Steven Fletcher

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Ontario MPPs deck the halls of power with Christmas cards

It's a lovely pink card depicting a Christmas tree, cookies, and milk that was drawn by three of his grandchildren, Paisley, Arwen, and Fletcher. Progressive...

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Friday Fun: Drivers distracted by prayer and Pokemon, and Canada tops the list for something awful

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For Britain's Cameron, a gamble too far

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For Britain's Cameron, a gamble too far

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Carter ends Afghanistan visit

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Fletcher says legislature not fit for wheelchair

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Health Officials in Md. Try Accommodating Heroin Addicts Instead of Punishing Them

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Missing Mountie

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Health officials try accommodating rather than punishing heroin addicts

Paramedics often revive the same people repeatedly, according to Mark Fletcher, deputy director of the city's Emergency Medical Services. They will hand out a card...

Full Queen's Birthday Honours List, 2016

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