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Province wants more Canadian books in schools

TORONTO—Ontario will incorporate the work of more Canadian authors into school curricula as part of a new provincial culture strategy unveiled last week by Tourism and Culture minister Eleanor McMahon.

“We’re going to get more books by Canadian authors into the hands of our school-age children,” McMahon announced at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

National crime rate takes jump

OTTAWA—The national crime rate rose three percent in 2015—the first increase in 12 years.

There were almost 1.9 million Criminal Code incidents—excluding traffic offences—reported by police last year, about 70,000 more than in 2014, Statistics Canada said yesterday.

Irvin Waller, a criminology professor at the University of Ottawa, cautioned not to read a lot into the figures.