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34 min ago | Brandon Sun
The federal government is targeting more Russian officials with sanctions and travel bans as part of its pressure campaign against president Vladimir Putin's activities in Ukraine. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will send 200 election observers and a dozen members of Parliament to Ukraine next month to help monitor the country's parliamentary elections.
4 hrs ago | KTMF
15, 2014. . People loot a convenience store destroyed by Hurricane Odile, in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept.
9 hrs ago | Washington Times
Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence - and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. As Thursday's referendum nears, questions are being been raised about Scotland's future relationship with the monarchy if its people opt for independence.
10 hrs ago | Squamish Chief
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces funding towards the prime minister's maternal, newborn and child health initiative at Davisville Pulbic School in Toronto on Thursday, May 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces funding towards the prime minister's maternal, newborn and child health initiative at Davisville Pulbic School in Toronto on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
14 hrs ago | Medical News Today
Better coordination of patient care between health care providers, encouraging patients to self-manage their health and other strategies can reduce use of the health care system by seniors and people with chronic conditions, according to research published in CMAJ . People who frequently visit emergency departments and clinics and are admitted to hospital use a disproportionate amount of health care resources despite their relatively small numbers.
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.
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.
A man faces murder charges in connection with the death of a young woman who was shot while leaving a downtown restaurant. 26-year-old Natasha Mohamed Farah was killed outside of a bar on 11 Ave. and 1 St. S.W. last month.
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.
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. A woman is seen here enjoying the Canada Day festivities in Montreal, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
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.
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico >> Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage. The extent of Odile's impact was still not clear before daybreak, but the storm severely damaged hotel lobbies and facades, shattered windows and left streets full of debris.
This Aug. 2002 file photo shows Balmoral Castle, near Ballater in the Scottish Highlands. One thing both sides agree on - Queen Elizabeth II will continue to be the Scottish monarch after independence.
Some of Illinois' top political leaders and candidates for office were set to participate Sunday in a Chicago's annual Mexican Independence Day Parade. Organizers estimate roughly 500,000 have attended previously in the city's Little Village neighborhood, making it among the largest parades in the country.
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.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver has a budget surplus ready to go and plenty of other ministers who want a piece of it in the lead up to the 2015 election. 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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:05 pm
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