Bureaucracy-bound: EPA’s lead-in-water rule has been faulted for decades. Will Flint hasten a change?

Sacramento: California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

Study warns multitasking is a problem: Causes ‘cognitive fatigue,’ means doing more, but not well

Indianapolis: Trump shifts gears, starts general election fight against embattled Clinton

Minneapolis: Prince was set to meet addiction doctor before death

Health 'care' in Dark Ages: Fox’s John Stossel: ‘I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer … Customer service stinks’

Drug test alert: NFL warns players against eating meat from Mexico and China; will other leagues take note?

The lead wait: The presence of lead in water pipes was an issue long before Flint; but the funds to replace 6+ million service lines across the country, not to mention political will, still eludes many American municipalities

Researchers: Medical errors now third leading cause of death in United States

Indiana: Ted Cruz finally smells coffee, drops out, as Trump wins big again

Mark Cunningham: Donald Trump is the nominee — Cruz and Kasich should drop out

Largest and most complex auto safety recall in U.S. history: Takata expected to announce recall of 35-40 million U.S. air bag inflators

New York: Russia delays UN Security Council condemnation of North Korea missile tests

New York: Global stocks slide on global growth worries; U.S. yields fall

Washington: U.S. stops trying to ban trade in polar bears

International study: Vitamin NR found to delay aging process in organs; already known to boost metabolism

Beirut: Rocket fire kills 19 in Syria's Aleppo, hits hospital

Stuttgart: ISIS kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

NBC News/Survey Monkey poll: Surging Trump hits new high with 56% nationally

Nairobi: Baby saved from Kenya building collapse after 80 hours

Wall Street Journal: In China, the new casino is iron ore

La Porte: Confident Trump seeks knockout of Cruz in Indiana

Lawrence Solomon: How ‘environmentalism’ became America’s dirty word

Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist Poll: Donald Trump holds 15-point lead ahead of Republican rivals in Indiana

Judith Miller: Be 'very skeptical of everything we in the press say'

Samawa: Twin bombings in southern Iraq leave 33 dead

Baghdad: Iraqi PM orders arrest of protesters who attacked lawmakers

Manila: Abu Sayyaf frees 10 Indonesian hostages in Philippines

Long-term Swedish study: Heavy pot use in teens linked to shortened life

McClatchyDC: Obama’s legacy: Politics of anger, fights, division

Burlingame: Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary

Beijing: China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan

Red Cross warnings: Air strikes on Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria

Palestine, Texas: Woman, 4 grandchildren killed in East Texas flooding

LA Times: Protests rage outside Trump rally in Orange County; 17 arrested, police car smashed

LA Times: May Day, Trump, Sanders: LAPD braces for weekend of political protest

Bloomberg: Unmasking the men behind Zero Hedge, Wall Street's renegade blog

Paris: How France sank Japan's $40B Australian submarine dream

updated Bergen: Canadian helicopter carrying 13 from oil platform crashes off Norway's west coast; 11 bodies found, 2 still missing

Wolfsburg: The one family that could fix VW and why they won't

Detmold: Former SS Auschwitz guard apologizes at trial in Germany

Beijing: Russia, China warn U.S. over perceived Asia meddling in Korea and South China Sea

The Guardian: Why so many Iranians have come to hate the hijab

Assad breaks ceasefire: Aleppo hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders destroyed in Syria airstrikes, killing more than 60

Newsweek: Italy uncovers Islamist plot to attack Vatican and Israeli Embassy

Seoul: North Korea rushes to re-test intermediate missile, fails again

MSNBC military analyst: Gen. Barry McCaffrey: Trump "hit it out of the ballpark" in foreign policy speech, "did tremendous job"

LA Times: Trump moves to middle in his speech on 'America First' approach to foreign policy

AP fact check: Trump's 'truthful hyperbole' on foreign policy

Washington: 'Presumptive' GOP candidate Trump looks ahead to Presidential campaign with major foreign policy speech

Indianapolis: Eliminated from winning Republican primary nomination yesterday, today Ted Cruz announces former rival Carly Fiorina would be his VP running mate

Brussels: ‘He’s a little jerk from Molenbeek’: Belgian lawyer on his client, a key suspect in Paris terror attacks

Caracas: Protests as Venezuela embraces 2-day workweek to save power

Washington: Exit poll: Trump, Clinton draw support of broad coalitions

Philadelphia: Clinton adds to her lead; the two Republicans who can't win nomination before the convention, Cruz and Kasich, will try to block Trump by collusion; Trump to deliver foreign policy speech Wednesday

Philadelphia: Trump wins one-third of remaining states as he clean sweeps all 5 northeast primaries, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island

Cam Cole: When it comes to dire Olympic predictions, Rio 2016 checks all the boxes 100 days before Games

Beirut: Aleppo death toll mounts; rescue workers killed

An inconvenient truth: BBC: Rise in CO2 has 'greened Planet Earth'; because trees and plants grow themselves from the carbon extracted from CO2

Washington: Charter $55B take-over of Time Warner Cable gets anti-trust approval

Democrat race: Monica Lewinsky returns as a campaign issue from the Sanders camp

Collusion update: ABC News: What we know about the new Ted Cruz-John Kasich alliance against Trump

TIME: Donald Trump calls Kasich, Cruz undemocratic non-aggression pact 'desperate'

Unprecedented collusion: Ted Cruz, John Kasich align strategies with goal of beating Trump

Democracy in America: LA Times: How California's U.S. Senate ballot could cause problems for the June 7th primary

8 family members dead in 4 locations: Ohio AG: Slayings of 8 'pre-planned execution

Maggie Haberman: Donald Trump’s more accepting views on gay issues set him apart in GOP

Washington Examiner: How the out-of-touch media missed Donald Trump's rise

Kentucky: Developers are turning rust belt hulks into luxury hotels

Edward Niedermeyer: VW's diesel crisis is now a global threat

Detroit: Muslims for Trump, though few, see past rhetoric, bluster

Quito: Ecuador earthquake death toll tops 650

George F. Will: The 'settled' consensus du jour; criminalizing thinking outside the prescribed AGW box

Marc Scribner: Banning cars from urban centers creates more problems than it solves

Famous north of border, too: Why the Harriet Tubman $20 is great for Canada, where she lived and brought slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad

Mosul: The B-52 Stratofortress, a massive symbol of U.S. air power, drops its first bombs on ISIS

Robert Fulford: Where ISIS came from (and where it’s going next)

Minnesota: ISIS suspect reveals plans to open up route from Syria to U.S. through Mexico

Lemmings drink the kool-aid: 175 states sign landmark Paris deal on climate change

Weather Channel founder: John Coleman: Get politics out of climate debate — science has taken a back seat at the United Nations

Los Angeles: Will Prince's control of his music extend from the grave?

