• #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

  • Tell us: Have you ever had a bad experience with a Canadian border official?
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    Tell us: Have you ever had a bad experience with a Canadian border official?

    Have you ever had an uncomfortable encounter with a Canadian border agent? Whether it’s travelling on land or air, Canadians have come out in scores to reveal their displeasure with frontline workers. Some of the 105 complaints include allegations of racism, rudeness and disrespectful language by CBSA

  • Concerns around roadside marijuana screening device exaggerated: manufacturer
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    Concerns around roadside marijuana screening device exaggerated: manufacturer

    Police in Canada will soon have something new to add to the arsenal of tools they can use to test drivers for intoxication, and it has criminal defense lawyers across the country talking. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould approved the Draeger DrugTest 5000 on Aug. 27, making it the first first saliva

  • Canada’s 'tipping point': How statues have become 'flashpoints' in the conversation about reconciliation
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    Canada’s 'tipping point': How statues have become 'flashpoints' in the conversation about reconciliation

    A statue of John A. Macdonald, which has since been removed, is seen outside Victoria’s City Hall. Outside Victoria, B.C.’s city hall stands an unassuming black metal plaque. “In 2017, the City of Victoria began a journey of Truth and Reconciliation with the Lekwungen peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt

  • Canadians react to court rejecting Trans Mountain pipeline approval
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    Canadians react to court rejecting Trans Mountain pipeline approval

    The government of Canada’s multi-billion-dollar pipeline project is in legal limbo after a major court ruling. The Federal Court of Appeal ruled the federal government failed to adequately consult with Indigenous groups affected by the project, and did not include a proper environmental assessment.

  • Canada's weather a mixed bag for the long weekend
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    Canada's weather a mixed bag for the long weekend

    Summer is coming to a close, which means it’s time for the final long weekend of the warm months: Labour Day weekend. The sticky weather that the southern parts of Ontario and Quebec experienced earlier in the week is returning for the weekend, but not nearly as intense, explained Brett Anderson, a

  • 'How have I never heard of this?': Toronto Public Library program reads children bedtime stories
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    'How have I never heard of this?': Toronto Public Library program reads children bedtime stories

    A mother reads to her daughter at the Toronto Public Library’s High Park location in 2010. The Dial-a-Story program makes it possible for children to be read stories on the phone at no cost. You could open up a book and start reading, or you could give the Toronto Public Library a call and have them

  • What's with all this extreme heat? When the Ontario heat wave will break
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    What's with all this extreme heat? When the Ontario heat wave will break

    The hot and humid conditions have been extremely uncomfortable, with humidex values upto 40 C and little to no relief with overnight temperatures. “What’s causing it is basically a strong ridge of high pressure high in the atmosphere,” explained Brett Anderson, a senior meteorologist with AccuWeather

  • What Canada's largest gun lobby group thinks of handgun ban proposals
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    What Canada's largest gun lobby group thinks of handgun ban proposals

    A handgun is used at a firing range in Arizona in 2018. Canada’s National Firearms Association says it strongly opposes a proposed ban on handguns in Canada because it is the “lawfully-owned property of Canadians.” Photo from . Are Canada’s two biggest cities looking for an easy target when it comes

  • Duterte questions if Trudeau should be PM after helicopter deal cancelled
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    Duterte questions if Trudeau should be PM after helicopter deal cancelled

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, shakes hands with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila in November 2017. The two world leaders have seen their relationship deteriorate since this international meeting. The president of the Philippines is taking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to task

  • VOTE: Do you think the Conservative party has abandoned its core values?
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    VOTE: Do you think the Conservative party has abandoned its core values?

    It’s the party that changed,” Bernier told reporters in Ottawa on Thursday. The core of Bernier’s reasoning for leaving the Tories is the party’s abandonment of “real Conservative ideas” under leader Andrew Scheer, the man Bernier lost the party leadership race to in 2017. It is clear that Max never

  • VOTE: Was Justin Trudeau's response to a heckler in Quebec appropriate?
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    VOTE: Was Justin Trudeau's response to a heckler in Quebec appropriate?

    Justin Trudeau’s reaction to heckling has come under scrutiny again after an incident in the town of Sabrevois, Quebec, on Aug. 16. Trudeau, was addressing a crowd at a corn roast when a woman — later identified as Diane Blain — began to repeatedly shout at him. The question appears to refer to the