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In federal budget, Ottawa looks to Canada Post land for building housing supply

In federal budget, Ottawa looks to Canada Post land for building housing supply

OTTAWA — The federal government is eyeing underutilized Canada Post and National Defence properties as a way to deliver affordability and supply to the country's housing market.
Budget 2024: Key numbers from the Liberals' latest spending plan

Budget 2024: Key numbers from the Liberals' latest spending plan

OTTAWA — Here are some key numbers from the Liberal government's federal budget: $535 billion: Total government spending for the 2024-25 financial year. $39.
Some of the key highlights from the Liberal government's 2024 federal budget

Some of the key highlights from the Liberal government's 2024 federal budget

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland introduced the 2024 federal budget on Tuesday. Some key highlights: Housing In hopes of building nearly 3.
Budget 2024: Liberals aim to hit the brakes on car theft with new criminal offences

Budget 2024: Liberals aim to hit the brakes on car theft with new criminal offences

OTTAWA — The federal government is going after car thieves in its latest budget, which proposes several new Criminal Code offences specific to auto thefts.
Budget 2024: Liberals to dole out five years worth of carbon rebates to businesses

Budget 2024: Liberals to dole out five years worth of carbon rebates to businesses

OTTAWA — Small- and medium-sized business owners are set to receive a long-awaited refund from Ottawa, which was holding onto billions of dollars while it sorted out a way to deliver them their carbon pricing rebates.
International competition for ideas on how to reuse old Montreal Olympic Stadium roof

International competition for ideas on how to reuse old Montreal Olympic Stadium roof

MONTREAL — The agency that oversees Montreal's Olympic Stadium is looking for ideas to reuse the components of the building's tattered, old roof — including membranes the size of 26 hockey rinks and cables 12 kilometres long.

A correction to a story on space food that moved Wednesday, April 10

VANCOUVER — In a story that moved April 10, The Canadian Press said the Canadian Space Agency issued a joint statement with NASA about a space food challenge. In fact, the statement was from the Canadian Space Agency alone. The Canadian Press
In the news today: It's Budget day in Ottawa and March inflation numbers are due out

In the news today: It's Budget day in Ottawa and March inflation numbers are due out

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
Orphaned B.C. orca may be eating fish, vet says, as rescuers plan new strategy

Orphaned B.C. orca may be eating fish, vet says, as rescuers plan new strategy

ZEBALLOS, B.C. — A Vancouver Aquarium expert who has been involved in attempts to rescue an orphaned orca says the calf may be feeding on fish in the B.C. lagoon where she has been trapped for more than three weeks.
Canada belatedly lays Sudan sanctions as ex-envoy seeks pathway to end year-long war

Canada belatedly lays Sudan sanctions as ex-envoy seeks pathway to end year-long war

OTTAWA — As the federal government belatedly laid sanctions Monday against those it blames for perpetuating a year-long civil war in Sudan, the country's former ambassador in Ottawa said Canada can help lay the pathway for peace.