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Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa, right, delivers the 2017 Ontario budget next to Premier Kathleen Wynne at Queen's Park in Toronto on Thursday, April 27, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Ontario's first balanced budget in decade promises billions in health care
TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government is promising to inject billions of new dollars into health care in its first balanced budget in a decade, a fiscal plan designed to appeal to nearly everyone in the province ahead of an election next summer.
Crafted by a party in power since 2003 that has been faring poorly in recent polls, the $141-billion budget has measures targeted at both young and old, people who access the health-care system and anyone who owns or rents a home and pays an electricity bill.



SPORTS NEWS

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BUSINESS NEWS

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa, right, delivers the 2017 Ontario budget next to Premier Kathleen Wynne at Queen's Park in Toronto on Thursday, April 27, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Ontario's first balanced budget in decade promises billions in health care
TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government is promising to inject billions of new dollars into health care in its first balanced budget in a decade, a fiscal plan designed to appeal to nearly everyone in the province ahead of an election next summer.
Crafted by a party in power since 2003 that has been faring poorly in recent polls, the $141-billion budget has measures targeted at both young and old, people who access the health-care system and anyone who owns or rents a home and pays an electricity bill.



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, Jonathan Demme, director of the concert film
In Demme's eclectic career, a nonstop rock 'n' roll beat
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Through Jonathan Demme's freewheeling filmmaking life sounded a steady rock 'n' roll beat.
Music was his first love and his first credit. Long before he was an Oscar-winning director, he was music co-ordinator for a little-seen 1970 thriller called "Sudden Terror."



HEALTH NEWS

It's nothing short of a sea change in public policy, one with profound implications for everything from Canadian culture and health to border security, road safety and even international relations: legalizing marijuana. Two people hold a modified design of
NewsAlert: Liberals introduce long-awaited bill to legalize marijuana
OTTAWA - The federal Liberal government has finally launched its long-awaited effort to legalize recreational marijuana, setting in motion a host of sweeping policy changes for public safety and health across Canada.
The suite of bills was introduced today in the House of Commons by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.