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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Five things to watch for in Canadian business, week of Jan 27th

Five things to watch for in Canadian business, week of Jan 27th

Metro Inc. releases its first-quarter financial results and holds a conference call with analysts on Tuesday. Canadian National Railway Co. reports its fourth-quarter and full-year results after the close of markets on Tuesday. Bank of Canada depu...
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Alberta man hoping billboards and advertising will find him a kidney donor

Alberta man hoping billboards and advertising will find him a kidney donor

An Alberta man and his family are pulling out the stops to try and find him a new kidney. A billboard in Drumheller, Alberta reads that "Jim really needs a new kidney." Jim Lomond was born with kidney problems and after a couple of transplants his...
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Canadians celebrate Lunar New Year despite concerns over coronavirus

Canadians celebrate Lunar New Year despite concerns over coronavirus

Vancouver's Lunar New Year celebrations featured a parade with lion dancers, firecrackers and delegations of police, firefighters and community associations across the city. At least one other event in the Lower Mainland was cancelled over fears o...
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Pacific Division puts aside differences to grab NHL all-star game crown

Pacific Division puts aside differences to grab NHL all-star game crown

Members of the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers put aside their bad blood to join members of the Vancouver Canucks in beating the Atlantic Division 5-4, winning the NHL's 3-on-3 all-star tournament. Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk hit Oilers forwa...
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Canadian officials say coronavirus patient showed mild symptoms on flight

Canadian officials say coronavirus patient showed mild symptoms on flight

Canada's chief public health officer says officials are trying to track down other passengers on a flight from China to Toronto in the wake of Canada's first case of coronavirus. Dr. Theresa Tam said the man in his 50's, currently in stable condit...
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First Canadian case of new coronavirus detected in Toronto

First Canadian case of new coronavirus detected in Toronto

Health officials in Ontario have confirmed the first presumptive positive case of the new coronavirus in Canada. Dr. Barbara Yaffe, the province's associate chief medical officer of health, said a man in his 50s who had travelled to Wuhan, China, ...
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Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid

Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid

Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay officially launched his bid Saturday to capture the leadership of the federal Conservative party before an enthusiastic hometown crowd in Stellarton, Nova Scotia.
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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says next six months about getting party election-ready

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says next six months about getting party election-ready

Scheer announced his decision to step down as party leader in December, but will stay on until his replacement is elected in June. He says he'll keep his focus on Parliament, but it will be good to watch the leadership process unfold.
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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says next six months about getting party election-ready

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says next six months about getting party election-ready

Scheer resigned in December saying he longer had the heart for the job, but says questions that emerged at the time about his spending are an internal matter. He says too that a report he'd commissioned into what went wrong during the election is ...
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NHL shines light on women's game at all-star skills competition

NHL shines light on women's game at all-star skills competition

The NHL invited 20 female players to play a 3-on-3 game at Friday's NHL all-star skills competition. It marks the third year women have been involved in the event. The Canadian team beat the United States 2-1.
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Inuk elder recalls collecting bones for the war effort during the Second World War

Inuk elder recalls collecting bones for the war effort during the Second World War

Qapik Attagutsiak, who turns 100 in June, will be the guest of honour during a ceremony in Ottawa on Monday recognizing the role Inuit communities played collecting bones during the Second World War. Those bones were transported south and eventual...
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St. John's to lift state of emergency as blizzard cleanup continues

St. John's to lift state of emergency as blizzard cleanup continues

St. John's, N.L., will lift its eight-day state of emergency on Saturday at 6 a.m. The city has been focused on cleanup after last week's record-breaking blizzard dropped 76 centimetres of snow on the city. Mayor Danny Breen says there are still c...
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Trump joins anti-abortion protesters at March for Life rally in D.C.

Trump joins anti-abortion protesters at March for Life rally in D.C.

Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to address Washington, D.C.'s March for Life anti-abortion rally in person Friday, illustrating how important evangelical voters are to his re-election changes. Against the backdrop of Capitol Hill, whe...
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How researchers are tracking the coronavirus

How researchers are tracking the coronavirus

Canadian researchers are making advances in tracking the trajectory of viral illnesses, like the emergent coronavirus. From global flight patterns to learning the names of individual patients, scientists say they have more ways to monitor infectio...
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Trudeau taps Marc Gold as government representative in the Senate

Trudeau taps Marc Gold as government representative in the Senate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is tapping Sen. Marc Gold, a constitutional law expert and former chair of the Jewish Federations of Canada, to serve as the Liberal government's representative in the upper chamber. Gold says senators may have to cur...
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Poilievre says decision to bow out of Conservative leadership weeks in the making

Poilievre says decision to bow out of Conservative leadership weeks in the making

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre says weeks of uncertainty about whether he actually wanted to enter the party's leadership race came to a head as deadlines to sign contracts loomed. Considered among the front-runners in the race, Poilievre grew e...
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Mass quarantine not in Canada's coronavirus cards

Mass quarantine not in Canada's coronavirus cards

Public health authorities say Canadians have no need to worry about the prospect of mass quarantines, even in the likely event the coronavirus is discovered here. They said scary images coming from a now isolated Wuhan, a Chinese city with 11 mill...
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Ford says his patience with teacher unions won't last

Ford says his patience with teacher unions won't last

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says "there is only so long" his patience will last with the teachers' unions. All four major teachers' unions are engaged in some form of job action, including rotating strikes and work-to-rule campaigns, as contract tal...
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Andrew Scheer addresses his caucus

Andrew Scheer addresses his caucus

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer gathered his MPs and senators around him Friday to plot strategy for Parliament’s return on Monday. The caucus retreat comes at a time when many Tories are plotting their own strategies for how best to replace Sch...
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NDP to table national pharmacare bill

NDP to table national pharmacare bill

The New Democrats are planning to bring forward legislation to implement a national, universal pharmacare program. NDP House Leader Peter Julian is set to table a private member's bill at his first opportunity after Parliament resumes next week. N...
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New virus could disrupt global economy

New virus could disrupt global economy

A deadly new virus that emerged in China is raising concerns beyond the public health sphere as experts warn about the potential economic cost of a global outbreak. Stock markets around the world fell as health authorities rushed to monitor and co...
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Commemorative stamp pays tribute to all-black hockey league in the Maritimes

Commemorative stamp pays tribute to all-black hockey league in the Maritimes

Canada Post has unveiled a commemorative stamp that pays tribute to an all-black hockey league that once thrived in the Maritimes. The stamp tells the story of the Colored Hockey League, which saw teams competing for the Colored Hockey Championshi...
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Meng Wanzhou leaves Vancouver court after end of first part of extradition hearing

Meng Wanzhou leaves Vancouver court after end of first part of extradition hearing

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou leaves British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver after the end of the first part of her extradition hearing on American fraud charges. If the judge rules against her, the second part will begin in June, but a ruling...
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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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