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Quebec’s Pierre Karl Peladeau suffers multiple fractures in bike accident

QUEBEC — Parti Quebecois star Pierre Karl Peladeau is recovering in hospital after a serious bicycle accident in the Eastern Townships on Sunday. The PQ announced in a statement that Peladeau has multiple fractures.
Cyberbullying bill could harm privacy rights, says Amanda Todd’s mother

Cyberbullying bill could harm privacy rights, says Amanda Todd’s mother

OTTAWA — The mother of a B.C. teen who took her own life after she was sexually exploited online says a proposed crackdown on cyberbullying goes too far.
Three employees, company charged in Lac-Megantic train disaster

Three employees, company charged in Lac-Megantic train disaster

MONTREAL — Three employees of the railway company involved in last summer's runaway oil train disaster that killed 47 people are due to appear in court Tuesday to face criminal negligence charges in the small Quebec town that was partially incinerate

Former Harper aide faces more illegal lobbying charges

OTTAWA — One of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former top aides faces more legal trouble. The Mounties have charged Bruce Carson with three counts of prohibited lobbying and one count of influence peddling.

Attack that left three Alberta Mounties injured came out of the blue: RCMP

EDMONTON — Alberta's top Mountie says a weekend shooting that left three officers injured was an unprovoked attack.

Four federal byelections set for June 30

OTTAWA — Four federal byelections — two in Alberta, two in Ontario — will be held June 30.
Friends and family mourn Nanaimo mill shooting victims

Friends and family mourn Nanaimo mill shooting victims

NANAIMO — Two men who died in a shooting at a sawmill last month were remembered in separate memorials on Saturday as people who loved life.
CFB Esquimalt ceremony honours those who served in Afghanistan

CFB Esquimalt ceremony honours those who served in Afghanistan

Nancy Mansell, wearing a poppy, and family members attend Friday's National Day of Honour ceremony at CFB Esquimalt.

New Brunswick bill aims to make politicians more financially accountable

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's finance minister says he'll introduce legislation today aimed at making politicians more accountable.
Rob Ford not in U.S., reports say, but lawyer insists he’s in rehab

Rob Ford not in U.S., reports say, but lawyer insists he’s in rehab

TORONTO — Reports say Rob Ford did not officially enter the U.S. when he flew to Chicago last week after taking a leave of absence as Toronto mayor, but his lawyer says he is “100 per cent” in rehab.