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at 19:59 on February 08, 2016, EST.
Some of what's been said, then and now, about Canada's role in fighting ISIL
OTTAWA - Some of what's been said — recently and otherwise — about Canada's evolving role in the U.S.-led mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which was officially retooled Monday:
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at 19:57 on February 08, 2016, EST.
Five things about Canada's retooled fight against Islamic State militants
OTTAWA - Five things to know about Canada's newly retooled role in the mission against the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant:
Politics, different philosophy, behind Liberal shift on ISIL mission
OTTAWA - The Liberal government says it's making a different choice when it comes to the ISIL mission, pulling out of bombing in favour of more training and intelligence work, more humanitarian aid, more diplomacy.
at 19:15 on February 08, 2016, EST.
Saskatchewan wants Ottawa to pay laid-off oil workers to clean old energy wells
REGINA - Saskatchewan wants the federal government to bankroll a program that would see oil and gas workers who have lost their jobs clean up abandoned and dormant wells.
at 18:13 on February 08, 2016, EST.
P.E.I. park honours general who wanted aboriginals killed, Mi'kmaq leader says
CHARLOTTETOWN - It's a "grave insult" that a national park in Prince Edward Island still bears the name of a military general who wanted to kill aboriginal people with smallpox, says a Mi'kmaq leader.
at 17:39 on February 08, 2016, EST.
Canada retools ISIL mission, withdraws jets; 'engagements' possible, says Vance
OTTAWA - Canadian military trainers will likely face "engagements" with enemy Islamic militants in Iraq, but that doesn't mean they're taking part in a combat mission, the chief of the defence staff said Monday.
at 17:33 on February 08, 2016, EST.
How passionate are Bernie voters? Ask the Canadian taking US citizenship for him
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Some people will knock on doors, stuff envelopes, or make phone calls for a political candidate.
at 17:16 on February 08, 2016, EST.
Montreal corruption trial delayed as judge works through defence motions
MONTREAL - A long-awaited fraud trial connected to a controversial land deal in Montreal that helped spark years of investigations into corruption in Quebec's construction industry will be delayed a little while longer.
at 17:12 on February 08, 2016, EST.
School board calls snow day for 'pending' blizzard, raises eyebrows
FREDERICTON - A Maritime school board defended its decision to cancel classes hours before snow even started falling Monday, as critics questioned whether boards are too quick to call snow days that inconvenience parents and cost teaching time.
at 17:06 on February 08, 2016, EST.
Crown could not have avoided the Jian Ghomeshi trial woes, say experts
TORONTO - Some former Crown attorneys say that prosecutors tasked with proving sexual assault allegations against Jian Ghomeshi could not have done much to avert the eyebrow-raising spectacle unfolding at his trial in recent days.
at 16:53 on February 08, 2016, EST.
Dellen Millard wanted truck painted red after Tim Bosma went missing: witness
HAMILTON - One of the men accused of killing Tim Bosma placed an urgent order to have a black pickup truck painted red just days after the Hamilton man went missing, court heard Monday.
Student group wants Liberals to spend $3.3B annually on free college, university
OTTAWA - Facing higher than average unemployment and a growing threat of bankruptcy, post-secondary students are lobbying the federal government this month for billions in new spending to help cover the cost of university and college education.
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