Poloz says global growth to remain slow, low global interest rates likely

Poloz says global growth to remain slow, low global interest rates likely

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said Thursday the global economy appears set for continued slow growth, for mostly structural reasons, and that means low global interest rates are likely to persist too. Speaking to the Empire Club in Toronto...
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MPs, Senators react to Scheer's resignation as Conservative Leader

MPs, Senators react to Scheer's resignation as Conservative Leader

After rejecting calls for his resignation from within his party for weeks, federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced Thursday that he will step down as soon as his party chooses a successor. Conservative MPs and senators had mixed reacti...
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Salmonella outbreak in six provinces linked to snakes and rodents

Salmonella outbreak in six provinces linked to snakes and rodents

A salmonella outbreak in six Canadian provinces has been linked to contact with pet snakes and rodents. A notice issued this week counts 92 cases of illness reported between April 2017 and October 2019. The Public Health Agency of Canada says expo...
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Scheer announces resignation as Conservative leader

Scheer announces resignation as Conservative leader

Andrew Scheer stood in the House of Commons Thursday to announce he is stepping down as Conservative leader. Scheer says he will support whoever is chosen as his successor and promises that person will have the backing of Conservative MPs. Scheer ...
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Gerry Dee on his dream role on 'Family Feud Canada'

Gerry Dee on his dream role on 'Family Feud Canada'

Gerry Dee says he has “pinch-me moments” these days on the set of CBC’s “Family Feud Canada.” The standup comedy star of TV’s “Mr. D” fame used to watch the original “Family Feud” as a kid and now can’t believe he’s hosting the Canadian version
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Investigators at Gabriola Island crash scene

Investigators at Gabriola Island crash scene

Investigators were at the scene of a deadly airplane crash on Vancouver Island looking for answers. Investigators would only say there were multiple deaths and no survivors.
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Investigators at Gabriola Island crash scene

Investigators at Gabriola Island crash scene

Investigators were at the scene of a deadly airplane crash on Vancouver Island looking for answers. Investigators would only say there were multiple deaths and no survivors.
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Demonstrators sing protest carols as Alberta opens its energy war room

Demonstrators sing protest carols as Alberta opens its energy war room

The Alberta government has launched the Canadian Energy Centre, a war room meant to challenge oil and gas industry critics. Outside the announcement, protesters sang about climate change to the tune of Christmas carols.
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Partisan shouts drown out Trudeau over USMCA questions

Partisan shouts drown out Trudeau over USMCA questions

Speaker Anthony Rota has to intervene in question period as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces pointed questions from Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O’Toole about the effects the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will have on Canada...
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Economic worries drive Conservative call for fiscal update from Liberals

Economic worries drive Conservative call for fiscal update from Liberals

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer cites concerns about the economic headwinds facing the country as part of a request to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the government release a fiscal update before the end of the week. Trudeau says the Liberal...
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Scheer, Trudeau spar over USMCA on cusp of approving trade pact

Scheer, Trudeau spar over USMCA on cusp of approving trade pact

The federal government faces questions in the House of Commons about the newly signed North American free trade deal. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer asks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about what the government acquiesced on to win American supp...
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Family of man detained in Egypt urges Champagne to help bring him home

Family of man detained in Egypt urges Champagne to help bring him home

Yasser Ahmed Albaz, a 51-year-old man from Oakville, Ont., has been in a Cairo prison since he was detained at the airport as he was about to come home from a business trip earlier this year. His family and supporters are urging Foreign Affairs Mi...
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Freeland says new NAFTA in Canada's best interest

Freeland says new NAFTA in Canada's best interest

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says she hopes Parliament will be able to ratify the new North American free trade pact as soon as possible. Opposition parties however are still waiting to see the full text of the modified agreement before...
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Farmers could fight climate change: report

Farmers could fight climate change: report

A national agriculture group says farming needs to change to help save the climate and the industry. The National Farmers Union says in a report that old-fashioned mixed farming needs to be combined with the latest information technology. It sugge...
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High school teachers picket during one-day strike in Toronto

High school teachers picket during one-day strike in Toronto

High school teachers at nine Ontario school boards walked off the job on Wednesday for a one-day strike as their union negotiates a new contract with the government. A similar job action closed all high schools — and many elementary schools — last...
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Bill to ratify new North American trade deal coming in short order: Trudeau

Bill to ratify new North American trade deal coming in short order: Trudeau

Justin Trudeau says he has given his personal assurance to the leaders of Mexico and the United States that his government will move quickly to approve the updated continental trade pact. The prime minister says his government is looking at the pa...
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Morneau says new NAFTA deal will bring trade stability

