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Lac Megantic: TSB blames railway for safety issues, Ottawa for poor oversight

Posted August 20, 2014

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. – The combination of a lack of government oversight and a penny-pinching railway contributed to the deadly ...

Raitt stands by railway safety self regulation, despite Lac Megantic report

Posted August 20, 2014

By Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The Harper government’s faith in a deregulated railway safety system remains unshaken and won’t be abandoned in ...

Conservatives block bid to review Canada Revenue Agency’s charity audits

Posted August 20, 2014

By Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – Conservative MPs have blocked an opposition bid to study allegations the government has been targeting certain charities, ...

Half of Canada’s badly wounded soldiers not getting disability cheque: watchdog

Posted August 20, 2014

By Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – A new report by Canada’s veterans watchdog says nearly half of the country’s most severely disabled ex-soldiers ...

Today in Music History – Aug. 20

Posted August 20, 2014

The Canadian Press In 1920, the first commercial radio station in the United States, 8-MK in Detroit, began daily broadcasting. The station later became WWJ. ...

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Doctors debate end of life care at Canadian Medical Association meeting

Posted August 20, 2014

By Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – Doctors tackled the delicate question of medically assisted death on Tuesday at a session devoted to end-of-life ...

Khurram Sher, one time ‘Canadian Idol’ contestant, not guilty on terror charge

Posted August 20, 2014

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – Khurram Syed Sher, a medical doctor who once performed on TV’s “Canadian Idol,” was found not guilty ...

A look at some other recent terrorism related cases to emerge in Canada

Posted August 20, 2014

The Canadian Press OTTAWA – Khurram Sher, a doctor from London, Ont., was found not guilty Tuesday of conspiring to facilitate terrorism – believed to ...

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More lenient marijuana laws still on the table, justice minister says

Posted August 20, 2014

By Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press VANCOUVER – The federal government is still assessing whether to allow police to ticket people caught with small amounts ...

Trudeau blasts Harper for bungling pipelines needed by Alberta, PM’s home turf

Posted August 20, 2014

The Canadian Press EDMONTON – Justin Trudeau moseyed into Harper country Tuesday and accused the prime minister of being “all hat and no cattle” when ...

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TSX up: housing starts, Home Depot earns show further signs of housing rebound

By Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed sharply higher Tuesday as a solid earnings report from the biggest U.S. ...

Today in History – Aug. 20

Posted August 20, 2014

The Canadian Press On this date: In 1691, Henry Kelsey of the Hudson’s Bay Co. was the first white man to see what is now ...

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Local talent, traditional cuisine a hit at Festival of India

Posted August 20, 2014

Ellen O’Connor Against the backdrop of a blue summer sky, members of the Darpan Dance Group ran across the grass in front of City Hall ...

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India Restaurateur, trend-setter

Posted August 20, 2014

Tejpreet Singh Dulat in front of the Festival of India stage Anaïs Lynn Voski “I want to be a trend-setter in the food industry here,” ...

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Ottawa Redblacks release veteran receiver Paris Jackson, two others

Posted August 19, 2014

The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The Ottawa Redblacks have released veteran wide receiver Paris Jackson. The former CFL West all star had just six receptions ...

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Federal government sued over funding for Nunavut land use plan

Posted August 20, 2014

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press An Arctic planning body has taken the federal government to court, claiming Ottawa is blocking efforts to create a ...

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Supertankers plying B.C.’s North Coast would be ‘pure madness’: Mulcair

Posted August 20, 2014

By Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press VANCOUVER – Touring the Douglas Channel on British Columbia’s North Coast has convinced federal Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair it ...

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3 people suspected of identity fraud involving 200 victims in Vancouver area

Posted August 20, 2014

The Canadian Press BURNABY, B.C. – Police believe three suspects used stolen mail such as driver’s licences, wills and immigration documents to commit fraud against ...

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