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Budget officer projects considerably slower economy, declining federal deficit

Budget officer projects considerably slower economy, declining federal deficit

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer is projecting the economy will slow considerably in the second half of 2022 and remain weak next year as the Bank of Canada continues to raise interest rates.
Alberta's Smith says she didn't mean to trivialize with comment on unvaccinated

Alberta's Smith says she didn't mean to trivialize with comment on unvaccinated

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she didn't mean to trivialize prejudice faced by minority communities when she suggested unvaccinated people have experienced the most discrimination she has ever seen in her lifetime.
Sajjan likens Russian missile strikes on Ukraine cities to Holodomor famine

Sajjan likens Russian missile strikes on Ukraine cities to Holodomor famine

OTTAWA — International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan says Russia's strikes on Ukraine's civilian infrastructure have him thinking about a historical famine, but that it’s too soon to tell whether Russia is committing genocide.
Quebecer charged in 22-year-old murder after beefed-up cold case unit logs 1st arrest

Quebecer charged in 22-year-old murder after beefed-up cold case unit logs 1st arrest

MONTREAL — The Quebec provincial police's four-year-old expanded cold case squad logged its first victory on Thursday after a man was formally charged in a 22-year-old murder and a separate, violent sexual assault.
Police fatality fallout and Emergencies Act inquiry launches: In The News for Oct. 13

Police fatality fallout and Emergencies Act inquiry launches: In The News for Oct. 13

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 13 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
B.C. First Nations seek action on sturgeon deaths, after court blamed declines on dam

B.C. First Nations seek action on sturgeon deaths, after court blamed declines on dam

VANCOUVER — Three British Columbia First Nations want the provincial and federal governments to live up to a nine-month-old court decision that said there is "overwhelming" evidence a dam on the Nechako River is killing endangered sturgeon.
Drought and moths push the trees of Vancouver's Stanley Park to the brink

Drought and moths push the trees of Vancouver's Stanley Park to the brink

VANCOUVER — First came the moths. Then came the drought. The trees of Stanley Park, typically the green jewel of Vancouver's downtown core, just can't catch a break.
Climate Changed: Ontario wine producers seek solutions to extreme weather threats

Climate Changed: Ontario wine producers seek solutions to extreme weather threats

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — One extremely cold day last winter was all it took to cause widespread damage to Bill Redelmeier's wine crops.
Deaths of homeless people in B.C. rose by 75% in 2021: coroner

Deaths of homeless people in B.C. rose by 75% in 2021: coroner

VANCOUVER — The toxic drug crisis in British Columbia was a key factor in pushing the number of deaths of homeless people up by 75 per cent in 2021 compared with the year before, the BC Coroners Service says.
Defence in B.C. teen Todd's case wants 6-year sentence, not 12, like Crown requests

Defence in B.C. teen Todd's case wants 6-year sentence, not 12, like Crown requests

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A man found guilty of multiple sexual offences against British Columbia teen Amanda Todd should be imprisoned for six years, not 12, as requested by the Crown, his defence lawyer says. Elliot Holzman told B.C.