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at 00:57 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

Animal rights group questions Calgary Zoo's connection to hunting group

CALGARY - An animal rights group is questioning the Calgary Zoo's connection to a hunting organization that has in the past included Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed a protected lion while on a guided hunt in Zimbabwe.

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at 21:11 on July 30, 2015, EDT.

Wife of dead officer says RCMP made her husband 'scapegoat' in Dziekanski death

VANCOUVER - The wife of an RCMP officer who killed himself two years ago claims that her husband was used by the Mounties a scapegoat in the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver's airport in October 2007.

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at 20:47 on July 30, 2015, EDT.

Study suggests people spent more money during Pan Am Games

TORONTO - A new study suggests people โ€” particularly tourists โ€” spent more money in downtown Toronto and near Pan Am venues during the Games compared with the same period last year.

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at 20:45 on July 30, 2015, EDT.

Stars of reality show 'Grand Benders' face charges

GRAND BEND, Ont. - Two stars of a former Canadian reality television show face charges in connection with a dispute in the southern Ontario community of Grand Bend.

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at 18:20 on July 30, 2015, EDT.

Outgoing minister Peter MacKay to support Conservatives 'where I'm requested'

CALGARY - Regrets? He's had a few, but outgoing Justice Minister Peter MacKay says he's ready to leave the day-to-day politicking behind and focus on family.

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at 17:43 on July 30, 2015, EDT.

Political parties prepare for lengthy election campaign ahead of Oct. 19 vote

OTTAWA - In past election campaigns, the federal Conservatives were fond of scheduling their events early in the day, hoping to set the agenda and force everyone else to talk about their policy pronouncements.

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at 17:33 on July 30, 2015, EDT.

Canada offers up to $8.3 million to Iraq and neighbours in fight against ISIL

QUEBEC - Canada is prepared to give up to $8.3 million in additional funding to Iraq and neighbouring countries in the fight against Islamic State militants, Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson said Thursday.

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at 17:20 on July 30, 2015, EDT.

Cairo court postpones verdict for Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy

Mohamed Fahmy's legal saga was drawn out further on Thursday as an Egyptian court abruptly postponed a much-anticipated verdict in his widely denounced terror trial.

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at 17:20 on July 30, 2015, EDT.

Baloney Meter: is government's child-care largesse really a universal benefit?

OTTAWA - "There is literally no circumstance where anyone could be worse off, because the increase in the universal child care benefit is so large that it compensates for everything else." โ€” Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre, speaking last week in Halifax.

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at 17:19 on July 30, 2015, EDT.

Dry trees: Study says drought affects forests for years, changes climate models

New research suggests that Canada's drought-stricken forests will take years longer to recover from dry weather than previously thought.

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at 17:18 on July 30, 2015, EDT.

Federal government announces funding for long-awaited Iqaluit port

IQALUIT, Nunavut - For decades, high tide has been rush hour in Iqaluit as fishermen and hunters scramble to run their boats up on shore and anchor them before the sea ebbs.

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at 17:11 on July 30, 2015, EDT.

Trial off until next May for man charged in 2012 Quebec election-night shooting

MONTREAL - The case of a man charged with murder in Quebec's 2012 election shooting was delayed yet again Thursday after his lawyer said he wants his client to undergo another psychiatric evaluation.

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