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Political Tricks in House of Commons Risk Treating Canadians to a Snap Fall Election

The federal New Democrats on Tuesday were once again grappling with a decision about whether to support the minority Liberal government or potentially force an election upon… Read more »

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Experts Say Counterfeit Hand Sanitizer Recall at Dollarama Is a Lesson for Retailers

Dollarama Inc. is removing a counterfeit and recalled hand sanitizer from its shelves, which experts say should serve as a reminder of how important it is for… Read more »

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Five Things to Know About the Dispute Over Nova Scotia’s Indigenous Lobster Fishery

Tensions remain high in the dispute over the Indigenous lobster fishery in Nova Scotia. Here are five things to know about the situation. 1. The dispute has… Read more »

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‘Dear Canada’: Colorado Climate Group Appeals to Canadians Over CPP-Owned Energy Firm

A U.S. environmental group is making a direct appeal to Canadians for help in persuading the Canada Pension Plan to end its investment in a Colorado-based oil… Read more »

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A Timeline of Nova Scotia’s Lobster Conflict Between Mi’kmaq and Commercial Fishers

A timeline of major events in the conflict between Mi’kmaq and non-Indigenous commercial fishers in southwest Nova Scotia. — Sept. 17: Sipekne’katik First Nation launches a self-regulated… Read more »

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Jordan Peterson Says He’s Back in Toronto After ‘Grueling’ Health Battle

Author and psychologist Jordan Peterson says he’s back in Toronto and eager for “something resembling a normal life” after spending much of the past year in and… Read more »

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Not Spooked by the Pandemic, Haunted Houses Find Ways Around COVID-19

Psychotic clowns. Axe murderers. Bedrooms possessed by poltergeists. Many of the frights greeting visitors of horror attractions this Halloween will be familiar, but the thrill-creators behind them… Read more »

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Medically Assisted Deaths Could Increase by 1,200 in 2021 Under Revised Law, Bill C-7: PBO

A new report by the parliamentary budget office suggests that expanding access to medical assistance in dying would lead to nearly 1,200 more aided deaths next year…. Read more »

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Dairy Farmers Demand Compensation Amid Pandemic, Citing New Losses Due to CUSMA

Canadian dairy farmers are demanding compensation from the government because of losses to their industry they say have been caused by a series of international trade deals…. Read more »

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Over 1000 Pounds of Marijuana Seized From Garbage Truck Crossing Canada – U.S. Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana inside a garbage truck crossing the at the Blue Water Bridge border crossing between Sarnia,… Read more »

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October 20 – Today in History

On this date: In 1632, Sir Christopher Wren, British astronomer and architect, was born. He designed 53 London churches, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, as well as several… Read more »

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Total Number of COVID-19 Cases in Canada Cross 200,000

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada has crossed 200,000. There are 201,437 confirmed cases in Canada. Quebec: 94,429 confirmed (including 6,044 deaths, 79,529 resolved)… Read more »

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Tories to Force Debate on Anticorruption Committee as Liberals Warn of Consequences

The Opposition Conservatives are setting Parliament up for another showdown that could trigger a snap election. The Tories will press ahead Tuesday with a motion that calls… Read more »

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Canada-China Spat Heats up Over Ambassador’s Alleged Threat

The diplomatic spat between Canada and China grew more heated on Monday as Beijing denounced press criticism of its ambassador to Ottawa, only to have Canada’s deputy… Read more »

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Nova Scotia Restaurants Boycott Lobster in Support of Mi’kmaq Self-Regulated Fishery

Restaurants in Nova Scotia are cutting lobster from their menu in support of Mi’kmaq fishers, who have been targeted with violence in a dispute with commercial harvesters…. Read more »

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Trudeaus’ Speaking Fees, Expenses Disclosed as Potential Confidence Vote Still Looms

The minority Liberal government suggested Monday the Opposition Conservatives are pushing the country to the brink of an election with their potential demand for an “anticorruption” committee… Read more »

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Canada-U.S. Border Restrictions Extended Until November 21

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border will be extended another 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Blair said on Twitter, “Our… Read more »

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Health Canada: Counterfeit Hand Sanitizer Might Have Been Sold in Dollarama Stores Across Canada

Health Canada says a counterfeit version of the authorized Daily Shield hand sanitizer has been found for sale at a Dollarama store in Thunder Bay. The agency… Read more »

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October 19: Today in History

On this date: In 1216, King John of England died after consuming what was described as an excessive number of peaches and too much beer. In 1656,… Read more »

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Cape Breton Elects First Female Mayor, Halifax Council Reaches Gender Parity

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality elected its first female mayor on Saturday, while the Halifax Regional Municipality voted in a record number of female councillors during the… Read more »

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Nova Scotia Calls on Ottawa to Define a ‘Moderate Livelihood,’ as Fishing Dispute Boils Over

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is urging Ottawa to define what constitutes legal harvesting in a “moderate livelihood” fishery, after a dispute about Indigenous fishing treaty rights… Read more »

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October 18th: Today in History

Today in History for Oct. 18: On this date: In 1534, Paul III was elected Pope. He reformed the Catholic Church and forbade the practice of selling… Read more »

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Early Figures for New Aid and EI Provide Glimpse of How Post-CERB Supports to Be Used

The employment insurance system absorbed almost 1.3 million people in the last three weeks, new figures show, as a key COVID-19 benefit wound down. A breakdown of… Read more »

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October 17th: Today in History

Today in History for Oct. 17: On this date: In 1483, Pope Sixtus IV launched the Spanish Inquisition, placing it under the joint direction of the Catholic… Read more »