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Parliament's $5.6M skating rink to stay open until end of February

Parliament's $5.6M skating rink to stay open until end of February

OTTAWA — A $5.6-million skating rink constructed on the east lawn of Parliament Hill will remain open to the public until the end of February — not just for three weeks as initially planned.
Housing plan designed to improve housing affordability, Duclos says

Housing plan designed to improve housing affordability, Duclos says

OTTAWA — The Liberal government's vision for tackling homelessness and easing the crunch in affordable housing deliberately focuses spending on building and finding homes for low-income Canadians, rather than putting cash into more shelter space, say
The Thursday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

The Thursday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Thursday, Nov. 23 ——— TRUDEAU ATTACKS OFFSHORE TAX EVASION: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says paying taxes is part of every Canadian's responsibility.
Liberals to nominate Universite de Moncton rector as languages commissioner

Liberals to nominate Universite de Moncton rector as languages commissioner

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals appear to have targeted the rector of the Universite de Moncton as the next languages commissioner. The Canadian Press has learned that Franco-Manitoban Raymond Theberge is the favoured choice to replace Graham Fraser.
Halifax men get four months for prison assault of accused killer Dennis Oland

Halifax men get four months for prison assault of accused killer Dennis Oland

MIRAMICHI, N.B. — Two Halifax men have been sentenced to four months in jail for assaulting Dennis Oland in a New Brunswick prison last year.
N.S. premier takes swipe at auditor general, says leave policy to politicians

N.S. premier takes swipe at auditor general, says leave policy to politicians

HALIFAX — An auditor general's report critical of how the province communicates its health care strategy appears to have struck a nerve with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil.
Toronto considering airport-style security measures at City Hall

Toronto considering airport-style security measures at City Hall

Toronto politicians are considering major changes to security screening at city hall, but several councillors say the proposed measures would make the public building less accessible to constituents.
Couillard denounces Adidas store manager's comments on French language

Couillard denounces Adidas store manager's comments on French language

Quebec's premier has criticized the manager of an Adidas store who reportedly told a Montreal crowd he would say a few words in French at an event to accommodate the city's francophone media.
Diplomatic solution to North Korean crisis could come through Cuba: Trudeau

Diplomatic solution to North Korean crisis could come through Cuba: Trudeau

CHARLOTTETOWN — Justin Trudeau says Canada could play a key role in defusing the tense global standoff with the North Korean regime by working with Cuba, a course of action the prime minister says he discussed with Cuban President Raul Castro when th
Winnipeg Free Press rolls out marijuana news site The Leaf to attract readers

Winnipeg Free Press rolls out marijuana news site The Leaf to attract readers

A specialized cannabis news website called The Leaf is generating quite a "buzz" since launching earlier this week, according to the editor of the Winnipeg Free Press.