• POLL: Do you think more diversity will hurt Canada?
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    POLL: Do you think more diversity will hurt Canada?

    Conservative MP Maxime Bernier is back in the news, this time for criticizing Canada’s multiculturalism policy. Maxime Bernier is back in the news for yet another contrarian tweet, this time about Canada’s diversity. In a tweet thread published this morning, the MP from Beauce, Que. questioned the

  • Canada vs. the world: Countries in feuds against the nation
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    Canada vs. the world: Countries in feuds against the nation

    For the most part, Canada tries to maintain friendly relationships with countries around the world. “This unprecedented level of persecution of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia is a disturbing sign that the crackdown is far from over,” Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East research

  • VOTE: Do you think a handgun ban in Toronto would be effective?
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    VOTE: Do you think a handgun ban in Toronto would be effective?

    As Toronto continues to move forward to combat gun-related violence, city council and the provincial government remain divided on the specific actions that should be taken. On Thursday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford publicly discussed that he is against the city council-requested ban on the sale of handguns

  • Fredericton, N.B., shooting kills four, including two police officers
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    Fredericton, N.B., shooting kills four, including two police officers

    Police say four people are dead, including two police officers, following a shooting Friday morning in Fredericton. One suspect in custody is being treated for serious injuries as police say they are continuing to investigate the deadly incident in the capital of New Brunswick. In a news conference

  • Vote: What should be the future of Canada's immigration policies?
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    Vote: What should be the future of Canada's immigration policies?

    The next few years will test Canada’s commitment to its current immigration policy. A recent Angus Reid Institute poll found that  two-thirds of Canadians call the current flow of asylum seekers at irregular crossing from the U.S. a “crisis.” Nearly half of respondents also said they trust Conservative

  • Ontario classrooms become political battleground with sex-ed curriculum
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    Ontario classrooms become political battleground with sex-ed curriculum

    Ontario Premier Doug Ford, right, sits next to PC MPP Christine Elliott at Queen’s Park in Toronto on July 31, 2018. The PCs say they are repealing the modernized sexual-education curriculum and using a 1998 version instead. When schoolchildren attend class in Ontario next month, something will be

  • 'Summer still holding tough' for much of Canada
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    'Summer still holding tough' for much of Canada

    Physically exhausting humidity and record-breaking temperatures have taken over much of Canada for the beginning of August, but there are very few signs an extended break in heat is coming for central and eastern parts of the country. The Maritimes have experienced unprecedented, “relentless” heat and

  • How important is it for Canada to uphold its 'open-doors' image globally?
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    How important is it for Canada to uphold its 'open-doors' image globally?

    A group of asylum seekers arrive at the temporary housing facilities at the border crossing on May 9, 2018, in St. Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que. Photo from The Canadian Press. Canada has long been a country of immigrants and is still seen as an “open-doors” nation, with the goal of attracting 310,000 permanent

  • Doug Ford's PC government pushes its own message with 'Ontario News Now'
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    Doug Ford's PC government pushes its own message with 'Ontario News Now'

    Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government is trying to reach the people without the media’s involvement. The Tories are now delivering their own message directly to Ontarians with PC-made exclusive news-style content that bypasses the traditional media outlets, while promoting Ford’s political

  • Should Canada be spending more money on aid at home or abroad?
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    Should Canada be spending more money on aid at home or abroad?

    Canada is the ninth biggest contributor to foreign aid out of the world's top 29 donor countries. It could do better, but is that what Canadians want?

  • How to legally obtain a gun in Canada
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    How to legally obtain a gun in Canada

    After yet another violent shooting attack this summer in Toronto, Canada’s gun laws have come under scrutiny. Since 1969, guns have been regulated in Canada through the Firearms Act. The RCMP, Canada’s national police force, is responsible for classifying firearms under different categories. There

  • Canadians react to deadly Toronto Danforth shooting
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    Canadians react to deadly Toronto Danforth shooting

    Toronto is reeling from a deadly attack on a popular east-end neighbourhood, but residents say they won’t succumb to fear. On Sunday, Toronto police say 29-year-old Faisal Hussain conducted a mass shooting in Toronto’s Danforth area, which is also known as Greektown. Hussain, a Toronto resident, shot

  • Vote: Do you still think Toronto is a safe city?
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    Vote: Do you still think Toronto is a safe city?

