Cirque du Soleil co-founder taken into custody in Tahiti over cannabis growth

Cirque du Soleil co-founder taken into custody in Tahiti over cannabis growth

A Canadian entrepreneur and co-founder of the circus show Cirque du Soleil has been taken into custody in French Polynesia over claims of cannabis cultivation. Montreal-based entrepreneurial organization Lune Rouge says Guy Laliberte is being ques...
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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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