• Trudeau Shows Willingness To Fight 2019 Election Defending Carbon Tax
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    Trudeau Shows Willingness To Fight 2019 Election Defending Carbon Tax

    People who pollute should pay for it, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday, as he demonstrated his willingness to fight the 2019 election campaign defending the upcoming carbon tax. Asked by Maclean's journalist Paul Wells about going to the voters with the proposition of a new and increasing yearly tax, the prime minister said: "The alternative is people who want to make pollution free. When companies pump raw sewage or chemicals into waterways and don't bother to pay to clean it up, the costs, Trudeau noted, get borne by the towns downstream, by the citizens who can no longer swim, or bathe, or drink their tap water.

  • Overnight sitting helps Ontario govt get closer to passing council-cutting bill
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    Overnight sitting helps Ontario govt get closer to passing council-cutting bill

    A rare overnight session at the Ontario legislature that saw protesters and politicians gather for debate on a bill slashing the size of Toronto's council moved the government closer Monday to passing the legislation, which has thrown the municipal election in Canada's largest city into chaos. The Progressive Conservatives, who've been rushing to push through the reintroduced bill after a judge ruled an earlier version unconstitutional last week, said they expected to bring the matter to a final vote on Thursday — about a month before Toronto goes to the polls. Premier Doug Ford said the overnight session was an indicator of the government's commitment to passing the controversial legislation, which shrinks Toronto's electoral map to 25 wards from 47 before the Oct. 22 election.

  • Are the Senators out of touch with their fan base?
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    Are the Senators out of touch with their fan base?

    On Monday, general manager Pierre Dorion told CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning that the team's fan base supports the radical rebuild the franchise is currently undertaking. This includes the trading of star defenceman and captain Erik Karlsson last week, which was widely criticized.

  • In the news today, Sept. 18
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    In the news today, Sept. 18

    The federal government is shopping around for a retired federal judge to help guide a renewed consultation with Indigenous communities on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The Federal Court of Appeal last month quashed the approval given to the project, saying the consultation with Indigenous communities wasn't good enough. An official close to the plan said one option being closely considered is hiring a former senior judge, possibly a retired Supreme Court of Canada justice, to advise the government on what would constitute meaningful consultation with Indigenous communities to satisfy the conditions of the court.

  • Julie Chen, wife of former CBS CEO, is leaving 'The Talk' show: CNNMoney
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    Julie Chen, wife of former CBS CEO, is leaving 'The Talk' show: CNNMoney

    (Reuters) - Julie Chen, the wife of former CBS Corp Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves, is stepping down from daytime show "The Talk" on CBS, CNNMoney reported late on Monday, a week after Moonves resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations. Chen's decision to leave the TV show is effective immediately, CNNMoney reported https://cnnmon.ie/2PLASeF, citing two sources close to her.

  • North Carolina stays positive despite Florence's devastating impact
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    North Carolina stays positive despite Florence's devastating impact

    CBC News is in Wilmington to see how people there are dealing with slow recovery efforts.

  • 'Mrs. Maisel,' 'Game of Thrones' win on night of Emmy upsets
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    'Mrs. Maisel,' 'Game of Thrones' win on night of Emmy upsets

    Dystopian female show "The Handmaid's Tale" and FX's surreal hip-hop comedy "Atlanta" were the biggest losers, taking none of the most prestigious awards and making a disappointing night for stars Elisabeth Moss and Donald Glover. HBO's medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones" won a total of nine Emmys, including technical awards for special effects and stunts, and was named best drama series for a third time, beating last year's champion "The Handmaid's Tale." Netflix, which had a leading 112 nominations going into the Emmys, ended up tying HBO for the most wins, with 23 apiece. Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," about a 1950s housewife who turns to standup comedy, took home the Emmy for best comedy series.

  • Audi launches electric SUV in Tesla's backyard, with assist from Amazon
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    Audi launches electric SUV in Tesla's backyard, with assist from Amazon

    The Audi e-tron midsize SUV will be offered in the United States next year at a starting price of $75,795 before a $7,500 tax credit. It is one of a volley of electric vehicles coming from Volkswagen AG brands, as well as other European premium brands including Daimler-owned Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo Cars and Jaguar Land Rover. All aim to expand the market for premium electric vehicles and also to grab share of that market from Palo Alto, California-based Tesla, which has had the niche largely to itself.

  • Edmonton city council OKs 23-storey tower for small lot in Oliver
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    Edmonton city council OKs 23-storey tower for small lot in Oliver

    Edmonton city council has approved a controversial project for a small lot in Oliver after hours of discussion at a public hearing on Monday. Opponents said the 23-storey tower was too much density for the two single-family home lot on 99th Avenue and 111th Street. Scott McKeen said there were are a lot of reasons to like the project, but added that the area is very different from other parts of Oliver and downtown.

  • U.S. duties spare Apple gadgets but hit cloud industry
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    U.S. duties spare Apple gadgets but hit cloud industry

    U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his trade war with China on Monday, imposing 10 percent tariffs on about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports and he warned that if China takes retaliatory action against U.S. farmers or industries, "we will immediately pursue phase three, which is tariffs on approximately $267 billion of additional imports." The administration's proposal drew protest from technology companies earlier this year, but the final list of taxed devices from the USTR avoids many big consumer brand names and products. The iPhone was not among the 'wide range' of products that Apple told regulators would be hit by the $200 billion round of tariffs in a Sept. 5 comment letter to trade officials. Apple feared for its Apple Watch and its wireless AirPods headphones, but both were left off the list announced on Monday.

