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Actor in Rob Ford musical says he is often mistaken for ‘real’ mayor

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - The Saskatchewan actor who plays the lead role in an upcoming musical comedy about Toronto's embattled mayor says some people think he is the "real" Rob Ford. Sheldon Bergstrom was chosen last month from nearly 100 hopefuls for "Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of A Ford Nation."
Sep 02, 2014

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Wildrose calls for Horner resignation

globalnews.ca — CALGARY - The Opposition Wildrose party is calling on Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner to resign and to pay the cost of flying family members on government aircraft. A CBC report says a review of flight logs found that Horner took his wife with him on government aircraft at least 23 times dating back to 2007.
Sep 02, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

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Government to argue ‘absolute prohibition’ on assisted suicide in Canada

globalnews.ca — OTTAWA - Federal government lawyers will argue for an "absolute prohibition" on assisted suicide in Canada, a position that could also impact provincial laws when a landmark case goes before the Supreme Court this fall. In a factum filed with the court this summer, lawyers for the Attorney General of Canada say that assisted suicide must remain illegal to protect the most vulnerable in society.

Mexico sandwiched between two tropical storms

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - Two tropical storms have formed on either side of Mexico - one in the Pacific Ocean and one in the Atlantic. However, just one of them poses a threat to land. The centre of Tropical Storm Dolly reformed to the south of its earlier position, The storm's maximum sustained winds are about 85 km/h with higher gusts.

Woman with cerebral palsy could lose job after attendant funding cut

globalnews.ca — WATCH ABOVE: A disabled woman with two post graduate degrees now faces losing her job because the funding for her attendant care is running out. TORONTO - A Richmond Hill woman who has two post graduate degrees and a good job at a charity in Barrie faces unemployment for reasons she finds maddening: a lack of funding for her support worker.
Sep 02, 2014

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Justin Bieber charged after run-in in Stratford

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Sep 02, 2014

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Doug Ford criticizes media for asking whether scrum breaks campaign rules

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - Doug Ford - Rob Ford's brother and campaign chair - accused reporters of bias for asking whether his campaign-scheduled city hall scrum slamming his brother's mayoral rival broke campaign rules. The availability took place noon Tuesday outside of the mayor's office at city hall.
Sep 02, 2014

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Historic cross stolen from university chapel returned for reward

globalnews.ca — HALIFAX - A historic cross stolen from the University of King's College Chapel has been returned undamaged and is now back on the altar in time for the new school year. The brass 19th-century cross went missing during the Natal Day long weekend, prompting chapel members to put up posters throughout the city.

Does Canada need more descriptive maple syrup labels?

globalnews.ca — CALGARY - A new proposal could make it simpler for consumers to choose which maple syrup they want to buy. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is proposing changes to the Maple Products Regulations to harmonize the definition and grading system of syrup in the United States and Canada.