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Tragically Hip's Gord Downie dead at 53

Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip frontman who united a diverse array of music lovers with his commanding stage presence and Canadiana-laced lyrics, has died. He was 53. Downie had an aggressive and incurable for...


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Quebec passes bill banning niqab, burka while receiving public services

MONTREAL – Niqab-wearing Quebec women who want to ride the bus, visit the library, go for a medical check-up or meet with their child’s teacher are now legally required to uncover their faces while receiving pr...


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Kelly McParland: Bill Morneau discovers an elite, tax-dodging loophole exploiter: Himself

Take a minute to consider this: Canada’s finance minister is engaged in an effort to sell a controversial new tax change. His pitch is that the change is aimed at rich people who have been taking unfair advanta...


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Liberals continue tax change tour, narrow scope of passive-income measure

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is continuing to pull and pluck away at his government's controversial tax regime proposals, this time promising to adjust the rules on passive income so only three per cent of the...


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Sears Canada extended warranties to run out today

TORONTO - Today is the last day Sears Canada Inc. will honour extended warranties as the retailer prepares to start liquidation sales Thursday. Sears Canada said earlier this week that only customers who bought...


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Why Rachel Notley will need an even bigger miracle to win again

Striding out of Banff Trail School, Todd Strong expressed pride in what he’d just done. The Calgary massage therapist had voted to end four decades of Alberta Tory rule, and the power grabs that had come to defi...


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U.S. Congress Report Casts Doubt On A NAFTA Priority For Trump: Source

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is taking a measure of comfort in a new report by the U.S. Congress that casts doubt on one of Donald Trump's priorities for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement...


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United Nations, U.S. failed to prevent ‘ethnic cleansing’ in South Sudan: analysis

By Justin LynchThe Associated PressWed., Oct. 18, 2017YEI, SOUTH SUDAN—Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan’s Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country’s civil war. But when a national peace dea...


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Alberta Health to make announcement on supervised drug consumption sites

The Alberta government is set to provide an update Wednesday on the progress of establishing supervised drug consumption sites in Edmonton and Calgary. Associate Health Minister Brandy Payne, who has been leadi...


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Energy East's demise could spell electoral trouble for Liberals in NB

OTTAWA -- Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the federal cabinet was never going to include downstream emissions as a factor when it reviewed the application for the now defunct Energy East pipeline. In a...


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What's going on with Stéphane Dion, anyway? We found out in Brussels

OTTAWA — So what’s Stéphane Dion up to these days? The former foreign minister was shuffled across the pond to Europe this spring for a dual role that had everyone confused: ambassador to Germany, but also amba...


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The solidarity of the Jews is now a part of their history. It wasn't always

Always it began in darkness, in the hours between midnight and dawn, when the last dockside patrols had ended and the guards were snoring or whoring. Like small night animals emerging from burrows, whispering c...


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What is Donald Trump's NAFTA plan? Canadian experts take their best guess

OTTAWA — Wondering what goes on between Donald Trump’s ears? You’re not alone. As the fourth round of negotiations on an updated North American Free Trade Agreement wrapped up Tuesday, we asked a roster of Cana...


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Three candidates seek mayor's seat in Senneville

Leading up to the Nov. 5 elections, the West Island Gazette will run mayoral profiles from West Island communities. John Meagher focuses on Senneville, where there is a three-way race for mayor but all six dist...


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Clock ticking on U.S. offer for Boeing-made Super Hornet fighters

By The Canadian PressWed., Oct. 18, 2017OTTAWA—The Trudeau government has until the end of the year to decide on an offer for Super Hornet fighter jets, which remain on the table despite recent escalations in t...


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Firefighters absorb harmful chemicals through skin according to groundbreaking Ottawa research

Like most firefighters, Ottawa Fire Capt. David Matschke has watched colleagues, including close friends, die from cancer. It is a common story among firefighters, who are exposed to harmful toxins on the job. ...


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US agency withdraws rule aimed at protecting animal farmers

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Trump administration's decision to kill a rule designed to protect the rights of farmers who raise chickens, cows and hogs for the United States' largest meat processors has infuriated fa...


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The Latest: States suing to force insurance subsidy payments

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation (all times local):12:01 p.m.State attorneys general say they'll immediately seek a court order to force the administration to keep p...


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New mortgage stress test to hit ‘move-up’ home buyers

By TESS KALINOWSKIREAL ESTATE REPORTERTues., Oct. 17, 2017Expanded stress testing of mortgages will have “a significant dampening effect” on the housing market and could hit move-up home buyers hardest, says BM...


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NHL player agent facing fraud charges

A player agent who was sued successfully by former Atlanta Thrasher Dany Heatley for more than $6 million is now in Winnipeg police custody facing fraud charges after a four-year investigation. Winnipeg police ...