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Police intervene at Peel District School Board meeting on religious accommodation after attendees shouted anti-Muslim rhetoric and tore pages from Koran
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The Globe and Mail | March 23, 2017 - 12:55 | CAROLINE ALPHONSO
A forensic psychiatrist says the sex doll at the centre of a trial in Newfoundland had some 'breast budding,' but is still 'child-like.'
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CTV News - National | March 23, 2017 - 12:53 |
The three people killed and at least 30 injured in the attack in Westminster were a cosmopolitan snapshot of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.
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Ottawa Sun | March 23, 2017 - 12:50 |
OTTAWA — New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen is planning a series of town-hall meetings in Liberal ridings across the country in an effort to resurrect the issue of electoral reform. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backed away in February from his election promise to end first-past-the-post voting, saying there was no consensus on a replacement system. Cullen has tabled a petition with 130,000 signatures calling on Trudeau to keep his promise on electoral change. nathan cullen NDP MP Nathan Cullen is...
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Huffington Post | March 23, 2017 - 12:45 | Mohamed Omar
Vehicle inspector that identified VW scandal says Trump’s position on fuel-consumption rules may be good news for emissions-testing programs.
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The Toronto Star | March 23, 2017 - 12:39 | Niklas Magnusson, Anna Molin - Bloomberg
Quebec's bureau for independent investigations into police operations says it will examine the role of a municipal force following the slaying of an 18-year-old woman.
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CTV News - National | March 23, 2017 - 12:37 |
Three victims were killed during the attack in London, constable Keith Palmer, American tourist Kurt Cochran and Spanish teacher Aysha Frade.
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The Toronto Star | March 23, 2017 - 12:31 | Adam Taylor - The Washington Post
Rodrigo Almonacid Gonzalez died after an incident involving police that began after he locked himself in the bathroom, prompting his wife to call police to his family’s apartment in the west end.
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The Toronto Star | March 23, 2017 - 12:29 | Wendy Gillis - News reporter
A free-market think-tank suggests offering American negotiators in upcoming NAFTA talks more open trade in dairy, in exchange for more predictable trade in softwood lumber.
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The Toronto Star | March 23, 2017 - 12:07 | Alexander Panetta - The Canadian Press
Lawyer Bill Trudell calls for calmer voices in emotional debate
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The Globe and Mail | March 23, 2017 - 12:04 | Colin Perkel
The Ontario Energy Board says that one month after a ban on winter electricity disconnections took effect, about half of the affected customers remain disconnected.
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Ottawa Sun | March 23, 2017 - 12:01 |
My whole life I’ve dreamed of visiting London, England, and last Thursday I arrived in the city eager to explore.
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Ottawa Sun | March 23, 2017 - 11:59 |
Water spilled across the floors on more than one level of the Hull Hospital, and late Thursday morning the hospital was still working out the extent of the problem. The source is a broken water pipe on the fourth floor of the east wing, hospital officials said.
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Ottawa Sun | March 23, 2017 - 11:57 |
TORONTO — Beleaguered Sen. Don Meredith's new lawyer said he hoped to temper the intense emotions unleashed by an ethics report on his client's affair with a teenager, adding the race card is now off the table. In an interview with The Canadian Press, Bill Trudell said he had agreed to try to help the black senator, who is fending off widespread calls for his resignation in light of the damning account of his conduct with the young woman. "I definitely am not going to try to assist Sen. Meredith or the Senate on the basis there's any racial prejudice involved in the alleged conduct or...
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Huffington Post | March 23, 2017 - 11:53 | Mohamed Omar
I have an idea for what we can do while we wait for lawyer Paul Doroshenko's GoFundMe campaign to raise enough money to sue the B.C. Liberal government for abandoning their fiduciary duty when they spent public funds on partisan ads. We can consider the ads a public service! The ads are a perfect reminder to voters about what the 9 May election is really about: an opportunity for everyone who cannot afford $10 000 for one plate of food to vote for change. bc legislature Let's look at the Our...
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Huffington Post | March 23, 2017 - 11:51 | Lizanne Foster
Water spilled across the floors on more than one level of the Hull Hospital, and late Thursday morning the hospital was still working out the extent of the problem. The source is a broken water pipe on the fourth floor of the east wing, hospital officials said. They said it has resulted in “significant” water damage. The hospital has given no information so far on what effect this is having on patients, although there were no reports of evacuation. tspears@postmedia.com twitter.com/TomSpears1...
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Ottawa Citizen | March 23, 2017 - 11:50 | Lois Kirkup
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with TIME on Wednesday for a cover story on his penchant for falsehoods. He said a lot of falsehoods.
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The Toronto Star | March 23, 2017 - 11:45 | Daniel Dale - Washington Bureau
Tillerson also orders ‘mandatory social media check’ for all applicants who have ever been present in territory controlled by the Islamic State
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The Globe and Mail | March 23, 2017 - 11:41 | Yeganeh Torbati, Mica Rosenberg and Arshad Mohammed
“The Town That Garbage Built” is up for sale.
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Ottawa Sun | March 23, 2017 - 11:36 |
Water spilled across the floors on more than one level of the Hull Hospital, and late Thursday morning the hospital was still working out the extent of the problem. The source is a broken water pipe on the fourth floor of the east wing, hospital officials said. They said it has resulted in “significant” water damage. The hospital has given no information so far on what effect this is having on patients, although there were no reports of evacuation. More to come. tspears@postmedia.com twitter.com/TomSpears1        ...
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Ottawa Citizen | March 23, 2017 - 11:35 | Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen

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