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Canada may keep surveillance, refuelling planes to fight ISIS: Dion

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http://www.thestar.com — The Canadian government is considering a request to keep its surveillance and refuelling aircraft as a part of the coalition fight against Islamic State fighters.Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion appeared on CTV’s Question Period Sunday to explain the potential involvement going forward.“It has been requested from allies to consider to continue to do that. It’s some Read More
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Will Toronto’s NHL franchise turn a new leaf?

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http://www.thestar.com — It could be a long time before the Toronto Maple Leafs are wearing Stanley Cup rings, but come next season, they could at least be wearing new jerseys — complete with a new logo.According to a report that has ignited impassioned debate among Leaf fans on social media, the perennially underperforming hockey team will sport a redesigned symbol and uniform for the 2016-2017 season. On Sunday, Read More
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Justin Trudeau channels his inner Ronald Reagan: Walkom

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http://www.thestar.com — Justin Trudeau seems unstoppable. The prime minister’s new Liberal government is making its share of mistakes. But to the public at least, none of this seems to matter.A Forum poll released Friday calculates that his approval rating, at 57 per cent, is higher than it was on election day.A Nanos poll released Tuesday estimates that 72 per cent of Canadians think Trudeau has the qualities of Read More
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Toronto police investigate shooting near baby shower

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http://www.thestar.com — Toronto police are investigating a shooting that happened outside a building where a baby shower was being held.Investigators say two men with gunshot wounds to their legs were taken to hospital just after eight o’clock Saturday night. Paramedics said one of the men was seriously injured.Residents of the neighbourhood in the Keele-Eglinton area said more than a dozen shots were fired, and Read More
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Mock mass shooting by gun rights activists derailed by chants, sex toys

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http://www.thestar.com — AUSTIN, TEXAS—About a dozen gun rights activists staged a mock mass shooting near the University of Texas, only to be outnumbered by counter-demonstrators who waved sex toys and tried to drown them out with chants.The groups Come and Take It Texas and Don’tcomply.com initially wanted to hold their event on campus Saturday but were told by school officials they would be charged with Read More
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Liberal government says shovel-ready infrastructure project could get some cash

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http://www.thestar.com — OTTAWA—Canada’s new infrastructure minister says projects that are shovel-ready and meet the Liberal government’s national objectives will get some of the billions in new federal cash being made available.Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi says those big objectives are threefold: grow the economy, create jobs and make the country more sustainable.Sohi says shovel ready pro Read More
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Women win seats in historic Saudi election

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http://www.thestar.com — RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA—At least 19 Saudi women have won seats on local municipal councils a day after women voted and ran in elections for the first time in the country's history, according to initial results released to The Associated Press on Sunday.The women who won hail from vastly different parts of the country, ranging from Saudi Arabia's largest city to a small village near Islam's ho Read More
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Nova Scotia premier to meet with mayor over statue Mi’kmaq say is racist

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http://www.thestar.com — HALIFAX—Nova Scotia’s premier says he will discuss options for a statue of Halifax city founder Edward Cornwallis that the Mi’kmaq community has long argued is racist.A spokeswoman for Stephen McNeil says the premier plans to meet with Halifax Mayor Mike Savage to discuss the statue, which has stood in a downtown park for more than 80 years.Mi’kmaq elder Daniel Paul sa Read More
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