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Supreme Court to rule on Justice Marc Nadon's appointment

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada
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The Supreme Court of Canada will deliver a ruling Friday on whether Justice Marc Nadon is eligible to sit on the high bench in one of three seats rese...

Ontario seeks tougher penalties for distracted drivers

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The Ontario government wants to set higher fines for distracted drivers in a bid to make the province’s roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists and ot...

Gas leak in downtown Vancouver triggers building evacuations

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Several buildings have been evacuated after a backhoe hit a gas main supplying a construction site at Richards and Robson Streets in downtown Vancouve...

Guatemala judge rules Lev Tahor children can stay

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A family court judge in Guatemala is allowing nine members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect to stay in the country. Six children and their parents ap...

Robert Pickton's victims' families to get $50K each

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada
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An agreement has been reached with the City of Vancouver and the provincial and federal governments to pay $50,000 to each of 13 families who had a re...

Wireless carriers hike prices across Canada

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Canada’s big three wireless carriers have hiked the base prices for new plans by $5 in most markets over the past two months. Rogers, Telus and B...

West Island teen gets $428 fine for advertising painting service

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada
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When 17-year-old Connor Walsh took a part-time job doing door-to-door advertising for a seasonal painting company, the last thing on his mind was whet...

Stephen Harper to meet with Ukrainian ambassador

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be meeting with Ukrainian ambassador Vadym Prystaiko in Ottawa this afternoon, as Western world leaders begin im...

Matt Stajan thanks fans for support after son's death

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Sports

Matt Stajan and his wife, Katie, released a statement through the Calgary Flames on Monday, thanking people for their support after their newborn son ...

Avril Lavigne, Jim Carrey ranked most famous Canadians by MIT

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada
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Ever wonder who the most famous Canadian is? Researchers at MIT have deduced — by entirely scientific means — that it is Avril Lavigne.  A recen...

Premier Alison Redford gets 2nd resignation from Alberta Tory caucus

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada
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Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s beleaguered government lost another caucus member on Monday with the resignation of junior cabinet minister Donna K...

Hockey Night Online: Carey Price not right

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Sports

Click the video above and watch on demand as host David Amber and Hockey Night analyst Kevin Weekes discuss the mystery ailment that is hampering the...

Pauline Marois gets grilled on charter during mall visit

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada
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Parti Québécois Leader Pauline Marois was surprised with an impromptu debate over the weekend, when her meet and greet in Boucherville with interrup...

Fatima Houda-Pepin says she didn't ask for PQ support

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada
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Fatima Houda-Pepin, who was ousted from the Liberal caucus over her stance on the charter of values earlier this year, has found support in former adv...

One-time Hill protester Joe Cressy now hopes to snag seat in Commons

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Politics

A self-described 'social justice activist' who was front and centre during a raucous 2009 protest in the House of Commons gallery now hopes ...

Patrick Brazeau's fraud, breach of trust case put over to April 28

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Politics

Suspended Senator Patrick Brazeau's lawyer appeared on his behalf Monday in Ottawa court over charges of fraud and breach of trust. Christian De...

Lloyd Strickland scores 12 points in final 28 seconds

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Sports

Lloyd Strickland, a guard with Alberta's Red Deer College Kings, drained four three-pointers in less than 30 seconds to nearly pull off a miracu...

MLA John Horgan expected to run for B.C. NDP leadership

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Victoria-area MLA John Horgan is expected to announce plans to run for the leadership of the B.C. NDP in his Langford riding this evening, setting the...

Anders Says Military Action Against Russia Should Be Considered

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Politics

Calgary Conservative MP Rob Anders says the world needs to consider using force to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression against Ukrain...

Vancouver port truckers reject government plan to end strike

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada
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The container truckers strike crippling operations in Port Metro Vancouver will continue after talks between government and drivers failed to make pro...

Quebec Liberals promise tax credit for active seniors

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada
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Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard wants to encourage Quebec's senior citizens to keep active by offering them a tax credit towards recr...

Girl, 7, mauled to death by dogs near Winnipeg

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A seven-year-old girl is dead after being mauled by two dogs near Oakbank, Man.  RCMP said the girl was attacked just before 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Sh...

B.C. teachers discuss class sizes, wages, and strike at AGM

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada
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More than 600 B.C. teachers from across the province are spending part of their spring break in downtown Vancouver, discussing labour, technology, co...

Yellowknife jail's ‘cruel’ treatment sparks investigation

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The Northwest Territories Justice Department is reviewing policies at the North Slave Correctional Centre after a judge's comments that an inmate...

TED2014 too expensive at $7,500? Watch free at Vancouver venues

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada
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More than 1,000 participants and experts in areas of technology, entertainment and design are converging on Vancouver for TED2014 today — the firs...