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Conservative drop-off deadline approaches — but does anyone want out?

If any of the 14 candidates running for the Conservative leadership are thinking of dropping out and keeping their name off the ballot, they will soon need to make up their minds.
But with a midnight deadline looming on Friday, it doesn't seem that anyone is throwing in the towel just yet.
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CIBC is eliminating up to 130 jobs in its Toronto finance department and outsourcing the work to India.
As part of the transition, staff losing their positions must train other local CIBC employees. Those employees then train the workers in India who will be taking over the jobs.
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Former Montreal mayor to be sentenced on corruption conviction

MONTREAL - Former Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum will be sentenced this afternoon following his conviction on corruption-related charges.
The charges stemmed from two separate deals between 2007 and 2010 when Applebaum was mayor of Montreal's largest borough.
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'They are scared': CP workers say rookie engineers ill-prepared for dangerous job

High in the mountains of southeastern B.C., the conductor of a 25,000-tonne Canadian Pacific Railway freight train pulling 2.5 kilometres of cars loaded with potash got a bad feeling.
Headed west to Revelstoke, the train had just cleared a tunnel and was starting to build momentum downhill when he turned to the engineer, the man operating the massive vehicle, and said: "You know we're tippin' over here?"
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Cross-Canada youth passes sold out after promo, Via Rail says

TORONTO - Via Rail said early Thursday that all available $150 youth passes for unlimited travel across Canada in July had been sold out after the sales were derailed on Wednesday due to high demand on its website.
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Privacy protections designed to prevent U.S. internet service providers from sharing or selling subscribers' personal information with third parties — without permission — were dismantled by U.S. Congress on Tuesday.
It means that information about the apps American internet subscribers use, the websites they visit, and the things they purchase online — among other things — can potentially be tracked, shared, and monetized by third parties, unless those users opt out.
 

Police investigating blast at Saskatoon court building

SASKATOON - Police in Saskatoon are investigating the detonation of an improvised explosive device at the same building as the city's provincial courthouse.
Police say there have been no injuries but there are reports of minor damage to the exterior of the building.
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Federal Court orders public safety minister to make decision in immigration case

In a withering ruling, the Federal Court has ordered Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to make up his mind on a politically sensitive immigration case.
The decision from Chief Justice Paul Crampton also makes it clear the minister is obliged to make decisions in a reasonable time frame, no matter how busy he is.
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Alberta grey jay web cam may be a first, thrilling online fans

A recently installed web cam in central Alberta may be the first to capture the breeding behaviour of Canada's unofficial national bird, the grey jay, and online fans around the world are tuning in.
"I was extremely excited," biologist Myrna Pearman with the Ellis Bird Farm told The Homestretch, when she learned there was a fresh grey jay nest near a home in Caroline, Alta.
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If we accept that uniformed police officers should be banned from Pride parades in Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa because of their history of persecution of racialized, gay and other minority communities, as some local Black Lives Matter (BLM) groups and their supporters contend, then a number of other groups should likewise be prohibited from joining the festivities.
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Inquest jury to begin deliberations into Regina woman's laundry-chute death

The lawyer representing the family of Nadine Machiskinic said the coroner's inquest established at least a couple key facts.
The 29-year-old mother of four fell 10 storeys down a Regina hotel laundry chute to her death.
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Three killed, four injured after collision near Caledonia, Ont.

CALEDONIA, Ont. - Three people are dead and four others are in hospital following a crash on Wednesday night on a rural road near Caledonia, Ont.
Ontario Provincial Police said a passenger van carrying seven people and a car collided shortly after 9 p.m.
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Toronto man's home trashed, belongings stolen after Airbnb rental

A Toronto man who rented his apartment to a stranger using the website Airbnb says he returned home to find it trashed and $21,000 worth of possessions missing.
Mathew Lyn says the thieves stole camera equipment, a drone, clothes, shoes -- even his luggage.
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