• Quebec mom wants laws on dangerous strictly applied after 2-year-old son attacked
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    Quebec mom wants laws on dangerous strictly applied after 2-year-old son attacked

    The mother of a Quebec boy who was mauled by a pit bull-type dog says the rules regarding dangerous dogs need to be better applied and enforced. Cleothilde Lefebvre-Bergeron said today there exists a gap between the rules and the reality on the ground after a dog mauled her two-year-old son Hugo Giroux

  • C. difficile cases fall 36 per cent in hospitals, better infection control credited
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    C. difficile cases fall 36 per cent in hospitals, better infection control credited

    Rates of Clostridium difficile, an often recurring bacterial infection of the colon that causes debilitating diarrhea, have fallen dramatically in hospitals across Canada since 2009, a study has found. In a study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers report that hospital-associated

  • Equalization debate re-emerges ahead of finance ministers' meeting in Ottawa
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    Equalization debate re-emerges ahead of finance ministers' meeting in Ottawa

    Canada's long-simmering internal debate over the how the federal government divvies up equalization payments among the provinces is expected to flare up this week during the twice-yearly gathering of the country's finance ministers. On the eve of Tuesday's meeting, finance ministers from

  • Employees of Quebec's liquor stores vote for six-day strike mandate
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    Employees of Quebec's liquor stores vote for six-day strike mandate

    Unionized workers with Quebec's government-run liquor stores have voted heavily in favour of a six-day strike mandate. The union said Monday 91 per cent of members who voted supported a strike, in response to stalled collective agreement negotiations. Union president Katia Lelievre said workers

  • UN housing watchdog chides Liberals for watering down rights in housing strategy
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    UN housing watchdog chides Liberals for watering down rights in housing strategy

    A United Nations housing watchdog is taking the federal Liberals to task over what she sees as the government's about-face on a promise to put a human rights lens on its housing strategy. In a scathing letter, Leilani Farha, the UN special rapporteur on the right to housing, says her support for

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    'Angel' who helped whistleblower Snowden needs Canada's help immediately: lawyer

    Canada is being urged to permit the immediate immigration of a Sri Lankan man living precariously in Hong Kong who helped shelter former CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden while he was hiding in that city. Lawyer Robert Tibbo says Ajith Pushpa Kumara has asked for a temporary resident permit in Canada

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    Culinary workers call for culture shift as #MeToo puts spotlight on harassment

    Forced to put up with unwanted advances by customers and coworkers alike, Shear said she could be sent home if she didn't dress to the provocative tastes of her supervisors. It makes you tolerate things that you wouldn't otherwise be able to," said Shear, who still has many friends in the

  • Canada adds seven people to Myanmar sanctions list over Rohingya crisis
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    Canada adds seven people to Myanmar sanctions list over Rohingya crisis

    Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says seven Myanmar military leaders have been added to Canada's sanctions list for their role in the Rohingya crisis. Freeland says the sanctions are a result of the significant role played by senior military officials in the brutal violence and persecution

  • 2018 Easter Seals campaign raises more than $158K
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    2018 Easter Seals campaign raises more than $158K

    It was all smiles at the wrap-up luncheon for the 2018 Easter Seals campaign as it was announced that ambassador Brayden White led a campaign that raised over $158,455 to support Islanders with disabilities. "It was great," White said, looking back at his time with the Easter Seals campaign

  • Toronto mayor vows to 'do everything' to rid city of gangs following weekend violence
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    Toronto mayor vows to 'do everything' to rid city of gangs following weekend violence

    Toronto Mayor John Tory vowed on Monday to "do everything" to rid the city of gangs in the wake of five deaths this weekend. Tory said he is talking to Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders every day about the problem of violence. "I'll be seeing him later today and then we're going

  • Cheering for family: Manitoba politician related to most of Iceland soccer team
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    Cheering for family: Manitoba politician related to most of Iceland soccer team

    A Manitoba politician has more than Icelandic heritage fuelling his fandom of the Nordic nation's soccer team. Len Isleifson says he is related to 22 of the team's 23 players, as well as its coach. The legislature member for Brandon East says a genealogy company in Iceland has identified the

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    Record settlement for N.S. boy who suffered brain damage at birth

    A seven-year-old Nova Scotia boy who suffered brain damage at birth has received a $6 million settlement — the largest of its kind in the province's history. The lawsuit said Cullen Chisholm suffered oxygen deprivation during his delivery which caused severe cerebral palsy. Lawyer John McKiggan

  • Mi'kmaq challenge of Mill River Resort sale dismissed in court
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    Mi'kmaq challenge of Mill River Resort sale dismissed in court

