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Tributes pour in across Canada for Quebec police officer killed: ‘Sgt. Breau, rest easy’

Quebec provincial police officer Sgt. Maureen Breau was fatally stabbed during an attempted arrest when police were called to a home Monday in the province's Mauricie region.

Tax rules changing for transfers of family businesses, farms

The federal government is moving to change the tax rules that govern the transfer of a small business or farm from parents to other members of the family.

Quebec police officer killed during attempted arrest, Trudeau calls incident ‘heartbreaking’

A Quebec police officer with more than 20 years of service, along with an alleged suspect, are dead following an attack in Louiseville, northeast of Montreal.

France wracked by more pension protests amid rising violence on the streets

Protesters on the tracks at a Paris rail station. Smoke bombs let off at Biarritz airport. Anger at French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms showed no sign of letting up on Tuesday as the nation saw its 10th day of nationwide demonstrations.

Vatican: Pope Francis goes to hospital, cancels audiences

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis will be hospitalized for several days for treatment of a pulmonary infection after experiencing difficulty breathing in recent days. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni says Francis, 86, does not have COVID-19, but requires several days of therapy. He said Wednesday that Francis had been suffering some b...

What's behind India's strategic neutrality on Russia's invasion of Ukraine

India will continue to maintain ties to both Russia and the West amid the war in Ukraine, experts say, resisting a U.S. push to oppose Moscow while calling for "peace"

NY grand jury investigating Trump will break for most of April, source says

The Manhattan grand jury hearing the hush money case involving former President Donald Trump is currently scheduled to break after April 5 and restart later in the month, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Police chief says no evidence Nashville shooter had specific problems or issues with school

Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake said police have met with The Covenant School shooter's parents and school officials and have yet to uncover any specific issues or problems in the attacker's past.

Russian dad whose teen drew anti-war picture flees jail and exposes cracks in Putin’s crackdown on dissent

A single father who was sentenced to jail for discrediting the Russian army was on the run after fleeing detention/

Prince Harry accuses Palace of withholding info on phone-tapping allegations

The case alleges Associated Newspapers engaged in unlawful acts that included hiring private investigators to bug homes and cars and record private phone conversations.

Freeland presents a plan to green Canada's electricity supply

The 2023 federal budget promises an ambitious national electricity plan to provide net-zero power from coast to coast to coast.

Chinese Canadians worry foreign interference probe could stigmatize politicians, candidates

Chinese Canadians in public office and in academia are worried racism resulting from claims China interfered in Canadian politics could roll back years of progress of getting more diverse voices at the table.

Mexican president vows 'no impunity' for 38 migrants' fire deaths

Mexico's president on Wednesday vowed there would be "no impunity" over the deaths of 38 migrants in a fire at a detention center, as relatives waited desperately for news about the victims. "We will not hide anything and there will be no impunity," President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters after the blaze at a detention center in Ciudad Juarez near the US border late Monday.

Here are 5 ways Budget 2023 will impact your wallet

Much of the federal Liberal government’s 2023 budget is geared towards helping Canadian households make ends meet as inflation soars.

Brother of N.S. shooting victim hopes to ‘close up a chapter’ with final inquiry report

It’s been more than six months since the Nova Scotia Mass Casualty Commission commission finished public proceedings. It's expected to release a final report Thursday.

Senate votes to repeal Iraq War approval many see as mistake

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to repeal the resolution that gave a green light for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a bipartisan effort to return a basic war power to Congress 20 years after an authorization many now view as a mistake. Iraqi deaths are estimated in the hundreds of thousands, and nearly 5,000 U.S. troops were killed in the ...

First lady Jill Biden to visit Nashville for candlelight vigil

The White House confirmed the visit during the press briefing.

Efforts to strengthen the world’s democracies are working, Biden says

President Joe Biden addressed the second Summit for Democracy on Wednesday from the White House, building on what he billed as his administration's "enduring commitment to boost democracy globally," where he sought to assure participants that democratic institutions work.

