Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Oct. 7

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Oct. 7

The Sector IT security conference kicks off on Monday in Toronto. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. will release preliminary housing start data for September on Tuesday. The Canadian Wind Energy Association will hold its 35th annual CanWEA confere...
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Most babies vulnerable to measles at 3 months: study

A new study suggests infants are more vulnerable to measles than previously thought. The findings debunk notions that most babies are protected for much of their first year by maternal antibodies passed on through pregnancy. In fact, Toronto resea...
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Money Monitor: Growing need for seniors to prepare finances

Money Monitor: Growing need for seniors to prepare finances

As Canada's population ages, more children will be thrust into a reversed role of looking out for their parents and their finances. Experts say they will have to be on guard for a wide range of issues like missing payments. When potentially takin...
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Trudeau sits down with Calgary, Vancouver mayors to address feelings of frustration in the West

Trudeau sits down with Calgary, Vancouver mayors to address feelings of frustration in the West

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's meeting with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi showcased tensions in the West with Ottawa. Trudeau’s new western ambassador Jim Carr was in the room with Nenshi, where a contentious piece of environmental legislation was ...
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Ford to meet with Trudeau in Ottawa

Ford to meet with Trudeau in Ottawa

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he will travel to Ottawa on Friday to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. This comes as Ontario has created a council on provincial-federal relations, headed up by Ford. Ford says the team, including several sen...
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Doctors alarmed by Ontario teen's brush with death due to vaping-related disease

Doctors alarmed by Ontario teen's brush with death due to vaping-related disease

Some Canadian doctors admit an Ontario teenager's brush with death from a lung disease this year highlights just how little we know about the effects of vaping. Thursday's Canadian Medical Association Journal contains an article by six doctors who...
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Picasso portrait snags Canadian record-setting $9.1M at Toronto auction

Picasso portrait snags Canadian record-setting $9.1M at Toronto auction

A Pablo Picasso portrait has sold for $9.1 million, making it the most valuable work by a non-Canadian artist to sell at auction in the country The 1941 painting sold Wednesday at the Heffel Fine Art Auction House depicts photographer Dora Maar, w...
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'Climate emergency' is Oxford's 2019 Word of the Year

'Climate emergency' is Oxford's 2019 Word of the Year

"Climate emergency" is Oxford's 2019 Word of the Year. Oxford Dictionaries chose "climate emergency" as the 2019 Word of the Year from a shortlist of words that were all related to the environment. Since 2018, the use of "climate emergency" has in...
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Celine Dion nearly passed on singing 'My Heart Will Go On'

Celine Dion nearly passed on singing 'My Heart Will Go On'

Celine Dion nearly passed on singing "My Heart Will Go On." In a new interview, Dion admits that at first, she wanted no part of the now-famous theme to James Cameron's movie, "Titanic." The 51-year-old added she was convinced by her late husband ...
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UBC cancels second-term exchanges to Hong Kong

UBC cancels second-term exchanges to Hong Kong

The University of British Columbia's vice-president for student affairs Ainsley Carry said UBC has cancelled its second term for exchange students in protest-racked Hong Kong. There were 31 UBC students on exchange or participating in co-op placem...
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Class action proposed against Roundup makers

Class action proposed against Roundup makers

Lawyers for a group of Canadians who blame their own or their loved ones' cancer on exposure to a herbicide have filed a series of proposed class-action lawsuits against the product's manufacturer. The untested statements of claim filed in Ontario...
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Cabinet ministers answer questions after being sworn in

Cabinet ministers answer questions after being sworn in

Federal cabinet ministers talked about everything from Canada's relations to China and the United States to climate change and national unity after being sworn in on Wednesday.
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Opposition reacts to new Liberal cabinet

Opposition reacts to new Liberal cabinet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled a larger cabinet that aims to advance Liberal campaign promises to tackle climate change and promote middle-class prosperity, while attempting to soothe regional tensions exacerbated by last month's elect...
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B.C. raises flag at legislature marking Transgender Day of Remembrance

B.C. raises flag at legislature marking Transgender Day of Remembrance

Politicians in British Columbia raised the Transgender flag for the first time during a ceremony marking Transgender Day of Remembrance at the legislature. The ceremony included statements by members of the transgender community who say violence a...
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Federal Liberal cabinet unveiled, sworn in

Federal Liberal cabinet unveiled, sworn in

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his new cabinet during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Wednesday. The cabinet, which includes old faces and new, is comprised of 36 ministers who will be responsible for running the country during the Liberals' ...
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O'Shea, Steinauer meet up in Grey Cup as head coaches

O'Shea, Steinauer meet up in Grey Cup as head coaches

They've won Grey Cups as players and later as assistant coaches. On Sunday, Orlondo Steinauer of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Mike O'Shea of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will square off in the Grey Cup in Calgary. It's their first meeting as CFL head ...
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Winnipeg man has gone pantless during Blue Bombers' Grey Cup drought

Winnipeg man has gone pantless during Blue Bombers' Grey Cup drought

Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans have waited for 19 years for a Grey Cup win. Chris Matthew says he has not worn pants for 18 of those years - sticking to shorts and kilts. His pants-less streak may be about to end, though, as the Bombers face the Hamil...
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Canadians Shawn Mendes, Drake, Jessie Reyez pick up Grammy nominations

Canadians Shawn Mendes, Drake, Jessie Reyez pick up Grammy nominations

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MacLean says he doesn't believe Cherry is racist

MacLean says he doesn't believe Cherry is racist

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Bombers, Ticats land in Calgary seeking to end Grey Cup droughts

Bombers, Ticats land in Calgary seeking to end Grey Cup droughts

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers have arrived in Calgary ahead of Sunday’s 107th Grey Cup game. The Bombers last hoisted the trophy 29 years ago. It’s been two decades for the Ticats.
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MacLean says he doesn't believe Cherry is racist

MacLean says he doesn't believe Cherry is racist

Days after addressing Don Cherry's dismissal during a "Hockey Night in Canada" broadcast, sports broadcaster Ron MacLean says he doesn't believe his former co-host is a racist. MacLean, the long-time co-host of "Coach's Corner" with Cherry, is in ...
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‘Remember who we’re fighting for,’ Singh says as NDP caucus sworn into office

‘Remember who we’re fighting for,’ Singh says as NDP caucus sworn into office

As his caucus was sworn-in Tuesday NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Canadians sent a message they want Parliament to work, and he’s going to work hard to make that happen. Singh said after his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau there was an o...
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Manitoba throne speech focuses on small tax cuts, campaign promises

Manitoba throne speech focuses on small tax cuts, campaign promises

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government promised to cut taxes, hire more health-care workers and boost its crime-fighting efforts in the coming year in a list priorities laid out in Tuesday’s throne speech. Premier Brian Pallister says his ...
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Groups urge rejection of mill's pipeline plan

Groups urge rejection of mill's pipeline plan

Groups that have voiced concerns about a Nova Scotia pulp mill's plan to pump millions of litres of treated wastewater into the Northumberland Strait are urging the province to reject the proposal. The Town of Pictou, Pictou Landing First Nation, ...
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Buying your first stock requires lots of research before you take the plunge

Buying your first stock requires lots of research before you take the plunge

Most young people are often more concerned with covering rent than investing. Many professionals agree that buying individual stocks isn't the best move for those new to investing. By age 30, Robin Speziale had bucked the trend and built a stock p...
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