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Additional 10,000 Syrian refugees to be offered asylum by Canadian government

Additional 10,000 Syrian refugees to be offered asylum by Canadian government

OTTAWA - A promise to 10,000 Syrian refugees that they will be able to find safe haven in Canada in the next three years needs to be backed up by a better system to get them here, advocates said Wednesday.
Ad costs for Canada's 150th birthday party rising but no plans in sight

Ad costs for Canada's 150th birthday party rising but no plans in sight

OTTAWA - Talk about an expensive birthday party invitation. Recently released federal spending figures show advertising promoting Canada's 150th birthday — two years from now — has cost nearly $12 million, so far.
Stateless Yukon man, 60, ponders declaring refugee status in Canada

Stateless Yukon man, 60, ponders declaring refugee status in Canada

Series of heart attacks — including hospital trip to Victoria — led to huge bills
Once more, with feeling: many rookie NDP MPs to run again in 2015

Once more, with feeling: many rookie NDP MPs to run again in 2015

OTTAWA - In 2011, Mylene Freeman became a New Democrat member of Parliament almost by accident. In 2015, she intends to be elected on purpose.
May’s bill on Lyme disease is about to become law

May’s bill on Lyme disease is about to become law

OTTAWA — The Senate has passed a private member’s bill on Lyme disease, the first Green party bill to ever pass both houses of Parliament.
One in seven people lived in low-income families in 2012: Statcan

One in seven people lived in low-income families in 2012: Statcan

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says 13.8 per cent of the population lived in low-income households in 2012. The agency says its measure of after-tax low-income deems a household to be low income if it has less than half the overall median income.
Today on the Hill: Veterans meet their minister and Sona faces sentence

Today on the Hill: Veterans meet their minister and Sona faces sentence

OTTAWA - Two major events affecting political life in Ottawa are taking place today each about a five-hour drive from Parliament Hill in opposite directions.
Convicted MP Dean Del Mastro resigns seat in House of Commons

Convicted MP Dean Del Mastro resigns seat in House of Commons

OTTAWA - Disgraced Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro abruptly resigned his House of Commons seat Wednesday, less than a week after a judge found him guilty on three counts of violating the Canada Elections Act.
Atleo hired to build paths between B.C., First Nations

Atleo hired to build paths between B.C., First Nations

NANAIMO — Shawn Atleo has listened to grandmothers in the Arctic, heard the concerns of youth in his home village of Ahousaht on the Island’s west coast and felt Ottawa’s cold winters and its harsh politics, making him ideal for the new British Colum
Fired ‘Q’ radio host Jian Ghomeshi to sue CBC for $50 million

Fired ‘Q’ radio host Jian Ghomeshi to sue CBC for $50 million

TORONTO - The CBC abruptly severed ties with marquee personality Jian Ghomeshi on Sunday, with a spokesman tersely saying the public broadcaster had received “information” that “precludes us from continuing our relationship” with the popular host of