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'Sneaky' Premier Wall takes a shot at separatist Marois after Quebec vote

REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, who last month was called sneaky by Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, is saying goodbye to all his "friends" in the Parti Quebecois after the party's resounding election loss.

Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson joins Rob Ford's campaign team

TORONTO - Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson and a member of the mockumentary series "Trailer Park Boys" have joined Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's re-election team.

Humane Society International says it doesn't oppose Inuit subsistence sealing

MONTREAL - A spokeswoman for the Canadian arm of the Humane Society International is clarifying the group's position on the Inuit seal hunt, as a protest against TV star Ellen DeGeneres in the North gains support.

No harm axing 'repugnant' citizenship oath to the Queen, Appeal Court told

TORONTO - Allowing would-be citizens to opt out of a "repugnant" oath to the Queen would cause no harm and allow them to retain their sense of integrity, Ontario's top court heard Tuesday.

Quebec election map revives long-standing Labrador border dispute

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A long-standing dispute over Labrador's border flared up again after an electoral map of Quebec depicted the province's territory overlapping into the Big Land.

Feds seek power to break locks off passengers' checked airline baggage

OTTAWA - The Conservative government would like to know how air passengers feel about their checked luggage being broken into - by airport security screeners.

Quebec Liberal majority victory positive for economy, business leaders

MONTREAL - Quebec's new Liberal majority government must work to revive the province's economy and create jobs, business leaders said Tuesday.

Mountie reveals how investigation led to wrongful conviction case

HALIFAX - The RCMP officer whose investigation revealed the wrongful conviction of a Nova Scotia man accused of statutory rape in 1969 testified Tuesday that a feud over a family's dark secret prompted him to reopen Gerald Barton's case.

Depression in the ranks a 'huge concern' says military surgeon general

OTTAWA - There have been eight suspected suicides in the Canadian Forces since the beginning of the year but it's unclear whether they represent a sustained pattern, says the military's surgeon general.

More women will rise to leadership roles despite loss of four premiers: Wynne

TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she believes more women will rise to leadership roles in Canadian politics, despite the loss of a fourth female premier.

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