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  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford talks on his weekly radio show in Toronto, Sunday November 3, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

    A history of denials in Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s alleged crack video scandal

    The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted Tuesday he had used crack cocaine and that there is a video showing him “probably” smoking “something,” though he said he didn’t lie when questioned in the past about alleged drug use. Here’s a history of some of the denials surrounding the alleged crack video scandal: May 16

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  • Rogers Communications lays off 94 staff across its media operations

    The Canadian Press and David Friend, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) has laid off 94 employees across its media division as it reworks operations to react to lower advertising revenues. The telecommunications company said Tuesday that the job cuts are spread across the country at the broadcast TV divisions of Citytv and OMNI, as well as radio stations and magazines like

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  • Interim Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Neil Maxwell holds a press conference regarding The 2013 Fall Report of the Interim Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    A list of some findings from the report of the commissioner of the environment

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – A list of findings from audits released Tuesday by the federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development: — Canada has no plan for meeting international commitments under the 1992 UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Under the convention, Canada has 20 targets, including protecting 17 per cent of terrestrial and freshwater areas and

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  • Edmonton senior hit by her stolen car in McDonald’s drive-thru, sent to hospital

    The Canadian Press

    EDMONTON – Edmonton police are investigating after an 81-year-old woman was hit by her stolen car in a fast food drive-thru. Police say the senior noticed her Nissan Sentra was missing early this morning. A few minutes later, she spotted the car in a McDonald’s drive-thru and started walking toward the vehicle. Police say the

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  • Rob Ford

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits he has smoked crack cocaine

    News1130 Staff

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted he has smoked crack cocaine in a drunken stupor, but maintains he is not an addict. This follows wide reports he was seen in a video smoking the drug.

  • Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and Jose Adonis Lavaire, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Honduras, take part in a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The press conference followed the signing of a Canada-Honduras free trade agreement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    Fast says trade deal with Honduras to advance democracy in country

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Canada formally signed a free trade agreement with Honduras on Tuesday, a deal that Trade Minister Ed Fast says will help foster democracy and economic growth in the Central American country. The deal, signed four years after the current president of Honduras was elected after his predecessor was ousted in a military coup,

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  • Sen.Patrick Brazeau makes his way to the Senate Thursday October 31, 2013 on Palriament Hill in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Anatomy of a scandal: key developments in history of the Senate expenses saga

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Senators voted Tuesday to suspend colleagues Patrick Brazeau, Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin from the upper chamber, without pay, for the rest of the parliamentary session. A look at other key dates in the Senate expenses scandal: ___ June 13, 2012: auditor general Michael Ferguson releases a study of Senate expense claims; in

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  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford arrives to talk on his weekly radio show in Toronto, Sunday, November 3, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s admission he smoked crack cocaine

    The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted Tuesday that he has smoked crack cocaine. Here’s what he told reporters at city hall: “Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. But no — do I? Am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago.

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  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford addresses media at City Hall in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov.5, 2013. Ford has offered another emotional apology for his "mistakes" but says he loves his job and has no plans to step aside.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits he has smoked crack cocaine, plans to stay on

    The Canadian Press and Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – The controversial mayor of Canada’s largest city vowed to remain in office Tuesday despite revealing he had smoked crack cocaine while in a “drunken stupor” — an admission which reversed months of firm denials over drug use. “Yes! I’ve smoked crack cocaine!” said Mayor Rob Ford. “Am I an addict? No. Have I

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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.