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Military insiders– unhappy with the behaviour seen on VIP flights to visit troops overseas -- are asking questions and demanding changes.
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The Toronto Star | February 19, 2018 - 18:28 | Bruce Campion-Smith - Ottawa Bureau
The former president was pardoned in late December in a decision that was criticized by human rights groups and many Peruvians
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The Globe and Mail | February 19, 2018 - 18:27 |
Trudeau said his government will look at changes to parental leave, specifically “leave that can only be taken by the second parent” making it “a use-it-or-lose-it” model.
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The Toronto Star | February 19, 2018 - 18:24 | Jordan Press - The Canadian Press
When the City of Ottawa put together its “concept plan” for Amberway Park in Stittsville, there was a graphic of a new play structure, a legend and scale, lots of arrows and those perfect circular trees only architects can grow. But it lacked an essential element: enough child’s play. Anthony Fiorenza could see that straight away, from experience. He’s 12, and pretty much grew up in the park off Denham Way, playing his heart out on the wobbly bridge, the slide, the swings, the monkey bars, which are all being changed. So he took out a piece of lined paper, the...
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Ottawa Citizen | February 19, 2018 - 17:57 | Kelly Egan
A spokesperson says it is “five after midnight” for the plant over the next 12 months, putting at least half of the plant’s 600 jobs on the line.
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The Toronto Star | February 19, 2018 - 17:50 | Julien Arsenault - The Canadian Press
The wildfire comes as California has seen some record-high temperatures and little rain after emerging from a five-year drought
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The Globe and Mail | February 19, 2018 - 17:44 |
Also: Trump backs efforts to bolster gun background checks, White House says
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The Globe and Mail | February 19, 2018 - 17:43 | JORDAN CHITTLEY
Turkey considers the YPG to be a "terrorist group" tied to the Kurdish insurgency within its borders.
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The Toronto Star | February 19, 2018 - 17:40 | Zeina Karam - The Associated Press,Bassem Mroue
Newborn baby Police and paramedics showed up at a Halifax home minutes before the healthy baby girl was born.
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CBC News - Canada | February 19, 2018 - 17:40 | CBC News
Some snowboarders and freestyle skiers, including American sensation Chloe Kim, compete with earbuds and performance-enhancing tunes, while others use the sounds of competition as fuel.
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The Toronto Star | February 19, 2018 - 17:38 | Morgan Campbell - Sports Reporter
The Holiday Shopping Bylaw exempts all businesses from a provincial law requiring them to close on nine statutory holidays each year
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The Globe and Mail | February 19, 2018 - 17:34 | Adam Burns
People who alleged they were defrauded by North Clear Credit, a ‘company’ that bills itself as ‘nationwide lending specialists,’ say that no one is looking out for them
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The Toronto Star | February 19, 2018 - 17:30 | Kenyon Wallace - Investigative Reporter
A grassroots parents group has marshalled Liberal and opposition parties to push the Trudeau cabinet to put an end to nerve-racking airport delays for youngsters whose names match others on Canada’s no-fly list
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The Globe and Mail | February 19, 2018 - 17:30 | ROBERT FIFE
Police found the man’s body after responding to a report of multiple gunshots in the area of Vodden Crt. and Vodden St. E.
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The Toronto Star | February 19, 2018 - 17:27 | Alexandra Jones - Staff Reporter
No casualties have been reported in Monday morning’s magnitude 5.9 temblor, which was less powerful than the one that struck Friday.
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The Toronto Star | February 19, 2018 - 17:22 | The Associated Press
A former worker at the Internet Research Agency says the organization’s Facebook department hired people with excellent English skills to sway U.S. public opinion through an elaborate social media campaign.
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The Toronto Star | February 19, 2018 - 17:16 | Naira Davlashyan - The Associated Press,Irina Titova
The group wants their fellow survivors to understand, and reject, the government’s offer, which was made last October but has yet to be finalized.
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The Toronto Star | February 19, 2018 - 17:16 | Geordon Ormand - The Canadian Press
Novelist and university professor Samuel Archibald’s battle with depression and his health insurer has sparked a debate on social media snooping and other tactics companies use to deny claims.
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The Toronto Star | February 19, 2018 - 17:11 | Allan Woods - Quebec Bureau
Becca Schofield Becca Schofield started the campaign, titled #BeccaToldMeTo, after she found out her brain cancer was...
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CBC News - Canada | February 19, 2018 - 17:04 | Cody MacKay
B.C. had struck down Canada’s law on indefinite solitary confinement, arguing it needs clarity on the issue from the courts.
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The Toronto Star | February 19, 2018 - 17:03 | Beth Leighton - The Canadian Press

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