Auburn Hills: Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.1 million cars, SUVs for rollaway issue

London: Obama threatens British citizens with 'back of the queue' in trade negotiations if they vote to leave EU

Wolfsburg: Volkswagen takes $18B hit over emissions scandal

Berlin: German carmakers to recall 630,000 cars to check emissions software; Volkswagens, Porsches, Audis and Mercedes included in recall

London: Obama wades into UK Brexit debate to euroskeptic fury

London: Anger as pro-Brexit Mayor Johnson tells 'part-Kenyan' Obama to butt out

Barack Obama visit: Stick with EU, U.S. President urges UK

New York: Soros says China's debt-fuelled growth echoes U.S. in 2007-08; a hard landing in China is “practically unavoidable”

Paisley Park: Prince, the artist who defied genre, dead at 57

Change: Trump spends big on television in Pennsylvania and Indiana

Lawrence Solomon: Why it looks like ‘game over’ for global warming

updated Gulf coast: Petrochemical plant blast kills 13, injures dozens in Mexico

LA Times: Donald Trump has finally discovered strategy

Election 2016: After big New York wins, Trump and Clinton cast themselves as inevitable

Tokyo: Mitsubishi Motors admits manipulating fuel economy data, shares tumble

Camille Paglia: Hillary Clinton is ‘soulless, incompetent’; 'The woman has never succeeded in any job. She's created chaos after chaos.'

Newsweek: Resistance is futile: Donald Trump is the inevitable Republican nominee

New York: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win easily

New York: Exit poll: Trump's outsider appeal propels his NY victory

New York: As Donald Trump speaks, some voters hear echoes of Ed Koch

San Francisco: Intel to cut 12,000 jobs as PC demand slumps

NY Times: The dispute in Brazil is far from black and white

Brasilia: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff defiant after impeachment vote

Beirut: Syria cease-fire crumbles as bombings kill dozens

Border war: Death toll mounts as ISIS rockets rain down on Kilis, Turkey

New York: Trump, Clinton look for wins on home turf

New York: Bernie Sanders wins over younger New Yorkers — but can they vote?

New York: Risk of full-scale war if Western Sahara mission departs: UN

Kabul: Afghan attacks kill at least 28, over 300 injured

Live Science: The earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador aren't related: here's why

Prague-matic move: Don’t call it Czech Republic, anymore: now it's ‘Czechia’

Cape Canaveral: Florida wins contest for game-changing OneWeb satellite mass-production facility

Brasilia: Fights loom after Brazil's lower chamber OKs impeachment

Minamiaso: U.S. forces deliver aid, PR to Japanese quake-hit areas by Osprey; Toyota, Nissan, Honda all halt production at some facilities; 500+ aftershocks

London: Global shares follow oil down after Doha disappointment

London: British plane may have collided with drone at Heathrow, lands safely: police

Tokyo: Sony extending closure of image sensor plant in quake-hit southern Japan

Qatar: Oil prices plunge in wake of failed Doha deal

Daily Mail: Four major earthquakes around 'Ring of Fire' in past week; M7.8 in Ecuador, two in Japan, one near Tonga; 'cluster' could herald crust pressure building up for a new mega quake, warns top scientist

Tokyo: Toyota, other major Japanese firms hit by quake damage, supply disruptions

Doha: World’s biggest oil producers meet to discuss possible freeze on production to boost prices

AP-GfK poll: Americans happy at home, upset with federal government

Japan earthquakes: Tens of thousands flee in fear of aftershocks and volcanoes

Tokyo: Japan quakes disrupt Sony production of image sensors used in Apple iPhones

The crumbling BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa were supposed to lead the world to new economic heights; but deepening woes threaten to tip a teetering global economy into another recession

Sweden: Alleged Brussels terrorist was star of documentary about successful integration of immigrants

Seoul: North Korea's failed missile launch prompts 'sabre-rattling' jibe from China media

Washington Post: North Korea’s missile launch has failed, South’s military says; failure comes on most important date on its calendar

Mashiki: Japanese Army joins relief efforts after M6.5 shallow quake kills 9, injures more than 800

ESPN: Ken Burns' new Jackie Robinson documentary kills myths of civil rights legend; and brings you closer to the man you thought you knew

Toronto: Canada assisted suicide bill precludes tourists

Guardian: Journalist Matthew Keys gets two-year sentence for helping Anonymous hack LA Times

Rio de Janeiro: 3 parties abandon Brazil President Rousseff as impeachment vote nears

CDC: Zika confirmed as a cause of microcephaly

Risks to global financial stability at highest level since 2008 crisis: IMF warns debt risk growing from big firms in China, other emerging markets

Nigel Green: ‘Offshore’ has become synonymous with murky dealings. That’s not fair

New Delhi: Indian court bans use of high-decibel crackers after temple fireworks blaze kills 110

Belgium: 2 more suspects charged in Brussels attacks

Ankara: Turkey shells ISIS targets in Syria, state news agency says

Anthony Watts: More satellite problems with Arctic Sea Ice measurement

Novoselitskoe: Three Islamists blow themselves up outside police station in southern Russia

Colorado: Trump hammers backdoor Cruz delegate strategy as 'crooked'

Lima: Fujimori leads Peru election first round, heads to June run-off

Rome: The Mafia and a very special flower arrangement; the Dutch connection

Belgium: Paris-Brussels attacks network a 'supercell' of extremism

BIG penalty: Goldman Sachs to pay $5B in U.S. Justice Dept mortgage bond pact

Norfolk: Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin named as senior U.S. naval officer accused of espionage

Newsweek: U.S. Navy Officer accused of spying for foreign power held secretly for 8 months

Kiev: Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk to submit resignation Tuesday

NY Times: Donald Trump maintains strong lead in latest New York poll; Monmouth University: Trump 52%, Kasich 25%, Cruz 17%

Jerusalem Post: Saudi news anchor urges fellow Muslims to 'feel shame' over terrorist attacks [video]

London: 'No oksijan in the car': 7-year-old's broken-English trans-Atlantic text saves lives of 15 migrants

Brussels: Belgium makes arrest, unsure if suspect in custody is 'man in hat'

Syria: ISIS has massacred 175 of the 300 cement workers it kidnapped outside Syrian capital Damascus, government claims

Brisbane: Accused terrorist who stocked up on weapons 'was days away' from launching an attack on Australian soil

Philadelphia: Bill Clinton takes on BLM protesters; "You are defending the people who killed the lives you say matter. Tell the truth."

