- Liberals' 1st gender-sensitive budget identifies gaps, funds possible fixes
From offering 18-month parental leave to targeting $7 billion of its infrastructure funding for child-care spaces, today's federal budget offers solutions to issues women often identify. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says his fixes will help grow the economy.
- Liberal budget offers lots of 'vision' but few new numbers: Aaron Wherry
The Liberals are selling a vision of what they hope will eventually be. In lieu of a new tax cut or benefit, in the place of any big new investment, that will have to suffice.
- Senate ethics committee reviews Don Meredith's case, ponders possible sanctions
Members of the Senate's ethics committee met to review the case of embattled Senator Don Meredith on Wednesday, beginning the process of formally sanctioning the Toronto-area senator for his relationship with a teenage girl.
- Vice reporter ordered to hand over correspondence says he'll 'take this as far as it needs to go'
Vice journalist Ben Makuch speaks with As It Happens about losing his appeal of a police order to hand over material from his reporting on an alleged Canadian ISIS fighter.
- Billions in defence equipment purchases postponed until 2030s in Liberal budget
The Liberal government is stripping $8.4 billion out of the equipment budget at National Defence over the near-term — and then promising to put it back and spend it sometime over the next 20 years.
- Bertrand Charest admits to sexual relationships with skiers: lawyer
Bertrand Charest doesn't deny having had sex with some of his teenage ski students but disagrees with his portrayal by the Crown and his alleged victims, one of his lawyers said Wednesday.
- Police draw weapons on boy in park carrying costume gun for school project
A Hamilton boy carrying a toy gun at a park was confronted on Tuesday afternoon by police officers with their weapons drawn.
- New housing rule changes impacting high-end homes too
Recent government regulations have created "unprecedented levels of uncertainty" for the high-end home market heading into the key spring buying season, Sotheby's International Realty Canada said in a report released Wednesday.
- Police credit social media for fast arrest of man accused of killing young stepson
Police say a man arrested in the death of his seven-year-old stepson in St. Catharines, Ont., would not have been apprehended so quickly without people widely sharing his image on social media.
- Canada's smoking rate falls slightly
The number of Canadians who smoke tobacco appears to be dropping, a national survey suggests.
- Budget targets $3.4B for 'critical' needs of Indigenous communities
The federal government is increasing its spending on post-secondary education, community infrastructure and the health of Indigenous people in a clear attempt to quell criticism over its handling of serious issues that continue to plague First Nations and Inuit communities.
- Budget 2017: Hello Uber tax, goodbye transit credit
Consumer tax changes in today's federal budget will add to the cost of Uber rides while ending a public-transit tax credit. Those are just two of several Liberal government moves that will hit pocketbooks directly, though modestly.
- 'The rose-coloured glasses are off': Why experts, students suspect racism under-reported on campuses
Many Canadian universities received few or no official complaints of racial discrimination or harassment on campus over the past five years. But experts and students — and even a couple of the universities — tell CBC News those low numbers aren’t necessarily a sign of racial harmony.
- 'I'm feeling good': First Nations, environmentalists take fight for Peel watershed to Supreme Court
It's the culmination of a 5-year legal battle that may ultimately determine the fate of Yukon's vast, pristine Peel watershed region, and establish some rules for how modern First Nations treaties are interpreted and implemented.
- Sask. budget hikes sales tax to 6%, kills provincial bus company
The government of Saskatchewan is expanding and raising the provincial sales tax, scrapping its bus company and cutting its spending on public sector wages as it tables another deficit budget.
- Why the 1st transgender pro hockey player is retiring at 23
Harrison Browne made headlines last October after he came out publicly as a transgender professional athlete. Now, he's retiring from women's hockey — but not before going out as a champion.
- 'He took his last breath in my arms': Retired B.C. doctor died in hospital waiting room, wife says
Janice Joneja says her husband Dr. Rajinder Joneja, a retired neurologist and psychiatrist, died in the waiting room of Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops because he didn't get the help he needed.
- Missing 4-year-old boy from Saint-Jérôme, Que. found safe
A four-year-old boy has been located in Ottawa after he was reported missing from the Saint-Jérôme, Que., region.
- Shoppers computer crash fixed but questions remain about message to public
Shoppers Drug Mart's computer system has been restored after a system-wide outage prevented some customers from using debit cards or filling their prescriptions. Yesterday, the retailer said customers could get prescriptions filled when that wasn't the case at some stores.
- 5 teens guilty of sharing intimate images in Bridgewater Dropbox case
Five of the six young men accused of sharing intimate images of 20 local high school girls on Nova Scotia's South Shore have pleaded guilty, closing one of Canada's largest prosecutions involving children under a law that came into force two years ago.