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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.

  • Australia's PM meets deputy to fix sex-scandal split
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    Australia's PM meets deputy to fix sex-scandal split

    By Alison Bevege SYDNEY (Reuters) - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has held crisis talks with his deputy Barnaby Joyce to heal a dangerous rift that is threatening the ruling coalition's one-seat majority. A source with knowledge of the talks told Reuters that the pair met for an hour on Saturday and agreed to move on from a public spat over Joyce's extra-marital affair with his former press secretary, who is now pregnant. Turnbull, who introduced a ban on sexual relationships between ministers and their staff on Thursday, said Joyce had shown "shocking error of judgment".

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    Cuban comedian denounces discriminatory policies, attitudes on island

    Cuban comedian Luis Silva, better known as his popular television character Panfilo, denounced discriminatory policies against Cubans in their own country in a Facebook post on Friday, in an unusually strong, public criticism of the government. In a country where the Communist government tightly controls the media, Silva's bumbling old character Panfilo in the widely-popular comedy show "Vivir del Cuento" is allowed to poke fun at official policy but stops short of attacking it.

  • Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash
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    Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash

    By Lizbeth Diaz and Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath. At least 50 homes suffered damage in the southern state of Oaxaca, which, along with Mexico City, is still reeling from earthquakes that caused widespread damage in September. The epicenter was about 90 miles (145 km) from Pacific coast surfer resort Puerto Escondido in the southern state of Oaxaca and had a depth of 15.3 miles (24.6 km), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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    Yuzuru Hanyu repeats as Olympic men's figure skating champion

    Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu defended his Olympic title in Pyeongchang on Saturday, becoming the first man to repeat as champion in 66 years. Hanyu earned a total score of 317.85, his hold on first not in much doubt with two skaters to follow after a relatively clean if not transcendent program. Countryman Shoma Uno scored 306.90 to take silver, while Spain's Javier Fernandez secured bronze with 305.24 points.

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    Retired dentist cited for unprofessional conduct after girl suffers brain damage

    A dentist has been found to have committed serious breaches of his professional and ethical duties after a young girl was left with brain damage following a dental procedure. In 2016, Amber Athwal, who was four years old at the time, was rushed to hospital in Edmonton following a dental operation. An Alberta Dental Association and College tribunal says Dr. William Mather failed in his duties.

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    Kid Koala hosts Family Day interactive drawing session

    Kid Koala wants to spend Family Day with a few hundred Calgarians who need to get some work done. Koala, a scratch DJ, music producer, composer, graphic comic artist and filmmaker, is playing two sets of Music to Draw to Monday at the National Music Centre. The notion for Music to Draw to started in 2009, when Koala, then working on a comic called Space Cadet, realized he was about to embark upon six lonely months of drawing and colouring panels alone, during a Montreal winter.

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    'Unganisha' showcases the African roots behind popular dance genres

    Artistic director Chibie Okoye and producer Wunmi Idowu explained the dance-theatre concept to Brown. "[We'll be] talking about the history of some of these dance forms that are popular today," Okoye said. "Jazz, tap, salsa, capoeira, Afro-Caribbean, samba, Afro-Cuban, step dancing — they all have some sort of roots tracing back to Africa.

  • B.C. to investigate how fentanyl dealers' money is allegedly laundered through real estate
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    B.C. to investigate how fentanyl dealers' money is allegedly laundered through real estate

    B.C.'s attorney general says the province will look into how fentanyl, real estate and money laundering fit together in British Columbia. In a statement released Friday evening, David Eby said that Peter German, who is already looking into the prevalence of money laundering in B.C. casinos, will also look into the role money laundering plays in other areas of the province's economy. "The nature of these allegations, that this money-laundering activity is actively influencing our real estate market and is connected to the sale of life-destroying fentanyl, underline the critical importance of addressing money laundering urgently and not ignoring it," Eby said in the statement.

  • Florida student to lawmakers 'We call BS!'
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    Florida student to lawmakers 'We call BS!'

    A student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had a message for lawmakers after the February 14 shooting in which 17 people died.

  • 'The world knows his name': rally for Colten Boushie held in Regina exactly one week after verdict
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    'The world knows his name': rally for Colten Boushie held in Regina exactly one week after verdict

    One week after the verdict in the Gerald Stanley murder trial came down, people gathered in Regina to remember the death of Colten Boushie. A group of about 60 walked and sang during the Friday night rally, before making their way to a downtown hall. Satin Denny, eldest sister to Boushie, stood to give a tearful address.

  • After battling addiction, Labrador couple looks for home to raise baby
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    After battling addiction, Labrador couple looks for home to raise baby

    When Corey Saunders got out of jail last summer, he fell right back into the same old pattern. Corey is the first to admit, the place was filthy. This is where he used to spend his days, drinking with a few friends and, most important, Augusta.

  • What's open and closed this Family Day
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    What's open and closed this Family Day

    Monday Feb. 19 is Family Day. Here is what GTA residents can expect to be open and closed this holiday Monday: 

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    Hay River elder remembered for his music, Chipewyan stories and birch syrup

    A well-known Métis elder from Hay River, N.W.T., is fondly remembered as someone who helped keep the Chipewyan language alive. When he wasn't entertaining family and friends with his accordion, Frederick James Beaulieu, a retired steam engineer, was speaking and teaching his mother tongue. "What I know about Chipewyan, he has helped me learn.