Observer: Panama Papers reveal Clinton’s Kremlin connection; campaign manager and his brother

Hillary insiders: Panama Papers scandal hits the Clinton campaign

New York: Top-ranking NYPD officers stripped of gun and badge in corruption probe

St. Petersburg: Panama Papers part of U.S. plot to weaken Russia says Putin

Belgium security gap: Brussels bomber worked at EU Parliament as cleaner

New York: Inversions might actually create jobs in the USA: Former Best Buy CEO

CNBC: Allergan CEO: Merger with Pfizer was targeted by U.S. government

New York: Obama's inversion curbs kill Pfizer's $160B Allergan deal

Brussels: European Union ponders better way to deal with migrants

Reykjavik: Icelandic MPs call for fresh elections after PM steps aside

Craig Calcaterra: 'Respect the Game' is baseball’s version of 'Make America Great Again'

London: Britain could be left unable to deport asylum seekers under EU plans

Milwaukee: Cruz, Sanders emerge victorious in Wisconsin primaries

Reykjavik: Iceland's leader resigns, first political casualty of Panama Papers

New era: Twitter said to win NFL deal for Thursday streaming rights

Beijing: China announces restrictions on trade with North Korea

Geoffrey Johnston: Syrian Christian refugees persecuted

Konrad Yakabuski: Trump’s doctrine: Speak loudly and carry many big sticks

Panama Papers: Everything you need to know about offshore accounts used to hide wealth, avoid taxes

Matthew Fisher: Brussels’ Africans have no patience for narrative that discrimination spawned jihadists

Arabian Sea: U.S. Navy confiscates 1,500 Kalashnikov rifles, 200 grenade launchers from Iran at sea

Panama Papers: Leaked documents show how 12 world leaders – plus Putin's inner circle, British politicians and Lords – hide their millions in tax havens

Moscow: Putin's spokesman denies involvement in offshore accounts

Climate Depot: ‘Never before seen’ Spring snowfall in the Caribbean islands — Colorado Ski Resort snowiest in 50 years – Snow chaos in Germany

Frankfurt: Euro jobless rate drops to 10.3%, lowest since 2011

Athens: First ship deporting migrants reaches Turkey

Wisconsin: Trump: 'I automatically win' if Kasich would just quit

Human Rights Watch: Mexico deported thousands of unaccompanied child migrants last year

Bloomberg: Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade; his exclusive story

Princeton: Racism to peace prize: Woodrow Wilson's legacy on display

LA Times: Drones: they're 400,000 strong and the Pentagon sees them as an emerging threat

135 homicides so far in 2016: Chicago violence reaches levels not seen in years

Conrad Black: GOP’s moment of truth on Bush-Clinton era has arrived at last

Boston Globe: Sanders-Clinton: Who will win the battle of Brooklyn?

Joe Scarborough: Trump leaves the conservative establishment arrogant and unmoored

Damascus: After Palmyra, Syrian troops take Qaryatain, another ISIS-controlled town; Russian airstrikes again critical

Belgium: Brussels airport announces re-opening amid strike threats

Milwaukee: Trump on defensive ahead of Wisconsin primary; Could Wisconsin prove to be Republican front-runner's downfall?

Washington Post: Donald Trump will win election in a landslide. *The mind behind ‘Dilbert’ explains why

LA Times: 1 dead, 5 hurt as plane crashes into car on freeway in San Diego County

Belgium: Brussels airport remains closed after attack, re-opening unclear; tourism plummets, with hotel reservations down by half

Hillary's toxic baggage: Clinton aide Huma Abedin on her emails being out there: 'terrifying'

LA Times: On campuses across the country, students are standing up for Donald Trump and freedom of speech

Washington: Obama urges global action to combat nuclear terrorism threat

Istanbul: Protests mount before EU-Turkey migrant deal takes effect

Athens: Despite criticism, EU plans are ready to deport refugees

Luxor: Egyptians get more scans of secret rooms behind Tut's tomb

Ithaca: Some people are born vegetarians and ignoring their genetic preference imperils their health, study finds

Tony Thomas: Oops: CO2 emissions dogma is now so shaky — especially given the 21st century’s pause or halt to warming — that peer-reviewed papers skeptical of the orthodoxy are flooding into scientific journals

Beijing: China stops building wind turbines because most of the energy is wasted; "grid struggling to cope with it"

The River: U.S. election 2016: The 40-year hurt with Springsteen commentary

Amsterdam: Dutch Minister says he misinformed Parliament again about Belgium attack intelligence; it actually came from NYPD

The Hague: FBI told Dutch about terror brothers before Brussels blasts

Impeachment next? Brazil's biggest party quits ruling coalition, Rousseff isolated

Lahore: Pakistan holds 216 suspects, detained more than 5,000 after Easter bombing killed 70

Washington: Trump scrambles to address delegate fight, launches co-ordination office

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Fort McMurray: Emergency information and how to help

Monster! Fort McMurray fire grows to 85,000 hectares;
officials brace for 'extreme' firefighting conditions

Economic tsunami: Fort McMurray fire knocks out a third
of Canada’s oil capacity and closes major pipelines

Fire spreads: People who fled Fort McMurray
now evacuated from Anzac after blaze moves south

Hundreds of evacuees from Fort McMurray were sent to Anzac on Tuesday after fleeing the city from the wildfire. Evacuees are being moved to Lac La Biche, about 280 kilometres south, or even further to Edmonton.

Fort McMurray: Evacuee's video captures harrowing escape

Beacon Hill resident Michel Chamberland fled his Fort McMurray neighbourhood Tuesday as part of the wildfire evacuation, in a wild drive he captured on video.

Fort McMurray: Wildfire set to be Canada's costliest natural disaster
1,600 buildings destroyed and another 19,000 under threat

Fort McMurray: 90,000 evacuated; state of emergency declared
Out-of-control 7,500-hectare wildfire has destroyed 1,600 buildings so far

CBC Live blog -- Fort McMurray firestorm

‘Pray for us’ Fort McMurray evacuates — a city in flames

The blaze began on the weekend, but firefighting crews appeared to be making progress controlling it until Tuesday when the situation worsened dramatically — and quickly. By mid-afternoon people from three neighbourhoods in the city were told to leave immediately.

Fort McMurray: First damage assessment says 80% of homes lost
in Beacon Hill; “a more intense burning day” predicted today

This frightening video shows what evacuees faced last night. Fort McMurray’s geography complicated the evacuation. Highway 63 is the only route in or out — north and south. Hundreds of trucks, cars, motorcycles and mobile homes had pulled over to the side of the highway, suffering from engines choked by smoke or running low on gas. People sat dazed, many in tears. Emergency officials said Tuesday night that Fort McMurray, and many of the surrounding communities, were emptied of gas. Traffic was bumper-to-bumper as people packed families and pets into cars, trucks and campers. Line-ups snaked around gas stations and late in the evening Tuesday, RCMP were advising they would travel the highway with gas to assist stranded motorists.

Evacuation of all 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray
largest ever in Alberta due to fire

7th straight win for Thumper: Donald Trump romps in Indiana primary

updated Fort McMurray: Tragedy as out-of-control wildfire
destroys urban homes — entire city evacuated

The 26-sq km wildfire in Fort McMurray has engulfed homes in the Centennial trailer park and more mandatory evacuations have been ordered for multiple neighbourhoods. The trailer park has been on mandatory evacuation since Sunday, with about 200 people out of their homes. Residents of the Abasand, Grayling Terrace and Beaconhill neighbourhoods and parts of downtown Fort McMurray in the Wood Buffalo municipality have also been told to leave their homes.

