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'I wish we had known': Peter MacKay defends record over transfer of child killers to healing lodges - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:43:20 EST
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Two former top Tory cabinet ministers said Wednesday they simply didn't know so many child killers had been transferred to Indigenous healing lodges to serve out their sentences — even though some of those transferred happened on their watch while in government.

Canada's oil price woes reaching an 'emergency situation,' Cenovus CEO says - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:04:27 EST

The head of one of the country's largest oilsands producers says Canada's oil price woes are reaching an "emergency situation," and on Wednesday saw his company's call for production cuts echoed by a competitor.

Grieving Inuit families blame racism of health-care workers for deaths of loved ones - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:50:12 EST
Mary Pirti Kumarluk and her daughter Siasi Kumarluk

Inuit testifying at Quebec's inquiry into how Indigenous people are treated by Quebec's public servants have told Commissioner Jacques Viens heart-wrenching stories of ignored pleas for help and delayed service. The commission is visiting Nunavik for the first time since hearings began nearly two years ago.

Police investigate alleged sexual assault involving students at St. Michael's College - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:18:18 EST
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Toronto police say they're investigating an alleged sexual assault involving students at a Catholic boys' private school, where, according to school officials, some pupils have already been expelled.

Why Calgary passed on the 2026 Olympics — and what's next for the Games nobody seems to want - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:19:18 EST
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Calgary voters have sent politicians a clear message: They want no part of the city's beleaguered bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Beyond the boosterism of those connected to the Olympic movement, there never seemed to be an overwhelming amount of genuine excitement among everyday Calgarians.

Inuit lives must be protected over polar bears, Nunavut community says - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Government officials must do a better job of controlling the polar bear population along the west coast of Hudson Bay, according to residents left scared and angered by a pair of recent and deadly attacks.

Kevin O'Leary suing Elections Canada over fundraising limits - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:06:52 EST

Failed Conservative leadership contender and reality TV star Kevin O'Leary is suing the federal elections commissioner and Elections Canada over fundraising rules that limit how much of his own money he can spend to clear up outstanding campaign debts — rules O'Leary says infringe upon his Charter rights.

Liberals appoint a new veterans 'ombudsperson' - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:26:38 EST
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Canada has a new veterans ombudsman — or rather (to use the Liberal government's preferred title), a new veterans 'ombudsperson'.

Elizabeth Warren scandal highlights lack of Indigenous data in DNA banks - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:00:00 EST

Problems are inherent in using genetic databases to unearth Indigenous ancestry, but efforts are underway to help Indigenous students acquire skills that would help them move into advisory and leadership roles within genomic research.

Probe of Conservatives' handling of sexual assault claim against ex-MP nearing its end - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:55:24 EST
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More than 10 months after Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer first ordered an investigation, it appears the third party probe into Rick Dykstra's candidacy in the 2015 election could soon be coming to a close.

Domino's Pizza ordered to pay ex-delivery driver $28K in Ont. case highlighting contractor rights - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:00:00 EST
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A Domino's Pizza franchise in Mississauga must pay a former delivery driver $28,144.54 in lost wages and other benefits for violating several parts of the Employment Standards Act, Ontario's Ministry of Labour has ruled.

Prince Charles at 70: Why he's been 'banging the drum' to make a difference, but says he won't meddle as king - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Prince Charles, who turns 70 today, has spent his lifetime doing charitable work, but his history of sharing strong opinions has left some observers uneasy about how he will serve as king.

NASA wants Canadian boots on the moon as first step in deep space exploration - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:12:10 EST
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The head of the U.S. space agency said today he wants to see Canadian astronauts walking on the moon before long — part of a first step toward the farther reaches of space.

Philanthropists donate $3.5M to help bring almost 700 refugees to Canada - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:00:00 EST

It all happened so fast. Tuesday afternoon, Jennifer Basu and a group of friends met at Vancouver International Airport to welcome the refugee they’d sponsored to come to Canada.

Canopy Growth shares stumble 8% after cannabis producer posts quarterly loss - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:33:54 EST
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Canopy Growth Corp. reported a loss of $330.6 million in its most recent quarter as it ramped up spending in quarter that ended just before legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada.

Windstorm leaves thousands without power in Atlantic Canada - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:00:05 -0500
A severe windstorm in Atlantic Canada has left thousands in the region without power as temperatures dip to frigid levels.
Iqaluit grocery store to reopen this weekend following fire - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:05:00 -0500
Iqaluit’s largest store is set to reopen less than 10 days after a fire destroyed their main warehouse.
89 homicides in 2018: Toronto ties record for most murders in a year - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:59:00 -0500
Toronto is on track to mark its deadliest year on record after an onslaught of summer shootings and multiple homicides, of which one-in-three cases remain unsolved.
Teen faces charges in suspected hate crime on Jewish boys in Toronto - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:36:28 -0500
Toronto police say a 17-year-old boy will appear in court next month in what they've described as a suspected hate crime against two Jewish boys.
Ford says sexual misconduct allegations against minister are 'smear campaign' - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:16:15 -0500
Ontario Premier Doug Ford defended his finance minister Wednesday, saying allegations of sexual misconduct against the veteran legislator referenced in a book by former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown are nothing but a 'disgusting smear campaign.'
Police investigate alleged sex assault at Toronto private school - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:12:00 -0500
Police say they are investigating an alleged sexual assault at a private Catholic school in Toronto.
Montreal man alleges racial profiling at Hudson's Bay - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:41:00 -0500
A black man says two security guards held him for nearly two hours at a Hudson’s Bay store in Montreal on suspicion that he was using a fake ID, and he’s accusing the store of racial profiling.
Expect no quick end to Canada-wide cannabis shortages, producers warn - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:08:00 -0500
The supply shortages that have plagued many provinces in the first month of legal cannabis will likely persist for years, industry insiders say.
Brian Gallant to announce plans to step down as N.B. Liberal leader: CP - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:35:00 -0500
Former New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant will be stepping down as Liberal leader, and asking the party to organize a leadership convention.
Judge won't rule if brain dead means legally dead in case of Jewish man - Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:35:00 -0500
The demise of an Orthodox Jewish man has made it unnecessary to rule on the validity of the death certificate issued when he was declared brain dead, a judge has decided in a case that pitted medical practice against religious values and went to the heart of what constitutes being legally dead.

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