• Ontario PC leader says he will ignore premier's threat of defamation lawsuit
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    Ontario PC leader says he will ignore premier's threat of defamation lawsuit

    Ontario's Opposition leader plans to ignore a libel notice from Premier Kathleen Wynne, prolonging a legal spat between the two political rivals months away from a provincial  election. Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown suggested in a statement Monday that Wynne's threat is merely

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    Crown disputes N.S. bar society's finding that race factor in lawyer's treatment

    Nova Scotia's prosecution service is firing back at a ruling from the province's bar society, saying race played no role in how Crown lawyers treated a black lawyer. The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society disbarred Lyle Howe Friday and fined him $150,000 after a disciplinary panel ruling that

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    Finding answers in deadly arena ammonia leak could take months: WorkSafeBC

    A WorkSafeBC spokeswoman says it could take months to complete the investigation into an ammonia leak that killed three men last week at the ice arena in Fernie, B.C. Trish Knight Chernecki says WorkSafe is the lead investigation agency and has 10 people at the site, alongside investigators with the

  • Julie Snyder files sex-assault complaint against Gilbert Rozon
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    Julie Snyder files sex-assault complaint against Gilbert Rozon

    Julie Snyder, one of the biggest names in Quebec's entertainment industry, has filed a complaint of sexual assault against Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon. A spokesman for Snyder's production company says the former wife of business tycoon Pierre Karl Peladeau went to police in the past

  • The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories
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    The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

    FEDS TO SHOW SMALLER DEFICIT IN UPDATED FISCAL OUTLOOK: The Trudeau government will release fresh projections Tuesday that predict smaller-than-anticipated deficits over the next several years - but the Liberals are not expected to provide a timeline to bring the books back to balance. NEW U.S. ENVOY

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    Dandelions found in oilsands tailings could help clean them up: researchers

    University of Saskatchewan biologist Susan Kaminskyj knew right away that made it something special. It took her about two weeks to find out what was helping the dandelion survive the harsh, acidic, water-repelling leftovers of oilsands mining. The dandelion was hosting a symbiotic fungus that was

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    Access to Information reforms fall short, pro-openness voices tell MPs

    Transparency advocates say a Liberal government bill to modernize the Access to Information Act would create new barriers for people seeking federal files. Cara Zwibel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association tells the House of Commons information, ethics and privacy committee today the government

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    Nova Scotia's new cyberbullying legislation 'too cautious,' expert says

    A new Nova Scotia law replacing anti-cyberbullying legislation struck down in the courts two years ago is moving forward unchanged, against the advice of legal experts who say it will be costly and difficult for victims to use. The governing Liberals pushed the proposed Intimate Images and Cyber-protection

  • Britain to give Canada the shipwrecks of explorer John Franklin
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    Britain to give Canada the shipwrecks of explorer John Franklin

    "I would like to thank the government of the United Kingdom for their intent to gift the wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror to Canada, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said in a release. Britain announced Monday that ownership of the ships will be transferred to Parks Canada.

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    Warm weather may deprive some areas of vivid red fall colours: expert

    Unseasonably warm weather in parts of Canada may deprive some areas of one of their trademark natural attractions — rich fall colours. A forestry expert says the vivid red leaves that draw crowds of tourists to areas of Ontario and parts of Quebec are triggered by bright sunshine combined with cold

  • Round 2 in the Plante vs. Coderre debate — in English — has incumbent on defensive
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    Round 2 in the Plante vs. Coderre debate — in English — has incumbent on defensive

    Denis Coderre heads into tonight's English-language mayoral debate having spent the day defending himself from allegations his administration has fostered a culture of silence at city hall. Earlier Monday, Radio-Canada revealed that several journalists covering city hall experienced intimidation

  • Aurora College student fights to get full tuition refund
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    Aurora College student fights to get full tuition refund

    An Aurora College student is seeking a full refund for their tuition after switching to a program that's free. Braeden Kieron Moore, a first year student at the Yellowknife campus, initially attended the college's University and College Access program which costs $1,500. After dropping a mandatory

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    3 men wanted for 6 robberies near Riverdale Park, Kew Beach Gardens

    Toronto police are looking for three men wanted for a series of robberies near Riverdale Park and Kew Beach Gardens. Since Oct. 5, police say they have responded to six different robbery calls in the areas. In all of the robberies, police say, four suspects could be seen with masks covering their faces

