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Angus cranks up heat on Singh for lack of seat in the House of Commons

Angus cranks up heat on Singh for lack of seat in the House of Commons

OTTAWA — NDP leadership candidate Charlie Angus marked Monday's return of Parliament by stressing the importance of his party's next leader having immediate access to the House of Commons — a pointed jab at fellow hopeful Jagmeet Singh.

Judge decries 'mob mentality:' Suspended sentence for woman who faked cancer

CALGARY — A judge who on Monday spared a woman jail time for pretending to have cancer and claiming to be a wildfire evacuee was highly critical of the general public's "mob mentality" toward her.

Quebec man connected with Amber Alert case charged in slaying of child's mom

MONTREAL — A 41-year-old man who was the subject of an Amber Alert involving his six-year-old boy was charged on Monday in the slaying of the child's mother. The single charge of second-degree murder was filed at the courthouse in Saint-Jerome, Que.

Hurricane Jose could bring wind, rain and rough surf to Nova Scotia: forecasters

HALIFAX — Hurricane Jose's slow crawl northwards means Nova Scotia will be shrouded with cloudy skies this week as rough surf pounds the Atlantic coast.

Ottawa should pay for added Energy East pipeline regulatory costs: N.B. premier

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's premier says if Ottawa wants to change the rules of the regulatory process for the Energy East pipeline, it should pay the added costs.

Ontario plans stiff new laws, beefed up penalties for drug-impaired drivers

TORONTO — Ontario plans to introduce tough new penalties for drug-impaired drivers ahead of the legalization of recreational marijuana next July.

Food bank visits in Toronto back to recession-era levels: report

TORONTO — Food bank visits in Canada's most populous city are back up to levels seen after the last recession hit the country, with a spike in the number of seniors accessing their services in the last year, according to a report released Monday.

Canada's Landmark Cinemas chain sold to Belgian firm for $123 million

CALGARY — Canada's second-largest chain of movie theatres is being sold to a Belgian firm for about $123 million.

Bank of Canada deputy governor says exports and business investment broadening

SASKATOON — A senior Bank of Canada official said Monday the central bank is seeing encouraging signs that exports and business investment are broadening and strengthening.

'Mr. Big' 1st-degree murder conviction upheld for man who mutilated woman

TORONTO — The first-degree murder conviction handed to a man who beat, strangled and mutilated a young woman before dumping her near-naked body on a trail 11 years ago was upheld Monday.