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Justice Minister Peter MacKay rises during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Peter MacKay leaving the Conservative party and politics

The 49-year-old Nova Scotia lawyer has been in federal politics for 18 years saying he wants to spend time with his young and growing family

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Migrants and their Canadian spouses caught up in the sponsorship backlog protested recently in front of Immigration Minister Chris Alexander's constituency office in Ajax.

Immigration Canada snafus causing ‘a lot of misery’

Newcomers to Canada are paying the price for bureaucratic bungles, including a new visa with an old expiry date and documents lost in the...

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Jimmy Velgakis

Former Toronto city worker Jimmy Velgakis holds vigil outside Queen's Park, where he's holding a hunger strike to make his case for workers compensation

Injured worker on hunger strike for compensation hearing

After 18 days with only water and broth to drink, Jimmy Velgakis says he just wants a chance to tell his side of the story

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Peacock

High Park Zoo peacock that's on the loose is spotted in the Parkdale area, flying from house to house on May 29, 2015. Toronto Animal Services was called to the scene but when the peacock landed 60 feet high on a large tree they stopped the rescue.

Was High Park Zoo peacock looking for love?

Nobody puts peacock in a corner. At least that’s what one feathery fugitive who escaped from the High Park Zoo might have thought when he...

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Sarah Blackwood with Giorgio

Sarah Blackwood pictured with her 23-month old son, Giorgio. SkyWest Airlines insist they made the right decision to remove the duo from a flight to Vancouver.

Airline refuses to apologise for removing Sarah Blackwood and son from flight

SkyWest defended their decision to remove the Juno award nominated singer and her son from a flight, arguing it was acting ‘out of concern...

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Toni Grann

Toni Grann is one of the lead plaintiffs in a proposed class action lawsuit against the Ontario government on behalf of thousands of abused and neglected crown wards.

Crown wards overcome roadblock in landmark lawsuit

Proposed class-action suit clears the first hurdle in making a claim that Ontario failed to protect the legal rights of abused children

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Pamela Minocha

Pamela Minocha, 33, died in a Toronto hospital after an allergic reaction to dental medication. Her family says they still don't know what happened because of a sweeping health secrecy act called the Quality of Care Information Protection Act.

Hospitals still use flawed secrecy law to review medical errors

As the government drags its heels over amending the health secrecy act, hundreds of critical care incidents are still being investigated...

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Justice Minister Peter MacKay appears at Commons committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 27, 2015. Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay will announce later today that he is leaving federal politics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

6 key moments in Peter MacKay’s career

The artsy Nova Scotian tasted political success and his share of hot water. He filled his dad’s big shoes and quickly made a name for...

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