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Canada's plan to push for new peacekeeping pledges called 'hypocritical'

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Canada intends to push other countries at an upcoming peacekeeping meeting to pledge more troops and commitments to international operations — despite the Liberal government's continued reticence about where it will deploy its own promised peacekeepers.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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'They should have put this bus up years ago': New routes aim to make notorious Highway of Tears safer

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Two new subsidized bus routes on B.C.'s Highway 16 aim to reduce hitchhiking and provide safe, affordable transit along the notorious stretch known as the Highway of Tears, where more than a dozen women have gone missing or been murdered.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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IBM contract cost for failure-plagued Phoenix payroll system jumped to total $185M

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The massive 1,700-page contract between the federal government and IBM to implement the troubled Phoenix federal pay system provides new insight into the fiasco, showing dozens of amendments to the deal and costs that jumped by tens of millions of dollars at a time.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Residential school runaway remembers harrowing journey that killed his two friends

Bernard Andreason, then and now

In 1972, three boys left Stringer Hall in Inuvik hoping to reach home. The 130-km journey to Tuktoyaktuk took two weeks, and left only one survivor.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Trade pact between Canada and EU now in effect as CETA officially in force Thursday

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Canadian companies have much greater access to one of the world's largest markets starting Thursday, as a major trade deal between Canada and the European Union enters into force.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:18:57 EDT
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After woman goes public, Montreal police arrest man accused of posting her personal info in escort ads

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Montreal police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for posting a woman’s personal information in three online ads for an escort in late August.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EDT
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Justin Trudeau to highlight Indigenous reconciliation in UN speech

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will use his speech to the world's largest gathering of diplomats to highlight one of Canada's greatest domestic challenges — seeking reconciliation with the country's Indigenous people.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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1 in 7 Manitoba search warrants in study has serious flaws

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One in seven search warrants in a Manitoba study was so flawed that it should never have been issued, says an unpublished copy of the study that was obtained by CBC News.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EDT
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Body found in Quebec ends police search for missing man in Amber Alert case

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Quebec provincial police have found a body in a wooded area near the town of Arundel, 20 kilometres south of Mont-Tremblant, where they've been searching for 71-year-old Yvon Lacasse, who was last seen Sept. 14.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:43:00 EDT
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Fast-food restaurants closing as Quebec unemployment rate nears all-time low

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Fast-food restaurants in communities across Quebec are having trouble finding staff, with some reducing their hours and others being forced to shut their doors altogether.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 EDT
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'Far worse off than when they went in': Inmate speaks out about Newfoundland and Labrador's largest jail

Calvin Kenny

Calvin Kenny knows he likely won't get much sympathy, but says policies and procedures need to change at Her Majesty's Penitentiary.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:30:00 EDT
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National Bank IT error exposed customer contact information online

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Hundreds of National Bank customers may have had their personal contact information and date of birth exposed online to other customers, the bank confirmed to CBC Toronto.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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4 in 10 Canadians think science is a matter of opinion, poll suggests

GMO Monsanto protest, Toronto

Are scientific findings a matter of opinion? Forty-three per cent of Canadians say they agree that they are, accoprding to a new poll whose results are being described as “worrisome.”


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:13:46 EDT
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Canada running to keep up with fast-moving developments in self-driving car technology

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Calling it a disruptive technology with huge potential, Canada's transport minister says when it comes to self-driving cars Canada is doing its best to try and keep up with the pace of innovation.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:00 EDT
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'The landscape has changed': residents return as Waterton Lakes National Park reopens to the public

Waterton Lakes national park

Residents in Waterton Lakes National Park returned to an intact townsite but a changed landscape more than a week after a raging wildfire in southwestern Alberta forced an evacuation of the park.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:35:00 EDT
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Alberta's United Conservative leadership candidates face off in first debate

UPC leadership candidates Doug Schweitzer, Jason Kenney, Brian Jean, Jeff Callaway

United Conservative Party leadership candidates squared off for their first debate in Calgary on Wednesday night, with candidates offering their views on the carbon tax, defeating the NDP and balancing Alberta's budget.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:20:51 EDT
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Retired Mountie who smuggled narwhal tusks headed to U.S. prison

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A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks has been sentenced to five years and two months in U.S. prison.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:06:28 EDT
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'It's been coming down in bucketfuls': Jasper ski area sees unprecedented early-season snowfall

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While the early snowfall in parts of north and central Alberta likely ruined more than a few late-summer plans this week, it’s already got some winter warriors thinking about heading to the slopes.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:00:22 EDT
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Teen killer remains in adult jail in 'shocking' case of segregation

Halifax provincial court

A judge has urged Nova Scotia corrections officials to move an 18-year-old convicted murderer out of an adult jail where he’s been held in virtual isolation for a year after he attacked guards at his youth facility.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:22:33 EDT
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Jagmeet Singh's unique bid to inherit the aura of Jack Layton and Tommy Douglas

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If the NDP should be aiming to be interesting again, leadedship contender Jagmeet Singh is at least that.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:05:11 EDT
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