Opposition leaders react to the Liberal government's throne speech

Opposition leaders react to the Liberal government's throne speech

Opposition leaders had a lot to say about the minority Liberal government's speech from the throne. The government will need some measure of support from the opposition benches to carry its agenda forward.
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Liberal throne speech pledges to work with opposition MPs, welcome their ideas

Liberal throne speech pledges to work with opposition MPs, welcome their ideas

Justin Trudeau has launched his second mandate — and a new era of minority Liberal government — with a throne speech light on details but heavy on the need for all parties to work together. The speech from the throne, penned by the Prime Minister'...
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B.C. joins rest of Canada in eliminating medical premiums for health care

B.C. joins rest of Canada in eliminating medical premiums for health care

B.C. residents will stop paying monthly medical-service premiums for health care as of January. The premiums have also been scrapped for employers, but they'll have to pay a so-called Employer Health Tax, based on total payroll. Premier John Horga...
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Live-action 'Mulan' trailer released by Disney

Live-action 'Mulan' trailer released by Disney

Disney has released the full trailer for the live-action "Mulan" film. The adaptation of the 1998 animated movie hits theatres on March 27. It sees Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei play the leading role of Hua Mulan. The plot centres on Mulan di...
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China’s ambassador rejects accusations country is abusing Muslims

China’s ambassador rejects accusations country is abusing Muslims

China’s ambassador to Canada, Cong Peiwu, said reports that hundreds of thousands of Muslims living in China are being abused or kept in concentration camps are not real. He said the local government of Xinjiang is conducting counter-terrorism mea...
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Social media reacts to Joe Biden using footage of Trudeau mocking Trump in new attack ad

Social media reacts to Joe Biden using footage of Trudeau mocking Trump in new attack ad

A video of Justin Trudeau gossiping with other world leaders about Donald Trump is featuring in an advertisement for the U.S. president's leading political rival. The ad went viral on Twitter and has been viewed millions of times. Thousands of Twi...
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Trudeau meets new premier of Northwest Territories

Trudeau meets new premier of Northwest Territories

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane for the first time. Trudeau in brief remarks talks about areas where the two governments can work together, and Cochrane remarks how she will be an ally to th...
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Nova Scotia first to ban flavoured e-cigarettes and juices

Nova Scotia first to ban flavoured e-cigarettes and juices

Nova Scotia Health Minister Randy Delorey has announced the province will be the first to ban sales of flavoured e-cigarettes and juices — as of April 1, 2020. Strict new measures were recently adopted in Prince Edward Island, British Columbia and...
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Demand for transplants outpaces organ donations: report

Demand for transplants outpaces organ donations: report

A new report suggests that organ transplants are on the rise in Canada, but wait times continue to cost patients their lives. The report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information says the number of transplant procedures increased by 33 per ...
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Bank of Canada deputy governor Timothy Lane talks about the idea of an 'insurance' rate cut

Bank of Canada deputy governor Timothy Lane talks about the idea of an 'insurance' rate cut

Bank of Canada deputy governor Timothy Lane says the Canadian economy remains resilient despite the global uncertainty caused by the trade war between the United States and China. Lane made the comments a day after the Bank of Canada announced it ...
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Justin Bieber publicly apologizes for past racist remarks

Justin Bieber publicly apologizes for past racist remarks

Justin Bieber has apologized in a post on Instagram for making racist remarks in the past. In a post on Dec. 3, Bieber addressed his “shortcomings,” saying his goal was to "take ownership." According to the 25-year-old singer, his mistakes were du...
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Alex Trebek to get Canadian Academy honour

Alex Trebek to get Canadian Academy honour

Alex Trebek will receive special honours from the organization behind the Canadian Screen Awards next year. Trebek will receive the Academy Icon Award "for his exceptional ongoing contribution to the media industry." The Sudbury, Ont.,-native has ...
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Money Monitor: Don't neglect your finances at the end of the year

Money Monitor: Don't neglect your finances at the end of the year

You may be reluctant to add one more item to an already daunting holiday to-do list, but financial experts want to make sure your financial plan doesn't get neglected in the year-end rush as 2019 comes to a close. Mike Laughton, a financial planne...
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A brief history of bumps in Trudeau's and Trump's relationship

A brief history of bumps in Trudeau's and Trump's relationship

The latest bump in the relationship between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump played out on the public stage of an international summit this week. But the leaders of two of the world's closest allies have had their pri...
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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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Ottawa reacts to Trudeau's comments about Trump

Ottawa reacts to Trudeau's comments about Trump

The latest snafu in the relationship between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump played out on the public stage of the NATO summit on Wednesday. The damage came in the form of candid comments Trudeau made about the mercur...
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Ontario high school teachers hold one-day strike

