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Progressive Liberals alarmed as federal leadership contenders tilt right

Progressive Liberals alarmed as federal leadership contenders tilt right

OTTAWA - Federal Liberals long ago abandoned the cardinal rule of success handed down by late Grit rainmaker Keith Davey: "Revere the leader.
Glut of lobsters in the Maritimes leaves seafood industry fishing for answers

Glut of lobsters in the Maritimes leaves seafood industry fishing for answers

HALIFAX - A glut of lobsters has driven down the price of the prized crustacean in the Maritimes, leaving fishermen scrambling for ways to prop up their earnings.
100 gather in Winnipeg to remember former resident, killed in Newtown shooting

100 gather in Winnipeg to remember former resident, killed in Newtown shooting

WINNIPEG - About 100 people held candles on a sub-zero Winnipeg night Monday to remember one of the victims of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
Military soul-searching as Afghan training mission winds down amid tight budgets

Military soul-searching as Afghan training mission winds down amid tight budgets

OTTAWA - Canada's long-standing military contribution to Afghanistan enters its last full year in 2013, giving way to a serious bout of soul-searching in a restless, battle-hardened military that's been thrust into an era of fiscal austerity.
NHL players to vote on giving board nod to dissolve union

NHL players to vote on giving board nod to dissolve union

The Canadian Press TORONTO — NHL players will begin voting today on whether they’ll grant their executive board the authority to dissolve the NHL Players’ Association.
Politicians recoil from politics of shootings while online debate rages

Politicians recoil from politics of shootings while online debate rages

OTTAWA - "Our hearts go out to the victims ... and their families. Today is a time for mourning and not politics.
Manitoba Tories oust youth president over racist social media comments

Manitoba Tories oust youth president over racist social media comments

WINNIPEG - The head of the Manitoba Progressive Conservative party's youth wing was ousted Friday after posting an admittedly racist comment about aboriginals on his Facebook page.
Employment rate for immigrants improved last year, but still lags

Employment rate for immigrants improved last year, but still lags

OTTAWA - Immigrants are seeing better employment prospects in Canada, but they still lag behind their Canadian-born counterparts because of a gap in local experience, experts say. Employment among immigrants between 25 and 54 years of age jumped 4.
Elementary teachers in Toronto expected to join picket lines next week

Elementary teachers in Toronto expected to join picket lines next week

TORONTO - Hundreds of thousands of Ontario students will have to stay home next week as public elementary teachers in many school boards stage one-day strikes, including a massive walkout in Toronto.
Court rules federal government failed to consult aboriginals on land in Winnipeg

Court rules federal government failed to consult aboriginals on land in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Manitoba First Nations are moving closer to setting up an urban reserve in Winnipeg with a judge's ruling that blocks the federal government's planned sale of the property.