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at 22:45 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Feds vow 'ambitious' phase-out of unsafe rail tank cars amid industry questions

OTTAWA - The federal government announced an aggressive — some say unrealistic — plan Wednesday to phase out within three years tens of thousands of older tank cars used to transport oil and ethanol by rail.


at 19:52 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Opposition parties demand more details on CF-18 deployment to eastern Europe

OTTAWA - Federal opposition parties are demanding to know where the country's CF-18s are headed in eastern Europe and what they'll be doing as tension rises throughout the region.


at 19:43 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

McDonald's restaurants put foreign worker program on hold, conducts audit

VICTORIA - McDonald's Canada says temporary foreign workers are a necessary part of the fast-food chain's business model, but its use of the federal jobs initiative is now on hold until the company satisfies itself and Canadians that it doesn't abuse the program.


at 19:30 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Calgary stabbing victim's keen fashion sense shines through at his funeral

CALGARY - Even in death, stabbing victim Lawrence Hong's keen sense of fashion shone through.


at 19:20 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Ottawa to propose new pension scheme, but not budging on CPP expansion

OTTAWA - Ottawa is preparing to announce a proposal to create yet another new pension scheme designed to occupy a middle ground between defined-benefit plans, generally favoured by workers, and defined-contribution plans favoured by employers.


at 18:19 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Couillard becomes Quebec premier and warns of tough economic decisions

QUEBEC - Philippe Couillard was sworn in as Quebec premier on Wednesday and immediately warned that the time has come for hard economic decisions.


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