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Navy identifies Esquimalt, B.C.-based sailor who died in Tanzanian hospital

VANCOUVER - The Canadian sailor who died in a Tanzanian hospital while on his way home for scheduled leave has been identified.

Exported MERS cases 'very likely,' WHO warns; Canada on the lookout, PHAC says

TORONTO - Countries should be on the lookout for cases of MERS in people returning from Middle Eastern countries affected by the virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday in an updated risk assessment of the new coronavirus.

Kenney acts amid temporary foreign workers scandal

OTTAWA - Amid a roar of criticism, Employment Minister Jason Kenney took action Thursday against the government's scandal-ridden temporary foreign worker program by banning restaurants from accessing it.

New police chief in Estevan, Sask., knows father of murder victim

ESTEVAN, Sask. - The new police chief in Estevan, Sask., says he used to work alongside the father of a young woman whose slaying his department is now investigating.

Kenney imposes partial moratorium on temporary foreign workers program

OTTAWA - Employment Minister Jason Kenney is suspending the food services sector's access to the controversial Temporary Foreign Workers Program in the face of widespread criticism.

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Kenney addresses temporary foreign workers controversy

OTTAWA - Employment Minister Jason Kenney is suspending the food services industry's access to the controversial Temporary Foreign Workers Program.

Judge rejects banning witness ID after death threats in mass murder trial

VANCOUVER - Revelations of several death threats, including a $500,000 bounty on the life of a former British Columbia gang kingpin, failed to persuade a judge to grant the man extra protections before he resumed testimony against alleged ex-associates.

Couillard promises to work with Ottawa but also to defend Quebec's interests

QUEBEC - Quebec's new Liberal premier promised Thursday to work closely with other provinces and the federal government while at the same time defending his own province's interests.

Military rocked by allegations of sexual assault in published report

OTTAWA - The country's top military commander has ordered an internal review of programs and policies to combat sexual violence following a published report that says assaults in the Canadian Forces have reached epidemic levels.

Canadians can bank on low interest rate environment for years to come: Poloz

SASKATOON - Canadians can expect to enjoy relatively cheap borrowing costs for some time to come - even after the economy returns to full capacity and the Bank of Canada starts hiking interest rates, bank governor Stephen Poloz said Thursday.

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