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French in the courts: Groups file complaint against Quebec chief justice

Posted April 18, 2015

The Canadian Press MONTREAL – Francophone-rights activists have filed a complaint against the chief justice of the Quebec Superior Court. The beef stems from a ...

Aid Harmony: Canadian government working on a matchmaking site for foreign aid

Posted April 18, 2015

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press WASHINGTON – The Canadian government is working on a project that it hopes will revolutionize international development the way ...

U.S. Congress opens up free trade debate, and Canada’s paying attention

Posted April 18, 2015

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press WASHINGTON – The U.S. Congress has opened a critical chapter in negotiations toward a massive, 12-country free-trade deal and ...

Scientists rediscover sunken radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off California coast

Posted April 18, 2015

By Paul Elias, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II-era U.S. aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb ...

Today in Music History – April 18

Posted April 18, 2015

The Canadian Press In 1839, violinist Frantz Jehin-Prume, the first musician of international reputation to choose Canada as his home, was born in Spa, Belgium. ...

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Checking the cheques: Duffy trial wraps second week on where the money went

Posted April 18, 2015

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – A cheque for a service Mike Duffy never used and another for a service he was never ...

Federal budget to address security, anti-terrorism programs, sources say

Posted April 18, 2015

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The Conservative government plans to use the coming federal budget to underscore its pre-election messaging on the ...

Four members of Royal Navy face sexual assault charges in Halifax

Posted April 18, 2015

The Canadian Press HALIFAX – Four members of the Royal Navy have been charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm at a Canadian Forces base ...

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Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions continue slow climb: Report

Posted April 18, 2015

By Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The latest emissions inventory from Environment Canada shows the country’s overall greenhouse gas output climbed 1.5 per ...

Ontario elementary school teachers eye potential strike

Posted April 18, 2015

By Allison Jones, The Canadian Press TORONTO – The fragile labour peace between Ontario’s Liberals and public school teachers could soon come to an end ...

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North American markets close lower over worrisome news from overseas

By Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press TORONTO – U.S. stock markets closed sharply lower Friday, with the Dow plunging nearly 300 points, while north of ...

Today in History – April 18

Posted April 18, 2015

The Canadian Press On this date: In 1506, the foundation stone was laid during a celebration overseen by Pope Julius II to begin construction of ...

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Lift extreme secrecy shroud over RCMP harassment case, lawyer urges court

Posted April 18, 2015

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press NEWMARKET, Ont. – A shroud of secrecy thrown over part of an extraordinary case involving allegations of harassment within ...

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Nova Scotia brings in bill to ban sale of flavoured tobacco, including menthol

Posted April 18, 2015

By Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press HALIFAX – It would be illegal to sell flavoured tobacco including menthol under legislation introduced Friday in Nova Scotia, ...

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Pair charged in central Alberta for alleged abuse of foreign temporary workers

Posted April 18, 2015

The Canadian Press RED DEER, Alta. – A man and woman from central Alberta are facing human trafficking charges after a 10-month investigation involving several ...

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Rally in Ottawa Against Terrorism Challenges Lawmakers to Remember Their Roots

Posted March 31, 2015

Members of the Arab Canadian Alliance Against Terrorism spearheaded a rally held on March 28. By Brandon Rushton Over 100 passionate Arab and Syrian Canadians ...

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Carleton University opens dialogue about Islam

Posted March 30, 2015

By Zoe Chong Carleton University kicked off its annual Islam Awareness Week on Mar. 16, aiming to educate and create an open dialogue about Islam. ...

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Ottawa Versefest 2015 Opens

Posted March 28, 2015

Newly crowned world champion of slam poetry Ikenna Onyegbula Stephen Koster Poets and poetry readers arrived at the Knox Presbyterian Church on Tuesday March 24 ...

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