• Is it possible for the Canadian government shut down?
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    Is it possible for the Canadian government shut down?

    As the American government faces yet another government shut down, one has to wonder whether a similar issue could take place north of the border. The short answer is yes, the Canadian government could potentially face a shut down that stops all but the most basic functions of the government. This

  • 'Colorado low' to slam to Canada's east with freezing rain
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    'Colorado low' to slam to Canada's east with freezing rain

    Ontario and Quebec are in the path of a Colorado low storm system that is expected to bring freezing rain and sleet to parts of the provinces Monday evening, into Tuesday afternoon. “Tomorrow night there will probably be some snow showers and flurries across that region, not much but some snow showers

  • How Canadians would know about an incoming missile attack
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    How Canadians would know about an incoming missile attack

    You don’t have cable television and you only listen to live radio in the car. How do you find out about an imminent threat to your life like, say, the nuclear missile attack Hawaiians thought was coming during a false alarm on Jan. 13? Most Canadians have heard the shrill call of the emergency alert

  • VOTE: Do travel warnings affect your vacation plans?
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    VOTE: Do travel warnings affect your vacation plans?

    But sometimes, the warm places Canadians visit become hampered by violence, as is the case in many vacation destinations around the world.

  • Vote: How has your opinion of President Donald Trump changed since his inauguration?
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    Vote: How has your opinion of President Donald Trump changed since his inauguration?

    Considering that U.S. trade and defense policies have the potential to directly impact Canadians, it's worth taking a moment to deconstruct public opinion here. 

  • Canada wants to help solve North Korea tension, but won't get far — for now
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    Canada wants to help solve North Korea tension, but won't get far — for now

    At the crossroads of war and peace, Canada is trying to assert itself as a global leader. Since taking office, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declared “Canada is back” and “here to help.” The Liberal government has committed to re-engaging Canada in world affairs.

  • Poll: Should Quebec should mark January 29th as a day against Islamophobia?
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    Poll: Should Quebec should mark January 29th as a day against Islamophobia?

    Earlier this month, the National Council of Canadian Muslims asked the government of Quebec and the federal government to mark January 29th as a day against Islamophobia. The date marks the anniversary of the Quebec mosque shooting that killed 6 and wounded 19 as they were ending their evening prayers

  • Vote: Should anti-abortion groups be considered charities?
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    Vote: Should anti-abortion groups be considered charities?

    The Abortion Right Coalition of Canada (ARCC) is calling for the federal government revoke the charitable status of anti-abortion groups. The ARCC found that 216 of the the estimated 282 anti-abortion groups in Canada have charitable tax status. Of those groups with charitable status, 66 are considered

  • Vote: Is it ever appropriate for a world leader to use expletives?
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    Vote: Is it ever appropriate for a world leader to use expletives?

    President Trump is denying using vulgar language during an immigration meeting at the White House. At a meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon, multiple sources confirmed that U.S. President Donald Trump referred to Haiti and countries in Africa as “sh**hole countries,” The Washington Post

  • Canada heads into 'deep freeze': Severe weather forecast for both coasts
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    Canada heads into 'deep freeze': Severe weather forecast for both coasts

    Rapid freezing and snowfall are in the forecast for much of Ontario, up through Quebec tomorrow. According to Brett Anderson, senior meteorologist with AccuWeather, initial forecasts predicted a major snowstorm in southern Ontario but in the last 36 hours or so, it looks like the heaviest snowfall is

  • Vote: What city is most worth visiting in Canada?
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    Vote: What city is most worth visiting in Canada?

    Canadians awakened to some shocking news yesterday morning as the venerable New York Times listed Saskatoon, Sask. as one of it’s 52 places to visit in 2018. While being the only Canadian city to make the cut, the paper of record highlights some new attractions that the country’s 16th-largest city has

  • Why Toronto's 'Crane Girl' didn't face any jail time
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    Why Toronto's 'Crane Girl' didn't face any jail time

    Marsia Lazo, the 23-year-old woman who captivated the country for scaling a crane in Toronto, has been granted an absolute discharge and ordered to pay a $200 victim surcharge after pleading guilty to mischief. In April, Lazo climbed a crane overnight at a construction site where she then became stranded

  • U.S. border rule change: What Canadians need to know about their phones
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    U.S. border rule change: What Canadians need to know about their phones

    United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a new directive with some updated language related to searches at the border. According to the official procedures, a CBP officer can ask a traveler to unlock their electronic device to gain access to any information, messages, contacts or files

  • VOTE: Should the government have paid Omar Khadr $10.5 million?
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    VOTE: Should the government have paid Omar Khadr $10.5 million?

