Canada's inflation rate was two per cent on an annual basis in February, a slight cooldown from January's level. The annual increase in the cost of living was largely fuelled by gas prices.
Ottawa plans to change the way parents may stay home with their babies - arguably the most significant family policy announced in this week's budget.
As I went through the details of the federal budget -- the second for this Liberal government -- and considered the new ideas and, too often, the limits placed on those ideas, one thought kept coming to mind.
Our house is 16 feet wide and 130 years old. It has a postage-stamp front yard and a patio backyard. It is attached on one side to the neighbour's identical narrow Victorian.
Nova Scotia is once again considering a plan by a cement plant owner in Brookfield to burn used tires as fuel. LaFarge Canada filed a proposal with the Department of Environment Thursday to use the scrap tires as "locally sourced, lower carbon fuels.