Thursday November 27, 2014

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Pardon backlog denies social reintegration to thousands of former offenders

OTTAWA - Almost 7,000 outstanding pardon applications are in limbo as the Parole Board of Canada struggles to clear a backlog created when the Conservative government changed the rules in 2010....

posted: November 27,2014

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Today on the Hill: Violence prevention is on the agenda

OTTAWA - As Parliament grapples with misconduct complaints against two former Liberal MPs, a couple of timely events are taking place today on the Hill....

Tory MP retracts advice to wear recording devices to guard against harassment allegations

OTTAWA - A Conservative backbencher who issued a bizarre warning to colleagues against "consorting without protection" in the wake of Parliament Hill misconduct revelations retracted his statement late Wednesday....

'I wanted to destroy him,' man accused of murder at sea told police

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. - A Nova Scotia fisherman who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder told police he shot at and rammed the boat of another man after the victim cut his lobster traps, threatened to set his house on fire and...

U.S. Ebola vaccine looks protective but may require high dose: study

TORONTO - A single dose of a U.S.-designed Ebola vaccine may be protective against the disease, a new study suggests. But the research also appears to indicate that dose will have to be relatively large, which may present problems for the...

Tory-hired expert backs claim about Liberal candidate's controversial comments

OTTAWA - A Conservative cloak-and-dagger caper aimed at capturing a Liberal candidate in a verbal gaffe has taken another twist, with the governing party producing expert audio analysis to back up its version of who said what....

Harper appoints Quebec Sen. Pierre Claude Nolin as new Speaker of the Senate

OTTAWA - Quebec Sen. Pierre Claude Nolin has been named the new Speaker of the Senate....

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