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1 hr ago | Canada.com

Del Mastro grilled over bank deposit during election campaign

PETERBOROUGH, JULY 9, 2014 -- DEL MATRO TRIAL -- Crown prosecutor Tom Lemon assigned to the MP Dean Del Mastro Elections Canada fraud trial, stands outside the court house during morning break from the trial in Peterborough on July 9, 2014.

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5 hrs ago | CBC News

Vancouver tops list of most expensive cities in Canada again

For the second year in a row, Vancouver has been deemed the most expensive city in Canada in which to live.

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9 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Portage ban provokes a very Canadian fight

Do we have the right to portage our canoes over ancient paths, or can the government stop us in the name of modernity? Allan Turnbull canoes near Bala Falls: Local residents are opposed to plans for a hydroelectric plant at the falls.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Canada.com

Harper does the summer shuffle of top bureaucrats

Left to right: Michael Wernick, Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office; Colleen Swords, Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development; and Graham Flack, Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage.

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Canada.com

Kenney to consider local exemptions to TFW program after provincial complaints

Employment Minister Jason Kenney said Friday he's willing to consider "local exemptions" to his recent overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program.

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Globe and Mail

Ahmed found guilty on two terror charges, acquitted on explosives count

Former Ottawa hospital technician Misbahuddin Ahmed was found guilty Friday of two terrorism-related charges.

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The Washington Post

As deaths rise, no end seen to Israeli offensive

Asserting it has broad international support for a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, Israel is showing no signs of ending the operation, vowing to press on until there is a halt to rocket attacks from the seaside territory.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Canada

WAVE-TV Louisville

US border effort sputters as migrants cross again

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012 file photo, a newly arrived person who was caught in Arizona by the U.S. .

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Tucson, AZ,

Edmonton Journal

Postmedia losses shrink as company expands multi-platform strategy

Postmedia Network Canada Corp. reported third quarter results on Thursday and announced that it would next roll out its new platform-based digital strategy in Montreal and Calgary, after a successful launch May 20 at the Ottawa Citizen.

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CBC News

Sobriety coaches better known south of the border

Sobriety coaches have reportedly aided Lindsay Lohan, Matthew Perry and Owen Wilson in the past.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Drugs, Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, New York,

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Canada.com

Tiffany MacLellan: The wrong way to preserve residential-school history

Edmund Metatawabin, 66, a survivor of St. Anne's residential school in Fort Albany, Ont., is seen outside Osgoode Hall in Toronto on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

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CFRA

This time it's different on efforts for a free trade zone within Canada: Moore

Minister of Industry James Moore responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Tuesday June 17, 2014 in Ottawa.

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Globe and Mail

Conservative government steps up scrutiny of charities' political activities

The Conservative government has stepped up its scrutiny of the political activities of charities, adding fresh money for more audits, and casting its net well beyond the environmental groups that have opposed its energy policies.

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Brandon Sun

Prostitution bill sparks debate whether to protect or prosecute sex workers

Two contradictory portraits of prostitution emerged during this week's parliamentary hearings - one, empowered women free to choose to sell their bodies for sex; the other, victims of abuse in need of rescue.

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GlobalNews

Two men charged in Calgary drug bust

On April 30th, police executed search warrants on three homes; one located in the 500 block of 25 Avenue S.W., one in the 100 block of Deerfield Terrace S.E and one in the 8800 block of Horton Road S.W. They also searched two vehicles.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Spokane, WA

The Washington Post

1,300 migrants avoid harm as Mexico train derails

Authorities in southern Mexico say a cargo train derailed without causing any injuries to about 1,300 Central American migrants who had jammed onto the freight cars on their way north toward the United States.

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Canada.com

Canadian Air Force fighter jets poised to launch missions near Russian airspace

Six CF-18 Hornets from 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron take off from Bagotville, Que., on April 29, 2014 to fly to Romania as part of Canada's contribution to NATO's reassurance measures in order to promote security and stability in Eastern and Central Europe.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Russia, Asia, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Lithuania,

Brandon Sun

Western leaders, officials to discuss trade, labour and Northern development

Officials from six western provinces and territories, including three premiers, meet today to discuss domestic trade, labour mobility and the plight of northern communities in the face of a Canadian oil boom.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Dan Aykroyd, Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced Stand Up To Cancer Canada

Dan Aykroyd lost his business manager to cancer just this week, Kyle MacLachlan saw both of his parents die from the disease, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson's husband won a battle against it as a teen.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Modern Family, Dan Aykroyd, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Globe and Mail

Conservative MP apologizes for remarks to victim of rape

A former sex worker whose gang rape was used by a Conservative MP to make a convoluted defence of his government's prostitution bill has told the politician there is no need to apologize, even though critics have lambasted his words as offensive.

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