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In major shift, federal government looks to settle in ‘60s Scoop lawsuit

February 1, 2020 - 17:17

The change comes after years of litigation and before a judge prepared to rule on the $1.3-billion class action suit.
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Coroner defends decision to not probe Wettlaufer victim death at inquiry

1 hour 4 min ago

Dr. William George has told a public inquiry examining Wettlaufer’s actions that the death of 79-year-old Maureen Pickering was reasonably foreseeable in light of the fact that she had long-term health conditions.
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NSLC president offers glimpse inside Nova Scotia’s ‘unique’ cannabis stores

1 hour 6 min ago

Behind the counter are dozens of white boxes that will eventually contain types of cannabis. The available products will be displayed on TV screens and are divided into four distinct categories: relax, unwind, centre and enhanced.
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A man gave a stranger a ride — then found out he was a convicted murderer who escaped prison

1 hour 25 min ago

Newspaper publisher Russell Turner learned that Michael F. Wilson had escaped the South Mississippi Correctional Institution after dropping him off at a hospital.
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Chicago judge orders release of woman dubbed ‘serial stowaway’ from jail

1 hour 48 min ago

Marilyn Hartman was jailed earlier in the year for repeatedly trying to sneak onto commercial jets without a ticket.
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Ex-U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says it’s ‘not too late to save Brexit’

1 hour 48 min ago

In remarks to the House of Commons, Johnson criticized Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans for exiting the EU, describing it as a clean departure “in name only.”
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Education minister dodges questions about change to sex-ed curriculum

1 hour 49 min ago

Lisa Thompson refused to meet with reporters for a second straight day as the Progressive Conservative government sticks with its plan to reverted to the 1998 sex education curriculum while undertaking a review of the more modern 2015 syllabus.
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More than 90 deaths now linked to heat wave in Quebec

2 hours 1 min ago

New report suggests 53 deaths in Montreal alone are linked to elevated temperatures in early July.
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Travellers stuck in Montreal for days after airline cancels flights

2 hours 8 min ago

Spanish airline Level says in a statement it’s working to rebook passengers and will refund them for their expenses.
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Accused Russian agent used sex and deception to gain influence, prosecutors say

2 hours 23 min ago

The allegations add to the portrait of Maria Butina who the Justice Department says worked covertly to establish back-channel lines of communication to the Kremlin and infiltrate U.S. political organizations.
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I wore a bulletproof vest for Jane and Finch visit, community safety minister reveals

2 hours 36 min ago

Opposition calls Michael Tibollo’s statement in the Legislature “blatantly racist,” says it reinforces stereotypes about racialized communities.
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19 dead, 25 missing as migrant boat capsizes north of Cyprus

3 hours 24 min ago
The capsizing occurred around 26 kilometres north of Cyprus’ Karpas Peninsula, but it’s not yet clear when.
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Premiers meet with Indigenous leaders in New Brunswick, but three major groups decline to attend

4 hours 13 min ago

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, the incoming chair of the Council of the Federation of Canadian premiers, also said inter-provincial trade will be discussed at the meetings in his home province.
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Quebec woman accused of abducting her children could be in Ontario, police say

4 hours 17 min ago

Police say Yanna Mavraganis could be travelling in a dark blue Toyota Matrix with the licence plate G32 JME.
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Seizure of Niagara reporter’s equipment was violation of rights, ombudsman says

4 hours 31 min ago

Paul Dubé’s report recommends the region develop a clear protocol for closed meetings and appoint a media liaison.
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Cost of abortion pill Mifegymiso to be covered by NL government

4 hours 41 min ago

The federally approved medical abortion drug has been at least partially covered by every other Canadian province.
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In the battle for Putin’s affections, cupid favours Xi over Trump

4 hours 54 min ago

The U.S. president raves about Putin’s political skills, but the Chinese and Russian leaders have long enthused publicly about their unique rapport.
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Court orders CRA to stop setting political limits on charities’ activities

5 hours 17 min ago

Justice Ed Morgan’s ruling says all political activities are charitable activities so long as groups advocate “in pursuit of the overall charitable purpose.”
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Syrian government forces bomb south opposition holdout after talks fail

5 hours 39 min ago

Separately, some 7,000 Syrians were expected to be evacuated from two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria as part of a negotiated deal with insurgents who have besieged them for three years.
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Inspired passengers chip in for teacher’s needy students

5 hours 42 min ago

A chatty teacher on an airline flight discovers how a story about children from low-income families can turn into unexpected help.
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