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Could the UN make history this year? There’s another election fraught with gender politics and global consequences, with one candidate braced to become a world leader—and no one is talking about it. This summer, outgoing Secretary-General Ban Ki -moon publicly called for his successor to be a woman. In a body of 193 nations, the secretary-general of the United Nations is both...

RCMP to settle in workplace harassment class-action cases, apologize to victims: sources The RCMP commissioner is expected to issue an apology on Thursday as part of a historic settlement reached with the plaintiffs in two proposed class-action lawsuits alleging systemic gender-based harassment and discrimination within the force, sources say. Any female member who experienced harassment or discrimination will be eligible to...

Federal Conservative environment critic points to B.C.’s revenue-neutral carbon tax as ‘right thing’ OTTAWA – The Conservatives’ environment critic says British Columbia “did the right thing” by adopting a revenue-neutral carbon tax, although he doesn’t necessarily believe it’s the right environmental policy and says the party is leaving lots of leeway for leadership candidates to debate the matter. B.C. MP Ed...

Man who confessed to shooting his ex-wife, son — and that he may die next — on Facebook live found dead Earl Valentine had just critically injured his ex-wife and killed his namesake son in North Carolina, authorities said. He was somewhere on a dark road, possibly driving to Richmond to kill his former in-laws. That’s when Valentine went on Facebook...

Conservative candidates back bill to impose criminal penalty for killing ‘preborn’ Conservative leadership candidate Andrew Scheer scrums with media in Ottawa on Oct. 5, 2016. iPolitics/Matthew Usherwood Several Conservative leadership candidates are throwing their support behind a contentious private member’s bill that deals with the criminal consequences of killing a pregnant woman — a bill which critics say could reopen the abortion...

Stop letting human rights abusers sit on UN human rights council: MPs Canada needs to take the lead and urge other UN member states to vote down systemic human rights abusers like China, Russia and Saudi Arabia as they seek seats on the UN Human Rights Council, former MP Irwin Cotler and a group of pan-partisan MPs said Wednesday. “Somebody has to take...

Will two hurricanes collide? Matthew forecast to loop back and hit Florida — as Nicole races across Atlantic As if the first major hurricane in years pressing toward the state couldn’t get worse, several projections show Matthew could loop around and strike Florida again next week. It’s daunting news for a packed east coast bracing for the storm’s inevitable impact,...

Confidante, fixer, daughter figure: Rare glimpse of Huma Abdedin’s relationship with Hillary Clinton Few people know this, but Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton celebrated their professional anniversary in September: it’s been 20 years since the two first started working side-by-side. Now, with the election roughly 30 days away, many are wondering how Abedin’s role might evolve in a Hillary Clinton White...

Ruined: When children themselves feel the full brunt of child pornography laws Chloe Cushman/National Post S.B. was 14 years old when he was charged with distributing child pornography. He sat in the city cells in Kamloops, B.C., and wept. The teen was an elite hockey player, handsome, popular, a jokester. In 2014, he received a picture on his phone, a “sext,” from...

{$inline_image} Trost says he’s got the money for a leadership run Firing back at opponents who claim he can’t fund a leadership run, Conservative leadership aspirant Brad Trost says his name should appear on the Conservative party’s list of official candidates today. In a Facebook comment backing up Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff Guy Giorno as he duked it out with Trost over his own expenses...

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