Man who tried to kill Edmonton police officer, pedestrians sentenced to 28 years

Man who tried to kill Edmonton police officer, pedestrians sentenced to 28 years

A man convicted of attacking an Edmonton police officer and then running down four pedestrians with a U-Haul van has been sentenced to a total of 28 years in prison. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, who is 32, was handed 18 years for striking Const. Mike Ch...
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Legault asks Trudeau to back off on Bill 21, calls on Bloc Quebecois to support free trade deal

Legault asks Trudeau to back off on Bill 21, calls on Bloc Quebecois to support free trade deal

Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting Friday to stay out of the contentious debate over the province's secularism law. Legault said the law prohibiting some public-sector employees from wearin...
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New rules on air-passengers' rights set to land

New rules on air-passengers' rights set to land

New polling results suggest many people don't know about the Liberal government's new regime outlining air passengers' rights. The poll found that just over half of respondents said they hadn't heard or read anything about the rules aiming to prot...
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Argos introduce head coach Ryan Dinwiddie

Argos introduce head coach Ryan Dinwiddie

Ryan Dinwiddie was formally introduced as head coach of the Toronto Argonauts on Friday at BMO Field. He replaces Corey Chamblin, who was let go after the Argonauts missed the CFL playoffs with a 4-14 record. A former quarterback, Dinwiddie played...
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Garneau announces new set of airline rules and air passenger rights

Garneau announces new set of airline rules and air passenger rights

Transport Minister Marc Garneau and the head of the Canadian Transportation Agency, Scott Streiner, talk about the new air passenger rights rules set to land. The first set of rules arrived in mid-July and the last set of rules will require airlin...
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Garneau gives update on Transport Canada clearance for Santa's sled

Garneau gives update on Transport Canada clearance for Santa's sled

Transport Minister Marc Garneau gives an update to the nation's children about the work underway to approve Santa for delivering presents on Christmas Eve. Without going into too much detail, Garneau says Transport Canada has done the necessary te...
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Justice Minister Lametti looking ahead to larger reforms on doctor-assisted death

Justice Minister Lametti looking ahead to larger reforms on doctor-assisted death

Justice Minister David Lametti is being asked to move quickly to respond to a recent court ruling on doctor-assisted death, but he suggested the Liberal government is open to reforming the existing law in an even bigger way than the judge had orde...
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Singh asks Liberals about environmental charges against Volkswagen

Singh asks Liberals about environmental charges against Volkswagen

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh asks about meetings the Liberals had with Volkswagen before the company was charged under Canada’s environmental laws. The company was charged with 60 violations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act for using so...
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Conservatives continue to push economic woes in question period

Conservatives continue to push economic woes in question period

Deputy Conservative leader Leona Alleslev asks the Liberals about how the government plans to help the tens of thousands of workers out of a job this holiday season. Associate Finance Minister Mona Fortier says Canada’s economy is moving along wel...
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Wildlife advocates thrilled with success of overpasses in Banff National Park

Wildlife advocates thrilled with success of overpasses in Banff National Park

Wildlife advocates say the use of overpasses and underpasses in Banff National Park over the past 20 years has been a huge success. There are still about 60 wildlife fatalities in the region according to the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initi...
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Man, woman found guilty in Calgary quadruple killing case

Man, woman found guilty in Calgary quadruple killing case

Tewodros Kebede and Yu Chieh Liao have been found guilty in a 2017 Calgary quadruple killing case that stemmed from a kidnap-for-ransom plot. Cynthia Hunter, an aunt of two of the victims, Glynnis Fox and Tiffany Ear, says she is still struggling ...
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Poloz says global growth to remain slow, low global interest rates likely

Poloz says global growth to remain slow, low global interest rates likely

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said Thursday the global economy appears set for continued slow growth, for mostly structural reasons, and that means low global interest rates are likely to persist too. Speaking to the Empire Club in Toronto...
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MPs, Senators react to Scheer's resignation as Conservative Leader

MPs, Senators react to Scheer's resignation as Conservative Leader

After rejecting calls for his resignation from within his party for weeks, federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced Thursday that he will step down as soon as his party chooses a successor. Conservative MPs and senators had mixed reacti...
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Salmonella outbreak in six provinces linked to snakes and rodents

Salmonella outbreak in six provinces linked to snakes and rodents

A salmonella outbreak in six Canadian provinces has been linked to contact with pet snakes and rodents. A notice issued this week counts 92 cases of illness reported between April 2017 and October 2019. The Public Health Agency of Canada says expo...
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Scheer announces resignation as Conservative leader

Scheer announces resignation as Conservative leader

Andrew Scheer stood in the House of Commons Thursday to announce he is stepping down as Conservative leader. Scheer says he will support whoever is chosen as his successor and promises that person will have the backing of Conservative MPs. Scheer ...
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Gerry Dee on his dream role on 'Family Feud Canada'

