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HAMILTON - Twenty members of a Hungarian human trafficking ring that brought people from eastern Europe with promises of a better life in Canada have been deported, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said Tuesday.He said the victims were forced to work illegally, live in deplorable conditions without adequate food, and were intimidated or attacked repeatedly."The re...

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Jul 22, 2014

This should be the last Ebola outbreak without a treatment, Canadian expert says

Gary Kobinger works in a mobile laboratory installed by specialists of the National Public Health Agency of Canada, which enables teams on the ground to conduct rapid and precise diagnosis of new suspected Ebola cases and other diseases, within two to six hours, in Mweka, Congo, Friday, Sept. 28, 2007. says he hopes the current outbreak in West Africa is remembered as the last time the world had to fight the virus without specific treatments or protective vaccines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/WHO, Christopher Black, HO

TORONTO - A Canadian scientist who recently returned from the front lines of the West African Ebola ...

Jul 22, 2014

Duffy accused of charging for personal trainer, makeup artist, funeral travel

Mike Duffy sits in a vehicle outside a Kensington, P.E.I. dog kennel on Friday July 18, 2014. Duffy is now accused of charging taxpayers for personal travel to funerals and giving money to three people under the guise of a consulting contract. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Collins

OTTAWA - The RCMP alleges that Sen. Mike Duffy charged taxpayers for a personal trainer, a makeup ar...

Jul 22, 2014

Board holds closed-door meeting over NDP use of satellite offices

OTTAWA - A panel that oversees spending by MPs is meeting today to review allegations that the NDP improperly stationed parliamentary staff in party offices in Quebec.The NDP has argued that...

Jul 22, 2014

Bill proposed to ban paying people for their blood, oversight of chemo drugs

Health Minister Eric Hoskins is pictured at Queens Park in Toronto on June 24, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals are bringing back legislation that would ban payments to peop...

Jul 22, 2014

Canada deports 20 members of Hungarian human trafficking syndicate

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney is pictured May 6, 2014 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

HAMILTON - Twenty members of a Hungarian human trafficking ring that brought people from eastern Eur...

Jul 22, 2014

Parks Canada launches clothing line featuring classic beaver logo

TORONTO - Parks Canada is giving its logo a breath of new life with the launch of a clothing line that features the trademarked beaver.The fashion line, dubbed Parks Canada Original, will be...

Jul 21, 2014

Report: Terrorism plots often dreamt up by U.S. investigators, not by terrorists

WASHINGTON - A new report suggests American law-enforcement doesn't just stop terrorism suspects — it creates them, too.The study by Human Rights Watch bemoans an over-aggressive approach in...

Jul 21, 2014

Parks Canada to use fire to protect Thousand Islands trees

MALLORYTOWN, Ont. - A small area on the Thousand Islands National Park will be set ablaze this week to help protect rare fire-dependent species, Parks Canada said Monday.A 16-member team wil...

Jul 21, 2014

List of charities undergoing tax audits related to political activities

OTTAWA - Some Canadian charitable organizations under recent audit for their political activities. Revenues and percentages based on the groups' most-recent filings with Canada Revenue Agenc...

Jul 21, 2014

Mayor of Montreal-area community dies after being stung by wasps

LA PRAIRIE, Que. - The mayor of a Montreal-area community has died after being stung repeatedly by wasps.Municipal authorities in La Prairie say Mayor Lucie F. Roussel passed away in hospita...

Jul 21, 2014

Budget concerns affecting vacations: survey

Tourists visit Province House in Charlottetown on Sept. 27, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

TORONTO - A new survey says nearly one quarter of Canadians won't be travelling this summer, with bu...

Jul 21, 2014

Publication ban in preliminary hearing for two charged in Loretta Saunders death

Blake Leggette is pictured in Halifax on April 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Pittman

HALIFAX - A publication ban was ordered on evidence as the preliminary hearing began Monday for two ...

Jul 21, 2014

Wife of Canadian teacher detained in Jakarta pleads for husband's release

The wife of a Canadian teacher detained in Indonesia on allegations of child sexual assault is pleading for her husband's release.Neil Bantleman, who worked at the prestigious Jakarta Intern...

Jul 21, 2014

Not in the brochure: Special federal site would warn of terror risks abroad

OTTAWA - The federal government is looking at creating a special web page that underscores the risks of travelling to parts of the world where there is a high risk of terrorist activity.It w...

Jul 21, 2014

Duffy accused of charging for travel to funeral, ceremonies in Ottawa

Mike Duffy sits in a vehicle outside a Kensington, P.E.I. dog kennel on Friday July 18, 2014. Duffy is now accused of charging taxpayers for personal travel to funerals and giving money to three people under the guise of a consulting contract. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Collins

OTTAWA - Sen. Mike Duffy is now accused of charging taxpayers for personal travel to funerals and gi...

Jul 21, 2014

Body of Lavigne man recoverd from Lake Nipissing after boating accident

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SUDBURY, Ont. - O-P-P divers have recovered the body of a 32-year old Lavigne man from Lake Nipissin...

Jul 21, 2014

Ont. legislature holds moment of silence for victims of MH17 disaster in Ukraine

A satellite image shows the primary crash site, at left, of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 located near Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Airbus DS/AllSource Analysis

TORONTO - Ontario's elected politicians held a moment of silence in the legislature Monday to rememb...

Jul 19, 2014

Research looks at disabilities and politics

A New Brunswick university professor is calling attention to the need to overcome barriers people with disabilities face in politics after discovering an "extremely low" number of them enter...

Jul 19, 2014

Suspicious death at Pemberton Music Festival

PEMBERTON, B.C. - Police are investigating a suspicious death at the Pemberton Music Festival, north of Vancouver.Members of B.C.'s Integrated Homicide Investigations Team cordoned off an ar...

Jul 18, 2014

One Quebecer dead as bus rolls over in New York

A Canadian tour bus carrying 54 people from Quebec City to New York City rests on its side after rolling over on the Northway in the Adirondacks in Essex County, N.Y., Friday, July 18, 2014. New York state police spokeswoman Darcy Wells had no word on possible injuries or deaths. (AP Photo/Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Catherine Moore)

NORTH HUDSON, N.Y. - A would-be fun-filled weekend in New York City for more than 50 Quebecers turne...

Jul 18, 2014

Receiver Bruce sues CFL over concussion care

VANCOUVER - Veteran CFL receiver Arland Bruce has launched a suit alleging the league failed to protect him from the adverse effects of a concussion.The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in the Supre...

Jul 18, 2014

Khadr agrees to stay in federal prison

Omar Khadr appears in an Edmonton courtroom, Monday, Sept.23, 2013 in an artist's sketch. Khadr will remain in a federal prison.The former Guantanamo Bay detainee has agreed to a stay of a decision by Alberta's top court that ruled he should be serving his sentence as a youth and be transferred to a provincial jail. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amanda McRoberts

EDMONTON - Omar Khadr has agreed to remain in a federal prison — for now.Lawyers for the former Guan...

Jul 18, 2014

New Brunswick clinic to end abortions today

The late Henry Morgentaler is pictured at his Fredericton clinic on Nov. 13, 1998 shortly after its opening. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bob Wilson

FREDERICTON - The Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton will perform its final abortions today, ending t...

Jul 18, 2014

Annual inflation edges up to 2.4% in June

Produce on display in a Breakeyville, Que., grocery stor on Nov. 28 2006. Although energy remains a key driver of inflation, food prices have also shot up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

OTTAWA - Inflation in Canada continues to defy the experts' expectations, exhibiting stubborn stayin...

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