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Chris Aylward, vice-president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, addresses about 100 members in Ottawa in this July 30, 2013 file photo. (Julie Oliver/Ottawa Citizen)

A year in, and Phoenix pay system still in ashes

There is no light at the end of the tunnel for the federal government's catastrophically failed new payroll system, Canada's big public-service unions say, and they want a $75-million fund to help fix the mess.

A mother and son are escorted by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer after they illegally crossed the U.S.-Canada border into Canada, Feb. 23, 2017 in Hemmingford, Quebec. In the past month, hundreds of people have crossed Quebec land border crossings in attempts to seek asylum and claim refugee status in Canada. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Let's set refugee policy without U.S. involvement

The streams of people crossing snow-laden fields, risking loss of fingers and life in the cold, have prompted a lively discussion about what to do about migrants circumventing our ports of entries at land borders.

Conservative public safety critic Tony Clement . (GETTY IMAGES)

Let's set refugee policy without U.S. involvement

The streams of people crossing snow-laden fields, risking loss of fingers and life in the cold, have prompted a lively discussion about what to do about migrants circumventing our ports of entries at land borders.