Top News Advisory for Sunday, March 20

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Top News Advisory for Sunday, March 20


Top News Advisory

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TOP NEWS ADVISORY

Sunday, March 20

7:35 p.m.

Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change. Contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.

TOP NEWS:

Paris attacks suspect reported to be planning new acts

EU-Paris-Attacks

BRUSSELS -- Suspected Paris bombing plotter Salah Abdeslam has told investigators that he was planning new operations from Brussels and possibly had access to several weapons, Belgium's foreign minister said Sunday.Minister Didier Reynders said Abdeslam had claimed that "he was ready to restart something from Brussels, and it's maybe the reality." PHOTO.

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Russia: Black boxes from plane crash site are badly damaged

EU-Russia-Plane-Crash

ROSTOV-ON-DON -- Aviation experts on Sunday began examining the black boxes from the FlyDubai flight that crashed amid high winds at an airport in southern Russia but said the cockpit voice and data recorders were badly damaged.FlyDubai's Boeing 737-800 from Dubai nosedived and exploded in a giant fireball before dawn Saturday after trying to land for a second time in strong winds in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. FlyDubai confirmed all 62 people on the plane were killed. Most of the passengers were Russian. PHOTO.

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Liberals to sell deficits as long-term plan

Federal-Budget

OTTAWA -- The political messaging that will weave through Justin Trudeau's first budget is poised to have a recognizable ring to it: reducing inequality while laying the groundwork for long-term economic growth.But delivering the most substantial items from the prime minister's election platform has been a tougher task than his government anticipated during the fall campaign. PHOTO. Moves National and Business; guard against duplication

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Commons' media study takes MPs over the map

Parl-Media-Study

OTTAWA -- Journalists-turned-politicians have earned a bad reputation in Ottawa in recent years thanks to the spending shenanigans of two in particular: Senators Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin.Both former broadcasters, they were appointed as Conservatives to the upper chamber; Duffy is now awaiting a verdict on whether he's guilty of fraud, breach of trust and bribery for how he handled his Senate expense account while an investigation into Pamela Wallin for her use of Senate funds remains in limbo. Moves National and Business

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Libs facing decisions on frigate replacements

Navy-Frigate-Replacement

OTTAWA -- The federal cabinet will soon be asked to make an initial down payment on the navy's $104-billion frigate replacement program with an approval that will lay the groundwork for the new fleet.It will be asked not only to approve requirements for the new warships and cost tradeoffs, but also first-stage funding, which will allow defence planners to get the ball rolling.

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B.C. assisted-dying doctor a choice advocate

Assisted-Dying-Doctor

VANCOUVER -- For 40 years, Dr. Ellen Wiebe has been fighting for choice.At a time when providing abortions meant death threats and violent attacks on her peers, she spearheaded clinical trials of a pregnancy-termination pill. Now, as the country debates assisted death, she has performed what's thought to be the first legal procedure outside of Quebec.

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Son's Down Syndrome an immigration issue

Down-Syndrome-Immigration

TORONTO -- An Ontario university professor who has applied for permanent residency in Canada is facing the prospect of having to leave the country because his son has Down Syndrome.Citizenship and Immigration Canada has told Felipe Montoya that his son's condition makes him inadmissible to Canada because of the potential burden the child would place on the health care system. PHOTO.

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Tensions at Quebec's Energy East hearings

Energy-East-Hearings

LEVIS -- As Luc Villeneuve begins talking to a reporter about his renewable energy foundation, he is abruptly interrupted outside the conference room where public hearings on Energy East are taking place. …

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