Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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The Trudeau government brings down its latest budget today, which former Liberal strategist Greg MacEachern says is a handy blueprint in more ways than one.

He says the budget will give the Liberals a chance set the tone for the next election campaign, while potentially saving room for bigger, flashier items to come closer to the 2019 vote.

The opposition parties will also use the document to cement their own fiscal messaging for the election.

The Conservatives are expected to chastise the government for failing to produce a plan to balance the federal books.

New Democrat Peter Julian says the Liberals need to commit to real spending on affordable housing and a national pharmacare program.(3)



A new study examining America 50 years after the release of the landmark 1968 Kerner Report says barriers to equality are posing threats to democracy in the U-S as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens.

The report released this morning blames U-S policymakers and elected officials.

It says they're not doing enough to heed the warning on deepening poverty and inequality as highlighted by the Kerner Commission a half-century ago.(3)



A man whose mother, brother and grandmother died in a triple-murder-suicide north of Huntsville, Ontario last week says his loved ones were killed by a neighbour who was stalking his mother.

Thomas Theoret tells the Canadian Press his mother -- 55-year-old Ulla Theoret -- was briefly friends with the man who did handyman work at her house.

Ulla, along with 28-year-old Paul Theoret and 88-year-old Raija Turanen were found dead in their home in Ryerson Township on Friday evening.

Police believe 58-year-old Mark Jones killed the trio before taking his own life.

Officers are awaiting autopsy results before saying how all four people died. …

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