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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.

  • Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting
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    Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

    A gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case and opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student before he was arrested on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said. Nineteen-year-old suspect Sky Bouche said "Sorry," followed by "It doesn't matter anyway" to reporters as he was led from the school in handcuffs by several deputies. It happened at Forest High School, which was put on lockdown.

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    Doug Ford says he'll take high road after crude comment by Liberal organizer

    A senior campaign official for the Ontario Liberals is apologizing for a crude comment he made on live television about Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford. David Herle, campaign co-chair for Premier Kathleen Wynne, appeared on a panel discussion on Toronto TV station CP24 on Friday, where he compared Ford to his late brother, former Toronto mayor Rob Ford. "Doug Ford has a long history of using derogatory and insulting terms to refer to a wide range of people with whom he disagrees — including female journalists, parents of autistic children and many others," Herle said in the statement issued Friday evening.

  • Oilpatch skeptical about backup plan for Trans Mountain
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    Oilpatch skeptical about backup plan for Trans Mountain

    The federal government may have other options, if Kinder Morgan pulls the plug on the Trans Mountain pipeline. On a conference call with analysts, Kinder Morgan's chief executive Steve Kean said that there were no signs that the political roadblocks were going to be removed. Two senior officials told CBC News that if Kinder Morgan walks away, the federal government believes other energy companies might be willing to take on the project.

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    Grassroots Liberals pressuring Trudeau government to be more progressive

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is being pushed by backbenchers and grassroots Liberals to take a more progressive stance on issues such as pharmacare, prostitution and illegal drugs. The pressure came Friday during the first full day of the Liberals' national convention and it was motivated, at least in part, by a determination not to be outflanked by the NDP in the battle for progressive voters in next year's federal election. At the same time, however, Trudeau's ministers were applying some pressure of their own —urging party faithful to get out and sell the government's support for the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in the face of opposition from environmentalists, some Indigenous groups and British Columbia's NDP government.

  • Wells Fargo fined $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses
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    Wells Fargo fined $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

    Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to misconduct at its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest punishment levied against the banking giant for widespread customer abuses. In a settlement announced Friday, Wells will pay $500 million to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, its main national bank regulator, as well as a net $500 million to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The fine is the largest ever imposed by the CFPB and its first since the Trump administration took control of the bureau in late November.

  • Accused killer tells murder trial he stabbed Halifax woman by accident
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    Accused killer tells murder trial he stabbed Halifax woman by accident

    Nicholas Butcher says he fatally stabbed Montreal-born yoga instructor Kristin Johnston by accident, and then tried to kill himself by cutting off his hand with a mitre saw. Butcher, testifying Friday at his second-degree murder trial, said the pair had been sleeping in a bed inside Johnston's Halifax-area home on March 26, 2016, when he awoke to someone stabbing him in the throat with a knife.

  • Newfoundland celebrities roast town for rejecting rainbow crosswalk
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    Newfoundland celebrities roast town for rejecting rainbow crosswalk

    Prominent Newfoundlanders are criticizing a town's rejection of a rainbow crosswalk sought by a high school group as a show of support for the LGBTQ community. Comedian Mark Critch and former Great Big Sea members Alan Doyle and Bob Hallett offered support for the Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) at Indian River High School after Springdale, N.L., town council reportedly voted 4-3 against the crosswalk.

  • Steer clear of these construction hot spots this summer
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    Steer clear of these construction hot spots this summer

    OC Transpo's Pat Scrimgeour said the worst congestion will likely occur during the afternoon rush hour. - Walkey Road and St. Laurent Boulevard, where lane reductions will begin in April for gas main relocation, followed by storm sewer work in June. Lane reductions will continue through the summer and into the fall. The bridge will be reduced to one lane with a temporary traffic light, but trucks and OC Transpo buses will be redirected.

  • Throw out FISH-NL application, FFAW says after labour board ruling
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    Throw out FISH-NL application, FFAW says after labour board ruling

    The results of an investigation by the Labour Relations Board is proof that FISH-NL has insufficient support to trigger a ratification vote and its application to represent inshore fish harvesters should be dismissed, says Fish Food and Allied Workers union president Keith Sullivan. Sullivan issued a news release Friday saying an investigation by the provincial government board has confirmed that membership numbers presented by the FFAW are accurate.

  • Government wants ruling in Ambulance New Brunswick language case reviewed
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    Government wants ruling in Ambulance New Brunswick language case reviewed

    The Brian Gallant government is asking the Court of Queen's Bench to resolve whether Ambulance New Brunswick should weaken its requirement for bilingual paramedics in areas of the province where there's less demand for second-language service. "There's a decision on each side of the issue," Chris Hood, executive director of the Paramedic Association of New Brunswick, said Friday. The Canadian Union of Public Employees was probably premature in celebrating the labour decision by arbitrator John McEvoy, Hood said.

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    Number of single, childless Albertans on social assistance spiked during recession, Calgary economist says

    A University of Calgary researcher says the latest economic downturn hit single people without kids particularly hard. Ron Kneebone, who teaches economics at the School of Public Policy, analyzed social assistance caseloads in Alberta between 2000 and 2017. "The number of single people with no children on social assistance has increased dramatically during the last recession," he said.

  • Laval offers citizens $2K subsidy to plug in to electric car trend
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    Laval offers citizens $2K subsidy to plug in to electric car trend

    In what it's calling a first for a Canadian city, Laval is offering its citizens a $2,000 subsidy for the purchase of an electric vehicle and $400 for electric bicycles. "We think that pollution is a social problem," said Laval Mayor Marc Demers at the Montreal Electric Vehicle Show, where he made the announcement.