Gerry Dee on his dream role on 'Family Feud Canada'

Gerry Dee says he has “pinch-me moments” these days on the set of CBC’s “Family Feud Canada.” The standup comedy star of TV’s “Mr. D” fame used to watch the original “Family Feud” as a kid and now can’t believe he’s hosting the Canadian version
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Investigators at Gabriola Island crash scene

Investigators at Gabriola Island crash scene

Investigators were at the scene of a deadly airplane crash on Vancouver Island looking for answers. Investigators would only say there were multiple deaths and no survivors.
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Investigators at Gabriola Island crash scene

Investigators at Gabriola Island crash scene

Investigators were at the scene of a deadly airplane crash on Vancouver Island looking for answers. Investigators would only say there were multiple deaths and no survivors.
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Demonstrators sing protest carols as Alberta opens its energy war room

Demonstrators sing protest carols as Alberta opens its energy war room

The Alberta government has launched the Canadian Energy Centre, a war room meant to challenge oil and gas industry critics. Outside the announcement, protesters sang about climate change to the tune of Christmas carols.
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Partisan shouts drown out Trudeau over USMCA questions

Partisan shouts drown out Trudeau over USMCA questions

Speaker Anthony Rota has to intervene in question period as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces pointed questions from Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O’Toole about the effects the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will have on Canada...
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Economic worries drive Conservative call for fiscal update from Liberals

Economic worries drive Conservative call for fiscal update from Liberals

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer cites concerns about the economic headwinds facing the country as part of a request to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the government release a fiscal update before the end of the week. Trudeau says the Liberal...
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Scheer, Trudeau spar over USMCA on cusp of approving trade pact

Scheer, Trudeau spar over USMCA on cusp of approving trade pact

The federal government faces questions in the House of Commons about the newly signed North American free trade deal. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer asks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about what the government acquiesced on to win American supp...
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Family of man detained in Egypt urges Champagne to help bring him home

Family of man detained in Egypt urges Champagne to help bring him home

Yasser Ahmed Albaz, a 51-year-old man from Oakville, Ont., has been in a Cairo prison since he was detained at the airport as he was about to come home from a business trip earlier this year. His family and supporters are urging Foreign Affairs Mi...
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Freeland says new NAFTA in Canada's best interest

Freeland says new NAFTA in Canada's best interest

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says she hopes Parliament will be able to ratify the new North American free trade pact as soon as possible. Opposition parties however are still waiting to see the full text of the modified agreement before...
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Farmers could fight climate change: report

Farmers could fight climate change: report

A national agriculture group says farming needs to change to help save the climate and the industry. The National Farmers Union says in a report that old-fashioned mixed farming needs to be combined with the latest information technology. It sugge...
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High school teachers picket during one-day strike in Toronto

High school teachers picket during one-day strike in Toronto

High school teachers at nine Ontario school boards walked off the job on Wednesday for a one-day strike as their union negotiates a new contract with the government. A similar job action closed all high schools — and many elementary schools — last...
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Bill to ratify new North American trade deal coming in short order: Trudeau

Bill to ratify new North American trade deal coming in short order: Trudeau

Justin Trudeau says he has given his personal assurance to the leaders of Mexico and the United States that his government will move quickly to approve the updated continental trade pact. The prime minister says his government is looking at the pa...
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Morneau says new NAFTA deal will bring trade stability

Morneau says new NAFTA deal will bring trade stability

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the new North American trade deal will bring stability as the government watches the economy for signs of trouble. The U.S., Mexico and Canada put the final touches on the renewed deal Tuesday to soothe concerns ...
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Pricey Christmas trees 10 years in the making

Pricey Christmas trees 10 years in the making

Consumers on the hunt for a Christmas tree are facing pricier options due to a shortage of trees that can be traced back to the 2008 financial crisis. The Great Recession put thousands of American Christmas tree farmers out of business, resulting ...
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Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year. The 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist is the youngest person to receive the title. Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal revealed the news Wednesday. Time selects their w...
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Alberta Premier says next few weeks crucial in provincial-federal relations

Alberta Premier says next few weeks crucial in provincial-federal relations

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney spent nearly an hour with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, attempting to secure change in several areas key to the Alberta economy. He says the next few weeks will be crucial when it comes to whether the federal governme...
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First commercial e-plane lands test flight in B.C.

First commercial e-plane lands test flight in B.C.

