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  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is shown in a Thursday August 22, 2013 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

    Ford brothers were offered many chances to respond to drug allegations: papers

    The Canadian Press and Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Canada’s two largest newspapers defended their reporting of drug allegations against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his councillor brother Monday, saying they took every step possible to ensure the stories were accurate and fair. The Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail were called before the Ontario Press Council after dozens of readers

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  • B.C. teachers seek damages from government as latest court battle begins

    Camille Bains, The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – The latest court battle waged against the British Columbia government by the teachers’ union could ding taxpayers for $6 billion to start, the province says. That cost will be ongoing because the union’s demands to have its contract provisions restored to 2002 levels regarding class-size limits and staffing ratios would require more funding,

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  • Firefighters and an RCMP officer stand on the roof of an apartment building and convenience store where a glider crashed in Langley, B.C., on Sunday September 8, 2013. An air cadet was on a training exercise at the time of the accident. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    Glider pilot who crashed into B.C. building is certified: cadet officer

    The Canadian Press

    LANGLEY, B.C. – The unidentified air cadet who survived crashing his glider onto the roof of a convenience store in the Fraser Valley city of Langley, B.C., is an experienced pilot certified by Transport Canada, says an officer with the national organization. Emergency officials were called just before 10 a.m. Sunday to the scene of

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  • The Peace Tower is framed in an archway on the East Block of Parliament Buildings on Parliament Hil in Ottawa, Thursday September 10, 2009. The Harper government has called an unusual closed-door meeting to discuss the need to shine a greater public light of the expenses of MPs and senators.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    MPs open doors to meeting on how to publicize political expenses

    The Canadian Press and Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Conservative MPs pledged publicly Sunday not to let the upcoming prorogation of the House of Commons put an end to all-party efforts to reform the ongoing expense account abuses of Parliament. The public commitment came after a Tory-chaired Commons committee opened up what was supposed to be an unusual closed-door meeting that was

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  • A Bitcoin kiosk is shown in a handout photo. ATMs that allow you to exchange cash for Bitcoins are coming to Canada this fall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RoboCoin

    ATMs that allow you to exchange cash for Bitcoins coming to Canada this fall

    Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – The first time Ryan Johnson bought Bitcoins — an emerging digital currency that isn’t controlled by any authority such as a central bank — was with a pocket full of cash from a stranger he had met online. “It was almost like a sketchy drug deal,” recalls the 31-year-old Vancouver resident. Since that

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  • Boomers a key market for retailers, as long as it’s marketed right

    Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Baby boomers are becoming an increasingly important market for retailers, and one that can become highly profitable if stores and manufacturers can figure out the right way to target their products to an increasingly discerning group. “Retailers need to get much better at understanding the specific needs of this very valuable segment of

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  • Rallies protest proposal for military strikes against Syrian regime

    The Canadian Press and Will Campbell, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Demonstrators rallied across the street from the U.S. consulate in Toronto to protest intensifying American efforts to win backing for a military strike against Syria. Several dozen people clutched umbrellas under heavy rain Saturday in one of several protests planned across Canada. Organizer Sid Lacombe said there’s no reason to believe evidence the

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  • Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter addresses supporters as he calls a provincial election for Oct. 8, in Port Hawkesbury, N.S. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

    Nova Scotia NDP premier targets Liberals as he bids for re-election on Oct. 8

    The Canadian Press and Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press

    PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. – Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter returned Saturday to the scene of what his New Democrats see as an economic triumph to call a provincial election for Oct. 8, reminding voters that his party has directly intervened in the economy when jobs were on the line. Dexter kicked off his bid for

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  • Judge says Afghanistan veterans can continue lawsuit against federal government

    The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – A B.C. Supreme Court justice says current and former members of the Canadian Forces who were injured in Afghanistan can continue their class-action lawsuit against the federal government. The lawsuit was filed last fall, with plaintiffs arguing the new Veterans Charter and the changes it brings to the compensation regime for members of

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  • Rogers granted approval to start offering credit card

    The Canadian Press

    Rogers Communications Inc. will start offering its credit card in 2014 but a select group of customers will be able to use the card sooner as part of a pilot program.