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Shafia, his wife Tooba Yahya and their son, Hamed Shafia, were all convicted of first-degree murder in the 2012 deaths of their four relatives
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The Globe and Mail | March 27, 2017 - 13:55 | Michelle McQuigge
A man convicted of killing his three daughters and former wife in a so-called honour killing has been ordered to pay legal fees for one of his co-accused in the crime.
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CTV News - National | March 27, 2017 - 13:51 | Michelle McQuigge
There's an old saying that it takes a village to raise a child. While the concept of the nuclear family experiences is at the end of its heyday, the village is making a comeback. Parents are starting to notice that children exposed to a diversity of cultural backgrounds and ideas in their formative years tend to do better in school, easily make friends and often become more successful adults. The benefits of the village principle also apply in other sectors, such as news and politics. Individuals who openly and freely consider all options in front of them are more likely to make truly...
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Huffington Post | March 27, 2017 - 13:51 | Aaron Binder
The bill by Liberal government backbencher Han Dong was introduced last week and is slated for debate April 13
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The Globe and Mail | March 27, 2017 - 13:49 | Colin Perkel
An Ontario garbage worker has decided to retire to the Big House -- a defunct New Brunswick jail with a history of hangings.
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CTV News - National | March 27, 2017 - 13:25 |
The prime minister has chosen to gauge the success of his growth plan is one that is likely to lag behind the rest of the economy, not lead it.
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The Toronto Star | March 27, 2017 - 13:16 | Theophilos Argitis, Erik Hertzberg - Bloomberg
OTTAWA — The deadline for Conservative leadership hopefuls to sign up new party members is looming, which has some candidates chasing headlines in order to drum up last-minute support. In one email blast today, Kevin O'Leary suggests using the Constitution's notwithstanding clause to prevent people from making refugee claims if they enter Canada illegally from the United States. On the weekend, Steven Blaney sent out an eyebrow-raising fundraising email denouncing alleged anti-Semitic remarks by some Muslim leaders. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack...
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Huffington Post | March 27, 2017 - 13:12 | Mohamed Omar
Members of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation voted 70 per cent in favour of the export development planned by Steelhead LNG at Sarita Bay
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The Globe and Mail | March 27, 2017 - 13:02 |
Teenage girls were told they couldn't board the plane wearing leggings. But there was a reason for that.
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The Toronto Star | March 27, 2017 - 12:59 | Vinay Menon - Columnist
Andrée Lacelle and Jamaal Jackson Rogers are the City of Ottawa’s first poets laureate in nearly 30 years.VERSe Ottawa and Mayor Jim Watson introduced the two poets Sunday during the closing night of VERSeFest, the annual poetry festival in the city.
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Ottawa Sun | March 27, 2017 - 12:49 |
A private member’s bill that aims to tackle the major problem of unreliable elevators appears to have gained some traction on both sides of the aisle as the proposed Ontario legislation heads toward its first debate.
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Ottawa Sun | March 27, 2017 - 12:49 |
anderson-craig-140108-1180 Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson has been nominated for the 2016-17 Bill...
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CBC News - Ottawa | March 27, 2017 - 12:38 | CBC News
The 40-year-old man is a worker at the site, which is located at Lower Jarvis St. and Queens Quay E, police said.
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The Toronto Star | March 27, 2017 - 12:35 | Sophie van Bastelaer - Staff Reporter
Column, written by freelancer Leah McLaren about an incident more than a decade ago, was posted to Globe and Mail’s website March 22, but it has since been removed.
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The Toronto Star | March 27, 2017 - 12:34 | Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter
mcdavid-connor Canadian teams have made huge strides from last season, when all seven squads missed out on the playoffs for the first time since 1970. In fact, five of the seven biggest leaps in points from last season to this season are projected to come from Canadian...
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CBC News - Ottawa | March 27, 2017 - 12:30 | Jonas Siegel
Conservative leadership hopeful Kevin O’Leary does not appear to understand how the notwithstanding clause in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms works, a constitutional expert says. O’Leary released a video Monday criticizing the Liberal government’s approach to refugee claimants who he says are exploiting a “loophole” in the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States. kevin oleary Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary speaks in Burlington, Ont., on March 5, 2017...
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Huffington Post | March 27, 2017 - 12:29 | Ryan Maloney
Christopher Paul Neil, 42, a former schoolteacher originally from Maple Ridge, B.C., was the focus of an international manhunt after German police found more than 200 online images in 2004 of a man sexually abusing young boys.
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The Toronto Star | March 27, 2017 - 12:28 | Peter Edwards - Star Reporter
Ottawa police have charged a second man in connection with a Vanier stabbing and attempted robbery in December.Police said the second suspect in the incident turned himself into police on March 21.
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Ottawa Sun | March 27, 2017 - 12:28 |
Andrée Lacelle and Jamaal Jackson Rogers are the City of Ottawa’s first poets laureate in nearly 30 years. VERSe Ottawa and Mayor Jim Watson introduced the two poets Sunday during the closing night of VERSeFest, the annual poetry festival in the city. Félicitations à la nouvelle Poete Laureate d'Ottawa Andree Lacelle @VERSeFest pic.twitter.com/XloMJk9S21 — Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) March 26, 2017 Congratulations to Ottawa's new English Poet Laureate Jamaal Jackson Rogers @VERSeFest pic.twitter.com/6CGMRalpAz — Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa)...
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Ottawa Citizen | March 27, 2017 - 12:26 | Jon Willing
Ottawa chef Matthew Carmichael plans to open a second El Camino taco restaurant on Clarence Street this summer.The sister restaurant to Carmichael’s original and popular El Camino on Elgin Street near Gladstone Avenue is planned to open in June at 81 Clarence St., where the now-closed restaurant Stella Osteria was.
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