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Ontario NDP promise $1.15B mental health program

The New Democrats are promising to create a universal mental health benefits program for all Ontarians if the party is elected June 2, the Star has learned. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, who will unveil the ambitious $1.15 billion a year plan on Sunday, says OHIP would cover the cost of …

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NATO wants Canada to double its military spending

OTTAWA—Russia’s war on Ukraine was fully underway three weeks ago when the leaders of Canada, Latvia and Spain and the head of NATO stood overlooking a muddy brown field in Latvia strewn with light armoured vehicles. Standing a few hundred kilometres from the Russian border, gun-toting soldiers of 10 different …

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The Liberal-NDP pact faces its first big test

MONTREAL—With the ink barely dry on the pact struck last month between Jagmeet Singh’s NDP and Justin Trudeau’s minority government, its resilience is about to be tested not once but twice. The first test will come on Thursday with the presentation of the federal budget. It will be the first …

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