British Columbia seaplane company Harbour Air lands the first test flight for a commercial electric plane. CEO Greg McDougall spoke to media and guests in the hangar after the flight, alongside Roei Ganzarski, CEO of Seattle-based engineering firm...
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Halifax agrees to contribute $20M toward construction of stadium for CFL team

Halifax agrees to contribute $20M toward construction of stadium for CFL team

Halifax council voted to move ahead with a stadium project by a business group hoping to land a CFL franchise for the East Coast city. Council voted 10 to 7 to accept a staff recommendation of a one-time $20-million contribution toward constructio...
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'Not engaging doesn't change anything,' Nova Scotia premier says of China

'Not engaging doesn't change anything,' Nova Scotia premier says of China

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he looks forward to continuing to build economic ties between his province and China, even though he opposes that country's ongoing detention of two Canadian citizens. Last week, Nova Scotia announced it wou...
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No deal ahead of one-day teachers strike as rhetoric ramps up

No deal ahead of one-day teachers strike as rhetoric ramps up

The president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation says there is almost no chance to avoid a one-day strike set for Wednesday. Harvey Bischof says Education Minister Stephen Lecce is ratcheting up rhetoric around the tense talks in...
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Opposition MPs take wait-and-see approach on new NAFTA

Opposition MPs take wait-and-see approach on new NAFTA

Opposition MPs from the Bloc Quebecois and NDP say they are waiting for the details before saying whether or not they'll support the new NAFTA. Canada joined the United States and Mexico on Tuesday as they formally agreed to changes to the new con...
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Singh looks for details on dental care

Singh looks for details on dental care

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh looked for details during question period on the Liberals’ throne speech pledge of a dental care plan, and whether the government will actually go ahead with it. Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the issue is worth explorin...
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Case of two Canadians held in China lands in question period on anniversary

Case of two Canadians held in China lands in question period on anniversary

The case of two Canadians detained in China for one year – Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig – took centre stage at the start of question period. Two Liberal ministers responded to questions from Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer about what the go...
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Andreescu weighs in on 2019 season

Andreescu weighs in on 2019 season

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu says she's proud of her accomplishments in a breakout 2019 season that saw her win three WTA Tour titles - including the US Open - and rocket to No. 5 in the world rankings. Andreescu held court Tuesday after ...
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'They' named Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

'They' named Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

Merriam-Webster has named the pronoun “they” its 2019 word of the year. According to Merriam-Webster, searches for the word have risen 313 per cent in the past year. The American English dictionary added the nonbinary pronoun to the term’s three o...
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Privacy commissioner calls for new measures to protect personal information

Privacy commissioner calls for new measures to protect personal information

Canada's privacy czar says violations by Facebook, Equifax and others have highlighted like never before the urgent need to update the country's aging laws governing personal information. Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien, whose annual report w...
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Canadians and broadcast TV shut out of Golden Globe nods

Canadians and broadcast TV shut out of Golden Globe nods

The Golden Globe TV nominations were most striking not for what they included, but what they didn't. Netflix completely shut out the broadcast networks in all 55 nominations while also edging out HBO to win the most TV nods. Netflix got 17 TV nod...
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Marie Fredriksson of Swedish pop duo Roxette dies at 61

Marie Fredriksson of Swedish pop duo Roxette dies at 61

Marie Fredriksson, the female half of the Swedish pop duo Roxette, has died at age 61. Fredriksson formed Roxette with Per Gessle in 1986. The two released their first album the same year and went on to achieve international success in the late 19...
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Emergency crew respond to CP Rail train hauling crude oil that derailed

Emergency crew respond to CP Rail train hauling crude oil that derailed

Emergency crews responded to a CP Rail train hauling crude oil that had derailed Sunday. CP said in a statement no injuries were reported and evacuations had not been ordered. RCMP blocked traffic on Highway 16 between Guernsey and Plunkett becaus...
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Canada opens selection camp ahead of IIHF World Juniors hockey tournament

Canada opens selection camp ahead of IIHF World Juniors hockey tournament

31 of Canada’s best teenage hockey players are on the ice this week vying for a spot on the country’s roster for the 2020 IIHF World Juniors hockey championship. Canada finished sixth last season on home soil in Vancouver and Victoria after winnin...
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Kathleen Wynne portrait unveiled at Ontario legislature

Kathleen Wynne portrait unveiled at Ontario legislature

The official portrait of Ontario's first female premier was unveiled at the provincial legislature Monday night.Kathleen Wynne's picture was done by artist Linda Kooluris-Dobbs, who also painted the official portraits of former premier David Peter...
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Kenney lays out key demands for meeting with Trudeau

Kenney lays out key demands for meeting with Trudeau

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is in Ottawa for a two-day political trade mission designed to put intense pressure on the Liberal government to take action to address pressing concerns around the Alberta economy. He's taking five key asks into his m...
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Case of Canadians held in China raised in Parliament on eve of anniversary

Case of Canadians held in China raised in Parliament on eve of anniversary

O’Toole: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says two Canadians held in China must be sent home, making the comments on the eve of the one-year anniversary of their detention. Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been held without access to a lawyer o...
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