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Convicted killer Kelly Ellard allowed temporary escorted prison release

Convicted killer Kelly Ellard allowed temporary escorted prison release

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Convicted killer Kelly Ellard has been granted temporary escorted absences from prison to attend doctor's appointments and parenting programs for her baby.
Quebec MP jumps into NDP leadership race, sets sights on home province

Quebec MP jumps into NDP leadership race, sets sights on home province

GATINEAU, Que. — The ho-hum New Democrat leadership race got a little more competitive Monday as Quebec MP Guy Caron became the third candidate to officially declare that he wants to be the one to succeed Tom Mulcair.
Officer's acquittal on sex charges provokes a debate about consent

Officer's acquittal on sex charges provokes a debate about consent

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Four days before Christmas 2014, a young woman approached a parked police cruiser in the early hours of the morning. The woman, then 21, had been drinking in the St.

Liberals accused of playing favourites in Markham-Thornhill nomination contest

OTTAWA — The Liberal party has seen its fair share of nomination battles, and a fresh one is brewing in the Toronto-area riding recently vacated by former immigration minister John McCallum, who stepped down to begin his life as a diplomat.

Five ways for NDP candidates to generate interest in leadership race

OTTAWA — Quebec MP Guy Caron entered the federal NDP leadership race on Monday, bringing to three the current number of candidates seeking to succeed Tom Mulcair. Here are five things the candidates need to do to spark some interest: 1.
Trump brand under scrutiny as Vancouver hotel holds grand opening

Trump brand under scrutiny as Vancouver hotel holds grand opening

VANCOUVER — As the latest Trump hotel gears up for its official opening in Vancouver on Tuesday, some experts are expressing doubts about the fate of the newest addition to the city's skyline thanks to billionaire businessman Donald Trump's polarizin

Desperate times obscure Canada's role in Iraq's uncertain future

ERBIL, Iraq — A baby's cry pierces the din as dozens of people wait to see a doctor or nurse at what's surely one of the busiest health clinics in the Middle East: inside a sprawling refugee camp that's home to 18,000 displaced men, women and childre
Halifax police say 3,000 drug-related exhibits unaccounted for in records

Halifax police say 3,000 drug-related exhibits unaccounted for in records

Halifax police are adamant that bad record keeping rather than any criminal activity by its officers was behind the "misplacement" of 3,000 of nearly 10,000 drug-related exhibits uncovered in a recent inventory.

Cyberspy service eyes political blackmail as part of democratic risk assessment

OTTAWA — The threat of political blackmail could figure in a wide-ranging review of risks to Canada's electoral system, says a senior official from the national cyberspy agency.
Watchdog to review practices after Manulife revealed as bank levied $1.15M penalty

Watchdog to review practices after Manulife revealed as bank levied $1.15M penalty

TORONTO — Canada's money-laundering watchdog says it will review its practices after it was revealed Monday that Manulife Financial Corp. was the unnamed financial institution levied the largest penalty in the federal agency's history.