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Joan Crockatt, the Tory candidate for the upcoming Calgary-Centre byelection, waves to drivers beside Richmond Rd SW in Calgary, Alta. on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Edward Dawson/Calgary Sun

2015 federal election may have been influenced

Foreign money funnelled towards Canadian political advocacy groups affected the outcome of the 2015 federal election, according to a document filed last week with Elections Canada and obtained in part by the Herald.

Lou Reed performs at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago on Aug. 9, 2009. (John Smierciak/AP Photo/Files)

Political correctness downright scary now

You never know what's going to be deemed off limits by the social justice brigade next. Slut-shaming, victim blaming, cisgender patriarchy ... you could make a whole Billy Joel song from just sounding off all of the fictitious neuroses that are already a big no-no.

Brandon Maurice, shooting victim from 2015

Inquest of Outaouais youth shot by police

Quebec’s chief coroner has ordered an inquest into the death of a teen who was shot and killed by a provincial police officer in 2015 after a chase in Messines near Maniwaki.The order by Chief Coroner Catherine Rudel-Tessier was announced Friday.Brandon Maurice, 17, was shot on Nov. 16, 2015 after a pursuit involving a Sûreté du Québec officer.

A screen grab from the CBC's Coach's Corner

Cherry laments bear shooting

Dressed in a black jacket on Coach’s Corner, Don Cherry was grieving for a bear recently shot and killed by police in a Toronto neighbourhood.

Paige Spencer, who suffers from chronic Lyme disease, poses holding her daily dosage of prescription medications she has to ingest. In the foreground are the empty drug containers containing medicine she has had to take to control her symptoms. (STAN BEHAL/TORONTO SUN)

Lyme disease action plan sought

Wracked in pain, Lyme disease warrior Paige Spencer spoke to me from her sick bed Saturday where she’s been mostly confined since last September.

Gatineau emergency workers helped the people of Rue Saint-Louis area in Gatineau Friday May 5, 2017. (Tony Caldwell, Postmedia)

Soldiers en route to Gatineau

The City of Gatineau has prepared a list of requests for Canadian Armed Forces assistance in dealing with the continued flooding crisis in the region.“Our list of requests for armed forces assistance is ready,” Mayor Maxime Pednaud-Jobin wrote on his Facebook page Saturday morning.The mayor said municipal officials will meet Saturday morning

Soldiers from Latvia, Canada, the United States Army and Marine Corps, Italy, Slovakia, Germany and Lithuania participate in a Rehearsal of Concept before the Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) portion of Exercise SUMMER SHIELD which took place in Adazi, Latvia, from 17-30 April, 2017. Photo: Captain Dan Mazurek, eFP Battlegroup Public Affairs Officer

"Sometimes we underestimate solidarity"

Canada’s troops will live out of tents during the first few months of their June deployment in Latvia as the host nation feverishly prepares to accommodate a 1,200-soldier battle group aimed at deterring Russian aggression in the Baltics.

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Sask. man helped live stream child porn

A Saskatoon man has pleaded guilty to 40 child pornography charges related to live streaming the sexual abuse of children in Romania and the Philippines, and then sharing the images with others.

Conservative Party leadership candidate Maxime Bernier (left) shakes hands with Kevin O'Leary at a news conference in Toronto, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, after it was announced that O'Leary had quit the leadership race and thrown his support behind Bernier. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

O'Leary throws support to Bernier

Kevin O’Leary, who rattled Conservative cages three months ago when he joined the party’s leadership race, did it again Wednesday by quitting a contest observers believe he had every chance of winning.