    People light candles and leave photos of 18-year-old victim Reese Fallon at a memorial remembering the victims of a shooting on Sunday evening on Danforth, Ave. in Toronto on Monday, July 23, 2018. The deadly shooting spree in Toronto’s Greektown that left two victims dead comes just months after the

  • LIVE BLOG: Mass shooting in Toronto, Ont., leaves two dead
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    LIVE BLOG: Mass shooting in Toronto, Ont., leaves two dead

    People have left messages on a chalkboard in a parkette in Toronto’s Greektown. Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) have confirmed that 29-year-old Faisal Hussain from Toronto, Ont., went on a shooting rampage in the city’s Danforth neighbourhood. On Sunday night at approximately 10:00 p.m.

  • Tell us: How should governments tackle poverty in Canada?
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    Tell us: How should governments tackle poverty in Canada?

    Poverty in Canada doesn't just look like low income, high rent costs and an absence of personal savings.

  • VOTE: Should Canada penalize parents who don't vaccinate their children?
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    VOTE: Should Canada penalize parents who don't vaccinate their children?

    A child in Ontario receives a vaccination for the H1N1 virus in 2009. Only three provinces in Canada have legislation governing the vaccination of schoolchildren. Australia has a law in place to encourage parents to vaccinate their children and it got tougher this month.

  • Tell us: What do you think of Ford's decision to revert back to old sex-ed curriculum?
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    Tell us: What do you think of Ford's decision to revert back to old sex-ed curriculum?

    Ontario Premier Doug Ford walks down the grand staircase as he waits for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Ontario Legislature, in Toronto on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Ontario Premier Doug Ford has made good on his campaign promise to repeal the province’s current sex education curriculum. Lisa Thompson

  • Canadians worried about Islamic extremism, white nationalist terrorism: poll
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    Canadians worried about Islamic extremism, white nationalist terrorism: poll

    A new poll shows that a majority of Canadians are worried about “radicalized individuals” in their communities, but also believe security services and the police can handle any situation that could arise. The new poll published by the Angus Reid Institute reveals 41 per cent of Canadians believe someone

  • Streeters in the Six: Toronto residents point fingers to U.S on guns as police unveil new plan to curb shootings
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    Streeters in the Six: Toronto residents point fingers to U.S on guns as police unveil new plan to curb shootings

    As Toronto tries to deal with a recent surge of gun violence, residents say Toronto is still a safe city. “There has been an increase,” Toronto resident Victoria MacSween told Yahoo Canada on Monday. Lucy Popvassilev immigrated to the city from Bulgaria in the 1990s and admitted she’s also concerned

  • Police evaluating 'potential risk' to public safety in the GTA
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    Police evaluating 'potential risk' to public safety in the GTA

    Toronto Police are increasing their presence in the city after receiving information that has been deemed a “potential risk” to the Greater Toronto Area. Acting Superintendent Mike Barsky, Unit Commander of 52 Division Toronto Police, told reporters police are taking the risk “very seriously,” resulting

  • Tell us: What do you think of Canada's policy for asylum seekers?
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    Tell us: What do you think of Canada's policy for asylum seekers?

    With the number of asylum seekers coming to Canada continuing to rise, a recent study shows that the majority Canadians do not have confidence in the federal government’s existing structure for dealing with the influx. A study by DART Insight and Communications found that 70 per cent of respondents 

  • Alo: Toronto restaurant is officially one of the best in the world
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    Alo: Toronto restaurant is officially one of the best in the world

    Since opening in 2015, Alo in Toronto, Ont. has quickly become the culinary it-spot in the city. Coming in at number 94 on the list, the contemporary French restaurant offers a blind, multi-course tasting menu showcasing a variety of premium seasonal ingredients from around the world. “Having a blind

  • VOTE: Are you on board with the straw-free movement?
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    VOTE: Are you on board with the straw-free movement?

    Starbucks announced on July 9 it plans to go plastic-straw-free by 2020 in line with a growing push by governments to curb the use of disposable plastics.

  • What we know about Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the driver charged in Humboldt Broncos crash
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    What we know about Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the driver charged in Humboldt Broncos crash

    Charges have been laid in the deadly bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. In a Friday news conference at 3 p.m. ET, RCMP officers revealed Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was arrested at his home in Calgary. The 29-year-old driver of a transport truck that collided with a bus carrying

  • Tell us: What's the craziest weather day you can remember?
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    Tell us: What's the craziest weather day you can remember?

    Parts of Canada have experienced a few cooler summers and colder winters in recent years, and it's easy to wonder on a chilly July day if temperatures in Canada really are climbing.