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LIFE MEANS LIFE NOT NECESSARY, SAY CRITICS OF PM’S PROPOSED NO PAROLE LEGISLATION

Prime Minister Harper’s life means life bill is receiving criticism from the executive director of the John Howard Society.  Catherine Latimer says the current system ensures the most dangerous violent offenders, such as Paul Bernardo, will never be released. “The … read more

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YORK UNIVERSITY HIT BY A STRIKE, ONE DAY AFTER UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO WALKOUT BEGINS

Canada’s two largest universities have been hit by strikes at the same time. Teaching assistants and contract faculty at York University are walking off the job today, following TA’s at U of T who went on strike yesterday. And while classes … read more

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NEW BREAST CANCER DRUG FOR POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN APPROVED STATESIDE

On this World Cancer Day, there’s word U.S. health regulators have approved a new medicine to treat postmenopausal women with a certain type of advanced breast cancer who have not taken other drugs. Ibrance was approved for women who have … read more

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PROVINCE ENTERTAINS LOWER SPEED LIMITS FOR ONTARIO’S CITIES AND TOWNS

Lowering the speed limit below the standard 50 kilometres an hour in cities and towns across the province is an idea now being considered at Queen’s Park. In a bid to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, Transportation Minister Steven … read more

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‘DYING WITH DIGNITY’ STRIPPED OF CHARITABLE TAX STATUS

A political activity audit by Canada Revenue Agency has resulted in the group ‘Dying with Dignity Canada’ losing its charitable tax status. The organization, which advocates for choice and dignity at the end of life, including physician-assisted death, says CRA … read more

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CHARLIE HEBDO SUSPECTS CORNERED WHILE A HOSTAGE TAKING IN PARIS SAID TO BE LINKED

A hostage taker at a kosher market in Paris appears to be linked to the suspects in the Charlie Hebdo newspaper attack.  We are learning that two people have been killed and several wounded in the hostage taking at the … read more

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MAYOR TORY TO BE SWORN IN THIS AFTERNOON WITH SECRET SPECIAL GUEST

John Tory begins his second full day as Toronto’s mayor with his first city council meeting.  At 2:00 today, Tory will be officially sworn in as the city’s 65th mayor. His Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong told the New AM 740’s … read more

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LIBBY ZNAIMER’S INCREDIBLE CANCER STORY INSPIRES WORLDWIDE PERSONALIZED MEDICINE RESEARCH

Personalized medicine is becoming more the norm in cancer treatment around the world, thanks in part to the research by Doctor Steven Gallinger of the University Health Network’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Doctor Gallinger received a $1.2 million five year … read more

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GHOMESHI STAYS AT MOTHER’S HOME IN THORNHILL, NEXT COURT DATE JANUARY 8th

Jian Ghomeshi is staying at his mother’s home in Thornhill as a condition of his bail, after the fired CBC radio star once again made international headlines.  Ghomeshi’s Toronto court appearance at College Park yesterday was covered by a crush … read more

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CBC TO ANNOUNCE NAME OF FIRM INVESTIGATING GHOMESHI ALLEGATIONS

More information is expected to come to light today about the investigation being conducted within the CBC on fired radio host Jian Ghomeshi. CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson says the name of the firm will likely be revealed today.  The CBC has … read more

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