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OBAMA ORDERS AIR STRIKES ON ISIL IN SYRIA

U.S. President Barack Obama has announced he is sending more forces to the middle east to counteract the threat from the Islamic State extremists. In a prime-time address last night, Obama said a core principal of his presidency is, “if … read more

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HARPER GOVERNMENT TO MAKE CASE FOR IRAQ MISSION

The Harper Government will be making its case for sending Canadian special forces to a deadly war zone in Iraq. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Defence Minister Rob Nicholson will appear before a commons committee today. They will be … read more

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NATO APPROVES RAPID DEPLOYMENT FORCE; CANADA SENDS ADVISERS TO IRAQ

Several developments at the NATO Summit in Wales this morning: Canada has announced it is sending dozens of military advisers to Iraq to assist in the battle against Islamic State. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that the advisers will work … read more

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA WANNA-BE’S OVERWHELM HEALTH CANADA

The Health Canada agency is being swamped by a so-called “green rush.” That’s because the number of Canadian companies applying for lucrative licenses for medical marijuana – tops one thousand. So far,  there have been only two new licenses approved this … read more

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U.S. SENATOR CALLS FOR BURGER KING BOYCOTT AS HAMBURGER CHAIN TEAMS UP WITH CANADA’S TIM HORTONS

Americans are being asked by a U.S. Senator to boycott Burger King after the fast food giant agreed to purchase Tim Hortons for $11-billion and avoid paying U.S. taxes. Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown said in a statement that “Burger King’s … read more

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CANADA RECALLS TRIO OF SCIENTISTS FROM SIERRA LEONE OVER CONCERNS OF EXPOSURE TO EBOLA

Canada is involved in the latest news from the ebola crisis in West Africa.  Three Canadian scientists have been told to leave the African nation of Sierra Leone for fear they may have been exposed to the virus.  They’ve been … read more

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CANADA’S INFLATION RATE EASES IN JULY

Canada’s annual inflation rate softened in July. But it’s not likely to set off any alarm bells. Prices increased year-over-year by 2.1 per cent. That’s down from 2.4 per cent in June. But they were up across the board, with … read more

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CANADA’S CREDIT RATING REMAINS AT TRIPLE-A

Canada’s economy has been given a big thumbs-up from an international ratings service. Fitch Ratings says the outlook for our economy is stable and worth maintaining its triple-A credit rating. New York-based Fitch says it based its findings on Canada’s … read more

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TORONTO RANKS AS 4TH BEST IN THE WORLD IN WHICH TO LIVE: THE ECONOMIST

Torontonians are living in one of the world’s best cities and Canada is home to three of the top five on the planet. According to an annual report by The Economist, Toronto is ranked as the fourth best city in which … read more

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MORE CANADIAN AID ON WAY TO UKRAINE

A third shipment of aid is heading for Kiev. Speaking to the Chamber of Commerce in London, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Ottawa’s announcement last week of further support will help Ukraine protects its eastern border. Canada’s been flying … read more

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