Quebec wakes up to a mess, beyond the broken glass
( 26-Apr-2012 )
MONTREAL _ Quebecers are waking up to a mess this morning far beyond the smashed windows and shards of glass being swept off the streets of their largest city.
The intensity of student unrest in the province was illustrated by riotous scenes that unfolded Wednesday night in Montreal.
Banks and o ....
Protesting employees of insolvent Aveos block downtown Montreal street as
( 25-Apr-2012 )
MONTREAL _ Hundreds of protesters, many of them aerospace workers who just recently lost their jobs, are blocking a downtown Montreal street to vent their frustration.
The workers, together with a number of students, gathered outside a building where shareholders of Air Canada's former parent ....
Manitoba to table budget that juggles core programs with need to cut costs
( 17-Apr-2012 )
WINNIPEG _ The Manitoba budget to be tabled today is expected to juggle spending on core services with cost cutting aimed at bringing down a $1-billion deficit.
Finance Minister Stan Struthers has already said the province is facing uncertain times and the 2012-13 budget will reflect that.
New census speaks to old concerns in Quebec, of demographic decline
( 04-Apr-2012 ) MONTREAL _ Old anxieties about the survival of Quebec's culture are being revived _ with front-page headlines, talk-show airwaves and the provincial legislature filled with warnings of impending doom.
The latest Canadian census offers a chunk of new data for those sounding the alarm bells of ....
Fed budget to slash $7 billion from discretionary spending: CP Exclusive
( 28-Mar-2012 ) OTTAWA _ The Harper government will chop $7 billion from discretionary spending when the finance minister hands down his budget Thursday, The Canadian Press has learned.
That high number will surprise many, including some economists, who had expected that Ottawa's improving fiscal position wo ....
North American defence ministers to tackle drug trade in Ottawa meeting
( 27-Mar-2012 ) OTTAWA _ Defence Minister Peter MacKay and his U.S. and Mexican counterparts wrap up a two-day meeting in Ottawa today that has focused on shared North American security threats.
Drug trafficking, cyber attacks, intelligence sharing and border security are some of the issues MacKay has discussed ....