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Facts and figures on the 15,500 polar bears in Cda, world's largest population
OTTAWA - Facts and figures on Canada's polar bears:
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NAFTA tribunal finds 'open questions' about Canada's polar bear protections
OTTAWA - A NAFTA tribunal has ruled that "central open questions" remain unanswered about Canada's enforcement of its own law when it comes to polar bears, and is seeking a full factual record of the government's behaviour.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sued for defamation by reporter
TORONTO - Mayor Rob Ford is being sued by a Toronto Star reporter for slander.
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Senate ethics watchdog asked to probe role of Tory fundraiser Gerstein
OTTAWA - The Senate's ethics officer is being asked to investigate the role of the Conservative party's chief fundraiser in the alleged cover-up of Sen. Mike Duffy's dubious expense claims.
at 17:30 on December 12, 2013, EST.
BoC's Poloz says he's focused on inflation target, not trying to lower loonie
MONTREAL - Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says he remains focused on achieving his inflation target over the next two years and hasn't been sending signals that would depress the Canadian dollar in order to boost exports.
at 17:28 on December 12, 2013, EST.
Engine fire on an Air Canada Jazz plane forces emergency landing
NANAIMO, B.C. - Crew members aboard an Air Canada Express turboprop aircraft managed to put out an engine fire before returning to an airport on central Vancouver Island Thursday morning, says a Transportation Safety Board investigator.
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NAFTA environmental body asks Ottawa to respond to oilsands waste concerns
CALGARY - A North American trade body has asked Ottawa to respond to allegations that it has failed to enforce its own laws when it comes to oilsands waste known as tailings.
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Crown ends case against priest in Arctic sex abuse case
IQALUIT, Nunavut - The Crown's case against a former northern priest facing 80 charges of sex abuse against Inuit children has ended after weeks of wrenching testimony from Eric Dejaeger's alleged victims.
Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal by Quebec judge convicted of murdering his wife
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal by a retired Quebec judge who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife.
Quebec's anti-corruption unit credits mayor for latest sweep
MONTREAL - Quebec authorities are calling it a first — an elected official denouncing people after being the target of alleged corruption.
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U.S. Republican party's internal tensions erupt into the open
WASHINGTON - Divisions that have bubbled for months within the U.S. Republican party have erupted this week into the open.
Crown in New Brunswick seeks to appeal Donnie Snook child sex abuse sentence
FREDERICTON - The Crown in New Brunswick is seeking to appeal the sentence handed to a former city councillor in Saint John, N.B., convicted of sexually abusing and making pornographic images of boys, saying the trial judge gave Donnie Snook too much credit for time served in pre-trial custody.
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