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This Is How We Should Remember Nathan Cirillo (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 2:25 PM

It was just a regular Sunday for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. He stood tall before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, unmoved by a photographer snapping his picture. Little did he know that he would soon bring a nation together in mourning.

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Harper Named World's 'Worst Climate Villain' After Damning Report

(96) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 6:20 PM

Canada does well at many things.

Earlier this year, Canadian cities were listed among the world's top places to live. The country ranks high with the best when it comes to wealth and it's been praised for emerging from the financial crisis in decent...

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We Need To End The Stigma Around Mental Illness (VIDEO)

(18) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 11:49 AM

Mental illness may be the greatest public health challenge of our time. So why aren't we doing more about it?

That's the question posed in a new video from Newfoundland and Labrador musician Amelia Curran that stars just about every celebrity you can think of from...

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Doug Ford Gets Punked Hard In Extra-Awkward Photo

(44) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 10:05 AM

Is there anything more awkward than not even realizing that someone is mercilessly mocking you?

That was exactly the situation Monday when Doug Ford posed for this photo with Michael Dunbar Jr., a man who has spent the Toronto mayoral campaign skewering Ford for his overuse...

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New Tory Commercial On Trudeau Takes Quotes Out Of Context (VIDEO)

(208) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 2:12 PM

The Conservative Party's latest attack on Justin Trudeau is missing some pretty important information.

The new commercial released Monday targets the Liberal vote against the mission to bomb ISIS in Iraq and the Liberal leader's now infamous dick joke about "trying to whip out our CF-18s and show them how...

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Tories Mock Trudeau For Interest In 'Root Causes' Of Terror. Order Studies Into Causes Of Terror

(137) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 2:35 PM

The Conservative government has commissioned a number of studies looking into the factors that lead to terrorism after spending more than a year ridiculing Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau for saying we need to look at the "root causes" of terror.

The five new studies have been commissioned by Public Safety...

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33 Colourized Photos That Make Canadian History Come To Life

(20) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 6:12 PM

Forget what you know. You've never seen Canadian history like this before.

Mark Truelove meticulously colourizes black and white photos from our past. Basic portraits can take him several hours and more complex images can occupy him for much, much longer -- think days.

Truelove, who lives in B.C.'s...

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33 Signs You Live In Liberty Village

(2) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 5:20 PM

If you're trapped on a packed streetcar, headed for a hot date with a Metro lineup, this is for you.

You hate the noise from Williams Landing

(Williams Landing)

You have made noise at Williams Landing



You're...

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Harper Says Canada Will Bomb ISIS In Syria If Murderous Despot Asks Him To

(78) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 6:03 PM

Stephen Harper said Friday that Canada will bomb ISIS in Syria if it receives permission from the government of Bashar al-Assad, the same government the prime minister supported military action against after it used chemical weapons on its own people.

In a speech outlining the case for Canada...

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Olivia Chow Smacks Down Racially-Charged Question (VIDEO)

(195) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 11:07 AM

You don't often see Olivia Chow get angry, but that's exactly what happened Wednesday night after she received a question that alluded unfavourably to her "immigrant background."

The heated exchange at the Corso Italia debate Wednesday night started when an elderly man asked Chow a rambling question about her qualifications....

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Doug Ford Loves Subways. Spelling? Not So Much

(38) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 12:03 PM

Doug Ford loves subways, subways, subways. But he doesn't appear to have much affection for the English language.

Ford released new details Thursday about his (highly-questionable) plan to fund the construction of more subways. But when the map of the expansion scheme was posted to his website it...

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Bride And Father Of Groom Contradict Levant's Take On Trudeau Wedding Photo

(225) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 10:55 AM

OTTAWA — The father-in-law of a bride who posed for a photo with Justin Trudeau says a Sun News Network rant about a kiss on the cheek has been completely misunderstood by personality Ezra Levant.

“Wow! As the Grooms father you couldn't be farther from the truth on the events...

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Tory MP Paul Calandra Ignores Questions About Iraq. Talks About Israel Instead (VIDEO)

(149) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 5:45 PM

Why provide details about Canada's military mission in Iraq when you can just accuse your questioner of failing to support Israel?

Question Period sorely lacked answers Tuesday, as NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair pressed Tory MP Paul Calandra to provide more information about the scope of Canada's latest foray into the...

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Colin Carrie Says Tory Government Is 'A World Leader' On Climate Change (VIDEO)

(137) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 6:41 PM

The parliamentary secretary to the minister of the environment raised eyebrows Monday when he twice argued that Canada's Conservative government is "a world leader in addressing climate change."

Colin Carrie made the statements during question period and was quickly ridiculed in the House of Commons and online.

Carrie was grilled...

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Randy Bachman Is Not Happy Harper Used 'Takin' Care Of Business'

(133) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 3:38 PM

Legendary rocker Randy Bachman said Stephen Harper didn't get permission from him or his publisher to use his classic "Takin' Care of Business" as the theme song for a major speech on Monday. He said if the prime minister had asked, he would have probably said "no."

Bachman...

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Someone Registered Dougfordformayor.ca In May

(28) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 4:30 PM

Someone registered dougfordformayor.ca, a domain that directly mirrors the wording of Rob Ford's campaign website, in May of this year.

The registration garnered attention Friday afternoon after Rob Ford dropped out of the Toronto mayoral race and his brother Doug Ford stepped in to take...

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John McCain Warns ISIS Terrorists May Cross Canadian Border (VIDEO)

(162) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 11:10 AM

John McCain revived fears last night that the Canadian border is "porous" and would make an easy entry point for attacks against the United States.

During a tense debate with former White House spokesman Jay Carney, the Republican senator and former presidential candidate argued that even though there...

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What Canadian City Should You Live In? (QUIZ)

(44) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 5:55 PM

Because where you are isn't necessarily where you should be.

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Ex-Tory Candidate Gordon Landon Makes Kimmel Sketch On Hacked Celeb Nudes (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 2:00 PM

A former Conservative candidate and Markham, Ont. politician appeared in a segment on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday in which he appears to admit looking at the hacked photos of naked celebrities.

Gordon Landon, a regional councillor in Markham and a former Tory hopeful at the federal level, appears in...

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Billionaire Craig McCaw Is Selling Disputed James Island For $75 Million

(9) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 4:20 PM

You know you're rich when you have enough money to buy an island. You know you're really, really rich when you have enough to buy a $75 million island.

Telecommunications billionaire Craig McCaw is selling his private B.C. island, giving someone in the 0.1 per cent a...

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