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University of Guelph giving raises to full-time female faculty after review

All full-time female faculty members at the University of Guelph will be getting a raise after a salary review found they were being paid less than their male colleagues.
Charlotte Yates, the provost at the Ontario university, said the decision comes after crunching the numbers gathered through the review launched last year.
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Authorities: 3 dead in shooting outside a Walmart in Alabama

TALLASSEE, Ala. -- A gunman crashed into a vehicle outside a Walmart store on Tuesday morning, opening fire and killing two women before taking his own life, authorities said.
Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock said as an investigation unfolded that it appeared the shooter purposely rammed a car into another vehicle in the store parking lot before he opened fire.
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Photographer shares rare look at child migrants at U.S-Mexico border

A photojournalist who was denied access to a shelter for children of families illegally crossing the United States border ventured into Mexico in order to “find other ways to tell the story” and came back with raw, exclusive images of how the children are living.
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Hudson's Bay, other stores pressured to dump Trump products, amid tariff tiff

The recent tariff dispute between Canada and U.S. has sparked a renewed social media call to boycott stores carrying Trump family merchandise.
However, the campaign may be fruitless, according to some business strategy experts. They say not only do boycotts not tend to work, but also, goods associated with the family of U.S.
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Race begins today for new Assembly of First Nations national chief

Experience usually helps when it comes to getting a job — except, it seems, when that job is at the helm of the Assembly of First Nations, where experience often seems more of a liability than an asset.
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Burton Cummings in good spirits after car accident in May

Burton Cummings says he was lucky to walk away from a recent car accident, but mentally, it has left a scar on the Canadian music icon.
The Winnipeg rocker and former Guess Who frontman was in good spirits in Toronto Monday night, offering an update on his health from the SOCAN Awards.
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Alberta's law banning schools from telling parents when their children join a gay-straight alliance faces its first legal challenge.
A Court of Queen's Bench judge in Medicine Hat, Alta., is to hear arguments Wednesday filed on behalf of 25 faith-based schools and others to put the law on hold pending a constitutional challenge.
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Body of missing PhD student found in Lake Ontario in Niagara region

VAUGHAN, Ont. -- Police say a Toronto-area PhD student who went missing last month has been found dead in the Niagara region.
Officers say local authorities found the body of Zabia Afzal, 30, in Lake Ontario on Friday.
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I didn't consent, woman tells court martial of Halifax military cop

HALIFAX -- A military officer has told a Halifax court martial she did not consent to sex with a military policeman charged with sexual assault.
The woman had testified Monday she no idea how Sgt.
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Manitoba judge upholds former law that banned switching party

WINNIPEG -- A Manitoba judge has rejected a claim that a law which prevented members of the legislature from switching party caucuses was unconstitutional.
Court of Queen's Bench Justice Sheldon Lanchbery ruled that the legislature can set its own rules about caucus membership and the courts should not interfere.
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Parliamentary committee recommends European-style privacy laws for Canada

The House of Commons committee investigating the Cambridge Analytica scandal is recommending significant changes to Canada's privacy laws, including new rules to govern the activities of political parties.
In an interim report, the committee recommends that Canadian privacy laws be updated to offer data protections similar to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.
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Calgarian crowned Canadian Scrabble champ with 'blargh' and 'pashmina'

Eric Tran of Calgary credits his Canadian National Scrabble Championship win to skill, luck and a dash of creativity.
The 30-year-old with a mathematics degree took a few chances with the word-playing board game, and they paid off.
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Trump determined to hit China as tit-for-tat tariff war erupts

China has underestimated President Donald Trump's resolve to press ahead with tariffs unless Beijing changes its "predatory" trade practices, a top U.S. trade adviser said on Tuesday, in comments that undercut the chances of a negotiated settlement to a looming trade war between the world's economic superpowers.
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