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Kenney, NDP trade barbs on pitch for Alberta to quit CPP, build own pension plan

Kenney, NDP trade barbs on pitch for Alberta to quit CPP, build own pension plan

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition says having the province quit the Canada Pension Plan is a massive money-losing proposition and that Premier Jason Kenney is pursuing it out of spite against his nemesis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
BDC ready to roll with loans for mid-sized companies hit hard by COVID-19

BDC ready to roll with loans for mid-sized companies hit hard by COVID-19

OTTAWA — Mid-sized Canadian businesses that are strapped for cash because of COVID-19 can now apply through their own banks to get loans of up to $60 million from the federal government.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:12 p.m. on June 18, 2020: There are 100,220 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Senate ethics committee urges censure of Tory senator over trip to China

Senate ethics committee urges censure of Tory senator over trip to China

OTTAWA — The Senate's ethics committee is recommending that a Conservative senator be censured for breaching the upper house’s ethics code when he accepted an all-expenses paid trip to China in 2017.
More diversity on courtroom benches welcome, top judge Wagner says

More diversity on courtroom benches welcome, top judge Wagner says

OTTAWA — Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner said Thursday he would welcome more diversity on courtroom benches, but he refused to be drawn into a broader discussion of systemic racism.
Bloc MP's gesture was dismissive of racialized communities, says Singh

Bloc MP's gesture was dismissive of racialized communities, says Singh

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he believes the gesture a Bloc Quebecois MP made toward him wasn't aimed at him personally, but dismissed the lives of Indigenous and Black people who have been victimized by police.
Partner of N.S. gunman no longer executor of estate valued at $1.2 million

Partner of N.S. gunman no longer executor of estate valued at $1.2 million

HALIFAX — The girlfriend of a gunman who carried out a mass shooting in Nova Scotia has renounced her right to be the executor of his will for an estate initially valued at more than $1.2 million.
Bad chocks, brake training blamed for crash to prime minister's plane

Bad chocks, brake training blamed for crash to prime minister's plane

OTTAWA — Military investigators have revealed the sequence of events that led the Royal Canadian Air Force plane normally used by the prime minister to run into a tow tractor and hangar wall and suffer severe damage.
New data sees small increase in veterans' historical risk of suicide

New data sees small increase in veterans' historical risk of suicide

OTTAWA — The federal government has released updated figures showing once again that Canadian veterans are at greater risk of suicide than those who have never served in uniform.
Stephen Lewis says Trudeau ran superficial Security Council campaign for Canada

Stephen Lewis says Trudeau ran superficial Security Council campaign for Canada

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government's superficial foreign policy hamstrung its diplomats and caused Canada's defeat in the first round of voting for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, says the former Canadian ambassador who helped battle Sout