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at 08:46 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Retail sales up 0.5 per cent to $41 billion in February: StatsCan

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.5 per cent to $41.0 billion in February.

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at 08:36 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Memorial set for last of victims of mass stabbing in Calgary last week

CALGARY - A service will be held today for the last of the five victims of last week's mass murder in Calgary.

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at 19:18 on April 22, 2014, EDT.

Afghan commemoration cloaked in secrecy with two weeks left to go

OTTAWA - A Royal Proclamation, a moment of silence in schools, and the heavy beating of helicopter rotors over Parliament Hill are slated for May 9, but the Harper's government attempt to turn commemoration of the Afghan mission into a national event is facing delays, confusion and the sting of politics.

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at 21:43 on April 22, 2014, EDT.

Replace temporary foreign workers program with immigration, incentives: critics

OTTAWA - How to solve a problem like the federal government's scandal-plagued temporary foreign workers program?

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at 18:51 on April 22, 2014, EDT.

Stalling Keystone will hurt U.S. energy security, Canadian economy: Oliver

HALIFAX - The U.S. government's decision to stall the Keystone XL pipeline project will harm American energy security and the economies of both the U.S. and Canada, says the federal finance minister.

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at 18:50 on April 22, 2014, EDT.

Ottawa ponders lifting threatened species status for Pacific humpback

VANCOUVER - In the midst of the heated debate over oil tankers off the coast of British Columbia, the federal environment minister has proposed improving the status of North Pacific humpback whales from threatened to "special concern."

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