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In the news today: Foreign aid increasing, housing and labour shortages linked

In the news today: Foreign aid increasing, housing and labour shortages linked

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
Police say a suspect is in custody, and manslaughter charges are pending

Police say a suspect is in custody, and manslaughter charges are pending

Police in Calgary have made an arrest in the death of a toddler more than a year and a half ago. Following a lengthy investigation and an autopsy by the chief medical examiner's office, the two-year-old girl's death was deemed a homicide.
It's the biggest election in history. Here's why few Indians in Canada will take part

It's the biggest election in history. Here's why few Indians in Canada will take part

OTTAWA — Parmod Chhabra is deeply invested in the Indian general election that gets underway on Friday, with almost a billion people eligible to vote, but he won't be casting a ballot.
Parks Canada removes trash bins along Lachine Canal to spur citizen responsibility

Parks Canada removes trash bins along Lachine Canal to spur citizen responsibility

MONTREAL — On warm days, Montreal's Lachine Canal can attract thousands of picnickers, cyclists and pedestrians.
Union says some 100 correctional officers will demonstrate at Abbotsford HQ

Union says some 100 correctional officers will demonstrate at Abbotsford HQ

Around 100 members of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers plan to hold a protest in Abbotsford, B.C., today.
Liberals buck global trend in 'doubling down' on foreign aid, as sector urges G7 push

Liberals buck global trend in 'doubling down' on foreign aid, as sector urges G7 push

OTTAWA — Foreign aid groups are hailing the federal Liberal government's return to a policy of increasing humanitarian and development spending each year, while asking for a plan to push allies to reverse a global decline in aid.
'Off the rails': Schoenborn hearing adjourned, lawyer refuses to appear before board

'Off the rails': Schoenborn hearing adjourned, lawyer refuses to appear before board

COQUITLAM, B.C. — A hearing for AllanSchoenborn, who killed his three children in 2008, ended with an abrupt adjournment on Wednesday after his lawyer told the British Columbia Review Board he would no longer appear in front of its current panel.
Métis Nation Saskatchewan pulls support for Liberals' belaboured self-government bill

Métis Nation Saskatchewan pulls support for Liberals' belaboured self-government bill

OTTAWA — The Métis Nation — Saskatchewan is pulling its support for a federal bill that proposes to enshrine its self-government over concerns about the other two groups it recognizes.
Here's more about Ottawa's plan to turn post offices, historic armouries into housing

Here's more about Ottawa's plan to turn post offices, historic armouries into housing

OTTAWA — A 1970s Canada Post building in Alberta and stone Quebec City army barracks dating back to 1856 are just some of the public lands the Liberal government plans to turn into homes.
Officer in charge tells inquest everything possible was done to save B.C. hostage

Officer in charge tells inquest everything possible was done to save B.C. hostage

BURNABY, B.C. — The officer in charge when police in Surrey, B.C., killed a hostage taker and the woman he was holding says he believes he did everything possible to save her. RCMP Insp.
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