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Commons suspended to mark death of Jim Flaherty: MP

OTTAWA - Former finance minister Jim Flaherty has died suddenly at age 64.

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Commons suspends, reports have Flaherty dead

OTTAWA - The Commons has suspended its work amid reports that former finance minister Jim Flaherty has died.

Extradition decision delayed in so-called 'honour killing' case in B.C.

VANCOUVER - A judge has delayed releasing his decision on whether the mother and uncle of a B.C. woman who police believe was murdered in a so-called "honour killing" will be extradited to India.

Major retailers victorious in court against Quebec government over French signs

MONTREAL - A judge has ruled that major retailers do not have to modify their commercial trademark English names into French, as the province's language watchdog had hoped.

Obama faces from Democrats pressure to approve Keystone by May 31

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama is being pressured by members of his own party to approve the Keystone XL pipeline by May 31, in a letter that pushes the pipeline issue toward centre stage in the last election during his presidency.

Legault invites Pequistes to join his Coalition to create modern nationalism

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. - Francois Legault says the Parti Quebecois has no chance of forming a government as long as holding a sovereignty referendum is part of its program.

Canadian Press NewsAlert: CBC/Radio Canada cutting 657 positions over 2 years

TORONTO - CBC News says CBC/Radio Canada is eliminating 657 positions over 2 years.

Wrongfully convicted man hasn't proven his case for RCMP negligence: lawyer

HALIFAX - A federal lawyer says a Nova Scotia man has failed to prove he was wrongfully convicted of statutory rape in 1970 as the result of a negligent investigation by the RCMP.

Anatomy of a scandal: key developments in the Patrick Brazeau saga

OTTAWA - Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau is in more legal difficulties after police charged him with assault, uttering threats, cocaine possession and breach of bail conditions. The charges followed what police in Gatineau, Que., say was a domestic violence incident in the early hours of Thursday morning. Here is a timeline of Brazeau's troubled time in politics:

Ontario Liberals promise to help infertile women with limited coverage of IVF

TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals are promising to provide limited coverage of infertility services to more women who are struggling to get pregnant.

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