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MP Chris Warkentin is pictured in this undated file photo. (Postmedia Network)

MP: Feds spending tens of thousands on TVs

Conservative MP Chris Warkentin says federal government spending on television sets is out of control after he discovered departments spent tens of thousands on them, including almost $14,000 at Indigenous Affairs for a single unit.

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Quebec woman's murder triggers probe

Quebec’s bureau for independent investigations into police operations says it will examine the role of a municipal force following the slaying of an 18-year-old woman.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tables the federal budget in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Budget lean on real spending

The federal government is increasing employment insurance premiums and going after drinkers, smokers and tax cheats to help finance a 2017 budget long on vision — high-tech growth, job retraining, lowering barriers for working mothers — but lean on actual spending.

Police have issued an Amber Alert for Joel Munkonkole (Police photo)

Amber alert for boy, 4 lifted

The Sûreté du Québec has issued an Amber Alert after a four-year-old boy was reported abducted in St-Jérôme, north of Montreal. Police are looking for child’s mother, Rachel Esema-Okka, described as a 31-year-old black woman. The child was identified as Joel Munkonkole.The mother was driving a red four-door Pontiac Vibe 2005 with Quebec plates 270

Lisa Raitt speaks during the Conservative leadership debate in Edmonton on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan

Cheaters should be kicked out: Lisa Raitt

Arguments and allegations of improper membership sales are roiling the crowded Conservative leadership race as tensions escalate between rivals before next week’s rapidly approaching deadline to sign up new members.

Jason Kenney raises arms with outgoing leader Ric McIver after winning the Alberta PC leadership in downtown Calgary on Saturday March 18, 2017. Gavin Young/Postmedia Network

Jason Kenney new Alberta PC leader

CALGARY — Progressive Conservative leadership candidates Jason Kenney, Byron Nelson and Richard Starke rallied their troops in Calgary Friday night, preparing for the vote that will see one of them wear the PC crown.

Patty Hajdu, minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, speaks to reporters at a Liberal cabinet retreat in Calgary, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Will we be replaced by machines?

Federal officials were warned over the summer that machines are going to replace more jobs in the workforce in the coming years and that will require a rethink of how government helps the unemployed.