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B.C. law society clears way for Christian law school despite same-sex policy

VANCOUVER - The Law Society of B.C. has cleared the way for a Christian university to open a law school, which has been under scrutiny because of the institution's policy toward gays and lesbians.

B.C. law society considers Christian law school's anti same-sex policy

VANCOUVER - The Law Society of B.C. is debating whether to approve a Christian university's law school, which is under scrutiny because of its policy toward gays and lesbians.

Kitimat residents to cast ballots on Northern Gateway pipeline project

KITIMAT, B.C. - Residents of Kitimat will cast votes in a local plebiscite Saturday for or against the multibillion-dollar Northern Gateway pipeline.

Editorials and commentary on the death of former finance minister Jim Flaherty

The sudden death of former finance minister Jim Flaherty brought forth tributes from across Canada and from across the political spectrum. Here are some excerpts from editorials and commentary in Canadian media on the death of the former finance minister:

U.S. anti-gay activist to appeal hate-speech border ban

REGINA - An American anti-gay activist says he plans to appeal a ruling by Canada Customs preventing him from entering the country under hate-speech laws.

Parents of 'webcam murder' victim say they have lost their entire future

TORONTO - The parents of a university student from China who was murdered in her Toronto apartment can count with agonizing precision how long ago they lost their only child and their "entire future."

MP tributes flow in the Commons for former finance minister Jim Flaherty

OTTAWA - MPs sported green ties in a sartorial nod to Jim Flaherty's favoured choice of neckwear as tributes flowed in the House of Commons on Friday for the former finance minister.

Parents of "webcam murder" victim say they have lost their entire future

TORONTO - The parents of a York University student from China who was murdered by a fellow tenant in her building have released a statement about their daughter, saying they have lost their entire future.

Supreme Court rules on Tories tough-on-crime time served sentencing law

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has restored the amount of pre-trial credit that offenders can receive for time spent in custody before they are sentenced.

Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau appears in court today facing assault charges

GATINEAU, Qc - Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau is scheduled to return to court today after being charged in connection with what police describe as a violent domestic disturbance.

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