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Prison tattoo and needle programs would help curb hepatitis: internal memo

Prison tattoo and needle programs would help curb hepatitis: internal memo

OTTAWA — Setting up tattoo parlours and needle-exchange programs in penitentiaries would help reduce the spread of hepatitis C, the federal prison service has told the Trudeau government.
Canadian producers buoyant about 2018 as duties expected keep prices high

Canadian producers buoyant about 2018 as duties expected keep prices high

MONTREAL — Softwood lumber duties aren't dampening the spirits of Canadian lumber producers as strong demand from rising U.S. housing starts and tight supply is expected to keep prices high throughout 2018. The number of U.S.
Budget to focus on middle class as fewer Canadians identify as middle class

Budget to focus on middle class as fewer Canadians identify as middle class

OTTAWA — Computer programmer David Galvin should be the quintessential beneficiary of next week’s federal budget, which is expected to continue the Liberals' persistent rhetoric and focus on bolstering the middle class.
Competition Bureau says its policies are adequate to deal with big data dangers

Competition Bureau says its policies are adequate to deal with big data dangers

OTTAWA — Canada's competition regulator says it's not the size of the data, but the size of the deception that it must guard against as it considers protecting innovation and competition in a marketplace where big data is seen as a growing concern.

Push to repeal bylaw allowing stores north of Toronto to open on Family Day

Labour groups and some politicians are pushing to repeal a bylaw that allows retailers north of Toronto to stay open on holidays such as Family Day.
Liberals looking at creating use-it-or-lose-it leave for fathers, Trudeau says

Liberals looking at creating use-it-or-lose-it leave for fathers, Trudeau says

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is raising the idea of creating a use-it-or-lose-it, funded leave for new dads, doing so days before he unveils a spending blueprint that has been the focus of lobbying efforts for further changes to national pa

Shot fired at home on rural property west of Battleford in Saskatchewan

BATTLEFORD, Sask. — Mounties in Saskatchewan are investigating a break-in on a rural property where a gunshot was fired at a home. RCMP said officers were dispatched to the property west of Battleford around 5 a.m. Sunday.

Appeal court cuts child molester's 'unduly long and harsh' sentence in half

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — An appeal court has dramatically reduced a five-year jail term given a 74-year-old man for molesting four young girls, calling the sentence "unduly long and harsh" and cutting it in half.
Trudeau to meet Indian politician behind Sikh separatist controversy

Trudeau to meet Indian politician behind Sikh separatist controversy

MUMBAI, India — An Indian politician who publicly accused members of Justin Trudeau's cabinet of being connected to the Sikh separatist movement will meet the prime minister later this week.
US fight for military recruits not echoed in Canada but problems remain

US fight for military recruits not echoed in Canada but problems remain

TORONTO — A sharp drop in Americans willing to sign up for their country's armed forces attributed in part to a steady mass-media diet of wounded soldiers, wars without end, and mistreated veterans is a recruiting problem Canadian military brass say