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    Accused in Red Deer triple-murder trial questioned police about evidence

    Two days after his parents and sister died in a house fire, Jason Klaus asked a police officer whether the flames would have destroyed evidence. Klaus was interviewed 26 times by the RCMP, both before and after he was charged with three counts of first-degree murder. In an emotional three-hour videotaped

  • Missing Ontario woman killed for role in love triangle, court hears
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    Missing Ontario woman killed for role in love triangle, court hears

    Crown lawyer Jill Cameron laid out the prosecution's first-degree murder case against Dellen Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., in the death of 23-year-old Laura Babcock, whose body has not been found. Cameron walked the jury through some of the evidence the prosecution

  • Chelsea Manning no threat to Canada, should be allowed in, advocates say
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    Chelsea Manning no threat to Canada, should be allowed in, advocates say

    A U.S. soldier convicted of leaking thousands of classified documents poses no security threat to Canada and ought to be allowed into the country, advocates said Monday. Chelsea Manning tried to enter Canada last month to travel to Montreal and Vancouver, but was turned away at the Canada-U.S. land

  • Mary-Margaret McMahon won't run in 2018 and wants other councillors to follow her lead
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    Mary-Margaret McMahon won't run in 2018 and wants other councillors to follow her lead

    Toronto city councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon says she will not run in the 2018 municipal election and is calling on other incumbent councillors to step aside too. The councillor for Ward 32, Beaches-East York, first won her seat in 2010 with a promise that she would only serve two terms in the position

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    Health officials urge Edmontonians to get flu shot, starting Monday

    Alberta Health Services is urging people to get the flu shot at the beginning of a season it says is already seeing cases of influenza. Starting Monday, Edmontonians six months of age and older can get the shot free of charge at public immunization clinics, doctors' offices and pharmacies around

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    P.E.I. teen mentorship program expands with help from $115K in grants

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of P.E.I. has received a $25,000 grant from Rogers Communications and $30,000 for three years from the Charlottetown Rotary Club to expand its teen mentorship program. The grants were "quite a surprise," said Myron Yates, the organization's executive director,

  • Feds to show smaller deficits in updated outlook, but no timeline to balance
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    Feds to show smaller deficits in updated outlook, but no timeline to balance

    A senior government official says the fall fiscal statement will show an improving outlook in the coming years, even though Ottawa will announce new measures alongside the updated predictions. The Liberals are likely hoping the document contains enough good economic news to draw attention away from

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    Pro wrestler Davey Boy Smith Jr. says he saved woman hanging from Calgary bridge

    British-Canadian professional wrestler Davey Boy Smith Jr. says he drew on his years of grappling and self-defence to help save the life of a woman dangling from a Calgary bridge. In a post on his Facebook page, Smith Jr. said he was driving just west of the city's downtown on Sunday when he saw

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    Drake throws swanky Andy Warhol-themed party for 31st birthday in Toronto

    Toronto rapper Drake celebrated his 31st birthday this weekend with a lavish Andy Warhol-themed party in his hometown.  

  • Driver arrested after evading police, colliding with vehicle after entering drive-thru the wrong way
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    Driver arrested after evading police, colliding with vehicle after entering drive-thru the wrong way

    What started as a traffic stop on EC Row Expressway, led to a vehicle collision in a drive-thru and ended with two people arrested after a loaded hand gun was found inside a vehicle. Police clocked a black vehicle traveling at 126 km/hr on EC Row in a 100 km/hr zone on Friday around 2 p.m. The driver

  • Defence attorney calls for acquittal on all charges against Quebec City police officer
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    Defence attorney calls for acquittal on all charges against Quebec City police officer

    Simon Beaulieu's defence attorney challenged the testimony of the Crown prosecutor's expert witness during his closing arguments on Monday at the Quebec City courthouse. Beaulieu is facing charges of criminal negligence and dangerous driving causing death in the death of Guy Blouin.

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    Firefighters hindered by unexploded ammunition at New Brunswick military base

    Unexploded ammunition is hampering efforts to extinguish three fires burning at Canada's second-largest military base. Stephanie Duchesne, spokesperson for the Gagetown base in New Brunswick, says the fires are burning in an area rife with the remnants of decades of soldier training, limiting the