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Feds to public: focus on our long-term plan
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OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government will update the country’s economic and fiscal progress Tuesday, hoping to encourage Canadians to focus on the potential of its long-term plan — and overlook the sting of multi-year, multibillion-dollar deficits. The Liberals won last year’s election on a platform promising to help lift the slow-growth economy with billions worth of borrowing to fund more ambitious...

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Liberals to support NDP child welfare motion
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OTTAWA — The federal Liberals will vote to support an NDP motion Tuesday that calls for an immediate $155-million cash injection for First Nations child welfare services, says Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett. The decision — governments don’t typically support opposition motions — followed political pressure brought to bear on the government by Sen. Murray Sinclair, the former chairman of the Truth...

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Loonie, crude contracts fall; TSX up
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TORONTO — Canada’s dollar and the price of crude have fallen this morning but North American stock markets are modestly higher. At the Toronto Stock Exchange, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 27.05 points at 14,812.34 after nearly two hours of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 6.7 points to 18,167.89 and the S&P 500 advanced 3.7 points...

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Man in life-threatening condition after accident at Scarborough mechanic shop
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A man was badly hurt in an accident at a Scarborough mechanic shop Monday, Oct. 31. The incident occurred in the garage, on Lawrence Avenue near Midland Avenue, at 12:06 p.m. Toronto Paramedic Services spokesperson Kim McKinnon said the victim, a man in his 60s, suffered a “traumatic injury” and was taken “in life-threatening condition to the trauma centre.” The...

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Dozen Canadian women off to help defeat Trump
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KISSIMMEE, United States — A dozen Canadian women are heading to Florida on a mission unrelated to sun, surf and sand — they intend to help Hillary Clinton defeat Donald Trump. They’re bunking in a pair of houses that will serve as temporary campaign dorms for the travelling Canucks, as they knock on doors and make calls in what’s arguably the most important region...

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