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Kenney acts amid temporary foreign workers scandal

OTTAWA - Amid a roar of criticism, Employment Minister Jason Kenney took action Thursday against the government's scandal-ridden temporary foreign worker program by banning restaurants from accessing it....

posted: April 24,2014

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New police chief in Estevan, Sask., knows father of murder victim

ESTEVAN, Sask. - The new police chief in Estevan, Sask., says he used to work alongside the father of a young woman whose slaying his department is now investigating....

Judge rejects banning witness ID after death threats in mass murder trial

VANCOUVER - Revelations of several death threats, including a $500,000 bounty on the life of a former British Columbia gang kingpin, failed to persuade a judge to grant the man extra protections before he resumed testimony against alleged...

Couillard promises to work with Ottawa but also to defend Quebec's interests

QUEBEC - Quebec's new Liberal premier promised Thursday to work closely with other provinces and the federal government while at the same time defending his own province's interests....

Military rocked by allegations of sexual assault in published report

OTTAWA - The country's top military commander has ordered an internal review of programs and policies to combat sexual violence following a published report that says assaults in the Canadian Forces have reached epidemic levels....

Canadians can bank on low interest rate environment for years to come: Poloz

SASKATOON - Canadians can expect to enjoy relatively cheap borrowing costs for some time to come even after the economy returns to full capacity and the Bank of Canada starts hiking interest rates, bank governor Stephen Poloz said...

The debate in the U.S. over Keystone XL, summarized in a single scene

WASHINGTON - A visual snapshot of the rowdy American debate over the Keystone XL pipeline played out Thursday on one of the world's most famous stages....

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