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Feds looking to expand no-fly regime, detention provisions in anti-terror fight

The Conservative government wants to retool Canada’s no-fly list procedures to make it easier to stop a suspected terrorist from boarding an airplane. READ

'Unstable’ chemicals stacked floor to ceiling at Halifax cottage: RCMP

Investigators have found chemicals in a variety of containers stacked floor to ceiling inside a cottage and shed, some of which are “unstable,” the RCMP said Friday as the man accused in the case appeared in court. READ

Crown wants 25 years for sex-abusing former Arctic priest

Prosecutors have asked an Arctic court to sentence a defrocked priest convicted of sexually abusing dozens of Inuit children to 25 years in prison. READ

University of Ottawa hockey team probe was part of legal strategy

The University of Ottawa is refusing to release a pair of investigative reports into misconduct that led to the suspension of its men’s hockey team, revealing for the first time that the probe was launched as part of a pre-emptive legal strategy. READ

Dalhousie University disciplinary process ’irretrievably broken,’ lawyer says

A dentistry student who was part of a Facebook page that contained sexually violent content about female classmates was suspended largely because he clicked the “Like” button on one suggestive photograph, his lawyers said Wednesday. READ

No hazardous material found after arrest, hotel evacuation in Ottawa

Ottawa police say they found no hazardous materials following the overnight evacuation of an east-end hotel and the arrest of a man wanted on a warrant issued in Nova Scotia. READ

Mortgage rates to decline following central bank’s rate cut: economists

Canadian homeowners have likely gained a reprieve from an expected increase in mortgage rates this year. READ

Bank of Canada shocker: key interest rate drops to 0.75% amid oil slump threat

The looming threat of sliding oil prices forced the Bank of Canada to drop its trend-setting interest rate Wednesday, a surprising move that shows just how much the country’s economic outlook has soured in a matter of months. READ

Eleven-year-old aboriginal girl who refused chemotherapy dies

An 11-year-old aboriginal girl who made headlines with her choice to abandon chemotherapy in favour of alternative healing methods to treat her cancer has died. READ

Liberals blast Harper government confusion over balancing the budget

A former Liberal finance minister says the Harper government is sending a message of utter confusion when it comes to its management of the economy. READ

IMF drops forecast for Canadian economic growth amid weakened global outlook

The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its 2015 growth forecast for the Canadian economy as it lowers its overall outlook for global growth. READ

Oil-price collapse to cut $4.3 billion from federal revenues: report

The sharp collapse of world oil prices will cut the Canadian government’s income by $4.3 billion this year and deliver a nearly $10-billion blow to the provinces, says a new report Tuesday by the Conference Board of Canada. READ

It’s unclear how long special forces will be needed for Iraqi strikes: general

A senior Canadian military commander says it’s not clear how long it will be before Iraqi forces are able to call in coalition airstrikes against Islamic State fighters without Canada’s help. READ

B.C. Crown seeks dangerous offender designation for man who ’grooms’ young girls

The Crown is asking for a dangerous offender designation for a B.C. man who plied two teenaged girls with booze and drugs and was eventually convicted of killing them. READ

Dalhousie University dentistry student in Facebook group blew whistle: lawyer

A member of a Facebook group accused of posting hateful comments about female members of Dalhousie University’s dentistry school blew the whistle on the classmates who made the remarks but has been treated unfairly by the school, the man’s lawyer said Monday. READ

Judge now writing report on military sexual misconduct claims

An external review by a former Supreme Court of Canada justice into allegations of sexual misconduct in the military has been completed. READ

Baird says Palestinians made mistake pursuing Israel at international court

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird reaffirmed Canada’s opposition Monday to a Palestinian attempt to pursue war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court. READ

Canadian soldiers forced to defend themselves in firefight in Iraq: general

Canadian soldiers opened fire on enemy positions in Iraq over the last week in what a senior officer called an act of self-defence. READ

Magnotta to appeal convictions and seek new trial

Luka Rocco Magnotta is appealing his first-degree murder conviction in the killing of Chinese student Jun Lin. READ

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