Morneau says new NAFTA deal will bring trade stability

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the new North American trade deal will bring stability as the government watches the economy for signs of trouble. The U.S., Mexico and Canada put the final touches on the renewed deal Tuesday to soothe concerns ...
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Pricey Christmas trees 10 years in the making

Pricey Christmas trees 10 years in the making

Consumers on the hunt for a Christmas tree are facing pricier options due to a shortage of trees that can be traced back to the 2008 financial crisis. The Great Recession put thousands of American Christmas tree farmers out of business, resulting ...
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Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year. The 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist is the youngest person to receive the title. Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal revealed the news Wednesday. Time selects their w...
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Alberta Premier says next few weeks crucial in provincial-federal relations

Alberta Premier says next few weeks crucial in provincial-federal relations

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney spent nearly an hour with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, attempting to secure change in several areas key to the Alberta economy. He says the next few weeks will be crucial when it comes to whether the federal governme...
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First commercial e-plane lands test flight in B.C.

First commercial e-plane lands test flight in B.C.

British Columbia seaplane company Harbour Air lands the first test flight for a commercial electric plane. CEO Greg McDougall spoke to media and guests in the hangar after the flight, alongside Roei Ganzarski, CEO of Seattle-based engineering firm...
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Halifax agrees to contribute $20M toward construction of stadium for CFL team

Halifax agrees to contribute $20M toward construction of stadium for CFL team

Halifax council voted to move ahead with a stadium project by a business group hoping to land a CFL franchise for the East Coast city. Council voted 10 to 7 to accept a staff recommendation of a one-time $20-million contribution toward constructio...
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'Not engaging doesn't change anything,' Nova Scotia premier says of China

'Not engaging doesn't change anything,' Nova Scotia premier says of China

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he looks forward to continuing to build economic ties between his province and China, even though he opposes that country's ongoing detention of two Canadian citizens. Last week, Nova Scotia announced it wou...
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No deal ahead of one-day teachers strike as rhetoric ramps up

No deal ahead of one-day teachers strike as rhetoric ramps up

The president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation says there is almost no chance to avoid a one-day strike set for Wednesday. Harvey Bischof says Education Minister Stephen Lecce is ratcheting up rhetoric around the tense talks in...
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Opposition MPs take wait-and-see approach on new NAFTA

Opposition MPs take wait-and-see approach on new NAFTA

Opposition MPs from the Bloc Quebecois and NDP say they are waiting for the details before saying whether or not they'll support the new NAFTA. Canada joined the United States and Mexico on Tuesday as they formally agreed to changes to the new con...
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Singh looks for details on dental care

Singh looks for details on dental care

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh looked for details during question period on the Liberals’ throne speech pledge of a dental care plan, and whether the government will actually go ahead with it. Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the issue is worth explorin...
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Case of two Canadians held in China lands in question period on anniversary

Case of two Canadians held in China lands in question period on anniversary

The case of two Canadians detained in China for one year – Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig – took centre stage at the start of question period. Two Liberal ministers responded to questions from Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer about what the go...
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Andreescu weighs in on 2019 season

Andreescu weighs in on 2019 season

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu says she's proud of her accomplishments in a breakout 2019 season that saw her win three WTA Tour titles - including the US Open - and rocket to No. 5 in the world rankings. Andreescu held court Tuesday after ...
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'They' named Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

'They' named Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

Merriam-Webster has named the pronoun “they” its 2019 word of the year. According to Merriam-Webster, searches for the word have risen 313 per cent in the past year. The American English dictionary added the nonbinary pronoun to the term’s three o...
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Privacy commissioner calls for new measures to protect personal information

Privacy commissioner calls for new measures to protect personal information

Canada's privacy czar says violations by Facebook, Equifax and others have highlighted like never before the urgent need to update the country's aging laws governing personal information. Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien, whose annual report w...
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Canadians and broadcast TV shut out of Golden Globe nods

Canadians and broadcast TV shut out of Golden Globe nods

The Golden Globe TV nominations were most striking not for what they included, but what they didn't. Netflix completely shut out the broadcast networks in all 55 nominations while also edging out HBO to win the most TV nods. Netflix got 17 TV nod...
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Marie Fredriksson of Swedish pop duo Roxette dies at 61

Marie Fredriksson of Swedish pop duo Roxette dies at 61

Marie Fredriksson, the female half of the Swedish pop duo Roxette, has died at age 61. Fredriksson formed Roxette with Per Gessle in 1986. The two released their first album the same year and went on to achieve international success in the late 19...
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Emergency crew respond to CP Rail train hauling crude oil that derailed

