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Monday April 27 2015
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Rob Ford's driver had $900 in pot money when cops nabbed him in 2013: Trial told CANADA

TORONTO - The arrest of then-mayor Rob Ford's driver and a dry cleaner followed months of intense police surveillance that involved officers, aerial spotting, electronic tracking and even a camera mounted on a street pole, an Ontario court heard...

Trudeau vows to bolster support for police, fire fighters as he showcases Blair FEDERAL ELECTION

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is backing up his latest star recruit — newly retired Toronto police chief Bill Blair — with promises that a Liberal government would beef up support for first responders. The Liberal leader said Monday that...

New head of Canadian military is Afghanistan veteran, son of a general CANADA

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has tapped Lt.-Gen. Jonathan Vance to be the new chief of the defence staff, Canada's most senior military commander. Here's a quick look at the man at the top: — The 51-year-old Vance is the...

Canada to join global treaty to get more reading materials to the blind CANADA

Visually impaired Canadians long frustrated with a lack of accessible literature in the country will soon have access to hundreds of thousands of titles from collections around the world. The federal government is on the verge of amending copyright...

SNC-Lavalin gets boost from analyst over federal changes and contract awards CANADA

MONTREAL - Embattled engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin got a boost Monday when an analyst upgraded his rating for the company after the federal government signalled a change in its procurement policy in last week's budget. Analyst...

Case of man accused in deaths of two boys killed by python due in court CANADA

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. - The case of a man accused in the deaths of two boys killed by a python in New Brunswick is due in court today. Jean Claude Savoie is charged with criminal...

Promised federal consultation on doctor-assisted dying hasn't materialized CANADA

OTTAWA - Two months after Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised to consult widely on doctor-assisted dying, the federal government has yet to reveal how it intends to canvass...

Musician petitioning for Stratford, Ont. teacher to attend Holland WWII ceremony CANADA

STRATFORD, Ont. - A Canadian musician is taking up the cause of an Ontario school teacher who was refused unpaid leave to attend a Second World War ceremony in Holland with his veteran father. Loreena McKennitt, a Celtic musician and composer from...

Chief Derek Stephen orders Kashechewan's entire evacuation, even pets CANADA

KASHECHEWAN, Ont. - Kashechewan First Nation Chief has now ordered the complete evacuation of his flood threatened town on the western shore of James Bay. More than 1,400 residents had already been evacuated by Friday, and a statement issued by...

Urban search and rescue troops and medics prepare to deploy to devastated Nepal CANADA

OTTAWA - The Harper government stepped up its response to earthquake-ravaged Nepal on Sunday by dispatching advance elements of its highly specialized disaster assistance response team. Troops who conduct urban search and rescue and medical personnel...

Police advising caution for homeless after 2 men killed in downtown Winnipeg CANADA

WINNIPEG - Police in Winnipeg are advising the homeless to use caution in the wake of two homicides, and are asking other citizens to pay special attention to make sure the homeless are safe. Police say the bodies of two men who both lived off...

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