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Canada Post truce falls apart

OTTAWA — Hope that a work stoppage at Canada Post could be avoided for at least one more month faded Friday as a proposed truce fell apart over what the union called a “poison pill” from the Crown corporation.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers, facing being locked out by their employer on Monday, and Canada Post were both ready to agree to a 30-day cooling off period that would keep packages and mail moving under the old contract and let negotiations continue without the threat of a work stoppage. READ

Canada Post union calls for 30-day truce

OTTAWA -- Canada Post's union is calling for a 30-day truce to allow the two sides to negotiate a new contract without a strike or lockout. The postal service has given notice that it will lock out the unionized employees starting Monday if there's no deal. READ

Dispute over rural wages a brewing issue in Canada Post contract talks

Rene Legacy’s mail route in rural New Brunswick, just northwest of Bathurst, is about 32 kilometres long and takes him the morning to complete. He’s paid by the number of spots he stops and the number of parcels and flyers he delivers. READ

'Put Alberta first:' MP Jason Kenney pitches his leadership to unite the right

CALGARY -- MP Jason Kenney thrust uniting the right to the front burner of Alberta politics Wednesday as he pledged to use a run at the Progressive Conservative leadership to bring together small-c conservative voters to defeat the NDP. READ

Keeping retirement age at 65: PM shares some budget plans with New York audience

Next week's federal budget will restore the eligibility for old-age security to 65 as promised, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday, committing to undo one of his predecessor's policies. READ

Economy adds 12,000 jobs in September, unemployment rate rises to 7.1 per cent

The Canadian economy added 12,000 jobs in September, but the unemployment rate climbed to its highest level since February 2014 as more people entered the labour force. READ

Nova Scotia boat captain sentenced to 10 years for role in violent death at sea

A Cape Breton lobster boat captain was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the violent death of a neighbour accused of repeatedly cutting his traps. READ

Household debt-to-disposable-income ratio edges lower as income rises

The ratio of how much Canadians owe compared with how much they earn improved in the first quarter for the first time since steadily worsening through most of last year. READ

'Give me a chance:’ Omar Khadr asks Canadians after 13 years in prison

EDMONTON — Omar Khadr arrived at his new home Thursday after almost 13 years behind bars — four of them as a convicted war criminal — and asked Canadians to give him a chance to show he’s worthy of their trust. READ

Worker says making cancer-related terms understood in Inuit a challenge

For Annie Buchan, educating Canada’s Inuit about the dangers caused by cancer has been challenging. READ

Canadian researcher Stephen Scherer among those predicted to win Nobel Prize

TORONTO — A Canadian researcher is being touted as a potential Nobel Prize winner by an organization that predicts which scientists are most likely to take home one of the coveted awards. READ

Tagaq wins Polaris prize

TORONTO — Nunavut-reared throat singer Tanya Tagaq claimed the $30,000 Polaris Music Prize on Monday night, then used her acceptance speech to support the wearing and eating of seal — and lob an expletive at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. READ

Nortel not just Canadian company, IP not solely created in Canada: U.S. lawyer

TORONTO — It’s a fallacy to think of Nortel Networks as just a Canadian company and that its intellectual property was created solely in Canada, a lawyer for its U.S. subsidiary said Tuesday at a cross-border bankruptcy trial that will decide how remaining assets are shared among creditors. READ

Google says no to online regulations as CRTC starts hearings

Online delivery services such as Netflix and YouTube would be harmed — as would consumers — if regulations for Canada’s broadcast industry are extended to the digital world, says Google Canada. READ

Canadian dating site for married people seeking affairs sues South Korea

A dating website for married people seeking affairs is suing the government of South Korea after being blocked in that country over what it says are false allegations of illegal activity. READ

Oliver rejects report calling for spending to create jobs, less focus on deficit

Finance Minister Joe Oliver is rejecting a recommendation from a report issued by the C.D. Howe Institute that he focus more on creating jobs than eliminating a tiny deficit. READ

The teachers’ contract expired in June 2013.

HALIFAX — Five children aged 10 and under were rescued by police following a national child pornography investigation that targeted alleged sex offenders and resulted in hundreds of charges, the RCMP said Thursday. READ

Some residents still out as High River rebuilds

HIGH RIVER — Fred Plotnikoff and his girlfriend Bert Ager’s home has been a tiny room in a trailer for the last 10 months. READ

Alberta won’t attend World Petroleum Congress in Russia over Ukraine crisis

Alberta is pulling out of next month’s World Petroleum Congress in Moscow to protest Russia’s actions in Ukraine. READ

Study cites benefit, feasibility of CPP expansion

OTTAWA — Internal research by the federal Finance Department says there would be economic benefits from expanding the Canada Pension Plan — and suggests this country could afford an improved plan in a strong economy. READ

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