‘Real concerns’ over Saudi writer’s disappearance: Trudeau

‘Real concerns’ over Saudi writer’s disappearance: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is concerned by the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Opposition questioned the government on Monday over its response to the journalist’s alleged slaying.
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Police will use ‘common sense’ on first day of legal pot: Chief

Police will use ‘common sense’ on first day of legal pot: Chief

The president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says it is “highly unlikely” there will be big crackdowns on illegal cannabis stores on the first day of legal recreational marijuana.
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Conservatives call legal pot preparation a ‘failure’

Conservatives call legal pot preparation a ‘failure’

Conservative House leader Candice Bergen says municipalities aren't ready for marijuana legalization because the Liberal government “rushed” the process. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says Ottawa could have helped the provinces more.
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The Hip tribute band helps carry on Gord Downie’s legacy

The Hip tribute band helps carry on Gord Downie’s legacy

A year after the death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, cover bands across Canada are performing to honour his legacy. The lead singer of Ontario band the Artificially Hip says he’s not aiming to do an “impression” of Downie.
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Take an up-close look at beluga whales in Hudson Bay

Take an up-close look at beluga whales in Hudson Bay

Every year, tens of thousands of beluga whales come to frolic and mate in Hudson Bay. Take an up-close look as some belugas greet whale watchers off the coast of Churchill, Manitoba.
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Subway car doors among items sold at Montreal transit garage sale

Subway car doors among items sold at Montreal transit garage sale

Hundreds of people lined up for the chance to buy a piece of Montreal’s public transit system Sunday. One person said his attachment to the Metro service explained his purchase of a subway car door.
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Chef serves dinner guests pot-laced dishes

Chef serves dinner guests pot-laced dishes

Vancouver chef Travis Petersen hosts dinners where he adds custom amounts of cannabis oil to his guests’ meals. The former “MasterChef Canada” contestant says he ensures everyone has safe transportation home after attending his events.
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Featherweights Ortega and Holloway on the UFC 229 brawl

Featherweights Ortega and Holloway on the UFC 229 brawl

UFC fighter Brian Ortega says Khabib Nurmagomedov “snapped” after Conor McGregor “jabbed” at him before their fight on Saturday. Nurmagomedov was involved in a post-fight brawl after defending his lightweight title.
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‘Empires disappear’: Jean Chretien on the U.S. under Trump

‘Empires disappear’: Jean Chretien on the U.S. under Trump

Jean Chretien says the United States has lost a lot of “clout” in the world under Donald Trump. The former prime minister’s new book of anecdotes, “My Stories, My Times,” paints an unflattering view of the American president.
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National carilloneur on playing the obscure bell instrument

National carilloneur on playing the obscure bell instrument

Canada’s dominion carilloneur says her students practise in the Peace Tower and their mistakes are broadcast to Parliament Hill. Andrea McCrady has been playing the bell instrument since 1971.
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Downie brothers hope ‘Secret Path’ doc inspires ‘Gord’s army’

Downie brothers hope ‘Secret Path’ doc inspires ‘Gord’s army’

“Finding the Secret Path” director Mike Downie says he wanted to show how important telling Chanie Wenjack’s story was for his brother, Gord Downie. The documentary chronicling the singer’s final year premieres Friday on CBC.
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Trudeau, world leaders pose for photo at Francophonie summit

Trudeau, world leaders pose for photo at Francophonie summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec premier-designate Francois Legault took part in a family photo at the Francophonie summit in Yerevan, Armenia on Thursday.
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Opioid crisis still ‘chewing away’ at Vancouver: Outgoing mayor

Opioid crisis still ‘chewing away’ at Vancouver: Outgoing mayor

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says the opioid crisis has been “incredibly difficult” for the city. Robertson, who is preparing to leave the office after 10 years, says there is still much to do to stem overdose deaths.
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Maxime Bernier says his new party offers ‘smart populism’

Maxime Bernier says his new party offers ‘smart populism’

Maxime Bernier says his People’s Party of Canada will aim to help all Canadians and not try to please “special interest groups.” The MP was at Elections Canada offices on Wednesday seeking official registration for the new party.
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Canada respects Francophonie secretary general consensus: Trudeau

Canada respects Francophonie secretary general consensus: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he switched his support from Canadian Michaelle Jean to Rwandan Louise Mushikiwabo in the bid for secretary general of la Francophonie when it became apparent that was the organization’s “consensus.”
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Ontario cannabis awareness campaign will target youth: Mulroney

Ontario cannabis awareness campaign will target youth: Mulroney

Ontario Attorney General Caroline Mulroney says a cannabis awareness campaign launching next week will engage youth on social media and focus on “social responsibility,” as recreational pot is set to become legal on Oct. 17.
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First Nation ‘disappointed’ in top court’s consultation ruling

