• 10 dead, 15 injured after van hits pedestrians in Toronto
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    10 dead, 15 injured after van hits pedestrians in Toronto

    Police have confirmed 10 people are dead and 15 are injured after a van rammed into a crowd of people walking on Yonge Street in north Toronto on Monday afternoon. Alek Minassian, a 25-year-old man from Richmond Hill, Ont., is the alleged driver in the incident and is in police custody. Minassian is

  • VOTE: What do you think of a possible ban on plastic straws in Canada?
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    VOTE: What do you think of a possible ban on plastic straws in Canada?

    Rubbish overflows the bins on Brick Lane Market. In increasingly more coastal cities, the sight of restaurant patrons sipping drinks through plastic straws is becoming a memory as the movement to ban single-use plastic utensils gains traction. Such was a major topic of discussion between Justin Trudeau

  • What would you ask Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath?
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    What would you ask Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath?

    Yahoo Canada News will be talking to Andrea Horwath and we want to know what questions you have for the leader of the Ontario NDP. Andrea Horwath released her party’s “Change for the Better” platform on Monday, which emphasizes significant investments in child care, health care, education and public

  • Two Canadians make the TIME 100 list, but who do you think deserves the title?
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    Two Canadians make the TIME 100 list, but who do you think deserves the title?

    Each year for the past 19, TIME’s editors have chosen 100 world leaders, local activists, artists, athletes, scientists and industry giants to form the magazine’s TIME 100 list. This year, the list includes two Canadians whose youth sets them apart from peers in their respective fields: Prime Minister

  • Tell us: What issues are most important to you leading up to the Ontario election?
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    Tell us: What issues are most important to you leading up to the Ontario election?

    Things are heating up in Ontario as we get closer to the provincial election. Ontario’s Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford and Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne have exchanged heated words as they address the province with campaign promises, while criticizing opposing tactics. “Doug Ford sounds

  • Why it still feels like winter in Canada - and when spring is arriving
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    Why it still feels like winter in Canada - and when spring is arriving

    It’s been a long winter for most of the country with spring weather largely nowhere to be seen. According to Anderson, a system called a ‘blocking pattern’ has been dominating up in northern Canada and Greenland into the Arctic region. “Over the Arctic, its actually warmer than normal and not that

  • VOTE: Will the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion be built?
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    VOTE: Will the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion be built?

    From left, British Columbia Premier John Horgan, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley sit down for a meeting Sunday in Ottawa to discuss differences on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion plan. The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is Kinder Morgan’s plan to nearly

  • VOTE: Has your opinion of Tim Hortons worsened?
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    VOTE: Has your opinion of Tim Hortons worsened?

    Tim Hortons has been as quintessentially Canadian as ice hockey and maple syrup, but as conflicts between franchisees and the parent company Restaurant Brands International (RBI) have increased, the company’s reputation has started to falter. When the iconic Canadian brand was acquired in 2014, various

  • How will Ontario's provincial election influence Toronto's mayoral race?
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    How will Ontario's provincial election influence Toronto's mayoral race?

    He may not be a candidate anymore, but does that mean Doug Ford is done swaying the outcome of Toronto's upcoming mayoral race?

  • Humboldt Broncos fund becomes Canada's largest GoFundMe campaign ever
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    Humboldt Broncos fund becomes Canada's largest GoFundMe campaign ever

    In the case of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, the response to tragedy can be measured not just in kind words and heartfelt gestures, but also in money raised for those directly affected. One week ago, a bus carrying members of the Humboldt team was involved in a collision with a truck near

  • VOTE: How have you supported the Humboldt Broncos?
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    VOTE: How have you supported the Humboldt Broncos?

    “The City of Toronto supports the families of the Humboldt Broncos and encourages everyone in Toronto to wear a hockey jersey or green and gold today to show their support and pay tribute to the memory of those lost in last week’s tragic bus crash,” said John Tory in his proclamation. The declaration

  • Major ice storm slated to hit Ontario this weekend
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    Major ice storm slated to hit Ontario this weekend

    Southern Ontario is going to get hit by some nasty weather this weekend. While some of the country is experiencing spring conditions, a cold front is coming in Friday night and will bring chilly weather temperatures to Windsor reaching all the way to Toronto and the GTA. Rain will also be coming in

  • VOTE: Should Doug Ford have a media bus for Ontario's election campaign?
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    VOTE: Should Doug Ford have a media bus for Ontario's election campaign?

    Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford is known for having a sometimes rocky relationship with reporters, but the decision to not bring them with him on the campaign trail has been met with concern. “This should not be blown off as insignificant,” Queen’s University political science teaching fellow Tim Abray

  • April is going to be unseasonably cold across most of Canada
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    April is going to be unseasonably cold across most of Canada

    Canadians in southeastern parts of the country can expect wintry weather until mid-April.

  • Strong winds pummeling Toronto
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    Strong winds pummeling Toronto

    If April’s unseasonably cold weather has taken the wind out of your sails, try visiting Toronto during 90 kilometer-per-hour gusts to get it back. While parts of southeastern Canada saw heavy snowfall on Tuesday, Toronto is experiencing rain and sustained winds strong enough to draw a warning from Environment

  • VOTE: Do you believe humans are responsible for climate change?
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    VOTE: Do you believe humans are responsible for climate change?

    A new poll shows that majority of Canadians believe that climate change is caused by human activity. A new poll reveals nearly a third of Canadians either aren’t totally convinced or do not think climate change is caused by human and industrial activity. The results, released by Abacus Data, show 61

  • Vote: Should Toronto police have withdrawn their application to march in the city’s Pride parade?
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    Vote: Should Toronto police have withdrawn their application to march in the city’s Pride parade?

    Toronto’s police have withdrawn their application to march in the city’s Pride parade later this year after Pride Toronto asked them to do so. In a statement made Tuesday, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said he hopes the move “will be received as a concrete example” of the fact that he is listening

  • First week of April to bring wintry storms to southern, eastern Canada
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    First week of April to bring wintry storms to southern, eastern Canada

    Environment Canada has issued weather alerts to New Brunswick, Nunavut, Ontario and Quebec, with a massive storm expected to arrive on Tuesday.

  • Vote: Should landlords be able to ban pets in apartments?
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    Vote: Should landlords be able to ban pets in apartments?

    Across Canada, landlords who don’t want animals in their buildings can, and do, refuse to rent to pet-owners. Although surveys have found as many as six in 10 Canadians own a pet, the same proportion of Canadians believe landlords should be able to refuse to rent their properties to pet owners. Across

  • Flying to Canada from U.S.? Travellers could face new customs requirement at airports
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    Flying to Canada from U.S.? Travellers could face new customs requirement at airports

    Since 1952, people traveling out of Toronto Pearson International Airport have had to clear U.S. customs before even boarding their flight south of the border. Now though, for the first time, travellers coming from some American airports may have to clear Canadian customs in the U.S. before being allowed

  • VOTE: Should Pope Francis apologize for the Catholic Church's role in residential schools?
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    VOTE: Should Pope Francis apologize for the Catholic Church's role in residential schools?

    Despite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recommendation, Pope Francis will not apologize for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the operation of residential schools in Canada. Bishop Lionel Gendron, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a letter to the Indigenous Peoples of

  • VOTE: What do you think of youth-run campaigns like March for Our Lives?
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    VOTE: What do you think of youth-run campaigns like March for Our Lives?

    When the teen survivors of the Parkland, Fla. shooting chose to take on U.S. lawmakers, gun rights activists and the NRA to push for stricter gun controls, they probably expected to face pushback. Gun culture in the U.S. goes back to the American Revolution and the harsh reality of frontier life. In

  • VOTE: Should Trudeau reveal the gifts he received from the Aga Khan?
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    VOTE: Should Trudeau reveal the gifts he received from the Aga Khan?

    Justin Trudeau’s 2016 Christmas trip to the Aga Khan’s private island in the Bahamas is back in the headlines. Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson says a loophole in the Conflict of Interest Act will prevent the public from knowing what gifts were exchanged with the Aga Khan during the prime minister’s

  • VOTE: Do you think Russia is a threat to Canada?
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    VOTE: Do you think Russia is a threat to Canada?

    The Canadian government joined the U.S. and nearly a dozen other European countries in expelling dozens of Russian diplomats from their embassies and consulates. The actions are the strongest rebuke of Western countries towards Russia in recent years. “We are expelling four members of Russia’s diplomatic

  • Majority of Canadians revising how they use Facebook, says poll
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    Majority of Canadians revising how they use Facebook, says poll

    A new poll by Angus Reid Institute revealed that a majority of Canadians plan on changing the way they use Facebook after reports that voter-profiling firm Cambridge Analytica had illegally obtained the personal information of 50 million Facebook users. Particularly problematic was the fact that the