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Canada's 132-year-old Hansard goes high-tech

Long before there was Facebook or Twitter, the closest thing MPs had to a "status update" was Hansard - the official transcripts of the debates in the House of Commons.

Ontario moves to help animals

The Ontario government vowed Wednesday to strengthen its animal-welfare laws following allegations of mistreatment of animals at Marineland, an amusement park in Niagara Falls.

Rock victim identified

The B.C. Coroners Service has identified the 36-year-old Calgary woman killed when a rock hit her in the head after smashing through the windshield of the vehicle she was travelling Friday in southeast B.C.

Quebec Liberals counter claims at corruption probe

Rocked by allegations of illegal financing, the Quebec Liberals mounted a counter-attack in defence of their party's reputation Wednesday.
Naval officer pleads guilty to spying for Russians

Naval officer pleads guilty to spying for Russians

A Canadian naval officer pleaded guilty to espionage Wednesday, five years after a Crown lawyer said he walked into the Russian embassy, offered up military secrets for money and began a relationship that resulted in the sharing of a "vast amount" of

Ottawa ends clawbacks of veterans' pensions

Canada's Department of Veterans Affairs has ended its policy of clawing back the benefit payments of disabled soldiers, sailors and aircrew - a move critics say has been far too long in coming.

Millions spent on federal ads

The federal government has approved tens of millions of dollars in "economic action plan" ads this year even as it cites fiscal restraint to cut programs such as scientific research and environmental monitoring.
Alberta bus plows into trees sending six people to hospital

Alberta bus plows into trees sending six people to hospital

More than a dozen people were injured when a bus went off the road and plowed through a grove of trees in northern Alberta. It happened Saturday afternoon on Highway 2 between Edmonton and Slave Lake.

Quebec cop seriously hurt during speed-trap operation

A Quebec provincial police officer is in critical condition after getting hit by a car during a speed trap operation north of Montreal.

Canada post reaches tentative labour deal

Canada Post has finally reached a tentative agreement with its largest group of unionized workers after a bitter dispute that has dragged on for more than a year.