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  • Marois wants to avoid job losses caused by Charter of Values

    April 2, 2014 3:33 PM 12

    Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois says if the Charter of Values becomes law, the government will help those who would lose their public service jobs find new ones. Marois was forced to address the issue of charter-related job losses once again Wednesday. Her comments come after PQ candidate Evelyn Abitbol said Monday, at a debate at Vanier College

  • Moose-vehicle collisions class-action lawsuit begins

    April 2, 2014 3:27 PM 7

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- A landmark class-action lawsuit began today in St. John's, N.L., involving victims of moose-vehicle crashes in the province. Ches Crosbie, the lawyer for the plaintiffs, says the case boils down to whether the provincial government has negligently failed to manage the moose population. Crosbie says the government has known for at least

  • Regina cop accused of misusing police resources put on administrative leave

    April 2, 2014 2:12 PM 8

    A Regina police officer accused of misusing police resources by providing a surveillance video to a local swim club has been placed on administrative leave. Police Chief Troy Hagen made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday. The officer is accused of obtaining security video from the Cornwall Centre shopping mall and providing it to the Regina

  • Parliament Hill Preview: Dissecting Canada's youth employment picture over two decades

    April 2, 2014 1:55 PM 9

    OTTAWA -- Canada's youth employment policies over the last 20 years will go under the microscope today in Ottawa. Statistics Canada is releasing a comprehensive study of the occupational profile and over-qualification of young workers across the country. The study looks at young people and the jobs they filled between 1991 and 2011.

  • Canada’s wounded soldiers given ‘guidance’ on public statements for their own good, senior officer says

    April 2, 2014 1:30 PM 11

    The military officer in charge of providing help for injured soldiers says they are being asked for their own good to sign a form governing what they can and can’t say in public. In September, the Ottawa Citizen reported that the Canadian Forces were requiring physically and mentally wounded soldiers to sign a form agreeing they won’t criticize senior

  • Thunder Bay event centre meeting gets unruly

    April 2, 2014 12:39 PM 14

    About 100 people turned out to a public meeting Tuesday night to voice their concerns about the proposed event centre in Thunder Bay — but speakers often had trouble making their points. Hecklers tried to drown out voices like those of Steve Robinson, an event centre supporter who doesn’t think the city needs to have a plebiscite on the issue. "I don't

  • It's a girl! Toronto Zoo holds contest to name baby gorilla

    April 2, 2014 12:08 PM 8

    The Toronto Zoo is asking for the public's help to name a baby Western lowland gorilla that was born in the zoo in January. On Jan. 10, Ngozi gave birth to a healthy female baby, the 15th gorilla to be born at the Toronto Zoo since it opened in 1974. The zoo is asking animal lovers to submit a name online before April 22, and the winning name will be announced

  • Homes evacuated after car crash ruptures natural gas line in Etobicoke

    April 2, 2014 11:34 AM 8

    A section of Royal York Road was closed and homes were temporarily evacuated when a driver crashed into a house, hitting a gas line early Wednesday morning. Police were called to a home in Etobicoke shortly after 2:30 a.m. when a single vehicle crashed on Royal York Road, just north of Lake Shore Boulevard. Police called in a full hazardous materials

  • Funerals scheduled for teenage fire victims

    April 2, 2014 11:14 AM 8

    People in eastern P.E.I. will grieve the loss of three teenagers killed in a fire early Saturday morning in Charlottetown at three funerals this week. The funeral 15-year-old Brandon MacKinnon of St. Teresa is Wednesday at 2 p.m. the All Saints Catholic Church in Cardigan. Montague Intermediate School will have morning classes Wednesday, and grief counsellors

  • Man dreamt of being a 'silent assassin,' court hears

    April 2, 2014 10:10 AM 8

    Mohamed Hersi was talking to an undercover police officer about the al-Qaida propaganda magazine Inspire when he hesitated, wondering whether he should go on, but the officer reassured him it was OK. The conversation, played for jurors on Tuesday at Hersi's trial on terrorismrelated charges, was one of the last the pair would have. Ten days later, Hersi