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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)

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CN says oil leak contained following derailment in western Manitoba

ST-LAZARE, Man. — A leak from a derailed train carrying oil in western Manitoba has been contained, the railway said Saturday, but some pipeline supporters say the incident highlights the risks involved in moving oil by rail. Canadian National Railway said in a statement that 37 cars carrying crude left the tracks early Saturday morning near St-Lazare, just east...

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New pilot to address multiple barriers to success for women in Canada’s job market

December 5, 2018—Toronto, ON—Visible minority newcomer women integrating into Canadian society can face many barriers to employment. To address these challenges, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the launch of a 3-year Visible Minority Newcomer Women Pilot. “Employment is key to the successful integration of newcomers. Having a job isn’t...

Government of Canada Provides Housing Support for Almost 1 Million Canadian Families
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Government of Canada Provides Housing Support for Almost 1 Million Canadian Families

1,000,000 Reasons to Celebrate Housing in Canada TORONTO, ON – Canada has one of the best housing systems in the world. But some 1.7 million families still don’t have a home that meets their basic needs.  The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and...