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Tories pledge to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

OTTAWA—Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says if his party forms government in 2019, it will follow Donald Trump's lead and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Scheer's declaration comes in the form of a pledge posted to the Conservative party website designed to gather signatures from members of the public.

Fee to hire nannies, caregivers changed

OTTAWA—Some families seeking foreign caregivers to look after their children or family members with a disability will be exempt from paying a $1,000 application fee.

The federal government published new regulations around hiring foreign caregivers yesterday, following through on a budget promise to change a system many felt placed an unfair burden on lower income families.