Manitoba Premier pitches new carbon tax plan

Manitoba Premier pitches new carbon tax plan

One day after issuing a surprise signal of compromise on a carbon tax, Manitoba Premier Brian Manitoba pitched the plan to agriculture producers who have faced big bills from the levy. Pallister told an agricultural exposition Tuesday a provincial...
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Alberta premier says report on safe injection sites will be released soon

Alberta premier says report on safe injection sites will be released soon

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says it's possible the province could close or relocate safe drug injection sites. The Alberta government appointed a panel last summer to look into the socio-economic impacts of safe drug consumption sites on communit...
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Trudeau stays mum on Sussexes’ security costs

Trudeau stays mum on Sussexes’ security costs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has refused to say who will cover security costs for Prince Harry and his family while they are in Canada. Trudeau says that discussions on the matter were ongoing, adding he had not spoken to the Queen about it. Publ...
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Trudeau insists Iran respect families' wishes when it comes to burials

Trudeau insists Iran respect families' wishes when it comes to burials

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is insisting Iran respect the wishes of families when it comes to burying those who died when a passenger jet was shot down outside Tehran. Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says a numbe...
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Health minister says Canadians at low risk for coronavirus

Health minister says Canadians at low risk for coronavirus

Canada’s chief public health officer says Canadians are at low risk of contracting a new coronavirus that originated in China. In Winnipeg Tuesday, Health Minister Patty Hajdu spoke about the outbreak after the federal cabinet meeting.
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Hundreds line up for groceries in St. John's after storm

Hundreds line up for groceries in St. John's after storm

Grocery stores in St. John's, N.L., were permitted to open Tuesday for the first time since last Friday's record-breaking blizzard. Newfoundland and Labrador's capital has been under a state of emergency since Friday as the city, province and Arme...
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Defence Minister says 450 troops will help N.L. dig out from last week's monster snow storm

Defence Minister says 450 troops will help N.L. dig out from last week's monster snow storm

Federal Ministers give an update on military assistance to help Newfoundland and Labrador dig out from last week's monster snow storm. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says 450 troops will be in the province by Tuesday.
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Special parliamentary committee on China holds first meeting

Special parliamentary committee on China holds first meeting

Canada's ambassador to China, Dominic Barton, will be among the first witnesses to testify before a new special parliamentary committee created to examine Canada's fraught relationship with China. The committee held its first meeting Monday, large...
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Armed Forces lend shovels to Eastern Newfoundland

Armed Forces lend shovels to Eastern Newfoundland

The Armed Forces were on the ground in Eastern Newfoundland Monday as the region dug out from last week's record-smashing blizzard. Personnel responded to calls for help in the St. John's area from residents unable to dig themselves out. A group o...
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Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa finding common ground across Canada

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa finding common ground across Canada

Deputy Prime Minster Chrystia Freeland spoke during day two of a three-day cabinet retreat in Winnipeg about how Ottawa is finding common ground with people and politicians across the country. She also says that Canadians from coast to coast are r...
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Pallister tells Trudeau there must be flexibility to move towards a Manitoba plan for carbon pricing

Pallister tells Trudeau there must be flexibility to move towards a Manitoba plan for carbon pricing

Premier Brian Pallister is dangling the possibility of imposing a carbon tax in Manitoba as he simultaneously warns Ottawa to be flexible if Manitoba is to continue its role as a bridge to the west. After a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trude...
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Extradition hearing for Meng Wanzhou begins in Vancouver

Extradition hearing for Meng Wanzhou begins in Vancouver

Meng Wanzhou arrived at court in Vancouver Monday as a hearing begins over the American request to extradite the executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. Her arrest in 2018 fractured relations between Canada and China. China...
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Protesters crowd Virginia's capital to defend right to bear arms

Protesters crowd Virginia's capital to defend right to bear arms

Tens of thousands of protesters from across the United States, many of them toting assault rifles, American flags and tributes to Donald Trump, packed the city streets outside the state capitol in Richmond, Va., on Monday in the name of gun rights...
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Rejection of claim 'appalling,' says NDP MP

Rejection of claim 'appalling,' says NDP MP

A woman who alleges she was raped at age 15 while being transported to a residential school has had her settlement claim rejected for a fourth time — a case New Democrat MP Charlie Angus says highlights major gaps in the settlement agreement for s...
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Five things to watch for in Canadian business, week of Jan 20th

Five things to watch for in Canadian business, week of Jan 20th

An official from the British High Commission in Ottawa will give an update on Brexit and discuss the implications for Canada in Calgary on Monday. The Bank of Canada will make its interest rate announcement and release its monetary policy report o...
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Manitoba's record-breaking snow maze captures winter's whimsical charm

Manitoba's record-breaking snow maze captures winter's whimsical charm

A 2,789-metre-squared snow maze located about 30 kilometres south of Winnipeg has achieved the Guinness World Record. The whimsy of the winter maze is bringing locals, as well as travellers from around the world, to the field in St. Adolphe.
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Plane crash victims' families demand a full investigation

