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Kids gather in Ottawa to develop Canadian Children's Charter

Dozens of youth gathered in Ottawa on Monday to mark National Child Day and to develop Canada’s first “Children’s Charter,” which will be unveiled in Parliament on Wednesday.
Sara Austin, who runs the advocacy group Children First Canada, says the charter is needed to draw attention to the fact that children’s rights are not being adequately protected.
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Michael Redhill, Bellevue Square author, wins Giller Book Prize

Michael Redhill has won the Giller Prize, Canada's richest literary award, for his novel Bellevue Square.
Redhill was named winner of the $100,000 honour at a televised Toronto gala Monday night, the first Giller Prize awarded since the death of founder Jack Rabinovitch in August.
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Quebec City paramedics say string of deaths show need for more ambulances

Quebec City paramedics are pressuring their provincial government to put more ambulances on the roads, pointing to three deaths in four days as evidence of a shortage.
Jean-Francois Gagne, a member of the paramedics union FPHQ, described one of the incidents, which he says happened on Sunday at around 4 a.m.
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U.S. ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.
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Trump charity stepped up 2016 giving amid campaign scrutiny

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump sharply increased the amount of money he gave away through his foundation last year as the charity drew scrutiny during the campaign.
A 2016 tax return posted on the non-profit monitoring website GuideStar shows that the Donald J.
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Family of reservist killed during training says he'd just graduated university

CFB SHILO, Man. - The family of a reservist killed during a military training exercise in Manitoba says he'd just graduated from university last month.
Cpl. Nolan Caribou's family has released a statement through the military after the infantryman died while training at Canadian Forces Base Shilo.
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TransCanada to test water in drainage ditch near spill

AMHERST, S.D. -- A South Dakota official says TransCanada Corp. plans to test water from a drainage ditch near the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill from the Keystone pipeline to determine if it is polluted.
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CBS suspends Charlie Rose after report of allegations from 8 women

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Charlie Rose participates in the "CBS This Morning" panel at the CBS 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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No charges laid after fatal nursing home beating, police say

No charges are being laid in the case of an elderly Alzheimer's patient who died after a brutal beating at a Dundas nursing home early this year.
James Acker, 86, abruptly awoke in January to an attack by a second male patient in his 80s — who also has Alzheimer's — at St.
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CBS suspends Charlie Rose, PBS halts show amid sexual misconduct allegations

PBS says it is immediately halting distribution of Charlie Rose's interview program and CBS News suspended him following the Washington Post's report of eight women who accused the veteran newsman of multiple unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behaviour.
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'Wonder' star Tremblay, kids with facial differences meet for screening of film

TORONTO -- Vancouver child actor Jacob Tremblay was in Toronto on Monday for a special screening of his new film "Wonder" about a child with facial deformities, sharing it with his muses -- a group of young patients who live that reality every day and helped him prepare for his role.
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Mars theory gets dusted: Streaks may be sand, not water

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars represent flowing sand -- not water.
Monday's news throws cold water on 2015 research that indicated that lines on some Martian slopes were signs of water currently on the planet.
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