The Economist: Toronto best place to live in world, Montreal second

Ottawa: Jail and fines return for those not completing long-form census

Providence: After 145 years, Ringling Bros., Barnum &
Bailey Circus elephants perform for the last time

Superannuated and never to be forgotten: The six Asian elephants perform for the final time in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Providence, R.I. ~ Bill Sikes AP

Naval community gathers nationwide for Battle of the Atlantic anniversary

Fiscal Monitor: Harper surplus grows to $7.5B
with one month left in 2015-16 fiscal year

Breakthrough: New Brunswick judge throws out cross-border booze
limits; "province's restrictions on bringing alcohol into province
for personal use violate Constitution's free-trade provisions"

Mainstreet/Postmedia poll: Rona Ambrose would be Tory leadership
favourite if allowed to run, poll of party supporters finds

Tracadie: NB judge's liquor ruling today could change trade across Canada

Mayerthorpe: RCMP investigating after suspicious
and dramatic fire engulfs CN railway trestle

CN trestle fire is the 5th blaze Mayerthorpe RCMP have been asked to investigate in last 30 days. ~ Jonas Boll, Pipistrel Aircraft Canada Inc.

Mayerthorpe: Dramatic aerial video shows railway trestle blazing

Robert Staley: This was not about Mike Duffy vs. my client,
Stephen Harper; "public office demands a higher standard
than conduct that falls short of criminality"

Mayerthorpe: CN trestle destroyed in quick-burning fire

Fire has destroyed a CN Rail creosote-soaked wooden trestle bridge in the community of Mayerthorpe, about 120 km northwest of Edmonton. Local resident Quinn White told the CBC the fire completely incinerated the bridge in just a couple of hours. A CN spokeswoman said there were no injuries and train traffic was not affected. No cause has been determined.

Manila: Philippine troops hunt killers who beheaded Canadian Ridsdel

Manila: 2nd Canadian still held by al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf terrorists

Kidnapped last September: Canadian John Ridsdel executed
by Philippine Islamist terrorist group Abu Sayyaf

The hidden truth: Drugs are fuelling the crisis in Attawapiskat
and police can’t do much about it; 12 pushers exploit villagers

62 hours non-stop: Solar-powered plane nails risky flight across Pacific

Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, Saturday night after a 3-day, non-stop flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its pioneering journey around the world. ~ Noah Berger Associated Press

North Korea says: Submarine ballistic missile test 'great success'

Ballistic: North Korea missile test brings China and South Korea closer

The Musudan rocket is understood to have a range of at least 1,864 miles, long enough to strike, among other targets, U.S. military bases in Guam. ~ EPA/KCNA

Minnesota: Concern & curiosity as music world wallows in death of Prince

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said during a news conference that Prince was last seen Wednesday evening, when an acquaintance dropped him off at his sprawling compound, Paisley Park. Olson said Prince was found unresponsive late Thursday morning in an elevator on the first floor of his home after staff members were unable to locate him.

Free man: Mike Duffy not guilty on all 31 charges; "no criminal intent"

Pedernales: Shallow new quake, M6.2, strikes off Ecuador coast

UN: 500 African migrants feared dead in weekend shipwreck

Winnipeg: Brian Pallister's Manitoba PCs win record-breaking victory

Manitoba PC Leader Brian Pallister hugs his daughters as he enter his party's election victory party in Winnipeg, Tuesday. Pallister's Progressive Conservatives routed Premier Greg Selinger and the NDP to put an end to nearly 17 years of orange power. ~ John Woods Canadian Press

Ecuador: Two more Canadians found dead
as quake toll rises & rescue hopes dim

Ecuador: Death toll will "surely rise, and in a considerable way" says President Correa; losses mounting, as scale of quake tragedy revealed

updated Ecuador: Death toll nears 500; over 2,000 injured;
coastal areas devastated as frantic rescue efforts continue

updated Quito: Death toll rising after monster M7.8 quake hits Ecuador

Damage is extensive across a wide area. The above building collapsed in Guayaquil. ~ AFP/BBC

updated Ecuador: Shallow & huge M7.8 quake
hits 107.5 miles WNW of Quito

Japan quakes: 41 dead; rescuers rush to help trapped residents

Japan quakes: 400-yr old Kumamoto Castle & other historic sites hit;
Landslides destroy and bury houses, bullet trains derailed, roads broken

Buildings, roads and historic sites have all been hammered by this week's quakes. Death tolls continue to rise as rescue crews scramble to save people. Above, Romon gate, designated as a nationally important cultural property, and other buildings damaged by an earthquake are seen at Aso Shrine in Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan. ~ ASiaOne

Japan: Chain reaction activated separate fault zone in 2nd huge quake;
16 times larger than M6.5 temblor that hit nearby Thursday night

Japan: Second major quake more powerful, deadly than first

There has been huge damage from latest quake. Since Saturday quake was bigger, Thursday's was technically a foreshock, a Meteorological Agency official, Gen Aoki, director of Japan Meteorological Agency earthquake and monitoring division, told a news conference. "In those areas where the tremors were strong, there is a higher risk of homes collapsing and landslides so we urge everyone to pay particular attention to tremors and rain," Aoki said. ~ NBC

Tokyo: Bigger M7.3 quake hits southern Japan; trapped people calling out

John Ivison: Any federal plan to move beyond Indian Act
will again require difficult process of indigenous consensus

Supreme Court officially extends two-tier citizenship; rules 600,000
Métis and ‘non-status Indians’ have same 'Indian' rights as other natives

Bruce Dumont, President of the BC Métis Nation, left, Audrey Poitras, President of the Alberta Métis Nation, front, and Gerald Morin, VP of the Saskatchewan Métis Nation, right, celebrate after decision announced at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on Thursday, April 14, 2016. ~ Sean Kilpatrick The Canadian Press

Ontario: 115-metre wind turbine shut down and tethered to bulldozer
after begins leaning; surrounding farm field rendered unusable

Huge Ferndale wind turbine tethered to bulldozer to stop it from collapse. ~ Nelson Phillips The Wiarton Echo

Ottawa: Liberals set to introduce assisted-dying law with strict limits

Who owns money? Australia seeks global probe into tax havens

Tunnel vision: Since 1990, 183 drug and people smuggling tunnels
have been found within Tucson sector and southern U.S. border

A tunnel in the border town of Naco, Arizona, is one of the longest, at more than 900 feet and one of the most recent discoveries. It was found just a few hundred yards from the Mexican border, inside what looks like a shed next to a house. It's a very sophisticated tunnel. With those poles under, there were lights. They were using oxygen.

