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Why making rich Canadians richer may not be the best business strategy: Don Pittis - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 EDT
Federal Finances 20180928

A call from a Canadian Senate committee to follow the U.S. lead in cutting corporate taxes comes just as the hazards of that policy loom larger south of the border.

Father of man dubbed 'Jihadi Jack' says Andrew Scheer is telling 'a blatant lie' about his son - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:25:26 EDT
Commons 20180926

The parents of a young British-Canadian man accused of being a member of ISIS have written an open letter to members of Parliament challenging what they claim are “lies” about their son being repeated by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

Tens of thousands of Canadians could soon be eligible for a pot pardon, but lawyers warn about limitations - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 EDT
medical marijuana activist smokes a marijuana cigarette

The Liberal government's announcement that it will expedite the processing of pardons for people with minor cannabis-related crimes is welcome news to quite literally tens of thousands of Canadians who have been convicted of possession offences.

Liberal government tables bill to toughen laws on bestiality, animal cruelty - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:15:40 EDT
Wilson Raybould Expenses 20160914

Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled legislation today that would strengthen laws around animal cruelty and bestiality.

The Pollcast: Counting down to 2019 - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:26:08 EDT
Immigration and the next federal election

On the latest episode of the Pollcast, Vassy Kapelos and Chris Hall join Éric Grenier to look ahead to next year's federal election and Jacques Poitras breaks down the latest news in New Brunswick ahead of next week's sitting of the deadlocked legislature.

Edmonton Girl Guide sells out of cookies outside cannabis store - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:58:42 EDT
Elina Childs

When Edmontonians lined up to buy cannabis from retail stores on Wednesday, Elina Childs saw a business opportunity. Along with her dad, the nine-year-old Girl Guide showed up at Nova Cannabis just south of Whyte Avenue pulling a wagon filled with cookies.

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame officially inducts 2018 class - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:41:23 EDT

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame introduced the class of 2018 from Toronto. There are eight inductees — six athletes and two builders.

What the first ever Coalition Avenir Québec government will look like - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:54:29 EDT
CAQ SWORN IN 20181016

The full CAQ cabinet is being announced now. You can watch it live here.

New federal asbestos ban includes controversial exemptions - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 EDT

New regulations designed to ban asbestos will go into effect by the end of this year, however an analysis of the final rules introduced Wednesday reveals they have been watered down from what the federal government originally proposed.

Winter is coming, but will the Games return to Calgary? - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:35:45 EDT

The road to the next Olympic Winter Games may have Beijing as its ultimate destination, but, as Scott Russell writes, the curtain goes up on the winter sport season with one overarching story dominating the winter sport narrative: Will Calgary take the plunge and bid for the Olympics in 2026?

Winnipeg's top cop apologizes to Indigenous women as inquiry wraps public testimony - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:30:00 EDT
Danny Smyth

"Indigenous women were were not treated with the respect and dignity they deserve," said Chief Danny Smyth.

'One lapse of judgment': Mom of teen killed in train crash pleads for drivers to put away cellphones - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:00:00 EDT
Sandra and mom

Sandra LaRose is speaking out about her daughter’s death in a collision with a train. She hopes it will make others stop and think about paying attention on the road, lest they lose their lives as her daughter did.

There are few black surfers in Nova Scotia. This actress wants to change that - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 EDT
Vinessa Antoine

Vinessa Antoine wants to change the narrative and is working with the Surfing Association of Nova Scotia to possibly start a surf program for people from North Preston.

'Go back where Indians belong': St. Albert mother frightened by racist letter from neighbour - Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:39:05 EDT
Katrina Anderson letter

After receiving a threatening, racist letter from neighbours earlier this week, a St. Albert mother says she fears for her children's safety and will move out of her rented condo.

Shares of most pot companies sell off on 1st day of legalization - Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:20:25 EDT

On the first day that Canadians are legally allowed to get high, stocks in Canadian marijuana companies did something perhaps unexpected: they went low.

Defence lawyer questions credibility of woman who alleges she was gang raped - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:20:00 -0400
The lawyer for a British sailor accused of taking part in a gang rape at a Halifax-area military base is questioning the credibility of the young woman who made the allegation.
'Would not want to see the kids getting hurt': Racist letter threatens Alberta children - Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:51:00 -0400
In an angry letter apparently sent to a family renting an apartment in St. Albert, Alta., a group of home owners in a condo community told them to “go back to the reserve.”
Keesmaat vows to bring new brand of leadership to Canada's most populous city - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:47:03 -0400
An urban planner venturing into politics for the first time in an effort to unseat Toronto's mayor is painting herself as the antidote to political apathy and vowing to bring a new brand of leadership to Canada's most populous city.
Edmonton girl guide sells out of cookies in front of cannabis store on first day - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:06:22 -0400
As people lined up to buy cannabis at one of six Edmonton cannabis stores that opened Wednesday, a small entrepreneur stood ready to capitalize with a wagon full of Girl Guide cookies for sale.
First-degree murder charge laid in death of 26-year-old eastern Ontario woman - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:10:00 -0400
Police say a Nova Scotia man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman from eastern Ontario.
Cannabis retailers still short of supply on second day of legal pot - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:35:00 -0400
Cannabis retailers are fending off shorter lines on the second day of legal recreational pot but are already out of certain products or supply altogether, prompting some to turn customers away.
Francois Legault to be sworn in as Quebec premier, announce cabinet - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:38:00 -0400
Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault is set to be sworn in as premier today and unveil what is expected to be a gender-balanced cabinet.
Nova Scotia to close loophole allowing online pot buyers to avoid age verification - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:45:00 -0400
Nova Scotia's government-owned cannabis retailer says it is taking measures to prevent people from skirting the access code required as part of age verification for online sales.
Military to overhaul morale-boosting trips after review finds serious problems - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:20:03 -0400
Canada's top general is overhauling military morale-boosting tours after an internal investigation uncovered the extent of the problems with a 2017 trip to Latvia that resulted in a sexual-assault charge against a former NHL player.
Police called after cleaners mistakenly tidy wrong N.S. home - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:00:00 -0400
Police in Nova Scotia say a pair of suspicious women entering a home outside Halifax were from a cleaning company that had mistakenly tidied the wrong house.

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