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Tory Minister Greg Rickford Sticks His Tongue Out At Liberals During Question Period (VIDEO)

(61) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 9:04 PM

Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford raised eyebrows online Thursday after responding to heckling in question period by sticking out his tongue and making a flapping-mouth gesture with his hand.

Rickford's response came after a series of questions from Liberal MP Geoff Regan about why the Canadian government has so far been...

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New Farmer's Market In Attawapiskat Sells Food That's Actually Affordable

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2015 | 8:05 AM

As is the case in too many northern aboriginal communities, high food prices are a real barrier to healthy living.

Now a new farmer's market is offered a fresh reason for hope. It's providing high-quality produce to the residents of Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario,...

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There Is A Way To Fix First Nations Education
And This Is How It Starts

(40) Comments | Posted February 14, 2015 | 8:05 AM

It took 15 years for a new elementary school to open in Attawapiskat after the old one was shut down. It doesn't have to be this way. (Photo: The Canadian Press)

When 12-year-old Shannen Koostachin walked into a school in suburban Toronto...

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Meet The Humans Of Attawapiskat

(31) Comments | Posted February 14, 2015 | 8:05 AM

Inspired by the wildly popular photography project Humans of New York, HuffPost Canada decided to ask the people of Attawapiskat to tell their own stories.

We've partnered with Holly Nakogee, a 19-year-old woman from the First Nation reserve in Northern Ontario. She'll be continuing the project on

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CBC Bans Paid Appearances By On-Air Journalists

(39) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 5:20 PM

CBC is barring all on-air journalists from doing paid appearances in the wake of a scandal concerning host Amanda Lang's ties to big business.

CBC Radio's Matt Galloway broke the news on Twitter.

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NDP MP Corrects Tory Minister's 'Baseless' Talking Points

(80) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 3:42 PM

As the NDP and Conservatives spar over whether or not Canada is involved in a ground combat mission in Iraq, one NDP MP has taken his red teacher's pen to the talking points of a Tory minister.

On Wednesday, NDP foreign affairs critic and former public school teacher

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Mercer: Harper Doesn't Care What The Provinces Have To Say

(166) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 11:27 AM

Canada's premiers and territorial leaders will meet at the end of the month. Stephen Harper won't be there.

In fact, the last time the prime minister met with all of Canada's first ministers was in early 2009. It's just not something Harper does.

Rick Mercer suggests that's because...

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Students Tell Government They Won't Work For Free On Logo For Canada's 150th Birthday

(211) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 5:41 PM

Many young Canadian designers are expressing outrage that the federal government would ask them to work for free.

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) has launched a campaign to boycott the Canadian Heritage ministry's competition to find a logo for Canada's upcoming 150th birthday in...

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Toronto's Stunning Skyline Transformation Captured In A Single GIF

(13) Comments | Posted January 19, 2015 | 3:31 PM

Toronto has been experiencing a real estate boom since the turn of the century. You hear about it all the time, but it's difficult to visualize just how dramatically Toronto has changed over the last 14 years.

But thanks to the city's Planning and Growth Management Committee you...

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Rex Murphy: World Leaders Should Care As Much About Nigerian Massacre As Paris Attack

(140) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 3:14 PM

"Why does the world pay more attention to 17 murders in France than to 2,000 murders in Africa?"

That's the question Rex Murphy and many others are asking after a brutal massacre by the terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria received less media coverage than the terror attacks...

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Rehtaeh Parsons' Mother Pens Heart-Wrenching Message To Man Who Victimized Her Daughter

(94) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 5:22 PM

Fighting back tears, Leah Parsons delivered a message Thursday to the man who posed for and distributed an explicit photo that led to her daughter's death at age 17.

Parsons read the victim impact statement in a Halifax courtroom to the man in question, whose named is protected...

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Canadians Mock 'Tar-Jay' On Its Way Out The Door

(5) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 3:45 PM

War of 1812 jokes. Love notes for Zellers. Walmart paranoia. Zeddy in tears.

Yeah, it was a weird day on Twitter as news broke that Target is pulling out of Canada.

This is Canada, so obviously there were War of 1812 jokes

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This Video Is Why People Are Terrified To Drive On The Highway

(47) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 11:01 AM

It's every driver's worst nightmare. Captured in 20 seconds of chill-inducing video.

Andrew Sukhdeo was lucky enough to walk away unscathed after a wheel came flying off of a car travelling in the opposite direction on Highway 401 near Ajax, Ont. on Tuesday.

“I saw the tire just as it...

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This Horror Film Is About How Coffee K-Cups Will Kill Us All

(8) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 2:43 PM

Your little cup of coffee in the morning may be causing big problems for the planet. Like, monster-sized problems.

That's the message of a new satirical video that plays off of the popular film "Cloverfield" to take aim at the waste created by the ubiquitous "K-Cup" coffee machine.


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Rick Mercer: In Canada, We Write Letters When We're Offended

(104) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 11:10 AM

Rick Mercer likes to think he would be willing to die for the right to offend. He's thankful that in Canada he doesn't have to.

That's the message of Mercer's rant on the attacks in Paris that have shocked the world and provoked a fierce debate over the limits of...

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CBC Defends Amanda Lang In Wake Of Conflict Of Interest Allegations

(64) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 5:36 PM

The CBC continues to strongly defend its senior business correspondent, Amanda Lang, in the wake of conflict-of-interest allegations reported by CANADALAND.

However, the network's spokesman walked back a key element of that defence on Tuesday.

It all started on Monday when the website CANADALAND published...

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BlackBerry Just Got Busted Tweeting From An iPhone

(32) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 2:55 PM

Well, this is awkward.

Someone with control over the official BlackBerry Twitter account sent out the following tweet Tuesday ... from an iPhone.

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This Is Just About The Best Curling Shot We've Ever Seen

(9) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 4:27 PM

Well, that was unconventional.

Canadian curler Mike McEwen has thrown some pretty awe-inspiring rocks over the years, but this shot during the singles round of the Continental Cup on Friday may be his best ever.

The singles round consists of a trick shots scored between zero and five...

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This Epic Timelapse Video Shows Why Everyone Should Take A Year Off To Travel

(5) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 4:36 PM

Life is so busy these days that we often forget how important it is to just stop for a moment and take a look around us.

Montrealer Alexandros Constandinou did just that last year. He saved money, quit his job, moved to Australia, and spent a...

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Victims At Jewish Grocery In Paris Honoured With #JeSuisJuif

(33) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 12:56 PM

Four hostages were killed at a kosher grocery store in Paris by a gunman police say had connections to the two men who attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo.

The gunman at the supermarket near the Porte de Vincennes metro station was killed in a raid by police...

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