Edmonton: Thomas Mulcair loses review vote, forced out of leadership;
48% vote lowest backing in a review for a major Party leader in Canada

Rank-and-file New Democrats handed Thomas Mulcair another ballot-box drubbing Sunday, voting to replace him as leader less than six months after a devastating election loss that dashed the party’s dream of forming Canada’s first federal NDP government. A stunned silence fell over the convention floor at Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre as delegates realized that not only had Mulcair not attained a respectable level of support, he hadn’t even reached the 50-per-cent threshold – unheard of in a federal leadership review. ~ Global News

Montreal: Vimy Ridge cave carvings in 3D exhibit recall soldiers' lives;
WWI soldiers passed time carving while living 30 metres underground

A cave carving by Herman Schofield, from Chatham, New Brunswick, who lied about his age to enlist at 16. He was wounded near Vimy but survived. ~ The Royal Montreal Regiment Museum

Belgium: Group that hit Brussels planned 2nd France attack

updated New Delhi: Indian temple blaze kills 100, injures more than 380

Belgium: Paris attacks suspect says he's Brussels airport ‘man in the hat’

Brussels: New video of 'man in hat' terror suspect from Belgian police;
Public asked for help in finding airport bombing mystery man

Photos released by prosecutors showed the "man in hat" leaving the airport on foot, walking to the nearby town of Zaventem and then into Brussels, where all traces of him were reportedly lost. It also provides an animated aerial view of his path. The suspect also wore a white jacket but discarded it at some point, prosecutors said. The appeal for public assistance more than two weeks after the suicide bombings indicated that investigators have hit a standstill. Three bombers, two at the airport and one in the subway, also died in the attacks, which were claimed by Islamic State. ~ Belgian Federal Police

Ottawa: Does Toronto lawyer's private Liberal fundraiser with
Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould cross ethical line?

Panama: Liberal Senator's husband put $1.7M+ in offshore tax havens;
Tony Merchant is one of Canada's most prominent class-action lawyers

Panama Papers: The $2B offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin

TIME: What to know about the ‘Panama Papers’ mega leak

Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca law firm responds
that it has done nothing wrong

Panama Papers: The Mossack Fonseca web of secret companies
(and all available source files) ~ Zero Hedge

Panama Papers: Gusher of a leak from Mossack Fonseca
law firm reveals decades of hidden shell companies & big names

Canada: ‘I built an igloo with a small knife’: how Nunavut MLA
kept his family alive for eight days, stranded on the tundra

The landscape near Pangnirtung. The trio set off from Iqaluit March 22. They were intending to snowmobile the 300-km overnight trek to Pangnirtung. From there, they were to head up the Baffin Island coast to Qikiqtarjuaq, one of the communities in Keyootak’s riding. The trip, 11 hours in good weather, is well-travelled and studded with shelter cabins along the way. But it also crosses rugged terrain, twisting along jagged coastlines and climbing over mountain passes. ~ Nathan VanderKlippe Canwest News

Calgary: West Jet cancels flights as Pavlof volcano spews ash cloud

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Alberta questions: Lack of lightning suggests a human caused Fort McMurray fire: professor

Ottawa: Liberals cut off debate prematurely on assisted dying bill, denying MPs opportunity to speak

First known victims of fire: Fiery crash kills two evacuees south of Fort McMurray

‘It’s what we do’: Spontaneous Alberta rescue convoys head north to rescue stranded Fort McMurrayites

David Reevely: NDP demands a public inquiry into new energy contract allegations rattling Ontario Liberals

Ottawa: Don’t make ‘a political argument out of one particular disaster’: Trudeau refuses to link fire to climate change

A look back — April 21st:
Don Braid: NDP cuts fire-fighting budget while predicting 'catastrophic' conditions; "Why does the government think $86 million is enough to fight fires, when the job cost almost $500 million last year?"

Latest police investigation of Wynne Govt: OPP probing allegations Ontario Liberals destroyed power project documents

Vancouver: 'We made a mistake': Earls reverses decision on Canadian beef

Fort McMurray: Hot, dry winds threaten to worsen ‘hellish’ wildfire today; Canadian Army and RCAF asked for help; skies filled with planes and helicopters battling blaze

Fort McMurray: Alberta’s oilsands cuts production, shelters refugees as wildfire forces tens of thousands to flee

Ottawa: Canada March trade deficit widens to record as exports slump

Forum Research poll: Premier Kathleen Wynne trails Patrick Brown in approval ratings; Tories would win if election held now

Thomas Walkom: Iraq’s political chaos makes Canada’s war there trickier; Iraq not only fighting ISIS, factions within country are fighting each other

Toronto: Canadian, New York markets join global retreat; Loonie sheds more than a cent

Ottawa: AG finds problems in immigration machinery that have allowed criminals to receive undeserved Canadian citizenship

Crux of the Matter: Liberals mislead Canadians again, naming a partisan Whip in Senate!

Ottawa: AG wants feds to give Via Rail tighter direction

Vancouver: Home price gains are growing larger and larger amid ‘intense’ competition among buyers

Terry Glavin: The British Left's run-in with anti-semitism a stern warning for NDP

Ottawa: Trudeau's Senate leader names 'ultra-partisan' Mitchell as Senate Whip; no explanation why a Whip is even needed in 'non-partisan' Senate

Joe Oliver: Liberals keep driving recklessly in reverse trying to damage their Conservative foes

Marni Soupcoff: The Comeau decision is a ‘big deal,’ as it could lead to free trade in all of Canada

Ottawa: Rona Ambrose needs to keep her ‘solemn vow’ that she will not seek permanent Tory leadership: Clement

Matt Gurney: Péladeau: What began with a fist-pump ends in tears

After only 350+ days: Pierre Karl Péladeau quits as Parti Québécois leader; "for family"

Toronto: Ontario tries to allay auto sector fears over radical climate change plan and apocalyptic comments by Murray

Ottawa: Immigration union placed under trusteeship by PSAC over finances, infighting

Economically critical: Coming to our senses on oil, gas pipelines

Media advice: Michael Den Tandt: Tories should target the Liberals’ three soft spots — defence, deficits and accountability

Quebec: Trudeau says federal govt 'eager' to consider investing in new Montreal light rail network

Mayerthorpe: Alberta firefighter, 19, faces 18 arson charges, including huge CN trestle fire

Ashley Csanady: ‘One in three people suffer from depression and your MPP was one of them’: Lisa MacLeod’s private war

Kevin Libin: Kathleen Wynne’s monstrous new utility to make Ontarians drive, live and work ‘green’

Mark Bonokoski: As Canadian as income taxes and a double-double

Montreal: Trudeau says Ottawa continues to negotiate with Bombardier

Crux of the Matter: Judith Miller on left-leaning media as liberal propaganda machines

Matt Gurney: ‘Exclusive!’ shouldn’t mean cops kicking out aboriginal reporters

Jeffrey Simpson: Trudeau ‘crystal clear’ on pipelines – and completely vague

Globe and Mail editorial: Coming soon: Ontario’s green energy fiasco, the sequel

Ottawa: Liberals move to ban menthol cigarettes citing appeal to first-time smokers

John Ibbitson: The ‘corrosive truth’ behind discrimination of gay public servants

Aleppo: Oakville-run hospital bombed in Syria; evacuated ahead of time as a precaution

Ottawa: Morneau softens deficit predictions as federal govt runs huge surplus in February

The full report card: Six months in, how well are the Liberals doing at keeping their promises?

