slammed into a car at high speed and killed a 5-year-old boy has been sentenced to eight months in jail.

N.B. Tories promise fewer taxes, balanced budget in new throne speech

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's new minority Tory government has delivered a throne speech that promises a balanced budget by March 2020 or sooner. The 10-page document, read by Lt.-Gov.
Timeline of events at St. Michael's College School

Timeline of events at St. Michael's College School

TORONTO — Here's a timeline of events at St. Michael's College School based on information provided by the school and Toronto police: Monday, Nov.
Police looking into two more incidents at private all-boys' school

Police looking into two more incidents at private all-boys' school

TORONTO — An investigation into allegations of assault and sexual assault at a private all-boys' school in Toronto has expanded after police said Tuesday they have learned of two more incidents.
Vigilance the watchword for pot users, investors, executives at Canada-US border

Vigilance the watchword for pot users, investors, executives at Canada-US border

WASHINGTON — American officials can't yet say for sure if there's been any change in the number of people being turned away at the Canada-U.S. border for using marijuana or working or investing in the legal cannabis industry.
Ottawa to release competitiveness plan, but it's unclear how much help is needed

Ottawa to release competitiveness plan, but it's unclear how much help is needed

OTTAWA — The federal government will roll out an update to its fiscal plan Wednesday to help Canada compete for investment dollars following major American corporate tax reforms — but it's up for debate whether Canada is facing a serious investment c
David Johnston releases spending since leaving Rideau Hall last year

David Johnston releases spending since leaving Rideau Hall last year

OTTAWA — Former governor general David Johnston publicly released an expense report on Tuesday detailing $76,650 worth of costs he has incurred since leaving Rideau Hall. The expenses, incurred from Oct.