Emergency crew respond to CP Rail train hauling crude oil that derailed

Emergency crews responded to a CP Rail train hauling crude oil that had derailed Sunday. CP said in a statement no injuries were reported and evacuations had not been ordered. RCMP blocked traffic on Highway 16 between Guernsey and Plunkett becaus...
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Canada opens selection camp ahead of IIHF World Juniors hockey tournament

Canada opens selection camp ahead of IIHF World Juniors hockey tournament

31 of Canada’s best teenage hockey players are on the ice this week vying for a spot on the country’s roster for the 2020 IIHF World Juniors hockey championship. Canada finished sixth last season on home soil in Vancouver and Victoria after winnin...
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Kathleen Wynne portrait unveiled at Ontario legislature

Kathleen Wynne portrait unveiled at Ontario legislature

The official portrait of Ontario's first female premier was unveiled at the provincial legislature Monday night.Kathleen Wynne's picture was done by artist Linda Kooluris-Dobbs, who also painted the official portraits of former premier David Peter...
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Kenney lays out key demands for meeting with Trudeau

Kenney lays out key demands for meeting with Trudeau

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is in Ottawa for a two-day political trade mission designed to put intense pressure on the Liberal government to take action to address pressing concerns around the Alberta economy. He's taking five key asks into his m...
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Case of Canadians held in China raised in Parliament on eve of anniversary

Case of Canadians held in China raised in Parliament on eve of anniversary

O’Toole: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says two Canadians held in China must be sent home, making the comments on the eve of the one-year anniversary of their detention. Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been held without access to a lawyer o...
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Economic worries fuel start of question period

Economic worries fuel start of question period

Deputy Conservative Leader Leona Alleslev calls on the government to deliver a fall fiscal update to address economic concerns in the country, later charging that the Liberals need to change course on their plans. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau say...
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How to keep your cat away from Holiday decorations

How to keep your cat away from Holiday decorations

It's no secret that felines are obsessed with poking around holiday decorations. Here are some tips to stop your cat this Holiday season: Lifehacker recommends putting soft and fluffy material at the bottom of the tree. This will take the cat's at...
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CRTC hoping to curb caller ID spoofing

CRTC hoping to curb caller ID spoofing

Canadian providers of Internet-based phone systems should be able to adopt new technology next year that goes after fake phone calls. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says telecom companies should be able to implemen...
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Liberals move to make good on promise to cut taxes for most Canadians

Liberals move to make good on promise to cut taxes for most Canadians

Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced a motion to deliver on a campaign promise to raise the basic personal income tax exemption to $15,000. The proposed changes would be fully implemented by 2023 and the government would gradually phase out th...
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Humboldt Bronco returns home from Thailand after spinal surgery

Humboldt Bronco returns home from Thailand after spinal surgery

A hockey player paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says he's feeling good after returning home after five weeks in Thailand where he received spinal surgery. Ryan Straschnitzki said he was glad to feel a cold winter as he and his father T...
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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Dec. 9th

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Dec. 9th

Hudson's Bay Co. releases its third-quarter financial results on Tuesday. Lululemon Athletica Inc. releases its third-quarter financial results on Wednesday. Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is to give a speech to the Empire Club of Canada on...
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Ceremony for 30th anniversary of École Polytechnique massacre held in Montreal

Ceremony for 30th anniversary of École Polytechnique massacre held in Montreal

On Dec. 6, 1989, a gunman murdered 14 women in an anti-feminist attack at a Montreal engineering school. Fourteen beams of light were projected over the Montreal skyline as the names of the 14 women whose lives were taken were read aloud. Dignitar...
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Events, including book launch, mark sombre 30th anniversary of Polytechnique massacre

Events, including book launch, mark sombre 30th anniversary of Polytechnique massacre

Sombre events marked the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, an anti-feminist assault that left 14 women dead at Montreal's Ecole polytechnique on Dec. 6, 1989. In addition to a wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial for the victims, a book w...
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Public safety minister says list of guns being banned to come out soon

Public safety minister says list of guns being banned to come out soon

Thirty years after the deadly shooting at Montreal's Ecole polytechnique, which resulted in the deaths of 14 women, Canada's public safety minister says a list of weapons the federal government wants to ban will be coming soon. But Bill Blair says...
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New Nunavut MP asks about climate change in first question period

New Nunavut MP asks about climate change in first question period

Rookie NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq asks the Liberal government about its climate change plans as part of her first question in the House of Commons. Qaqqaq, who is Inuk and represents Nunavut, accuses the Liberals of putting the needs of companies ahea...
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Singh questions Trudeau on pharmacare, Indigenous child welfare

Singh questions Trudeau on pharmacare, Indigenous child welfare

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh rises for the first time in question period since the Oct. 21 federal election to press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the Liberals’ plans for pharmacare. Trudeau is also pressed about his government’s actions around ...
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