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Putin brands Canada's adoption of new Magnitsky Act as political gamesmanship

20 Oct 2017 17:38

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing Canada of playing "unconstructive political games" by passing its own Magnitsky law this week.

Gord Downie's family hoping to have public memorial event

20 Oct 2017 16:36


Gord Downie's family is hoping to organize a public event where fans can honour the late Tragically Hip singer.

Stabbing at mall in Poland leaves 1 dead, 7 injured

20 Oct 2017 16:07

Poland Knife Attack

A man attacked people with a knife Friday at a shopping mall in southeastern Poland, killing one person and wounding seven others, police said. Shoppers detained the attacker until police arrived.

Airbus CEO expects to sell 'thousands' of C Series aircraft

20 Oct 2017 14:49


The head of Airbus told a Montreal business audience on Friday that he believes the company will sell thousands of Bombardier's C Series aircraft.

Montreal protesters don surgical masks, scarves over new face-covering law

20 Oct 2017 13:37

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Protesters wearing surgical masks and scarves over their faces lined up along a Montreal bus route to rally against a new law that would force anyone using public services, including Muslim women wearing a niqab or burka, to uncover their faces.

Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking: Lancet

20 Oct 2017 11:51


Increasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report in the Lancet.

What's behind the mystery smell stinking up Toronto

20 Oct 2017 11:41

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A Toronto city councillor says he has the answer to the great city stink mystery that took over Twitter and other social media.

B.C. woman plagued by bedbugs on airplane not surprising, says expert

20 Oct 2017 09:43


A British Columbia woman plagued by bedbugs on a nine-hour flight to London is a victim of the explosive growth in the critters globally, but travellers shouldn't worry they'll become a common feature on planes, says an entomologist.

'She was suffering because of my choice': Hundreds of babies born with opioid dependence

20 Oct 2017 09:00


The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has identified 1,846 babies admitted to hospital between April 2016 and March 31, 2017, after their mothers used opioids during pregnancy.

Reports of cellphone trackers near Parliament Hill caused concern at Supreme Court, CRA: documents

20 Oct 2017 09:00

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The Supreme Court of Canada and a senior executive with the Canada Revenue Agency anxiously reached out to Canada's communications spy agency for help after a CBC story revealed cellphone tracking technology was being used near Parliament Hill.

'I have overdosed twice': Some patients turning to street drugs due to tighter opioid guidelines

20 Oct 2017 09:00

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Some patients say they're turning to dangerous street drugs in the wake of new national guidelines limiting the allowable dosage of prescription painkillers and new restrictions under the Ontario Drug Benefit plan.

Alberta coal town Grande Cache struggles with mine closure

20 Oct 2017 09:00

Grande Cache Coal Mine

The Rocky Mountain coal community of Grande Cache is struggling through unusually tough times as businesses, professionals and residents pack up and leave.

Soothing touch eases the pain of social rejection, study finds

20 Oct 2017 09:00

Comforting hug

A slow, stroking touch eases the sting of social rejection, psychologists find.

NAFTA's demise just one potential trigger for a market crash: Don Pittis

20 Oct 2017 09:00


The failure of NAFTA would be just one possible nudge toward a market tumble as experts seek parallels to the crashes of 1929 and 1987.

Quebec face-covering law called a 'dog's breakfast' by author of landmark report

20 Oct 2017 09:00

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A new Quebec law, purported to deal with secularism and the accommodation of minorities, is a "dog's breakfast" of contradictions, according to philosopher Charles Taylor. Gérard Bouchard, his co-author of a 2008 study of the issue, agrees it misses the mark.

Sears Canada debacle one more reason to avoid extended warranties, experts say

20 Oct 2017 09:00

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The Sears Canada liquidation, while extreme, is yet more evidence that extended warranties are generally a waste of money for consumers — though they are hugely profitable for retailers.

Square-Enix's game lineup heavy on nostalgia, but future lies in casual mobile market

20 Oct 2017 09:00


Japanese game developer Square-Enix shows off a variety of games that target longtime, nostalgia-fuelled fans and casual mobile gamers alike in a media preview event in Toronto.

How super are those pricey 'superfoods'? Marketplace puts 3 of them to the test

20 Oct 2017 01:51


Coconut water, quinoa and chia seeds are often marketed as "superfoods," and looking at recent sales, it seems the public is buying in. Marketplace pits them against alternatives that don’t come with super prices to see which foods pack the best nutritional punch.

'It's a tragedy': How the flawed Motherisk hair test helped fracture families across Canada

20 Oct 2017 01:00

Tammy Whiteman

In a joint investigation with CBC Radio’s The Current and the Toronto Star, The Fifth Estate has spoken to half a dozen families across Canada whose families were broken in part as a result of faulty hair tests done by the Hospital for Sick Children’s Motherisk lab.

Jagmeet Singh needs to get it straight on the Air India bombing: Jonathan Kay

19 Oct 2017 20:18

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I'm going to be charitable to the NDP, and assume that Singh isn't actually a conspiracy theorist. He's just a leader who, for the usual crass partisan reasons, doesn't want to alienate a small sub-constituency within his base.

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