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Liberals to create national drug agency as building block of pharmacare plan

Liberals to create national drug agency as building block of pharmacare plan

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government is promising a new agency to negotiate prescription drug prices for Canadians and try to drive down costs — a move billed as an "important step" on the path to an eventual national pharmacare plan.
Crash-prone Quebec ferry removed from service as inspection raises serious doubt

Crash-prone Quebec ferry removed from service as inspection raises serious doubt

MONTREAL — A Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigator says a ferry that has been removed from service in Quebec after two recent collisions was already badly damaged before the accidents.
Liberals promise billions for dairy, chicken farmers affected by trade deals

Liberals promise billions for dairy, chicken farmers affected by trade deals

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is promising billions of dollars to compensate dairy, egg and poultry farmers hurt by Canada's recent free-trade agreements — industries concentrated in vote-rich Quebec and Ontario. The $3.
Liberals add $4.5B for Indigenous services as reconciliation effort continues

Liberals add $4.5B for Indigenous services as reconciliation effort continues

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government plans to spend $4.

Girl subject of Amber Alert north of Toronto found safe

MARKHAM, Ont. — A five-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert north of Toronto on Tuesday was found safe after a few hours.
Sen. Beyak broke Senate's code of conduct by posting racist letters

Sen. Beyak broke Senate's code of conduct by posting racist letters

OTTAWA — The Senate's ethics officer says Sen. Lynn Beyak violated the upper chamber's conflict-of-interest code by posting racist letters about Indigenous people on her website.
Liberals promise tax credit, EI benefit to help workers

Liberals promise tax credit, EI benefit to help workers

OTTAWA — Canadians could soon be putting $250 a year in federal tax credits toward better skills, while getting federal help to pay the bills. One of the showpieces in Tuesday's federal Liberal budget, part of more than $1.

Carfentanil suspected in 13 deaths in B.C. in one month after 35 total for 2018

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's coroners service says fewer people fatally overdosed on illicit drugs in January but the number of deaths believed to have been caused by carfentanil more than quadrupled in just one month.
Leaders set sights on each other as Alberta election called for April 16

Leaders set sights on each other as Alberta election called for April 16

Alberta's NDP leader and her main conservative rival wasted no time pointing fingers at each other on the first day of the campaign for an April 16 election.
Canadian identified as alleged informant in U.S. college admissions scandal

Canadian identified as alleged informant in U.S. college admissions scandal

MONTREAL — Morrie Tobin, the Montreal native named in reports as the central figure who exposed an alleged college admissions scam in the United States, was described Tuesday by those who knew him as someone who stood out for his athleticism and driv
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