Ontario high school teachers hold one-day strike

Education workers across Ontario took part in a one-day strike to protest the lack of progress in contract talks between their union and Premier Doug Ford's government. Members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation took to schools a...
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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer puts Liberals on notice

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer puts Liberals on notice

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is seeking to rally his MPs and senators after a brutal few weeks of concerns being raised about his leadership and whether he can stay on. His party hopes the focus will switch onto the Liberals with the return o...
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MMIW action plan coming by June: Bennett

MMIW action plan coming by June: Bennett

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says the federal government will release by June 2020 its plan to respond to the final report of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Bennett says the government has ...
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New greenhouse gas targets not likely until next fall: Wilkinson

New greenhouse gas targets not likely until next fall: Wilkinson

New Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says his first priority is going to be figuring out how Canada can actually hit its Paris climate change agreement goals. After that, he will look at seeing how much more Canada can do before the 2030 de...
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Trudeau announces new contributions to NATO

Trudeau announces new contributions to NATO

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced Canada will move to ensure more fighter jets and a naval frigate are available for rapid deployment should NATO need them in an emergency. Trudeau made the announcement at a gathering of leaders from the...
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Trudeau explains Trump comments

Trudeau explains Trump comments

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau played down candid comments he made about U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday and said the two leaders maintain a good relationship.
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Alberta Fair Deal Panel Town halls begin

Alberta Fair Deal Panel Town halls begin

Alberta's Fair Deal panel began its series of town halls Tuesday night. The panel was struck by Premier Jason Kenney to see what Alberta can do to overcome policies restricting its economy. The options include pulling out of CPP and creating an Al...
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NATO chief says Canadian missions in Latvia, Iraq help strengthen military alliance

NATO chief says Canadian missions in Latvia, Iraq help strengthen military alliance

NATO’s secretary-general has come out swinging in defence of the military alliance, and says Canada is playing a key role in helping to strengthen the 70-year-old organization thanks in part to its contributions to different missions. In an interv...
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Victoria Hand Project extends reach to amputees, kids in Canada, U.S.

Victoria Hand Project extends reach to amputees, kids in Canada, U.S.

Engineering students at the University of Victoria are expanding the reach of a non-profit program that provides low cost 3D printed prosthetic hands to amputees, offering 3D printed braces for children with scoliosis. Prof Nick Dechev says a $1 m...
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End delays on mercury centre: Grassy Narrows chief

End delays on mercury centre: Grassy Narrows chief

The chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation is accusing the Liberals of stalling on a treatment centre for residents with mercury poisoning and is calling for a less "paternalistic" approach from the feds. Chief Rudy Turtle was joined by the Assembly...
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Canadian organizations distancing themselves from disgraced royal Prince Andrew

Canadian organizations distancing themselves from disgraced royal Prince Andrew

Canadian organizations that once welcomed Prince Andrew's patronage are continuing to sever ties from the prominent Royal in droves. The public distancing began after international news broke of his ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein ...
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Science confirms it: Cats are hard to read

Science confirms it: Cats are hard to read

Science is confirming what many pet owners already know — cats are hard to read. In a recent study, researchers at the University of Guelph decided to look at how well people were able to read the expressions on cat faces. They showed 6,300 people...
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Federal government shows surplus and forfeited property on offer to public

Federal government shows surplus and forfeited property on offer to public

From scrap rubber, to electric bikes and board games, Canadians looking for Christmas gifts can bid online for any of the items housed at one of the eight warehouses across the country managed by Public Services and Procurement Canada. The majorit...
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Canada 'slightly delinquent' on defence spending, Trump says during meeting with Trudeau

Canada 'slightly delinquent' on defence spending, Trump says during meeting with Trudeau

U.S. President Donald Trump says Canada is "slightly delinquent" on defence spending, but otherwise gave his country's northern neighbour a pass. The question came up during a meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Lo...
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Trump warns Congress to ratify new North American trade deal before Canada, Mexico lose interest

Trump warns Congress to ratify new North American trade deal before Canada, Mexico lose interest

U.S. President Donald Trump says his country’s legislators have to ratify the new North American free-trade deal before Mexico and Canada lose interest in finalizing it. The comments came as Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met in London Tu...
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Moving Benadryl behind the counter doesn't resolve safety concerns: pharmacists

Moving Benadryl behind the counter doesn't resolve safety concerns: pharmacists

Parents have been surprised by recent headlines highlighting that a growing number of doctors are warning against the use of older antihistamines. The warnings about diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in Benadryl, stem from safety and efficacy...
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Alanis Morissette to go on 'Jagged Little Pill' anniversary tour

Alanis Morissette to go on 'Jagged Little Pill' anniversary tour

Alanis Morissette is set to go on a world tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of her breakthrough album "Jagged Little Pill" The pre-sale for the tour begins Dec. 10 and the general sale will start Dec. 13 Garbage will be a special guest on the ...
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Premiers ask for more health funding, express hesitation on pharmacare