Plane crash victims' families demand a full investigation

Families and friends of the victims of a downed Ukrainian airlines flight are demanding a full investigation into the crash. Speaking a Montreal memorial ceremony, they say they won't get closure until they know what happened to flight 752, which ...
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Canadian troops are on their way to Newfoundland and Labrador to help the province dig out from a mo

Canadian troops are on their way to Newfoundland and Labrador to help the province dig out from a mo

Defence minister Harjit Sajjan says that Canadian troops are on their way to Newfoundland and Labrador to help the province dig out from the snow storm that hit the area. Federal ministers say up to 300 troops will stay for as long as they’re needed.
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Canada keeping up pressure on Iran to let outside experts analyse downed plane's black boxes

Canada keeping up pressure on Iran to let outside experts analyse downed plane's black boxes

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has written his Iranian counterpart to stress Canada's insistence that the black boxes from downed Ukrainian airlines flight PS752 be analysed by experts in Ukraine or France. His pressure comes...
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Toronto Blue Jays debut new uniforms

Toronto Blue Jays debut new uniforms

The Toronto Blue Jays unveiled their new third jerseys on Saturday at Winter Fest, an indoor celebration at Rogers Centre. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio and Randal Grichuk modelled the retro-looking baby blue uniforms for fans o...
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Researcher discusses new method of determining pain in cats

Researcher discusses new method of determining pain in cats

They may appear aloof and peaceful but a new scientific study says cats might be suffering in silence. The study by Dr. Daniel Pang from the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and a colleague from the University of Montreal, says...
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Families of PS752 to get $25K payments from Ottawa

Families of PS752 to get $25K payments from Ottawa

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa will pay families $25,000 for each of the 57 Canadian citizens and 29 permanent residents who died when Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet. Trudeau says the money is intended to cover the cost of fun...
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St. John’s shuts down under blizzard warning

St. John’s shuts down under blizzard warning

The City of St. John’s declared a state of emergency Friday as blizzard conditions descended on the city. Environment Canada issued wind and blizzard warnings across Newfoundland, with the heaviest impacts expected in the eastern part of the islan...
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Early flu strain making kids sick: doctor

Early flu strain making kids sick: doctor

Canada's chief public health officer says more children are being hospitalized this flu season because of an early spike in a strain of influenza B, which hits young people hard. Doctor Theresa Tam says that strain is circulating across the countr...
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Dignitaries honour John Crosbie at state funeral

Dignitaries honour John Crosbie at state funeral

Past and present politicians filed into the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John's, N.L. for the funeral service of John Crosbie. Former prime ministers Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney filled out the front pews with past and present...
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Finance minister Bill Morneau sits with Calgary business group in pre-budget consultation

Finance minister Bill Morneau sits with Calgary business group in pre-budget consultation

Both Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Adam Legge, president of the Business Council of Alberta, said there was much to agree on in a pre-budget consultation Thursday morning in Calgary. But Legge added economic fear that has boosted separatist se...
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Ford criticizes teachers' union leadership

Ford criticizes teachers' union leadership

Premier Doug Ford is criticizing the heads of Ontario's major teachers' unions, saying the groups have "bad leadership." Ford made the comments at Queen's Park Thursday as all four unions are engaged in various job actions, including rotating stri...
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Countries call on Iran for compensation

Countries call on Iran for compensation

Canada and other countries are demanding compensation from Iran for the families of people killed when Iranian forces shot down an airliner leaving Tehran, killing everyone on board. There are four other elements to the agreement among Canada, Bri...
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Money Monitor: Sorting investment clutter key to worry-free retirement plan

Money Monitor: Sorting investment clutter key to worry-free retirement plan

Retirement planning experts say it's important to sort through and de-clutter investments gathered over your working life as you retire. The process should result in a schedule that will allow those divergent savings vehicles to be employed in the...
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Cannabis edibles to go on sale via Ontario's online store

Cannabis edibles to go on sale via Ontario's online store

Cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals are now available for sale through the Ontario Cannabis Store's website. The province's pot distributor says 70 new items tested by Health Canada can be purchased online. Among the new products are cannabis-...
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Universities across Canada hold moment of silence for plane crash victims

Universities across Canada hold moment of silence for plane crash victims

Universities across Canada held a moment of silence today to honour the 176 victims of a plane crash in Iran last week. Many students, faculty and researchers from more than a dozen Canadian universities were among those who died when the Ukraine ...
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Eyeing U.S. and domestic markets, Air Canada unveils first Airbus A220 jet

Eyeing U.S. and domestic markets, Air Canada unveils first Airbus A220 jet

Air Canada is unveiling its first Airbus A220 jetliner, one of an eventual 45 it aims to let loose on the North American market. The narrow-body aircraft grants Canada's largest airline greater range and cost savings as the company tries to shore ...
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Canada pushing for more access to PS752 probe, Garneau says

