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Michelle McQuigge

Tories extend deadline to sign up to vote

TORONTO—Ontario's Progressive Conservative party, fending off criticisms about the system put in place to help select its new leader, has given members more time both to register for the right to vote and actually cast their ballots.

A senior party source confirmed Saturday the organization has extended the voting deadline, pushing it back from March 8 to noon on March 9.

Canada hard to define, easy to celebrate: poll

TORONTO—What defines Canada? A new survey suggests the answers are as diverse as the country itself.

The poll, commissioned by Historica Canada and conducted by Ipsos, asked a number of questions about various aspects of Canadiana ranging from inquiries about the preferred Canadian dinner companion to most effective single word to describe the country.