First Nation ‘disappointed’ in top court’s consultation ruling

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal ministers do not have to consult Indigenous groups when drafting legislation. An Alberta First Nation argued that they should be consulted on legislation that affects their treaty rights.
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Money Monitor: What to consider when buying an RV

Money Monitor: What to consider when buying an RV

The general manager of Bucars RV in Calgary offers advice to consumers who want to buy a camper or motorhome. Jeff Redmond says budget and floor plan are major factors to keep in mind.
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Justin Trudeau visits Armenian genocide memorial

Justin Trudeau visits Armenian genocide memorial

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to the victims of the Armenian genocide during a visit of the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex, in Yerevan, on Saturday.
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‘Daft’ to think a woman can’t play ‘Doctor Who’: Jodie Whittaker

‘Daft’ to think a woman can’t play ‘Doctor Who’: Jodie Whittaker

Actor Jodie Whittaker says the notion that having a female “Doctor Who” ruins the show is a “misunderstanding of what the show represents.” Whittaker is the first woman to play the title role in the long-running sci-fi series.
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The National Ballet prepares for its first tour of Russia

The National Ballet prepares for its first tour of Russia

National Ballet of Canada artistic director Karen Kain says she believes the company’s upcoming tour of Russia will show how art can “transcend politics.” The tour will visit Moscow and St. Petersburg from Oct. 15 – 19.
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Man who filmed B.C. pipeline fire says it’s a ‘wake up call’

Man who filmed B.C. pipeline fire says it’s a ‘wake up call’

Terry Teegee says he felt debris falling as he took video of a blaze following a natural gas pipeline explosion near Prince George, B.C. The AFN regional chief says the safety of existing pipelines should be assessed.
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Trudeau: ‘Serious issues’ around journalist missing in Turkey

Trudeau: ‘Serious issues’ around journalist missing in Turkey

Justin Trudeau says he has concerns over reports about the disappearance of a journalist, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The prime minister says Canada’s sale of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia is still going ahead.
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Ottawa ‘confident’ police can enforce pot-impaired driving laws

Ottawa ‘confident’ police can enforce pot-impaired driving laws

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he is “very confident” police have the necessary training and resources to enforce impaired driving laws after the legalization of recreational cannabis on Oct. 17.
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Trudeau and Legault arrive in Armenia for la Francophonie summit

Trudeau and Legault arrive in Armenia for la Francophonie summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec premier-designate Francois Legault arrived in Yerevan, Armenia, on Wednesday for la Francophonie summit.
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What's legal and what's not under Canada's new cannabis law

What's legal and what's not under Canada's new cannabis law

Canada's new law legalizing recreational cannabis goes into force on Wednesday, but rules won’t be the same across the country. Here is what you need to know before lighting up.
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Raising legal age for pot may be counterproductive: Trudeau

Raising legal age for pot may be counterproductive: Trudeau

Justin Trudeau says he is “preoccupied” by the incoming Quebec government's plan to raise the legal age for smoking cannabis to 21. The prime minister says it could leave an opening for organized crime to continue its operations.
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Too early to know cause of N.B. oil refinery blast: Official

Too early to know cause of N.B. oil refinery blast: Official

An explosion in a Saint John, New Brunswick, oil refinery sent flames and plumes of black smoke into the air Monday. Irving Oil’s Kevin Scott said the cause of the malfunction that provoked the blast is not yet known.
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Baker says to start small when trying edibles for the first time

Baker says to start small when trying edibles for the first time

Vancouver entrepreneur Yannick Craigwell demonstrates how he infuses baked goods with marijuana, ahead of the anticipated legalization of edible sales next year. Craigwell urges caution when consuming edibles for the first time.
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Sophie Gregoire Trudeau speaks at patrol ship naming

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau speaks at patrol ship naming

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau was on hand for the official naming of Canada’s first Arctic and offshore patrol ship, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, in Halifax on Friday.
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Paul Bernardo ‘realistic’ about parole chances, says lawyer

Paul Bernardo ‘realistic’ about parole chances, says lawyer

A minor weapon charge was withdrawn Friday against Paul Bernardo, less than two weeks before a parole hearing for the notorious killer and serial rapist. His lawyer says Bernardo, now 54, feels “horrified” by his crimes.
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Justin Trudeau touts USMCA to Windsor auto plant workers

Justin Trudeau touts USMCA to Windsor auto plant workers

Justin Trudeau talked up the recently signed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on a visit to a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant in Windsor, Ontario, on Friday. The prime minister called the USMCA the “right deal for Canada.”
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McKenna calls Manitoba cancelling carbon tax a ‘flip flop’

