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Tuesday March 31 2015
9:09 PM EDT

House of Commons votes 142-129 to extend, expand ISIL mission into Syria CANADA

OTTAWA - Canadian fighter jets will soon be launching airstrikes in Syria now that the House of Commons has approved the federal government's plan to expand and extend its military mission in Iraq. Federal MPs voted 142-129 Monday night in...

Canada urged to join record Syria aid drive at UN pledging meeting in Kuwait CANADA

OTTAWA - Canada is being called upon to pledge nearly $180 million towards a record-breaking international aid appeal for Syria this year. With the Syrian civil war in its...

Corporate profit margins at 27-year high amid falling loonie, labour costs: CIBC BUSINESS

TORONTO - CIBC World Markets says corporate profit margins hit a 27-year high in the fourth quarter and are likely to remain strong despite the recent softening in the economy due to the oil price shock. According to a new study released Tuesday,...

Canadians lose more hours in traffic; Vancouver ranked most congested: report CANADA

TORONTO - Traffic congestion in most major Canadian cities is getting worse, according to a traffic index compiled by a firm that specializes in navigation and mapping products. TomTom's fifth annual traffic index suggests the average commuter...

Nine people plucked from Canadian tall ship in rising seas after engines fail CANADA

BOSTON - Nine people were rescued from a Halifax-based tall ship as it was buffeted by stiff winds and high waves early Monday about 93 kilometres east of Gloucester, Mass. The U.S. Coast Guard said it was notified at about 12:35 a.m. that the...

Future Shop closure illustrates challenges facing Canadian retailers CANADA

TORONTO - The sudden closure of Future Shop electronics stores demonstrates the evolution taking place in the Canadian retail space amid increased competition from online shopping,...

Quebec approves motion asking Harper to hand over long-gun registry data CANADA

QUEBEC - The Quebec national assembly has unanimously approved a motion calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reverse his decision to destroy the long-gun registry data. The motion passed by a 106-0 vote and also urges Harper to transfer...

Finance minister to hold pre-budget meeting with economists April 9 CANADA

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Joe Oliver will huddle with private-sector economists early next month to prepare for his pre-election budget — a blueprint set for release as the oil slump forces experts to downgrade economic forecasts. Sliding...

Vote expected late Monday on military mission against ISIL in Iraq, Syria CANADA

OTTAWA - The House of Commons is expected to vote tonight on the Conservative government's proposal to extend its military campaign in Iraq for up to one year and authorize...

Landing an aircraft in bad weather depends on many variables, but ultimately up to pilot CANADA

HALIFAX - Pilots make the final call on whether it's safe to land a plane in bad weather, such as the conditions that prevailed early Sunday when an Air Canada passenger...

Investigators sifting through plane wreckage, interviewing witnesses CANADA

HALIFAX - Transportation Safety Board investigators were spending most of Monday sifting through debris and documenting the site of an Air Canada flight that crashed Sunday...

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