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Montreal-area city limits erotic businesses in effort to fight sexual exploitation

MONTREAL — In an effort to tackle sexual exploitation, Quebec's third-largest city adopted a bylaw this week limiting all new, sex-related businesses to one industrial zone.
Thursday will be Day 8 of Lac-Megantic jury deliberations

Thursday will be Day 8 of Lac-Megantic jury deliberations

SHERBROOKE, Que. — Jurors in the Lac-Megantic criminal negligence trial have completed Day 7 of their deliberations without reaching a verdict.
Canadian TV anchor Ashleigh Banfield on the reaction to her  Aziz Ansari rant

Canadian TV anchor Ashleigh Banfield on the reaction to her Aziz Ansari rant

Canadian TV news anchor Ashleigh Banfield says she felt compelled to publicly challenge the sexual assault accusations against comedian Aziz Ansari because the "injustice" risked harming the #metoo and Time's Up movements.
Donald Trump's election 'an enabling force' for hate, U.S. scholar says

Donald Trump's election 'an enabling force' for hate, U.S. scholar says

HALIFAX — Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter may have provided the combustion for the explosion of hateful views, but more online policing isn't the solution, says a leading scholar on the Holocaust and other crimes against humanity.
Liberals devote $20M to gender-based violence services in vulnerable communities

Liberals devote $20M to gender-based violence services in vulnerable communities

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is devoting $20 million to develop projects aimed at preventing gender-based violence in vulnerable communities that have a shortage of support for victims and their families.

Rules needed for candidates' withdrawal: Elections Nova Scotia report

HALIFAX — An Elections Nova Scotia report is recommending the government move to clear up voter confusion around the withdrawal of candidates after nominations close.
Bank of Canada hikes interest rate on strong economy, but underlines NAFTA risks

Bank of Canada hikes interest rate on strong economy, but underlines NAFTA risks

OTTAWA — The economy's impressive run has prompted another interest-rate hike from the Bank of Canada — but looking ahead it warned of the broadening negative impact of NAFTA's uncertain future.
Fans' frustration grows as Celine Dion cancels another two Vegas concerts

Fans' frustration grows as Celine Dion cancels another two Vegas concerts

LAS VEGAS — Celine Dion has pulled out of another two concerts in Las Vegas, making it five shows she's had to cancel this month due to illness.
Manitoba premier mum in debate over men's club where Tory MLA held fundraiser

Manitoba premier mum in debate over men's club where Tory MLA held fundraiser

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he won't weigh into a debate over a squash club that doesn't allow women to become members and where one of his backbenchers held a fundraiser. "I do respect it's a private organization.
Canada-US women's group created by Trudeau, Trump issues first proposals

Canada-US women's group created by Trudeau, Trump issues first proposals

WASHINGTON — A Canada-U.S. women-in-business group created by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S.