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Inmates in Federal Court hoping to force government to address inmate pay rules

MONTREAL — Federal prisoners who want to increase the amount they receive in inmate pay are hopeful a court will find in their favour and force the government to act on the issue.

Don't tear up NAFTA says U.S. chamber of commerce president

OTTAWA — Tearing up the North American Free Trade Agreement will mean lost jobs in all three member countries, says the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

A closer look at the federal economic growth council's recommendations

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government's economic advisory council unveiled new recommendations Monday under five categories. Ottawa is widely expected to incorporate elements of these suggestions into its upcoming budget.

A look at court cases involving mothers who have disposed of dead babies

WINNIPEG — A judge has found a Winnipeg woman guilty of concealing the bodies of her six babies in a storage locker.

Canadian military to become first to issue guidelines on child soldiers

OTTAWA — The Canadian military is poised to become the first in the world to issue guidelines for dealing with child soldiers, which could be put to the test immediately in Africa.
Halifax police will not march in Pride parade amid 'national debate'

Halifax police will not march in Pride parade amid 'national debate'

HALIFAX — Moving to avoid a Toronto-style conflict, Halifax's police force says it will not participate in the city's Pride parade this year.
The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Monday, Feb.
Fed advisers call for higher retirement age and, possibly, national child care

Fed advisers call for higher retirement age and, possibly, national child care

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government's economic advisory council is recommending Ottawa raise the age of retirement eligibility and explore a national child-care program to boost much-needed participation in the country's workforce.
New Brunswick budget to provide targeted spending as debt worries grow

New Brunswick budget to provide targeted spending as debt worries grow

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government will bring in targeted spending increases in its budget Tuesday, with fiscal balance remaining years away.
Elections Canada wants to know more about electronic ballots for absentee voters

Elections Canada wants to know more about electronic ballots for absentee voters

OTTAWA — Elections Canada is exploring the potential of an electronic ballot delivery system to speed up the process for absentee voters.