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Charges dropped against B.C. pipeline protesters A judge has dropped civil contempt charges against dozens of demonstrators who were arrested at a pipeline protest near Vancouver.




Scott Andrews' constituents react to allegations against MP Residents of Scott Andrews' Newfoundland and Labrador riding of Avalon weigh in on the misconduct allegations against the suspended Liberal MP.




Peladeau aims for Quebec independence with PQ leadership bid Media magnate Pierre Karl Peladeau reiterated his goal for "Quebec to become a country" as he announced Thursday that he will run for the leadership of the Parti Quebecois.




Canadian Forces to help combat Ebola in West Africa Canada is sending up to 40 military medics to Sierra Leone to help combat the spread of the Ebola virus. National Defence Minister Rob Nicholson says the mission will last up to six months.




Thousands in the dark after snowstorm hits New Brunswick New Brunswick's power authority says about 38,000 people lost power after an early blast of winter hit parts of the province. Over 30 centimetres of snow fell in some areas.




Alberta luxury goods sales affected by low crude prices Falling crude oil prices are having an impact beyond the oilpatch, according to some Alberta businesses. One Calgary luxury car dealership says sales are down 30 per cent compared to 2013.




Deadly Quebec seniors' home fire video shown to inquest A coroner's inquest into a Quebec seniors' home fire was shown video Wednesday of the blaze that killed 32 people in L'Isle-Verte last January.




Trudeau & Mulcair on neutral probe of misconduct complaints NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he wants more details on a proposed third-party probe into misconduct complaints against two Liberal MPs. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he is looking forward to a "rigorous" investigation.




Jian Ghomeshi to plead not guilty on assault charges: Lawyer Jian Ghomeshi's lawyer says the former CBC radio star will plead not guilty on multiple counts of sexual assault. Ghomeshi was granted bail Wednesday at a media-thronged courthouse in Toronto.




Hong Kong: les leaders étudiants sont arrêtés Arrestation des leaders étudiants prodémocratie et retrait des barricades.




Thousands hold vigil for Michael Brown in Toronto Thousands in Toronto protested in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri Tuesday, after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.




Harper: Government accepts auditor's recommendations on veterans Stephen Harper says the government has accepted the auditor general's recommendations on improving veterans' access to benefits. The prime minister noted the report was not entirely negative.




Defence minister: Wait times for veterans are improving Defence Minister Rob Nicholson says the government has made "considerable progress" in reducing wait times for veterans claiming benefits. The auditor general criticized access to veterans' benefits in a report Tuesday.




NDP: Auditor's report shows government has 'failed' veterans An NDP MP says the auditor general's fall report is a "scathing indictment" of how the government serves veterans. Malcolm Allen says the Harper government has "failed" in providing mental health benefits for veterans.




Veterans' access to benefits too slow: Auditor general The auditor general's fall 2014 report says Veterans Affairs Canada needs to do more to expedite veterans' access to services and benefits. Michael Ferguson says wait times can be up to eight months.




Man granted bail in case of possible wrongful conviction A Nova Scotia man who was serving a life sentence for murder has been granted bail after 16 years in prison. Glen Eugene Assoun is maintaining his innocence after a review of his case found he may have been wrongfully convicted.




New Alberta PC members explain why they left Wildrose party Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has introduced two new caucus members after they left the Wildrose party. Kerry Towle says crossing the floor to join the Progressive Conservatives was "incredibly difficult."




Harper announces $5.8 billion for federal infrastructure Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the government will spend $5.8 billion on federal infrastructure improvements, including upgrades to airports and federal research facilities.




Former NHL player and coach Pat Quinn dies at 71 Pat Quinn, who coached NHL teams to two Stanley Cup finals, died Sunday night after a lengthy illness. Quinn's legacy includes nine seasons playing in the NHL, and coaching Canada to Olympic and world junior gold medals.




Julian Fantino: Unspent funds for veterans 'not lost money' The veterans affairs minister says $1.1 billion in funds that was unspent over seven years will be "recycled" back into other programs. Julian Fantino says no veterans have been disadvantaged by the money going unused.




Kathleen Wynne says putting a value on carbon is important After signing an agreement with Quebec on climate change, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne wouldn't say when a carbon tax might be introduced. Wynne says putting a price on carbon is "very important."




Rob Ford says he will 'keep an eye' on mayor-elect John Tory Outgoing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he will closely monitor mayor-elect John Tory when Ford is a city councillor. Ford says he will watch the city's finances, calling Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly's recent trip to England "ridiculous."




Vancouver's 'Mad Picker' sells off some treasure Antique dealer Wayne Learie says he taught himself about everything from furniture to Coca-Cola collectibles over four decades. This week, he's auctioning off some of his acquisitions to make room for new ones.




Anti-pipeline activists clash with RCMP Anti-pipeline protesters in makeshift encampments blocking work crews from two sites on Burnaby Mountain confronted RCMP officers enforcing orders to get them to vacate the area.




Assaulted Manitoba teen meets rescuer A 16-year-old Manitoba teen who was assaulted and left to die beside a Winnipeg river has met with one of the men who rescued her. Sean Vincent says Rinelle Harper is the real hero.




Ninety-nine-year-old veteran among Legion of Honour recipients Veteran John Stuart Hermon recounts focusing on not "getting killed" while serving in the Second World War as an artillery officer. The 99-year-old was one of 17 veterans awarded the French Legion of Honour Thursday in Montreal.




Sona 'disappointed' in 9-month robocalls sentence: Lawyer The Conservative staffer convicted in the 2011 robocalls scandal was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in jail. A Crown spokesperson says she hopes Michael Sona's sentence will "deter" others from interfering in elections.




Sona 'disappointed' in 9-month robocalls sentence: Lawyer The Conservative staffer convicted in the 2011 robocalls scandal was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in jail. A Crown spokesperson says she hopes Michael Sona's sentence will "deter" others from interfering in elections.




Maria Mourani passe au NPD Maria Mourani devient membre du Nouveau Parti démocrate (NPD), mais continuera à siéger comme indépendante à la Chambre des communes jusqu'au prochain scrutin. De son propre aveu, l'ancienne députée bloquiste se cherchait une nouvelle famille politique à Ottawa.




Former Bloc MP Maria Mourani joins NDP A former Bloc Quebecois MP who was expelled from the party for opposing the proposed Quebec values charter has joined the NDP. Maria Mourani will still sit as an independent, but says she will make her voice heard in her new party.







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