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3 hrs ago | National Post

Canada sending 69 'advisers' to Iraq: Isn't that a combat...

The phrase "boots on the ground" is a well-worn stand-in for "war" - a word nobody wanted to use Tuesday as MPs gathered for an emergency debate on the decision to join the fight against militants in the Middle East. At the centre of the debate is the question of whether sending highly trained, heavily armed special forces commandos into northern Iraq is a "combat operation" - a distinction that would require Parliament's approval.

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4 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Conservative MP Steven Fletcher: assisted suicide "inevitable" in Canada.

Physician-assisted suicide will be a reality in Canada no matter what the federal government wants, Manitoba Conservative MP Steven Fletcher said Monday. Fletcher was reacting to comments from Health Minister Rona Ambrose, who said in an interview this week with CBC that assisted suicide is not her priority.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Palliative Care, Medicine

8 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

Today on the Hill: Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko speaks to Parliament, meets PM

Though it just got back to business, the House of Commons will take a bit of a break today to welcome the arrival of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who will address Parliament this afternoon. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who invited Poroshenko to visit as a show of support for Ukraine as it fights pro-Russian rebels, will also meet with the president privately.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

KTMF

Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

16, 2014. . Scottish independence referendum "Yes" campaigner Roisin McLaren knocks on a door in a residential building as she canvasses voters in Edinburgh, Scotland on Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Lothian County, Scotland, Canada

CBC News

Man charged with manslaughter years after shooting wants charges dismissed

MacPhee shot two brothers, Kenneth Seymour, 39, and Donald Seymour, 38, at their Glace Bay home in December 2005. The lawyer for a Cape Breton man is asking the courts to dismiss a charge of manslaughter in a case that has been described as highly unusual.

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Nanaimo Daily News

Canada adds more Russian officials to those facing economic sanctions

The federal government is targeting more Russian officials with sanctions and travel bans as part of its pressure campaign against president Vladimir Putin's activities in Ukraine. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will send 200 election observers and a dozen members of Parliament to Ukraine next month to help monitor the country's parliamentary elections.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Vladimir Putin, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

WTOP-FM Washington

Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence -- and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. As Thursday's referendum nears, questions are being been raised about Scotland's future relationship with the monarchy if its people opt for independence.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Elizabeth Ii, North America, Jamaica, Central America, Solomon Islands, Oceania

Science Daily

Decoding virus-host interactions in the oxygen-starved ocean

In certain coastal areas, severe reductions in oxygen levels in the water destroy food web structure. Over the past 50 years, such oxygen minimum zones have expanded due to climate change and increased waste run-off.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, World News

GlobalNews

Man charged with murder following shooting death of young woman

A man faces murder charges in connection with the death of a young woman who was shot while leaving a downtown restaurant. 26-year-old Natasha Mohamed Farah was killed outside of a bar on 11 Ave. and 1 St. S.W. last month.

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GlobalNews

Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond out for season

The 18-year-old from Marystown, N.L., underwent surgery on Friday at Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton. She was hurt during a practice session when she swerved around another skater and fell, fracturing the fibula in her leg.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Soaring municipal pay criticized in provincial review

A review of municipal pay levels ordered by the province recommends the government act to help rein in rapidly escalating wages among unionized civic workers and some administrators. The report by consultants Ernst & Young, released by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, was conducted as part of the province's core review launched last year.

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Brandon Sun

Jury selection set to begin Tuesday in Magnotta murder trial

Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the May 2012 slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin, 33, a Chinese engineering student. The exhaustive process of selecting a bilingual jury could mean a delay in the presentation of evidence, which is scheduled to start next Monday.

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Canada.com

Feds dismiss allegations they covered up torture, killing of - rogue' Canadian spies

Arthur Porter, former chairman of the Security Intelligence Review Committee, claims the federal government covered up the capture and killing of a handful of Canadian spies. The government says the assertions are without merit.

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Brandon Sun

Study: New immigrants to Canada not sold on upcoming express entry system

A newly released government study suggests newcomers to the country have misgivings about Ottawa's intention to ensure would-be immigrants possess skills that are in demand in Canada. The respondents to the study wondered why Ottawa isn't doing more to find jobs for qualified immigrants already here but who "have been frustrated by the lack of recognition of their credentials and their inability to acquire a sufficient amount of Canadian experience."

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SooToday

Harper hosts parliamentary pep rally

Prime Minister Stephen Harper rallied his political troops Monday, marking the start of Parliament's fall sitting with a campaign-style rally laden with economic high-fives and tough talk about protecting Canadian values around the world. With Conservative caucus members and several massive Canadian flags as a backdrop, Harper sang the praises of his government's work in creating jobs, sealing trade deals and cracking down on criminals.

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The Day

Canada wreck may be ship that attacked Stonington

The British warship whose bones were recently discovered in an icy northern grave has fired the imagination of those eager to solve Arctic exploration's greatest mystery. But the find also offers something for local history buffs to get excited about: the possibility that the ship was among those that attacked Stonington 200 years ago.

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Related Topix: Stonington, CT, North America, World News, New London, CT, Mystic, CT, Groton Long Point, CT

The Globe and Mail

Plugged in: Electric vehicles coming to Canada in 2015

The all-electric version of Kia's urban compact box arrives in October, and promises 160 kilometres of range, and only slightly less in winter - and this may be a conservative figure, as a brief test drive last March in temperatures just above freezing determined that it was capable of an estimated 193 km. It loses little cargo space to the gas Soul, but will be priced about $8,000 more.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Kia Soul EV, Wagon, Kia, Porsche Cayenne S, Porsche, Porsche Cayenne, SUV, Hybrid, Porsche Panamera, Sedan, Porsche 911, Coupe, Hatchback, Convertible

CNews

Jailed in Philippines, controversial imam back in Canada

OTTAWA The Canadian Islamic preacher who was detained last week in the Philippines said he will sue the Asian country in order to get his name off its blacklist. Dr. Bilal Philips, the imam the Philippines accused last week of recruiting and inciting people to commit terrorism, is back in Canada.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Prince George Citizen

New Brunswick NDP leader proud Liberals, Tories now among his prize candidates

NDP Leader Dominic Cardy speaks to media after the New Brunswick leaders debate in Moncton on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. When the NDP leader in New Brunswick promotes some of his prize candidates, he's happy to emphasize they were once his political foes.

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Daily Kos

Defrocked Catholic Priest (In Canada) Found Guilty Of Raping Dozens Of Children And A Dog

On Friday, a former Catholic Priest was found guilty of raping dozens of children and a sled dog in the Canadian Arctic. Apparently, the same priest also has a former conviction of child molestation in 1990.

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