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  • Former FTQ union president Jocelyn Dupuis is seen in a frame grab from the video feed at the Charbonneau inquiry looking into corruption in the Quebec construction industry Monday, November 4, 2013 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charbonneau Commission

    Union boss says Mob, bikers not in control of construction wing under his watch

    The Canadian Press and Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

    MONTREAL – The former head of the construction wing of Quebec’s biggest labour federation says he was happy to assist individuals he knew had criminal records by getting them solid footing in the industry. Through witnesses and wiretaps, Jocelyn Dupuis has been a key figure at the inquiry looking into corruption in Quebec’s construction industry

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  • Canada among top 7 nations for living well: OECD

    The Canadian Press

    When it comes to measuring the good life, Canada is among the world’s top spots for individual well-being, according to report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch speaks at a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. The federal government is inviting proposals from community organizations to prevent online harassment and other sexual violence against girls and women. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Anti-sexual and cyberviolence projects to receive federal funding

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – The federal government is inviting proposals from community organizations to prevent online harassment and other sexual violence against girls and women. One category of eligible projects involves preventing and eliminating cyberviolence, such as Internet bullying, luring and cyberstalking of young women and girls. The second stream is aimed at helping sexual assault centres

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  • B.C. Premier Christy Clark (left) and Alberta Premier Alison Redford meet in Vancouver, Tuesday, Nov.5, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

    B.C. agrees Alberta royalties are off the table in oil pipeline talks

    The Canadian Press and Dene Moore, The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – British Columbia has agreed it will keep its hands out of Alberta’s pockets where oil pipeline royalties are concerned with an agreement that removes the prospect of the neighbouring province holding B.C.’s natural gas hostage, but gives British Columbia little else. With hopes of a trillion-dollar liquefied natural gas industry in her province’s

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  • Rob Ford

    Talk show hosts having a ‘Ford’ field day

    News1130 Staff

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s personal problems continue to provide punchlines for comedians and talk show hosts; Ford has been the target of fodder from John Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel, and others.

  • Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal is shown in a June 11, 2013 file photo during the Tour de Suisse cycling race.With the Sochi Winter Olympics fast approaching, overseers of Canada's elite athletes are hoping to avoid a post-podium national embarrassment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Keystone, Peter Klaunzer

    Anonymous snitch line set up to crack down on doping among elite athletes

    The Canadian Press and Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – With the Sochi Winter Olympics fast approaching, overseers of Canada’s elite athletes are hoping to avoid a post-podium national embarrassment. In an effort to catch cheaters, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport launched an anonymous snitch line Tuesday where athletes and others connected to sport can report allegations of doping. The announcement

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  • Number of Canadians using food banks still near record high

    The Canadian Press

    An annual study shows that during one snapshot month earlier this year, more than 833,000 people relied on food handouts compared to 872,000 the previous March.

  • Toronto police chief Bill Blair speaks to the media in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 regarding a recovered video file involving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Toronto's police services board should investigate "inappropriate" comments by the city's police chief relating to a video appearing to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine, the mayor's brother said Tuesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

    Brother of Toronto mayor calls on city’s police chief to step aside

    The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Toronto’s police services board should investigate “inappropriate” comments by the city’s police chief relating to a video appearing to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine, the mayor’s brother said Tuesday. Calling Chief Bill Blair “the most political police chief” he’s ever seen, Coun. Doug Ford said Blair should step aside while that

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  • Senate to vote on suspension motion today

    The Canadian Press

    After nine days of debate, the Senate will finally vote today on a motion that would suspend Senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau without pay.

  • Ottawa man wanted by France in 1980 bombing challenges extradition order

    The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – The Crown is to make its arguments today in a Toronto court that will decide the fate of an Ottawa professor facing extradition to France. French authorities suspect Hassan Diab, 59, was involved in the anti-Semitic bombing of a Paris synagogue in 1980 that killed four people and injured dozens of others. Diab

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