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Develop free speech policies or face funding cuts, Ontario tells colleges

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TORONTO — Ontario colleges and universities must come up with free speech policies or face government funding cuts. The Progressive Conservative government issued the warning today, saying the schools have until Jan. 1, 2019 to develop, implement and comply with those policies. A government statement says students who contravene the…

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Trans Mountain pipeline ruling shakes central pillar of Trudeau agenda

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OTTAWA — On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau painstakingly explained to students in Kapuskasing, Ont., how the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is a central pillar of his government’s agenda. Less than 24 hours later, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the government’s approval of the project, imperilling the pillar…

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Ottawa analyzing Trans Mountain ruling; going ahead with pipeline purchase

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VANCOUVER — Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government is pushing ahead with its purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion despite a court ruling overturning approval of the project. Morneau says an expanded pipeline to bring more Alberta oil to the B.C. coast for shipment overseas is critically…

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Manitoba RCMP officer in serious condition after being shot; 3 suspects arrested

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WINNIPEG — An RCMP officer was shot and seriously injured while responding to a break-and-enter call near a small resort town in western Manitoba, prompting an hours-long hunt for four suspects who split up and left the area. Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody, the force’s commanding officer in Manitoba, said two…

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Federal Court of Appeal quashes approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

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VANCOUVER — The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed Ottawa’s approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The decision means the National Energy Board will have to redo its review of Kinder Morgan Canada’s project. In a written decision, the court says the energy board’s review was so flawed…

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Toronto man charged after alleged road rage incident, man clings to car hood

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TORONTO — Ontario Provincial Police say a Toronto man is facing charges after an alleged road rage incident involving another man seen clinging to the hood of the vehicle. Police say the incident happened Wednesday morning on a highway in northern Toronto. Video of the footage caught on a dashcam…

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Provinces not on board with Liberals’ climate plan to lose funding: McKenna

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OTTAWA — Provinces that don’t get on board with the federal Liberals’ plan to deal with climate change, including putting a price on pollution, will forfeit their share of a $2-billion federal fund, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says. Federal officials have been reviewing $420 million slated for Ontario from the…

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