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'Knees together' judge should lose his job: committee
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CALGARY — A inquiry committee of the Canadian Judicial Council has recommended the removal of a judge over controversial comments he made in a sex assault trial. Court transcripts show Robin Camp called the complainant “the accused” throughout the trial, suggested her attempts to fend off her alleged attacker were feeble and asked her “why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?” He also...

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Feds to help ranchers under quarantine
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OTTAWA — Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says the government will provide up to $16.7 million to help western ranchers caught in the bovine TB quarantine. MacAulay told the House of Commons the money is meant to help cover the extra costs they are facing because of the quarantine, which prevents them from selling their stock. He says the aid will...

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Canadian economy grows 3.5% in third quarter
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OTTAWA — The Canadian economy slightly exceeded expectations in the third quarter as it grew at an annual pace of 3.5 per cent, Statistics Canada said Wednesday. Strong numbers for energy exports helped the country’s real gross domestic product bounce back from a deep second-quarter contraction, which saw the economy recoil by a revised 1.3 per cent, the Ottawa-based agency said. The healthy rebound...

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Culturally apt mentors aid native youth: study
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TORONTO — Indigenous students coached by aboriginal mentors appear to do better at school and be mentally healthier than their non-mentored peers, a new Canadian study indicates. While the findings are not definitive, the two-year study does suggest culturally relevant mentoring offers clear benefits for First Nations youth. The study, published in the “Journal of Primary Prevention” and led by Claire...

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Canadian economy grows 3.5% in third quarter
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OTTAWA — The Canadian economy slightly exceeded expectations in the third quarter as it grew at an annual pace of 3.5 per cent, Statistics Canada said Wednesday. Strong numbers for energy exports helped the country’s real gross domestic product bounce back from a deep second-quarter contraction, which saw the economy recoil by a revised 1.3 per cent, the Ottawa-based agency said. ...

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