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at 11:17 on May 30, 2015, EDT.

Chris Hadfield to carry Pan Am Games torch through Toronto's downtown core

TORONTO - The Pan Am Games torch relay begins its 41-day journey through Ontario today, with torchbearer and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield helping to fan the flames of excitement ahead of the event.

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at 05:00 on May 30, 2015, EDT.

Main street Canada businesses say old property tax methods of cities not fair

HALIFAX - Matina Aucoin says she can't understand why she has to send $3,800 a year in property tax to her city government for a parking lot that requires no service.

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at 03:05 on May 30, 2015, EDT.

Another Friday draw and still no winner of the $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO - Another Friday draw has come and gone and there's still no winning ticket for the $50-million Lotto Max jackpot.

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at 23:02 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Muslim school which objected to girls on boys soccer team told to abide by rules

TORONTO - A Muslim high school in Ontario that complained about its boys' soccer team having to play against a team that included girls has been told it must abide by gender equity rules.

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at 21:39 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Food safety officials probe reports of insects in pre-packaged salads

OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is looking into reports of the presence of Iron Cross Blister beetles in imported leafy vegetables.

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at 20:17 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Motive key to deciding whether B.C. couple guilty of terrorism: judge

VANCOUVER - A judge is instructing a jury in the case of a husband and wife accused of plotting to bomb the British Columbia legislature that motive is key to deciding whether they are guilty of the terrorism allegations.

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at 20:16 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Controversial law that allows revocation of Canadian citizenship goes into effect

TORONTO - The federal government says it now has the power to revoke the citizenship of some Canadians convicted of terrorism, treason or espionage.

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at 19:13 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Sobbing diplomat mom vouches for son accused of murder at Miami bail hearing

MIAMI - A Canadian diplomat sobbed on the witness stand Friday as she said her 15-year-old son, who could be jailed for life if convicted of murder, is a child every parent would want.

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at 18:43 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Atlantic region bids farewell to last vestige of Progressive Conservative party

HALIFAX - Peter MacKay's decision to leave politics represents a serious blow for the Harper government and a final, symbolic farewell to the last vestige of the former Progressive Conservative party, pundits and critics in Atlantic Canada say.

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at 15:32 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Five of Peter MacKay's most prominent headline-making moments

OTTAWA - Five headline-making moments for Conservative MP and longtime cabinet minister Peter MacKay, who announced Friday he's leaving politics.

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at 17:41 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Justice Minister Peter MacKay is leaving federal politics - for now

OTTAWA - Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay bid an emotional farewell to political life Friday — for now.

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at 17:39 on May 29, 2015, EDT.

Zehaf Bibeau praises Allah in unedited version of pre-shooting video

OTTAWA - The previously secret portion of Parliament Hill shooter Michael Zehaf Bibeau's video manifesto shows the gunman praying in Arabic, urging Allah to praise his actions and those of the mujahedeen.

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