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Wait times for hip surgery improving

Three out of four Canadians received a hip or knee replacement, cataract surgery, hip fracture repair or cancer radiation therapy within the recommended wait times for those priority procedures, although there was often wide variation from one province to another, researchers say.

NDP leadership candidates, from left, Guy Caron, Charlie Angus, Niki Ashton and Peter Julian participate in a debate in Montreal, Sunday, March 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughe

NDP: Grits' pot promise going up in smoke

The Liberal government’s plan to move ahead on marijuana legalization is up in smoke, NDP leadership candidates suggested during Sunday’s leadership debate in Montreal while they also addressed a range of issues affecting youth including student debt and precarious work.

Canadian border guards are silhouetted as they replace each other at an inspection booth at the Douglas border crossing on the Canada-USA border in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday August 20, 2009. Fewer Canadians are being turned away at the U.S. land border in recent months despite mounting concerns that Donald Trump's immigration policies are making it much harder to cross, The Canadian Press has learned. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fewer Canadians denied entry at U.S. border

Fewer Canadians are being turned away at the U.S. land border in recent months despite mounting concerns that Donald Trump’s immigration policies are making it much harder to cross, The Canadian Press has learned.