Ontario not on track to achieve emissions reductions targets: auditor

Ontario not on track to achieve emissions reductions targets: auditor

Ontario's auditor general says the province's climate change plan is unlikely to meet its emissions reductions targets — and the government acknowledges it. Bonnie Lysyk says in her annual report that under the current plan, greenhouse gas emissio...
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Starbucks aims to become resource-positive

Starbucks aims to become resource-positive

Starbucks has an ambitious plan to reduce its environmental footprint, but one it acknowledges will require help from its customers. The Seattle-based coffee chain committed to three preliminary targets for 2030. The targets include cutting in hal...
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Trudeau addresses Liberal MPs

Trudeau addresses Liberal MPs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is telling his caucus to play nice as it faces the return of a new minority House of Commons next week. Liberal MPs are meeting in Ottawa today ahead of next week’s return to Parliament. Trudeau says Canadians sent th...
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Canadian health agencies are preparing for coronavirus

Canadian health agencies are preparing for coronavirus

Canadian public health agencies are ramping up preparations in response to a new viral illness that has killed at least nine people in China and infected more than 450 people. The agencies say they are awaiting direction from the World Health Orga...
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Canadian health agencies preparing for coronavirus

Canadian health agencies preparing for coronavirus

Canadian public health agencies are ramping up preparations in response to a new viral illness that has killed at least nine people in China and infected more than 450 people. The agencies say they are awaiting direction from the World Health Orga...
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Building on a dream

Building on a dream

A team of Lego builders, including Ryan McNaught, one of only 14 certified Lego professionals in the world, has moved into Telus World of Science in Vancouver. The group used more than half a million Lego bricks and took over 2,400 hours to build ...
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Vending machine dispenses heroin substitute for at-risk drug users

Vending machine dispenses heroin substitute for at-risk drug users

MySafe is a vending machine that dispenses a heroin substitute called hydromorphone to patients whose biometrics have been programmed into it as part of a unique Vancouver program aimed at preventing overdoses.
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Funding deal reached on new Ontario French-language university

Funding deal reached on new Ontario French-language university

After Ontario's Progressive Conservative government initially cancelled plans for a dedicated French-language university, the federal government stepped in with a promise to cover some of the costs. Official Languages Minister Melanie Joly announc...
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Ottawa to match funds raised by campaign for crash victims' families

Ottawa to match funds raised by campaign for crash victims' families

The federal government says it will match the funds raised by a national campaign to help cover funeral costs for the families affected by a deadly plane crash in Iran earlier this month. Speaking at an event in Toronto on Wednesday, Liberal MP Om...
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NDP wants full study of new NAFTA, says Singh

NDP wants full study of new NAFTA, says Singh

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling for an exhaustive review of Canada's new North American trade deal before deciding whether the NDP will support ratifying it — a move that could slow down the Liberals' plan to get it passed quickly. Singh was i...
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Bank of Canada holds key interest rate at 1.75 per cent

Bank of Canada holds key interest rate at 1.75 per cent

The Bank of Canada is keeping its key interest rate target on hold at 1.75 per cent and forecasting a slower-than-expected start for the Canadian economy in 2020. Bank governor Stephen Poloz says the central bank won't cut its trend-setting intere...
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Bank of Canada holds key interest rate at 1.75 per cent

Bank of Canada holds key interest rate at 1.75 per cent

The Bank of Canada is keeping its key interest rate target on hold at 1.75 per cent and forecasting a slower-than-expected start for the Canadian economy in 2020. Bank governor Stephen Poloz says the central bank won't cut its trend-setting intere...
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Former Canadian Forces engineer to remain behind bars in Maryland

Former Canadian Forces engineer to remain behind bars in Maryland

Former Canadian Forces engineer and accused neo-Nazi Patrik Mathews will remain behind bars until his preliminary hearing Jan. 30. Judge Timothy Sullivan issued the order Wednesday after Mathews, who faces immigration and weapons charges, appeared...
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Health agencies preparing for coronavirus

Health agencies preparing for coronavirus

Canadian public health agencies are ramping up preparations in response to a new viral illness that has killed at least nine people in China and infected more than 450 people. The agencies say they are awaiting direction from the World Health Orga...
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Air Canada delays return of Boeing 737 Max

Air Canada delays return of Boeing 737 Max

Air Canada has removed the Boeing 737 Max from its operating schedule until June 30. The decision follows the manufacturer's latest guidance about regulatory approval for the plane to fly again. It says the decision is based on operational conside...
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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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