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Body of Ontario journalist missing for days found in field: police

BROCKVILLE, Ont. - A body found in a field in eastern Ontario is that of a journalist who went missing earlier this week, police confirmed Wednesday....

posted: August 20,2014





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American journalist's death in Iraq part of 'disgusting' terror campaign: Harper

CHILLIWACK, B.C. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the murder of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants in Iraq is part of a "disgusting" terror campaign being carried out across the entire region....


As CMA votes to oppose smoking plants, Mulcair calls pot-puffing personal choice

OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair defended the use of marijuana as a matter of personal choice on Wednesday, recalling his own youth puffing on "oregano" even as the Canadian Medical Association officially warned against smoking pot....


Prime Minister Stephen Harper embarking on annual tour of the North

WHITEHORSE - Stephen Harper will tour a local college and make an announcement about northern research in Whitehorse on Thursday as he begins his annual trek to the North, his ninth time doing so since becoming prime minister....


New Democrat MP quits party, complains that Mulcair is too pro-Israel

OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP has quit the caucus over what she felt was an excessively pro-Israel stance on the current conflict in Gaza and demeaning party demands to keep quiet and toe the line....


John Baird's Twitter activity prompts scrutiny of Canada's language commissioner

OTTAWA - When a minister tweets, is it ever really a personal account, or should he or she be required to abide by federal laws and responsibilities?...


Hearings over municipal pension reform underway in Quebec as protests continue

QUEBEC - The great divide between municipalities and their workers over the government's proposed pension reforms were on display as hearings began at the legislature on Wednesday....







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