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In major shift, federal government looks to settle in ‘60s Scoop lawsuit

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 17:17

The change comes after years of litigation and before a judge prepared to rule on the $1.3-billion class action suit.
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Inside the government’s $200,000 budget artwork

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 20:14

Ottawa wanted the design and advertisements to be “friendly and positive” and targeted to “all Canadians, with a focus on families, seniors and businesses.”
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Fernie, B.C. mourns three who died after ammonia leak in hockey arena

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:54

The provincial coroners’ service said the men who died Tuesday were Fernie residents Wayne Hornquist, 59, and Lloyd Smith, 52, and 46-year-old Jason Podloski of Turner Valley, Alta.
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Family of Lionel Desmond wants answers from feds over veteran’s murder-suicide

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:17

The family wants answers from the Department of National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada about the treatment and support the Afghan war veteran received, or didn’t receive, to ensure others don’t suffer the same fate.
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Morneau gets chippy as the light is shone on his finances

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:58

Mary Dawson, the federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, said a blind trust doesn’t accomplish anything in cases where an asset portfolio is not diversified.
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Lawyer Jeremy Diamond appeals professional misconduct reprimand

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:46

The Law Society tribunal reprimanded Diamond in September and ordered him to pay $25,000 in costs for failing to co-operate fully with an investigation into his financial books.
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Put an Indigenous face on urban design, group urges

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:01

Native Montreal exposition showcases world-class architecture in hopes that cities will do a better job showcasing Canada’s indigenous heritage.
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La Loche school shooter carried out plan with ‘stark efficiency’: Crown

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 16:31

The prosecutor told a Saskatchewan courtroom that the January 2016 shooting in La Loche was not a spontaneous outburst or impulsive youthful exuberance.
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Quebec’s Bill 62 declares war on sunglasses: Hébert

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 16:02

And it shows just how far the Liberal government has to go to claim that it has, if not a public policy rationale, at least a legal footing for the just-adopted bill requiring Quebecers to uncover their faces to get or receive government services.
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Trudeau says Quebec shouldn’t tell women what to wear and what not to wear

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:07

Trudeau is weighing in on Quebec’s Bill 62, which was adopted in the legislature Wednesday. “I will always stand up for Canadians’ rights,” he said.
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Shipment of lobster seized at Halifax airport: Fisheries spokesperson

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:20

At least three tonnes of lobster was seized as part of an investigation into illegal sales made outside the commercial season.
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British Airways apologizes after Canadian family bitten by bedbugs on plane

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 07:23

“To actually see them pouring out of the back of the T.V. on the seat, that was actually really gross.”
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Sarnia-area First Nation resident asks province to investigate flames at Chemical Valley plant

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:02

Clouds of fire and steam towered over the Imperial Oil plant in Sarnia the night of Feb. 23, 2017 after equipment malfunctioned.
Categories: Canadian News

'Illegal' payments for prescription opioids under review, says health minister

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:52

Ontario is probing allegations that the Teva drug company offered pharmacies payments called “rebates” to stock its fentanyl and oxycodone products.
Categories: Canadian News

Airport security relaxing screening of passengers with medical marijuana

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:09

Airport screeners are no longer calling police when a passenger presents a prescription and is carrying 150 grams or less.
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Retired Senator Michael Pitfield, influential Trudeau confidant, has died

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:52

Pitfield was a longtime civil servant who played a key role in the repatriation of the Constitution in 1982. He died of Parkinson’s Disease Thursday at the age of 80.
Categories: Canadian News

Mike Smith, celebrated Yukon First Nations leader, dies

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:38
Smith was a residential school survivor who went on to earn his law degree in 1984 and become one of the first two Indigenous lawyers in Yukon. He was a “great legal mind,” at the forefront of the Yukon First Nations land claims movement, family statement said.
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New data show 69% of illegal border-crossers are being granted asylum

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:22

The acceptance rate for the border-crossers is even higher than the 63-per-cent overall rate for asylum-seekers in 2016.
Categories: Canadian News

Health ministers looking at electronic database to fight opioid crisis

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:18

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins said the provinces are making progress on ways to fight the growing epidemic.
Categories: Canadian News

Bodies removed from Fernie, B.C. hockey arena after ammonia leak; evacuation order remains

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:54

“We all have questions as to what happened,” Norm McInnis, chief administrative officer with the City of Fernie told reporters Thursday. “Something went terribly wrong.”
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