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CFB Petawawa soldier charged with more sexual assault, voyeurism offences

PETAWAWA, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police have laid a raft of new sexual assault and voyeurism charges against a 31-year-old soldier from CFB Petawawa.

Cpl. Derrick Gallagher was charged earlier this month with eight counts of sexual assault and two counts of voyeurism. READ

Six CF-18s headed to Poland to bolster NATO forces response to Ukraine

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will contribute six CF-18 jet fighters to a NATO air-policing mission as a response to the crisis in the Ukraine. READ

Teen charged in random Regina mall stabbings

REGINA — A 15-year-old boy is facing charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon after four people were injured in a stabbing at a mall in downtown Regina. READ

Jenny McCarthy ’irresponsible’ for telling parents not to vaccinate kids: minister

It’s “outrageously irresponsible” for celebrities like Jenny McCarthy to encourage parents not to immunize their children against potentially deadly diseases, Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews said Wednesday. READ

Canadian government scolds Jimmy Carter over pipeline position

The Keystone XL pipeline issue has created a tiff between a former U.S. president and the Canadian government. READ

Studies suggest public unsure of energy industry benefit

Public opinion research contracted by Ottawa suggests the pro-resource-development Conservative government has not yet convinced Canadians of the national benefits of the energy industry. READ

Police charge man, 19, in Heartbleed privacy breach

Police have charged a 19-year-old man from London, Ont., in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from the Canada Revenue Agency website. READ

Political players of all party stripes gather for fond farewell to Jim Flaherty

A gallery of political luminaries from all sides of the partisan divide gathered at a cavernous Toronto cathedral Wednesday to set aside their differences and pay final respects to former finance minister Jim Flaherty. READ

Former Harper chief of staff Wright won’t face criminal charges, RCMP says

RCMP officials say Nigel Wright, former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, won’t face criminal charges in connection with the ongoing Senate expenses scandal. READ

Hundreds line up to pay respects to former finance minister Jim Flaherty

Hundreds of dignitaries and citizens lined up Tuesday to pay respects to Jim Flaherty, the former finance minister whose unexpected death last week shocked many across the country. READ

Poilievre open to considering Senate proposals for changing election bill

Pierre Poilievre says he’s open to considering nine recommendations from a Senate committee for changing his controversial overhaul of election laws. READ

Privacy watchdog wants Ont. police to stop sharing suicide attempts with U.S.

Ontario’s privacy watchdog issued a special report Monday demanding police stop sharing information about suicide attempts with U.S. officials, who used the mental health data to block at least four Canadians from entering the United States. READ

Canada, Poland to unveil Ukraine help package as Harper blasts Russia, Putin

Canada and Poland will announce a joint package to assist Ukraine when Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird visits Warsaw next week. READ

Canadians from coast to coast can view total lunar eclipse this week

If they can stay awake, Canadians from coast to coast will get a chance to view a total lunar eclipse this week — the first of four that will occur nearly every six months. READ

Seal hunt starts amid ongoing court case and trade challenge

HALIFAX — The annual East Coast seal hunt starts Monday against a backdrop of ongoing trade and court challenges in Europe and renewed claims from animal welfare groups that the 400-year-old industry is dead in the water. READ

Former head of Alberta military base demoted, added to sex offender registry

A former commanding officer of an Armed Forces base in Alberta has been demoted after being found guilty of sexual assault. READ

Supreme Court softens Tories’ tough-on-crime time-served sentencing law

The bell has sounded ending one more round in what is shaping up to be a long-running bout between the county’s highest court and the Harper government. READ

Former finance minister Jim Flaherty to get state funeral next week

im Flaherty, eulogized as an Irish lion after his sudden and unexpected death this week, is going the way of Thomas D’Arcy McGee. READ

Former finance minister Jim Flaherty has died

Jim Flaherty, the former finance minister who took the country from surplus to huge, recession-spawned deficits and back to within an eyelash of a surplus, died suddenly Thursday. READ

Suspended senator Brazeau charged with assault, threats, drug possession

Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau is facing new legal challenges following what police are describing as a violent domestic disturbance early Thursday. READ

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