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Deadline passes for Conservative leadership rivals to sign up new members

By The Canadian Press March 29, 2017 - 10:13am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 10:30am

OTTAWA — The deadline for Conservative leadership contenders to sign up new members has passed.

Kevin O'Leary was among the first out of the blocks to declare his...

Compensation to Bombardier senior executives rose nearly 50 per cent last year

By The Canadian Press March 29, 2017 - 10:00am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 10:30am

MONTREAL — Bombardier's senior executives saw their compensation rise by nearly 50 per cent last year at a time when it laid off thousands of workers, sought government aid and...

Police following up on report of radicalized Montreal airport employees: Coiteux

By The Canadian Press March 29, 2017 - 9:51am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 10:45am

MONTREAL — Quebec's public security minister says police are taking all necessary steps to ensure public safety after a report suggested some workers at Montreal's airport may...

Canadian found guilty of insulting Turkey's president released as lawyer appeals case

By The Canadian Press March 29, 2017 - 9:51am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 10:30am

A Canadian woman detained in Turkey has been found guilty of insulting the country's president, but said she has been released from prison as her lawyer pursues an appeal of ...

Liberals plan to spend $195M on research into child care in Canada

By The Canadian Press March 29, 2017 - 9:46am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 10:45am

OTTAWA — The Trudeau Liberals say they plan to spend $195 million in the coming years on research to close data gaps on child care in Canada.

The money is coming out of...

Nature Conservancy buys 'pristine' property along north shore of Lake Superior

By The Canadian Press March 29, 2017 - 9:30am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 10:00am

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says it has purchased more than 1,000 hectares of property on the north shore of Lake Superior that is crucial to species such as bald eagles...

Warmer weather on way for Maritimes, but meteorologist warns more snow possible

By The Canadian Press March 29, 2017 - 9:18am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 10:00am

HALIFAX — Milder weather is on its way to parts of the Maritimes, but a meteorologist warns that winter may not be loosening its grip on the region quite yet.

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Bidding process for federal contracts legally flawed, company argues

By The Canadian Press March 29, 2017 - 9:14am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 9:45am

TORONTO — A company that lost a $428-million federal contract in 2007 is calling on Canada's top court to weigh in on the long-running case, arguing the fairness and integrity...

Unhappy trails? Parks documents show concerns with Icefields Highway bike path

By The Canadian Press March 29, 2017 - 9:14am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 9:45am

It sounds like a no-brainer — a bike trail alongside a world-famous scenic highway through two of Canada's best-loved national parks.

But Parks Canada documents show the...

USA Hockey, women reach agreement; seek growth for sport

By The Canadian Press March 29, 2017 - 9:12am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 9:30am

Just three days before hosting the world championships, USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott on home ice....

When a Juno doesn't pay the bills: 5-time nominee moonlights as a school teacher

By The Canadian Press March 29, 2017 - 9:11am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 9:30am

TORONTO — Diana Panton is leading a double life.

The Hamilton high school teacher hasn't told her students much about her other career as a Juno-winning jazz musician,...

Canada's three-time champion Patrick Chan focuses on his own game at worlds

By The Canadian Press March 29, 2017 - 8:54am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 10:15am

HELSINKI — Out on the practice ice at Hartwell Arena, Patrick Chan tries to stay in his own head space, avoiding the sideways glances at young stars such as Nathan Chen.

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