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Rising debt of Canada's provinces, municipalities fiscally unsustainable: PBO

OTTAWA — The federal budget watchdog is sounding the alarm about the growing level of net debt being accumulated by Canada's provinces, territories and local governments.

The parliamentary budget office said Tuesday that the combined net debt of Canada's so-called subnational governments -- currently at 32.5 per cent of GDP -- is projected to rise to more than 200 per cent over the next 75 years. READ

Jurors: Deaths of four aboriginal youths undetermined three accidental

The deaths of four young aboriginals who moved from their remote northern Ontario reserves to attend high school in Thunder Bay, Ont., occurred in an undetermined manner, an inquest jury decided Tuesday. READ

Provinces studying terms of reference for inquiry on missing, murdered women

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was the one who promised a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, but the provinces still need to sign off on the details. READ

Trump levels clear warning shot as NAFTA leaders gather in Canada

Donald Trump has delivered his most explicit threat to smash the North American Free Trade Agreement just as the continent's three leaders gather to discuss building new ties. READ

Canada gets go-ahead to extradite Dutch man in Amanda Todd cyberbullying case

The mother of British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd says she feels numb but happy that a Dutch court has approved the extradition of a man implicated in her daughter's suicide following relentless cyberbullying. READ

Canada, Mexico clear air over visas on Mexican visitors, Canadian beef

Canada and Mexico moved Tuesday to rid themselves of long-standing trade and travel irritants, touting their relationship as a model against the growing strains of protectionism and isolation in the U.S. and Britain. READ

Montreal-area city planning to ban pit bulls after attack on girl last year

The father of a young girl who suffered horrific injuries when she was mauled by a pit bull is lauding a Montreal-area city's intention to ban the breed. READ

Key measure of Canadian household debt remains near record level in Q1

The amount Canadians owe compared with how much they earn edged down in the first quarter, but remained near a record level as mortgage debt continued to pile up. READ

Ottawa rejects decorated Halifax veteran's application for community care

The son of a decorated 94-year-old war veteran says he's shocked after receiving word that Petter Blindheim has been rejected once again in his bid to stay in one of 13 beds available at the federally funded Camp Hill Veteran's Memorial hospital in Halifax. READ

Rank-and-file Mountie concerns about discipline, harassment fuel changes to bill

RCMP members could soon have the clear right to negotiate key issues such as discipline, harassment and equipment purchases following Senate committee changes to a government bill. READ

Only one fighter jet met Canada's overseas needs, Tory cabinet was told

A 2014 memo to the Conservative cabinet said only one fighter jet could meet all of Canada's needs. READ

Former defence minister MacKay regrets failure to buy Canada new fighter jets

Buying a fighter jet that's different from than the one used by Canada's closest allies risks disconnecting the country from the global alliances it needs the most, a former Conservative defence minister said Monday. READ

Feds reject NDP motion to decriminalize marijuana for personal use

Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith had a constituent come to his office last week seeking help for a problem he believes should no longer exist. READ

Top Mountie defends RCMP labour bill, cites need for swift decision-making

The RCMP commissioner says a federal labour bill exempts things like Mountie staffing levels, equipment purchases and harassment from bargaining to ensure management can run the police force free of interference in key matters. READ

Federal government announces new money for indigenous mental health

The federal government will provide $69 million over the next three years for indigenous mental health services, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday after meeting a delegation of more than 20 aboriginal youth from northern Ontario. READ

Trudeau says 'reason to believe' Canadian hostage killed in the Philippines

Canada's top Mountie says the tough terrain of the southwestern Philippines may make it difficult to find the killers of two Canadian hostages, but it won't prevent the ongoing effort to bring them to justice. READ

Federal government launches review of how basic science research is funded

The Liberal government has named an independent, nine-member panel to review billions of dollars in federal funding for a variety of research-granting councils. READ

Canada is 'vulnerable' to threats, outgoing commander of navy warns

The outgoing head of the navy says Canada is vulnerable and needs to work even more closely with the United States to improve the maritime security of North America. READ

Montreal woman killed in apparent pit bull attack

A Montreal man who came home only to see a dog attacking his neighbour's lifeless body said it was clear he'd arrived too late. READ

'We fought like lions,' Trudeau says of our soldiers as monument unveiled

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau helped unveil Canada's newest war monument on Thursday in a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the country's largest military base. READ

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