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Telus and affiliates tell customers they've already met Liberal rate-cut pledge

Telus and affiliates tell customers they've already met Liberal rate-cut pledge

OTTAWA — One of Canada's major mobile service providers appears to have set the stage for a battle with Ottawa over the timing of proposed wireless rate cuts.
Health care coalition calls on government for pharmacare funding in next budget

Health care coalition calls on government for pharmacare funding in next budget

OTTAWA — A coalition of 150 health care organizations and non-profits is calling on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to make sure there is funding in the coming federal budget to launch the first phase of a universal drug plan by 2022.
Trudeau confers with cabinet ministers as rail blockades continue

Trudeau confers with cabinet ministers as rail blockades continue

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in talks over the weekend with federal cabinet ministers as protesters opposed to a pipeline project in British Columbia continued to halt train service across parts of the country.
Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pressure to end pipeline protests

Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pressure to end pipeline protests

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has cancelled his planned trip to the Caribbean this week amid criticism over his government's handling of a series of anti-pipeline protests that have disrupted rail service in parts of Canada.
Alstom reaches preliminary deal to buy Bombardier train unit, report says

Alstom reaches preliminary deal to buy Bombardier train unit, report says

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. has reached a preliminary deal to sell its train division to French rail giant Alstom SA for more than US$7 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Nurses' unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

Nurses' unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

OTTAWA — The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is warning that the federal public health agency's guidelines to protect front-line health-care workers from outbreaks of diseases like the novel coronavirus don't go far enough, and might be putting
Canada expected to support heavy fuel ban in Arctic despite costs to northerners

Canada expected to support heavy fuel ban in Arctic despite costs to northerners

The federal government is expected to support international measures that would reduce the environmental impact of Arctic shipping but would cost northern families hundreds of dollars a year.
Murder of sex worker exposes Canada's hypocrisy on prostitution: advocate

Murder of sex worker exposes Canada's hypocrisy on prostitution: advocate

MONTREAL — The recent killing of a 22-year-old woman in Quebec has focused renewed attention on Canada's prostitution laws, which critics say are applied irregularly across the country and only make sex work more dangerous.

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — There was no winning ticket for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was won by a ticket holder in British Columbia. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Feb.
Minister reports 'modest progress' after blockade talks with First Nation

Minister reports 'modest progress' after blockade talks with First Nation

TYENDINAGA, Ont.