• VOTE: Should turban-wearing Sikhs be exempt from wearing helmets on motorcycles?
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    VOTE: Should turban-wearing Sikhs be exempt from wearing helmets on motorcycles?

    The Progressive Conservative government says that the exemption will recognize the religious expression of Sikh motorcycle riders. “I have been calling for a helmet exemption for turbaned Ontario Sikh motorcyclists for several years now,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, the MPP for Brampton South, in a statement

  • 'Siding with a murderer': Canadians aren't happy about Tori Stafford case
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    'Siding with a murderer': Canadians aren't happy about Tori Stafford case

    Last week, Yahoo Canada News spoke with Rodney Stafford, the father of McClintic’s eight-year-old victim Victoria “Tori” Stafford, about McClintic’s transfer from a women’s prison in Kitchener, Ont. to an Indigenous healing lodge in Saskatchewan. In 2010, McClintic — along with her partner Michael Thomas

  • Brace yourself: Toronto is going from 'shorts to jackets' in 24 hours
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    Brace yourself: Toronto is going from 'shorts to jackets' in 24 hours

    Oh Canada, you knew this was coming. Southwestern Ontario has been experiencing unusually warm weather, but that’s about to change, according to Brett Anderson, a senior meteorologist with AccuWeather. Both Toronto and Montreal reached record highs from 26 to 29 C this week, but there’s a downside

  • Maxime Bernier supports NDP bill to expunge past pot convictions
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    Maxime Bernier supports NDP bill to expunge past pot convictions

    On Oct. 17, 2018, marijuana use will become legal in Canada, prompting the NDP to call for expunging prior pot convictions. It’s not every day that you see a former Conservative minister agree with an idea tabled by the NDP. The former foreign affairs minister tweeted Thursday that he agrees with the

  • 'A dangerous man' to 'bravo': Canadians react to Quebec premier-designate's controversial religious symbols ban
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    'A dangerous man' to 'bravo': Canadians react to Quebec premier-designate's controversial religious symbols ban

    Quebec’s next premier says he will do whatever it takes to fulfil his pledges to voters. François Legault held a news conference a day after leading the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) to a majority victory in Monday’s provincial election. The CAQ ran on a platform that included a proposed ban against

  • 'Record' heat set to scorch Ontario and Quebec, as snow covers western Canada
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    'Record' heat set to scorch Ontario and Quebec, as snow covers western Canada

    Calgary was buried in an unseasonably large amount of snow this week, but the rest of the country – except for the Prairies – is safe for the moment. Yahoo Canada News asked the weather expert if the influx of snow in the west means a doom-and-gloom winter ahead for the rest of the country. “I wouldn

  • What Tori Stafford's father has to say to his daughter's murderer
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    What Tori Stafford's father has to say to his daughter's murderer

    Rodney Stafford says he doesn’t want vengeance against his daughter’s killer. “If this is something that can happen to an eight-year-old child and there’s no justice for it, then that’s a big issue,” Stafford said in an interview with Yahoo Canada News. McClintic was convicted in 2010 of first-degree

  • 'Wow. I gasped, put my phone down...': Cartoon inspired by Ford-Kavanaugh grips North America
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    'Wow. I gasped, put my phone down...': Cartoon inspired by Ford-Kavanaugh grips North America

    A political cartoon by Halifax-based artist Bruce MacKinnon has gone viral in light of the sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. The image, which originally ran in the Halifax Chronicle Herald, shows a distressed Lady Justice, on

  • Canadians react to Kavanaugh: ''Someone can be...a good guy and still commit sexual violence'
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    Canadians react to Kavanaugh: ''Someone can be...a good guy and still commit sexual violence'

    Following more than eight hours of testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, a U.S. Senate judiciary committee voted to advance Judge Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination despite sexual assault allegations against him. Kavanaugh is U.S. President Donald Trump

  • Premier Doug Ford's message to Canadian rivals is clear: You can't stop us
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    Premier Doug Ford's message to Canadian rivals is clear: You can't stop us

    Premier Doug Ford at Troy’s Diner in Milton announces the elimination of the carbon tax on Aug. 29, 2018. In the three months since Doug Ford was sworn in as Premier of Ontario, his government’s most significant action so far may have been to send a message to anyone planning to resist its mandates,

  • Drone footage shows devastation of Ottawa-area tornadoes
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    Drone footage shows devastation of Ottawa-area tornadoes

    The storm may be over, but the Ottawa-Gatineau region has a long way to go in its recovery from the two tornadoes that struck on Friday. Drone footage shared by Ottawa’s hydro utility on Monday, Sept. 24, showed the damage to one neighbourhood caught in the path of an EF-2 tornado. The footage shows

  • #WeTheStudentsDoNotConsent: Ontario students protest sex-ed curriculum
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    #WeTheStudentsDoNotConsent: Ontario students protest sex-ed curriculum

    At 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, approximately 40,000 Ontario high school students walked out of class in protest of the provincial government’s revised sex-ed curriculum.

