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  • Panel investigating judge's nude photos resigns, inquiry back at square one

    November 20, 2013 8:03 PM 32

    WINNIPEG - A panel investigating a Manitoba judge over nude photos has resigned en masse, potentially putting the investigation back at square one. A committee of the Canadian Judicial Council, including three chief justices, says the resignations are the best way to have the stalled inquiry proceed. The committee has been examining Manitoba Queen's

  • Pan Am Games to cost $2.5B, but leave legacy of sport, transit, and housing infrastucture

    November 20, 2013 7:01 PM 32

    It will cost taxpayers at least $2.5 billion to host the 2015 Pan Am Games, but the provincial government insists the event will leave a legacy of sport, transit, and housing infrastructure in Ontario. It will cost taxpayers at least $2.5 billion to host the 2015 Pan Am Games, but the provincial government insists the event will leave a legacy of sport

  • Robert Pickton's brother says he can't remember alleged assault

    November 20, 2013 4:06 PM 35

    The brother of serial murderer Robert Pickton says he can't remember what happened more than 20 years ago when a woman says he assaulted her and threatened her with rape and murder. David Pickton was reacting to a civil suit filed yesterday in B.C. Supreme Court that alleges he assaulted a worker at a construction site in Burnaby in August 1991 and, when she went to police

  • RCMP documents allege Nigel Wright broke the law by cutting Duffy $90,000 cheque

    November 20, 2013 3:36 PM 28

    OTTAWA -- Newly released court documents allege Prime Minister Stephen Harper's former chief of staff broke the law by cutting a $90,000 cheque to Sen. Mike Duffy. A new information to obtain a production order by RCMP Cpl. Greg Horton says Nigel Wright "did, without the consent in writing of the head of the branch of government, pay a reward of confer

  • Donnie Snook says 18-year prison term is 'unreasonable'

    November 20, 2013 3:18 PM 38

    FREDERICTON -- A former city councillor in Saint John, N.B., convicted of sexually abusing and making pornographic images of boys for more than a decade is appealing his 18-year prison term, saying the sentence is excessive. "The sentence was unreasonable and in excess of the appropriate range in all circumstances," Donnie Snook says in a notice of appeal

  • Greenpeace activists scale Montreal Biosphère

    November 20, 2013 1:02 PM 29

    Three Greenpeace activists who scaled the Montreal Biosphère today and unfurled a giant banner may face charges, Montreal police say. Dressed in bright orange jackets and pants, Andréanne Lalonde, Philippe Dumont and David Major attached themselves to the globe-like structure with industrial climbing gear and harnesses to climb several storeys and send a message

  • ‘Sound of Music’ comes to Parliament’s footsteps

    November 20, 2013 10:51 AM 37

    Parliament Hill will be alive Wednesday with the sound of more than just politicians. Instead of mountains, the Peace Tower will be the backdrop as the National Arts Centre launches the count-down to the opening of the English Theatre’s production of The Sound of Music. Eliza-Jane Scott will play the part of Maria, raising her arms for a photo op in front

  • friend, foe, meddler

    November 20, 2013 9:33 AM 36

    WASHINGTON - John F. Kennedy's personal pollster came to Canada with an assumed name, the blessing of the president and a secret objective: help defeat the Diefenbaker Tories. Canadians might be surprised by the extent to which political events in this country were shaped by the charismatic U.S. leader, famously assassinated 50 years ago this week. Helping

  • Tiger-Cats a toothless bunch over last two decades

    November 20, 2013 6:00 AM 43

    If there's one thing the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are good at, it’s finishing last overall in the CFL. The Tabbies have been rather toothless over the past couple of decades, ending up in the basement a whopping nine times in the last 23 years. That’s almost once every other year. The Ticats finished dead last in the CFL last season with a 6-12 record. They had the same record

  • Tax time 2015: 6 ways that deferring tax credits, deductions can pay off

    April 26, 2012 9:26 AM 33

    Most people doing their income tax returns don't think twice about claiming all their deductions immediately, but there are cases where a little knowledge and patience can turn into a big payoff. Generally, most deductions and credits Canadians are eligible to claim through the tax system must be claimed in the year in which you earned them. There's