Canadian Embassy in Saudi Arabia still open: Freeland

Canadian Embassy in Saudi Arabia still open: Freeland

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is reassuring Canadians in Saudi Arabia that the Canadian Embassy in the country is still active. Saudi Arabia has expelled Canada's ambassador and frozen new trade deals.
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Calgary team wants rope-skipping to be an Olympic sport

Calgary team wants rope-skipping to be an Olympic sport

Tweens on a Calgary rope-skipping team want their competitive sport to get more recognition and hope to one day see it in the Olympics. Participants compete as teams or individuals in various events, including Double Dutch speed relays.
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Dionne quintuplet urges Canadians to better care for children

Dionne quintuplet urges Canadians to better care for children

One of the two surviving Dionne quintuplets, Annette, visited the house she was born in, as the national historic significance of the quintuplets was commemorated on Sunday in North Bay, Ontario.
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Justin Trudeau walks in the Vancouver Pride Parade

Justin Trudeau walks in the Vancouver Pride Parade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was joined by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan as he participated in the Vancouver Pride Parade.
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PM urges Canadians to 'accept,' not just 'tolerate' LGBTQ community

PM urges Canadians to 'accept,' not just 'tolerate' LGBTQ community

Justin Trudeau is urging Canadians to "get away from the word tolerance" when referring to LGBTQ issues. The prime minister addressed members of the LGBTQ community in Vancouver on Sunday ahead of the city's Pride parade.
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Trudeau: More pressure needed to stop North Korea nuclear program

Trudeau: More pressure needed to stop North Korea nuclear program

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will continue to put pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons program. The United Nations reports that the country has done little to stop its nuclear program.
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Multicultural gospel choirs promote diversity in Canada

Multicultural gospel choirs promote diversity in Canada

The Toronto Mass Choir and the Nova Scotia Mass Choir performed on Halifax's waterfront on Saturday. The director of the Toronto choir says the multicultural makeup of the groups shows how diversity can be celebrated.
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Rafael Nadal says Denis Shapovalov has 'star' potential

Rafael Nadal says Denis Shapovalov has 'star' potential

World No. 1 tennis player Rafael Nadal says Canadian Denis Shapovalov has all the qualities needed to become a "big star." Nadal opens his 2018 Rogers Cup campaign in Toronto on Wednesday.
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Ottawa gives Toronto $11M to help with asylum seeker costs

Ottawa gives Toronto $11M to help with asylum seeker costs

The federal government has turned over $11 million to Toronto to help pay for the costs of sheltering asylum seekers. Border Security Minister Bill Blair says hotel and motel rooms have been booked so asylum seekers can move out of dorms.
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Horwath: Ford aims to 'control' Toronto city council with cuts

Horwath: Ford aims to 'control' Toronto city council with cuts

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says Premier Doug Ford's plan to cut Toronto city council by 22 seats just months out from a municipal election is an "abuse of power.".
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Horwath: Ford's carbon tax challenge is money 'down the toilet'

Horwath: Ford's carbon tax challenge is money 'down the toilet'

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says the provincial government's planned court challenge of Ottawa's carbon tax is a waste of public money. Horwath is calling the move "politically motivated.".
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Johnny Manziel aims to be a 'solid starter' for the Alouettes

Johnny Manziel aims to be a 'solid starter' for the Alouettes

Montreal Alouettes' new quarterback says he aims to provide consistent "above average" performances for the team. Johnny Manziel makes his CFL regular season debut Friday against his former club, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
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Puppies rescued from Manitoba island will 'come around': Worker

Puppies rescued from Manitoba island will 'come around': Worker

An animal rescue worker says seven puppies found on an island in northern Manitoba are "quite happy" after being brought to the community of Cross Lake. Debra Vandekerkhove says local men found the pups, after hearing their cries.
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Ontario government to challenge federal carbon tax in court

Ontario government to challenge federal carbon tax in court

The Ontario government is launching a constitutional challenge to a federal plan to impose a carbon tax on provinces without a carbon pricing system. The province's environment minister says the tax would be economically "devastating." .
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Bernier: I'm the only one who supports 'real free trade' with U.S.

Bernier: I'm the only one who supports 'real free trade' with U.S.

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier says his view on supply management makes him the only politician in Ottawa who supports truly free trade between the U.S. and Canada. Bernier says Canada "won't win" a trade war with the U.S.
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TIFF unveils 2018 Canadian lineup featuring new Xavier Dolan film

TIFF unveils 2018 Canadian lineup featuring new Xavier Dolan film

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its 2018 Canadian lineup, including eight female-directed films out of 20 features. TIFF also revealed Xavier Dolan's English-language debut will premiere at this year's fest.
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Roberto Osuna's lawyer reacts to Houston Astros GM's comments

Roberto Osuna's lawyer reacts to Houston Astros GM's comments

Roberto Osuna's lawyer reiterated outside a Toronto court on Wednesday that the former Blue Jays pitcher intends to plead not guilty to assault, after the GM of his new club said the Houston Astros are confident he is "remorseful.".
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Sunflower-selfie seekers have 'no respect': Farmer

