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Sheila Copps Under Fire For Defending Jian Ghomeshi

(70) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 9:31 AM

Amid further startling allegations about Jian Ghomeshi abusing women, former deputy prime minister Sheila Copps is under fire for questioning why the former CBC host no longer has a job.

Copps served as a Liberal MP from 1984 until 2004 and held a number of top cabinet posts. She...

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This Is What 'Q' Would Be Like If It Was Hosted By Stuart McLean

(6) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 6:01 PM

Welcome to a vision of an apocalyptic future, one in which the hockey rink in Gander, Newfoundland figures in every segment of 'Q'.

This nightmare is brought to you by comedian Simon King.

Sweet dreams Canada ... Canada ... Canada

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Canada Says A Final Goodbye To Nathan Cirillo (PHOTOS)

(73) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 11:55 AM

Canadians gathered in Hamilton, and across the country, Tuesday to honour the sacrifice of a fallen son.

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was murdered last week while standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa. His killing has led to an outpouring of tributes across the nation.

Today, his...

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Meet Jesse Brown, The Man Who Broke The Explosive Allegations About Jian Ghomeshi

(195) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 8:32 AM

Jesse Brown doesn't mince words.

The man who was the first to report on Jian Ghomeshi's "leave of absence" from the CBC -- which quickly turned into a permanent one -- has spent the last year revolutionizing media criticism in Canada. He speaks with uncommon frankness...

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Canada Honours Nathan Cirillo On The Highway Of Heroes (PHOTOS)

(213) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 2:59 PM

Canadians have gathered along the Highway of Heroes to honour the sacrifice made by Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

Cirillo was murdered Wednesday in an attack on the heart of the nation's capital in which gunfire echoed through the halls of Parliament.

On Friday, Canadians came together on windy overpasses...

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Nathan Cirillo's Dogs Wait For Master To Return (PHOTOS)

(481) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 4:05 PM

Nathan Cirillo's dogs clearly love him as much as he loved them.

The dogs broke the nation's heart Thursday, poking their heads from beneath the fence of Cirillo's family home in Hamilton, Ont., seemingly waiting for their master's return.

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This Is How We Should Remember Nathan Cirillo (PHOTOS)

(13) 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.

nathan cirillo photos

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

(193) 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)

(21) 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

(48) 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)

(211) 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

(138) 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)

(151) 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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