  • VOTE: Do you think 'Sesame Street' missed an opportunity with Bert and Ernie?
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    VOTE: Do you think 'Sesame Street' missed an opportunity with Bert and Ernie?

    Bert and Ernie are one of the most lovable duos in the history of children’s television. For decades, the goofy “Sesame Street” Muppets have enchanted and enthralled children while teaching them about everything from numbers and words to important life lessons — all while engaging in adorable banter

  • 'Morally despicable' to 'right call': Reactions pour in after Ford's Toronto battle takes another turn
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    'Morally despicable' to 'right call': Reactions pour in after Ford's Toronto battle takes another turn

    Ontario Premier Doug Ford, seen here in Toronto on Aug. 9, 2018, with Ontario Attorney General Caroline Mulroney in the background, had threatened to use the notwithstanding clause to push Bill 5 into law. Ontario’s highest court is allowing the Progressive Conservative government on their move to slash

  • ISIS touts Toronto shooting as top attack in propaganda video
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    ISIS touts Toronto shooting as top attack in propaganda video

    ISIL, also known as ISIS, has produced a propaganda video in which it claims responsibility for the deadly shooting on Toronto’s Danforth Avenue on July 22. It features a montage of news footage from what it claims were its most successful western terror attacks in 2018 and audio from a speech by ISIL

  • Video highlights from the 2018 Emmy Awards
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    Video highlights from the 2018 Emmy Awards

    Missed the 2018 Emmys? Here are all the biggest highlights – including a surprise proposal!

  • 'He'd be so proud,' Terry Fox's brother says of lasting impact on cancer research
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    'He'd be so proud,' Terry Fox's brother says of lasting impact on cancer research

    “People love Terry,” older brother Fred Fox told Yahoo Canada. Every September, schools across the country hold the annual Terry Fox Run to encourage donations for cancer research. It all started in 1977 when an 18-year-old Terry Fox was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have most of his right

  • Hurricane Florence: North Carolina family's garage submerged in water
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    Hurricane Florence: North Carolina family's garage submerged in water

    Scenes of flooded streets, homes and businesses, power outages and pelting rains are emerging from the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina. Storm surges of up to six feet were forecast for Belhaven, North Carolina, where this video was recorded on the night of Sept. 13.

  • Border agents in Canada and the U.S.: What they can do with your phone, laptops and tablets
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    Border agents in Canada and the U.S.: What they can do with your phone, laptops and tablets

    If a person refuses to comply with a border officer's request to search their electronic devices, they don't cross the border.

  • Doug Ford vs. Toronto council: When has the notwithstanding clause been used before?
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    Doug Ford vs. Toronto council: When has the notwithstanding clause been used before?

    Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks to reporters, in Toronto, on Monday, September 10, 2018. The story of Doug Ford versus Toronto city council took a new turn on Monday when the Ontario premier said he plans to use the notwithstanding clause in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to cut the number

  • Canada reacts to Ontario Premier Ford's historic political strike
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    Canada reacts to Ontario Premier Ford's historic political strike

    On Monday, an Ontario judge ruled to strike down a bill that would have seen the number of Toronto city council seats slashed nearly in half from 47 to 25. Hours after the ruling, Ford came out swinging during a news conference, announcing the province would be invoking the mighty notwithstanding clause

  • Readers react: Turns out, Canadian border agents aren't that bad
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    Readers react: Turns out, Canadian border agents aren't that bad

    With millions of travellers passing through the border every year, the number of complaints is a tiny fraction of all interactions, but still something to be taken seriously. “We crossed almost every single weekend during the winter for almost 30 years (to go skiing) Maybe once we encountered a negative

  • Most Canadians want John A. Macdonald's name, image protected, poll suggests
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    Most Canadians want John A. Macdonald's name, image protected, poll suggests

    A new survey suggests the vast majority of Canadians want to preserve the legacy of Canada’s first prime minister. The Angus Reid Institute released its fresh findings Wednesday in an attempt to reveal how Canadians feel about Sir John A. Macdonald, the first person to lead the country after Confederation

  • VOTE: Should reusable sanitary products be subsidized by the government?
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    VOTE: Should reusable sanitary products be subsidized by the government?

    Citizens can receive a subsidy of up to $200 a year cloth diapers and $100 every two years for reusable menstrual products. “There are two things we’re looking at here: we want to do all we can for the environment, but we also want to help families save money,” said borough Mayor Sue Montgomery to CBC

  • Is Canada really set for a 'teeth-chattering cold' winter? Not so fast, Weather Network says
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    Is Canada really set for a 'teeth-chattering cold' winter? Not so fast, Weather Network says

    With weather forecasters like the Farmer’s Almanac and Environment Canada publicly teasing this year’s upcoming winter conditions, with seemingly drastic discrepancies, the race to put out an accurate forecast has officially started. According to the The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Canada will experience