With silence and salutes, Canadians mark Remembrance Day in Ottawa

With silence and salutes, Canadians mark Remembrance Day in Ottawa

Eleven tolls from the Peace Tower filled the air around Parliament Hill on Monday morning, marking the start of two minutes of silence as Canadians paused to remember and honour those who took up arms — and in some cases paid the ultimate price — ...
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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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Economic worries fuel start of question period

Economic worries fuel start of question period

Deputy Conservative Leader Leona Alleslev calls on the government to deliver a fall fiscal update to address economic concerns in the country, later charging that the Liberals need to change course on their plans. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau say...
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How to keep your cat away from Holiday decorations

How to keep your cat away from Holiday decorations

It's no secret that felines are obsessed with poking around holiday decorations. Here are some tips to stop your cat this Holiday season: Lifehacker recommends putting soft and fluffy material at the bottom of the tree. This will take the cat's at...
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CRTC hoping to curb caller ID spoofing

CRTC hoping to curb caller ID spoofing

Canadian providers of Internet-based phone systems should be able to adopt new technology next year that goes after fake phone calls. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says telecom companies should be able to implemen...
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Liberals move to make good on promise to cut taxes for most Canadians

Liberals move to make good on promise to cut taxes for most Canadians

Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced a motion to deliver on a campaign promise to raise the basic personal income tax exemption to $15,000. The proposed changes would be fully implemented by 2023 and the government would gradually phase out th...
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Humboldt Bronco returns home from Thailand after spinal surgery

Humboldt Bronco returns home from Thailand after spinal surgery

A hockey player paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says he's feeling good after returning home after five weeks in Thailand where he received spinal surgery. Ryan Straschnitzki said he was glad to feel a cold winter as he and his father T...
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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Dec. 9th

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Dec. 9th

Hudson's Bay Co. releases its third-quarter financial results on Tuesday. Lululemon Athletica Inc. releases its third-quarter financial results on Wednesday. Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is to give a speech to the Empire Club of Canada on...
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Ceremony for 30th anniversary of École Polytechnique massacre held in Montreal

Ceremony for 30th anniversary of École Polytechnique massacre held in Montreal

On Dec. 6, 1989, a gunman murdered 14 women in an anti-feminist attack at a Montreal engineering school. Fourteen beams of light were projected over the Montreal skyline as the names of the 14 women whose lives were taken were read aloud. Dignitar...
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Events, including book launch, mark sombre 30th anniversary of Polytechnique massacre

Events, including book launch, mark sombre 30th anniversary of Polytechnique massacre

Sombre events marked the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, an anti-feminist assault that left 14 women dead at Montreal's Ecole polytechnique on Dec. 6, 1989. In addition to a wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial for the victims, a book w...
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Public safety minister says list of guns being banned to come out soon

Public safety minister says list of guns being banned to come out soon

Thirty years after the deadly shooting at Montreal's Ecole polytechnique, which resulted in the deaths of 14 women, Canada's public safety minister says a list of weapons the federal government wants to ban will be coming soon. But Bill Blair says...
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New Nunavut MP asks about climate change in first question period

New Nunavut MP asks about climate change in first question period

Rookie NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq asks the Liberal government about its climate change plans as part of her first question in the House of Commons. Qaqqaq, who is Inuk and represents Nunavut, accuses the Liberals of putting the needs of companies ahea...
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Singh questions Trudeau on pharmacare, Indigenous child welfare

Singh questions Trudeau on pharmacare, Indigenous child welfare

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh rises for the first time in question period since the Oct. 21 federal election to press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the Liberals’ plans for pharmacare. Trudeau is also pressed about his government’s actions around ...
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Trudeau, Scheer clash in first question period since election

Trudeau, Scheer clash in first question period since election

The first question period following the Oct. 21 federal election saw Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer clash over the country’s latest jobs numbers — and just how much blame the federal government should take for it.
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Ford touts climate plan in face of criticism

Ford touts climate plan in face of criticism

Ontario Premier Doug Ford defends his government’s climate plan in the face of new criticism that the province will fall short of its 2030 goal for emissions reductions. Ford says Ontario is on track to meet its targets, touting technology and nuc...
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Nova Scotia bans flavoured e-cigarettes

Nova Scotia bans flavoured e-cigarettes

Nova Scotia has announced a ban on flavoured e-cigarettes, while Ontario continues to mull the idea of doing the same. The move by the Nova Scotian government follows a nationwide clampdown on vaping. A 2016-17 survey suggested 37 per cent of Nova...
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Federal leaders mark Ecole Polytechnique anniversary in House of Commons

Federal leaders mark Ecole Polytechnique anniversary in House of Commons

Thirty years after a misogynist with a gun killed 14 female engineering students at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and opposition leaders spoke about the massacre and its legacy as the House of Commons returned to bu...
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Opposition leaders react to the Liberal government's throne speech

Opposition leaders react to the Liberal government's throne speech

Opposition leaders had a lot to say about the minority Liberal government's speech from the throne. The government will need some measure of support from the opposition benches to carry its agenda forward.
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Liberal throne speech pledges to work with opposition MPs, welcome their ideas

Liberal throne speech pledges to work with opposition MPs, welcome their ideas

Justin Trudeau has launched his second mandate — and a new era of minority Liberal government — with a throne speech light on details but heavy on the need for all parties to work together. The speech from the throne, penned by the Prime Minister'...
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B.C. joins rest of Canada in eliminating medical premiums for health care

B.C. joins rest of Canada in eliminating medical premiums for health care

B.C. residents will stop paying monthly medical-service premiums for health care as of January. The premiums have also been scrapped for employers, but they'll have to pay a so-called Employer Health Tax, based on total payroll. Premier John Horga...
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Live-action 'Mulan' trailer released by Disney

Live-action 'Mulan' trailer released by Disney

Disney has released the full trailer for the live-action "Mulan" film. The adaptation of the 1998 animated movie hits theatres on March 27. It sees Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei play the leading role of Hua Mulan. The plot centres on Mulan di...
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China’s ambassador rejects accusations country is abusing Muslims

China’s ambassador rejects accusations country is abusing Muslims

China’s ambassador to Canada, Cong Peiwu, said reports that hundreds of thousands of Muslims living in China are being abused or kept in concentration camps are not real. He said the local government of Xinjiang is conducting counter-terrorism mea...
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Social media reacts to Joe Biden using footage of Trudeau mocking Trump in new attack ad

Social media reacts to Joe Biden using footage of Trudeau mocking Trump in new attack ad

A video of Justin Trudeau gossiping with other world leaders about Donald Trump is featuring in an advertisement for the U.S. president's leading political rival. The ad went viral on Twitter and has been viewed millions of times. Thousands of Twi...
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