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1 hr ago | 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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5 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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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20 hrs ago | 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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Prince George Citizen

Tory ministers jockey for surplus bucks as Commons returns

Like a fresh-baked pie on the window sill, the sweet smell of a surplus has mouths watering - but which ministers will get a piece in this critical pre-election period, and how will it trickle down to Canadians? Prime Minister Stephen Harper must decide how best to spend the excess dollars in the next couple of months and there's active lobbying for the bucks, government insiders say. All the decisions will be evaluated through the lens of the 2015 election, which looms large over what is likely the last fall sitting before the writ is dropped.

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Chilliwack Times

Open letter asks CRA to stop political audit

Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday April 9, 2014. More than 400 academics are demanding the Canada Revenue Agency halt its audit of the political activities of a think-tank, saying the Conservative government is trying to intimidate, muzzle and silence its critics.

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Prince George Citizen

Quebec sovereigntists learn from Scots, reflect on what could have been

Jean-Francois Lisee talks to media, Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the legislature in Quebec City. Quebece sovereigntists like Lisee say they've been impressed by London's "fair play" during the Scottish referendum campaign when compared to Ottawa in the 1990s.

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Edmonton Journal

Simons: Sun Yat-sen and Canada: The historic ties between Alberta and China's revolution

Sun Yat-sen, centre, with members of the Tong Meng Hui Nationalist Movement in Vancouver, February, 1911. It's one of the archival photos in the touring exhibit Sun Yat-sen and Canada, which opens in Edmonton Sunda Sept.

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Brandon Sun

Prince Edward shakes hands with 87 Duke of Edinburgh award winners at B.C. ceremony

His Royal Highness Prince Edward Earl of Wessex told a ballroom full of young people on Saturday they earned the right to walk a little taller after successfully completing a journey that millions attempt but relatively few complete. He shook hands with 87 young high achievers as he handed out the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award during a ceremony at Government House.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

WVNY

Canada Man Convicted of Counterfeit Money

Rejean Brousseau of Alberta Canada faces up to 15 years in prison for using counterfeit money at a Mobil in Champlain New York. CHAMPLAIN, NY- Rejean Brousseau of Alberta Canada faces up to 15 years in prison for using counterfeit money at a Mobil in Champlain New York.

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The Toronto Star

Franklin discovery is Canada's moon shot

Jim Balsillie had fallen in love with the Arctic. Deeply, deeply in love. And he was looking to do something about it.

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Brandon Sun

Newfoundland and Labrador Tories to vote for new leader, premier

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's governing Progressive Conservative party is poised to pick a new leader Saturday. The winner will soon be sworn in as the province's 12th premier and must call an election within 12 months of taking office.

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CBC News

#AmINext aims to raise awareness about murdered aboriginal women

The campaign, in which people are asked to take a photo of themselves holding a sign that reads, "#AmINext,"seeks to open up a national discussion on the issue of aboriginal women who have disappeared or been murdered. A woman spearheading a social media campaign about missing and murdered aboriginal women says she isn't worried about the initiative fading from the public consciousness like other online campaigns have done in the past.

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Canada.com

Royal Canadian Navy looks to chop more civilian staff

AUGUST 27: Canadian royal navy arrives at Yangzi wharf with a frigate on August 27, 2014 in Shanghai, China. Canadian royal navy started its 5-day friendly visit to Shanghai on Wednesday.

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