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Pierre Karl Péladeau's timid reign reflected Parti Québécois's identity crisis - ‎2 hours ago‎
When Pierre Karl Péladeau took the podium at a Montreal press conference on Monday to announce he was stepping down as leader of the Parti Québécois for family reasons, he listed his accomplishments.
Potential replacements for Péladeau as PQ leader
Pierre Karl Péladeau puts family first, quits as PQ leader
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Millard blamed Bosma murder on Smich's henchmen

Toronto Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
Dellen Millard blamed Tim Bosma's murder on two henchmen who bungled a plot to steal his truck, a jury heard Monday. Christina Noudga testified that she received a letter in which her then-lover, Millard, stated his pal Mark Smich used two experienced ...
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Will old SIU reports see light of day?

Toronto Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
The retroactive release of all Special Investigations Unit directors' reports - including censored details related to the death of Andrew Loku - looms as part of a new review of police oversight, Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur said Monday.
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Prince Harry bares his soul in Toronto visit

Toronto Sun - ‎3 hours ago‎
That was one searingly poignant speech Prince Harry gave Monday, as he took Toronto by storm to launch next year's Invictus Games in this city.
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Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades

Vancouver Sun - ‎6 hours ago‎
HAVANA - Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of ...

Library Workers Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Marketwired (press release) - ‎15 hours ago‎
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 2, 2016) - Maureen O'Reilly, President of Local 4948 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 4948 The Toronto Public Library Workers Union) announced today the union has reached a tentative ...
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Syrian army extends Damascus ceasefire by 48 hours

CTV News - ‎13 hours ago‎
BEIRUT -- Syria's military extended a unilateral ceasefire around Damascus and opposition strongholds in the eastern suburbs of the capital for another 48 hours on Monday, as a humanitarian convoy delivered aid to 12,000 families trapped in a ...
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Man accepts plea deal in case of Quebec woman killed in San Francisco

CTV News - ‎6 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO -- One of three young transients accused of killing a Canadian who was camping during a music festival and a yoga teacher who was walking a dog pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the instructor's death on Monday.
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Fort McMurray wildfire shifts from homes, evacuations partially lifted

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A wildfire near Fort McMurray, Alta. that prompted a local state of emergency has moved away from homes, prompting the mandatory evacuation order for the Prairie Creek neighbourhoods to be lifted.
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Widely used breathalyzer deemed inaccurate by Ontario judge

CTV News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Thousands of impaired-driving sentences across Canada could be called into question after an Ontario judge found that a common type of breathalyzer test was inaccurate.
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Rona Ambrose made 'solemn vow' not to run for Tory leadership, Tony Clement says - ‎4 hours ago‎
A former top Conservative cabinet minister - and a potential leadership candidate - says interim leader Rona Ambrose would damage her credibility among her caucus colleagues if she breaks her promise not to run for the permanent job.
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Feds paid $75M into $460-million fund in out-of-court settlement for Lac-Megantic victims, avoiding lawsuits

National Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
OTTAWA - The federal government spent $75 million to settle with victims and creditors affected by the Lac-Megantic rail disaster - a contribution that also shielded it from lawsuits related to the deadly crash.
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The close: TSX falls as energy producers lead losses

The Globe and Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
Canadian stocks fell in the first trading session of May, after capping a third monthly gain, as energy producers declined with oil and Bank of Nova Scotia slipped after reporting a $275-million restructuring charge.
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Scotiabank to take $275M restructuring charge in second quarter - ‎8 hours ago‎
Scotiabank warned Monday it is taking a $275 million after-tax restructuring charge in its second quarter. The bank said it taking the charge as "part of its strategic efforts to enhance customer experience, drive a digital transformation and improve ...
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A lot more than oil driving the Canadian dollar

The Globe and Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
The belief that the Canadian dollar is driven by oil prices is useful but it's what Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman called a “heuristic” - a form of financial shorthand that oversimplifies the full picture to save intellectual effort.
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BC to cut film, TV tax credit after consulting with industry

The Globe and Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
The British Columbia government is cutting film and TV tax breaks amid an industry boom that drove the cost of the tax credits to nearly half a billion dollars in the last fiscal year - a decision that prompted some within the industry to worry U.S ...
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French jet skier Franky Zapata smashes world hoverboard flight record - ‎7 hours ago‎
The record for farthest hoverboard flight, set last year by a Canadian, has been smashed by a French Jet Ski champion. Franky Zapata, 37, flew a distance of 2,252 metres aboard the Flyboard Air, reaching as high as 50 metres above the ocean off the ...
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Legislative framework still needed for autonomous vehicles

