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Security, reproductive rights, investment: how politics touched us this week

Security, reproductive rights, investment: how politics touched us this week

OTTAWA — Piercing the winter doldrums was the political goal of the week for all three party leaders. Justin Trudeau took to town halls in Quebec and northern Ontario to show he is a man of the people.

Firefighters in Surrey, B.C. help develop software to combat overdose crisis

SURREY, B.C. — Firefighters in Surrey, B.C., have turned to technology in the battle against opioid overdoses.
Ontario technology hubs key for GM Canada's plans for driverless cars: CEO

Ontario technology hubs key for GM Canada's plans for driverless cars: CEO

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CLC head accuses Unifor of leaving lobby group to raid another union

Severed ties between the Canadian Labour Congress and Unifor have culminated in the head of the national lobby group for the labour movement accusing Canada's largest private sector union of raiding another union for members.
'We wanted for him to be found alive:' Sisters of man presumed killed searched for months

'We wanted for him to be found alive:' Sisters of man presumed killed searched for months

TORONTO — The sisters of a man presumed to have been killed after vanishing from Toronto's gay village said they searched for him for months only to have their last hope snatched away this week when police charged a man with his murder.
The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Friday, Jan.

Toronto shooting leaves 2 men dead, 2 more with life-threatening injuries.

TORONTO — Police have identified two men killed in a shooting in north-end Toronto early Friday.
Transportation watchdog must revisit air passenger obesity complaint: Court

Transportation watchdog must revisit air passenger obesity complaint: Court

OTTAWA — A federal transportation watchdog must take a fresh look at a consumer advocate's complaint on behalf of obese airline passengers, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
Finnish company raises red flags over federal negotiations for Davie icebreakers

Finnish company raises red flags over federal negotiations for Davie icebreakers

OTTAWA — A Finnish company has raised red flags over the Trudeau government's decision to launch negotiations with Quebec shipyard Davie for the lease of four icebreakers without conducting a competition. Helsinki-based Arctia Ltd.
East Coast says farewell to the Sea King, Canada's Cold War workhorse

East Coast says farewell to the Sea King, Canada's Cold War workhorse

HALIFAX — Canada's fleet of geriatric Sea King military helicopters has finally reached its long overdue retirement on the East Coast, and the Royal Canadian Air Force is making sure the venerable, snub-nosed workhorse gets a proper send-off after 54