Thursday April 24, 2014

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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....

posted: April 24,2014

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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....

Exiled senator says she's had second thoughts about paying money back

OTTAWA - Suspended senator Pamela Wallin says she regrets paying back money for expense claims that she still doesn't see as dubious....

Newfoundland faces 'unacceptably high risk' of power outages in future

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Lack of generation capacity, equipment upkeep and training were factors as lights went out across Newfoundland last winter, says a new report flagging an "unacceptably high risk" of future blackouts....

Elections commissioner halts robocalls probe, says no evidence for charges

OTTAWA - A three-year probe into allegations of fraudulent federal-election robocalls in 2011 has come up empty, with investigators finding no proof of an orchestrated scheme or intent to deceive voters beyond one pocket of southwestern...

Ontario law society votes against accrediting B.C. Christian university

TORONTO - Graduates of a planned law school at a Christian university in British Columbia that forbids sexual intimacy outside heterosexual marriage cannot practise in Ontario, that province's law society decided Thursday....

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

VANCOUVER - A B.C. court has heard gangsters took out a half-million dollar contract for the life of a key witness in the trial of two men accused in the drug-related murders of six people near Vancouver....

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