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    Yukon needs another MLA, commission suggests

    Some of Yukon's electoral districts should be redrawn, and another member should be added to the Legislative Assembly, according to a commission's recommendations. The Electoral District Boundaries Commission, chaired by Yukon Supreme Court Justice Ron Veale, released its final proposals on Thursday. The interim report recommended no change to the number of MLAs, but the final report now suggests Yukon needs another riding, increasing the number of MLAs by one, to 20.

  • Mouse poop confrontation permanently closes Saint John deli
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    Mouse poop confrontation permanently closes Saint John deli

    A wooden statue of Jeremiah Hamilton stood alone at a dark counter in the Saint John City Market this week. It was a strange sight at normally busy Jeremiah's Deli, which opened in 1978 in the space formerly occupied by Hamilton, a legendary Saint John blacksmith. Jeremiah's is closing for good, owner Graham Stilwell announced this week.

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    Edmonton's raw sewage helping Ottawa track cannabis consumption

    Federal researchers are peering into the toilets of Edmontonians in an attempt to measure how much the city is smoking up. Scientists hired by Statistics Canada will be analyzing sewage samples for traces of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. "We're hoping to do this sampling on a monthly basis," said Tony Peluso, an assistant director at Statistics Canada.. "We'll have a few months pre-legalization and post-legalization, and for a while after that.

  • Saudi women spend big on makeup, even if it's just a glimpse
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    Saudi women spend big on makeup, even if it's just a glimpse

    Green lipstick, blue lipstick and 40 shades of foundation to choose from are just some of the reasons 18-year-old Shahad al-Qahtani is excited about superstar Rihanna's makeup line debut in Saudi Arabia. Rihanna, known worldwide for her chart-topping songs and daring, provocative style, is wildly popular among the Saudi women coveting her new makeup line called "Fenty." Rihanna and other celebrities like Kim Kardashian who experiment boldly with their hair colour , makeup and clothes have become household names in Saudi Arabia, where fans can follow their every move on social media sites like Instagram and Snapchat.

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    Health Canada investigating use of unlicensed homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva

    The homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva that a Victoria naturopath says she used to treat a small boy was not licensed for sale in Canada, and the federal government is opening an investigation. Anke Zimmermann told CBC News earlier this week that she purchased her lyssinum from Helios Homeopathy in the U.K.  While the treatment — also known as lyssin or hydrophobinum — is approved in general by Health Canada, the lyssinum produced by Helios is not licensed for clinical use here. "Helios Homeopathy does not hold a licence for any products containing the ingredient lyssin/hydrophobinum," Health Canada spokesperson Andre Gagnon wrote in an email.

  • US police clear classroom after shooting
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    US police clear classroom after shooting

    A school shooting in Ocala, Florida, left one student wounded and the suspect in custody. The shooting occurred on a day of national protests against gun violence.

  • Sold-out show on Newfoundland's west coast as fans can't get enough of Kaetlyn Osmond
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    Sold-out show on Newfoundland's west coast as fans can't get enough of Kaetlyn Osmond

    Kaetlyn Osmond's homecoming continues in Corner Brook and Grand Falls-Windsor this weekend, towns that paid thousands of dollars to bring in the figure-skating champion. Osmond arrived without her luggage, including her skates, but the essential tools of her trade were delivered by the airline within a few hours.

  • Springsteen 'Born to Run' manuscript heads to summer auction
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    Springsteen 'Born to Run' manuscript heads to summer auction

    Bruce Springsteen's songwriting scrawl is born to make bucks. Sotheby's said Friday that it will auction a handwritten working manuscript of "Born to Run" in June. The presale estimate for the single sheet of notebook paper with 30 lines of writing is $200,000 to $300,000.

  • US schools walk out over gun violence
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    US schools walk out over gun violence

    Students were demanding gun legislation that promotes school safety, 19 years since the Columbine massacre.

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    3 to see — and hear — in Ottawa this weekend

    For the past month, the social media phenom has been artist-in-residence at Ottawa's The Sussex Contemporary, where he's been splashing paint over swirling canvases in the gallery's front window. Part performance art, part Jackson Pollock, it's a messy, creative display resulting is huge, glossy works of art. "People get to see how I get so physically and mentally immersed in the process," Schaub said.

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    Here's how people reported the Amherstburg earthquake

    Amherstburg, Ont. (Canada) (6 km W from epicentre): "It sounded like an explosion. Ypsilanti, Mich. (United States) (50 km W from epicentre): "I looked outside because I thought a big truck came down the street. Grosse Ile Township, Mich. (United States) (8 km W from epicentre): "I was in the middle of watching the new Lost In Space on Netflix.

  • Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name
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    Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name

    Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their son on Wednesday. Jay Schwandt said they've decided to name him Finley Sheboygan Schwandt. It's inspired by a tale his father-in-law told them about a Native American chief who was the father of many boys, Jay Schwandt said.

  • 'We can't give up:' First Nations to fight Alaska drills on caribou calving land
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    'We can't give up:' First Nations to fight Alaska drills on caribou calving land

    Canadian First Nations are gearing up to fight new U.S. oil-drilling interest in the calving grounds of a caribou herd key to Indigenous physical and cultural survival. "We will continue to fight," said Chief Wanda Pascal of the Tetlit Gwich'In in Fort McPherson, N.W.T. President Donald Trump's administration has announced the start of a 60-day environmental review before selling drilling leases in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge.