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Toronto looking at rebranding homeless services as part of shelter overhaul plan

Toronto looking at rebranding homeless services as part of shelter overhaul plan

TORONTO — Canada's most populous city is considering changing the language used to describe services for the homeless as part of a broader overhaul of its shelter system.
Services provided, but outcomes not tracked for Syrians: auditor general

Services provided, but outcomes not tracked for Syrians: auditor general

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is struggling to track the impact of its historic effort to resettle upwards of 40,000 Syrian refugees, the federal auditor general concluded Tuesday in his fall report.

Quebec fur farmer pleads guilty in animal cruelty case dating back to 2014

MONTREAL — A Quebec fur farmer will face strict controls if he plans to continue in the business after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges last week.
Former Ottawa QB says he's happy to pass the Grey Cup torch from the stands

Former Ottawa QB says he's happy to pass the Grey Cup torch from the stands

OTTAWA — Henry Burris says he's "itching" for this year's Grey Cup championship game on home turf — even if he won't be among the players battling for championship rings.
Manitoba premier opens up about getting lost, injured in New Mexico desert

Manitoba premier opens up about getting lost, injured in New Mexico desert

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister choked up Tuesday as he recounted a harrowing night in the New Mexico desert that left him lost, wandering and with a broken arm. "I am so happy to be alive.

Quebec judge refuses cop's request to dismiss charge in death of 5-year-old boy

LONGUEUIL, Que. — A Quebec provincial police officer will have to stand trial in the death of a five-year-old boy.
Parents of boy in meningitis death planning high court challenge of conviction

Parents of boy in meningitis death planning high court challenge of conviction

CALGARY — A father convicted in the meningitis death of his toddler says he and his wife will stay out on bail while they take their appeal to Canada's top court.
Four Grenada cops charged with manslaughter in beating death of Toronto man

Four Grenada cops charged with manslaughter in beating death of Toronto man

TORONTO — Four Grenadian police officers face what prosecutors call unprecedented criminal charges in the beating death of a visitor from Canada during the Christmas holidays six years ago, a case that sparked widespread anger and grief on the Caribb
Man who sought refuge in B.C. church loses another attempt to clear his name

Man who sought refuge in B.C. church loses another attempt to clear his name

VANCOUVER — A Federal Court judge in Vancouver has dismissed another application from an El Salvadoran refugee who says his name has been tarnished by the Canadian government over allegations of past links to terrorism.
Cost to fix Phoenix pay system to surpass $540 million, auditor general says

Cost to fix Phoenix pay system to surpass $540 million, auditor general says

OTTAWA — The federal government's chronic salary struggles will take more time and more dollars than the three years and $540 million projected to fix the snafu-stricken Phoenix public service pay system, the auditor general warned Tuesday — an escal