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at 00:29 on April 18, 2015, EDT.

Lift extreme secrecy shroud over RCMP harassment case, lawyer urges court

NEWMARKET, Ont. - A shroud of secrecy thrown over part of an extraordinary case involving allegations of harassment within the RCMP should be lifted as much as possible, an Ontario justice heard Friday.

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at 23:55 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

No winning ticket for the $30-million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw

TORONTO - No one has the winning ticket for the $30-million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw.

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at 19:08 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Mountie testifies he was shot several times trying to protect another officer

WETASKIWIN, Alta. - An RCMP officer was trying to arrest a man in the living room of an Alberta farm house when the Mountie saw the muzzle of a gun pointing out of a doorway.

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at 18:00 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

U.S. Congress opens up free-trade debate, and Canada's paying attention

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress has opened a critical chapter in negotiations toward a massive, 12-country free-trade deal and the Canadian government is closely following developments.

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at 17:27 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Federal budget to address security, anti-terrorism programs, sources say

OTTAWA - The Conservative government plans to use the coming federal budget to underscore its pre-election messaging on the importance of national security.

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at 17:24 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

French in the courts: Groups file complaint against Quebec chief justice

MONTREAL - Francophone-rights activists have filed a complaint against the chief justice of the Quebec Superior Court.

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at 17:10 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Four members of Royal Navy face sexual assault charges in Halifax

HALIFAX - Four members of the Royal Navy have been charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm at a Canadian Forces base in Halifax.

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at 17:09 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Ottawa on track to balance books one year ahead of schedule: budget watchdog

OTTAWA - The federal budget watchdog is projecting the government will post a $3.4-billion surplus in 2014-15 — which would balance the books a year ahead of schedule.

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at 17:09 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Aid-Harmony: Canadian government working on a matchmaking site for foreign aid

WASHINGTON - The Canadian government is working on a project that it hopes will revolutionize international development the way matchmaking websites revolutionized dating.

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at 17:09 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Checking the cheques: Duffy trial wraps second week on where the money went

OTTAWA - Mike Duffy seemed a lot more interested in what the Internet thought of him than he was in the attitudes of the people he represented in the Senate, court heard Friday as the second week of the suspended senator's trial came to a close.

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at 17:07 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Four face more than 100 charges in Toronto shooting that sent five to hospital

TORONTO - Four men have been charged with attempted murder and dozens of gun-related offences in a brazen shooting in northwest Toronto that sent five people to hospital and shocked many in the residential neighbourhood.

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at 17:05 on April 17, 2015, EDT.

Canada's greenhouse gas emissions continue slow climb: Report

OTTAWA - The latest emissions inventory from Environment Canada shows the country's overall greenhouse gas output climbed 1.5 per cent between 2012 and 2013, continuing a slow, but steady, upward trend since the global recession of 2009.

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