Jill Biden to attend Nashville shooting vigil Wednesday

First lady Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Nashville, Tennessee, later Wednesday to attend a vigil honoring the lives lost in the mass shooting at The Covenant School, the White House announced.

Former UCP candidate who resigned over controversial messages wins restraining order against source

A former United Conservative Party candidate who resigned after controversial messages she sent came to light has won a permanent restraining order against the man who distributed those messages to the media.

"Poisoned by the Navy": Military members file claims over contaminated water

"We didn't know anything about drinking water contamination or consider that the people that I worked for, dedicated my life and risked my life...would lie to us," Army Major Amanda Feindt told CBS News.

Walmart Canada willing to participate in grocery code of conduct, CEO tells MPs

Gonzalo Gebara testified to a House of Commons committee amid an ongoing study into persistent food inflation in Canada and whether major grocers are benefitting.

Nicolas Cage says fans used to slap him at the airport

Nicolas Cage used to get slapped by fans at the airport. The 59-year-old actor has recalled the bizarre trend inspired by the 1987 romantic comedy Moonstruck , which he starred in with Cher. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight , he said: “For the longest time, back from Moonstruck , I would walk to the airport and people just had a habit of saying, ‘Snap out of it!’ from Moonstruck — the Cher ‘Snap out of it!’ [line] — and I did get slapped a few...

Montreal single-use plastics ban comes into effect, covering range of products

The bylaw was passed 18 months ago and covers the 19 boroughs that make up the city of Montreal, with officials estimating some 8,400 businesses will be affected.

UK museum to surrender Courbet painting stolen by Nazis

A British university museum has agreed to return a 19th-century painting by French artist Gustave Courbet, which was seized by the Nazis, to the descendants of its original Jewish owner. Courbet, who died in 1877, was the leader of the Realist movement in French art and responsible for "L'Origine du monde", considered the most scandalous painting of the 19th century for its depiction of a woman's genitalia.

US School Violence Fast Facts

Read Fast Facts from CNN about elementary, middle and high school (excludes colleges and universities) violence with fatalities, from 1927 to present.

Ministers urged to be more aggressive in tackling issues within religious groups

Ministers should be more aggressive in tackling oppression, violence and radicalisation in religious settings, according to what is set to be the most sweeping review of the relationship between faith and the state in recent times. Several sources have told the Guardian that the report, by Colin Bloom, will make recommendations urging action on issues ranging from unregulated faith schools to forced marriage and religious nationalism. It is due...

Russia stops sharing missile test info with US, opens drills

What is Colin Bloom’s review of faith in modern Britain?

A sweeping review of the relationship between faith and the state in recent times is due to be published within weeks, urging ministers to crack down on oppression, violence and radicalisation in religious settings. The report, by Colin Bloom, will be unveiled by Michael Gove’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. What has Bloom been looking at? While Westminster’s attention has been captured by the pandemic, Partygate and the...

Canada eases some rules around foreign homebuyers ban

Amendments to the foreign homebuyers' ban will allow some non-Canadians to purchase residential property in certain circumstances and help add to Canada's housing supply.

NASA has its first detailed map of water on the Moon

The future of lunar and space exploration depends on finding water, and now NASA knows exactly where to look.

Highlights from the 2023 federal budget

The 2023 federal budget is proposing spending to make life more affordable, encourage investments in green energy, provide improved health-care services and roll out the next stage of the federal dental care program. It also offers targeted funding for students, workers, science and defence.

Will recreational homes be more affordable in 2023? Report predicts prices will dip

Recreational real estate across Canada could soon see a price dip after rising throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Royal LePage.

Ontario graphic designer warns other artists after outwitting possible scammer trying to buy his work

With 30 years in the art industry, Jason Recker knows very well the types of questions someone interested in buying his work tend to ask and how much they're willing to pay for it.

