Budget to focus on middle class as fewer Canadians identify as middle class

OTTAWA — Computer programmer David Galvin should be the quintessential beneficiary of next week’s federal budget, which is expected to continue the Liberals’ persistent rhetoric and focus on bolstering the middle class.... Read more »

Shot fired at home on rural property west of Battleford in Saskatchewan

BATTLEFORD, Sask. — Mounties in Saskatchewan are investigating a break-in on a rural property where a gunshot was fired at a home. RCMP said officers were dispatched to the property west of... Read more »

Petition wants GoFundMe to drop fundraiser for Gerald Stanley’s family

An international advocacy group says it has collected thousands of names in a campaign calling for GoFundMe to remove a page that’s raising funds for Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley’s family. The online... Read more »

Liberals to dig deeper, aim higher on gender equality in 2018 federal budget

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is trying to move beyond the obvious in its quest for gender equality, thinking outside the daycare box to more thoroughly examine how the federal budget would... Read more »

Sajjan asks PM to meet with Indian politician behind Sikh separatist controversy

AGRA, India — The Canadian government is now seeking a meeting with the Indian politician who has publicly accused members of Trudeau’s cabinet of being connected to the Sikh separatist movement. A... Read more »

Ottawa to offset higher gas prices after Churchill, Man., lost its rail link

CHURCHILL, Man. — The federal government says it will help residents of Churchill, Man., offset the higher prices for gasoline they’ve been paying since the northern Manitoba community lost its rail link.... Read more »

Liberals write off $200 million in student loans feds will never collect

OTTAWA — The federal government is writing off more than $200 million in outstanding student loan payments that officials will never be able to collect. Recently released spending documents show the government... Read more »

Patrick Brown enters Ontario Tory leadership race

TORONTO — Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown says he is fighting to reclaim his old job after receiving a wave of support from party members since he resigned amid sexual... Read more »

National Energy Board issues new approvals for Trans Mountain pipeline

CALGARY — The National Energy Board has issued three decisions for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion approving the tunnel route through Burnaby, B.C., and allowing construction to begin on a tunnel entrance.... Read more »

Time for ‘rights-based approach’ to Indigenous affairs, PM Trudeau says

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to overhaul the way the federal government relates to Indigenous Peoples, proposing a new legislative framework designed to pave the way towards stronger rights... Read more »