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Get ready to get dinged when you dine out next year

13 Dec 2017 11:00


Food prices are expected to hold steady for the next year — unless you like eating in restaurants.

How accused killer Dellen Millard wound up questioning his alleged victim's father

13 Dec 2017 10:00


The father of Laura Babcock was "concerned" about being questioned in court by the man accused of killing his daughter, but despite a pretrial effort by the Crown to avoid the scenario, a judge allowed it to happen.

'My life ... is hell on Earth': Parkinson's patient battles barriers to assisted death

13 Dec 2017 10:00

Nancy Vickers

Nancy Vickers, suffering with Parkinson's disease, was determined to get a medically assisted death. But she had to grapple with a bureaucratic provincial system despite a Canadian law that has made the procedure legal since June 2016.

Canada's public health care system relies an awful lot on private money

13 Dec 2017 10:00

CP 2015 file photo of CHEO

A large proportion of the medical infrastructure and innovation in this country has been made possible by significant contributions of the donor communities. In a country that prides itself on a publicly funded health care model, this should not even be necessary.

Ontario's new ticket sales law could backfire for fans, critics warn

13 Dec 2017 10:00

John Prine tickets

Ontario is on the verge of overhauling the way tickets for live events are bought and sold and some major stakeholders in the industry are warning the measures could drive online sales to the black market and offer less fraud protection for fans. But the government said it acted to put fans first.

Liberals have passed half as many bills as Harper's government in same time period

13 Dec 2017 10:00

Trudeau Harper

The legislative agenda of the Liberal government continues to trail that of the Conservative government it replaced. But a Liberal spokesperson said that because of the importance of the bills passed, the government need to ensure they were well debated in Parliament.

In Doug Jones's Alabama win, 'decency' trumps partisanship

13 Dec 2017 10:00


Doug Jones made an appeal for "decency" to prevail over partisanship. Deeply conservative Alabama apparently listened, overturning a quarter-century of voting habits to elect him on Tuesday night in a stunning rebuff of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Liberal's new 'naughty and nice list' approach to defence contractors could face legal, trade challenges

13 Dec 2017 10:00

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The Liberal government's new policy of evaluating defence contractors through their overall impact on the Canadian economy will have political, trade, corporate and possibly military consequences, according to a defence expert.

FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot'

13 Dec 2017 05:48

Trump Russia Probe

Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign described him with insults like "idiot" and "loathsome human" in a series of text messages last year, according to copies of the messages released Tuesday.

Kent Hehr denies allegations of rudeness, again

13 Dec 2017 02:24

Kent Hehr

For the third time this month federal cabinet minister Kent Hehr has been forced to defend himself against allegations he was rude and insensitive towards Canadians that came to him looking for help.

Democrat Doug Jones defeats Republican Roy Moore in stunning Alabama Senate upset

13 Dec 2017 00:50


In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed Republican rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations.

As the climate warms, some forests don't grow back after fires

12 Dec 2017 22:55


When wildfires burn forests to the ground, some are no longer growing back, new research shows. The findings add to growing evidence that climate change and forest fires are permanently altering forest ecosystems across North America.

After hours of haggling, there was no pot tax deal — then N.L.'s minister cleared staffers from the room

12 Dec 2017 22:08

Finance ministers pot

Canada's federal and provincial finance ministers had been haggling for hours over how to split the proceeds of the coming marijuana excise tax when Newfoundland and Labrador's Tom Osborne asked all political staffers and bureaucrats to clear the room.

Investing exec wants to take back guilty plea to $20M fraud

12 Dec 2017 21:37


After admitting to defrauding more than a thousand investors out of tens of millions of dollars, Concrete Equities executive Dave Humeniuk wants to take back his guilty plea.

Survivor of serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer makes surprise appearance at hearing

12 Dec 2017 21:05

Eileen Gillese

The woman who once told a courtroom she was too afraid to go anywhere after surviving an insulin overdose delivered by serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer, makes a surprise appearance at hearings for the upcoming inquiry into the former nurse's actions.

Refugee family grateful to be alive after incredible 2nd-storey escape from fire

12 Dec 2017 20:30

Assinath Muhindo and her children

A family of five say they are counting their blessings after escaping a devastating house fire in Dartmouth, N.S., with their lives but little else.

House leader for Alberta Opposition party fired woman after sex harassment complaint

12 Dec 2017 19:19

Jason Nixon

Premier Rachel Notley has called on UCP Leader Jason Kenney to remove his party's house leader after it was revealed that Jason Nixon fired a woman in 2005 who complained about sexual harassment on a Kelowna worksite.

'You're attacked, you're hated': Former Halifax firefighter to get public apology for systemic discrimination

12 Dec 2017 17:34

Liane Tessier Firefighter

The City of Halifax and the Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Service have admitted to historic systemic gender discrimination against female firefighters and will apologize to former firefighter Liane Tessier after a 12-year legal battle over harassment.

'I didn't appreciate being played with,' says ex-student of now-jailed teacher who lured her for sex

12 Dec 2017 13:00

Paul Martial

Former Edmonton teacher Paul Martial is now serving a 10-year prison sentence for the long-term sexual abuse of a onetime student. In a three-hour police interview videotaped three years ago, she details her encounters with Martial, starting when he was a Grade 7 substitute teacher.

What the jury didn't hear at the Laura Babcock murder trial

12 Dec 2017 01:04


As the jury at the Laura Babcock murder trial deliberates behind closed doors, CBC News can now reveal some of the things jurors didn't hear during the weeks-long trial in Toronto.

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