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Populist Conservative budget puts Canada's Liberals in election squeeze Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, facing a battle to win reelection to a rare fourth term in October, has boosted his chances with a populist budget expected to energize his base.  Full Article

 
Ontario pledges smaller deficits; labor unrest seen Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 

TORONTO (Reuters) - Ontario’s Liberal government trimmed its budget deficit forecasts for the next two years on Thursday as it unveiled a budget that seeks cost cuts in education and healthcare, a move toward austerity that could spark labor unrest across the province. Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, which accounts for about 40 percent of the country’s economy, will run a deficit of C$8.5 billion ($7 billion) in the 2015-2016 fiscal year as it aims to return to balanced books by 201  Full Article  

Omar Khadr, once a Guantanamo inmate, granted bail in Canada Friday, 24 Apr 2015 

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Omar Khadr, a Canadian who was once the youngest prisoner held in the Guantanamo military base before being transferred to a prison in the province of Alberta in 2012, has been granted bail and could be released early next month while he appeals his murder conviction by a U.S. military tribunal.  Full Article