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Dairy cows are seen at a farm, Friday, August 31, 2018 in Sainte-Marie-Madelaine, Que. A pair of senior U.S. senators are urging the Biden administration to get tough with Canada for “flouting” obligations to its North American trade partners. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

U.S. senators call for trade crackdown on Canada over dairy quotas, digital policies

Two U.S. senators are calling on the Biden administration to get tough…

Dairy cows are seen at a farm, Friday, August 31, 2018 in Sainte-Marie-Madelaine, Que. A pair of senior U.S. senators are urging the Biden administration to get tough with Canada for “flouting” obligations to its North American trade partners. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The World Health Organization's emergency committee, will vote today on whether to maintain the emergency designation. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the WHO, gestures as he speaks to journalists during a press conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martial Trezzini-Keystone via AP

WHO decision on COVID-19 emergency won’t effect Canada’s response: Tam

On Monday, exactly three years from the day he declared COVID-19 to…

The World Health Organization's emergency committee, will vote today on whether to maintain the emergency designation. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the WHO, gestures as he speaks to journalists during a press conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martial Trezzini-Keystone via AP
Finance minister Travis Toews said Tuesday evening Alberta nurses make 5.6 per cent more on average that in comparative provinces and this costs Alberta about $141 million per year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Alberta budget set for Feb. 28, with focus on funding for health, school growth

Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews says the 2023 budget will be delivered…

Finance minister Travis Toews said Tuesday evening Alberta nurses make 5.6 per cent more on average that in comparative provinces and this costs Alberta about $141 million per year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
A government email review of whether Premier Danielle Smith’s office interfered with Crown prosecutors has taken a confusing turn, with duelling statements from two Alberta Justice spokespeople on what was investigated. Smith gives an update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta Justice spokespeople deliver duelling statements on prosecutor email review

An Alberta government email review of whether Premier Danielle Smith’s office interfered…

A government email review of whether Premier Danielle Smith’s office interfered with Crown prosecutors has taken a confusing turn, with duelling statements from two Alberta Justice spokespeople on what was investigated. Smith gives an update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Dr. Darius Viskontas, second left, and his team prepare to remove a cyst from a male patient's knee, at the Cambie Surgery Centre, in Vancouver on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Dr. Brian Day, a self-styled champion of privatized health care, is bringing his fight to British Columbia Supreme Court on Tuesday for the start of a months-long trial he says is about patients' access to affordable treatment, while his opponents accuse him of trying to gut the core of Canada's medical system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadians worried about the state of provincial health systems: poll

A new survey suggests the vast majority of Canadians have concerns about…

Dr. Darius Viskontas, second left, and his team prepare to remove a cyst from a male patient's knee, at the Cambie Surgery Centre, in Vancouver on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Dr. Brian Day, a self-styled champion of privatized health care, is bringing his fight to British Columbia Supreme Court on Tuesday for the start of a months-long trial he says is about patients' access to affordable treatment, while his opponents accuse him of trying to gut the core of Canada's medical system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jason Segel, rear, co-creator/co-writer/executive producer/cast member in "Shrinking," embraces cast member Harrison Ford at the premiere of the Apple TV+ series, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Harrison Ford inspires cast in new comedy ‘Shrinking’

When Bill Lawrence was developing his new Apple TV+ comedy ”Shrinking,” he…

Jason Segel, rear, co-creator/co-writer/executive producer/cast member in "Shrinking," embraces cast member Harrison Ford at the premiere of the Apple TV+ series, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
A person's purchases are seen in a shopping cart at a government-run BC Liquor Store in Vancouver, on Friday, August 19, 2022. Politicians in charge of provincial liquor corporations aren't hurrying to adopt or promote updated guidelines that advise a steep drop in Canadian drinking habits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Provincial governments not jumping to act on tighter alcohol warning guidelines

Politicians in charge of provincial and territorial liquor laws aren’t hurrying to…

A person's purchases are seen in a shopping cart at a government-run BC Liquor Store in Vancouver, on Friday, August 19, 2022. Politicians in charge of provincial liquor corporations aren't hurrying to adopt or promote updated guidelines that advise a steep drop in Canadian drinking habits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A scene from the independent film “Skinamarink” is shown in this undated handout photo. The immersive, slow-burn experience viewers get from “Skinamarink” is the antithesis of seconds-long videos seen on TikTok, a platform that helped create buzz for the low-budget Canadian horror film months before its release. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Jamie McRae

Slow-burning, independent Canadian horror film yields international success

The immersive, slow-burn experience viewers get from “Skinamarink” is the antithesis of…

A scene from the independent film “Skinamarink” is shown in this undated handout photo. The immersive, slow-burn experience viewers get from “Skinamarink” is the antithesis of seconds-long videos seen on TikTok, a platform that helped create buzz for the low-budget Canadian horror film months before its release. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Jamie McRae
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

Pierre Poilievre tells Tory caucus cities are turning into ‘crime zones’

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre doubled down on his belief that “everything feels…