    An application for a judicial review of the sale of Mill River Resort by the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. has been dismissed in court. The province announced the transfer of the Mill River resort, golf course, fun park, and campground to businessman Don McDougall in January 2017. The Mi'kmaq

  • Imperial Tobacco 'shocked' by Health Canada's proposed package regulations
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    Imperial Tobacco 'shocked' by Health Canada's proposed package regulations

    Imperial Tobacco says Health Canada's proposed plain packaging regulations for cigarettes are confusing and warns it may have to go to court if changes aren't made. Eric Gagnon, head of corporate and regulatory affairs at Imperial Tobacco Canada, says his organization is "shocked and confused

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    Police pull critically injured man from Calgary clothing donation bin

    A man in his 30s is in critical condition after he was rescued from a clothing donation bin early Monday morning. 

  • Closing arguments underway at second-degree murder trial of Hamilton-area homeowner
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    Closing arguments underway at second-degree murder trial of Hamilton-area homeowner

    Peter Khill, 28, admits he killed Jon Styres with two shotgun blasts in the early morning of Feb. 4, 2016, but has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder, saying he fired in self-defence, believing Styres was pointing a gun at him. Khill has testified that he spent four years as an army reservist

  • 1st of its kind TTC bus route to connect Humber Bay shores to Mimico GO station
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    1st of its kind TTC bus route to connect Humber Bay shores to Mimico GO station

    The Toronto Transit Commission has launched its first ever bus route specifically designed to service the provincial GO Train network. Starting on Monday, the 176 Mimico GO bus will connect transit users in south Etobicoke to the Mimico GO station. The one-way route will begin at the Lake Shore Loop

  • A small bird, nest and four eggs hold up major Ottawa music festival
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    A small bird, nest and four eggs hold up major Ottawa music festival

    A small plover and her egg-laden nest are holding hostage the national capital's biggest music festival. Workers came across the killdeer and its nest just as they were preparing to set up one of the main stages at Ottawa's 11-day Bluesfest event, which takes place in front of the Canadian War

  • Principals spending too much time as managers, new report on Ontario education finds
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    Principals spending too much time as managers, new report on Ontario education finds

    Principals are spending too much time doing menial managerial tasks and school boards are struggling to adequately support students' mental health, according to a sweeping new report on education in Ontario released Monday. The non-profit organization assembled the report from survey results garnered

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    Ex-Gee-Gees hockey players found not guilty of sexual assault

    Two former University of Ottawa hockey players have been found not guilty of sexual assault in a 2014 incident at a Thunder Bay, Ont., hotel room. Guillaume Donovan and David Foucher had each been charged with one count of sexual assault after a woman accused them of forcing themselves upon her following

  • 10 out of 17 serious recent fires in Calgary sparked by carelessly discarded smoking materials, chief says
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    10 out of 17 serious recent fires in Calgary sparked by carelessly discarded smoking materials, chief says

    Calgary's fire chief says most of the serious fires that crews have responded to recently were caused by the careless disposal of cigarettes or other smoking materials. Steve Dongworth held a media availability on Monday in an effort to get the message out that it's dangerous to put out cigarettes

  • Willie O'Ree, NHL's first black player, hopes for Hockey Hall of Fame call
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    Willie O'Ree, NHL's first black player, hopes for Hockey Hall of Fame call

    It has been a big year so far for Willie O'Ree — full of accolades as he marked 60 years since becoming the first black player in the National Hockey League — but there's one more honour O'Ree, his friends, and fans are hoping for. The league will announce Tuesday if he'll be among this

  • RCMP pledges at MMIW inquiry in Regina to do better on Indigenous issues
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    RCMP pledges at MMIW inquiry in Regina to do better on Indigenous issues

    The head of Canada's national police force says it's clear her officers could improve Indigenous relations and is promising improvements. RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki is testifying at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Regina. One of the additions

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    Protect your nest egg, Alberta Securities Commission warns people 55 and older

    The Alberta Securities Commission has launched a quiz to help warn people ages 55 and older to be wary of fraudulent investment schemes perpetrated by people they know. The commission recently hired Innovative Research Group to survey Albertans for signs they're vulnerable to "affinity fraud

  • 4 weekday trains to be cut from Deux-Montagnes commuter service starting today
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    4 weekday trains to be cut from Deux-Montagnes commuter service starting today

    Commuters who ride the Deux-Montagnes line will see service disruptions because of the closing of one track for work on Montreal's new light-rail system, the Réseau express métropolitain.