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PM says expanded border preclearance bill offers greater protection

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 4:26pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government's proposed legislation to expand border preclearance at Canadian airports and other crossings Wednesday as the...

Bill to end winter electricity disconnections sped through legislature

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 4:25pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

TORONTO — Ontario electricity distributors will no longer be allowed to disconnect customers' power in the winter if they don't pay their bills, which are steadily rising along...

In Sweden, Governor General talks immigration, refugees alongside trade

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 4:16pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

OTTAWA — Gov. Gen. David Johnston found himself talking about Canada's system of private sponsorship for refugees during a trip to Sweden this week, arriving just as the...

Health Canada approves sale of irradiated ground beef, says can reduce bacteria

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 4:13pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays.

Health Canada says irradiation can reduce levels...

Ontario science teacher found guilty of misconduct in anti-vaccination case

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 4:10pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

TORONTO — An Ontario science teacher stormed out of a hearing after being found guilty of professional misconduct for telling students vaccines could kill them.

An...

Trudeau calls five byelections for April 3, including former PM Harper's old riding

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:56pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

OTTAWA — Byelections will be held on April 3 to fill five vacant federal ridings, but the contests are unlikely to change the partisan math in the House of Commons.

Of...

Garth Drabinsky has been punished enough, lawyer tells Ontario securities regulator

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:46pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:15pm

TORONTO — Garth Drabinsky has paid his debt to society and shouldn't be punished again for his role in the Livent Entertainment fraud scandal, his lawyer said Wednesday as...

Human trafficking survivors would get power to sue under Ontario legislation

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:35pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

TORONTO — Human trafficking survivors would be allowed to sue their traffickers under new legislation proposed in Ontario, where about two-thirds of all police-reported cases...

Man accused of killing off-duty police officer remanded for alleged bail breach

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:34pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

HALIFAX — A man accused of killing an off-duty Nova Scotia police officer has been remanded in custody until next week after allegedly breaching his bail conditions.

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HBC denies deceptive pricing accusations from competition watchdog

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:31pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

TORONTO — Canada's competition watchdog is suing Hudson's Bay Co., alleging that the retailer engaged in deceptive pricing practices for four years, an accusation the company...

Nunavut budget: Finance minister wants Ottawa to fund infrastructure projects

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:28pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut's finance minister used his budget speech Wednesday to ask the federal government for more money to fund infrastructure projects that will help the...

Nova Scotia cultural plan eschews province's traditional stereotype

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:25pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is making a shift away from the traditional, tartan-centric notions about its culture.

There were no bagpipes, Highland flings or fiddles of any...

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