OTTAWA—Stephen Harper called any comparison between the Mike Duffy affair and the Liberal sponsorship scandal “absurd” as the Conservative leader faced more questions yesterday from reporters and attacks from his opponents about the senator.
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TORONTO—Worry over tuition and living expenses is dogging almost half of post-secondary students as they head back to school.
They’re also afraid they won’t be able to pay back debt once they graduate because they’re concerned about finding a well-paying job, a poll issued by CIBC shows.
TORONTO—With such a thin line between being on the N.Y. Yankees’ heels and getting swept at home, the Toronto Blue Jays didn’t hesitate and handed the ball to their fifth starter with the 5.26 ERA.
Drew Hutchison took it, threw a gem, and helped the Jays beat the Yankees 3-1 yesterday afternoon at Rogers Centre to move to a half-game back in the AL East.
TORONTO—Critics say the Ontario government should pay the bill when patients are forced to take air or ground ambulances because their local hospital doesn’t offer the service or treatment they need.
OTTAWA—The federal government is delaying implementation of regulations intended to help police trace crime guns—the seventh time it has put off the measures.
Just days before the federal election call, the government quietly published a notice deferring the firearm-marking regulations until June 1, 2017.
CALGARY—Western Canada is being hit with the twin pains of the lowest prices for heavy crude in years alongside a significant spike in gasoline prices following a shutdown at a major U.S. refinery.
Much of Canada west of Ontario saw gasoline prices jump 15 cents a litre last week for one of the biggest increases on record, says Dan McTeague, a senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com
TORONTO — Worry over tuition and living expenses is dogging almost half of post-secondary students as they head back to school.
They’re also afraid they won’t be able to pay back debt once they graduate because they’re concerned about finding a well-paying job, a poll issued by CIBC (TSX: CM) shows.
BRANDON, Man.—A tow-truck driver in Brandon, Man., is being called a hero after he rescued a toddler who had been accidentally locked inside a vehicle in sweltering heat.
The temperature was well above 30 C when Jeff Hogg was called to deal with a malfunctioning automatic locking system.
GRAND BEACH, Man.—A Manitoba man has turned his cellphone case over to police after it caused panic on a crowded public beach.
The black case, shaped like a handgun, was tucked in the waistband of the man’s shorts while he was at Grand Beach north of Winnipeg.
RCMP were called and responded with real rifles and Tasers.
MONTREAL—It wasn’t Grant Shaw’s night, and yet the Edmonton Eskimos kicker still provided the tying and winning points with his right boot.
After missing three field goals, Shaw was good from 28 yards on the final play of the game as the Eskimos downed the Alouettes 15-12 in a defensive CFL battle last night for only their second win in Montreal since 2007.