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New $1B border strategy will get tough on irregular asylum seekers

New $1B border strategy will get tough on irregular asylum seekers

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is signalling its intent to stem the flow of asylum seekers crossing into Canada at unofficial entry points with a new border-enforcement strategy aimed at detecting, intercepting and removing irregular migrants.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau's budget speech

Finance Minister Bill Morneau's budget speech

OTTAWA — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Last week, I was back home in Toronto—where I had a chance to visit with some young people at the Boys and Girls Club in Regent Park.
Study finds rise in millennial perfectionism, parents and social media blamed

Study finds rise in millennial perfectionism, parents and social media blamed

HALIFAX — Millennials are more inclined to be perfectionists than previous generations, according to a new study that found a rise in perfectionism from 1990 to 2015.
Budget 2019: Liberals offer "modest" help homebuyers' purchase, cover mortage

Budget 2019: Liberals offer "modest" help homebuyers' purchase, cover mortage

OTTAWA — The federal government is promising to pick up part of the cost of a mortgage for a new home and increase the amount of retirement savings Canadians can tap as part of budget measures unveiled today to help first-time homebuyers get into the

American man dedicated life to finding treasure on Nova Scotia's Oak Island

HALIFAX — An American who became a famed Nova Scotia treasure hunter is being remembered by friends as a larger-than-life figure. Dan Blankenship died Sunday at 95.

October dates set for preliminary hearing in shipbuilding secrets case

OTTAWA — A preliminary hearing is set for October in the case of a public servant accused of leaking cabinet secrets about a $700-million naval contract.
Saskatchewan city to take another look at rejected group home proposal

Saskatchewan city to take another look at rejected group home proposal

WEYBURN, Canada — A Saskatchewan city council that voted against building a group home for disabled adults in an upscale neighbourhood is reconsidering the application.

RCMP say disappearance of B.C. cowboy Ben Tyner 'may involve criminality'

SURREY, B.C. — The case of a rancher who has been missing in British Columbia since January is being treated as a suspicious disappearance by the RCMP. Sgt.
A look at five political leaders who will campaign in Alberta's spring election

A look at five political leaders who will campaign in Alberta's spring election

EDMONTON — Albertans are going to the polls in a spring election on April 16.
A look at Alberta's elections since the province was created in 1905

A look at Alberta's elections since the province was created in 1905

EDMONTON — A chronology of Alberta elections: Nov. 9, 1905: Lawyer Alexander Rutherford, son of an immigrant farmer from Scotland, leads the Liberals to a lopsided victory over R.B. Bennett's Conservatives, taking 22 of 25 legislature seats.