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N.B. Tories unveil throne speech

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 | 3:46 am

Premier David Alward's Progressive Conservative government will introduce its first throne speech on Tuesday amid revelations of a worsening fiscal situation.

Lt. Gov. Graydon Nicholas will deliver the speech on Tuesday afternoon that will set the tone for the first year…

Canadians choose Blades winner

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 | 7:01 pm

Canadians have chosen a winner in the Battle of the Blades, the CBC-TV reality series that asks former hockey pros to don figure skates and take up pairs skating.

SPOILER ALERT: This article is about to reveal the winner of the…

Accused molester laughs at child's account

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 | 7:01 pm

A Quebec man accused of molesting three girls at his wife's daycare on Montreal's west island laughed out loud when a video interview with one of his alleged victims was played at his trial on Monday.

The girl, who was five…

Native chiefs earn more than PM: taxpayers federation

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 | 7:01 pm

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has compiled data that shows some aboriginal politicians earn higher salaries than Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Colin Craig, the federation's director for the Prairie region, said it took more than a year to get the salary figures…

Edmonton's Expo 2017 bid a no-go

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 | 4:52 pm

The City of Edmonton's bid for Expo 2017 appears dead after the federal government said it wouldn't follow through with funding, infuriating the mayor.

“I've never been as mad at anything and just so disappointed in the lack of vision of…

CBC barred from airing B.C. polygamy hearing

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 | 4:31 pm

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has turned down a CBC application to televise proceedings at a hearing to determine the constitutional validity of Canada's polygamy law.

Before opening statements from the Crown began Monday in Vancouver, the court heard an application…

Bloc to spur Afghanistan vote

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 | 3:16 pm

The Bloc Québécois will use its opposition day on Thursday to call for a vote on the post-2011 phase of Canada's mission in Afghanistan, which is to focus on training of Afghan soldiers, rather than combat, and continue until 2014.

Bloc…

Alta. MLA kicked from caucus over ER remarks

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 | 3:16 pm

The Alberta MLA who criticized his own government over its handling of severe backlogs in the province's emergency rooms was suspended Monday from the Progressive Conservative caucus.

Raj Sherman, the MLA for Edmonton-Meadowlark and an emergency room physician, has made headlines…

Fake nurse also impersonated teacher: police

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 | 3:16 pm

A woman convicted of posing as a nurse has been accused of impersonating a teacher.

Calgary police charged Brigitte Marier on Friday with one count of fraud over $5,000, two counts of obstruction of justice and nine counts of uttering a…

UN tight-lipped on CBC probe into Hariri killing

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 | 12:46 pm

The United Nations offered few comments Monday on an exclusive CBC News story about the 2005 killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.

The CBC investigation, relying on interviews with multiple sources within a UN inquiry into the killing, along…