Collision Repair Magazine - ‎7 hours ago‎
Peterborough, Ontario -- May 2, 2016 -- Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are coming at some point. It could be as soon as the year 2020 according to Barrie Kirk, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence ...
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'Star Knight' top paid iPhone app in Canada - ‎7 hours ago‎
Top 10 free and paid apps for the iPhone and iPad in Canada for April 25-May 1. Top Paid iPhone Apps. 1. Star Knight (JungSang You).
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Vivendi still wants to take over Ubisoft, purchases larger stake in the company - ‎8 hours ago‎
It's no secret France-based media conglomerate Vivendi has been working on a not-so-friendly takeover of Ubisoft, a video game developer and publisher with a significant presence in cities like Montreal and Toronto and a major player in the Canadian ...
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Star Trek TV series to begin filming in Toronto this fall, CBS confirms - ‎6 hours ago‎
Heads up, Trekkies - filming for the new Star Trek television series is slated for Toronto, where local fans hope it will live long and prosper.
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Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones lead classic rock festival teasers

Toronto Sun - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Who, and Roger Waters have released teasers on social media surrounding plans for a new classic rock festival at the Coachella site in California.
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Charge dropped against Trailer Park Boys star Mike Smith

Hamilton Spectator - ‎6 hours ago‎
Actor Mike Smith arrives in character as Bubbles for the Canadian premiere of the film "Trailer Park Boys Countdown to Liquor Day" in Toronto on Sept.
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Toronto Raptors face new set of challenges against Miami Heat

The Globe and Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
The NBA playoff schedule can sometimes be agonizingly drawn out, but not in this case: Less than 48 hours after eliminating the Indiana Pacers in Game 7, the Toronto Raptors will be right back on their home court for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference ...
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Old sheriff Acker back in town for Blue Jays-Rangers playoff rematch

Toronto Sun - ‎46 minutes ago‎
At first glance, it looked as if the Blue Jays were taking this rematch with the Texas Rangers as serious as a cowboy trying to hang on to Big Nasty buckin' in a bull-riding competition for a full eight seconds.
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Maple Leafs ink Russian defenceman Nikita Zaitzev

Toronto Sun - ‎8 hours ago‎
One Nikita, two Nikitas, three Nikitas. It was hard to keep up with the status of three Russian Leafs prospects with that first name on Monday at Ricoh Coliseum, but the Nikita of note was big defenceman Zaitsev.
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Paralympic swimmer disqualified over Olympic rings tattoo

CTV News - ‎7 hours ago‎
MADEIRA, Portugal -- Paralympic swimming champion Josef Craig was disqualified from a race at the IPC European Championships for failing to cover up a tattoo of the Olympic rings.
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Rare transit of Mercury on May 9

CanIndia News - ‎8 hours ago‎
There will be a rare celestial drama on May 9, when Mercury the fiery planet and the smallest in our solar system passes directly between the Sun and the Earth.
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See the eta Aquarid meteor shower from anywhere. Here's when

The Weather Network - ‎7 hours ago‎
Monday, May 2, 2016, 1:57 PM - Famous Halley's Comet is bringing a pre-dawn meteor shower to our skies on Thursday and Friday, and here's how you can watch it from anywhere, no matter what the weather is like.
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US stops trying to ban trade in polar bears

CTV News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Inuit hunters may have just brought down their biggest quarry ever. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to stop pushing for an international ban on the trade in polar bear parts -- an effort that has been strenuously opposed by Inuit and the ...

Fighting inhuman invaders: May is invasive species action month - ‎31 minutes ago‎
With spring in full bloom, and both humans and B.C.'s animal populations enjoying warmer weather, the Invasive Species Council of B.C.
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Playground-related concussions increasing

CTV News - ‎3 hours ago‎
A new study out of the U.S. is shining the light on the not-so-fun side of playgrounds - the safety hazards, specifically concussions.
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23rd McHappy Day will serve up smiles

Toronto Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
Be ready to smile this Wednesday, May 4. It's when McDonald's restaurants across the country serve up a big helping of inspiration via the very aptly named McHappy Day, a special, annual fundraising event where $1 from every Big Mac sandwich, Happy ...
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Ontario urged to make doctors' compensation public

The Globe and Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
The battle between Ontario's doctors and the provincial government is escalating with the installation of a new Ontario Medical Association president and calls for the names of the province's doctors and their compensation to be made public.
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RAMQ told to give health coverage to pregnant immigrant woman

Montreal Gazette - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jason Lizotte, left, with his pregnant wife Jackie (Liang) Zhong in their home on April 27, 2016. Using his discretionary powers, Quebec's Health Minister Gaétan Barrette demanded that the province's health insurance board issue Zhong a temporary ...
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