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Transportation Safety Board says feds not doing enough to enforce safe transport

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:25
OTTAWA - The Transportation Safety Board says the federal government isn't doing enough to enforce proper safety practices by Canada's railways, airlines and marine operators.
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Child Advocate calls on province to take 'meaningful action'

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:15
Alberta’s Child Advocate is calling on the province to take “swift, decisive and meaningful action” after conducting an investigation into the death of a 15-year-old aboriginal boy in government care.
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Court sets aside RCMP commissioner's 'unreasonable' decision in grievance case

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:10
OTTAWA - A federal judge has overruled the RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson's "unreasonable" decision to deny a staff sergeant's bid for promotion because of long-discounted misconduct allegations.
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Crown psychiatrist suggests it's possible Magnotta was sane, aware during slaying

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:05
MONTREAL - A psychiatrist hired by the Crown cast doubt Wednesday on Luka Rocco Magnotta's defence that he was not criminally responsible the night he killed Jun Lin.
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Teens with history of concussion more likely to use drugs, alcohol: study

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:05

TORONTO - Teenagers who have suffered a concussion or other traumatic brain injury are more likely to report using alcohol and drugs compared to peers with no history of such an injury, researchers have found.


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High Arctic no refuge for polar bears if climate change continues apace: study

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:29

EDMONTON - Even Canada's High Arctic islands won't remain a sanctuary for polar bears if climate change continues at its current pace, a new study suggests.


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Canada's Alberta sees budget surplus despite lower oil prices

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:29
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Alberta, the largest exporter of oil to the United States, said on Wednesday it still expects to post an operating budget surplus for the current fiscal year despite lower prices for crude. Robin Campbell, the province's finance minister, said in his second-quarter budget update that Alberta expects to post a C$933 million ($830.8 million) surplus in the 2014/2015 fiscal year, down from the C$1.1 billion it forecast in March when it presented the budget. ...
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Municipal workers stage rolling protests across Quebec against proposed pension reforms

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:27

MONTREAL - Provincial and municipal politicians were not backing down despite noisy and disruptive demonstrations that rolled across Quebec Wednesday in a 24-hour protest against proposed pension reforms.


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Clayoquot Sound activists arrested at B.C. pipeline protest site

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:23
BURNABY, B.C. - A group of activists who were part of the Clayoquot (clah-CWOT) Sound anti-logging protests in British Columbia in the early 1990s have been arrested at an anti-pipeline demonstration near Vancouver.
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Yvonne Leroux killing still unsolved, 42 years later

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:19
More than four decades after Yvonne Leroux was found dead in York Region, police have not given up their attempts to find out who killed her. The North York teenager's body was found on the 16th Sideroad in King Township on Nov. 30, 1972. York Regional Police Det-Sgt. Jim Killby said it's hard to imagine what Leroux’s family has gone through over the years, as the pain has never gone away for her surviving parents and three siblings.
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Judge reserves decision on media request for warrants in Calgary mass murder

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:18
CALGARY - A judge has delayed a decision until next year on a media request to gain access to evidence in Calgary's worst mass murder.
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Saskatchewan premier continues to call for support of Energy East pipeline

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:13
REGINA - Saskatchewan's legislature has passed a motion calling for the removal of what Premier Brad Wall says are unnecessary barriers to the Energy East pipeline project.
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Manitoba to replace front-line band constables after Ottawa cancelled program

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:09
WINNIPEG - Manitoba says it will fill a void left by the end of a federal band constables program by replacing front-line peace officers on dozens of reserves with better-trained safety officers.
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CBC insiders to tell their stories in 'Fifth Estate' episode about Jian Ghomeshi

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:16
TORONTO - CBC is promising to tell the story of "what really happened" with Jian Ghomeshi in an upcoming episode of "The Fifth Estate."
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Canadian condo seller taps China edible oil demand

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:04
By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - A Canadian company better known for selling condominiums has walked into a C$1 billion ($890 million) deal to ship edible oil to China as consumer demand there overtakes domestic supplies. Fengguan Edible Oil Ltd Co, a Chinese producer of oil from rapeseed, contacted Toronto-based LeMine Investment Group this year about securing canola oil, a variant of rapeseed that is crushed for cooking, salad dressings and margarine. ...
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First Nation takes federal government to court over transparency law

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:04
OTTAWA - The federal government is being taken to court over a law that requires First Nations to make public their financial information.
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10 tips to keep your dog active this winter

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:00
It's cold, dark and the bed is oh-so comfy. Surely the dog doesn't need a walk every day.
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Forcing big telcos to share fibre-optic lines would slow investment, Bell warns

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:59
GATINEAU, Que. - Investments needed to expand Canada's Internet grid would slow to a trickle if the big service providers were forced to allow smaller players to access their so-called fibre-to-the-home networks, Bell Canada says.
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From taking 'personal time' to facing sex assault charges -- a month of Ghomeshi news

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:53

TORONTO - There has been a month of news about former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi leading up to the charges against him Wednesday of four counts of sexual assault and one count of what is called "overcome resistance — choking." His lawyer says he will plead not guilty. Here are some of the key developments in the weeks leading up to the charges:


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In wake of interviews, NDP now embracing neutral probe of misconduct complaints

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:51

OTTAWA - The NDP is embracing the idea of a neutral third-party investigation of misconduct complaints against two Liberal MPs, now that one New Democrat complainant has said she'd be willing to participate.


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