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  • More protesters arrested after crossing police line into pipeline survey area

    The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – About a dozen more people have been arrested at a pipeline protest in a conservation area in Vancouver. The protesters were taken away Saturday after crossing a police line on Burnaby Mountain, where crews have been conducting survey work for the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Arrests began at the site Thursday, four

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  • Quebec budget-slashing review recommends cuts to municipalities, farmers

    Jocelyne Richer, The Canadian Press

    QUEBEC – Quebec municipalities and farmers are among those targeted by an advisory group set up to review government programs and cut spending. According to information obtained by The Canadian Press, the commission will recommend slashing funding for municipalities and agriculture as the province aims to balance the budget by 2015-2016. A preliminary report from

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  • Canadian Forces soldier dies in on-base incident; Harper offers condolences

    The Canadian Press

    CFB PETAWAWA, Ont. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper is offering his condolences after a soldier was killed in an “unfortunate incident” at CFB Petawawa in eastern Ontario. Harper says in a statement that Craftman Kyle Sinclair succumbed to injuries suffered in the incident. Canadian Forces spokesman Lt. Jean-Francois Carpentier says only that the military is

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  • City of Ottawa says confident no sensitive details leaked after website hacked

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – The City of Ottawa says it doesn’t believe any sensitive information has been compromised after its website was hacked. Visitors to the site for several hours Friday ended up seeing an image of a dancing banana and a brief text message directed against an officer with the city’s police force. There has been

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  • Soldier dies at CFB Petawawa

    kevin.jeffrey, kayla.butler, and with files from the Canadian Press

    A Canadian Soldier has died following an incident at CFB Petawawa Friday night. Craftsman Kyle Sinclair, 27, was reportedly performing his normal duties when the incident happened shortly before midnight. According to the Canadian Press, officials would not reveal the nature of the incident, but stressed that it was not a training accident. The Canadian

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  • Former Quebec premier Jean Charest waves to the crowd during a tribute in his honour on March 16, 2013 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

    Charest denies illegal party financing, report linking him to SNC-Lavalin

    The Canadian Press

    MONTREAL – Former Quebec premier Jean Charest is denying a report linking him to a political fundraising scheme with engineering giant SNC-Lavalin in the year before he took office. Charest, who was premier from 2003 to 2012, says he has never participated in any illegal party financing activity. Charest made the comments in a statement

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  • Defence Minister Rob Nicholson waits for the start of the opening session at the Halifax International Security Forum on Friday, November 21, 2014.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

    Nicholson urges Russian president to get out of Ukraine at security conference

    The Canadian Press

    HALIFAX – Defence Minister Rob Nicholson is calling on Russia to get out of Ukraine, saying that what’s happening there is “completely unacceptable.” Speaking at the International Security Forum in Halifax, Nicholson told delegates during a panel on Saturday that the people of Ukraine deserve the freedom they fought for. Nicholson said he believes Canada

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  • A Canadian-owned open-pit mine in the Philippines, pictured in an undated handout photo, slices right through Mount Canatuan, a sacred mountain of the indigenous Subanen people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace

    Feds move gingerly toward protecting ‘Canada brand’ in foreign mining operations

    Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – It’s taken almost a decade of loud, often unwelcome advocacy, but the federal government appears to finally recognize that Canada’s international brand needs a little spit and polish. In back-to-back addresses this week to a Mining Association of Canada luncheon, two federal cabinet ministers repeatedly stressed the critical importance of what they called

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  • Mad Picker in Vancouver cleans out 40 years of finds with auction

    Justin Smallbridge, The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – It’s the mother of all closet clean-outs. For more than 40 years, Vancouver antique dealer Wayne Learie has been buying things people no longer need or want. Now he’s winnowing his inventory with an auction to make room for new acquisitions. Learie, an imposing figure roughly the height of an armoire and about

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  • Maclean’s on the Hill – Episode 41

    Andrew Pinsent @1310Pinsent 0

    Each week, the Maclean’s politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week’s news in Ottawa. This week, the bureau discusses the misconduct scandal on Parliament Hill, the resignation of Dean Del Mastro, a new bill to make Remembrance Day a national holiday and a proposal to reinstate the long-form census.​