Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National News as of 2:15 P.M. ET March 9: National News as of 2:15 P.M. ET March 9

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National News as of 2:15 P.M. ET March 9: National News as of 2:15 P.M. ET March 9

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March 9, 2012

2:15 p.m. ET

NATIONAL NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the top National News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.

PM: public didn't want Air Canada shutdown

Air-Canada-Labour

TORONTO -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper says it was necessary for his government to get involved with Air Canada's labour disputes because it's a special case. Speaking at an event in Toronto, Harper said a shutdown at the country's largest airline would have a significant impact on travellers, the country's transportation system and potentially the economy.

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Unemployment rate dips to 7.4% in February

Jobs

OTTAWA -- Canadians once again struggled to find work in February as jobs creation fell short of expectations with 2,800 positions lost in the month, continuing a trend of disappointing numbers since the summer.The unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 per cent as more people stopped looking for jobs, according to Statistics Canada. PHOTO. Moves Business and National. Will be updated to include comments from Prime Minister Harper.

See also:

Labour-Productivity. Moves Business and National.

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Body found of Toronto teen missing since 2009

Missing-Girl

TORONTO -- The disappearance of a Toronto teen that baffled police came to a grim resolution Friday with the revelation that Mariam Makhniashvili was killed in an apparent fall from a highway overpass.Mariam was 17 when she was last seen 2 1/2 years ago outside her Toronto high school. A body found Feb. 28 in a wooded area below Highway 401 in the city's north end was confirmed Friday to be Mariam's. PHOTO.

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Former premier's son granted day parole

CRIME-Tobin

OTTAWA -- The son of former Newfoundland premier Brian Tobin has been granted day parole after serving six months in jail for a drunk-driving stunt that killed his friend.Lawyer Norm Boxall says the application for day parole for Jack Tobin was heard and granted today.

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Manning wants ethic upgrade after robocalls

Conservative-Conference

OTTAWA -- The patriarch of the modern-day conservative movement in Canada is calling for beefed-up ethical training for campaign workers in the wake of the robocall scandal. …

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