Crux of the Matter: Liberals mislead Canadians as Tories DID leave $7.5 BILLION surplus!

Windsor: 10-year pay grid may become key issue in Unifor-Detroit Three contract talks

Lorne Gunter: Alberta's determined to follow Ontario into green-energy hell

Syria: A secretive unit of international veterans went on its first anti-ISIS mission this fall. Hours later, Canadian John Robert Gallagher was dead

Crux of the Matter: Media discovering Trudeau and his PMO not different from what they complained about Harper’s

Ottawa: $7.5B surplus heading into final month of fiscal year; how much future spending did Morneau push backward in March to offset the Conservatives' surplus which Liberals always denied?

A look at costs: Are central water treatment plants always the best option for spread-out native communities? Here's what $27M of federal money brought to Tyendinaga, in eastern Ontario

Ottawa: Canada's GDP shrinks by 0.1% in February after strong growth in January

Ottawa: Tax-cheat crackdown nets $1B more than expected, CRA data show

Ottawa: ‘Not ruling it out’: Jason Kenney weighing Conservative leadership bid but ‘not close’ to a decision yet

Terence Corcoran: The Wente pile-on continues; "witch-hunted by a band of self-righteous, self-important, self-aggrandizing, mostly leftist critics"

Montreal: Lower fuel costs help Air Canada post a quarterly profit

David Akin: With First Nations snub, Trudeau shows contempt for media and public

National Post View: Stephen Harper’s ‘unequivocal act of integrity’

Nanny state on steroids: New Ontario agency will be given sweeping mandate to overhaul all energy use

Ottawa: Rail workers dispute lobby group’s take on Lac Mégantic disaster

Ottawa: Federal financial support for Bombardier still being 'discussed' but no deal yet, say two ministers

Nothing on cost to charge: Ontario plans 500 electric vehicle charging stations across province

Toronto: Police announce 80 people arrested province-wide in Ontario child porn bust

Toronto: Oil down, but Loonie up after Bombardier announcement

Montreal: Bombardier confirms large Delta Air Lines CSeries order; at least 75 planes with options for another 50; worth about $5.6B based on list price

Globe and Mail editorial: Did Trudeau government do enough to save John Ridsdel?

Cogen common sense: New Algonquin College energy plan generates heat and electricity together

David Reevely: 'Deliverology' great for government if you don't mind breaking the bank, Ontario's experience shows

100+ aircraft? Bombardier poised to clinch major Delta Air Lines order of C Series planes

John Ivison: Trudeau shouldn’t rule out purchasing Lockheed’s F-35 just because he said he would

Michael Den Tandt: Bombardier in line for another bailout in name of ‘national unity’ while Energy East pipeline left on life support

John Doyle: Welcome to a new nightmare in Cancon policy; Liberal Heritage Minister Joly opens Pandora's Box

Sudbury: Bribery/counselling charges stayed against Liberal fundraiser Lougheed until Elections Act police investigation is completed

Kelly McParland: What good is a Liberal government if public servants can’t expect special treatment? PSAC knickers in a knot

Manila: Philippines working to identify body found near area John Ridsdel was killed

Don Pittis: A warm, secure and well-employed country is better than freezing in the dark; why we really need domestic pipelines

Susan Delacourt: Will ponderous pondering and pandering be Waterloo of new Liberal Government? Efficiency with $$ and results are taking a back seat to process in attempt to solve a non-existent problem

Berlin: Freeland pushing CETA ratification in Europe; follows Maude Barlow's trashing tour

EKOS poll: Leap Manifesto gets support from NDP, Green and Liberal supporters

Kananaskis: Consultants brought in to teach Liberal Cabinet how to think and deliver on promises; Harper held cabinet retreats at no-cost Meech Lake, Trudeau at far-flung resorts requiring expensive travel and accommodations

Burlington: Ontario, P.E.I. exports to grow 7% this year says Export Development Canada

Matthew Fisher: Executed Canadian hostage John Ridsdel remembered as 'warm, gracious person'

Andrew Coyne: Funding government projects through public pension plans a terrible idea

Iqaluit: ‘Bare minimum’ $1,000-a-month Internet services hobble Nunavut businesses

David Reevely: Summer-long forced march planned for Ontario Liberals' fundraising reform

Montreal: CN Rail lowers profit forecast as weak freight volumes hurt revenues

Crux of the Matter: Continuing media 'witch hunt' re: Mike Duffy & former PM Harper

Ottawa: National Energy Board gives conditional approval to Line 3 replacement pipeline

Stephen Gordon on the Leap Manifesto: 'Bold' action can mean big failures

Calgary: Enbridge’s Gateway resuscitated as Trudeau wavers on tankers

Toronto: Ontario Liberals reject non-partisan process for fundraising rules reform

Millions missing: Ottawa has given Attawapiskat $15+M in housing funding since 2008; village of fewer than 2,000 inhabitants; fraud & theft trial awaits plea, real media coverage

Leadership? Trudeau under growing pressure to lead charge for pipelines

Edmonton: Alberta releases report into suicide deaths of 7 Indigenous youth

Picton: Misled; MPAC just another tentacle of economy-destroying Green Energy Act, trained, bullied and manipulated to toe Liberal line

Ottawa: Supreme Court just making it up; rulings given on hypothetical cases instead of sticking to cases before it

Dr. Nadia Alam: Time for Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins to resign

Nova Scotia: All lives matter: Halifax marchers call for peace after 3 violent deaths

More than previously recommended: How to stay strong in adulthood? Eat protein often, new study says

He has an option: Mulroney says Energy East 'a nation-building opportunity' for Trudeau

Ottawa: Organized crime 'may infiltrate' new pot regime, internal federal paper warns

Like end of Prohibition? Pot legalization coming, so stop possession arrests, say some

New Ghomeshi victim: Case shines spotlight on ‘post-incident contact’

Crux of the Matter: Jian Ghomeshi & Mike Duffy & 'presumption of innocence'

Travel bill balloons: Trudeau and cabinet heading west for Kananaskis retreat

J.J. McCullough: It will take more than money and politics to heal aboriginal communities

Rick Bell: Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s Uber apology doesn’t pass the smell test

Ottawa: Liberals eager to change all the rules surrounding Canada's $48B broadcasting, media and cultural industries; ‘Everything’s on the table’; the 'fix' is in by activist Minister whether needed or not

Andrew Coyne: When ‘not criminal’ does not equal innocent

Rex Murphy: Liberals play the race and misogyny cards to deflect questions about its $500-per-person fundraiser

F.H. Buckley: You’re more conservative than you think; in the education systems, immigration laws, regulatory burden and rule of law, on all counts Canada is a conservative country and U.S. highly liberal

Ottawa: Conservative Party lowers membership fees amid pressure from MPs and party members

Toronto: Three movie theatres evacuated for noxious odours

Winnipeg: Mother outrageously grilled by authorities for allowing her 3 children to play in fenced-in backyard while she was inside house

