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Time ticking down for expat voters, chief electoral officer says

Time ticking down for expat voters, chief electoral officer says

OTTAWA — Voters living outside of Canada should register soon to ensure they can participate in the coming federal election, says Canada's chief electoral officer.
Families launch claims against N.L. government over deaths in custody

Families launch claims against N.L. government over deaths in custody

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The families of two inmates who died in Newfoundland jails have filed lawsuits claiming that negligence by the province exacerbated their loved ones' mental health conditions and led to their untimely deaths.
'Time to take action:' Children advocates call for national youth suicide strategy

'Time to take action:' Children advocates call for national youth suicide strategy

WINNIPEG — Children's advocates from across the country are urging the federal government to create a national strategy to deal with what they are calling a youth suicide crisis.
NDP's Singh seeks urban support with housing billions, avoids deficit questions

NDP's Singh seeks urban support with housing billions, avoids deficit questions

OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh continued his push to win progressive votes on Tuesday by promising an NDP government would invest billions of dollars in affordable housing to help Canadians struggling to make ends meet.
Man who pleaded guilty in killing of unborn child wants to withdraw plea

Man who pleaded guilty in killing of unborn child wants to withdraw plea

MONTREAL — A Montreal man who pleaded guilty just 12 days ago to fatally stabbing his unborn child told a Quebec Superior Court justice on Tuesday that he now wants to withdraw his plea.

B.C. man killed wife, took daughters to church before smothering them: court

KELOWNA, B.C. — A man who murdered his wife during an argument about his drinking then took his daughters to church before smothering them was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison before he's eligible for parole.
Federal government posts $14B shortfall in 2018-19

Federal government posts $14B shortfall in 2018-19

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a $14-billion deficit in 2018-19, according to its latest annual financial report, the third year in a row with a shortfall bigger than $10 billion.
Two senior Canadian Forces members charged with sexual assaults

Two senior Canadian Forces members charged with sexual assaults

OTTAWA — Military police have laid sexual-assault charges against two senior members of the Canadian Armed Forces, including a lieutenant-colonel working as a reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces' recruiting group in Ontario. Lt.-Col.
Lindhout kidnapper Ali Omar Ader abandons appeals of sentence, conviction

Lindhout kidnapper Ali Omar Ader abandons appeals of sentence, conviction

OTTAWA — A Somalian man found guilty in the kidnapping of Amanda Lindhout has abandoned appeals of his sentence and conviction.

B.C. child OK after finding and eating anti-anxiety drug at school

KELOWNA, B.C. — An elementary school student in British Columbia has recovered and returned to class after accidentally overdosing on a powerful drug.