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In the news today, March 27

In the news today, March 27

Five stories in the news for Wednesday, March 27 ——— ABDUCTED CHINESE STUDENT WANZHEN LU FOUND SAFE Chinese student Wanzhen Lu, who was violently taken from an underground parking garage in Markham, Ont.

Confusion, lack of rebate details leave businesses on edge about carbon tax

OTTAWA — Canada's small business operators say they are not ready for the carbon tax to kick in next week — particularly since the federal government has still not told them how they will be compensated for the cost.

NDP's fiscal vows for 2019 election to reflect forthcoming 'tax gap' report

OTTAWA — The federal New Democrats' fiscal plan for the fall election will be shaped by estimates of how much money Ottawa loses out on each year to international tax-avoidance schemes, the party's finance critic says.
Liberal premier calls Prince Edward Island election for April 23

Liberal premier calls Prince Edward Island election for April 23

CHARLOTTETOWN — P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan called an early election Tuesday night, announcing an April 23 vote that polls suggest could produce Canada's first Green Party government.
MPs denounce leaked reports of Trudeau-JWR clash over Supreme Court pick

MPs denounce leaked reports of Trudeau-JWR clash over Supreme Court pick

OTTAWA — Leaked reports about a dispute between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould over a Supreme Court appointment drew condemnation from bar associations and MPs of all parties Tuesday as the controversy

Study says B.C.'s housing policies mean drug users can be targeted for eviction

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's housing policies are allowing landlords to evict drug users in Vancouver's rooming houses and there's little or no recourse for people to defend themselves against a practice that is often illegal and creates a risk of

QuickSketch: P.E.I. NDP Leader Joe Byrne

CHARLOTTETOWN — A look at Joe Byrne, leader of Prince Edward Island's New Democratic Party. Age: 57. Early years: Born in Sept-Iles, Que.

QuickSketch: P.E.I. Green Leader Peter Bevan-Baker

CHARLOTTETOWN — A look at Peter Bevan-Baker, leader of Prince Edward Island's Green party. Age: 56. Early years: Bevan-Baker grew up in Scotland. He was a member of the Cub Scouts and later the Sea Scouts.

QuickSketch: P.E.I. Progressive Conservative Leader Dennis King

CHARLOTTETOWN — A look at Dennis King, leader of Prince Edward Island's Progressive Conservative party. Age: 47. Early years: Grew up in Georgetown, P.E.I. Education: Graduated from Montague Regional High School in 1990.

QuickSketch: P.E.I. Liberal Premier Wade MacLauchlan

CHARLOTTETOWN — A look at Wade MacLauchlan, Liberal Premier of Prince Edward Island. Age: 64. Early years: Born in Stanhope, P.E.I. By the age of 10 MacLauchlan had a newspaper route, selling more than 200 newspapers per day.