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Sorbara was acquitted along with local Liberal fundraiser Gerry Lougheed of Election Act bribery charges in October
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The Globe and Mail | January 18, 2018 - 18:59 |
In an e-mailed statement, Ardern said she would resume all her duties following a six-week pause after giving birth, with deputy prime minister Winston Peters taking over during that time
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The Globe and Mail | January 18, 2018 - 18:30 | Charlotte Greenfield
The Toronto police board voted unanimously Thursday to ask Chief Mark Saunders to provide a report on current, ongoing efforts to make sure service members are adhering to workplace sexual harassment policy.
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The Toronto Star | January 18, 2018 - 18:20 | Wendy Gillis - Crime Reporter
The warrant issued in September 2016 is for unspecified weapons or ammunitions charges
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The Globe and Mail | January 18, 2018 - 18:18 |
Christopher Garnier, who strangled Nova Scotia police officer Catherine Campbell and then used a green bin to dispose of her body, is appealing his conviction.
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CTV News - National | January 18, 2018 - 18:13 | Aly Thomson
Hassan Diab, the academic who returned to Ottawa Monday after spending three years in a French prison, could get his job back at Carleton University. “If Hassan Diab wishes to resume teaching at Carleton, the university would be pleased to discuss the potential of a term appointment when one becomes available,” Carleton said in a one-sentence response to a query from this newspaper. But it’s unclear what “potential of a term appointment” means in terms of a solid job offer. Asked if the university could answer more questions on the matter, a spokesman said...
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Ottawa Citizen | January 18, 2018 - 18:12 | Joanne Laucius
In December, a jury found Christopher Garnier guilty of second-degree murder
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The Globe and Mail | January 18, 2018 - 18:09 | Aly Thomson
Concerns are being raised about a video of a Kodiak bear from a central Alberta zoo being taken through a fast-food drive-thru and being hand-fed ice cream by the restaurant's owner.
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CTV News - National | January 18, 2018 - 18:06 |
London theatre to go ahead with production of Prom Queen
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The Globe and Mail | January 18, 2018 - 17:59 | CAROLINE ALPHONSO
Award applications open until Feb. 16 for woman who shows “exceptional leadership skills” in community, social justice work, mentoring others.
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The Toronto Star | January 18, 2018 - 17:53 | Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall Bureau
Ottawa-Gatineau’s failed bid to attract a full-blown Amazon headquarters brought some “goodness” to the capital region, according to the managing director of investment at Invest Ottawa. “This is an exercise that brought the community together,” Blair Patacairk said. “It actually beefed up the toolkit that we had.” Amazon on Thursday announced 20 North American communities it’s considering for a second headquarters, what it calls its Amazon HQ2. The company, which has a headquarters in Seattle, received 238 proposals. Toronto is the only Canadian...
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Ottawa Citizen | January 18, 2018 - 17:47 | Jon Willing
Finance Minister Bill Morneau and his Mexican counterpart, Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya, are presenting a united “positive” front toward ongoing NAFTA negotiations. The two held a bilateral meeting Thursday in Toronto.
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The Globe and Mail | January 18, 2018 - 17:46 |
Want to see Ottawa mayor Jim Watson get pied in the face? Watson has offered his visage in service of a charity fundraiser aiming to raise $10,000 for homeless youth. Shlomo Coodin is raising money for Operation Come Home, an organization that helps at-risk and homeless youth access the services and support to help improve their lives. Coodin himself was homeless at one point, and credits Operation Come Home with helping him overcome his drug addiction, finish high school and find work. “I have had to fight many battles and climb many hills to get to where I am today, and I couldn’t have...
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Ottawa Citizen | January 18, 2018 - 17:42 | Nicholas Dunne
The government has pledged to hold a plebiscite as soon as May to seek a loosening of the laws in once stridently Catholic Ireland
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The Globe and Mail | January 18, 2018 - 17:41 | Padraic Halpin
Everybody’s still talking about Harvey Weinstein at Sundance, the festival he helped make famous.
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The Toronto Star | January 18, 2018 - 17:35 | Peter Howell - Movie Critic
The Toronto District School Board is making a habit of making decisions before all the facts are in, writes Rosie DiManno.
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The Toronto Star | January 18, 2018 - 17:33 | Rosie DiManno - Star Columnist
Much of the region came to a standstill during the snowy deep freeze
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The Globe and Mail | January 18, 2018 - 17:19 | Jonathan Drew And Tom Foreman Jr.
We may find him racist, misogynist and dangerous, but he can’t be barred from a G7 summit on those grounds, Tim Harper writes.
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The Toronto Star | January 18, 2018 - 17:16 | Tim Harper - National Affairs Columnist
One of the major partners in the Arts Court redevelopment is being accused of not paying its bills as the $100-million public-private project nears completion. At least three groups have filed claims. John Bourke, the business manager for IBEW Local 586, alleged 39 electrical workers were still owed about $142,000 in pension and benefit payments after they were removed from the project on Dec. 22. Bourke, who has filed construction liens to recoup the money, said there was a dispute between an electrical subcontractor and EBC Inc., the lead contractor, that ultimately affected the...
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Ottawa Citizen | January 18, 2018 - 17:15 | Jon Willing

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