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3 hrs ago | Houston Chronicle

Gang leader gets life in US consulate slayings

A Mexican gang leader has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2010 slayings in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, of a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and the husband of another employee.

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5 hrs ago | Canada.com

Temporary foreign workers program spurs higher unemployment, study claims

A new report by the C.D. Howe Institute is harshly critical of the federal government's controversial temporary foreign workers program, saying it has spurred a higher unemployment rate in western Canada.

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6 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Dangerous tank cars ordered off tracks

Tanker cars run the length of the CN Rail yards between First Street and 17th Street East on Wednesday as the federal government ordered 5,000 dangerous tank cars off the rails as part of safety recommendations after the deadly derailment and fire in Lac-MA©gantic, Que., last summer.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Canada, Train Disaster, World News

10 hrs ago | Canada.com

Canada's response in Ukraine and Africa is a lesson in foreign policy priorities

A baby sleeps on a makeshift bed at a camp set up for Muslims waiting to be evacuated near the mosque of the PK 12 district of Bangui on April 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada, Central African Republic, Africa, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Stephen Harper

14 hrs ago | CFRA

Baloney Meter: Are Canada's job numbers really the best in the G7?

People wait for the Service Canada employment centre to open April 2, 2014 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz" OTTAWA - "Since the worst of the recession in July 2009, our government has created over 1 million net new jobs.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper, Conservatives (UK)

16 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Murder accused in row with judge

A former Napier city councillor charged with murdering his Canadian wife in 2010 remains in custody in British Columbia awaiting the setting of a date for a trial delayed by his own difficulties with lawyers and plans to conduct his own defence.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Canada,

20 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Firearm-related crimes highest on Prairies: study

Violent crimes involving firearms are most prevalent on the Prairies, according to 2012 numbers released by Statistics Canada this morning.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Canada.com

Online petition on Fair Elections Act gets almost 50,000 signatures in 24 hours

Thousands of Canadians have signed an online petition urging Conservative senators to put the boots to the government's Fair Elections Act.

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Canada.com

Calgary psychiatrist guilty of sex assault loses appeal, must turn himself in

The Alberta Court of Appeal has refused to overturn a psychiatrist's three convictions for sexually assaulting his court-appointed patients.

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Canada.com

1 in 3 Canadians suffered some form of child abuse; linked to mental disorders

One in three adult Canadians suffered some form of child abuse in their past, experiences that put them at a higher risk of developing mental health disorders later in life, a new study reports.

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CBC News

McDonald's foreign worker practices halted in face of investigation

Three McDonald's franchises in Victoria and a pizza restaurant in Weyburn, Saskatchewan are at the centre of program abuse allegations.

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Canada.com

Flood watch in effect near Edmonton

Environment Canada has ended a special weather statement for Edmonton that called for heavy rain with amounts up to 70 mm by Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Canada, World News, Weather,

The Montreal Gazette

Russia expels Canadian diplomat

The diplomatic chess game between Canada and Russia over the Ukraine crisis continued Tuesday, with the Kremlin ordering the expulsion of a senior Canadian diplomat stationed in Moscow.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Stephen Harper, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Canada.com

Obama's delay portends a - No' on Keystone XL

For years now he has been dodging persistent invitations hand-delivered by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a parade of cabinet ministers and western premiers as well as plastered across the walls and floors of Washington subway stations in the form of ads promoting U.S.-Canada friendship and energy security.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Canada, World News, US News

Canada.com

How the Supreme Court could hamstring Harper over the Senate

If the Supreme Court of Canada rules against Stephen Harper on Friday over Senate reform, all eyes will turn to the prime minister.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Montreal Gazette

Afghan commemoration cloaked in secrecy with two weeks left to go

A Royal Proclamation, a moment of silence in schools, and the heavy beating of helicopter rotors over Parliament Hill are slated for May 9, but the Harper's government attempt to turn commemoration of the Afghan mission into a national event is facing delays, confusion and the sting of politics.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Stephen Harper, Canada, Life, Veteran Affairs

Nanaimo Daily News

Canadian sailor dies under mysterious circumstances in Tanzanian hospital

The crewman belonged to HMCS Regina, currently patrolling the Indian Ocean as part of a multinational task force combating terrorism and pirates in the region.

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CFRA

Huge pile of records to land on Truth and Reconciliation Commission's doorstep

After wrapping up nearly four years of public hearings, and with the clock ticking on a final report into the legacy of physical and sexual abuse at Indian residential schools, a pile of new documents is about to land on the doorstep of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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CFRA

Union warns budget cuts means fewer meat inspections, more food fraud

The union representing federal food inspectors says budget cuts have chopped a team upholding food safety standards and that's left consumers in the Vancouver area vulnerable.

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The Montreal Gazette

Ottawa must cap 'reckless' spending over next year: finance minister

Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he plans to resist pressures to stimulate the economy with federal money as Ottawa remains focused on bringing in a balanced budget next year.

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