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Unpaid internships under examination as two more magazines axe their programs

OTTAWA - Two more prominent Canadian magazines have ended their internship programs in the midst of a crackdown by the Ontario government that is shining a harsh spotlight on unpaid internships across the country.

Ottawa digital strategy gets largely negative reviews for being too late

Ottawa has unveiled a digital strategy it says will keep pace with Canadians' use of technology, but some critics say it comes up short and late for the fast-moving digital world.

Lawyer tells court martial Calgary soldier's conviction totally unreasonable

CALGARY - The lawyer for a reservist argued before a court martial appeal panel Friday that his client's conviction in a fatal training accident in Afghanistan is totally unreasonable.

Saskatchewan asks federal committee to toughen law to clear grain backlog

REGINA - Saskatchewan is urging a federal committee to toughen legislation aimed at clearing a rail bottleneck that has left grain sitting in bins across the Prairies.

Canadian AP journalist wounded, German photographer killed in Afghanistan

A Canadian journalist was wounded and a German photographer killed Friday when an Afghan policeman shouting "God is Great!" opened fire on them with an AK-47 as they sat in a car in eastern Afghanistan.

Man charged in "webcam" death didn't mean to kill York U student: lawyer

TORONTO - A man accused in the death of a York University student from China sexually assaulted the young woman in a "disturbing" attack, his lawyer acknowledges, but he did not mean to kill her.

Ex-doctor facing new trial for killing his two kids will get date in May

ST-JEROME, Que. - A former Quebec cardiologist facing a new murder trial in the deaths of his two children should find out in May when it will begin.

Ottawa new digital strategy panned by critics as too late and too slow

Ottawa has unveiled a digital strategy it says will keep pace with Canadians' use of technology, but some critics say it's too little and too late.

Marois grilled over last-minute promise to cut taxes in final days of campaign

LAVAL, Que. - Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois is defending once again the timing of her announcement that she will introduce tax cuts after Quebec balances its budget.

Ex-Montreal cop gets eight-year sentence for selling info to criminal bikers

MONTREAL - Benoit Roberge spent years cultivating and working organized crime sources before becoming a mole himself for the very people he investigated - the Hells Angels - in the twilight of his law-enforcement career.

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