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Men's Rights Movement Sees Resurgence Among Millennial Males

(1027) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 7:51 AM

It’s mid-November at the University of Toronto and a crowd is chanting.

“No hate speech on campus.. No hate speech on campus!”

Protesters heckle and shout down students who attempt to enter a lecture hall where a professor is speaking. Police try to keep the path clear.

“You should...

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Canada's Top Premiers: Poll Rates Provincial Leaders

(66) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 9:41 PM

It appears that Canada only has one province where a majority of residents are actually pleased with their premier.

An Angus Reid Public Opinion poll that asked responants whether or not they approved of their premier's performance found that Saskatchewan Party leader Brad Wall was the only premier...

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Patrick Brazeau To Resign, According To Tweets

(116) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 9:51 PM

UPDATE: Brazeau has confirmed his tweets were an April Fools' joke and that he "played the media."

Senator Patrick Brazeau will resign from his position, according to tweets sent from his account @TheBrazman.

The controversial independent senator tweeted "I will step down from my position!" adding...

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April Fools' Day 2013: The Best Pranks From Canada And Beyond

(3) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 7:55 PM

It's not just you — more brands are getting in on the April Fools' Day fun than ever before.

April 1 used to be that day when you put a whoopie cushion on your teacher's chair or send your coworker a cute cat video, only to have it be

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Elizabeth May Compares Canada To North Korea Over Drought Convention Withdrawal (TWEETS)

(510) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 9:47 PM

Green Party leader Elizabeth May is calling out the Harper government after it was revealed this week that Canada has withdrawn from a United Nations convention that fights drought.

“The treaties he views as of no importance are those designed to protect the environment. What message does it...

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Game Of Thrones NHL Banners: Fan Combines 2 Loves

(6) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 8:19 PM

It's a nail-biter of a time for both Game of Thrones and NHL fans.

The third season of HBO's acclaimed adaptation of the 'A Song of fire and Ice' series will (finally) air this Sunday. Meanwhile, NHL teams are battling it out to see who will go to...

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Nishiyuu Walkers Meet With Justin Trudeau, Bernard Valcourt (PHOTO)

(78) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 7:27 PM

A group of Cree youth who trekked 1,600 kilometers from Northern Quebec to Ottawa are making the rounds on Parliament Hill.

Last night, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt met with some of the young people who completed the trek for just over half an hour.

"He expressed a...

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Amanda Todd Video Channelled In 'I Shared A Photo' Anti-Sexting PSA (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 4:56 PM

A video warning about the dangers of sending private photographs to others is eerily similar to the last video posted by Amanda Todd, the Canadian teen whose story ignited a worldwide bullying debate.

In the public service announcement from B.C. group Children of the...

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Nishiyuu Journey By Cree Youth Ends As Harper Greets Pandas (TWEETS, VIDEO)

(896) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 5:34 PM

Two months and 1,600 kilometres later, a group of Cree youth arrived in Ottawa today, completing their trek from Northern Quebec in support of Idle No More and the Quebec Cree Nation.

They were met with cheers, chants and waving flags as the group stepped onto Parliament Hill. Some attendees...

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Elliot Lake Mall Collapse Video Shows How Disaster Struck At Algo Centre

(3) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 7:26 PM

A video shown at the Elliot Lake Inquiry reveals how tragedy struck last June at the Algo Centre mall.

The part-computer animated, part-real security footage video explains, based on forensic engineering, how years of water and road salt had seeped into the mall and worn down its steel...

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'One Photo A Day' Serbian Domestic Abuse Video Goes Viral

(116) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 8:22 PM

A heart-wrenching video showing a young woman's escalating injuries from abuse has gone viral after being posted on reddit.

The video's Serbian title translates to "One photo a day in the worst year of my life" and is a shocking twist on the popular one-photo-per-day video...

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Luna The Polar Bear Cub Plays In The Snow At Buffalo Zoo (VIDEO)

(11) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 11:16 PM

Warning: this video might make you go "squee!"

A little ball of white fluff named Luna got her chance to play in the snow at the Buffalo Zoo. The baby polar bear, born just a few months ago, is too young to be in an outdoor habitat full-time, but old...

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Tim Hortons Wedding: Charlie And Natalie Aalders Wed In Nova Scotia Timmies (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 5:51 PM

If you thought that Roll Up The Rim marriage proposal was the epitome of Canadiana romance, this story might change your mind.

Last weekend, Charlie and Natalie Aalders got married at a Tim Hortons in New Minas, Nova Scotia.

It was the same Timmies where the couple first...

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Ezra Levant Apologizes For Roma Comments (VIDEO)

(119) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 8:42 PM

The Sun News personality known for being unapologetic has apologized for comments he made about the Roma.

Ezra Levant took to the air to say he's sorry for comments made during an episode of his Sun News Network show The Source from last September, in which he attacked...

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Zelda Starring Zelda: Hack Makes Princess, Not Link, The Hero In 'Legend Of Zelda' Video Game (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 5:53 PM

Despite the entire Zelda video game franchise being named after the Princess of Hyrule, the hero is always Link.

Your pointy-eared, tunic-wearing protagonist spends most of his time in the game getting the bad guys and saving the day while Zelda is mostly busy getting kidnapped, confined and otherwise in...

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Young Ryan Gosling Take You On A Tour Of Cornwall, Ontario (VIDEO)

(7) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 6:56 PM

Before Ryan Gosling was your imaginary boyfriend, he was just another Canadian kid growing up in Cornwall, Ont.

Well, a ridiculously charming kid who was also a Mouseketeer.

In the above '90s-overload of a video, little Gosling takes us on a tour of his "hometown," a...

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Viral Pope Election Photos Tweeted By NBC News Are Misleading (PHOTOS)

(13) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 5:44 PM

A photo tweeted by NBC News comparing pilgrims in St. Peter's Square in 2005 and 2013 is going viral on social media.

The image composite shows a crowd lit up like a Christmas tree with smartphone, tablet and camera screens. The 2005 photo has only a mere spattering of flip-phone...

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Roll Up The Rim Marriage Proposal: Jaimie Baisley Finds Surprise In Tim Hortons Cup

(19) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 6:35 PM

Jaimie Baisley rolled up a real winner on a cup of Tim Horton's coffee.

It wasn't a new car, or even a humble doughnut, but a request for her hand in marriage.

Baisley, 36, was in her Etobicoke, Ont. home last Saturday when her boyfriend Jeff Chapman, 37, came in...

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Chris Hadfield On The Rick Mercer Report: Space Taxes? (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 3:50 PM

You have just under seven weeks to undertake the tedious task of filing your taxes for 2013. And even if you're lucky enough not to have a bill that's out of this world, your consultant could be.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield appeared on the Rick Mercer Report to...

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North America's Largest Cities: Toronto Overtakes Chicago

(67) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 11:23 PM

Toronto has edged ahead of Chicago to become North America's fourth most populous city.

Already the largest city in Canada, Toronto's new population estimate is 2.79 million — beating Chicago's 2.7 million people. The numbers are based on the cities proper and do not include the surrounding metropolitan areas.

Toronto...

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