  • This Mississauga man's talent for making bread landed him in 'the Olympics for baking'
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    This Mississauga man's talent for making bread landed him in 'the Olympics for baking'

    Mariathas, who is the senior director of product development at ACE Bakery, went to Paris last week to square off in the World Master Baker or Masters de la Boulangerie. For the French-style baguette and rolls requirement, Mariathas made his into the shape of a lacrosse stick to represent Canada's national sumer sport.

  • Montreal, which doesn't allow cars to turn right on red, thinks cyclists should
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    Montreal, which doesn't allow cars to turn right on red, thinks cyclists should

    Vehicles can't turn right on red on the Island of Montreal but if the Plante administration has its way, cyclists would get the green light to do so. It is one of various proposed amendments by Montreal lawmakers to Quebec's Highway Safety Code, which is currently being reworked at the legislature for the first time since 1986. Treating a stop sign as a yield — known as an Idaho stop — would require cyclists to slow down and yield to others at the intersection, but permit them to continue without coming to a full stop.

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    Touch tank coming to Halifax's Discovery Centre later this year

    Halifax's Discovery Centre is looking to hire an "aquarist" to manage a touch tank it plans to open later this year as part of a new exhibit. "We're going to feature ocean technology, climate change and a fun touch tank for families," said Bercovici. The ocean gallery is expected to open in May.

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    Trio of suicide bombers kill 20 at crowded market in Nigeria

    A trio of suicide bombers detonated at a crowded fish market in northern Nigeria, killing at least 20 people, police said Saturday. Borno state police spokesman Joseph Kwaji confirmed the Friday night attack to The Associated Press. Hospital officials said two patients later died from their injuries.

  • What happened to Tina Fontaine? The case against Raymond Cormier
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    What happened to Tina Fontaine? The case against Raymond Cormier

    More than three years after Tina Fontaine's body was pulled from the Red River, police still don't know how she died. Raymond Cormier, 56, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of the 15-year-old girl from Sagkeeng First Nation. After Court of Queen's Bench Chief Justice Glenn Joyal gives his instructions to the jury, which could happen as soon as Wednesday, the seven women and four men will have to decide whether the Crown has proven Cormier's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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    UNB looks to develop commercial properties on Saint John campus

    The University of New Brunswick could be soliciting proposals for commercial development on its Saint John campus before the end of the year. A university spokesperson said UNB is looking at developing property between the campus and the Saint John Regional Hospital. "We envision health-related uses, such as doctor's offices and other medical-related facilities," said David Stonehouse.

  • Time is ticking for Metro's Blue line extension to Montreal's east end
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    Time is ticking for Metro's Blue line extension to Montreal's east end

    Time is running out for the provincial government to announce the extension of the Metro's Blue line toward Montreal's east-end boroughs of Saint-Leonard and Anjou. Quebec has several properties on reserve for expropriation along Jean Talon Street, between Pie-IX and des Galeries d'Anjou boulevards. "We are truly going to find out in April 2018 whether this Metro goes ahead or not," said Frank Cavaleri, owner of a building at the corner of Jean-Talon and Lacordaire boulevards which houses a Pharmaprix and a medical clinic.

  • How this 'hippie holdout' hopes to bridge past and future in Mirvish Village
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    How this 'hippie holdout' hopes to bridge past and future in Mirvish Village

    With the redevelopment of Mirvish Village well underway and an entire block at Bloor and Bathurst streets where Honest Ed's once stood reduced to rubble, a row of three-storey buildings stands out like a sore thumb. Owner Revaz Mekvabishvili has been in business for seven years.

  • Stars to wear black at UK film awards: Will Kate join them?
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    Stars to wear black at UK film awards: Will Kate join them?

    LONDON — The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes centre stage at the British Academy Film Awards .

  • 'We were innocent': How one survivor hopes to get justice for Duplessis Orphans
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    'We were innocent': How one survivor hopes to get justice for Duplessis Orphans

    Now 62 years old, Marc Boudreau has come to accept that he will likely never find peace, or be able to live a normal life, after a childhood spent in institutions. In a motion to be authorized to launch a class action lawsuit, Boudreau alleges that his mother handed him over to a Catholic-run organization as an infant. After some time in foster care, Boudreau spent most of his early years in orphanages and psychiatric hospitals in Quebec.

  • City staff recommend developer's proposal for former Bayview School
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    City staff recommend developer's proposal for former Bayview School

    City of Ottawa staff are supporting a proposal to build a retirement community on the site of the former Bayview School. In a report to the planning committee, staff recommended the approval of a mix of low-rise townhomes and a six-storey apartment complex for a total of 623 units. The city's land development agency — Ottawa Community Lands Development Corporation — sold the four-hectare parcel to Canoe Bay Developments Inc. after a request for proposals was issued.

  • 5 years on, Ontario's plan to get more Indigenous people on juries a work in progress
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    5 years on, Ontario's plan to get more Indigenous people on juries a work in progress

    Five years after a former Supreme Court of Canada justice recommended sweeping changes to improve Indigenous representation on Ontario's juries, his ideas are still being studied. The Ontario government commissioned former justice Frank Iacobucci in 2011 to look into why Indigenous people aren't properly represented on juries in the province. The issue resurfaced recently following the acquittal of Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man from a nearby reserve. The jury in the case had no Indigenous members.