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Feds earmark $327M over five years to fight gun, gang violence in Canada

Feds earmark $327M over five years to fight gun, gang violence in Canada

SURREY, B.C. — The federal government will allocate up to $327.6 million over five years and $100 million a year after that to fight gun and gang violence, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Friday.
Ontario tables legislation to end five-week college faculty strike

Ontario tables legislation to end five-week college faculty strike

TORONTO — Ontario tabled legislation Friday to end a five-week strike by college faculty, which could mean hundreds of thousands of students can return to class next week.
Halifax cannabis shop owner says charges dropped after three raids

Halifax cannabis shop owner says charges dropped after three raids

HALIFAX — In a court hearing lasting just over one minute, the Crown withdrew all charges against a Halifax marijuana advocate stemming from a series of police raids at his medical cannabis shop.
Unnecessary death: Calgary woman given 3 years for not getting help for sick son

Unnecessary death: Calgary woman given 3 years for not getting help for sick son

CALGARY — A woman who failed to take her son to the doctor for a strep infection has been sentenced to three years in prison — a punishment a Calgary judge says fits the grave crime that resulted in the seven-year-old boy's painful death.
12 biggest losers in a NAFTA pullout? States that voted Trump, says U.S. Chamber

12 biggest losers in a NAFTA pullout? States that voted Trump, says U.S. Chamber

MEXICO CITY — The dozen American states that would feel the worst impact of NAFTA's cancellation all happened to vote for Donald Trump, according to projections released Friday by the biggest business lobby in the United States. The U.S.
Crown seeking to revoke Const. Forcillo's bail, officer remains in custody

Crown seeking to revoke Const. Forcillo's bail, officer remains in custody

TORONTO — Crown prosecutors are seeking to revoke the bail of a Toronto police officer convicted of attempted murder in the fatal shooting of a teen on an empty streetcar four years ago. Const.
Canada's peacekeeping commitment affects possible UN Security Council bid

Canada's peacekeeping commitment affects possible UN Security Council bid

OTTAWA — Canada's new commitment to United Nations peacekeeping has left some international observers questioning whether it will be enough to accomplish another big foreign policy goal: eventually winning a seat on the UN Security Council.

TransCanada says spill clean up underway in South Dakota as pipeline vote looms

CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. said Friday that work is well underway to clean up a sizable oil leak at its Keystone pipeline in South Dakota that occurred days before a vote on the fate of the company's flagship pipeline proposal.

Toronto man gets 5 years in prison for claiming nearly $1M in tax refunds

TORONTO — A Toronto man has been sentenced to five years in prison for claiming nearly $1 million in Goods and Services Tax and Harmonized Sales Tax refunds to which he wasn't entitled.

Toronto police board approves donation of body armour for the force's K9 members

TORONTO — Police dogs in Toronto will be getting armoured vests designed to protect them from sharp weapons. The Toronto Police Services Board voted Thursday to accept an anonymous corporate donation of 18 of the vests.