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Two Tory bills to change the electoral system, two different approaches

OTTAWA - Two Conservative bills that would fundamentally change the Canadian electoral system, two very different approaches.

Quebecers turn out to vote after nasty provincial election campaign

MONTREAL - Quebecers headed to the polls on Monday to vote in a provincial election after a nasty campaign marked by talk of another sovereignty referendum as well as repeated mudslinging over ethics.

Man found guilty of murder in York University student's death

TORONTO - A jury found a 32-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder Monday in the death of a York University student from China.

Students, seniors latest groups to weigh in on elections reform as time runs out

OTTAWA - Groups representing both seniors and students are the latest to weigh in on controversial Conservative changes to federal elections law that have been almost universally panned.

Man wrongfully convicted of statutory rape says he never gave statement to RCMP

HALIFAX - A man wrongfully convicted of statutory rape for having sex with a 14-year-old Nova Scotia girl in 1969 testified Monday that at the time he was charged he never gave a statement to the RCMP and did not plead guilty to the crime, even though that's what the record shows.

Canadian Press NewsAlert:Man found guilty of murder in Chinese student's death

TORONTO - A jury has found a 32-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a York University student from China.

MDs need to prepare for eventual legalized assisted suicide, some doctors argue

TORONTO - Doctors need to move beyond the "yes or no" debate about physician-assisted death and begin preparing policies and guidelines in the event the act is legalized in Canada, a group of palliative-care specialists argues.

Canadian eavesdropping agency fretted about staff safety following U.S. leaks

OTTAWA - Canada's secret eavesdropping agency feared for the personal safety of staff following the leak of sensitive intelligence by a former U.S. spy contractor, newly declassified memos show.

More work needed to achieve gender equality: Supreme Court chief justice

CALGARY - The head of the Supreme Court of Canada says progress is being made in attracting more women to the legal profession.

Tory MP tweaks bill that would hand more power to Parliament, grassroots

OTTAWA - Michael Chong says his bill to rebalance power between MPs and leaders affects all parties, so he's intent on getting all-party support.

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