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at 22:30 on November 26, 2014, EST.

Tory MP retracts advice to wear recording devices to guard against harassment allegations

OTTAWA - A Conservative backbencher who issued a bizarre warning to colleagues against "consorting without protection" in the wake of Parliament Hill misconduct revelations retracted his statement late Wednesday.

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at 22:10 on November 26, 2014, EST.

New Brunswick government to ease access to abortion as of January

FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government is scrapping a section of a contentious regulation that restricted access to abortion for decades and set the province apart for its unique policies on the procedure.

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at 20:55 on November 26, 2014, EST.

'I wanted to destroy him,' man accused of murder at sea told police

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. - A Nova Scotia fisherman who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder told police he shot at and rammed the boat of another man after the victim cut his lobster traps, threatened to set his house on fire and taunted him for years, a jury heard Wednesday.

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at 17:54 on November 26, 2014, EST.

Advocates for sexual assault victims encouraged by Ghomeshi charges

TORONTO - The sexual assault charges filed against former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi offer tentative hope to those who fear their claims will be dismissed by an indifferent law enforcement system, victims' advocates said Wednesday.

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at 19:26 on November 26, 2014, EST.

Harper appoints Quebec Sen. Pierre Claude Nolin as new Speaker of the Senate

OTTAWA - Quebec Sen. Pierre Claude Nolin has been named the new Speaker of the Senate.

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at 20:04 on November 26, 2014, EST.

Director of humane society sticks up for Winnipeg zoo after seal death

WINNIPEG - The executive director of the Winnipeg Humane Society says it’s unrealistic to expect a zoo or any other agency giving care to animals to be perfect.

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