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at 22:45 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Feds vow 'ambitious' phase-out of unsafe rail tank cars amid industry questions

OTTAWA - The federal government announced an aggressive — some say unrealistic — plan Wednesday to phase out within three years tens of thousands of older tank cars used to transport oil and ethanol by rail.

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at 19:52 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Opposition parties demand more details on CF-18 deployment to eastern Europe

OTTAWA - Federal opposition parties are demanding to know where the country's CF-18s are headed in eastern Europe and what they'll be doing as tension rises throughout the region.

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at 19:43 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

McDonald's restaurants put foreign worker program on hold, conducts audit

VICTORIA - McDonald's Canada says temporary foreign workers are a necessary part of the fast-food chain's business model, but its use of the federal jobs initiative is now on hold until the company satisfies itself and Canadians that it doesn't abuse the program.

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at 19:30 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Calgary stabbing victim's keen fashion sense shines through at his funeral

CALGARY - Even in death, stabbing victim Lawrence Hong's keen sense of fashion shone through.

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at 19:20 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Ottawa to propose new pension scheme, but not budging on CPP expansion

OTTAWA - Ottawa is preparing to announce a proposal to create yet another new pension scheme designed to occupy a middle ground between defined-benefit plans, generally favoured by workers, and defined-contribution plans favoured by employers.

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at 18:19 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Couillard becomes Quebec premier and warns of tough economic decisions

QUEBEC - Philippe Couillard was sworn in as Quebec premier on Wednesday and immediately warned that the time has come for hard economic decisions.

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23.04.2014

Feds vow 'ambitious' phase-out of unsafe rail tank cars amid industry questions

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23.04.2014

Opposition parties demand more details on CF-18 deployment to eastern Europe

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23.04.2014

McDonald's restaurants put foreign worker program on hold, conducts audit

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23.04.2014

Calgary stabbing victim's keen fashion sense shines through at his funeral

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