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Family of Syrian refugees reunited in Toronto

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http://www.thestar.com — Hagop Karageozian rarely cries, but when he hugged his daughter outside the Armenian Community Centre of Toronto on Friday, the tears flowed freely.It had been six months since the pair had separated in Lebanon, where they had fled from Syria — a country under the siege of bombs. “I hadn’t seen him in so long. He was missing me very much,” said Maria Karageozian, Hagop Read More
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Winnipeg mayor invites Donald Trump to city

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http://www.thestar.com — WINNIPEG—Petitions are circulating in some countries to ban Donald Trump.Some mayors in the United States are joking about banning him themselves.But Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman is ready to welcome the controversial Republican presidential hopeful.Bowman released a letter to Trump on Thursday — International Human Rights Day — that urges him to visit the Manitoba capital and Read More
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Grieving families of premature babies to receive increased emotional support

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http://www.thestar.com — Michelle La Fontaine arrived at Queen’s Park this week with a crystal bracelet and a plan to talk openly about an intimate, taboo subject.The bracelet is made mostly of pink and blue crystals — one for each of her twins who were born 19 weeks premature 10 years ago. The first one, Joseph, was stillborn. Elora lived for six minutes before she died in La Fontaine’s and her husb Read More
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Lawyer disbarred for Roma ripoff

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http://www.thestar.com — Mississauga lawyer Erzsebet (Elizabeth) Jaszi has been disbarred by the Law Society of Upper Canada, after the regulator found she failed to help her Roma clients with their refugee claims and billed Legal Aid for services she did not provide.She has also been ordered to pay $50,000 in costs.“Ms. Jaszi’s misconduct is extremely serious,” lawyer Barbara Murchie wrote in a Dec. Read More
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Deadline extended, protests planned as Paris climate talks get down to the wire

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http://www.thestar.com — PARIS—A deadline to reach a global climate agreement today has now been punted to Saturday as negotiators from more than 190 countries work through remaining “red line” issues and climate activists prepare to violate a government ban on public protests.“I will be able to present a new text to parties tomorrow at 9 a.m.,” said Laurent Fabius, the sleep-deprived c Read More
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Ontario to toughen rules for vaccine exemptions

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http://www.thestar.com — Ontario is looking to strengthen the requirements for parents who want to exempt school children from vaccines for non-medical reasons.Health Minister Eric Hoskins says the proposed new strategy, called Immunization 2020, will strengthen the publicly funded immunization program by requiring parents who want a non-medical exemption for their kids to attend an education session.Parents would have t Read More
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I'll keep pushing my ideas, Duffy tells expenses trial

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http://www.thestar.com — OTTAWA — Sen. Mike Duffy declared from the witness stand Friday he intends to return to the senate and bring to the new Liberal government the ideas he worked on as a Conservative senator for PEI.Duffy’s suspension has ended and he is back on the senate payroll as are Pam Wallin and Patrick Brazeau. He made the bold statement — in apparent defiance of any prospect that he cou Read More
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Ottawa clears CBC of labour code violations in Ghomeshi firing

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http://www.thestar.com — OTTAWA — Newly released documents show the federal government concluded the CBC didn’t break any labour laws months before a critical report detailed how the broadcaster failed to address troubling behaviour by former radio host Jian Ghomeshi.Federal labour investigators quietly reviewed the CBC for possible labour code violations in November 2014, about one month after the CBC part Read More
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