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Legault government has long list of promises to fulfil with first budget today

Legault government has long list of promises to fulfil with first budget today

QUEBEC — After five months in power, Francois Legault's Coalition Avenir Quebec government will lay out its true priorities today as it tables its first budget. Legault has raised expectations with expensive promises since his party won the Oct.

Saskatchewan judge dismisses land use charges against protest group founder

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — A judge has dismissed charges against one of the founders of the Indigenous Idle No More protest movement who was accused of living illegally on Saskatchewan park land.
Conservatives plan filibuster after Liberals shut down Wilson-Raybould motion

Conservatives plan filibuster after Liberals shut down Wilson-Raybould motion

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament were bracing Wednesday for an all-night voting marathon as opposition parties protested the Trudeau government's efforts to shut down any further investigation into the SNC-Lavalin affair.
Davie, rivals square off over future of multibillion-dollar shipbuilding plan

Davie, rivals square off over future of multibillion-dollar shipbuilding plan

OTTAWA — The president of Davie Shipbuilding says he is confident the Quebec-based shipyard will be tapped to build two new ferries included in this week's federal budget.
Celina Caesar-Chavannes quits Liberal caucus, sits as independent MP

Celina Caesar-Chavannes quits Liberal caucus, sits as independent MP

OTTAWA — Celina Caesar-Chavannes has informed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that she's leaving the federal Liberal caucus and will sit as an Independent MP. The Whitby, Ont.

Winnipeg labour leader quits; cites sexist comments, treatment by men

WINNIPEG — A labour leader in Manitoba has resigned from her job over what she says have been sexist remarks and dismissive treatment by some of her male colleagues in the labour movement.
No tax hikes in Saskatchewan budget, but cash for mental health

No tax hikes in Saskatchewan budget, but cash for mental health

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government is holding the line on taxes as it returns to a balanced budget that provides funding for mental health, volunteer firefighters and intersection safety.
B.C. to start measles 'catch-up' campaign, offering shots at schools, clinics

B.C. to start measles 'catch-up' campaign, offering shots at schools, clinics

VICTORIA — British Columbia is starting a measles immunization catch-up drive next month in a bid to vaccinate 95 per cent of the province's youth amid an outbreak of 19 confirmed measles cases.
Quebec government to spend $500 million to compensate taxi drivers, reform industry

Quebec government to spend $500 million to compensate taxi drivers, reform industry

QUEBEC — The Quebec government will give the province's taxi drivers $500 million in compensation as it moves to overhaul the province's passenger transport industry.
Prime minister defends Liberal budget measures as sales effort gets underway

Prime minister defends Liberal budget measures as sales effort gets underway

OTTAWA — The Liberals will happily run on their economic record in the upcoming federal election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday, despite the billions of dollars they've added to the national debt.