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Liberals promising more money to fight poverty

OTTAWA—The federal Liberals are promising more money to more cities through their cornerstone homelessness strategy—pledging $1.25 billion over the next nine years to cities looking to tackle poverty.

Social Development minister Jean-Yves Duclos also said yesterday that there will be dedicated funding for the territories of $43 million over the same period.

Life expectancy in Canada could follow falling trend in U.S.

TORONTO—A paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests life expectancy in Canada could be threatened by the same factors that are causing it to fall in the United States.

“There are some signs which are pointing in the same direction,” said Juergen Rehm of Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, a large teaching and research hospital.

Planes crash in mid-air

OTTAWA—Paramedics say one person is dead after two small planes crashed mid-air in Ottawa yesterday morning.

Ottawa police said the collision occurred over the west end of the city just after 10 a.m.

Staff Sgt. Jamie Harper said one plane then crashed into a field while the other managed to land at the Ottawa International Airport.