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Move comes after prosecutors grilled Park Geun-hye last week over suspicious of corrupt activity while in office
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The Globe and Mail | March 27, 2017 - 06:49 | Hyung-Jin Kim
Opioid prescriptions on the rise, despite epidemic of abuse; Ottawa seeks marijuana bill before 4/20; McGill principal defends need for administrator's resignation; Wallonia threatens CETA; and human rights to stall China deals
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The Globe and Mail | March 27, 2017 - 06:43 |
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Russia on Sunday in the biggest show of defiance since 2011-2012 anti-government protests
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The Globe and Mail | March 27, 2017 - 06:39 | Nataliya Vasilyeva
Freezing rain warning in Nova Scotia Follow live traffic updates during Ottawa Morning from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m. and All in a Day from 3 to 6 p.m.
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CBC News - Ottawa | March 27, 2017 - 06:34 | Doug Hempstead
Firearm seized in arrests following Toronto street robbery The number of children and young people injured by firearms in Ontario amounts to nearly one a day, say doctors who urge prevention...
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CBC News - Canada | March 27, 2017 - 06:10 | CBC News
CANADA QUIZ_FEATURE_96 Canada is big—we’re the second-biggest country in the world. And we’re smart, too: We’re among the top 10 when it comes to high-IQ countries, according to a 2012 study. (Just ask the Maclean’s Genius, our trivia champ and CFL player Peter Dyakowski!) So maybe it only makes sense that this is how Maclean’s is building up to the country’s big 150th birthday...
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Macleans | March 27, 2017 - 06:00 | macleans.ca
In anticipation of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations, the Citizen’s Bruce Deachman has been out in search of Ottawans — 150 of them — to learn their stories of life and death, hope and love, obsession and fear. From Feb. 2 until Canada Day, we’ll share one person’s story every day. “I’m 70. Born on Jan. 1, 1946. I live on Park Avenue. I used to live on Thomson, off of Brittany, but there were a lot of problems there. I was there for 14 years, but there was so much commotion in there that I couldn’t take it. A guy who was there threatened me … was going to get a gun and shoot...
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Ottawa Citizen | March 27, 2017 - 06:00 | Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Citizen is rolling out one fact each day for 150 days until July 1, highlighting the odd, the fascinating and the important bits of Ottawa history you might not know about. Since the Stanley Cup was first awarded in 1893, it has been held by many of the NHL’s greatest players. It’s been filled with beer, champagne and God only knows what else. While details from a 1905 celebration remain a bit sketchy, the Cup was apparently drop-kicked by one of the victorious Ottawa Silver Seven players. Depending on which account you believe, the Cup...
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Ottawa Citizen | March 27, 2017 - 06:00 | Alison Mah, Ottawa Citizen
Two indigenous men square off against Enbridge over pipeline work they say violates their treaty rights.
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The Toronto Star | March 27, 2017 - 06:00 | Jesse Winter - Staff Reporter
Personal injury law firm Diamond & Diamond has hired a lobbyist to persuade politicians to kill a private member’s bill aimed at fixing a system critics call a “black hole” for accident victims.
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The Toronto Star | March 27, 2017 - 06:00 | Michele Henry - Staff reporter, Kenyon Wallace - News reporter
One-stop subway extension “doesn’t really address any real problem except the re-election of the mayor,” says transit consultant.
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The Toronto Star | March 27, 2017 - 06:00 | Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter
Every day a child or youth is shot in Ontario and three out of four of incidents are accidental, says a groundbreaking study on firearm injuries in Canada.
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The Toronto Star | March 27, 2017 - 06:00 | Nicholas Keung - Immigration reporter
Parents beware: In some countries choosing the wrong name, such as Kevin, can harm your child's chances at being accepted.
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The Toronto Star | March 27, 2017 - 06:00 | Heather Mallick - Columnist
Riverside Country Manor Personal Care Home in Mount Carmel A seniors home in Mount Carmel that lost its licence last year allegedly delayed getting medical care for a resident, failed to change soiled clothing, and...
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CBC News - Canada | March 27, 2017 - 05:30 | Ariana Kelland
New figures show doctors continue to liberally authorize addictive painkillers, while therapies for treating dependency also rise
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The Globe and Mail | March 27, 2017 - 05:00 | Karen Howlett
A senior federal official says preparing legislation has exposed a number of divisions on key issues between the Health, Justice and Public Safety departments
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The Globe and Mail | March 27, 2017 - 05:00 | DANIEL LEBLANC
huang Jane Huang's car was smashed by a train at a rail crossing in Langley, B.C., back in 2014. She was left with brain and spine injuries and in a state of profound disbelief. But she says that turned to anger when she learned about the crossing's safety record.
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CBC News - Canada | March 27, 2017 - 05:00 | Dave Seglins,Chelsea Gomez
Elizabeth Belding-Roe Gaylon Roe's final wish was to help others by donating his body to science. Instead, in a strange and rare chain of events, the man's remains were left — forgotten — in a hospital morgue for almost two weeks.
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CBC News - Canada | March 27, 2017 - 05:00 | Rosa Marchitelli
Tori Cress A woman on Wahta Mohawk territory is getting kicked out of her marital home, built with her ex-husband without a settlement of assets. Ottawa changed divorce and separation...
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CBC News - Canada | March 27, 2017 - 05:00 | Stephanie Matteis

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