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A timeline of the SNC-Lavalin affair
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A timeline of the SNC-Lavalin affair

OTTAWA — A chronology of the SNC−Lavalin controversy, according to public documents, reports and testimony from Jody Wilson−Raybould: Feb. 19, 2015 − The RCMP lays corruption and fraud charges against Montreal−based engineering and construction firm SNC−Lavalin, over business dealings in Libya. SNC−Lavalin says the charges are without merit and the allegations linked to people no longer...

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Some Quebec elementary schools experiment with letting kids play rough

THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — While pushing and shoving is often frowned upon in the schoolyard, some Quebec elementary schools are experimenting with the idea of letting their students play rough. At least two schools have announced pilot projects to set up supervised ’rough play’ zones in the schoolyard, where students can shove, grab and wrestle in the snow to...

Trudeau government posted $300M surplus in first nine months of 2018-19
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Trudeau government posted $300M surplus in first nine months of 2018-19

from THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A preliminary analysis of the federal books says the government ran a budgetary surplus of $300 million through the first nine months of the fiscal year. The surplus is an improvement compared with the April-to-December period in 2017-18, when Ottawa posted a deficit of $8.9 billion. The Finance Department’s latest fiscal monitor says overall revenues were...

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Canadian shares story of abuse with church officials ahead of Vatican summit

Survivors of sex abuse hold a cross as they gather in front of Via della Conciliazione, the road leading to St. Peter's Square, visible in background, during a twilight vigil prayer of the victims of sex abuse, in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 during a twilight vigil prayer near Castle Sant' Angelo, in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by warning senior Catholic figures that the faithful are demanding concrete action against predator priests and not just words of condemnation. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)