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Canada 'behind the ball' with weak merger laws, says author of biting report

Canada 'behind the ball' with weak merger laws, says author of biting report

OTTAWA — Lax merger laws in Canada underestimate the harm to competition caused by mergers and overestimate their benefits, a new report says.
Jaded, cynical, disillusioned: report says federal whistleblowers fear reprisal

Jaded, cynical, disillusioned: report says federal whistleblowers fear reprisal

OTTAWA — Federal workers are increasingly cynical, skeptical and disillusioned about the idea of reporting wrongdoing in the public service, says a recent survey.

No winning ticket sold for Friday's $70 million Lotto Max jackpot

The $70 million Lotto Max jackpot is going unclaimed for another day. There was no winning ticket sold in Friday's draw.
Creator's Stone meteorite to be returned to its historic site after over 150 years

Creator's Stone meteorite to be returned to its historic site after over 150 years

EDMONTON — After years of negotiations, the Alberta government signed an agreement Friday with a First Nations group committing to return an ancient meteorite to its historic location after being displaced for over 150 years.
Liberals to launch Indo-Pacific strategy this year, shaped by looming China assembly

Liberals to launch Indo-Pacific strategy this year, shaped by looming China assembly

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says she will release Canada's long-delayed Indo-Pacific strategy this year. She says the strategy will be shaped by a major meeting the Chinese government is holding in two weeks.
Quebec election: CAQ leader defends millions to U.S. consulting firm during pandemic

Quebec election: CAQ leader defends millions to U.S. consulting firm during pandemic

MONTREAL — The political opponents of Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault took aim at him on Friday after it was revealed his government awarded a major American consulting firm $35,000 a day for strategies on managing the COVID-19 pandem
Joly, Blinken respond to Putin's 'political theatre' with even more Russian sanctions

Joly, Blinken respond to Putin's 'political theatre' with even more Russian sanctions

WASHINGTON — Vladimir Putin's claim to parts of Ukraine is little more than "political theatre" with "no legitimacy," Canada and the United States declared Friday, and should have no impact on how best to deploy military aid from the West.
Quebec election: Indigenous issues take back seat as campaign winds down

Quebec election: Indigenous issues take back seat as campaign winds down

MONTREAL — Indigenous leaders in Quebec are lamenting the fact that priorities for their communities have been largely ignored during the provincial election campaign.
'Major damage': East Coast fishing industry feeling impact from post-tropical storm

'Major damage': East Coast fishing industry feeling impact from post-tropical storm

HALIFAX — The impact of post-tropical storm Fiona on Atlantic Canada's fishing industry is still being tallied, but Osborne Burke already knows just how bad it could be. Burke, general manager of Victoria Co-operative Fisheries in Neils Harbour, N.S.
Swedish jet maker complains about Ottawa negotiating to buy F-35

Swedish jet maker complains about Ottawa negotiating to buy F-35

OTTAWA — Swedish fighter-jet maker Saab is voicing complaints about Ottawa's negotiations with Washington and U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin to buy the F-35, saying such talks weren't supposed to be part of the process.