Canada pushing for more access to PS752 probe, Garneau says

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Canada is pushing Iranian authorities to provide Canadian investigators with greater access to the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 probe. In a press conference, Garneau explains what that might mean...
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Wave of Canadian firefighters expect tailored tactics to battle Australian blazes

Wave of Canadian firefighters expect tailored tactics to battle Australian blazes

As Canadian firefighters boarded flights Wednesday to battle blazes in Australia, they said there are some differences in the tactics they'll employ compared to local fires. In Halifax, the first three of 69 forest firefighters heading to the isla...
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Garneau says countries to send ‘strong messages’ to Iran on PS752 probe

Garneau says countries to send ‘strong messages’ to Iran on PS752 probe

Transport Minister Marc Garneau has provided an update on federal efforts to help the families of victims from the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 tragedy. Canada is hosting a meeting of countries whose citizens were on the flight, and...
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Wave of Canadian firefighters expect tailored tactics to battle Australian blazes

Wave of Canadian firefighters expect tailored tactics to battle Australian blazes

As Canadian firefighters boarded flights Wednesday to battle blazes in Australia, they said there are some differences in the tactics they'll employ compared to local fires. In Halifax, the first three of 69 forest firefighters heading to the isla...
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Victoria comfortable landing spot for Prince Harry and Meghan

Victoria comfortable landing spot for Prince Harry and Meghan

A royal expert says Prince Harry and Meghan wouldn't be the first couple to visit Victoria and end up wanting to make British Columbia's capital city their home. The city's mild winters by Canadian standards, British heritage and laid-back Vancouv...
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Refugee and chocolate maker Tareq Hadhad becomes citizen in Halifax ceremony

Refugee and chocolate maker Tareq Hadhad becomes citizen in Halifax ceremony

A Nova Scotia chocolate maker who came to Canada as a Syrian refugee has become a Canadian citizen. Tareq Hadhad, the founder of Peace by Chocolate in Antigonish, took part in a special citizenship ceremony Wednesday in Halifax. Hadhad's family ha...
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Five things about Prince Harry and Meghan in Canada

Five things about Prince Harry and Meghan in Canada

Here are five things you should know about what official role Prince Harry and Meghan might play here in Canada. Would Prince Harry have any royal powers? Could Harry and Meghan take on an official role in Canada? Could Prince Harry become the nex...
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Province to help parents affected by education sector strikes

Province to help parents affected by education sector strikes

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce says the government will give money to parents affected by rotating teachers' strikes, with compensation for child care ranging from $25 to $60 per day of missed school. Lecce says the funding is intended t...
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Trudeau's special representative to the Prairies visits Calgary

Trudeau's special representative to the Prairies visits Calgary

The man appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be his special representative for the Prairie provinces took a conciliatory tone at a Calgary business luncheon Tuesday. Winnipeg MP Jim Carr told his audience that he understands that the Libe...
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Public pays tribute to John Crosbie

Public pays tribute to John Crosbie

Newfoundland and Labrador's House of Assembly was open to the public today for John Crosbie's visitation. Crosbie, a former federal cabinet minister and lieutenant governor of the province, died Friday at age 88. Guests share their thoughts about ...
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Thierry Henry hits field with Montreal Impact

Thierry Henry hits field with Montreal Impact

New head coach Thierry Henry held his first practice with the Montreal Impact on Tuesday. The MLS club made international headlines when it hired the former French international star as head coach in November. Henry is getting his team ready for t...
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Sentencing delayed for woman who threw chair from Toronto highrise balcony

Sentencing delayed for woman who threw chair from Toronto highrise balcony

A dispute over whether a young woman who threw a chair off a downtown Toronto highrise balcony posted the video to social media has delayed her criminal case, upsetting the presiding judge. Marcella Zoia, 20, pleaded guilty to mischief causing dan...
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Skip the blow dry to save on salon costs

Skip the blow dry to save on salon costs

A senior hair stylist says making these simple changes to your hair salon appointment will help trim down the cost of your session. Some strip-mall salons will charge between $16 and $30 for a cut. Services such as adding colour, deep conditioning...
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Royals can expect 'deferential' Canadian coverage: expert

Royals can expect 'deferential' Canadian coverage: expert

A journalism expert says Prince Harry and Meghan may have been drawn to Canada's "deferential" media culture as they mulled their part-time move across the pond. The couple says they're taking a new tact with the press as part of the royal shakeup...
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Arden inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Arden inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Singer-songwriter Jann Arden is being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The Calgary-born artist will celebrate the honour with a live performance at the Juno Awards in Saskatoon on March 15. Arden launched her multi-platinum career in...
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Ontario government to probe false nuclear alarm

Ontario government to probe false nuclear alarm

The unintended release of an Ontario-wide alert about an "incident" at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station has sparked a provincial investigation. The investigation will be looking into how such an error could happen and how such future mist...
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