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Australian PM Tony Abbott to meet Harper, Governor-General today

OTTAWA — Australia's prime minister says he hopes to get a few tips from Canada on financial management when he sits down with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa today.

Reaction to fatal RCMP shooting in Moncton

MONCTON, N.B. — Some of the reaction to the killing of three RCMP officers and the wounding of two others Wednesday evening in Moncton, N.B.

A timeline of events in fatal shooting of RCMP officers in Moncton

MONCTON, N.B. — A timeline of events in the fatal shooting of three RCMP officers and the wounding of two others in Moncton, N.B.: Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. — A witness says she saw a man wearing military camouflage walking down Pioneer Avenue.
Tory Duncan says NDP mailouts broke Commons rules

Tory Duncan says NDP mailouts broke Commons rules

OTTAWA — The NDP is trying to duck responsibility for a series of political mailings that broke the rules on the use of parliamentary resources, says a Conservative member of the secretive, all-party committee that oversees Commons spending.

Jordan's queen calls deaths of newborns, mothers an outrage

Monarch thanks Harper for support

Ottawa relaxes restrictions on in-flight electronic devices

You can use tablets or cameras, but you must make sure devices aren’t transmitting a signal

Alberta's Athabasca glacier melting at 'astonishing' rate

COLUMBIA ICEFIELDS, Alta. — What's believed to be the most-visited glacier in North America is losing more than five metres of ice every year and is in danger of completely disappearing within a generation, says a Parks Canada manager.

Suspect in Calgary's worst mass murder found fit to stand trial

CALGARY — A man accused of killing five young people in Calgary's worst mass murder has been found fit to stand trial.

Canadian youngsters rate low in physical activity: report

TORONTO — A new report reveals that the overall physical activity levels of Canadian kids are lagging behind those of youngsters from other nations.

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.