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Duffy describes Stephen Harper and colleagues as calculating, manipulative, trial hears

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http://www.thestar.com — OTTAWA—Mike Duffy’s third day of testimony his own defence opened a window onto the transactional, all-politics-all-the-time approach of the former Conservative government Wednesday. The senator for Prince Edward Island, now being tried on fraud charges, pulled no punches. At times mocking, at times earnest, Duffy cast his former boss and colleagues as calculating, manipulative and Read More
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Police racism must be addressed in inquiry, aboriginal leaders say

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http://www.thestar.com — Police racism must be part of the inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women and girls because it is a fundamental part of the problem, the head of Canada’s aboriginal women’s association said Thursday.“It is going to get ugly but we have to have the courage to stick with this. Once the lid is taken off the box you can’t put it back inside or pretend it isn Read More
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Saskatchewan teacher Belinda Daniels nominated for $1M ‘Nobel prize of teaching’

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http://www.thestar.com — Teacher Belinda Daniels is changing up how indigenous culture is taught in Saskatchewan.And now, she’s in the running to be named the world’s best teacher. Daniels, 42, a First Nations member of Nehiyaw origin, is one of 50 world-class educators nominated for a $1 million (U.S.) award dubbed ‘the Nobel prize of teaching’. The Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize reco Read More
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Report about Toronto terror threat being taken ‘very seriously.’ RCMP say

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http://www.thestar.com — The RCMP says media reports from Switzerland about possible ISIS-linked threats against Canadian cities, including Toronto, are being taken “very seriously.”But Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Canada has not increased its security alert level after reports from European news outlets of a potential terror plot that might have involved Canadian cities.“There is no cha Read More
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Canada answers in kind to Syrians’ tremendous hospitality

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http://www.thestar.com — Warm smiles and instant invitations to coffee and tea with every welcoming breath: that’s the limitless kindness Syrians offered to strangers a decade ago. The same was true a century earlier. And a good thousand years before that.I saw it once with my own eyes. It was so amazing that I kept going back for more, burning through six visas to Syria in the nether years after the fall of Sadda Read More
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Syrian brothers' arrival on refugee flight a relief to anxious relatives in Toronto

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http://www.thestar.com — At last, the long wait is over.Finally, Franklin Edishou and his wife, Souria Boko, could breathe a sigh of relief when Canadian Armed Forces flight, CFC3129, full of exhausted Syrian refugees, landed at Pearson International Airport close to midnight on Thursday.It was a moment thousands of Canadians had been waiting a long time for, especially the Toronto couple whose relatives — Boko&#x Read More
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First government plane carrying Syrian refugees arrives in Toronto

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http://www.thestar.com — Anwar Ochana knew his sister left Lebanon with her husband and their two daughters Thursday morning, part of the first plane load of Syrian refugees airlifted by the Canadian government.But he didn't know where to meet her at the airport.Ochana arrived, along with another sister, Amira Barkho, and their brother, Moner, at Pearson's Terminal 1 well-ahead of the original 9:15 p.m. arrival time firs Read More
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San Bernardino shooter and man who bought guns related by marriage

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http://www.thestar.com — RIVERSIDE, CALIF.—The gunman who massacred his co-workers in the San Bernardino rampage and the friend who bought the assault rifles used in the shooting were related through marriage and may have plotted an attack together three years ago.New revelations from officials and public records show a much deeper connection between Syed Rizwan Farook and Enrique Marquez than previously was discl Read More
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