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Top soldier expected to issue directive encouraging participation in Pride

OTTAWA -- Canada's top soldier, Gen. Jonathan Vance, is expected to issue a directive in the coming days encouraging military personnel to attend Pride events in uniform.
Sources are describing the measure as part of a larger effort to make the military more diverse and inclusive, which includes reaching out and interacting with different communities.
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Cougar shot and killed near west-central Alberta school

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. -- Police say they shot and killed a cougar that had climbed a tree near a school in west-central Alberta.
RCMP say they responded to a 911 call early today in Rocky Mountain House about a cougar that was spotted walking down Main Street.
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Oops! Nunavut, Parks Canada reveal secret map of Franklin shipwreck

First, former prime minister Stephen Harper insisted on revealing the Erebus find personally in a controlled photo-op.
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Riaz Mamdani breaks silence on Mount Royal shooting [Photos]

When millionaire real estate developer Riaz Mamdani was shot six times outside of his Mount Royal mansion in December, he still had the wherewithal to phone 911. Bleeding heavily and in pain, he spoke with the operator until help arrived — and then walked to the ambulance.
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Oops! Parks Canada reveal secret map of Franklin shipwreck

First, former prime minister Stephen Harper insisted on revealing the Erebus find personally in a controlled photo-op.
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Trudeau to march in Toronto Pride Parade for a second time

TORONTO -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be returning to one of Canada's largest Pride celebrations this weekend.
Pride Toronto, organizers of the city's festival celebrating the LBGTQ community, says Trudeau will be marching in Sunday's parade again this year.
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'Stock up, just in case,' says union leader as LCBO strike deadline looms

TORONTO -- The Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the union representing its workers say they are planning to work around the clock to prevent a strike ahead of Canada Day, but the union president says consumers, bars and restaurants would be wise to stock up this weekend, just in case.
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Activist vying for non-binary birth certificate taking N.L. to court

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- A transgender activist vying for a non-binary birth certificate is taking legal action against the Newfoundland and Labrador government.
Gemma Hickey has filed an application with the province's Supreme Court in St.
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Ontarians urged to stock up on booze as LCBO strike deadline looms

TORONTO -- Ontarians were urged to stock up on booze over the weekend ahead of a possible strike by liquor store workers that could begin before Canada Day.
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the union representing its employees said they planned to negotiate around the clock ahead of the strike deadline set at 12:01 a.m.
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TORONTO -- A lawyer involved in mortgage fraud deserved to be kicked out of the profession as the provincial regulator had originally decided, Ontario's top court ruled on Friday.
In its decision, the Appeal Court said it could not understand why the disbarment penalty against John Abbott had been overturned in the first place.
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Ottawa seeks 'clarity' in court on tribunal findings on First Nations health

The Liberal government says it is seeking "clarity" from the Federal Court on two aspects of a compliance order issued in May by a quasi-judicial human rights tribunal on the delivery of First Nations child health care.
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Vancouver targets disposable cups, foam containers and bags

City of Vancouver staff are preparing to present council with options to reduce the use of disposable coffee cups, plastic and paper shopping bags, foam food packaging and take-out containers.
The city has set a goal of producing "zero waste" by 2040.
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Churchill, Man., leaders demand rail line fix as food prices soar

The mayor of a northern Manitoba town and the chief of a nearby First Nation are asking the provincial and federal governments to immediately fund repairs of a rail line that they say is “critical” to their community’s survival.
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