Wednesday August 27, 2014

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Premiers, native leaders call for forum on missing and murdered aboriginal women

CHARLOTTETOWN - Canada's premiers and aboriginal leaders are calling on the federal government to participate in a roundtable to address the high number of native women who are missing and murdered....

posted: August 27,2014

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Fiscal update: Alberta plans to borrow $3B less; on track for higher surplus

EDMONTON - The Alberta government says it plans to reduce its borrowing by almost $3 billion and is on track for a higher than expected surplus this fiscal year....

Mentally ill need help, not handcuffs: police, mental health association

VICTORIA - A new report says there are more interactions reported between police and people with mental illness than there were five to seven years ago....

Parti Quebecois leadership hopefuls jockey for position as caucus meets

QUEBEC - All signs are pointing to a crowded race for the Parti Quebecois leadership....

NDP government would open inquiry into native women murders within 100 days

OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair says an NDP government would establish a full public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women within 100 days of taking office....

Halifax university changes frosh week, a year after incident shone spotlight

HALIFAX - Saint Mary's University in Halifax is providing training to student leaders who are involved in orientation week activities, nearly a year since a frosh chant glorified non-consensual sex with underage girls....

Canadian study on walking fish sheds light on evolution of limbs

Science marches on. Sometimes, it does so on fins....

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