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LSUC votes against accrediting B.C. Christian university

TORONTO – Graduates of a planned law school at a Christian university in British Columbia that forbids sexual intimacy outside heterosexual marriage cannot practise in Ontario, that province’s law society…

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Return to duty for cop accused of killing teen on streetcar sparks anger

TORONTO – The return to work of a police officer charged in the videotaped gunning down of a teenager on an empty streetcar was denounced Thursday by the victim’s family…

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Cash Store to delist from the TSX amid fallout from Ontario regulatory actions

EDMONTON – The Cash Store Financial Services Inc. (TSX:CSF) will be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange effective May 23 because the lender of last resort says it is unable…

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B.C. Christian university makes pitch to Ontario lawyers to accredit law school

TORONTO – A policy forbidding intimacy outside heterosexual marriage at a Christian university in British Columbia was roundly criticized Thursday by Ontario lawyers debating whether its law school should be accredited in…

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Elections commissioner halts robocalls probe, says no evidence for charges

OTTAWA – A three-year investigation into allegations of fraudulent robocalls during the last federal election has found no evidence of intent to deceive voters nor any evidence of an orchestrated scheme beyond Guelph, Ont. A long-awaited…

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High court to issue constitutional road map Friday on Senate reform, abolition

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper went to the Supreme Court looking for a road map for Senate reform. He may end up with a road block instead. The top court will hand down Friday its…

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Nova Scotia considers reverse onus legislation on organ donations

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s health minister says the government is considering reverse onus legislation that would require people to opt out if they don’t want their organs and tissues donated after they die. Leo…

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C.D. Howe report says temporary foreign workers program has boosted joblessness

OTTAWA – A new report by the C.D. Howe Institute is harshly critical of the federal government’s controversial temporary foreign workers program, saying it has spurred a higher unemployment rate in…

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Ontario PCs file notice of intent to defend against premier’s $2M libel suit

TORONTO – Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives have served notice they intend to “vigorously defend themselves” against a $2 million libel suit filed by Premier Kathleen Wynne. The suit stems from Opposition Leader Tim…

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Supreme Court backs Ontario information commissioner in sex registry case

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled against the Ontario government in a case involving access to some information from the province’s sex offender registry. A freedom-of-information request asked the…

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Elections commissioner halts robocalls probe, says evidence lacking for charges

OTTAWA – Canada’s elections investigator says there is not enough evidence concerning fraudulent robocalls during the 2011 election to warrant charges by the federal public prosecutor. The long-awaited report from commissioner of…

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Ontario lawyers to debate, vote on accrediting B.C. Christian law school

TORONTO – Ontario’s law society is set to vote today on whether to accredit a British Columbia law school with a controversial policy on homosexuality. Trinity Western University, which plans to…

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McDonald’s restaurants put foreign worker program on hold, conducts audit

VICTORIA – McDonald’s Canada says temporary foreign workers are a necessary ingredient in the fast-food chain’s business model, but until the company satisfies itself and Canadians it doesn’t abuse the…

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Kenney reiterates vow to get tough on temporary foreign worker abusers

OTTAWA –  Jason Kenney says only “small numbers” of companies are abusing Ottawa’s controversial temporary foreign workers program as a major fast-food chain freezes its participation and a respected economist…

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Defence wants Crown in Rehtaeh Parsons case to testify on sexting policy

HALIFAX – Defence lawyers for two teens accused of child pornography in the Rehtaeh Parsons case said Wednesday they want a senior Crown prosecutor to explain why, days after her…

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Judge strikes down Alberta law regarding sex switch on birth certificates

EDMONTON – A judge has ruled that an Alberta law dealing with birth certificates violates the rights of transgender people. The ruling comes a week after Premier Dave Hancock announced…

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