Sunflower-selfie seekers have 'no respect': Farmer

A Manitoba farmer says he is concerned by the thousands of people taking selfies in his sunflower crop, with some leaving trash and damaging the plants. Bruce Stewart is asking people to take their photos from outside the crop. .
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Grey smoke from forest fire hangs in northeastern Ontario air

Grey smoke from forest fire hangs in northeastern Ontario air

The forest fire known as Parry Sound 33 is prompting evacuation alerts for the communities of Killarney and French River in northeastern Ontario and continues to threaten a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway. .
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Amber Tamblyn on her 'strange sisterhood' with 'Pants' co-stars

Amber Tamblyn on her 'strange sisterhood' with 'Pants' co-stars

"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" star Amber Tamblyn says details are still being hashed out on a possible third film in the series. Tamblyn says fans love that she and her co-stars are still good friends.
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Calgary 2026 CEO says '88 Games will inform possible bid

Calgary 2026 CEO says '88 Games will inform possible bid

The new CEO of Calgary's potential 2026 Olympic bid says the 1988 Games helped her appreciate the city when she moved there the following year. Mary Moran says she'll work "tirelessly" to make sure the right choice is made on the bid.
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Jays prospect Guerrero Jr. on his dad becoming a Hall-of-Famer

Jays prospect Guerrero Jr. on his dad becoming a Hall-of-Famer

Ahead of Tuesday's debut with Toronto's triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y., Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. says he's "really happy" about the Hall of Fame induction of his dad, former Montreal Expos player Vladimir Guerrero.
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Lack of accountability in Phoenix debacle 'deplorable': Senator

Lack of accountability in Phoenix debacle 'deplorable': Senator

A new Senate report notes no one has been held accountable for the pay problems of thousands of civil servants since the Phoenix system was launched. Sen. Mobina Jaffer says there is a systemic problem in government of avoiding responsibility.
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'This is home': Former Flames captain Iginla retires in Calgary

'This is home': Former Flames captain Iginla retires in Calgary

Jarome Iginla says the "hardest" part of retiring from hockey at 41 is not having won a Stanley Cup. The former Flames captain who spent 16 seasons in Calgary, returned to the city to make his retirement official on Friday.
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Mourners attend funeral for Toronto shooting victim Reese Fallon

Mourners attend funeral for Toronto shooting victim Reese Fallon

Police stood guard outside a Toronto funeral home on Monday, where mourners paid their respects to Reese Fallon. The 18-year-old was one of two young women slain in a mass shooting in the city's Greektown last week.
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Ontario MPPs criticize bill to slash size of Toronto's council

Ontario MPPs criticize bill to slash size of Toronto's council

Ontario's Progressive Conservative government introduced legislation on Monday to reduce the number of Toronto city councillors by nearly half. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says Premier Doug Ford's move is "undemocratic.".
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PM remembers brother Michel while honouring Danforth victims

PM remembers brother Michel while honouring Danforth victims

Justin Trudeau says the funeral for Toronto shooting victim Reese Fallon brought back memories of the service for his brother Michel, who died at 23. The prime minister was in the city's Greektown Monday to honour victims of the attack.
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American Dustin Johnson felt Canadian love as he won the Open

American Dustin Johnson felt Canadian love as he won the Open

Dustin Johnson shot a 6-under 66 to win the RBC Canadian Open for the first time on Sunday. The American golfer says his connection to Wayne Gretzky helps with fan support.
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Cyclist says she's sad over bike ban in Mount Royal Cemetery

Cyclist says she's sad over bike ban in Mount Royal Cemetery

As of August 1, a cemetery atop Mount Royal in Montreal, a popular spot for cyclists, will no longer permit bicycles on its property. One rider says she believes the ban comes after some cyclists were not respectful of the grounds.
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Young scientists' space-based worm research published in journal

Young scientists' space-based worm research published in journal

Four young women whose high-school experiment sent worms aboard the International Space Station are now published scientists. Grade 12 student Annabel Gravely says the research aimed to help understand ALS, the disease her grandfather died of.
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Calgary police chief apologizes to LGBTQ community

Calgary police chief apologizes to LGBTQ community

Calgary's police chief has apologized to the city's LGBTQ community for past discrimination. Roger Chaffin says the police service hopes to better earn the trust of gender and sexually diverse Calgarians.
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Toronto representatives challenge Ford's council downsizing

Toronto representatives challenge Ford's council downsizing

The Ontario government threw a wrench into Toronto municipal politics on Friday by announcing a huge reduction to the size of the city's council. Toronto's mayor and city councillors react to Premier Doug Ford's proposed change.
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Horwath: Ford aims to 'rig' Toronto elections with city hall cuts

