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MONCTON MOUNTIE MURDERER GETS 75 YEARS

Justin Bourque has been sentenced to five consecutive life terms for the June shooting rampage in New Brunswick that left three RCMP officers dead, two wounded. The precedent-setting ruling means the 24-year old must serve 75 years before becoming eligible to … read more

AIR CANADA PILOTS INK A 10-YEAR DEAL

Air Canada’s pilots are feeling sky-high. They’ve just signed a 10-year contract. The airline calls it a landmark deal – that gives the company the ability to use mediation or arbitration – to resolve disputes. Canada’s largest airline also says the contract … read more

PETERBOROUGH MP DEAN DEL MASTRO FOUND GUILTY OF ELECTION OVERSPENDING AND COVER UP

Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro has been found guilty on all counts at his election overspending trial in Lindsay, Ontario The now-Independent MP was once the Conservative government’s point man on defending the party against charges of voter fraud.  He was charged … read more

MP DEAN DEL MASTRO TO RECEIVE VERDICT ON CHARGES OF ELECTION OVERSPENDING AND COVER UP

A judge will rule today whether Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro is guilty of spending too much in the 2008 federal election and falsifying a document to cover it up. Del Mastro has denied all the allegations and insists he did nothing … read more

ROB FORD’S CANCER TREATMENT UNSUCCESSFUL

Rob Ford is going in for his third round of chemotherapy on Monday. Toronto’s mayor received bad news from his doctors at Mount Sinai hospital. The first two rounds of chemo were unsuccessful in shrinking the grapefruit-sized tumour in his … read more

BILL 17 TO PROTECT CHILD PERFORMERS ADVANCES AT QUEEN’S PARK

A bill to protect child performers in Ontario has passed second reading in the legislature at Queen’s Park. Although child labour is illegal in Ontario, many children perform in film, on television and stage, and in commercials. But performers unions … read more

PR FIRM DUMPS GHOMESHI OVER ‘LIES’ AS SECOND WOMAN GOES PUBLIC WITH HER STORY OF ABUSE

A second woman has publicly identified herself in abuse allegations against fired CBC personality Jian Ghomeshi. Lawyer and best-selling author Reva Seth becomes the ninth woman to come forward to tell her story of violence at the hands of Ghomeshi. She … read more

POLANSKI FREED IN POLAND

Polish prosecutors have questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski after U.S. prosecutors requested they do so. America wants Polanski to be extradited for charges going back to 1977- of having sex with a minor. A spokeswoman for prosecutors in Krakow, where Polanski has an apartment says the filmmaker … read more

HARPER ANNOUNCES INCOME-SPLITTING..AND MORE

Canada’s Prime Minister is moving forward with income splitting - for families with kids under 18. Speaking in Vaughan today, Stephen Harper said the government is also boosting the Universal Child Care Benefit by $160 a month – for children under six. That’s up from $100. There’s also a … read more

CBC: INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO GHOMESHI AFFAIR

The CBC says it’s hiring a third-party to look into the allegations of abusive behaviour against former radio host Jian Ghomeshi. Executive Vice-President Heather Conway says in a memo, the reports are ”extremely disturbing and of great concern.” The public … read more