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Parliament mired in crime-bill mess
The people in charge of process and rules in Parliament are scrambling after the Senate ended up debating the wrong version of a crime bill passed by the House of Commons. In a rare error that appears to have happened once in the last 20 years, the versio
Tories blasted for ‘Nixonian’ tactics
Federal Conservatives are employing agents provocateur who actively try to instigate a miscue at rival parties’ events, secretly record it and then leak it to the media.
Canada to send military advisers to counter ISIS in Iraq
NATO leaders convening in Britain on Thursday faced no shortage of crises and a challenge from two of their dominant partners to confront a virulent new form of extremism in the Mideast — a challenge that, CBC News has learned, Canada is taking its own st
Found ‘Reckless’ in Gulf Spill, BP Faces $18 Billion Fine
A federal judge ruled on Thursday that BP was grossly negligent in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil well blowout that killed 11 workers, spilled millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and soiled hundreds of miles of beaches.
“BP’s conduct was re
Ex-Governor McDonnell and Wife Convicted After Corruption Trial
RICHMOND, Va. — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of corruption in federal court on Thursday, after a trial that halted the political ascent of the one-time Republican star and peeled back the couple’s private lif
Mount Polley mine spill 78% larger than 1st estimates
One month after the tailings pond breached at the Mount Polley mine near Likely, B.C., the mine's operator now says the amount of contaminated water and waste that spilled into the ecosystem was nearly twice as much as originally estimated.
Canada posts largest trade surplus since 2008 on record exports
Canada ran up its largest trade surplus since the Great Recession this summer in the latest sign that exports are once again driving the economy.
The merchandise trade surplus reached $2.6-billion in July, up from a revised $1.8-billion surplus in June
Hitachi developing reactor that burns nuclear waste
The problem with nuclear waste is that it needs to be stored for many thousands of years before it’s safe, which is a tricky commitment for even the most stable civilization. To make this situation a bit more manageable, Hitachi, in partnership with MIT,
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