Horwath: Ford aims to 'rig' Toronto elections with city hall cuts

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says Premier Doug Ford is acting like a "dictator" by moving to cut the size of Toronto city council. Horwath says Ford was not honest about the plan during the provincial election.
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Ford on why he plans to cut almost half of Toronto councillors

Ford on why he plans to cut almost half of Toronto councillors

The Ontario premier plans to introduce legislation to cut the number of Toronto city councillors from 47 to 25 before the fall municipal election. Doug Ford says he believes it will make the municipal government more efficient.
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Toronto mayor denounces Doug Ford's plan to slash council seats

Toronto mayor denounces Doug Ford's plan to slash council seats

Toronto mayor John Tory is criticizing a proposed plan from Doug Ford to reduce the number of city councillors from 47 to 25. Tory says the Ontario premier should not be interfering ahead of October's municipal election.
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Sidney Crosby on what he learned from Mario Lemieux

Sidney Crosby on what he learned from Mario Lemieux

Sidney Crosby has been voted Nova Scotia's top athlete of all time, on a list by the province's Sport Hall of Fame. In Halifax on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain was asked about living in team owner Mario Lemieux's house.
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TIFF artistic director on 'Through Black Spruce' controversy

TIFF artistic director on 'Through Black Spruce' controversy

Toronto International Film Festival artistic director Cameron Bailey says "Through Black Spruce" provides a chance to discuss Indigenous issues. There has been debate over non-Indigenous director Don McKellar helming the film.
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Whitecaps' Davies hopes Bayern transfer makes him 'even better'

Whitecaps' Davies hopes Bayern transfer makes him 'even better'

Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Alphonso Davies says he isn't worried about the pressure of playing for German soccer giant Bayern Munich. The 17-year-old is being transferred in a record-breaking deal worth US$22 million.
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Perry Bellegarde outlines plans for AFN after re-election

Perry Bellegarde outlines plans for AFN after re-election

Perry Bellegarde was elected leader of the Assembly of First Nations for a second term on Wednesday in Vancouver. Bellegarde responded to criticism from challengers that he is too cosy with the federal government.
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Mourners hold vigil for shooting victims in Toronto's Greektown

Mourners hold vigil for shooting victims in Toronto's Greektown

Hundreds gathered in Toronto's Greektown neighbourhood on Wednesday for a candle-lit vigil to honour 10-year-old Julianna Kozis and 18-year-old Reese Fallon, who were killed in Sunday's mass shooting.
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First Nations leadership candidates upset over minister's visit

First Nations leadership candidates upset over minister's visit

Sheila North says cabinet minister Carolyn Bennett's presence at the Assembly of First Nations' annual assembly was a "disgusting display of interference." The candidate spoke before Perry Bellegarde was re-elected national chief on Wednesday.
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Dustin Johnson credits Wayne Gretzky for Canadian Open fan support

Dustin Johnson credits Wayne Gretzky for Canadian Open fan support

World No. 1 golfer Dustin Johnson says Glen Abbey Golf Course is in the best condition he's seen it ahead of Thursday's Canadian Open. The American credits his engagement to Wayne Gretzky's daughter for the Canadian support he receives.
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Restaurant manager recounts Toronto Greektown shooting

Restaurant manager recounts Toronto Greektown shooting

The manager of Pappas Grill says he and his staff ran to the back of the popular Danforth Avenue restaurant during Sunday's mass shooting in Toronto. John Kilanis says a waiter was hit in the leg with a bullet. . .
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People on Toronto's Danforth express sadness, hope after shooting

People on Toronto's Danforth express sadness, hope after shooting

At a makeshift memorial to victims of Toronto's Greektown shooting, one man says he's more "vigilant" but plans to keep coming to the Danforth. Visitors left flowers, photos and chalk messages in the area of Sunday's attack.
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Teacher recalls shooting victim Reese Fallon as friendly, kind

Teacher recalls shooting victim Reese Fallon as friendly, kind

A Grade 12 teacher of Toronto shooting victim Reese Fallon says he remembers the 18-year-old as "witty" and a leader at school. Fallon, who graduated from Malvern Collegiate last month, was killed in the Sunday attack.
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'No rational reason' to own a gun in Toronto: MP Adam Vaughan

'No rational reason' to own a gun in Toronto: MP Adam Vaughan

Toronto Liberal MP Adam Vaughan is questioning why anyone would need to own a gun in the city. Vaughan says gun ownership laws need to be re-examined following Sunday's fatal shooting in the city's Greektown.
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Toronto film fest on security after Greektown mass shooting

Toronto film fest on security after Greektown mass shooting

Artistic director Cameron Bailey says the Toronto International Film Festival has been ramping up security over the past few years because of world events, and will take additional safety precautions again this year.
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Rempel continues to blast Liberals over asylum-seeker issue

Rempel continues to blast Liberals over asylum-seeker issue

Tory immigration critic Michelle Rempel is urging the Liberals to come up with a better plan to deal with asylum seekers crossing from the U.S. at unofficial points. The House of Commons immigration committee is meeting Tuesday.
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