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Liberals try to ditch ‘nanny-gate’

OTTAWA—The Liberals are trying to put a lid on concerns raised about two taxpayer-funded nannies who provide care for Justin Trudeau’s three young children.

Dogged with questions about the caregiver controversy, Kate Purchase, Trudeau’s director of communications, released a statement yesterday indicating the prime minister will adjust his staff complement to suit his family’s needs.

Enrolment numbers up

OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says the country’s post-secondary institutions saw more people both enrolling and graduating during the 2013-14 school year.

The federal agency said enrolments climbed 1.2 percent over 2012 levels as more than two million students began classes at a public college or university.