Freeland's budget expected to focus on green investments, helping the vulnerable

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is expected to deliver a budget Tuesday that will offer limited cost-of-living relief to the vulnerable and promote green investments as uncertainty continues to cloud the economic horizon.

How inmates in a new program at the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre are making special canine connections

Some inmates in a new program at the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre in northwestern Ontario are learning a new skill — dog training. "Animals provide unconditional love and acceptance as well as spontaneous affection," says the dog trainer overseeing the program, adding these behaviours can serve as a "teaching tool."

Nashville Predators' McDonagh remembers shooting victims

BOSTON (AP) — When the Nashville Predators' team flight took off for Boston, defenseman Ryan McDonagh wasn't aboard. He stayed home Monday, to be with his three young daughters in the shaken community. A day after a fatal grade school shooting in Nashville left six dead, including three children, McDonagh caught a commercial flight. Hours after arr...

Mexican president proposes tougher mining laws, shorter concessions

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican government's proposed overhaul of mining laws, including shorter concessions and tighter rules for permits, drew a quick warning from industry leaders who fear it could undermine the sector's growth prospects. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador offered the draft reform on Tuesday to lawmakers in the lower house of Congress, which would sharply reduce the

Budget 2023 promises plan to ‘protect’ Canadians from crypto risks

The government is also signaling their intention for new measures to “protect” Canadians from the “risks of crypto-assets."

Pence visits Iowa amid looming decision about 2024 bid

"It is an open field," said the CEO of a social conservative organization in Iowa.

Budget floats $2.4B loan for Ukraine

Canada will extend a $2.4 billion loan to Ukraine in the coming budget year to help prop up the embattled country’s finances.

In Budget 2023, Liberals eye inflation relief ‘without having to write a big cheque’

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland unveiled the second budget of the Liberals’ current minority mandate on Tuesday and put the focus on reining in spending.

Budget 2023 offers billions for dental care, plus spending cuts and tax hikes to tame deficit

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled a federal budget Tuesday projecting a deficit about $10 billion higher than initially forecast — an increase driven by a worsening economy and new spending on initiatives like a national dental care program.

Budget earmarks millions to combat foreign interference

The RCMP will be getting $49 million over the next three years to ramp up investigations related to the harassment and intimidation of immigrant diaspora communities in Canada.

Summer McIntosh sets world record in 400m freestyle at Canadian swimming trials

Summer McIntosh is now the world record holder in the 400-metre freestyle event. The 16-year-old swimming phenom electrified the hometown crowd with another memorable performance on Tuesday night at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre on opening night of the national trials.

Budget 2023: Privacy changes may be coming for political parties and voter data

The potential federal legislation also comes at a time when the Liberals enjoy an edge over their political opponents when it comes to data collection.

Tennessee governor fails to mention gun control in message after shooting

The Republican governor of Tennessee called for compassion and an end to mass violence but pointedly declined to mention guns or gun control in a message to his state after three nine-year-old children and three adults were shot dead at a Christian school in Nashville. “I understand there is pain,” Bill Lee said in a short, pre-recorded video. “I understand the desperation to have answers, to place blame, to argue about a solution that could...

Here's why police are struggling to recruit new officers — and why some still want to wear a badge

Hamilton police are struggling to attract recruits amid officer deaths nationwide, low morale and what they describe as hefty workloads. But some still want to join and Hamilton police say they've been able to hire more diverse candidates.

U.S. says Israel has not met requirements to join Visa Waiver Program

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel has not met eligibility requirements to join the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP), the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected his country to join soon. Israel is yet to grant free passage for Palestinian-Americans at its airports and into the occupied West Bank, which Washington says is

What Budget 2023 tells us about foreign interference and bank risks

Foreign interference in Canada’s politics and banks is the target of new spending in Budget 2023 along with plans to give the country’s financial watchdog more powers.