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MP’s bill to protect animals from abuse is set to fail. Here’s why Vocal criticism and a lack of support hint at the latest federal attempt to crack down on animal cruelty imminent failure in the House of Commons.

‘Buy-bust’ or execution? How this man survived when a ‘death squad’ came after him in the Philippines MANILA — Francisco Santiago is a rare and dangerous thing in a state-led killing rampage: a witness. In the early hours of Sept. 13, on a dark street in the heart of the city, Santiago was shot through the chest and arms in what...

For sale: Canada’s Mecca of ‘downright evil,’ the abandoned home of an apocalyptic 1920s cult The real estate ad cheerfully describes the De Courcy Island Farm as a virtual paradise of forest, beach, fertile soil and a “historic workshop and barn.” “This is an exceedingly rare opportunity to acquire a property of this size and nature within the Gulf Islands,” reads a...

Historian tortured, killed for K first edition of Wind in the Willows, prosecutor tells British jury The Wind in the Willows, first published in 1908, is a lovely tale by Kenneth Grahame of camaraderie, friendship and overcoming greed and excess. The beloved children’s novel features four anthropomorphized animals — a mole, water vole, badger and toad — who become close friends...

{$inline_image} QP Wednesday: A carbon tax that isn’t a tax … or is it? Lead question and answer Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued to defend his carbon plan Wednesday, as opposition MPs claimed it could cause Canadians to go hungry. Conservative MP Denis Lebel led QP and said that Canadians are pessimistic about Trudeau’s plan to impose a price on carbon. “This is bad...

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...

As one nurse who stole narcotics has firing overturned, others have very different fates A nurse who stole opioid painkillers and other drugs from a Toronto hospital for seven years, then risked harming patients by doctoring their records in the cover-up, has been ordered rehired by the facility. The just-released arbitration ruling is one of the most dramatic in a string...

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...

Pool noodles on Jacques-Cartier Bridge meant to protect cyclists Pool noodles are all over the Jacques-Cartier Bridge. But why? It has to do with the city's 375th anniversary.

HMS Terror searchers defend actions, outline ‘strained’ relations with Parks Canada Private searchers who are under review for possibly breaking rules when they found HMS Terror say they thought they were doing the right thing, and that Parks Canada never explained the rules in the first place. And the private group now claims there may be “an agenda … focused on...

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Newfoundland and Labrador finance minister resigns suddenly ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Newfoundland and Labrador's finance minister stepped down from her post today, citing "numerous personal...
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