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Four stories in the news today, March 19

03/19/2015 04:30 EDT | Updated 05/18/2015 05:59 EDT
Four stories in the news today, March 19, from The Canadian Press:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.