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Justin Trudeau raises Pride flag for 1st time on Parliament Hill

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today raised the rainbow flag associated with LGBTQ pride for the first time on the country’s Parliament

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today raised the rainbow flag associated with LGBTQ pride for the first time on the country’s Parliament

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Canada reduces refugee intake to 10,000 by the year's end

Canada is to reduce the number of Syrian refugees allowed into the country to 10,000 by the year’s end. Originally Ottawa planned to accept 25,000

Canada is to reduce the number of Syrian refugees allowed into the country to 10,000 by the year’s end. Originally Ottawa planned to accept 25,000

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Canada: Justin Trudeau breaks new ground as he is sworn in as PM

Autumn sunshine and adoring crowds were on hand as Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, 43, headed to his swearing-in ceremony as Canada’s new prime

Autumn sunshine and adoring crowds were on hand as Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, 43, headed to his swearing-in ceremony as Canada’s new prime

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Trudeau's 'simple message' embodies major ambitions

Canada once earned a good reputation in the world. But under the new prime minister’s predecessor it suffered. Restoring the reputation is high on

Canada once earned a good reputation in the world. But under the new prime minister’s predecessor it suffered. Restoring the reputation is high on

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford back to work after rehab

Controversial Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford has returned to work following two months of rehab for alcohol and drugs issues. Last year he admitted to

Controversial Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford has returned to work following two months of rehab for alcohol and drugs issues. Last year he admitted to

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Canada: Toronto mayor seeks help for drinking

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said on Wednesday he will take time off to get professional help to deal with a drinking problem, even as a Canadian newspaper

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said on Wednesday he will take time off to get professional help to deal with a drinking problem, even as a Canadian newspaper

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Canada's long-serving finance minister quits

Canada’s veteran Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty is stepping down after steering the country’s economy through the global financial

Canada’s veteran Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty is stepping down after steering the country’s economy through the global financial

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Canada lifts all restrictions on prostitution

Prostitution will soon be completely legal in Canada. Until now, street walking, running a brothel and living off the proceeds of prostitution were

Prostitution will soon be completely legal in Canada. Until now, street walking, running a brothel and living off the proceeds of prostitution were

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Toronto's Rob Ford mayor in name only after council strips powers

During a chaotic debate Toronto’s City Council has voted to strip controversial Mayor Rob Ford of most of his powers. As an angry Ford got into

During a chaotic debate Toronto’s City Council has voted to strip controversial Mayor Rob Ford of most of his powers. As an angry Ford got into

Europe

EU, Canada agree free trade deal

The EU and Canada have tentatively agreed a free trade deal after more than four years of negotiations. It is expected to increase bilateral trade

The EU and Canada have tentatively agreed a free trade deal after more than four years of negotiations. It is expected to increase bilateral trade

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Montreal shooting suspect in police custody

A unnamed 62-year-old man is in Montreal police custody following the fatal election night shooting in Canada’s French-speaking province of

A unnamed 62-year-old man is in Montreal police custody following the fatal election night shooting in Canada’s French-speaking province of

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Fatal shooting mars Quebec separatist election celebration

An election victory celebration by separatists in the Canadian province of Quebec has been interrupted by a shooting in which one person was killed

An election victory celebration by separatists in the Canadian province of Quebec has been interrupted by a shooting in which one person was killed

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Separatists win election in Quebec

The French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec appears to have elected its first female premier. Leading the separatists, Parti Quebecois, Pauline

The French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec appears to have elected its first female premier. Leading the separatists, Parti Quebecois, Pauline

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Canada sex exhibition for teens sparks outcry

With a name like ‘Sex: A Tell-All Exhibition’ it is no surprise that the explicit content of a museum display for students in Canada is causing a

With a name like ‘Sex: A Tell-All Exhibition’ it is no surprise that the explicit content of a museum display for students in Canada is causing a