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Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao presents the budget speech, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the legislature in Quebec City. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, right, reads along. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Quebec introduces mild income-tax cuts and projects balanced budget
QUEBEC - As governments across Canada fund services with billions in deficit spending, Quebec announced a third consecutive balanced budget Tuesday containing modest personal income-tax cuts.
Finance Minister Carlos Leitao's penultimate budget before next year's provincial election makes the elimination of a health tax retroactive to 2016 for Quebecers earning less than $134,000 a year.


Vancouver Canucks defenceman Alexander Edler (23) vies for control of the puck with Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Kesler (17) during third period NHL action in Vancouver on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Perry, Eaves score early as Anaheim Ducks down Vancouver Canucks 4-1
VANCOUVER - Minus their captain and leading scorer, the Anaheim Ducks didn't miss a beat.
Corey Perry and Patrick Eaves had goals 1:14 apart early in the first period against the listless Canucks as Anaheim cruised past Vancouver 4-1 on Tuesday to extend a season-high win streak to five games.


Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao, centre, is applauded by members of the government as he stands to present the budget speech, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the legislature in Quebec City. From left, Quebec Public Security Minister and Municipal Affairs
Highlights of Quebec's 2017-18 budget
QUEBEC - Finance Minister Carlos Leitao tabled Quebec's 2017-18 budget on Tuesday. Here are some highlights:
— Projected surplus of $2.5 billion on total revenue of $106.3 billion; the money will go to debt reduction.


Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies at 86
LONDON - Writer Colin Dexter, who created music-loving Oxford detective Inspector Morse, has died aged 86.
Publisher Pan Macmillan says Dexter died Tuesday at his home in Oxford.


Canadian Press NewsAlert: Coroner says carbon monoxide suspected in four deaths
ASHCROFT, B.C. - British Columbia's coroners service says carbon monoxide gas is suspected to have killed four people in a home near Ashcroft.
It says foul play has been ruled out in the deaths of two adults and two children who were found deceased in their home on Friday.