Globe and Mail (Canada Edition)

• Morning Update newsletter: Ontario budget unveiled; state of Home Capital; Raptors advance
Also: Trump says he’s ready to renegotiate NAFTA, and the Ottawa Senators took Game 1

• Quebec Liberal caucus faces corruption crisis after political interference allegations
Montreal police union president Yves Francoeur says evidence alleging fraud and influence peddling against politicians was blocked from going to court

• Yukon tables territory’s largest budget, forecasts major deficits
Yukon’s Liberals were expecting a modest surplus of $6.5-million this year, but forecasted major deficits in the years ahead

• 2017 Ontario budget: 10 things you need to know
Much of the budget announcement covered areas that have been addressed recently, including the province’s 16-point plan for housing reform, but the provincial Liberals also unveiled several billion dollars of additional spending in health care

• Canadian border agents among five charged on suspicion of drug smuggling
RCMP and CBSA say the agents worked out of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport

• Front-line officers felt ‘outgunned' before Moncton shootings, trial hears
Senior RCMP officer says senior management was focused on backlash stemming from 2007 tasering death in Vancouver

• Nova Scotia Liberals bring in broad middle-class tax cut in pre-election budget
Premier Stephen McNeil touted the move as proof his restraint of public sector wages over the past year has permitted him to shift money back into taxpayers’ pockets

• Science minister mulls forcing universities to attract more female researchers
As of December 2016, 30 per cent of the filled positions for the Canada Research Chair program were women

• Justice ministers across Canada meet to tackle court delays
Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and her provincial counterparts seek to make a ‘cultural shift’ in Canada’s criminal-justice system

• Morning Update newsletter: Trump drops NAFTA threat; O’Leary drops out; B.C. leaders’ debate roundup
Also: Home Capital secures $2-billion lifeline as shares collapse, and Ontario budget tabled today

• Statscan to phase in changes to crime-reporting protocols in wake of Unfounded investigation
New statistics on unfounded cases expected to be released in summer 2018

• Hamilton agrees to move forward with $1-billion LRT project
The city council vote keeps alive a project that many feared would fall victim to local opposition

• B.C. fossil discovered with can-opener-like pincers
Findings shed light on the origin of the species subgroup and help experts map a timeline of evolution

• U.S. authorities charge Canadian man in connection with human smuggling investigation
Victor Omoruyi was arrested April 14 after an SUV was stopped south of the North Dakota-Saskatchewan border

• Type of vehicle involved in military training crash had been in other fatal accidents
Sgt. Robert Dynerowicz died in hospital and three other soldiers were hurt after their LAV III crashed on a gravel road at CFB Wainwright

• At least 970 people received an assisted death in Canada in 2016: report
Nearly half of all the assisted deaths took place in Quebec, where a separate end-of-life law took effect on Dec. 10, 2015

• RCMP investigate if beating on Facebook connected to woman’s murder
RCMP are reviewing the video to determine whether it is linked to a murder at Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba last weekend

• Mayors ask feds to ensure provinces offer more cash for transit projects
Big city mayors want federal and provincial governments to cover 80 per cent of eligible project costs

• Senator Patrick Brazeau acquitted of drunk-driving charges
Brazeau is still fighting one more criminal charge, stemming from a 2016 incident when he allegedly refused to submit to an alcohol test

• Six things you need to know ahead of the Ontario budget
In the Ontario Liberals' final budget before next year's election, expect to see a balanced budget and new money for health care and infrastructure​