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The NDP’s Andrea Horwath now realizes that if you can’t beat them, beat them to it. Behold her belated pharmacare pledge.
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The Toronto Star | April 24, 2017 - 18:47 | Martin Regg Cohn - Ontario Politics Columnist
Toronto police Sgt. Robert Goudie made Ontario’s Sunshine List in 2016, earning $116,000.
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The Toronto Star | April 24, 2017 - 18:37 | Wendy Gillis - News reporter
With Ottawa witnessing a spike in drug overdoses, some firefighters are frustrated it is taking so long to equip them with a life-saving treatment. Months after Ottawa Fire Services began working on supplying firefighters with kits of naloxone, they are purchased, stacked up and ready for use, but training has yet to begin. That means firefighters who arrive first on the scene of an overdose, as they frequently do, are unable to administer the drug that blocks the effects of opioids and can revive overdose victims. Earlier this year, firefighters arrived first at the scene when a...
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Ottawa Citizen | April 24, 2017 - 18:32 | Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen
Two Ottawa residents are among 17 candidates on the final launch pad to become Canadian astronauts. Robert Riddell, a medical officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, and Jason Leuschen, a student pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force, were named finalists Monday by the Canadian Space Agency....
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Ottawa Citizen | April 24, 2017 - 18:27 | Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen
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Macleans | April 24, 2017 - 18:23 | Jason Markusoff
The Chilean Navy and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake was not expected to cause a tsunami
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The Globe and Mail | April 24, 2017 - 18:20 | Rosalba O’Brien
The U.S. Geological Survey twice revised the magnitude before settling on 6.9, a strength usually capable of causing severe damage
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The Globe and Mail | April 24, 2017 - 18:20 | Rosalba O’Brien
The Chilean Navy and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake was not expected to cause a tsunami
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The Globe and Mail | April 24, 2017 - 18:20 | Rosalba O’Brien
As a retired professional accountant, Alan Garner has taken courses on fraud prevention and taught clients how to avoid being scammed. But as he stood in a Montreal police station and told his story to a sympathetic constable — there’d been an accident, a person had died; his brother Gord, a recovering addict, was in jail and Alan had forked over $7,000 for bail — that’s when he knew he’d been had. “I heard myself listing off all the points,” Garner said. “It had to be in cash. It was urgent. Don’t tell anybody. Ping, ping, ping. It was...
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Ottawa Citizen | April 24, 2017 - 18:16 | Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen
Lotto Max winner Nathalie Langlais says she initially thought the $55-million jackpot was only a $55 prize when she checked the ticket. Langlais says some of the money will go towards funding social causes in Montreal.
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The Globe and Mail | April 24, 2017 - 18:05 |
Wilton Littlechild First Nations leaders say the federal government still doesn't have a clear path towards making a landmark UN Indigenous rights declaration reality, a year after...
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CBC News - Canada | April 24, 2017 - 18:05 | CBC News
Walkway will eventually be part of the Bentway Project, an initiative to create a 1.75 kilometre public trail under the Gardiner Expressway.
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The Toronto Star | April 24, 2017 - 18:04 | Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter
Ian Bush Court Sketch The high-profile first-degree murder trial of Ian Bush continued Monday with more testimony from the lead forensic biologist in the case.
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CBC News - Ottawa | April 24, 2017 - 18:01 | Kristy Nease
A guard who smuggled drugs hidden in chocolate eggs into an RCMP detachment in Saskatchewan has been sentenced to three years in prison.
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Ottawa Sun | April 24, 2017 - 17:59 |
Students who invited the conservative commentator say the postponement of her talk was discriminatory and violated free speech rights
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The Globe and Mail | April 24, 2017 - 17:58 |
Students who invited the conservative commentator say the cancellation of her talk was discriminatory and violated free speech rights
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The Globe and Mail | April 24, 2017 - 17:58 |
The Trudeau government has tackled several key pieces of its criminal law reform strategy but it's long past time to decriminalize sex work. Being elected to lead our country involves more than easy victories and politically expedient "people-pleasing" issues. The Trudeau government has a moral obligation to address the public health and safety of all its citizen. The weight of the Liberal majority needs to be put behind the health and safety of all people in Canada, including sex workers. In 2017, sex workers in Canada continue to live and work in unsafe conditions, face predatory and...
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Huffington Post | April 24, 2017 - 17:30 | Sandeep Prasad
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrstia Freeland said that while the most effective way to prevent radicalization starts at the community level, the overlying threat is global
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The Globe and Mail | April 24, 2017 - 17:29 | MICHELLE ZILIO
After 24 years of allowing government bureaucrats to mingle with technology industry big-wigs, the annual Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) is suddenly facing an uncertain future. Immediately following the closing of the 2016 event, GTEC organizer UBM Inc. posted a message on the conference’s website, saying there would be no event in 2017. Officials with UBM were uncertain if the event would ever return to the nation’s capital. “UBM has valued being part of the GTEC community and have served as the organizer of this leading public sector...
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Ottawa Citizen | April 24, 2017 - 17:22 | Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen
Since 2014, there have been 25 instances of cars blocking TTC tunnels. Twenty two of those took place at Queens Quay but changes to the entrance could change that.
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The Toronto Star | April 24, 2017 - 17:19 | Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter

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