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Sacha Trudeau, left, Deborah Coyne, Justin Trudeau, Suzette Rouleau and ex-wife Margaret Trudeau-Kemper assemble behind the hearse that carrys the casket of Pierre Trudeau at the state funeral for the former Canadian Prime Minister October 3, 2000 in Montreal, Canada. The funeral was held at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Trudeau died September 28, 2000 at the age of 80.

¨379591 01: Sacha Trudeau, left, Deborah Coyne, Justin Trudeau, Suzette Rouleau and ex-wife Margaret Trudeau-Kemper assemble behind the hearse that carrys the casket of Pierre Trudeau at the state funeral for the former Canadian Prime Minister October 3, 2000 in Montreal, Canada. The funeral was held at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Trudeau died September 28, 2000 at the age of 80. (Photo by Pierre Roussel/Liaison)

Justin Trudeau through the years

Justin Trudeau has been named the new leader of the federal Liberal Party of Canada on Sunday, April 14.

  • Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts
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    The Canadian Press

    Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts

    Nearly 100 victims are expected to address the court during the four-day sentencing hearing for 54-year-old Larry Nassar. "I testified to let the world know that you are a repulsive liar and those 'treatments' were pathetically veiled sexual abuse," victim Kyle Stephens said to Nassar, who often bowed his head and closed his eyes or looked away as she and others spoke. Stephens, the first victim to speak, said Nassar repeatedly abused her from age 6 until age 12 during family visits to his home in Holt, near Lansing.

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    New Canada Summer Jobs rules are discriminatory, Manitoba MP says

    New rules for organizations seeking government funding to hire summer students are discriminatory and will result in fewer jobs for students, says a Manitoba member of Parliament. "I think every Canadian should be concerned about the implications that these changes represent," Ted Falk, the Conservative MP for the southwestern Manitoba riding of Provencher, said Monday in an interview on CBC Manitoba's Up to Speed. Falk was referring to a new element in the application to receive funding from the Canada Summer Jobs program, which subsidizes summer wages for high school and post-secondary students, requiring applicants to express respect for "individual human rights in Canada," including reproductive rights.

  • Family horrified after funeral home mixes up bodies, cremates wrong one
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    CBC

    Family horrified after funeral home mixes up bodies, cremates wrong one

    A Nova Scotia family is reeling after a funeral home presented them with two wrong bodies — only then to learn their loved one had been mistakenly cremated. "It's just like a horror story," one family member told CBC News. The chairman of the board responsible for overseeing funeral directors in Nova Scotia confirms an investigation is underway into the "mistake" last month at the Serenity Funeral Home in Berwick, located in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley.

  • Alberta working on snow contingency plan in wake of Carillion problems
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    CBC

    Alberta working on snow contingency plan in wake of Carillion problems

    A spokesperson for Carillion Canada said Tuesday the subsidiary's leadership is looking at how to continue operations. Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason said his department is working on a contingency plan. "We have no reason to believe at the moment that they're about to be unable to perform their responsibilities," Mason said.

  • Pet store in Markham closed after animal activist finds 'dehydrated' puppies
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    Pet store in Markham closed after animal activist finds 'dehydrated' puppies

    A pet store in Markham was closed Tuesday after an animal welfare activist raised the alarm about puppies and kittens she said showed "obvious signs of distress," and the store is now apologizing on Facebook, saying it will improve the living conditions for the animals. Ashley Cote, a volunteer with Toronto Cat Rescue who's been rescuing animals for 15 years in the Waterloo area, dropped in at the pet store Monday around 1 p.m. Walking into the Teddy Club Inc. on Kennedy Road, north of Steeles Avenue East, Cote told CBC Toronto she was struck by the intense heat generated by lights above the glass display cases, along with the "screaming" of puppies and kittens.

  • Baby born at home, not abandoned at Toronto shopping plaza: police source
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    Baby born at home, not abandoned at Toronto shopping plaza: police source

    Tue, Jan 16: Toronto police are investigating after spending hours searching for the mother of an allegedly abandoned baby at a North York mall. As Caryn Lieberman reports, sources told Global News the baby was never left outside at all and the mother could be facing charges.

  • Hijab-cutting case highlights ethical issues with putting kids in spotlight:experts
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    The Canadian Press

    Hijab-cutting case highlights ethical issues with putting kids in spotlight:experts

    The case of an 11-year-old Toronto girl who made headlines when she falsely claimed that a scissors-wielding stranger had cut her hijab highlights the complex ethical issues that arise when a child is thrust into the national spotlight, experts say. The allegations captured international attention and drew swift public condemnation from the prime minister and other officials — a situation that saw the girl's name and image splashed all over the news and social media. Many media outlets, including The Canadian Press, have since chosen not to identify the girl.

  • Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh engaged to clothing designer Gurkiran Kaur
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    Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh engaged to clothing designer Gurkiran Kaur

    Federal New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh pulled back the curtain on his closely guarded private life, letting Canadians know Tuesday night that he is engaged. Singh, 38, proposed to girlfriend Gurkiran Kaur, 27, at a private party Tuesday night just blocks away from the Ontario legislature in Toronto where he served as a provincial legislator for six years. Singh surprised Kaur, an entrepreneur and fashion designer, with the proposal in front of several dozen friends and family members at a vegetarian restaurant where they had their first date.

  • Saving Winnipeg: Restoring 2 of city's oldest buildings yields good and bad surprises
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    Saving Winnipeg: Restoring 2 of city's oldest buildings yields good and bad surprises

    Restoration work on two of Winnipeg's oldest commercial buildings has yielded surprises, like the trunk of a pine tree serving as one of the 135-year-old structural columns. The Fortune Block (built in 1882-83) and the adjoining Macdonald Block (built in 1883) are almost as old as the province itself. Standing at the corner of Main Street and St. Mary Avenue, the three-storey buildings are a short walk from the original Red River settlement site of Upper Fort Garry.

  • P.E.I. marijuana grower looks ahead to $20M expansion
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    P.E.I. marijuana grower looks ahead to $20M expansion

    With a signed MOU with the province of P.E.I announced this week, Canada's Island Garden has sold all the marijuana it can grow this year, and is looking ahead to a massive expansion. Canada's Island Garden will be one of three suppliers for P.E.I. president Edwin Jewell said the 1,000 kilograms he expects the province to order, along with his current medical supply business, will leave him sold out this year. "This will handle most of our crop," Jewell said.

  • Sunlight causes chemical reaction in road dust: University of Alberta scientists
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    Sunlight causes chemical reaction in road dust: University of Alberta scientists

    A study has found that sunlight causes chemical reactions in the dust found on Edmonton's roads. The research by the University of Alberta, published recently in Environmental Science and Technology Letters, looked at road dust and its components. "We discovered that road dust ... reacts with sunlight to produce singlet oxygen, which is a reactive form of oxygen that can promote chemical reactions," said Sarah Styler, an atmospheric chemist who conducted the study.

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    Kingston man charged with drugging wife to have sex with her

    "The [SADV] staff can help you with counselling and coping strategies in addition to providing testing for sexually transmitted diseases and providing access to HIV medication," police said in the release. "If you are willing the staff will also complete the sexual assault evidence kit. Evidence can be collected up to 12 days following a sexual assault.

  • Donald Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by an immigrant to Canada
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    Donald Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by an immigrant to Canada

    When the White House released the results of a test on Donald Trump's mental aptitude Tuesday, showing he aced it without signs of cognitive decline, there was one person out there brimming with pride despite not knowing the president. The Lebanese-Canadian neurologist learned from a reporter Tuesday afternoon that the White House had selected the Montreal Cognitive Assessment to test the president's faculties after days of speculation about his state. This was the test Nasreddine developed as a young researcher two decades ago, in an effort to quickly assess, within 10 or 12 minutes, whether someone has suffered light cognitive impairment or the onset of Alzheimer's disease, by asking them to perform tasks such as drawing a clock, identifying animals and remembering words.

  • No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive
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    No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive

    The Southern California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school for the siblings but faced no government oversight and was never inspected by education officials. David Turpin had been home schooling his children at the residence, which he called the Sandcastle Day School. There was no indication anyone other than his children were enrolled, authorities said.

  • Two Vancouver Police officers injured during violent confrontation
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    Two Vancouver Police officers injured during violent confrontation

    Two Vancouver Police officers were injured after a violent confrontation in downtown Vancouver early Monday morning. The officers were parked on Granville street near Helmcken when a 44-year-old man in an agitated state confronted them. One officer suffered a compound leg fracture and he required surgery.

  • 'What would you do?' Good Samaritan who saved woman from cold hopes to set example
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    'What would you do?' Good Samaritan who saved woman from cold hopes to set example

    Tuesday morning was shaping up like any other for Penny Tasco, as she listened to the weather forecast before jumping in the shower. Tasco threw her jacket over the woman's shoulders and took her inside where she covered her in blankets, changed her socks and cranked up the fireplace as they waited for paramedics to arrive. The Ottawa Paramedic Service shared details of the incident in a news release in which it praised the "Good Samaritan" for rescuing the woman.

