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Federal government says its surplus and forfeited goods make great holiday gifts

Federal government says its surplus and forfeited goods make great holiday gifts

MONTREAL — The federal government is reminding Canadians about some great holiday gift ideas hidden among the items it seizes at the border or doesn't need anymore.
Old-age benefits have dramatic effect on poverty for immigrants, study says

Old-age benefits have dramatic effect on poverty for immigrants, study says

OTTAWA — Recent immigrants who are seniors when they arrive in this country are far less likely to live in poverty if they have access to federal old-age benefits, Statistics Canada says in a newly released study.
Male-dominated Iraqi military getting used to female soldiers: Canadian general

Male-dominated Iraqi military getting used to female soldiers: Canadian general

OTTAWA — Iraq's male-dominated military may slowly be getting used to dealing with high-level female counterparts, suggests the recently departed male commander of Canadian Armed Forces trainers in that country. Maj.-Gen.
Poem gives fresh voice to African-Canadian pioneer of song and stage, Portia White

Poem gives fresh voice to African-Canadian pioneer of song and stage, Portia White

HALIFAX — As a boy, George Elliott Clarke browsed a family album and marvelled at the "shimmering career" of his great aunt Portia White, an African-Canadian woman who became an acclaimed classical singer in the 1940s.

Canadian organizations distancing themselves from disgraced royal

A prominent member of the Royal Family has little ground left to lose in Canada even as he faces fresh scrutiny and public rebukes closer to home.
Toronto affordable housing agency no longer allows window a/c units

Toronto affordable housing agency no longer allows window a/c units

Toronto's affordable housing agency says it will no longer allow tenants to install window air conditioners, nearly a month after a toddler was struck and killed by a falling unit.
NATO and can a judge be a feminist?; In-The-News gets existential on Dec. 3

NATO and can a judge be a feminist?; In-The-News gets existential on Dec. 3

In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec. 3. What we are watching in Canada ...
CAQ crushes Liberals in Quebec City byelection, reinforcing party's dominance

CAQ crushes Liberals in Quebec City byelection, reinforcing party's dominance

QUEBEC — The Coalition Avenir Quebec easily won the Quebec City byelection in Jean-Talon Monday night, taking a riding whose electorate had steadily voted Liberal since 1966.
Alberta legislature adjourns after shooting on steps; police say 'non-criminal'

Alberta legislature adjourns after shooting on steps; police say 'non-criminal'

EDMONTON — The Alberta legislature adjourned for a few hours Monday after a shooting on the front steps of the building. Edmonton police said they were called to the building mid-afternoon and that what happened was "non-criminal.

School division says janitor complaint about speaking Cree unfounded

LA RONGE, Sask. — An allegation from a school janitor who claimed she was told not to speak Cree was unfounded, a school division in northern Saskatchewan said after an internal investigation.
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