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Gay deputy mayor plans to represent Vancouver in Sochi
Vancouver's openly gay deputy mayor is asking city council to endorse his plan to attend the 2014 Sochi Olympics, as a response to Russia's anti-gay laws. Tim Stevenson says he has spent his career fighting for human rights.
Census resister says she doesn't regret her decision
A 79-year-old woman on trial for refusing to fill out the 2011 mandatory census says she wouldn't change her decision. Janet Churnin says she has concerns about a U.S. arms maker's involvement in the census process.
Justin Trudeau questions timing of Canada Post news
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says the timing of Canada Post's announcements shows the Tories are trying to bury bad news during the holiday season. The mail service is phasing out home delivery and raising stamp prices.
Christmas trees lit for Lac-Megantic victims
Lac-Megantic, Quebec is remembering the 47 people killed after July's train derailment, with a Christmas tree lit for each victim. A 48th tree acts as a tribute to a firefighter who responded to the disaster and recently died.
Canada stands with people of Ukraine: PM
Political unrest in Ukraine has the prime minister urging the eastern European nation to respect the rights of its citizens. Stephen Harper says he will be monitoring developments between officials and anti-government protesters.
PM announces new scholarships to honour Mandela
Canada will honour Nelson Mandela's memory with new scholarships for African and Canadian students. The prime minister made the announcement after paying his final respects to Mandela, whose body is lying in state in Pretoria.
Alice Munro delighted to receive Nobel Prize
Alice Munro's daughter accepted the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature on behalf of the Canadian author at a ceremony in Stockholm. Munro says she is still in a daze from being awarded the prize.
Idle No More protesters back on Parliament Hill
Idle No More demonstrators returned to Parliament Hill Tuesday, to protest a federal plan to reform First Nations education. The protest takes place around the first anniversary of the birth of the indigenous rights movement.
Petition to decriminalize pot comes up short
A group trying to get the decriminalization of marijuana in B.C. delivered a petition containing over 200,000 signatures to Elections BC. While the bid fell 100,000 signatures short, pot activist Dana Larsen is vowing to try again.
G20 assault victim satisfied with cop's jail sentence
A G20 protester says he is happy Const. Babak Andalib-Goortani has been sentenced to 45 days behind bars. The Toronto police officer was convicted of assault with a weapon during the arrest of Adam Nobody in June 2010.
Canada makes territorial claim for the North Pole
John Baird says Canada has submitted an application to the UN in an effort to extend its Arctic territorial claims all the way to the North Pole. But the foreign affairs minister admits the area hasn't been fully mapped yet.
NDP MP reacts to 'condescending' letter from senator
NDP MP Charmaine Borg says a senator wouldn't have attacked her in a letter if she was an "old white man." In a note sent to all MPs, Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais suggests Borg is whiny and ignorant after she called for Senate abolition.
Stephen Harper departs for Mandela memorial service
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is leading a delegation to South Africa to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Former Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean says she's "proud" of the group that crosses political lines.
Reaching out to Nova Scotia's homeless
Nova Scotia is facing increasing concerns about its homeless population in both urban and rural areas. Street outreach worker EJ Davis says it's crucial to build relationships slowly to gain the trust of those on the street.
Gary Doer compares Nelson Mandela to Gandhi
Canada's ambassador to the U.S. says what Nelson Mandela has done for global democracy is in a class with Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Gary Doer says the world owes Mandela a debt of gratitude.
Montreal marks Polytechnique murders anniversary
Friday marks the 24th anniversary of the murder of 14 women at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique engineering school. Advocates say more needs to be done to stem violence against women in Canada.
Nelson Mandela 'helped unite Canada': Paul Dewar
NDP MP Paul Dewar says Nelson Mandela inspired former prime minister Brian Mulroney to stand up against apartheid, a moment he says helped define Canada. Dewar says Mandela's lesson of reconciliation can be applied to Canada.