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    Halifax man jailed after forcing woman into prostitution, denying her food

    A Halifax man who pushed a young woman back into prostitution, and admitted threatening to chop her up and serve her at a dinner party, has been sentenced to 16 months in jail. Leslie Gray advertised the woman's sexual services on a classifieds website, setting up to 20 appointments a day, and then took all the money she earned. "(She) was not given food to eat, so she resorted to stealing to feed herself," according to an agreed statement of facts presented at Gray's recent sentencing.

  • Water levels rising again in Deer Lake, evacuation warning in effect
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    Water levels rising again in Deer Lake, evacuation warning in effect

    Despite a slight drop in water levels near Deer Lake on Tuesday night, the Newfoundland and Labrador town's mayor says the trend turned around again during the overnight hours. Water levels had started rising in Deer Lake and the Humber River early Tuesday after ice began jamming at the point where the upper Humber flows into the the lake. Mayor Dean Ball and other town officials had breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday evening, when monitoring stations showed the water was receding in Deer Lake and the Humber River — finally providing some good news to residents in neighbourhoods near the water.

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    'Racist' posters removed from University of New Brunswick campus

    Posters featuring a "racist and bigoted" message have been removed from a number of buildings on the University of New Brunswick campus in Fredericton. The posters make inflammatory statements about the former residential school system in Canada and call on readers to reject what it calls an anti-white narrative being pushed in media and academia. David Stonehouse, a spokesman for the university, said the posters are "racist" and disheartening.

  • Outlaw motorcycle gangs growing in Halifax area, more officers needed: RCMP
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    Outlaw motorcycle gangs growing in Halifax area, more officers needed: RCMP

    Efforts by outlaw motorcycle gangs to expand in the Halifax area have prompted an RCMP request for more front-line officers. Robert Doyle said it's clear the gangs "want to get a foothold here" after the Hells Angels lost their Maritimes beachhead when police smashed their Halifax chapter in 2001. "We want to ensure that they do not," Doyle said in an interview Tuesday.

  • 5-year-old cancer survivor from Toronto struck and killed by vehicle
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    5-year-old cancer survivor from Toronto struck and killed by vehicle

    Tue, Jan 16: A five-year-old girl was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday afternoon while leaving school. There was no driver in the vehicle that hit the girl. Shallima Maharaj has more.

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    Halifax police lay charges in heckling of CTV reporter during live broadcast

    A 25-year-old man has been charged after a crass taunt was hurled at a female reporter as she was broadcasting live from a Halifax pub. CTV Atlantic reporter Heather Butts told her Twitter followers on Dec. 29 that the phrase was directed at her during the station's 6 p.m. broadcast. Carol McIsaac, the spokeswoman for the Halifax police, said that police have charged Nash John Gracie with public mischief and causing a disturbance.

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    Meteor lights up sky over Windsor-Essex, triggers minor 'earthquake' in Michigan

    The United States Geological Survey has confirmed that a bright flash of light followed by a booming sound spotted in Windsor-Essex was a meteor that broke up over the Detroit area.  Social media across the region lit up with videos of the burning space matter Tuesday night around 8:10 p.m. "After reviewing several observational data sets, the NWS can confirm the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor," tweeted the National Weather Service office in Detroit.

  • Loved ones mourn gifted Coquitlam student killed by stray bullet
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    Loved ones mourn gifted Coquitlam student killed by stray bullet

    The teenage bystander who died after being caught in an exchange of gunfire in Vancouver on Saturday has been identified as Alfred Wong. Friends of the 15-year-old boy, who attended Pinetree Secondary School in nearby Coquitlam, B.C., expressed grief and loss outside area schools on Tuesday, while school officials rushed to comfort them. Pastor Caleb Choi of Coquitlam Christ Church told CBC News that the Wong family is grieving and totally exhausted.

  • Carbon monoxide forces evacuation of flight tower at St. John's airport
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    CBC

    Carbon monoxide forces evacuation of flight tower at St. John's airport

    The gas came from a malfunctioning boiler around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, prompting St. John's Regional Fire Department and St. John's International Airport Authority's emergency response team to respond to the incident. Tucker said he is hoping air tower staff will be back in soon, noting carbon monoxide levels have dropped significantly already.