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MONTREAL — Arianna Huffington believes Quebec is distinct enough to have its own Huffington Post.
VANCOUVER — A jury has begun deliberating in the defamation trial of former British Columbia premier Bill Vander Zalm over statements he made in a book that includes his version of the events that led to his resignation amid scandal.
OTTAWA — There are many reasons why retailers charge consumers more in Canada than they do in the United States, but one is simply that they can, witnesses told a Senate committee Tuesday.
TORONTO — Walmart Canada plans to spend more than $750 million this year to open, relocate or remodel 73 retail stores, including former Zellers locations.
Energy services giant Halliburton Co.’s move to replace BlackBerry smartphones with Apple’s iPhones continues a trend that has been eating away at Research In Motion’s traditionally dominant position in the workplace, analysts said Tuesday.
TORONTO — The Ontario Securities Commission has launched an insider trading probe involving a former employee of venerable Canadian investment bank GMP Securities.
OTTAWA — The federal government has directed Canada’s spy agency to use information that may have been extracted through torture in cases where public safety is at stake.
OTTAWA — The first tranche of fresh, new census data is coming out this week, and Ted Hildebrandt is giddy with anticipation.
OTTAWA — Justice Minister Rob Nicholson is stressing that proposed changes to the federal citizen’s arrest law do not signal an endorsement of vigilante justice.
CALGARY — Alberta health experts will be going into classrooms and using Twitter to warn about a deadly drug similar to ecstasy that has been linked to a growing number of deaths in Western Canada.
VANCOUVER — A Vancouver police officer who raised red flags about women disappearing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside says her concerns were dismissed by the “old guard”.
OTTAWA — To hear the prime minister and his cabinet talk, Canada’s public pension system is unsustainable and needs major repair — likely in the form of a higher eligibility age for Old Age Security payments.
CALGARY — Freestyle skier Warren Shouldice isn’t feeling sorry for himself after packing in his season because of a concussion.
Dennis Wideman thought he’d been traded. Scott Hartnell worried he’d be facing a suspension.
VANCOUVER — A WorkSafe BC report written just weeks before a devastating fire levelled a sawmill in northern B.C. says dust levels in the facility’s basement were more than twice the acceptable level for workers’ health.
CALGARY — In a game where goals were at a premium, Benn Ferriero went back to his baseball roots to find a way to give the San Jose Sharks a win.
OTTAWA — The federal government and First Nations have set a course for future discussions at the conclusion of talks in Ottawa. In a joint statement, the two sides acknowledged their relationship has been fraught with problems.
TORONTO — It doesn’t take long for “Coriolanus” star Brian Cox to steer the conversation from the work of William Shakespeare to his disdain for Hollywood shmaltz and the current awards season frenzy. The run-up to the much-hyped Academy Awards has raised the ire of the veteran thespian, who can’t help but tear into Oscar favourites “The Descendants,” “Hugo” and “War Horse” while bemoaning the lack of chatter over his own film, which marks the directorial debut of friend Ralph Fiennes.
LETHBRIDGE — RCMP allege a 77-year-old man who was abducted from his home was dismembered after being killed last weekend.
CALGARY — Lawyers for the only Canadian on death row in the United States concede their client committed a “terrible offence” when he murdered two young Montana men 30 years ago, but say he doesn’t deserve to die.