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Spitz co-founder Tom Droog believes the impending closure is more about U.S. policies than anything any Canadian government is doing
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The Globe and Mail | February 20, 2018 - 17:52 | KELLY CRYDERMAN
The announcement came days after the shooting deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida
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The Globe and Mail | February 20, 2018 - 17:39 | Catherine Lucey And Ken Thomas
The B.C. NDP government's latest budget includes a series of new policies aimed at housing, daycare and affordability, filling in the details of some of the party's election promises while leaving others behind
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The Globe and Mail | February 20, 2018 - 17:34 | James Keller
A Brampton judge says sentencing an Indigenous woman to two years in prison for smuggling cocaine would be “grossly disproportionate.”
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The Toronto Star | February 20, 2018 - 17:32 | Betsy Powell - Court Reporter
Ottawa Valley MPP Randy Hillier intensified his campaign against former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown on Tuesday, reporting him to the provincial integrity commissioner for alleged ethics violations — just after most of the Tory party’s executive threatened to revolt if Brown isn’t allowed to run to reclaim his place at the top of the party. The integrity complaint, which Hillier released publicly at the end of the day, alleges that Brown accepted trips abroad from suppliers to the party, failed to report outside income in routine disclosures to the...
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Ottawa Citizen | February 20, 2018 - 17:31 | David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen
For 18 years, Cheryl Gallant has not been afraid to mock her enemies. This weekend, we’ll see how she makes out with her friends. For the first time since 2000, the MP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke is facing a challenge for the Conservative nomination in the sprawling riding that takes in much of the Upper Ottawa Valley. She is being opposed by Michael Coates, 61, a lifelong Conservative who recently retired as a senior executive in the field of communications and government relations with Hill+Knowlton Strategies. “I think people are ready for change,” said...
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Ottawa Citizen | February 20, 2018 - 17:31 | Kelly Egan
The post The Phoenix pay system disaster, explained appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Macleans | February 20, 2018 - 17:30 | Kris Hessey
NDP Leader Wab Kinew asked Selinger last week to step down following allegations that Stan Struthers had inappropriately touched some female employees years ago
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The Globe and Mail | February 20, 2018 - 17:26 |
Chief Mark Saunders wants to expand availability of the stun guns by issuing up to 400 additional stun guns at a cost of $950,000.
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The Toronto Star | February 20, 2018 - 17:24 | Fatima Syed - Staff Reporter,and Tamar Harris - Staff Reporters
Councillors who have been vocal skeptics about expanded gambling in Ottawa are shocked to learn that a council-ordered cap on the number of slot machines at the new Hard Rock casino is off the table. “It’s frustrating because that should have been disclosed to council in a very open and forthright way,” Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans said on Tuesday. “We were all told at the time that this was just pro forma, what we did last September, that we just need to confirm what we had already done.” The council vote in September was to reaffirm the Rideau...
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Ottawa Citizen | February 20, 2018 - 17:21 | Jon Willing
With school shootings, teachers add student shield to list of duties
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The Toronto Star | February 20, 2018 - 17:18 | JULIE TURKEWITZ - The New York Times
Job action could come if the province’s public school teachers endorse an illegal strike in an attempt to derail sweeping education reforms
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The Globe and Mail | February 20, 2018 - 17:11 | Brett Bundale
Police north of Toronto are trying to clear the air after officers reportedly told a group of teens that marijuana use can lead to "enhanced mammary growth in men."
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CTV News - National | February 20, 2018 - 17:10 |
The NDP government’s first full budget targets housing speculation while taking the first steps towards its daycare program
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The Globe and Mail | February 20, 2018 - 16:53 | JUSTINE HUNTER
An Ottawa psychiatrist has been suspended for four months and ordered to take anger management after labelling one of his patients a “terrorist,” and accusing two colleagues of plotting against him and stealing his keys.  Dr. John Dimock later found the keys to his clinic on the floor of his car.  Dimock, 66, has been a practising psychiatrist for more than 35 years with offices in Ottawa and Farmville, Virginia. In a decision issued last month, the discipline committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario suspended his licence for four months due to...
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Ottawa Citizen | February 20, 2018 - 16:53 | Andrew Duffy
Refugees Border 20170302 The Immigration and Refugee Board is giving up on following regulations that say refugee claims must be heard within certain time limits.
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CBC News - Canada | February 20, 2018 - 16:53 | The Canadian Press
Pedestrian struck in Little Italy Nov. 20, 2017 Ottawa police are hoping someone can help them identify the driver of a vehicle that struck a woman on Preston Street, then left the scene last November.
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CBC News - Ottawa | February 20, 2018 - 16:49 | CBC News
Also: Canada’s race to 5G: How carriers plan to win the next wireless era
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The Globe and Mail | February 20, 2018 - 16:47 | JORDAN CHITTLEY AND KRISTENE QUAN
Figures released from the Transportation Safety Board showed there were 94 incidents in 2017 involving commercial aircraft operators, a jump from the 63 recorded in 2016 and higher than the five-year average of 79
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The Globe and Mail | February 20, 2018 - 16:43 | Jordan Press
An Ottawa woman has filed a police complaint over death threats she received after posting publicly available information about those who supported a fund for recently acquitted Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley. Miranda Dyck, a senior policy analyst with Health Canada, said she received telephone and Twitter threats after posting information about people who donated to Stanley’s GoFundMe page. The fundraising effort, launched after Stanley was acquitted in the August 2016 shooting death of Colten Boushie, 22, of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation, has raised more than $213,000 in...
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Ottawa Citizen | February 20, 2018 - 16:37 | Andrew Duffy

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