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March 19: New rules for Canadian TV packages, an “alternative” budget and a Supreme Court ruling for a Quebec high school


 
Sean Kilpatrick/CP

Sean Kilpatrick/CP

HIGH COURT TO RULE IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL CASE

The Supreme Court of Canada rules today on whether a private Catholic high school in Montreal can be exempted from teaching Quebec’s ethics and religious culture program. The high court ruled on the issue in 2012 in a similar case in Drummondville, Quebec involving a public school.

REGULATOR TO UNVEIL NEW TV BUNDLING RULES

Canadian consumers could be given more control over how they pay for the TV they watch in a decision being released today by the country’s broadcast regulator. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is set to unveil new rules governing how cable and satellite service providers package and sell access to channels.

WEAK CASE FOR BALANCING 2015 BUDGET, SAYS STUDY

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives releases its “alternative” budget today. It says the government’s rush to produce a federal surplus through substantial cuts to services in the midst of a weak labour market has impaired Canada’s post-recession recovery. The alternative budget says Canadians would be better off if the government instead concentrated on creating jobs and reducing poverty.

VIA TERROR JURY TO DELIBERATE FOR 9TH DAY

A Toronto jury has decided the fate of one of two men accused in an alleged terror plot to derail a passenger train, but will continue deliberating today on some of the charges against his co-accused. The 12-member panel didn’t reveal yesterday which of the two men they were disagreeing on, nor did they hint at which of the nine terror-related charges was causing their deadlock.


 
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