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Judge convicts MP Dean Del Mastro on campaign overspending charges

LINDSAY, Ont. - Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro, once a political pitbull who defended his party from partisan claims of dirty electoral tricks, has been found guilty of exceeding spending limits during the federal campaign in 2008....

posted: October 31,2014

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Report: Seniors increasingly struggling with debt, bankruptcy

OTTAWA - A report prepared for the federal government says the country's growing cohort of senior citizens is carrying more debt into retirement and increasingly declaring bankruptcy....

Justin Bourque to serve 75 years before parole eligibility for RCMP killings

MONCTON, N.B. - Justin Bourque was sentenced Friday to serve 75 years in prison before he can apply for parole for the June 4 shooting rampage that killed three RCMP officers and wounded two others in Moncton....

Halifax Chronicle Herald issues 20 layoff notices, cites declining advertising

HALIFAX - The Halifax Chronicle Herald issued layoff notices to 20 unionized newspaper employees today in a bid to cut costs....

Magnotta's father testifies at murder trial; talks of troubled childhood

MONTREAL - Luka Rocco Magnotta's father is testifying on his son's behalf as the defence case gets going at the accused's first-degree murder trial....

Man faces 95 charges in break-ins, sex assaults in Toronto;wife also charged

TORONTO - A Toronto man broke into dozens of homes, often while the homeowners were sleeping, took property and on numerous occasions sexually assaulted the female occupants before making an escape, "possibly" with the help of his wife,...

Harper's announces third China trip next week, before Remembrance Day

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced plans for his third visit to China, set to begin next week....

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