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Canada Jumps Closer to Military-Spending Target Thanks to COVID-19’s Economic Damage

Canada has taken a big leap closer to meeting its promise to the NATO military alliance to spend a larger share of its economy on defence thanks… Read more »

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Feds Say 100,000 Rapid COVID-19 Tests Have Arrived, Being Distributed to Provinces

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the first shipment of rapid tests for COVID-19 has arrived in Canada but their eventual destinations remain shrouded in mystery. Canada signed… Read more »

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Report Says Canada’s Passport is Among the 30 Most Powerful

The latest ranking of the world’s most powerful passports puts Canada in the top 30 countries with high mobility and in the group of countries with 5th… Read more »

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Canada Post Urging Early Christmas Shopping as It Gears up for Online Shopping Rush

Canada Post is urging Canadians to shop early this holiday season to avoid the late arrival of gifts caused by a pandemic-induced shift to online shopping. The… Read more »

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Tegan and Sara Sign Deal to Produce TV Series Based on Their ‘High School’ Memoir

Tegan and Sara’s teenage hurdles are headed to the small screen. The Calgary-raised pop duo have inked a deal to adapt their 2019 memoir “High School” into… Read more »

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No More “Double-Cupping” Your Coffee at Tim Hortons

If you want to add an extra cup to make holding your hot double double more easy on the hands then Tim Hortons restaurants will start offering… Read more »

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Statistics Canada: Inflation Rate Rose 0.5% in September

Statistics Canada says September inflation was up 0.5 per cent compared with a year ago. The reading compared with an increase of 0.1 per cent in August…. Read more »

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One Crisis After Another for Trudeau Since Last Federal Election One Year Ago

One year ago today, Canadians elected to put Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals on a shorter leash, returning them to government but with only a minority of… Read more »

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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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‘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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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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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 »