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Ontario Liberals accuse Harper of abandoning workers in the province

July
30
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2015
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TORONTO — Ontario's Liberals waded into the looming federal election Thursday, accusing Prime Minister Stephen Harper of abandoning workers in the province by refusing to co-operate on a new provincial pension plan. Ottawa has warned the...

Gardens sprout in London community mailbox sites as locals oppose Canada Post

July
30
,
2015
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Miniature gardens are sprouting at certain locations in London, Ont., where Canada Post plans to install controversial community mailboxes. The fenced-in flower beds, which sit atop the concrete pads where mailboxes will stand, are being...

Police issued more than 1,700 tickets over improper use of Pan Am HOV lanes

July
30
,
2015
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TORONTO — Officers patrolling Toronto-area highways handed out 1,735 tickets for improper use of the controversial temporary high-occupancy lanes set up on for the Pan Am Games, police said Thursday. Another 2,000 tickets were issued along the...

Provincial police say speeder wanted to reach cottage in time for sunset

July
30
,
2015
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ST. JOSEPH, Ont. — A desire to get to the cottage before sunset was cited by an Ontario woman accused of driving at nearly double the speed limit. Ontario Provincial Police say a car was clocked at 150 kilometres an hour in an...

Canadian pastor detained in NKorea 'admits' to 'subversive plots':Report

July
30
,
2015
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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A South Korean news agency is reporting that an Ontario pastor detained in North Korea has confessed to "subversive plots" against the Communist state during a televised news conference. Yonhap...

Staff working for scientists accused of falsifying data altered images: Document

July
30
,
2015
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TORONTO — A Toronto hospital investigating claims two of its researchers fabricated data in published scientific papers was told the image-altering program Photoshop was commonly used in their lab, a court document reveals. The researchers, Dr....

Long-term expats turning to Supreme Court over voting ban amid strong support

July
29
,
2015
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TORONTO — Two Canadians stripped of the right to vote because of their lengthy stay abroad are hoping the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the case, their lawyer said Wednesday. Shaun O'Brien said last week's split Appeal Court decision affirming...

Family of Canadian man detained in UAE without charge calls for his release

July
29
,
2015
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Marwa Alaradi hasn't seen her father in nearly a year, but the teen spends every day thinking of ways to bring him home. The 17-year-old Windsor, Ont., resident has made it her mission to secure Salim Alaradi's release from a prison in the...

New trial ordered in backyard burial

July
17
,
2015
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OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that just because a killer concealed the body, cleaned up the crime scene and lied to police, the actions do not necessarily prove there was intent to commit murder. ...