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Legal experts say Ottawa unlikely to be 'main combatant' in Alberta sovereignty fight

Legal experts say Ottawa unlikely to be 'main combatant' in Alberta sovereignty fight

CALGARY — Constitutional law experts say it's unlikely Ottawa will rush to fight Alberta over a proposed sovereignty bill that would give the provincial government new powers to resist what it considers federal intrusion.
Senate motion to strip 'Honourable' title could affect at least two former senators

Senate motion to strip 'Honourable' title could affect at least two former senators

OTTAWA — At least two former senators could be stripped of the title of "Honourable" following a motion the upper chamber passed on Tuesday.
Trudeau says nothing is off the table when it comes to Smith's new 'sovereignty' act

Trudeau says nothing is off the table when it comes to Smith's new 'sovereignty' act

OTTAWA — Nothing is off the table when it comes to responding to newly proposed legislation that would give Alberta Premier Danielle Smith's government "exceptional powers," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.
Educated immigrants face underemployment as Canada leads G7 in educated workforce

Educated immigrants face underemployment as Canada leads G7 in educated workforce

TORONTO — When Nancy Morsi arrived in Oakville, Ont., last year after finishing her medical degree, she was planning to practice medicine. Instead, she's been working as a medical assistant since September.
Canada issues $500M in government-backed bonds for Ukraine

Canada issues $500M in government-backed bonds for Ukraine

OTTAWA — The federal government has finished issuing $500 million in bonds to support Ukraine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday, pointing to the bond drive as another sign of Canada's support for the embattled country.
New census data shows how commuting dropped during pandemic, labour force aging

New census data shows how commuting dropped during pandemic, labour force aging

OTTAWA — New census data shows commuting levels dropped significantly in 2021 compared to 2016, and while some of that decline has rebounded, transit ridership hasn't fully recovered. According to Statistics Canada, there were 2.

StatCan data shows 300k Quebec kids eligible for English school, 76 per cent attend

MONTREAL — New data on the number of Canadian children who have the constitutional right to education in an official minority language will help school boards plan and allow for further research, Statistics Canada said Wednesday.
Largest recorded Alberta earthquake probably natural, scientist says

Largest recorded Alberta earthquake probably natural, scientist says

EDMONTON — The largest earthquake ever recorded in Alberta, which rattled homes and nerves Tuesday, was probably due to natural causes, says a geologist. Rebecca Salvage of the University of Calgary says the 5.
Ottawa to spend $1.2 million to replace and repair homes after mass stabbing

Ottawa to spend $1.2 million to replace and repair homes after mass stabbing

JAMES SMITH CREE NATION — The federal government is to spend $1.2 million to repair and replace houses damaged during a mass stabbing in Saskatchewan nearly three months ago.
Smaller Canadian cities rank high on environmental scorecard that has a few surprises

Smaller Canadian cities rank high on environmental scorecard that has a few surprises

HALIFAX — A new environmental scorecard says Canada's biggest cities have lower scores than most small and medium-sized municipalities, but a closer look at the data reveals some surprises.
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