Globe and Mail (Canada Edition)

• Federal budget positions Canada to lure scientists from U.S. and Britain
Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan promotes country’s ambitions to innovate as Trump cuts U.S. research funding and British academics consider leaving over Brexit

• Air Miles posts letter warning cash miles stolen from some members
An Air Miles spokeswoman said the manner in which the cash miles were fraudulently accessed has not compromised members’ personal information

• Natural gas rates set to rise in Ontario on April 1
The Ontario Energy Board approved rate increases for Union Gas that will see the average customer in the north west pay an extra $50.30 a year

• Woodstock nurse fired in past over medication errors: documents
Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s dismissal letter said she had ‘an extensive disciplinary record for medication-related errors’

• Toronto school board suspending U.S. travel over border issues
The Toronto District School Board, which serves about 245,000 public school students, says it believes students ‘should not be placed into these situations of potentially being turned away at the border’

• McGill under fire after Andrew Potter resigns over Quebec column flap
Critics say the resignation raises questions about McGill’s commitment to academic freedom

• Supreme Court loosens grounds for bail pending appeal of a conviction
The unanimous ruling Thursday comes in the case of Dennis Oland, convicted of second-degree murder in the 2011 death of his father

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Breaking down the federal budget; four dead in London terror attack

• Stay-at-home dad converts passion for gaming into fundraiser for Halifax hospital
Kris Jardine said his saga of turning a hobby into a fundraiser began last November when he played four different video games for 24 hours

• Improper evidence may have swayed jury, court rules in ordering new sex-assault trial
On Wednesday, the court unanimously rejected a ruling that upheld a jury’s acquittal of a man accused of sexually assaulting his wife

• Saskatchewan aims to tackle deficit, raises sales tax in provincial budget
The Saskatchewan government is facing a $1.3-billion deficit in the fiscal year just ending, and hopes to bring it down to $685-million in the year ahead

• Most recommendations from review of Rehtaeh Parsons case underway: N.S. government
The Justice Department said 14 of the 17 recommendations made in the October 2015 report have been implemented, and three are in motion

• Number of asylum seekers crossing into Canada soars
During the first two months of 2017, Canadian police intercepted 1,134 asylum seekers as they crossed the Canadian border illegally

• Six N.S. youth plead guilty to sharing intimate photos of high school girls
The six were charged in July 2016 after police in Bridgewater wrapped up a year-long investigation by alleging the youths — all local high school students — had distributed intimate images of at least 20 girls

• Man wanted in stepson’s death fled 2,000 kilometres before arrest: police
The search for 43-year-old Justin Kuijer ended in the parking lot of a Walmart in Kenora, Ont.

• Quebec boy, mother sought in Amber Alert found safe in Ottawa area
A police spokeswoman said the mother was arrested and the youngster placed in the care of relatives

• Vice Media reporter must turn over materials to RCMP: court
Reporter Ben Makuch had argued police using journalists to further criminal investigations could make sources reluctant to speak

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Federal budget to be unveiled today; Toronto real estate keeps climbing, and prosecutors drop Montreal Mafia cases

• Prosecutors drop Montreal Mafia cases after questions about RCMP surveillance tactics
Crown lawyers walked away from charges against 35 Montreal mobsters over questions of how police officer obtained Blackberry data

• A week after Montreal's bungled blizzard, questions and blame linger
In blizzard’s wake, two ministers face heated criticism, while a McGill academic seized the opportunity to analyze Quebec at large