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Most patients get priority surgeries like joints, cataracts within target wait times

TORONTO — Three out of four Canadians received a hip or knee replacement, cataract surgery, hip fracture repair or cancer radiation therapy within the recommended wait times for those priority procedures, although there was often wide variation from
Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao to table 2017-18 budget today

Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao to table 2017-18 budget today

Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao will table the province's 2017-18 budget today and says it will be one of "confidence and optimism." Leitao said earlier this month he will be tabling his third consecutive balanced budget.
Question of how best to tax legal pot still a long way off, Morneau suggests

Question of how best to tax legal pot still a long way off, Morneau suggests

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is still wrestling with how to tax recreational pot, even as it indicates it's poised to introduce long-awaited legalization legislation next month in advance of April 20 — the "Weed Day" popularly known as 4/20.
Finance minister to tout Canada-U.S. trade to U.S. governors and mayors

Finance minister to tout Canada-U.S. trade to U.S. governors and mayors

CALGARY — Canada's finance minister says he intends to head south of the border next week to reinforce the importance of Canada-U.S. trade. "Our approach was to be deeply engaged with the new administration from Day 1 ...
Leadership hopefuls pull out stops soliciting support as deadline looms

Leadership hopefuls pull out stops soliciting support as deadline looms

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership hopefuls made some last-ditch pitches for support Monday in advance of a key campaign deadline — and stanching the flow of illegal migrants across the Canada-U.S. border played a prominent role.
Coroner says carbon monoxide suspected in deaths of four people in B.C.

Coroner says carbon monoxide suspected in deaths of four people in B.C.

ASHCROFT, B.C. — British Columbia's coroners service suspects carbon monoxide killed a family of four in their home in the province's Interior. Toxicology tests were underway and the coroners service said it expects the results later this week.

Crown seeks 12 years in prison for man in fatal drunk driving case

VANCOUVER — A cyclist who fell several hundred metres behind two of his friends on the day they were hit and killed by a drunk driver says the accident scarred him for life. Stewart Blaser told a B.C.
Newfoundland's northern cod on rebound: 'Those are very phenomenal numbers'

Newfoundland's northern cod on rebound: 'Those are very phenomenal numbers'

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Almost 25 years after a sweeping commercial fishing ban that devastated Newfoundland, northern cod are making something of a comeback — sparking calls that the fishery be expanded again.
Ottawa gives Manitoba chiefs money to study reforming child-welfare system

Ottawa gives Manitoba chiefs money to study reforming child-welfare system

WINNIPEG — Canada's indigenous affairs minister says Manitoba child welfare should move away from rewarding the apprehension of children to focus more on keeping families together.

Police took 60 hours to begin investigation into Regina woman's death

REGINA — The family of a Regina woman found fatally injured at the bottom of a hotel laundry chute is questioning how she fit through the chute door and why it took 60 hours for police to launch an investigation.