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Irwin Cotler’s Magnitsky Motion Wins Unanimous Support in Canada’s Parliament

Liberal MP Irwin Cotler (C), flanked by Conservative MP David Anderson (L) and NDP MP Murray Rankin speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill March 25, 2015. A motion by Cotler that would allow sanctions against those responsible for the detention, torture, and death in prison of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, as well as against foreign nationals responsible for human rights violations, has been unanimously adopted by the House of Commons. (NTD Television)
Liberal MP Irwin Cotler (C), flanked by Conservative MP David Anderson (L) and NDP MP Murray Rankin speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill March 25, 2015. A motion by Cotler that would allow sanctions against those responsible for the detention, torture, and death in prison of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, as well as against foreign nationals responsible for human rights violations, has been unanimously adopted by the House of Commons. (NTD Television)

OTTAWA—Canada’s House of Commons has unanimously passed a motion supporting sanctions against foreign nationals responsible for human rights violations—a move toward establishing a so-called Magnitsky...

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Regulator Slams Bell Media After Report Exec Meddled with CTV Journalism

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  • (L-R) Conservative MP Ray Boughen speaks with Peter Costello and Bill Crawford of the Mississauga-based Eden Community Food Bank after they testified before Parliament’s human resources and social development committee on March 24, 2015. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

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  • Health Canada is mum on whether it will consider approving Palcohol, a controversial powdered alcohol that is expected to hit store shelves in the U.S. this summer. (shakzu/Thinkstock)

    Palcohol: Revolutionary Product or Public Menace?

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  • Former Undercover Cop 1st Witness at Drug Trial for Friend of Ex-Mayor Rob Ford

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  • BC Mother Sues Province After Infant Daughter Dies in Foster Care

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  • An oilsands facility is seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

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  • Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau returns to the Gatineau Courthouse on March 23, 2015, following a break during his trial for allegations of assault and sexual assault from an incident in 2013. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

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  • US Businesses Plead with Lawmakers to Avoid Trade War with Canada

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  • US Nudged Canada Towards Expanding ISIS Air Campaign to Syria: Kenney

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  • Foreign exchange traders work at North America’s first trading hub for China’s renminbi currency at BMO’s trading floor in Toronto, Canada on March 24, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

    Canada-China Ties Deepen With Renminbi Trading Hub

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  • Mayor Lisa Helps (second L) listens while a resident speaks during the March 20, 2015 Community Drop-In at Victoria City Hall. Helps began holding the biweekly drop-ins as a way for residents to share their ideas and concerns for their city as well as to foster a sense of community and belonging. (Joan Delaney/Epoch Times)

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  • Photos by Don Quincy/DCQPhoto.com

    Toronto ComiCon

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  • First Nations protesters continue their blockade of the CN tracks in Sarnia, Ont., on Jan. 2, 2013, after a court injunction to have them move was issued over the holidays. The protest, which blocked the tracks for 13 days, was mentioned as a concern in a federal analysis of protests in Canada. (The Canadian Press/ Geoff Robin)

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  • A racially diverse group of commuters waits for a GO bus at Union Station in Toronto. Prairie Provinces are overtaking Toronto as the primary destination for new immigrants, according to Statistics Canada. (The Canadian Press/J.P. Moczulski)

    Many New Immigrants Opting for Prairie Provinces Over Toronto

    OTTAWA—Canada’s immigration patterns have radically altered in recent years, with western provinces—particularly the Prairies—overtaking Toronto as the primary destination for new immigrants. Statistics Canada reports... Read more

  • Eight-time cancer survivor Dionne Warner (L) poses with women’s cancer care advocate Sherry Abbott on Nov. 22, 2014, at Mirror Ball, an annual fundraising gala in support of people affected by cancer. Warner is a participant in the Look Good Feel Good program, which is dedicated to improving the self-esteem of patients undergoing cancer treatment. (Courtesy Sherry Abbott)

    Fighting Cancer: A Makeover for the Spirit

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  • Toronto lawyer Rocco Galati, seen here in Winnipeg in July 2012, is arguing a suit that alleges the Bank of Canada has a duty to make loans to the country’s federal, provincial, and municipal governments. (The Canadian Press/Trevor Hagan)

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  • Harper to Ask Parliament to Extend, Expand Mission Against ISIS

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