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Women's Habitat shelter celebrates kitchen and programming expansions | Aug 28 2016 | Doreen Nicoll | Women’s Habitat opened its doors in Etobicoke in 1978. Since then, this emergency shelter has been busy expanding the essential ways it helps women and children.
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Colten Boushie shooting in Saskatchewan fuels racist backlash | Aug 28 2016 | Dennis Gruending | The shooting in Saskatchewan of Colten Boushie, a young Cree man, has fuelled a racist backlash on social media.
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Aug 25 2016
All the Liberals had to do was construct legislation that complied with the Supreme Court ruling. But instead they bungled the file on assisted dying. Here's what happened.
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Aug 18 2016
Lauralyn Chow's new short story collection 'Paper Teeth' follows the lives of the Lees, a Canadian-Chinese family and their friends in Edmonton. Read this author Q&A now!
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The clitoris. Something so powerful and wonderful, yet largely misunderstood and ignored. Dive into female pleasure and sexuality with "Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality."

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What should the government do about the Phoenix pay system?

Ah, the Phoenix pay system. Where do we start? 

Maybe with the newly released information that it will probably cost more than $25 million to fix or that the Conservatives said it would save the federal treasury $70 million annually?

Or maybe that tens of thousands of people who have been improperly paid or that the government was forced to rehire hundreds of payroll department and call centre workers after all these complaints?

Suffice it to say, there's a lot going on with the Phoenix pay system. However, Marie Lemay, the deputy minister responsible for public services and procurement did say yesterday in reference to the system that "termination is the most complex."

What do you think the government should do?

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