Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five Stories in the News Today, Feb. 4

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five Stories in the News Today, Feb. 4

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Five stories in the news today, Feb. 4

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Five stories in the news today, Feb. 4, from The Canadian Press:

NEW DEMOCRAT MPs ON THE HOOK FOR $2.75 MILLION

Dozens of New Democrat MPs, including Leader Tom Mulcair, have been ordered to pay back $2.75 million in salaries paid to aides who worked in satellite party offices. The multi-party Board of Internal Economy, which polices House of Commons spending, has sent bills to 68 current and former MPs, ordering them to pay back the money. The board ruled last August that the MPs inappropriately used their Commons budgets to pay for 28 employees in satellite party offices in Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto.

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CIVIL AVIATION GROUP PROPOSES MEASURES AFTER AIR DISASTERS IN 2014

Top officials of the International Civil Aviation Organization will have more to say today about the organization's high-level safety conference in Montreal this week. They have been examining ways to improve the global tracking of aircraft and the sharing of information on conflict zones. A Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared last March and still hasn't been found, while another Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in July while flying over eastern Ukraine. ICAO laid out a proposal Tuesday to improve the tracking of long-haul passenger flights by fall 2015. It also presented delegates at a conference in Montreal with a plan to exchange information about flying over conflict zones.

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WHO WILL STEP UP FOR CONSERVATIVES NOW THAT BAIRD IS DEPARTING?

John Baird, who has resigned as foreign affairs minister, was a prominent voice for Canada on the world stage and a valuable lieutenant for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. His departure leaves many wondering who can carry the ball amid upheaval abroad and an election on the horizon at home. The only one who seemed upbeat about the state of things was Baird himself. …

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