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The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Friday, March 24 ——— TRUMP APPROVES KEYSTONE PIPELINE: U.S. President Donald Trump approved the Keystone X-L pipeline Friday, but analysts say there is no guarantee the controversial project will become reality.

Edmonton-area Baptist schools following law on gay-straight alliances: lawyer

EDMONTON — A lawyer with a group representing two Alberta private schools says they're following the law on gay-straight alliances.

Slow and steady only way to go on infrastructure funding, Morneau says

OTTAWA — The finance minister would like to see billions in new federal infrastructure money flow faster to provinces and cities, but Bill Morneau says that moving too fast would risk wasting money.
Liberal MP's allegedly sexist comment under review, prime minister says

Liberal MP's allegedly sexist comment under review, prime minister says

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a "process is now properly underway" to look into a Liberal MP's allegedly sexist comment to a Conservative MP.
Man objects after surname 'Grabher' refused as licence plate in Nova Scotia

Man objects after surname 'Grabher' refused as licence plate in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government has withdrawn a man's eponymous personalized licence plate, saying Lorne Grabher's surname is offensive to women when viewed on his car bumper.
New Nova Scotia mother battling flesh-eating disease, family says

New Nova Scotia mother battling flesh-eating disease, family says

HALIFAX — A young Nova Scotia mother is being treated for a severe case of flesh-eating disease diagnosed days after she gave birth to her first child and was placed in an induced coma to protect her from the aggressive infection, her family says.
Trump announces at White House: I've approved the Keystone XL pipeline

Trump announces at White House: I've approved the Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — Canada's hotly debated, long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline received its elusive U.S. presidential permit from Donald Trump on Friday, eight years and six months after the initial application for it to cross the American border.

MP complains about government spending tens of thousands of dollars on TVs

OTTAWA — Federal government spending on television sets is out of control, a Conservative MP says after he discovered departments spent tens of thousands of dollars on TVs, including almost $14,000 for a single unit at Indigenous Affairs.

Three ways federal politics touched Canadians this week, the Budget 2017 edition

OTTAWA — It's been dubbed the innovation-and-skills budget, the feminist budget, the do-nothing budget, the do-it-later budget, the wait-and-see budget.

Remains found in French field identified as First World War soldier from Calgary

OTTAWA — Human remains found in a French field have been confirmed as being those of a Canadian soldier from Calgary who died in the First World War. The Department of National Defence says Sgt.