Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National News as of 2:45 P.M. ET Nov. 9

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National News as of 2:45 P.M. ET Nov. 9

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National News as of 2:45 p.m. ET Nov. 9

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Nov. 9, 2012

2:45 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.

NATIONAL NEWS

Canada becoming base for cyber-attackers, government fears

Cyber-attacks-Canada

OTTAWA -- Federal officials fear Canada is becoming a digital launching pad for -- not just a target of -- malicious cyber-activities, confidential Public Safety briefing notes reveal.

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Veterans minister halts privacy breach investigation by vets ombudsman

Veterans-Privacy

OTTAWA - An investigation by the country's veterans ombudsman into a privacy breach was quietly shut down last year on the instructions of the veterans minister, newly released documents reveal.

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Canada to lead G7 in growth next 50 years

OECD-Canada-Future

OTTAWA -- The 21st century many not exactly belong to Canada, but according to a major world economic body the country is going to do pretty well. In fact, the Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development sees Canada among the world's leading economic lights over the next 50 years. PHOTO.

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Atleo pitches plan to move beyond Indian Act

First-Nations-Governance

OTTAWA -- The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is laying out a concrete plan to move beyond the much-hated Indian Act. Shawn Atleo is proposing a series of steps that would see First Nations governed mainly by rights enshrined in the Constitution and sharing more fully in the proceeds of resource development.

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Mayor of Laval resigns

Embattled-Mayors-Que

LAVAL -- A mayor's 23-year reign running the city next to Montreal has drawn to a close. Embroiled in a provincewide corruption scandal, the mayor of Laval, Que., has announced his resignation. PHOTO.

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Filipino-Canadians watch PM's trip to Manila

Harper-Philippines

MANILA -- Filipino-Canadian groups will watch Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit here not necessarily for what he says about the Philippines, but for what he says about their growing community and its labour issues back in Canada.Harper arrived in Manila on Friday night following a six-day tour to India. It's the first visit by a Canadian prime minister in 15 years. PHOTO.

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Families skeptical over vets' care inspection

Remembrance-Sunnybook-Care

TORONTO -- Relatives concerned about the care their frail loved ones are receiving at Canada's largest veterans facility said Friday they were pleased Ottawa had sent in an inspector.At the same time, they said they were skeptical about the impact the move would have about care levels at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre.

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More Canadians plan to mark Remembrance Day

Remembrance-Day-Poll

TORONTO -- Canadians have never shied away from honouring Remembrance Day, but a new poll suggests there's growing interest in paying tribute to fallen soldiers. …

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