Premiers ask for more health funding, express hesitation on pharmacare

Canada's premiers agreed Monday to press the federal government for higher increases to health-care funding, but most expressed hesitation about a national pharmacare program. The premiers also emerged from a meeting in Mississauga, Ont., with a c...
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Health safety tips for shovelling snow

Health safety tips for shovelling snow

Health safety tips for shovelling snow. Between 1990 and 2006, the chore was linked to 100 fatalities and thousands of injuries. The figures come from the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Here are some ways to keep yourself healthy and safe...
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Transit chaos in Toronto subway after small fire

Transit chaos in Toronto subway after small fire

A stretch of the Toronto subway was shut down and two stations had to be evacuated during the Monday morning commute. The city's fire department says a small fire broke out about 15 metres from the platform at Dundas West Station around 7 a.m. To...
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Ontario, Saskatchewan, N.B. premiers announce nuclear energy agreement

Ontario, Saskatchewan, N.B. premiers announce nuclear energy agreement

Ontario Premier Doug Ford met with his Saskatchewan and New Brunswick counterparts to announce a nuclear energy agreement on Sunday. It comes ahead of a meeting with all 13 of Canada's premiers in Mississauga Monday.
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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Dec. 2nd

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Dec. 2nd

Husky Energy Inc. will release its planned 2020 capital expenditure and production guidance on Monday. The lion's share of Canada's big banks will report their fourth-quarter earnings this week. The Bank of Canada is expected to make its key inter...
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney closes out United Conservative Party annual general meeting

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney closes out United Conservative Party annual general meeting

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says critics of the United Conservative government's budget cuts need to tone down the rhetoric. He says Albertans would not take kindly to a general strike and is urging collaboration and co-operation.
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Protestors brave cold outside UCP annual general meeting

Protestors brave cold outside UCP annual general meeting

Hundreds braved the freezing cold in Calgary to protest government cuts outside the Alberta United Conservative Party's annual general meeting. An organizer estimates close to 1,000 people showed up, while Calgary police put the number at 700.
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Scheer cautions against internal fighting in speech in Conservative heartland

Scheer cautions against internal fighting in speech in Conservative heartland

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has dismissed those calling for him to step down after last month's election loss as elites and "talking heads" who know he'll never relent in his opposition to the carbon tax. Scheer said he was deeply disappoint...
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Stolen fire truck causes police pursuit in Winnipeg

Stolen fire truck causes police pursuit in Winnipeg

A man was tasered and taken into custody after Winnipeg police say he stole a fire truck. Police used two spike belts and the truck eventually became immobile, stopping below a bridge with both front tires deflated. Police Const. Rob Carver says h...
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Justin Trudeau, Chrystia Freeland meet Mexico’s USMCA point man in Ottawa

Justin Trudeau, Chrystia Freeland meet Mexico’s USMCA point man in Ottawa

Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland met a top Mexican diplomat as efforts intensify to get the new North American free-trade agreement approved. The prime minister and deputy prime minister each sat down with Jesus Seade in Ottawa, Mexico’s point...
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Halifax police apologize to black community for pain caused by street checks

Halifax police apologize to black community for pain caused by street checks

Halifax's police chief Dan Kinsella has issued a formal apology to Nova Scotia's black community today over the practice of street checks. The chief says police are sorry for actions that have caused pain, mistreatment and victimization. The Nova ...
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Calgary Flames react to resignation of coach Bill Peters

Calgary Flames react to resignation of coach Bill Peters

Calgary Flames players say the resignation of Bill Peters means it's time to move forward as a team. Interim coach Geoff Ward says he got the word this morning and then talked to the team about it. He says they've been trying hard to keep themselv...
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Bill Peters resigns as coach of the Calgary Flames

Bill Peters resigns as coach of the Calgary Flames

Bill Peters has resigned as coach of the Calgary Flames amid allegations of racial slurs and physical abuse of players in previous jobs. General manager Brad Treliving on Friday announced he accepted Peters’ resignation. Peters had not been on the...
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Bill Peters resigns as coach of the Calgary Flames

Bill Peters resigns as coach of the Calgary Flames

Bill Peters has resigned as coach of the Calgary Flames amid allegations of racial slurs and physical abuse of players in previous jobs. General manager Brad Treliving on Friday announced he accepted Peters’ resignation. Peters had not been on the...
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Supreme Court awards woman $20,000 in escalator-handrail case

Supreme Court awards woman $20,000 in escalator-handrail case

The Supreme Court of Canada says police stepped over the line when they fined a Quebec woman for refusing to hold onto an escalator handrail. Bela Kosoian was in a subway station in the Montreal suburb of Laval in 2009 when a police officer told h...
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