Toronto: MLB suspends Blue Jays’ Chris Colabello 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance

Ottawa: Seven ex-Senators could face legal action if they don’t pay back $528K in expense claims by today

Saskatoon: Cameco Corp to shutter Rabbit Lake mine, cut 500 jobs due to weak uranium market

Windsor: Fraudulent high school student confirmed as 29 years old

Quebec: Pension fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec will invest $3B in new 67 km Montreal light rail network; balance of $5.5B project costs expected to come from provincial and federal governments

Ottawa: Rise in Canadian retail sales brightens economic outlook

Abbotsford: Canadian border guards find suspected explosive, 3 in custody

National Post view: Though Duffy has been cleared, Canadians can be forgiven for feeling something is still amiss in Ottawa

Travelled to Turkey: Toronto-area men may commit terrorism unless peace bonds imposed: RCMP

New Brunswick: Former MP Mike Allen becomes 4th candidate to lead PC Party

NDP leadership poll: Avi Lewis, Jagmeet Singh and Nathan Cullen are favourites to take party helm

Andrew Coyne: Trudeau Govt "has already amassed a record of cynicism, deception, secrecy and cronyism that for most governments would take years"

Windsor: South Sudanese man, nearly 30, arrested after posing as 17 yr-old at Windsor high school for six months; starred on basketball team

St. John’s: Why did the moose cross the road? And how do you get it out of your backyard?

Financial Post: Liberals’ choice of 4/20 for recreational marijuana announcement demonstrates their commitment

Ottawa: Marijuana legislation coming in spring 2017

Beijing: China reveals plans to ship cargo across Canada’s Northwest Passage

Dictator? Trudeau says 'no' to electoral reform referendum because it won't produce result he wants

Lysiane Gagnon: Assisted-dying law goes too far for Quebec doctors’ group

Calgary: CP announces new share re-purchase program; increases dividend by 43%

Winnipeg: CBC projects majority PC Government led by Brian Pallister for Manitoba

Ottawa: Chinese engineers endorse plans for $2B rail line to Ontario's 'Ring of Fire'

Brian Mulroney: Canada needs leaders, not Luddites, to realize our resource-based future

Ottawa: FinMin Morneau repeats debunked claim Tories left deficit, despite PBO's surplus projection and Fiscal Monitor reports from his own Finance Dept

Pay to play? Ontario Liberals raised at least $400,000 from subsidized firms

Bruce Anderson: Canadians won’t accept Leap Manifesto because it breaks these two rules

Manitoba election: Voters head to polls after heated campaign

Ottawa: Keeping OAS age at 65 will be sustainable but costly, PBO says — $11.2B a year as Canadians live longer

Margaret Wente: Unsettled science? Pass the butter: The experts were all wrong

Alberta: Turo peer-to-peer car rentals expand Canada's sharing economy; concept disrupts both car manufacturers and rental agencies

Bad planning? PBO says Canada will run $700M surplus in 2015-16, not the $5.4B deficit projected by Liberal budget last month; says future predicted deficits will also be much smaller than in budget

Ottawa: Canadian dollar hits 79 cents for 1st time since July 2015

Ottawa: Costco offering Hepatitis A vaccinations in wake of frozen berry mix recall

Vancouver: Trudeau Liberals spent $700K targeting 4 BC ridings in 2015 election

Toronto: Rogers profits decline as 'your grandmother' switches to skinny basic cable: CEO

Attawapiskat: More government services seen as suicide solution; small village has hospital, now to get youth centre as politicians hit for giving all to refugees

Washington Post: Actually, Justin Trudeau doesn’t get quantum computing

Pembroke: Amber Alert 4-yr-old found safe after early morning roll-over accident 2 hours northeast of where she was abducted by her father in Aurora

John Robson: Sending more counsellors to Attawapiskat won’t help; the only prominent person to speak sense was Jean Chrétien: “There is no economic base there for having jobs and so on, and sometimes they have to move, like anybody else”

Crony capitalism: Ontario opposition parties say corporate grants should be made public

Winnipeg: One of Canada’s two remaining NDP governments set to fall when Manitobans vote Tuesday

Michael Den Tandt: Liberals’ pragmatism makes opposition’s job tougher

Ottawa: Federal spending spiked during final scramble to meet Liberals' Syrian refugee deadline; documents reveal half of $34M for airfare, expenses was spent in February

Ottawa: Liberals re-open debate 11 years after Martin government opted not to join U.S. ballistic missile defence

Montreal: High-school students need to learn more about Holocaust to dissuade teens from joining ISIS, group says

Andrew Coyne: Why Ontario’s business support program is a harmful, distortionary waste of money

Waterloo: No, Justin Trudeau doesn’t really understand quantum computing. But that’s okay, at least he didn't cut Harper's innovation funding policies

updated Bahia de Caraquez: Mother and son from Quebec die in Ecuador quake

Calgary Herald: Should Canadians be rooting for lower oil prices?

Toronto: $30 oil better than $40 oil in Canada's 'Twilight Zone' economy, CIBC saysis

Two solitudes: 5 more Attawapiskat children attempt suicide

Jonathan Kay: Moving is the only hope for communities like Attawapiskat; a welfare state with almost no real jobs; a place with no sense of purpose will always be hopeless

Rex Murphy: Canada’s not the enemy — but don’t try telling that to Stephen and Avi Lewis

Dictator? ‘We’re not bison,’ grand chief says to suggestion First Nations people leave troubled reserves like Attawapiskat

Huffington Post: Benjamin Harper, Stephen Harper's son, co-pens column criticizing Trudeau spending

Harper & Vera: Fiscal Malpractice — History shows this is no time to be racking up deficits

Margaret Wente: Reality bites Trudeau: Rhetoric is easy, governing isn’t

Mainstreet Research poll: Tory surge, Liberal fall in Manitoba election; PC 46%, NDP 21%, Green 7%, Liberal 7%

Geoffrey Johnston: Canada shows its indifference; persecuted Assyrian Christians, Yezidis and other religious and ethnic minorities no longer prioritized as refugees

Toronto Star: Independent Liberal Senators James Cowan and Serge Joyal don’t believe proposed new assisted-dying law passes Charter test; they’re prepared to try to amend the bill or even defeat it

James Mennie: Dion and Trudeau are playing Let's Make a Deal with the facts

Toronto: Supporters of Ontario's specialized schools for deaf, blind and severe learning disabilities vow to continue fight after disappointing day at Queen's Park

Macleans: A budget to drive Newfoundlanders away

Montreal: Police arrest men suspected of touring, filming métro tunnels

Gary Mason: Don’t write the NDP obituary just yet

Michael Den Tandt: Canadian politics takes a leap to the left; Lewis and Klein thrust NDP decisively back to the fringe

Ottawa: Supreme Court decision on native status for 600,000 Métis and ‘non-status Indians’ will initially be about who pays for what

Carpay & Kennedy: On free speech, our universities get an ‘F’

Christie Blatchford: Are Canadians really so fragile that we need safe spaces?

