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May 6, 2015 7:06 am gmt |
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The Crown in the Mike Duffy trial went to the dogs on Tuesday, but the suspended senator’s lawyer suggested that the prosecution was barking up the wrong tree. The prosecutor contends that Duffy billed $698 in expenses for a trip he took with his wife to a dog show in Peterborough, Ont., in Jul...
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May 6, 2015 6:51 am gmt |
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It’s a massive shock that turns Canadian politics on its head. The NDP has won a majority government in Alberta. “I think we might have made a little bit of history tonight,” leader Rachel Notley told her supporters Tuesday night. “Friends, I believe, that change has finally c...
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May 6, 2015 6:22 am gmt |
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If the NDP surge in Alberta wasn’t enough of a surprise, former premier Jim Prentice handed Albertans another shock on Election Day. Shortly after winning his seat in Calgary-Foothills, Prentice announced he is stepping down as party leader and as an MLA after a big election loss brought an end...
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May 5, 2015 6:22 am gmt |
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Insulting a police officer or municipal official on the internet has been made illegal in the town of Granby, Que., after the council voted unanimously in favour of beefing up an already controversial bylaw. In Granby, a town situated about 80 kilometres east of Montreal which was already illegal to ...
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May 5, 2015 6:14 am gmt |
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Auditor General Michael Ferguson has issued final audit letters to 117 current and former senators, including five to 10 whose expense claims are being flagged for egregious patterns of behaviour. Sources say that Ferguson, who has been conducting a review of all senators’ expenses over the pas...
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May 4, 2015 10:25 am gmt |
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High school teachers in Peel Region’s public schools will walk off the job today (Monday) after negotiations with their school board fell apart following four days of intensive meetings. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) had set a deadline of 12:01 a.m. ET today (M...
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May 4, 2015 9:55 am gmt |
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Canadian soprano Clarice Carson has died at age 85. Carson performed with opera companies on multiple continents during her career. A release from publicist Linda Litwack says the opera singer died in Toronto on Saturday surrounded by her family. Before she retired in 1986, Carson performed with oper...
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May 3, 2015 9:59 am gmt |
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A review of all the payments made by Gerald Donohue for a number of services incurred by Mike Duffy reveals that the suspended senator’s friend doled out 31 cheques totaling $33,028.68 to 14 different individuals or companies. That money came from a series of Senate research contacts worth $64,...
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May 2, 2015 12:26 pm gmt |
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Where’d all that work go?” asks longtime General Motors worker Frank Giarrizzo after getting confirmation about the latest layoffs to hit the Oshawa auto plant. In 1987, shortly after Giarrizzo joined GM, the plant employed about 15,000 workers. Following numerous rounds of layoffs, just ...
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May 2, 2015 5:52 am gmt |
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Police and protesters clashed in downtown Montreal at a nighttime protest organized by the anti-capitalism group CLAC. Hundreds of people gathered at at least three different locations around the city, well before the protests officially got underway at 7 p.m. ET.  The group called on protesters to c...
In Canada
May 1, 2015 7:11 am gmt |
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The Canadian Health Minister Rona Ambrose is sending a special team to check the work of nearly 40 Canadian Food Inspection Agency inspectors at a meat processing plant in Alberta. In response to the question stating that the Canadians are at risk because of inadequate E. coli testing as the governme...
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May 1, 2015 6:19 am gmt |
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Former Supreme Court justice Marie Deschamps says that sexual misconduct is an “endemic” in the Canadian military. Gen. Tom Lawson, chief of defence staff, called the report disturbing and said the Canadian Armed Forces’ ability to work well depends on trust. Marie lays the blame on...
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April 30, 2015 8:57 am gmt |
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A Calgary father says he is shocked his 11-year-old son was detained by a security guard at the Chinook Centre Lego Store because the boy was shopping alone. Doug Dunlop’s son, Tadhg had $200 of his own money on Sunday and was looking to add to his vast Lego collection. While he was there, he w...
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April 30, 2015 8:12 am gmt |
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King Abdullah visited Canada and a meeting regard to security cooperation among Jordan and Canada held in Ottawa yesterday (Wednesday). This meeting had been arranged among Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Jordanian King Abdullah. During king Abdullah’s third trip to the country since...
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April 29, 2015 6:11 am gmt |
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Louie Louie – the best known hit song of 1960s’ singer Jack Ely, who lead the Kingsmen, has died in his 71. His son, Sean Ely said the singer died at home in Redmond, Oregon after a long battle with an illness. Ely’s incoherent singing on Louie Louie led the FBI to investigate the f...