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Premiers hopeful Canada can shed international image as environmental pariah

Premiers are confident the advent of new leadership in Ottawa and Alberta will allow Canada to shed its international reputation as an environmental pariah. READ

Reveal of Syrian refugee plan to have domino effect across Canada

The planned announcement Tuesday of how Canada will take in thousands of Syrians in the coming months will drive local, national and international efforts into high gear. READ

Caffeine withdrawal: Tim Hortons shutters some restaurants in New York and Maine

Turns out not everyone has time for Tim Hortons, especially in the United States. READ

Ambrose turns to defeated Atlantic MP to rebuild Tory support in Eastern Canada

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose announced the members of her shadow cabinet Friday, including a defeated MP from Atlantic Canada who has been tapped to examine how party support unravelled in Eastern Canada. READ

McKenna blames previous Conservative, Liberal governments for climate inaction

Past Liberal and Conservative governments have taken too little concrete action on climate change and it's time for the whole country to step up, says the new federal environment minister. READ

All Canadians in Mali hotel reported safe

All the Canadians known to have been in the hotel in Mali that was stormed by Islamic extremists are safe, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Friday. READ

NATO general says more effective effort needed to combat ISIL globally

Security efforts will have to be stepped up on a global scale to combat the threat posed by ISIL in light of last week's terror attacks in Paris, says a senior NATO official. READ

Liberals say details on refugee resettlement plan coming Tuesday

How the Liberal government intends to bring thousands of Syrian refugees to Canada by year's end will become clear Tuesday with the rollout of the plan for the largest rapid resettlement program in the country's history. READ

Don't fan racist flames over Syrian refugee security, warn Wynne and Couillard

Politicians must be careful not to fan flames of racist and xenophobic elements within Canadian society over the Syrian refugee issue, the premiers of the two largest provinces said Friday. READ

Good luck putting a ring on it: Vancouver company unearths 1,111-carat diamond

It's a discovery that would have made Elizabeth Taylor blush. READ

Defence rips into credibility of use-of-force expert at Const. Forcillo trial

The lawyer for a Toronto officer on trial for killing a teen on an empty streetcar ripped into the credibility of a use-of-force expert on Wednesday, suggesting the key prosecution witness had a problematic "lack of practical experience." READ

Tory parade of changes to veterans benefits to cost $231.6 million, says report

Canada's budget watchdog says a series of improvements to benefits for veterans, introduced in the waning days of the Harper government, will likely cost the federal treasury $231.6 million over the next decade. READ

Prosecutors tie up loose ends in their evidence, as Duffy trial resumes

Crown prosecutors are looking to tie up a few loose ends in their evidence as they finish laying out their case at the trial of Sen. Mike Duffy. READ

Hijab Day at Halifax library aims to address misconceptions

Members of Halifax's Muslim community are confronting misconceptions about their faith by holding an information session about the hijab this weekend. READ

Don't let refugees become scapegoats, anti-racism groups say

As more news emerged Thursday of anti-Muslim incidents across the country, a coalition of anti-racism groups called on all Canadians to ensure Syrian refugees heading here in the weeks to come don't become scapegoats following the terrorist attacks in Paris. READ

New report says food bank use on rise with more children, seniors users

Food Banks Canada is using its annual report on the number of people using food banks in the country to push anew for the federal and provincial governments to do away with the social assistance programs. READ

Addiction experts say Canada should learn from U.S. pot experience

The new federal government should proceed slowly with changing the country's drug laws, says the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, which has released a report on the U.S.'s experience legalizing cannabis. READ

Final arguments set to begin at Turcotte murder trial in Quebec

Closing arguments are set to begin today at Guy Turcotte's first-degree murder trial. READ

Judge dismisses jury in 'Scud Stud' defamation trial over opening remarks

The judge in a defamation trial in Calgary involving a former television war correspondent has dismissed the jury. READ

Trudeau tries to bring Canada back to Asia at APEC summit in Manila

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Manila on Tuesday night, with two vexing economic challenges waiting for him at the second major international summit of his first foreign trip. READ

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