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City politicians lift ban on ‘granny flats’ in neighbourhoods near Western and Fanshawe College

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City politicians lift ban on ‘granny flats’ in neighbourhoods near Western and Fanshawe College

The number of “granny flats” available in London may be about to go up.City politicians decided late Tuesday night to lift a ban on “secondary dwelling units,” otherwise known as granny flats, in neighbourhoods near Western University and Fanshawe College.A granny flat is a self-contained living area connected to a single-family home.While there are currently…

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On the cover of the Rolling Stone: ‘Why can’t Justin Trudeau be our president?’

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On the cover of the Rolling Stone: ‘Why can’t Justin Trudeau be our president?’

The Rolling Stone reporter goes on at length comparing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s policies with those of U.S. President Donald Trump, asking finally: Are we in Narnia? Story continues below The contrasts between Trudeau and Trump are painted starkly in this glowing feature of the prime minister; the leaders stand at opposite ends of the…

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Interim leader of Alberta UCP says his views on LGBTQ issues have changed

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Interim leader of Alberta UCP says his views on LGBTQ issues have changed

Just one day after taking on the helm of the new United Conservative Party in Alberta, interim leader Nathan Cooper is dealing with controversy raised by a past association.At a news conference Tuesday, Cooper was questioned about a report that he used to work for the right-wing organization Canada Family Action. Story continues below Related…

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Family in ‘shock’ after permanent residency denied by Immigration Canada due to daughter’s disability

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Family in ‘shock’ after permanent residency denied by Immigration Canada due to daughter’s disability

In the tiny Manitoba community of Waterhen, population 169, Jon and Karissa Warkentin are fighting for the right to stay in Canada and run their business.“It had always been our dream to someday have a business of our own,” Jon said. “We wanted a community too, a place for our kids to go to school,…

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National Chief Perry Bellegarde defends decision to not attend Premiers’ meeting

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National Chief Perry Bellegarde defends decision to not attend Premiers’ meeting

The Assembly of First Nations’ (AFN) chief Perry Bellegarde was on Global News Morning, ahead of the AFN’s Annual General Assembly which is being held this week in Regina.He defended the AFN’s recent decision to not attend the annual Premiers’ meeting, saying that their presence there would not be given enough weight anyway.“The day before, they…

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Canadian Fire Fighters Museum still looking for a new home

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Canadian Fire Fighters Museum still looking for a new home

The Canadian Fire Fighters Museum in Port Hope tells the story of firefighting from the 19th century onward. Its collection of fire trucks, clothing, uniforms, and equipment has been located on the shore of the Ganaraska River for more than three decades but now, it’s looking for a new home. Story continues below The land…

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Wildrose MLA Nathan Cooper picked as interim leader of new Alberta UCP

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Wildrose MLA Nathan Cooper picked as interim leader of new Alberta UCP

The caucus members of Alberta’s two conservative parties held their first joint meeting and selected Nathan Cooper as their new interim leader.Cooper, the former Wildrose house leader, will lead the new United Conservative Party until a permanent leader is picked on Oct. 28. Story continues below Related United Conservative Party: Alberta’s Wildrose, PCs agree to…

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Expert lauds proposal to remove ‘patronizing’ duty to ‘get a job’ from citizenship study guide

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Expert lauds proposal to remove ‘patronizing’ duty to ‘get a job’ from citizenship study guide

Immigration advocates are applauding the federal government’s potential move to remove “getting a job” as a responsibility for immigrants to Canada.“It almost seems insulting to include that as a responsibility, when that’s exactly what most immigrants want,” said Amy Casipullai, a senior co-ordinator for policy and communications with the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants….

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Ahead of legalization, N.B. doctors release education program on marijuana health risks

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Ahead of legalization, N.B. doctors release education program on marijuana health risks

New Brunswick needs to learn about the dangers of marijuana, the province’s medical society said on Monday.They’re launching a new public awareness campaign ahead of federal legalization that is set to come down next year.“The legalization of marijuana doesn’t make it safe. It is important for people in New Brunswick to understand the risks,” said…

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Infrastructure bank possible option for funding U.S.-Canada high-speed rail

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Infrastructure bank possible option for funding U.S.-Canada high-speed rail

OTTAWA – Washington state is exploring whether Canada’s new infrastructure bank could help finance a multibillion-dollar proposal for high-speed rail between Vancouver and the U.S. northwest.The Trudeau government’s soon-to-be-launched, $35-billion infrastructure bank will seek to use public funds as leverage to attract billions more in private investment for major infrastructure projects, such as bridges, transit…

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