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau points to a member of the audience at a town hall meeting in Lower Sackville, N.S., Jan. 9, 2018, where he was asked about the federal government’s $10.5 million payout to Omar Khadr. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was taking questions at a town hall Tuesday in Nova Scotia

  • Why millions of uninsured, eligible Canadians aren't using public drug plans
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    Why millions of uninsured, eligible Canadians aren't using public drug plans

    As of December, 2017, 4.1 million Canadians without private drug coverage were eligible for, but not enrolled in, public drug programs.

  • Vote: Would you give up your Tim's habit for one day a week?
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    Vote: Would you give up your Tim's habit for one day a week?

    Tim Hortons is almost synonymous with being Canadian, but the popular franchise has been in the hot seat lately over it’s response to the minimum wage increase in Ontario.

  • Vote: Do you think Oprah should run for president?
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    Vote: Do you think Oprah should run for president?

    Oprah Winfrey delivered a powerhouse speech yesterday evening when she became the first black woman to be awarded the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.

  • Relief from extreme cold weather is on the way, experts say
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    Relief from extreme cold weather is on the way, experts say

    The Greater Toronto Area is covered in 15-20 centimeters of snow during a snowstorm in Toronto. You might be freezing right now, but rest assured that a break from the frigid temperatures is on its way for much of Canada. According to Brett Anderson, senior meteorologist with AccuWeather, temperatures

  • Canada's homeless shelters struggle to cope with extreme cold weather
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    Canada's homeless shelters struggle to cope with extreme cold weather

    A homeless man sleeps under an emergency blanket on Dundas St. as pedestrians brave the cold at Dundas Square, Toronto. Canadians are feeling the deep freeze this winter, trying to stay inside and keep warm, but no one is feeling the pressure more than homeless shelters during this cold spell. “People

  • Trudeau, Liberals still popular among Canadians despite ethics controversy, poll suggests
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    Trudeau, Liberals still popular among Canadians despite ethics controversy, poll suggests

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen here at the UN headquarters in New York City on Sept. 21, 2017, remains the most popular federal leader despite his conflict of interest with the Aga Khan, a Nanos survey suggests. A recent Nanos Research survey published on Jan. 3 suggests Justin Trudeau is still

  • Major storm threatens Maritimes as extreme cold continues in eastern Canada
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    Major storm threatens Maritimes as extreme cold continues in eastern Canada

    A man pushes a snow blower in Toronto as the cold grip of winter continues in Ontario. Elsewhere, a potentially serious winter storm is forecasted to hit parts of Atlantic Canada on Thursday. The new year hasn’t brought much change to the bitterly cold conditions much of Canada is experiencing.

  • Readers pick Gord Downie for Canadian newsmaker of 2017
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    Readers pick Gord Downie for Canadian newsmaker of 2017

    Gord Downie performs at the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest in Ottawa on July 11, 2013. In 2017, Downie was the readers’ pick for Yahoo’s Canadian newsmaker of the year. Gord Downie made headlines around the world when he died this year.

  • Canada's extreme cold temperatures will extend into 2018
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    Canada's extreme cold temperatures will extend into 2018

    As we move into the new year, it looks like the cold temperatures are going to be coming with us. According to Brett Anderson, senior meteorologist with AccuWeather, 80 per cent of Canada will experience temperatures significantly below normal over the next one to two weeks. “On average, we’re probably

  • Toronto is going to be 'bone-chilling' cold into 2018
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    Toronto is going to be 'bone-chilling' cold into 2018

    The polar vortex system that slammed Toronto with snow has one final parting gift for 2017: frigid temperatures that may break records, says Dan Kottlowski, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather. The Toronto temperatures aren’t cold enough to deter Boxing Day shoppers, even though its currently warmer

  • Polar vortex threatening dangerously cold weather for Canada
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    Polar vortex threatening dangerously cold weather for Canada

    It has been predicted by meteorologists and forecasters for months, most of Canada will experience a particularly cold and snowy winter. Chris Scott, chief meteorologist at The Weather Network told Yahoo Canada News there is a big swirl of a polar vortex on its way that is bringing cold temperatures