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Plans for update to EI system coming soon, Qualtrough says in budget hint

Plans for update to EI system coming soon, Qualtrough says in budget hint

OTTAWA — Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough says any changes to modernize the employment insurance system won't be done without considering the financial impact on workers and employers.
Quebec and Ottawa reach $600-million deal for light rail station at Montreal airport

Quebec and Ottawa reach $600-million deal for light rail station at Montreal airport

MONTREAL — Quebec and Ottawa have reached a $600-million deal to fund a link connecting the Montreal-Trudeau International Airport to the city's new light rail system.
WestJet CEO Ed Sims finds Air Canada aid package 'bittersweet' as talks drag on

WestJet CEO Ed Sims finds Air Canada aid package 'bittersweet' as talks drag on

OTTAWA — WestJet CEO Ed Sims says the federal government's aid package for Air Canada could be "problematic" unless his company gets equitable treatment, as talks over pandemic relief continue between Ottawa and Canadian carriers.
Quebec impresario Gilbert Rozon faces civil suit over alleged sexual assault

Quebec impresario Gilbert Rozon faces civil suit over alleged sexual assault

MONTREAL — Quebec entertainment mogul Gilbert Rozon is facing a $1.6-million civil lawsuit over an alleged sexual assault dating back to 1994.
Residential school building in Lower Post, B.C., to be demolished, replaced

Residential school building in Lower Post, B.C., to be demolished, replaced

VICTORIA — A "horrible building" feared for its past as a residential school in the remote British Columbia community of Lower Post will be demolished and replaced by a cultural centre bound to become a joyful gathering place for the generations, a l
'Nothing to be envious about:' Experts caution against following U.S. lead on COVID

'Nothing to be envious about:' Experts caution against following U.S. lead on COVID

Canadians may be looking with envy at the United States as it lifts COVID-19 restrictions and distributes vaccinations, but experts say key indicators show there’s no reason to covet our southern neighbour’s pandemic response.
'Wrong signal:' Federal ministers protest Saskatchewan's electric vehicle tax

'Wrong signal:' Federal ministers protest Saskatchewan's electric vehicle tax

Two federal ministers have written Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe to protest his plan to bring in a tax on electric vehicles.
'Be prepared and not scared:' Iqaluit locks down after reporting first COVID-19 case

'Be prepared and not scared:' Iqaluit locks down after reporting first COVID-19 case

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut's capital city is under a lockdown after detecting its first case of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
Political party governing Montreal mulls disarming police and redirecting funds

Political party governing Montreal mulls disarming police and redirecting funds

MONTREAL — The political party governing Montreal is questioning whether all city police need to carry firearms at all times.
Father of fallen Canadian soldier of two minds on Biden's pullout from Afghanistan

Father of fallen Canadian soldier of two minds on Biden's pullout from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Jim Davis and his wife Sharon visited Kandahar in 2008, part of a contingent of grieving military families who wanted to see for themselves the desolate place where their loved ones had died in service to Canada's mission in Afghanistan.