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Son of hostage taker tells B.C. coroner's inquest his dad was a 'loving' person

Son of hostage taker tells B.C. coroner's inquest his dad was a 'loving' person

BURNABY, B.C. — A British Columbia coroner's jury has heard that a man who held his partner hostage and died in a spray of RCMP gunfire was a loving man who didn't have the opportunity to "get clean" from his drug addictions.
U.S. killer-whale catcher has advice for B.C. rescuers — build rapport with your orca

U.S. killer-whale catcher has advice for B.C. rescuers — build rapport with your orca

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B.C. killer seeks to attend sentencing by video as lawyer cites safety concerns

B.C. killer seeks to attend sentencing by video as lawyer cites safety concerns

VANCOUVER — A defence lawyer for Ibrahim Ali, who was convicted of first-degree murder of a 13-year-old girl in Burnaby, B.C., says the man wants to appear at his sentencing hearing by video over fear for his safety. Kevin McCollough told a B.C.
Feds offer $5B in Indigenous loan guarantees, fall $420B short on infrastructure asks

Feds offer $5B in Indigenous loan guarantees, fall $420B short on infrastructure asks

OTTAWA — The federal government is providing up to $5 billion in loan guarantees to help Indigenous communities invest in natural resource and energy products.
Higher tobacco and vaping taxes offsets drug plan spending in federal budget

Higher tobacco and vaping taxes offsets drug plan spending in federal budget

OTTAWA — The federal government expects that its latest effort to discourage Canadians from smoking, contained in the federal budget tabled Tuesday, will generate $1.7 billion in new revenue.
Some of the winners and losers in the 2024 federal budget

Some of the winners and losers in the 2024 federal budget

The government says it will make it easier to renew or switch between cellphone plans.
Liberals raise capital gains tax on wealthiest Canadians to pay for agenda

Liberals raise capital gains tax on wealthiest Canadians to pay for agenda

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered a federal budget Tuesday that keeps the deficit capped at $40 billion, thanks to higher-than-expected government revenues and new taxes that largely offset billions in new spending.
$535B budget projects $39.8B deficit, aims to restore economic fairness

$535B budget projects $39.8B deficit, aims to restore economic fairness

OTTAWA — The 2024 federal budget will provide "generational fairness" to younger Canadians by raising taxes on those who have already capitalized on Canada's economic strengths, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday.
Quebec court approves class action alleging opioid makers misled users about risks

Quebec court approves class action alleging opioid makers misled users about risks

MONTREAL — A Quebec Superior Court judge has authorized a class-action lawsuit against 16 pharmaceutical companies that are alleged to have misled consumers about the efficacy and dangers of opioid medications.
Government documents confirm coal lobbying on Rockies mining, show months of planning

Government documents confirm coal lobbying on Rockies mining, show months of planning

EDMONTON — Documents released under Alberta Freedom of Information laws confirm the United Conservative Party government was talking with the coal industry about relaxing a policy that protected the Rocky Mountains from open-pit mines long before mak