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Nelson Hart's mother told CBC News she still believes he's innocent. CBC
'Mr. Big' stings get stricter rules from Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a lower court ruling that ordered a new trial for a Newfoundland murder suspect. The justices ruled that so-called Mr. Big stings like the one that convicted Nelson Hart can be used but also pose major problems.

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  • Nelson Hart's mother told CBC News she still believes he's innocent. CBC'Mr. Big' stings get stricter rules from Supreme Court
    cbc.ca - 2014-07-31 9:58 AM

    The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a lower court ruling that ordered a new trial for a Newfoundland murder suspect. The justices ruled that so-called Mr. Big stings like the one that convicted Nelson Hart can be used but also pose major problems.

  • Factory employees work on Ford Crown Victoria vehicles last week at the assembly plant in St. Thomas, Ont., before the facility shuts down for good Thursday. Dave Chidley Canadian PressCanada's GDP expands at 2.3% pace in May
    cbc.ca - 2014-07-31 9:11 AM

    Canada's economy expanded by 0.4 per cent in May, a sharp improvement from 0.1 per cent the month before.

  • “We have a remarkable situation where the coasts are getting the southern warm air — the Bermuda high — while the central part of the country is getting the arctic air,” says Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips. “St. John’s, N.L., has had more days above 25 C than Toronto or Ottawa, where they may see a record of 20 C this July.” Mark Blinch ReutersSummer anomaly brings chilly days to residents between sweltering coasts
    cbc.ca - 2014-07-31 5:00 AM

    Scorching temperatures are setting records this week as heat waves roll over Canada’s East and West, while residents in Central Canada who are experiencing a particularly chilly summer are left longing for a few sweltering days.

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  • High court narrows scope of stingsHigh court narrows scope of stings
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-31 7:56 AM

    OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that confessions extracted through so-called Mr. Big police sting operations must be regulated more carefully in order to be admissible in court.

  • IMF calls for a tax shift to carbonIMF calls for a tax shift to carbon
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-31 7:31 AM

    OTTAWA - The International Monetary Fund says Canada and other countries can improve their economies and environment by hiking energy taxes — while cutting them on people and capital.

  • Industrial GDP rises for 5th straight monthIndustrial GDP rises for 5th straight month
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-07-31 6:10 AM

    OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the country's economic output increased in May by 0.4 per cent.

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  • Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash siteInvestigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine - As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.

  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deathsW. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    DAKAR, Senegal - The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.

  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnelsIsrael vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory.

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