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Scheer promises EI tax credit for new parents if Conservatives form government
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Scheer promises EI tax credit for new parents if Conservatives form government

OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer made a pre−campaign play for parental votes Tuesday as he promised that a Conservative government would introduce a tax credit for new mothers and fathers receiving special employment insurance benefits so they can stay home with a new child. The government taxes employment insurance benefits for new parents, along with any employer top−up,...

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Canada issues warning about travel to Hong Kong after ‘violent’ mass demonstrations

OTTAWA–It would be a mistake to label pro−democracy protesters in Hong Kong as terrorists, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday as her government issued a pointed warning to Canadians about travelling to the semi−independent Chinese territory. As Freeland spoke, some level of calm had descended on Hong Kong as demonstrators regrouped after shutting down the city’s...

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Canada commits to ‘promptly ship, dispose’ waste exported to PH

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  May 17, 2019, 8:24 am MANILA — Canada on Thursday night vowed to work closely with the Philippines in coming up with a “swift resolution” so the waste it had exported to Manila could be promptly shipped. Canada issued the statement after the Philippine government recalled ranking Filipino envoys in Canada. “Canada...