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More math for kids

TORONTO—Students in Ontario elementary schools soon will be required to have one full hour a day of math instructions.

Education minister Liz Sandals said the province will spend $60 million to help students improve their test results in math, and some of the money will pay for professional development for teachers who specialize in the subject.

Wall seeking third term

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask.—Saskatchewan voters head to the polls today after a 27-day campaign that featured few spending promises and lean party platforms.

It’s widely considered to be a two-way race between the incumbent Saskatchewan Party, led by Brad Wall, and the Opposition NDP, under Cam Broten.

Bank note panel set

OTTAWA—Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is appointing a seven-member advisory council to develop a short list of Canadian women who could appear on the next series of bank notes.

The bank already has issued an open call for nominations, which runs to April 15 and has had more than 18,000 submissions.