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    Turkish delight for Venezuela's Maduro draws opponents' fury

    Videos going viral of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro feasting on a steak prepared by a celebrity chef at a time many in his crisis-wracked nation are going hungry is drawing fury from opponents of the embattled socialist leader. Maduro visited the famed Nusr-Et steakhouse in Istanbul when he stopped over briefly in Turkey on the way home from a trip to China to raise badly needed investment. In the videos, he can be seen puffing on a cigar from a personalized box while he and first lady Cilia Flores watch owner Nusret Gokce, clad in dark aviator glasses and a bicep-busting T-shirt, rhythmically sway his hips while cutting into a juicy steak with a long knife.

  • 'Stopped him in his tracks:' Outrage after ex-pro hockey player kills grizzly
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    'Stopped him in his tracks:' Outrage after ex-pro hockey player kills grizzly

    A former professional hockey player is facing a backlash after he posted photos of a massive dead grizzly bear he hunted in Yukon. Tim Brent, who was born in Ontario and played for several teams in the NHL, shared the photos on Facebook and Twitter. "So this is the Mountain Grizzly Bear!" he said in a Sept. 10 post. "It was very easy to tell by his posturing that this boar owned the valley we were hunting and wasn't scared of anything!

  • True or false? Fact-checking the English leaders debate
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    True or false? Fact-checking the English leaders debate

    Giordano Cescutti (GC) is a video journalist with CityNews Montreal. Kalina Laframboise (KL) is an online producer with Global Montreal. Max Harrold (MH) is an assignment editor and reporter for CTV Montreal.

  • Police: Border agent targeted victims for vulnerability
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    Police: Border agent targeted victims for vulnerability

    A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor charged in the killings of four women knew the victims and targeted them for their vulnerability, authorities said Monday, as some feared more deaths at the hands of the agent remained undiscovered. "He had the trust of most of the victims that were involved in this killing," said Chief Deputy Federico Garza of the Webb County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said Ortiz grew convinced police were closing in on him, amassing weapons at his home for a possible confrontation.

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    Latest: SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey

    Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa says he will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on a weeklong journey to circumnavigate the moon. Maezawa said Monday that the SpaceX BFR rocket will make the trip in 2023. SpaceX founder Elon Musk says the BFR is still in development.

  • British diver who helped in Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk
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    British diver who helped in Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk

    A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand is suing Elon Musk, alleging that the Tesla chief executive falsely accused him of being a pedophile. Vernon Unsworth, who lives north of London, contends that Musk made the false allegation on Twitter and then repeated multiple other falsehoods after the dramatic rescue of a dozen youth soccer players and their coach in July. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles federal court Monday, seeks more than $75,000 US in damages and a court order stopping Musk from making further allegations.

  • Woman, nephew settle lawsuit over Chase the Ace jackpot in Nova Scotia
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    Woman, nephew settle lawsuit over Chase the Ace jackpot in Nova Scotia

    A Nova Scotia woman and her nephew have settled their painful, public dispute over a $1.2 million Chase the Ace jackpot that made headlines across Canada. Barbara Reddick sued her nephew Tyrone MacInnis after a Cape Breton charity fundraiser's grand prize was divided between the two, leaving them each with $611,319.50. Reddick has said she put MacInnis's name on the ticket for good luck and agreed to split the money if they won the consolation prize — but not the jackpot.

  • Did your Ancestry.com DNA results change dramatically? Here's why
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    Did your Ancestry.com DNA results change dramatically? Here's why

    When Katy Jean of Dartmouth, N.S., sent in a sample of her DNA to Ancestry.com a year ago, she was hoping the genealogy website would tell her more about her background and maybe fill in gaps on her family tree. "There was a significant change in my DNA results," Jean said. Jean went from having 75 per cent ancestry from Great Britain and 12 per cent Iberian Peninsula (Portugal & Spain) to 53 per cent England, Wales and Northwestern Europe, 31 per cent Ireland and Scotland.

  • Saskatchewan family relieved after six-year-old autistic girl found safe
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    Saskatchewan family relieved after six-year-old autistic girl found safe

    NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — A Saskatchewan mother says words cannot describe the relief she feels after being reunited with her daughter who police say was taken when she was left in the back of a running SUV. 

  • The Story Line: The Legend of No Pants Lance
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    The Story Line: The Legend of No Pants Lance

    "I remember telling people," says the voice on the other end of the phone, "it's my birthday, it's my birthday suit."

  • Former SaskPower executive made $646K last year
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    Former SaskPower executive made $646K last year

    Former SaskPower executive Brian Ketcheson is the province's highest paid Crown employee, raking in $646,000. 

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    $2M of damage after fire destroys Kuujjuaq office building

    Quebec provincial police are investigating an early-morning fire that destroyed an office building in Kuujjuaq. The building was home to the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services youth protection division. "It's too bad that we lost a whole building like this," said Elena Labranche, assistant executive director of the board.

  • The navy Force Test chewed me up and spit me out
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    The navy Force Test chewed me up and spit me out

    This is part of naval training in a landlocked province, as HMCS Queen in Regina holds its first training day in September. Petty Officer Melissa Anderson joined the navy at the age of 16, wanting a part-time job that was challenging and exciting.

  • Lego is not just for kids anymore
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    Lego is not just for kids anymore

    NewfoundLUG (Lego Users' Group) is a local organization for adult Lego users, collectors and enthusiasts. Are you into the castle side, or Star Wars, or sci-fi?'" says Matthew Zwicker, vice-president and a founding member of NewfoundLUG.

  • 'She doesn't want to live this way:' A mom shares what it's like to parent a child with depression
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    'She doesn't want to live this way:' A mom shares what it's like to parent a child with depression

    Jo, a Canadian mother, shared her story of what it's like to parent a child with depression on social media for World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10, 2018. That story is reproduced here. CBC has chosen not to publish Jo's last name and location in order to protect the privacy of her daughter.