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Liberals table bill paving way for future pharmacare program a day before deadline

Liberals table bill paving way for future pharmacare program a day before deadline

OTTAWA — Health Minister Mark Holland tabled a long-awaited bill Thursday meant to pave the way for national pharmacare and preserve a deal that secures NDP support for the government in the House of Commons.
Ottawa adds funding to CBC, despite executives' claims it was asked to cut its budget

Ottawa adds funding to CBC, despite executives' claims it was asked to cut its budget

OTTAWA — Canada's public broadcaster is getting an increase in funding, despite executives insisting that a request to cut the budget for the next fiscal year was one reason they announced layoffs for 10 per cent of staff.
Federal Reserve's preferred inflation gauge picked up last month in sign of still-elevated prices

Federal Reserve's preferred inflation gauge picked up last month in sign of still-elevated prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — An inflation gauge favored by the Federal Reserve increased in January, the latest sign that the slowdown in U.S. consumer price increases is occurring unevenly from month to month .
Missouri House passes property tax cut aimed at offsetting surge in vehicle values

Missouri House passes property tax cut aimed at offsetting surge in vehicle values

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri residents could see a roughly $138 million tax break under legislation passed Thursday by the House in an attempt to offset a recent surge in local tax collections caused by higher vehicle values.
2022 killing spree: Quebec coroner makes call for specialized mental health tribunal

2022 killing spree: Quebec coroner makes call for specialized mental health tribunal

MONTREAL — A Quebec coroner has issued a final report into the violent deaths of three people who were shot at random in the Montreal area by a mentally ill man, recommending the province create a dedicated court to deal with mental health cases.
Texas Sen. Cornyn announces run for GOP leader as scramble to succeed McConnell begins in the Senate

Texas Sen. Cornyn announces run for GOP leader as scramble to succeed McConnell begins in the Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Sen. John Cornyn has informed his colleagues that he intends to run for Senate Republican leader, becoming the first senator to announce a campaign after Sen. Mitch McConnell said he will step down from the post in November.
Mitch McConnell's decision to step down as GOP leader reverberates in Kentucky

Mitch McConnell's decision to step down as GOP leader reverberates in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky.
Manitoba government announces measures it says will strengthen bail system

Manitoba government announces measures it says will strengthen bail system

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is outlining new measures it says will make the bail system stronger.
Health-care spending, income tax indexing highlight Nova Scotia budget

Health-care spending, income tax indexing highlight Nova Scotia budget

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has tabled a $16.5-billion budget that spends heavily on health care and contains a tax break touted as one of the largest in the province’s history. With projected revenues of $15.
Ousted Michigan Republican Party chair seeks help from appeals court

Ousted Michigan Republican Party chair seeks help from appeals court

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals is being urged to step into a dispute over leadership of the state Republican Party.