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  • Harper lays out agenda as MPs prepare to resume Parliament

    Cormac MacSweeney

    MPs return to the House of Commons Monday and the prime minister is trying to set the tone of fiscal responsibility as the falling price of oil leaves a lot of economic uncertainty.

  • RCMP officers perform door-to-door checks on Cedar Street in Moncton, N.B., on Sunday, Jan.25, 2015 after reports of a man walking around with a weapon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison

    Moncton RCMP search for suspicious man reportedly carrying firearm

    The Canadian Press

    MONCTON, N.B. – RCMP officers are searching a neighbourhood in Moncton, N.B., after receiving a report today of a suspicious male walking down a street with what appeared to be a firearm. Police set up a perimeter around a large area of northwest Moncton after receiving the complaint at about 11:15 a.m. A news release

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  • Participants jam into a giant lecture hall in Vancouver, B.C. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 to take part in HTML500, a course which teaches computer coding skills. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

    Tech treats hundreds to free coding camp to prompt digital literacy

    Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – Squamish Nation member Khelsilem is fluent in his native tongue and passionately spearheading a project to revitalize indigenous languages. But he wants to turbocharge his linguistic proficiency by learning an entirely new and universal language — computer coding. The 25-year-old from North Vancouver plans to preserve and share the Squamish and Downriver Halkomelem

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  • International Trade Minsiter Ed Fast responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Ottawa. Fast will be in Kyiv for two days of meetings as fighting intensifies between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the embattled country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Fast talks free trade in Kyiv as fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine

    The Canadian Press and Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press

    KYIV, Ukraine – International Trade Minister Ed Fast will be in Kyiv for two days of meetings as fighting intensifies between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the embattled country. Fast, who arrived Sunday and has been to Ukraine twice is the last six months, is there to talk free trade his

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  • Governor General Michaelle Jean invests Wade MacLauchlan, from West Covehead, P.E.I., into the Order of Canada during a ceremony in Ottawa, Thursday Nov. 5, 2009. MacLauchlan finds himself in an envious position in Canadian politics ??? set to become head of a governing party and premier after being the sole leadership candidateTHE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Wade MacLauchlan, next premier of Prince Edward Island, coy on election timing

    Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press

    Wade MacLauchlan finds himself in an envious position in Canadian politics — set to become head of a governing party and premier after being the sole leadership candidate. MacLauchlan is poised to replace Robert Ghiz as premier of Prince Edward Island following a Liberal leadership convention next month. And he is taking the reins of

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  • A photo taken just after the liberation by the Soviet army shows a group of children wearing concentration camp uniforms at the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp on January 27, 1945. Miriam Friedman Ziegler, nine-years-old at the time, is second from left. Friedman Ziegler, who lives in Thornhill, Ont., is among about 100 survivors who are returning to Poland this week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP

    Some facts about the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

    The Canadian Press

    About 100 Holocaust survivors from around the world, including Canada, are returning to Poland this week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Here are some facts: Sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau: 1.1 million Jews 140,000–150,000 non-Jewish Poles 23,000 Roma and Sinti (Gypsies) 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war 25,000 others Killed at

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  • Federal parties struggle to stay on top of offensive Facebook comments

    Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – The recent terror attacks in Paris have unleashed a barrage of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant comments on the Facebook pages of federal politicians and their parties in Canada — much of it plainly visible to the public. Managing racist, sexist, homophobic and harassing material is just one of the new challenges facing parties who

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  • Miriam Friedman Ziegler, 79, an Auschwitz holocaust survivor, tells her story at her home in Toronto on Monday, January 19, 2015. Friedman Ziegler, who lives in Thornhill, Ont., is among about 100 survivors who are returning to Poland this week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

    Holocaust survivor returning to Auschwitz for 70th anniversary of liberation

    Liam Casey, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – On a cold January day in 1945, nine-year-old Miriam Friedman Ziegler watched as Red Army soldiers approached Auschwitz. An army photographer captured the historic moment: 13 wide-eyed children — Friedman Ziegler among them —staring out through a barbed-wire fence. The thought of freedom was a scary notion for the Jewish girl who’d spent

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  • Ryan Millet, a Dalhousie University dentistry student, arrives for a disciplinary hearing in Halifax on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Millet was a member of a Facebook group where misogynistic comments were posted about classmates at the university's dentistry school. A Like shouldn't always be taken literally, say tech experts, who are closely watching the case of 13 Dalhousie University students suspended for their actions on FacebookTHE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

    When Like doesn’t mean like: Experts say there’s nuance to Facebook behaviour

    Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press

    A Like shouldn’t always be taken literally, say tech experts, who are closely watching the case of 13 Dalhousie University students suspended for their actions on Facebook. The case is interesting for many reasons, including the fact that it exposes how users often don’t appreciate that nothing is truly private online, said Aimee Morrison, an

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  • Former CBC host Jo-Ann Roberts poses with Green Party party leader Elizabeth May in Victoria on Saturday Jan. 24, 2014. Roberts announced Saturday she is seeking the Green Party's nomination in Victoria for this year's federal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO-Jo-Ann Roberts campaign

    Former CBC host Jo-Ann Roberts seeks federal Green Party nomination in Victoria

    The Canadian Press

    VICTORIA – A former CBC radio host hopes to take her fight for the embattled public broadcaster all the way to Parliament Hill. Jo-Ann Roberts announced Saturday she is seeking the Green Party’s nomination in Victoria for this year’s federal election. Roberts resigned from the CBC in December after a decade hosting Radio One’s Victoria-based

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