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at 15:48 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Five things to note from the Elections Canada report on robocalls

OTTAWA - Five things to know about the robocalls report released Friday by the commissioner of Canada elections:

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at 15:39 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Ukraine PM offers thanks to Canada for support in struggle against Russia

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper called Ukrainian counterpart Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday to discuss the latest developments in the region.

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at 15:29 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Foreign minister John Baird visits site of Auschwitz Nazi death camp

OSWIECIM, Poland - Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister paid a visit Thursday to the memorial museum at the Second World War Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi death camp.

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at 15:25 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Ottawa proposes new target-benefit pension scheme instead of CPP changes

TORONTO - The best way to secure retirement for more Canadians is with a third option for pension plans, and not the way Ontario is approaching the problem by expanding the Canada Pension Plan, says Kevin Sorenson, minister of state for finance, on Thursday.

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at 15:15 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Farmers to plant more soybeans this year, but less wheat and barley: StatsCan

OTTAWA - A Statistics Canada survey of seeding intentions for the upcoming growing season shows soybeans continue to be the crop of choice for many producers.

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at 14:56 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

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 this province.

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at 14:12 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

World's most expensive plumbing job? Military divers become plumbers in Arctic

OTTAWA - Expensive house calls by plumbers can be nerve-racking for homeowners, but this plumbing job in Canada's high Arctic is one for the record books.

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at 14:03 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Towering Vancouver Island tree officially second-largest in the country

PORT RENFREW, B.C. - As trees go, it is one colossal conifer.

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at 14:02 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Canadians agree with 'common sense' electoral reform, Poilievre says

OTTAWA - Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre says regular Canadians like what his government is doing with the Fair Elections Act.

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at 14:01 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Alberta, Ottawa spend $1.35 million to keep province free of deadly pig virus

EDMONTON - The federal and Alberta governments are spending $1.35 million on a plan to help keep diseases that kill pigs out of the province.

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at 13:45 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

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.

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at 13:42 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Baloney Meter: Are Canada's job numbers really the best in the G7?

OTTAWA - "Since the worst of the recession in July 2009, our government has created over 1 million net new jobs. This is the strongest job growth over the recovery among G7 countries."

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