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Canada talks tough on Ukraine, but cuts $2.7 billion from defence in 2015

Posted September 2, 2014

By Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – Stephen Harper has been one of the toughest-talking leaders throughout the Ukraine crisis, yet newly released figures ...

New round of Ukraine talks opens with rebels backing off from full independence

Posted September 2, 2014

By Vladimir Isachenkov And Jim Heintz, The Associated Press MOSCOW – Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s ...

Transgender woman says community faces discrimination in job search

Posted September 2, 2014

By Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press TORONTO – Melissa Hudson says 30 years of experience in the Toronto business world hasn’t been enough to land ...

Cuba cracks down on multi billion dollar flow of consumer goods in air passengers’ luggage

Posted September 2, 2014

By Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press HAVANA, Cuba – Cubans braced Monday for a clampdown on the flow of car tires, flat-screen televisions, blue jeans ...

Today in Music History – Sept. 2

Posted September 2, 2014

The Canadian Press In 1651, Martin Boutet was appointed director of the children’s choir in the parish church at Quebec City. He was the first ...

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Arctic business forum has first meeting, fulfilling Canadian promise

Posted September 2, 2014

The Canadian Press IQALUIT, Nunavut – Canada will live up to promises it made two years ago when the first meeting of the Arctic Economic ...

Duelling reports: Finance rebuts grim analysis by another federal department

Posted September 2, 2014

By Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – Finance Canada has issued a rebuttal of a politically embarrassing report on middle-class economic woes that was ...

‘Educational banana republic’: B.C.’s teachers’ feud dates back decades

Posted September 2, 2014

By Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press VANCOUVER – All summer long, there’s been one overriding conversation amongst the hundred-plus employees at a Vancouver financial firm ...

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NATO planning new high readiness ‘spearhead’ force to counter new threat from Russia

Posted September 2, 2014

By John-Thor Dahlburg, The Associated Press BRUSSELS, Belgium – NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the ...

Mulcair has harsh words for Harper, Trudeau at Labour Day Parade in Toronto

Posted September 2, 2014

The Canadian Press TORONTO – Thousands of people marched in Toronto’s annual Labour Day Parade this morning to show their support for local unions. Among ...

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Growing number of workers choosing to be paid with Bitcoin: payroll firm

By Ethan Lou, The Canadian Press A small but growing – and surprising – number of workers are rejecting Canadian dollar salaries for Bitcoin, according ...

Today in History – Sept. 2

Posted September 2, 2014

The Canadian Press On this date: In 1666, “The Great Fire” of London started in a wooden house on Pudding Lane. The fire burned for ...

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Manitoba’s ‘Da Vinci Code’: legislature a treasure trove of hidden symbols, codes

Posted September 2, 2014

By Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press WINNIPEG – The seat of political power in Manitoba is the last place one might expect to find the ...

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No welcome mat: Rob Anders takes second crack at Conservative nomination

Posted September 2, 2014

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press CALGARY – Controversial Conservative MP Rob Anders may not find the welcome mat out as he attempts to make ...

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Ex-construction boss set to testify as Quebec corruption inquiry resumes

Posted September 2, 2014

By Lia Levesque, The Canadian Press MONTREAL – Quebec’s corruption inquiry is expected to hear from a powerful former construction magnate soon after it resumes ...

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Inaugural Ottawa Palestinian Festival a success

Posted September 2, 2014

Two volunteers in traditional clothing serving classic Palestinian desserts Photo: Anaïs Lynn Voski By Anaïs Lynn Voski “He who has no past will have no ...

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Perariyathavar debuts at Montreal Film Festival

Posted September 1, 2014

Biju George with director Dr. Bijukumar Damodaran Photo: G. Satheesh By Staff Reporter One of the big winners at India’s National Film Awards 2014 made ...

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Ottawans live a day the Greek way

Posted August 29, 2014

The Zorba Show took place every night of the festival Story and photos by Amanda Dickerson This year’s Ottawa’s Greek Festival proved to be a ...

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