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Four members of Royal Navy face sexual assault charges in Halifax
HALIFAX - Four members of the Royal Navy have been charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm at a Canadian Forces base in Halifax.
Crown attorney Scott Morrison said Friday outside court that the men are alleged to have participated in a "group sexual assault" in a barracks at CFB Shearwater on April 10.


Galchenyuk scores in overtime as Canadiens down Senators 3-2 to take 2-0 series lead
MONTREAL - Alex Galchenyuk scored on a spin-around shot 3:40 into overtime to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Game 2 of their NHL Eastern Conference playoff series on Friday night.
Montreal retained home-ice advantage by winning it first two home games of the best-of-seven series. Ottawa will try to do the same in Game 3 on Sunday and Game 4 on Wednesday at the Canadan Tire Centre.


Lower gasoline prices hold back inflation for March as CPI rises 1.2 per cent
OTTAWA - Canada's inflation rate ticked higher in March despite lower gasoline prices, which partially offset a broad rise in other prices.
Statistics Canada said Friday the consumer price index for March was up 1.2 per cent from a year ago. That compared with a year-over-year gain of 1.0 per cent in February.


Jian Ghomeshi, left, and his lawyer Marie Henein arrive at court in Toronto on Jan. 8, 2015. The results of an independent investigation into how the CBC handled the Jian Ghomeshi scandal are set to be released April 16, 2015. The inquiry was conducted by
NewsAlert:CBC says conclusions from Ghomeshi report 'troubling and disappointing'
TORONTO - The CBC says the conclusions from a report into the handling of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal are "troubling and disappointing."
A letter to employees signed by upper management says that outside investigator Janice Rubin spoke with 99 people over the last five months to prepare the report.


Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is shown during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on November 3, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Alberta to bring in health-care levy to address revenue shortfall
EDMONTON - Premier Jim Prentice says Albertans will face a new health-care levy to help fill a multibillion-dollar revenue hole in the provincial budget.
Prentice made the announcement in a provincewide TV address just two days before Thursday's budget.