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Raymond muttered in ambulance that killings not his fault, was provoked: witness

Raymond muttered in ambulance that killings not his fault, was provoked: witness

FREDERICTON — The accused Fredericton mass shooter said the deaths of four people in 2018 were not his fault, according to a paramedic student who accompanied the alleged killer to the hospital on the morning of the shootings.
Liberals plan fund to spur green technology, jobs

Liberals plan fund to spur green technology, jobs

The Trudeau government says it will launch a new fund to spur investments and jobs in green technology as it seeks a balance between the competing visions of environmental advocates and legacy industries.
Feds promise help for surging COVID-19 test demand but won't OK rapid-test tech yet

Feds promise help for surging COVID-19 test demand but won't OK rapid-test tech yet

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising to do more to help provinces respond to soaring demands for COVID-19 testing but there is still no indication of when the government will approve the tests that can deliver results in mere minutes.

Overdose deaths dropped in August from July in British Columbia

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's chief coroner is hoping a recent decline in fatal overdoses after a record number of illicit-drug deaths is a positive sign but she says it's time the province developed a standard of care for substance users after the
Liberals vow wage-subsidy extension to 2021, revamp of EI system in throne speech

Liberals vow wage-subsidy extension to 2021, revamp of EI system in throne speech

OTTAWA — The Liberals are reversing course on a decision to wind down a federal wage subsidy, vowing in their throne speech to extend the program for businesses harmed by COVID-19 into next year.
Ethics watchdog dismisses conflict of interest charges against PM's chief of staff

Ethics watchdog dismisses conflict of interest charges against PM's chief of staff

OTTAWA — The federal ethics watchdog has dismissed Conservative allegations of conflict of interest involving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff and her husband.
Five highlights from the speech from the throne

Five highlights from the speech from the throne

OTTAWA — In a new speech from the throne, the Liberal government detailed its plan to face the coming second wave of COVID-19, support Canadians and businesses that are still struggling because of the pandemic and boost the economy for longer-term re
Parties agree on hybrid House of Commons meetings through autumn

Parties agree on hybrid House of Commons meetings through autumn

OTTAWA — The House of Commons will sit this fall with most MPs participating by video link so they can stay physically apart during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada's carbon tax conundrum continues as Supreme Court reserves judgment in cases

Canada's carbon tax conundrum continues as Supreme Court reserves judgment in cases

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada reserved judgment on the national carbon tax Wednesday.
Church seeks to take Mount Cashel abuse ruling to Supreme Court of Canada

Church seeks to take Mount Cashel abuse ruling to Supreme Court of Canada

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The archdiocese of St. John's will ask the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn a decision that declared the city's Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation liable for sexual abuse at the Mount Cashel orphanage in the 1950s.