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Former prime minister Campbell hired as principal of Alberta leadership college

EDMONTON - The University of Alberta has hired former prime minister Kim Campbell to help create a leadership development program.

Legal battle brewing in B.C. over temporary foreign worker program

VANCOUVER - Two unions are taking the latest battle over temporary foreign workers to Federal Court in Vancouver, but they hope two government ministers will step in to speed things up.

Canadian home sales in March up 4.9 per cent from year ago, CREA says

TORONTO - The Canadian Real Estate Association says the number of homes sold last month was up 4.9 per cent compared with the same month last year, but remained below the 10-year average.

Mounties say they asked CRA to delay announcing loss of personal data

OTTAWA - Police say they asked the Canada Revenue Agency to hold off on telling Canadians that 900 social insurance numbers had been compromised by the Heartbleed security bug.

Five people dead after violence at university house party in Calgary

CALGARY - Calgary police say five people are dead after a stabbing at a house party.

Powerful psychotropic drug used in Canada's federal prisons

TORONTO - Canada's prison watchdog has launched an investigation into the prescribing practices of Correctional Service Canada after it was revealed that more than 60 per cent of female inmates across the country are receiving psychiatric medications.

Quotes about rate of psychiatric meds prescribed to federal women prisoners

Canada's prison watchdog has launched an investigation into the prescription of psychiatric drugs in federal prisons after learning that more than 60 per cent of female inmates are receiving drugs for mental health illnesses.

EXCLUSIVE: Over 60% of female inmates on psychiatric meds; probe launched

TORONTO - Canada's prison watchdog has launched an investigation into the prescribing practices in federal prisons, after it was revealed that more than 60 per cent of female inmates across the country are receiving psychiatric medication.

Trudeau, Ontario campaign head sued for blocking Innes candidacy

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau and his Ontario campaign co-chair are facing a $1.5 million libel suit from a would-be candidate who was barred from running for the Liberal party.

U.S. anti-gay activist faces mischief charges after arrest on university campus

REGINA - A pair of controversial political activists - one an American who opposes gay rights, the other a Canadian who opposes abortion - have been arrested at the University of Regina.

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