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)
FILE - The logo for Chevron appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 1, 2021. Shares of Chevron climbed Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, after the oil company announced that it would repurchase $75 billion of its stock, one of the largest-ever stock buyback plans. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Chevron’s buyback boosts stock, get rebuke from White House

Shares of Chevron climbed Thursday after the oil company announced that it…

FILE - The logo for Chevron appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 1, 2021. Shares of Chevron climbed Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, after the oil company announced that it would repurchase $75 billion of its stock, one of the largest-ever stock buyback plans. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Liberal Party of Canada Caucus Chair Brenda Shanahan speaks at the national caucus holiday party in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Affordability top of mind at Liberal retreat, but Indigenous MP has focus elsewhere

The cost of living will be top of mind for Liberal members…

Liberal Party of Canada Caucus Chair Brenda Shanahan speaks at the national caucus holiday party in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Alberta’s Opposition NDP Leader says Premier Danielle Smith’s assurance of a thorough investigation into allegations of interference with Crown prosecutors is “an empty talking point” given new details on the search itself. Smith gives an update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

NDP says Alberta premier’s prosecutor review flawed, calls for outside investigation

Alberta’s Opposition leader says Premier Danielle Smith’s assurance of a thorough investigation…

Alberta’s Opposition NDP Leader says Premier Danielle Smith’s assurance of a thorough investigation into allegations of interference with Crown prosecutors is “an empty talking point” given new details on the search itself. Smith gives an update in Calgary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Travis Toews makes a comment during the United Conservative Party of Alberta leadership candidate's debate in Medicine Hat, Alta., Wednesday, July 27, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta halts rate hikes on auto insurance for private passenger vehicles for 2023

The Alberta government says it will not approve any more rate hikes…

Travis Toews makes a comment during the United Conservative Party of Alberta leadership candidate's debate in Medicine Hat, Alta., Wednesday, July 27, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Health Minister Jason Copping and Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides are providing $1 million to four Alberta post-secondary institutions to look for ways to train doctors in Grande Prairie and Lethbridge. Copping makes an address in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta considers training doctors for rural practice in smaller centres

Alberta is looking for ways to train doctors in smaller cities in…

Health Minister Jason Copping and Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides are providing $1 million to four Alberta post-secondary institutions to look for ways to train doctors in Grande Prairie and Lethbridge. Copping makes an address in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
An Imperial Oil logo is seen at the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Friday, April 29, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Imperial Oil gives OK to $720M renewable diesel project near Edmonton

Imperial Oil Ltd. says it is going ahead with a $720-million project…

An Imperial Oil logo is seen at the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Friday, April 29, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A Home Depot logo sign is shown, Friday, May 14, 2021, in North Miami, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESSAP /Wilfredo Lee

Home Depot gave personal data to Meta without valid customer consent: watchdog

Retailer Home Depot shared details from electronic receipts with Meta, which operates…

A Home Depot logo sign is shown, Friday, May 14, 2021, in North Miami, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESSAP /Wilfredo Lee
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives an Alberta government update in Calgary on Jan. 10, 2023. Smith’s long-promised public health science advisory panel, which has been beset by slipped deadlines and confusing messaging, has the NDP Opposition questioning whether it exists or ever will. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Manning COVID review to cover off work of long-promised Alberta public health panel

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s promise to assemble a panel of medical experts…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gives an Alberta government update in Calgary on Jan. 10, 2023. Smith’s long-promised public health science advisory panel, which has been beset by slipped deadlines and confusing messaging, has the NDP Opposition questioning whether it exists or ever will. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Tyler Shandro answers questions at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., on Sept. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

‘Threats’: Tyler Shandro tells Alberta Law Society hearing he was protecting family

Justice Minister Tyler Shandro told a Law Society of Alberta hearing Wednesday…

Tyler Shandro answers questions at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., on Sept. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Alberta is preparing to change how it ensures oilsands companies are able to pay for the mammoth job of cleaning up their operations, but critics fear a year of consultations hasn't been enough to avoid repeating past mistakes. A dump truck works near the Syncrude oilsands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta on Sunday June 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

First Nations say Alberta’s oilsands mine security reform unlikely to fix problems

Alberta is preparing to change how it ensures oilsands companies are able…

Alberta is preparing to change how it ensures oilsands companies are able to pay for the mammoth job of cleaning up their operations, but critics fear a year of consultations hasn't been enough to avoid repeating past mistakes. A dump truck works near the Syncrude oilsands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta on Sunday June 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Tiff Macklem, Governor of the Bank of Canada, holds a press conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. The Bank of Canada is taking a pause from raising interest rates to assess how the economy responds to higher borrowing costs, with one key indicator to watch being the labour market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

As the Bank of Canada hits pause on hiking rates, all eyes are on the labour market

Labour groups have voiced concerns about the Bank of Canada’s rate hikes in recent months

Tiff Macklem, Governor of the Bank of Canada, holds a press conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. The Bank of Canada is taking a pause from raising interest rates to assess how the economy responds to higher borrowing costs, with one key indicator to watch being the labour market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick