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Ontario's Premier Dad says goodbye after nine years of unlikely success

TORONTO - Following a tribute from his party, an emotional Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has said his final goodbyes at the convention that will choose his successor on Saturday.

Plane wreckage spotted in Antarctic, Canadian crew believed to be dead

The wreckage of a Twin Otter aircraft missing for several days in Antarctica was found late Friday night and the three-member Canadian crew is believed to be dead.
Jury considering fate of Calgary court psychiatrist charged with sex assault

Jury considering fate of Calgary court psychiatrist charged with sex assault

CALGARY - The case of a Calgary psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting his court-appointed patients is in the hands of a jury. Dr.

Harper government asks F-35 rivals for information on what their fighters can do

OTTAWA - A questionnaire meant to gauge what options exist to replace the air force's aging CF-18 fighters has landed on the desks of aerospace companies in North America and Europe.

Wynne takes shot at front-runner Pupatello as Ontario Liberals pick new leader

TORONTO - One of the two front-runners in the Ontario Liberal leadership race took off the gloves Friday, as more than 2,000 delegates cast their ballots to pick a new leader and the province's next premier.

Suit of armour, Gen. Wolfe letter among stolen items stashed in Halifax home

HALIFAX - An evidence tag hangs from the clunky top half of a suit of armour. Next to it is a handwritten letter penned two centuries ago by British Gen. James Wolfe that sits in protective plastic.
Redford says with falling oil revenue, March 7 budget will be transformational

Redford says with falling oil revenue, March 7 budget will be transformational

EDMONTON - With Alberta's bottom line being gutted by falling oil revenue, the March 7 budget will embody a "once in a generation" transformation in how the province builds and sustains its spending, Premier Alison Redford said Friday.
Husband didn't need to refute abuse claims in Nova Scotia hitman case: Crown

Husband didn't need to refute abuse claims in Nova Scotia hitman case: Crown

HALIFAX - The Crown attorney in the case of a woman who tried to have her husband killed by a hitman says he stands by his decision not to call the intended victim to counter her claims of abuse.

Aboriginal leader wants province to put cards on table about Winnipeg 'casino'

WINNIPEG - A top Manitoba aboriginal leader accused the NDP government Thursday of being underhanded in allowing a new gambling venue in Winnipeg.

Group wants accused Guatemalan war criminal's Canadian citizenship revoked

CALGARY - A human rights group wants the Canadian government to take immediate steps to revoke the citizenship of an accused Guatemalan war criminal who lost his bid to have the Supreme Court of Canada review his extradition to the United States.