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Monday January 27 2014 edition

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HIGHLIGHTS

Canada's parliamentarians back, discuss Ukraine, economy and military suicides

The parliamentary holiday break ended on Monday (January 27) with Members of Parliament back in Ottawa with a flurry of speeches, appearances and the first Question Period in the House of Commons of 2014.

After six weeks away from parliament there were many questions from the opposition, the arrival in the House of four newly elected MPs, and ...

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Canadian ambassador rebukes China on human rights

Canada has used strong language and an uncommonly direct way to criticize China’s treatment of several activists who it names.

“So direct, so specific”

“It’s an unusual thing for the Canadian government to be so direct and so specific,” says Charles Burton, a professor and former advisor to the government of Canada on China policy. ...

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Seniors' residence fire - Are seniors put at risk because of sprinkler costs?

The Queen has sent condolences and many politicians are expressing their sympathies after a fire that killed numerous people in a seniors' residence, but seniors' advocacy activist Susan Eng says governments continue to allow owners of residences to save money, rather than impose basic safety measures such a water sprinkler system.

"How many more people have to die?" ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Banned in Canada?

Several everyday popular foods and snacks in Britain have come under government scrutiny in Canada.

Though they are iconic in the United Kingdom, and have long been sold in Canada, foods like Marmite- which has been around in Britain for more than a century; Ovaltine, the chocolate malt drink powder; Irn Bru, a caffienated soft drink; and Bovril a ...

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Dropped false teeth lead to arrest for robbery

Seven years ago a woman robbed a convenience store in the western city of Winnipeg at knifepoint and, on the way out, dropped her partial plate of false teeth. Police have made an arrest after matching the DNA on the partial with that of a woman recently convicted of another crime.

Canada’s criminal code allows a judge to order ...

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Deadly virus kills Ontario piglets

Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed over a million piglets in the United States and, as pork producers feared, the virus has appeared on a pig farm in the Canadian province of Ontario. PED is highly contagious among pigs, but it poses no food safety threat or danger to humans.

Pork is one of Canada's major agricultural food exports. In ...

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UPDATE: More dead, missing, in seniors' residence fire

UPDATED (January 24): The death toll is rising and some 30 residents unaccounted for after a fire early Thursday (January 23) in a seniors' residence that was reportedly only partially equipped with sprinklers.

Fire broke out after midnight at the three storey Résidence du Havre in the town of L'Isle-Verte in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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Canadian pop star Justin Bieber arrested after suspicion of drag-racing

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was arrested in the American resort city of Miami Beach early Thursday (January 23) and charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest without violence after police said he had been stopped while "drag racing" down a street before dawn.

The 19-year-old was released after a judge set bail at $2,500 early Thursday ...

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Senior citizen loses court battle against census

Janet Chrunin, aged 79 of Toronto, was found guilty this week of violating the Census Act, but given a conditional discharge. She was concerned about use of software from a US arms suppler by Statistics Canada © CBC

A ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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