Where will oil go? Alberta spends and Newfoundland and Labrador taxes, on different paths after oil price crunch

Ottawa: Some of what was said Thursday about the Liberal Government's assisted dying bill

Ottawa: Champion of assisted death ‘disappointed’ over Liberals' proposed legislation

Montreal: RCMP have global decryption key for Blackberry devices, according to court documents

Ottawa: Liberals introduce long-awaited law on assisted dying, spelling out how seriously ill may legally end lives

Robyn Urback: Despite its ‘skinny basic’ cable TV bust, the CRTC is now mulling mandatory affordable high-speed Internet for all Canadians

Ottawa: Justin Trudeau defends corporate dealings against accusations of tax avoidance; Mulcair says PM using various companies to “shelter his investments and avoid paying his full share of taxes”

Toronto: Idle No More protesters occupy federal office building in Toronto to demand action for Attawapiskat; take down Canadian flag, whine about no toilet access

Ottawa: Why was Trudeau playing hooky at a Liberal book launch during the Attawapiskat suicide debate?

Konrad Yakabuski: Saudi arms deal: Enough with the hypocrisy; "Saudi Arabia is a key partner for Canada, and an important and stable ally in a region marred by instability, terrorism and conflict"

Toronto: Canadian Council of Imams to open ‘deradicalization clinics’ to battle ‘growing problem’ of extremism

Christie Blatchford: Chrétien was right. Maybe the kids in Attawapiskat need to break their ‘trauma bonds’ by heading somewhere more hospitable

The Guardian: Canadian Government 'lied' over $12B arms sale to Saudi Arabia

Ottawa: Federal Govt to provide additional $68M in Syrian aid as public donations fall short

Has condemned violence: ISIS makes threat against Toronto imam

Toronto: Higher tax rates ‘erect roadblocks’ for NHL hockey teams trying to entice free agents north of the border

Ottawa: Liberals accused of lying about Saudi arms deal

Ottawa: Bank of Canada boosts outlook, holds key rate

Ottawa: House debate on Attawapiskat ignores failed record of local MP and question of whose pockets ended up with federal money

Ottawa: Kelly Egan: the Public Service, its giant grievance machine and a five-year fight over $80

Toronto: IMF lowers growth forecasts ahead of G20, warns of ‘non-economic’ shocks

Ottawa: Harjit Sajjan beats fast retreat on the potential for search and rescue privatization; so misled when he said "everything on the table"

Toronto: Loblaw to invest $1B in expansions, create 20,000 new jobs in 2016; 50 new stores, 150 renovated stores; started in January

Montreal: Air Baltic expands C-Series order to 20 jets, Bombardier says

Toronto: Wynne reveals blueprint for political fundraising reforms; rejects call for public inquiry

Andrew Coyne: Was it the NDP’s electoral defeat that felled Mulcair? Or some manifestly bad ideas?

Edmonton: Notley calls Leap Manifesto thoughtless, tone deaf

Stephen Gordon: What the r>g equation really means

Michael Den Tandt: With its Jack Layton-esque centrism in tatters, radical Leap Manifesto will doom the NDP

Ottawa: Eight possible candidates for the NDP leadership, from an ex-deputy leader to a documentary filmmaker

Victoria: BC Hydro spent $17.5M to not buy power last year, says that resulted in $8.6M in savings!

Kelly McParland: How Justin Trudeau destroyed the NDP

James Mennie: With Mulcair's execution, the NDP graduates to the mainstream

Ottawa: Harjit Sajjan defends Canada’s shrinking military budget after Donald Trump slams NATO ‘free riders’; didn't point to rapid GDP rise under Harper

Drug problem? Attawapiskat First Nation declares state of emergency after 11 suicide attempts Saturday

David Akin: Bill Morneau’s fantasy numbers: Median wage growth; Canada actually showed the best real annual wage growth of any G7 country in the 2000-2014 period, growing 22.84%

Chantal Hébert: Writing was on the wall for Mulcair; he was on minds but not on lips of delegates

Turfed in Edmonton: Tom Mulcair's biggest weakness was also his greatest strength: bringing NDP to mainstream

Ontario: Cold records broken as winter ignores calendar and keeps the snow coming

International blowback: Trudeau blasted by Brazilian magazine and Amnesty International; "shallow aristocrat leading an 'organized' country down the path to destruction"

Jeffrey Simpson: Canadians, not MPs, should decide how we vote

Jen Gerson: Mulcair goes into self-preservation mode, says he would advocate for Leap Manifesto

Lawrence Solomon: Justin Trudeau could face his worst nightmare in Canadian-born U.S. President Ted Cruz

Mark Milke: Why does New England, the land of Bernie Sanders, live with lower taxes than Atlantic Canada?

Enhanced firepower: Royal Canadian Navy fires first sea-to-shore precision Harpoon missile

Edmonton: NDP convention begins amid uncertainty for party and leader

John Ivison: Trudeau takes protectionist tone as pressure grows for 'Buy Canadian' program

Ottawa: Liberals deliver some of data requested by budget watchdog, gaps remain; Cost estimates provided for fiscal plan, but figures puzzling

Toronto: After media sheds light, Wynne says will close by-election 'loophole'; PC leader Brown renewed his calls for a public inquiry

Sudbury: By-election fundraising 'loophole' good for Liberal coffers

Toronto Star: Letters to Editor — Ontario Liberal fundraising under fire

Peterborough: Why you can’t trust Canada’s unemployment rate

Ottawa: Economy adds 41,000 jobs in March despite loss of 32,000 manufacturing jobs

Thursday night: Law firm playing host to Liberal fundraiser with Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould had lobbyist in ranks

Rex Murphy: Liberals' unseemly private fundraising events raise more than $$, eyebrows and hypocrisy [video]

John Ivison: Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson a docile watchdog

Canada watchdog report: Lawyers pose money laundering risk

Robyn Urback: When even the Justice Minister sees nothing wrong with letting the rich pay for access, we have a problem

Brussels: EU may require visas from Americans and Canadians: EU source

Hockey legend: Quebec Senator Jacques Demers in hospital after suffering stroke

Terry Glavin: The Liberals are being shifty about China

Ottawa: Families Minister hints about federal guaranteed annual income; says new child benefit does that for families

Toronto: Ontario's business grants: Read the full report on where the billions of public dollars go

Toronto: Buried report reveals corporate giants gained the most from billions spent to support business in Ontario

Ottawa: Mulcair pushes PBO for missing Liberal budget data

Ottawa: FinMin Morneau disagrees with PBO report that budget was not 'fully transparent'

Michael Den Tandt: Trudeau looks hypocritical as Liberals hide spending plans

Andrew Coyne: A little coherence from the Liberals on the deficit, please

Toronto: Patrick Brown Tories want commission of inquiry into Ontario Liberal fundraising practices; 'If they have nothing to hide, they won't shy away from a commission of inquiry'

Edmonton: 5 things to watch for at NDP convention

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