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No immediate decision on convicted robocaller Michael Sona's bid for bail

26 min 23 sec ago

TORONTO - The former Conservative staffer convicted in the 2011 robocalls scandal will have to spend another few days in jail before learning if he'll be granted bail pending an appeal of his sentencing.

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Man finally freed a decade after wrongful first-degree murder conviction

31 min 49 sec ago
TORONTO - A man convicted of first-degree murder more than a decade ago was finally exonerated Friday after the Crown announced it would not prosecute him again.
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NDP call MacLauchlan ‘elitist’

37 min 55 sec ago

P.E.I. NDP Leader Mike Redmond is calling the new Liberal leadership candidate ‘elitist,’ and predicting the NDP would win several seats away from a MacLauchlan led party.

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U.S. crude down seven percent to May 2010 low on OPEC, new low likely

43 min 7 sec ago

By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude fell 7 percent on OPEC's decision to not cut output, but light trading on Friday after the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday meant there could be more losses when markets return to full strength next week, traders said. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) light U.S. crude hit a four-and-half-year low of $67.75 a barrel overnight after Saudi Arabia blocked calls on Thursday from poorer members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to reduce production. U.S. ...

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Calgary city budget 2014: Councillors gear up for 5th day of debates

49 min 24 sec ago

City council is into the fifth day of the debate on its four-year budget plan.

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Canada disappointed U.S. is appealing WTO COOL meat-label ruling

50 min 26 sec ago
The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization ruling that found the country's meat-labelling laws discriminate against Canadian beef and pork exports.
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French President Hollande cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea; 1st Western leader in Ebola nation

52 min 22 sec ago

CONAKRY, Guinea - French President Francois Hollande brought a message of hope to Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming and dancing to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a country hard hit by Ebola.

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Fisherman's fate in hands of jury at Nova Scotia murder trial

53 min 42 sec ago
PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. - A jury began deliberations today in the case of a Nova Scotia fisherman who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a man at sea.
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TSX drops as oil shares keep falling

56 min 29 sec ago

By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index dropped on Friday as oil and gas shares kept diving after OPEC's decision on Thursday not to cut output pushed oil prices to four-year lows, while gold-mining shares also fell on a lower bullion price. The decline in energy shares comes after months of choppiness in the oil price, which has dropped dramatically since June on concerns about oversupply. Shares of energy producers were down 2. ...

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Ottawa police release video in violent home invasion case

1 hour 4 min ago
Ottawa police released a video of two men suspected in a violent Lees Avenue home invasion that left a man unconscious, and a woman bound and blindfolded on the night of November 14.
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Cheap oil may temper cheer over strong Canada third quarter GDP

1 hour 33 min ago

By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter, according to data on Friday, but cheaper oil prices add to the likelihood the Bank of Canada will not consider higher interest rates anytime soon despite the recent run of strong figures. At 2.8 percent, third quarter growth eclipsed a 2.1 percent market forecast and the Bank of Canada's 2.3 percent estimate, following 3.6 percent in the second quarter. ...

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Canada's BCE to buy mobile phone retailer Glentel for C$594 million

1 hour 38 min ago
TORONTO (Reuters) - BCE Inc, Canada's largest telecommunications company, said it would buy mobile phone retailer Glentel Inc for about C$594 million ($520 million) in cash and stock. The move was viewed as defensive in nature and greeted with muted investor enthusiasm, with BCE shares up 0.9 percent at C$53.79 at midmorning on Friday. BCE, which operates under the Bell brand, is fighting to win market share against the two other dominant national wireless providers, Rogers Communications Inc and Telus Corp, as well as regional rivals. ...
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Ottawa posts $400M surplus for September compared with $3.8B deficit a year ago

1 hour 44 min ago
OTTAWA - The federal government posted a $400-million surplus for September compared with a $3.8-billion deficit in the same month last year.
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Leighton Hay, convicted of murder in 2002, sees charges withdrawn

1 hour 44 min ago
Leighton Hay, a Toronto man convicted of an execution-style murder in 2002, has had his charges withdrawn Friday morning. Hay was found guilty of the July 2002 execution-style murder of Colin Moore, 51.
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Harper announces $500 million in vaccination aid

1 hour 51 min ago

DAKAR, Senegal - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced Canada will donate $500 million to a program aimed at providing vaccines for children around the world.

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UN panel finds 'numerous areas' of concern about US torture record

2 hours 5 min ago
GENEVA - Police brutality, military interrogations and prisons were among the top concerns of a U.N. panel's report Friday that found the United States to be falling short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty.
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Brent hits four-year low after OPEC, dollar gains

2 hours 9 min ago

By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brent crude touched fresh four-year lows on Friday, knocking down both energy-related shares and currencies after OPEC's decision a day earlier not to cut output reinforced prospects of an oil supply glut around the world. The dollar mostly strengthened following the decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries on Thursday, a move that slammed commodity currencies like the Norwegian crown, which fell to five-year lows against the greenback and the euro. ...

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Frenzied shoppers: Black Friday problems hit Britain

2 hours 10 min ago

LONDON - Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused disruptions.

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Tory plan to protect LGBT students doesn't go far enough, critic says

2 hours 11 min ago
An expert in sexual minority studies says a bill being proposed by Alberta Premier Jim Prentice to protect LBGT students from bullying does not go far enough.
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Canada's economy grows at 2.8 per cent annual pace in third quarter

2 hours 17 min ago
OTTAWA - The Canadian economy grew at a faster than expected pace in the third quarter, but economists cautioned Friday about the impact of lower oil prices on growth in the coming months.
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