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Friday August 28 2015
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Harper to trumpet economic report in speech to Ahmadiyya Muslim conference EVENT CENTRE

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper planned to use a speech Friday afternoon to a large Muslim gathering to trumpet a new economic report that he says validates his government's policies. The Conservative leader did not do any formal campaigning, instead...

U.S. investigated report of civilian deaths following Canadian mission in Iraq CANADA

TAMPA, Fla. - The American-led coalition says other air strikes were conducted on the same day and in the same vicinity where Canadian CF-18 warplanes were accused of causing civilian casualties in January. A spokesman for the U.S. Central Command,...

Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman ends relationship with company he founded CANADA

TORONTO - Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman is ending his relationship with the adultery website he founded 14 years ago, weeks after the Toronto-based company was hacked in an attack that dealt a blow to its reputation for discretion. "This...

Christine Elliott resigns as MPP for Whitby-Oshawa after losing leadership race POLITICS

TORONTO - Christine Elliot, the deputy leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, resigned as a member of the provincial legislature Friday, three months after losing her second bid for the party's top job. The MPP for Whitby-Oshawa,...

B.C. judge says Pickton sex assault victim should have settled for $50,000 COURT

VANCOUVER - A jury was right to reject a woman's claim that her life was ruined after a sexual assault by the brother of serial killer Robert Pickton, says a judge who awarded her no costs at trial. B.C. Supreme Court Justice George Macintosh...

Man who threw snake at Tim Hortons in Saskatoon gets conditional discharge, fine CANADA

SASKATOON - A man has been sentenced for throwing a garter snake across the counter of a Tim Hortons in Saskatoon. Christopher Jordan Cook received a conditional discharge with six months of probation for mischief and causing a disturbance. It...

Harper, Trudeau spar over Liberal plan to rebuild infrastructure, run deficits CANADA

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau set out to build some Liberal campaign momentum Thursday with a big-ticket, multibillion-dollar infrastructure plan — and an animated Stephen Harper...

Alberta government to flesh out details of royalty review panel CANADA

EDMONTON - More details are coming today on the Alberta government's review of oil and gas royalties and on those who will conduct it. Industry players will be keenly interested in who will be joining Dave Mowat, head of Crown-owned bank ATB...

Canadian fighter pilots accused of killing civilians: report CANADA

The Globe and Mail says Canadian fighter pilots have been accused of killing civilians in a January air strike in Iraq, though it's unclear who is making the allegation. The Canadian Armed Forces told The Globe that they have found no evidence...

New Brunswick man charged with illegally importing beer not alone: investigator CANADA

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. - An official with Moosehead Breweries is scheduled to testify today at an ongoing court case over a man's bid to import beer in New Brunswick. Patrick Oland, the breweries' chief financial officer, will appear for the...

U.S. lawmakers tour Saskatchewan's carbon capture and storage project CANADA

ESTEVAN, Sask. - U.S. presidential candidate Lindsey Graham is praising carbon capture and storage technology in Saskatchewan and says it's time to pursue similar projects in his own country. The Republican senator for South Carolina was part...

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