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The attack against a crowd of Muslims was the latest in a long sequence of terrorist-style acts by figures motivated by the politics of intolerance and exclusion
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The Globe and Mail | June 19, 2017 - 16:39 | DOUG SAUNDERS
After years of facing criticism for allowing prisoners to languish in segregation, government introduces landmark legislation to bring federal inmates’ treatment in line with international standards
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The Globe and Mail | June 19, 2017 - 16:31 | PATRICK WHITE
The legislation would establish an initial time limit of 21 days of segregation
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The Globe and Mail | June 19, 2017 - 16:31 |
louis riel john a macdonald Later today, visual artist David Garneau will appear on Parliament Hill in Ottawa wearing a hood, gesticulating at a statue...
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CBC News - Ottawa | June 19, 2017 - 16:30 | CBC News
A deadly weekend crash that killed two teenage girls can serve as a stark reminder of the tragedy that too often accompanies the joys of grad season, says the CEO of MADD Canada as local police, public health and school officials are stressing safety for the approaching weekend. “This can be one of the most joyous times for young people because they’re graduating, and they’re moving ahead with the next stage in life, and yet unfortunately for some, it’s some of the darkest circumstances as well, because some of their peers don’t get to reach those goals,” said...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 19, 2017 - 16:28 | Aedan Helmer
lac-st-jean cyclist survive possible tornado Langis Boudreault jumped off his bike and crawled into a small hole as a wall of wind uprooted...
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CBC News - Canada | June 19, 2017 - 16:26 | Matt D'Amours
Nova Scotia's health authority has agreed to meet with Lionel Desmond's immediate family next week, almost six months after the former Canadian soldier fatally shot his mother, wife, daughter and himself in a horrific murder-suicide that attracted national attention.
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CTV News - National | June 19, 2017 - 16:25 |
Gregg Durrant left his home of Jamaica for Canada and now works at the 519, a support centre for the LGBTQ community.
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The Toronto Star | June 19, 2017 - 16:16 | Azzura Lalani - Staff Reporter
A Tim Hortons franchisee is seeking a class-action lawsuit alleging Restaurant Brands International is improperly using money from a national advertising fund.
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Ottawa Sun | June 19, 2017 - 16:16 |
Whistleblower whistle New recommendations released in a government committee report on Friday to revamp whistleblower protection legislation in Canada is pleasing some advocates.
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CBC News - Ottawa | June 19, 2017 - 16:11 | Julie Ireton
An Ottawa man who challenged changes to the law that retroactively doubled the amount of time that offenders would have to wait before they could apply for a criminal pardon has succeeded in having it struck down as unconstitutional.
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Ottawa Sun | June 19, 2017 - 16:10 |
A sentencing hearing for a Calgary woman who treated her son with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection will take place in September.
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CTV News - National | June 19, 2017 - 16:01 |
adam hill Hay River’s Adam Hill, after eight years of celebrating Northern nature and wildlife with his breathtaking photos, is heading back home to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
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CBC News - Canada | June 19, 2017 - 16:00 | Priscilla Hwang
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating a collision between two coastal fuel tankers along Newfoundland's north coast.
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CTV News - National | June 19, 2017 - 15:59 |
A central Nova Scotia town has become overrun with deer, and officials are considering options including contraceptives and a cull in a bid to control the growing urban herd.
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Ottawa Sun | June 19, 2017 - 15:57 |
While on the campaign trail this spring, then-Conservative leader hopeful Kellie Leitch insisted to Canadians she's not a racist. She couldn't convince the Conservative Party of Canada members to elect her as leader, and, her latest tweet is doing little to convince people she's not racist, either. On Sunday, Leitch tweeted a link to Toronto Sun columnist Candice Malcolm's piece titled "The real legacy of Trudeau’s Syrian refugee program": A battered wife and a bloodied hockey stick. That’s the legacy of Trudeau’s Syrian refugee program. @CandiceMalcolm https://t.co/C8FbpwBBvF—...
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Huffington Post | June 19, 2017 - 15:51 | Michelle Butterfield
OTTAWA — Manitoba's finance minister says he's feeling rushed by the Trudeau government's July 2018 timeline for legalizing recreational marijuana and he wants more time. Cameron Friesen said Monday that with the clock ticking there are still many unanswered questions on issues like public safety, enforcement and finding legal supplies of marijuana. Provinces, he argued, are responsible for much of the work and the "very real" costs needed to create a regulated cannabis market. A 'significant shift' Speaking in Ottawa before a federal-provincial finance ministers meeting, Friesen...
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Huffington Post | June 19, 2017 - 15:50 | Mohamed Omar
Canadians who experience medical harm at the hands of the health-care system they pay for are often chagrined to learn that, if they pursue their legal remedies in court, they are also footing the bill to defend the very physicians they claim have harmed them. Now it seems that Canadian taxpayers have been victimized by this system, too. In a landmark decision, a New Brunswick court found last June that the publicly subsidized Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) primarily exists to defend doctors against lawsuits and misconduct complaints. In other words, it does not...
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Huffington Post | June 19, 2017 - 15:47 | Kathleen Finlay
A statue of baby Jesus that remained headless for months after it was decapitated in northern Ontario has been resurrected.
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CTV News - National | June 19, 2017 - 15:45 | Paola Loriggio
An Ottawa man who challenged changes to the law that retroactively doubled the amount of time that offenders would have to wait before they could apply for a criminal pardon has succeeded in having it struck down as unconstitutional. Michael Charron had already finished serving his sentence and was two years away from applying for a pardon when the previous Conservative government changed the law in 2012 to extend the time period he and others convicted of an indictable offence would have to wait before they could apply for a pardon from five to 10 years. Those convicted of less serious...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 19, 2017 - 15:38 | Andrew Seymour, Ottawa Citizen

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