Ontario is raising some class sizes and introducing a new sex-ed curriculum

Ontario is raising some class sizes and introducing a new sex-ed curriculum

Ontario Education Minister Lisa Thompson announced in Toronto on Friday that the provincial government will increase some elementary and high school class sizes and introduce a new sex-ed curriculum as part of education sector reform.
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Tories call on PM to let former attorney general speak openly at ethics committee

Tories call on PM to let former attorney general speak openly at ethics committee

The Conservatives called on the prime minister Monday to allow Jody Wilson-Raybould to speak openly and freely about the SNC-Lavalin affair at the Commons ethics committee. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said the committee, which is scheduled t...
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Inquest into fatal Radiohead stage collapse gets underway in Toronto

Inquest into fatal Radiohead stage collapse gets underway in Toronto

A three-week-long inquest into a fatal stage collapse at a 2012 Radiohead show is now underway. The band's drum technician, Scott Johnson, was killed when a massive structure crashed down on him on June 16, 2012. The accident happened just hours b...
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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Mar. 25th

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Mar. 25th

Here are five things to watch for in the Canadian business world this week. Lululemon Athletica Inc. releases its fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results on Wednesday. Aimia Inc. to report Q4/full-year earnings on Thursday. Dollarama Inc. releas...
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Scheer promises to balance the budget, doesn't say when

Scheer promises to balance the budget, doesn't say when

Andrew Scheer promises that a Conservative government would balance the budget but he's not saying precisely when. The Conservative leader was speaking Saturday at the annual Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa.
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Ford says mainstream media irrelevant

Ford says mainstream media irrelevant

Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks to the Manning Networking Conference, an annual gathering of the country’s conservative thinkers, strategists and politicians.
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Justin Trudeau takes questions at town hall in Thunder Bay

Justin Trudeau takes questions at town hall in Thunder Bay

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answered questions about SNC-Lavalin during a town hall in Thunder bay on Friday evening. The leader was also commended for his response to the shooting in New Zealand.
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Truck driver responsible for Humboldt Broncos crash gets eight years in prison

Truck driver responsible for Humboldt Broncos crash gets eight years in prison

A truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos crash has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu of Calgary had pleaded guilty earlier this year to 29 counts of dangerous driving. He stood quietly and looked ahead at t...
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Trudeau answers questions about SNC-Lavalin, China and peacekeeping

Trudeau answers questions about SNC-Lavalin, China and peacekeeping

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Friday to make a skills and training announcement and take questions from media. He spoke on a number of topics, including the SNC-Lavalin affair, China no longer accepting Canadian canola...
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WestJet has no plans to cancel Boeing 737 Max 8 order

WestJet has no plans to cancel Boeing 737 Max 8 order

WestJet Airlines plans to stick with deliveries of Boeing 737 Max aircraft once regulators approve the plane for re-entry into service. The Calgary-based airline says it won't follow the lead of Indonesia's airline, which cancelled its multibillio...
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Chinese importers halt Canadian canola purchases

Chinese importers halt Canadian canola purchases

Chinese importers have stopped buying Canadian canola seed. Canola seed exporters have told the Canola Council of Canada that Chinese importers are currently unwilling to purchase their product. This latest development comes as China and Ottawa ar...
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'Robot' device helps babies cope with pain

'Robot' device helps babies cope with pain

Researchers in British Columbia have designed a "robot" that helps reduce pain for premature babies. The robot simulates skin-to-skin contact with a parent who may not be available during around-the-clock procedures in a neonatal intensive care un...
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Money Monitor: How to claim new climate action incentive

Money Monitor: How to claim new climate action incentive

Personal tax experts are reminding Canadians to claim all of the tax credits they may be eligible for when they file their income tax return this year. Here are some tax credit tips you might be eligible to claim for on your income tax return this...
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New Quebec government tables balanced budget, projects $2.5 billion surplus

New Quebec government tables balanced budget, projects $2.5 billion surplus

Finance Minister Eric Girard says his budget will leave more money in Quebecers' pockets and pour funding into the key portfolios of education and health. Both will see spending increase in 2019-20 by more than five per cent. The budget projects a...
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Future restaurants to boast robot servers

Future restaurants to boast robot servers

Only a few eateries in Canada have embraced robotics and other high-tech offerings. But more owners may be hesitant to do so due to high costs in a low-margin industry. Robo Sushi in Toronto is staffed partly by waist-high robots with two eyes and...
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PM says ex-ministers still welcome in caucus despite criticism on SNC-Lavalin

PM says ex-ministers still welcome in caucus despite criticism on SNC-Lavalin

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says while Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott disagree with him over the SNC-Lavalin issue, all Liberals are united on the ‘big things’ like investing in the middle class and fighting climate change.
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As MPs pull all-nighter, Philpott breathes fresh life into SNC-Lavalin scandal

As MPs pull all-nighter, Philpott breathes fresh life into SNC-Lavalin scandal

The Opposition parties are redoubling their efforts to get more transparency over the SNC-Lavalin controversy, following a bombshell interview former federal Treasury Board president Jane Philpott gave to Maclean's magazine. In the interview, Phil...
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Ontario government making changes to controversial autism program

Ontario government making changes to controversial autism program

Ontario is tweaking its controversial autism program, eliminating income testing and exploring supports based on need. Parents of children with autism have been protesting the plan announced last month by Children, Community and Social Services Mi...
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'Schitt's Creek' to end for good in 2020

'Schitt's Creek' to end for good in 2020

"Schitt's Creek" fans, prepare to say goodbye to the Rose family. Canadian father-and-son co-creators Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy revealed the beloved half-hour show will wrap up for good next year. The Levys also play father and son on the sitcom...
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Premier Doug Ford responds to the release of an Integrity Commissioner's report on the hiring of Ron

Premier Doug Ford responds to the release of an Integrity Commissioner's report on the hiring of Ron

Premier Doug Ford says his government is completely vindicated after the release of an integrity commissioner's report that says he stayed at arm's length from the hiring of Ron Taverner as OPP commissioner. The report also says the process was fl...
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College, university students walk out of class to protest funding changes

College, university students walk out of class to protest funding changes

College and university students across the province walked out of class Wednesday to protest the government's changes to post-secondary funding.
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Finance Minister Bill Morneau begins selling his budget

Finance Minister Bill Morneau begins selling his budget

Finance Minister Bill Morneau kicked off his post-budget sales effort with a speech to a breakfast business audience in Toronto. He defended his Liberal government's strategy of deficit spending as key to economic growth.
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Conservative Leader Scheer rallies party caucus against Trudeau budget

Conservative Leader Scheer rallies party caucus against Trudeau budget

Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, in an election-style speech to his party caucus, ridiculed the Trudeau Liberals for what he sees as failings of the government's fourth and final budget before the October election. Scheer also continued to...
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Andreescu joins list of Canadian sport surprises

Andreescu joins list of Canadian sport surprises

Bianca Andreescu's win at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament is just the latest major Canadian underdog to triumph. Here are some other examples of Canadian athletes and teams that pulled off improbable victories on international sporting stag...
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