McKenna calls Manitoba cancelling carbon tax a ‘flip flop’

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she is “perplexed” by Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s scrapping of a planned carbon tax. McKenna is accusing conservative parties across the country of thinking “polluting should be free.”
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Trudeau pledges to ensure ‘thriving’ dairy industry post USMCA

Trudeau pledges to ensure ‘thriving’ dairy industry post USMCA

Justin Trudeau says he met with dairy farmers on Thursday to hear their concerns about the USMCA trade deal. The prime minister says he will work with producers to ensure the industry flourishes for generations to come.
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Canadian scientist expects more students after Nobel win

Canadian scientist expects more students after Nobel win

Canadian scientist Donna Strickland says she expects more students will want to work with her after she shared in winning the Nobel Prize for Physics. The University of Waterloo researcher is only the third woman to earn the honour.
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Ottawa won’t appeal Trans Mountain decision: Sohi

Ottawa won’t appeal Trans Mountain decision: Sohi

The natural resources minister says the government will not appeal the court decision overturning approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Amarjeet Sohi says the consultations with Indigenous communities will begin again.
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Trudeau to Quebec: Don’t take notwithstanding clause ‘lightly’

Trudeau to Quebec: Don’t take notwithstanding clause ‘lightly’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging the incoming Quebec government to reflect “very carefully” before invoking the notwithstanding clause over its proposed ban on public officials wearing religious symbols.
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Philippe Couillard steps down from politics in emotional goodbye

Philippe Couillard steps down from politics in emotional goodbye

Outgoing Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard announced Thursday he is stepping down as Liberal leader and resigning his seat in the legislature. The Liberals were swept out of power in Monday’s election by the Coalition Avenir Quebec.
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Trudeau pledges ‘partnership’ with new Quebec premier-designate

Trudeau pledges ‘partnership’ with new Quebec premier-designate

Justin Trudeau says he congratulated Quebec’s new premier-designate after the CAQ’s majority win in Monday’s election. The prime minister said Tuesday he is aiming for a “constructive” relationship with Francois Legault.
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Money Monitor: Applying financial strategies of NHL players

Money Monitor: Applying financial strategies of NHL players

Financial planner and former NHL forward Stew Gavin says whether you are a wealthy hockey player or an average income-earner, setting goals is an important step towards financial security.
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Electric scooters roll into Canada

Electric scooters roll into Canada

The California-based company Lime is targeting the Canadian market, with their dockless electric scooters debuting in Waterloo, Ontario. A Lime manager says the company focuses on “getting people out of cars.”
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John Tavares looking forward to season opener as a Maple Leaf

John Tavares looking forward to season opener as a Maple Leaf

The Toronto Maple Leafs open the new NHL season at home on Wednesday against the Montreal Canadiens. The Leafs have added forward John Tavares to their roster, who says he wants to play without overthinking things.
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Trudeau: 2019 election campaign likely to be nastiest ever

Trudeau: 2019 election campaign likely to be nastiest ever

Justin Trudeau says he plans to campaign for next year’s federal election with the same positive style as the 2015 campaign. The prime minister says he will not participate in “personal attacks.”
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Flames will need to ‘manage the puck’ in Vancouver game: Coach

Flames will need to ‘manage the puck’ in Vancouver game: Coach

The Calgary Flames open the NHL season on the road against the Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night. Flames head coach Bill Peters says his team will need to be responsible with the puck in the first game of the season.
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Justin Trudeau defends USMCA deal in the House of Commons

Justin Trudeau defends USMCA deal in the House of Commons

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government's trade agreement with the United States and Mexico on Monday, calling it a “good deal.” Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said the Liberals made major concessions on key areas.
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Justin Trudeau ‘backed down to Donald Trump’ on USMCA: Scheer

Justin Trudeau ‘backed down to Donald Trump’ on USMCA: Scheer

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Justin Trudeau backed down to U.S. President Donald Trump on multiple trade issues in the new USMCA deal. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh claims the prime minister “betrayed” Canada’s dairy sector.
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Trudeau defends jab at ‘ambulance chasing’ Tories in House

Trudeau defends jab at ‘ambulance chasing’ Tories in House

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended calling the Conservatives “ambulance chasing politicians,” after a testy House of Commons exchange with the Tories over convicted murderer Terri-Lynne McClintic’s transfer to a healing lodge.
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Trudeau on why Ottawa isn’t appealing Trans Mountain decision

Trudeau on why Ottawa isn’t appealing Trans Mountain decision

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says appealing a court decision that reversed approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would push back the start of construction by years.
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