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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.

  • Charges pending after teen allegedly punches eight people at McDonald's restaurant
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    Charges pending after teen allegedly punches eight people at McDonald's restaurant

    Edmonton police are looking to speak with witnesses after a teen allegedly punched eight people at a McDonald's restaurant north of downtown on Saturday. The 19-year-old suspect appeared to be intoxicated, McDonald's manager Connie Domingo said. "Some of the customers [said], 'Why are you punching, especially the little girl?' When the customers asked him, he tried to punch everybody," Domingo said.

  • 'I love him and I almost lost him': Montreal couple ties the knot in hospital after lifesaving surgery
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    'I love him and I almost lost him': Montreal couple ties the knot in hospital after lifesaving surgery

    Five weeks ago, Gerry Champagne was on the brink of death. The unlikely ceremony took place Saturday in the company of friends, family and the surgeon who saved Champagne's life. Champagne was all smiles as he prepared for the ceremony held at the Royal Victoria Hospital, part of the McGill University Health Centre network.

  • Sask. RCMP shoot man dead after police vehicle rammed
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    Sask. RCMP shoot man dead after police vehicle rammed

    RCMP in North Battleford, Sask., shot and killed a 22-year-old man after receiving a call from someone saying they were being chased by a vehicle. RCMP say officers opened fire at the vehicle in response to the driver's actions. En route to hospital, police confirmed Brydon Bryce Whitstone of Onion Lake, Sask., died around 9:40 p.m. of injuries resulting from the discharge of RCMP firearms.

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    'I just felt fur and I grabbed him': Man enters burning home to save family dog

    Mark Saunders and his niece had just rushed out of their burning home in Middle Sackville, N.S., on Friday night when they realized the family dog was still inside. "She said Oskar's still in the house. Saunders ran back into the home and on all fours, he searched and called for Oskar, the Shetland sheepdog. A thick layer of smoke ran from the ceiling to about 1.5 metres from the ground, but worsened in the two minutes it took for Saunders to find Oskar.

  • Quebec women who've worn niqabs discuss province's controversial neutrality bill
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    Quebec women who've worn niqabs discuss province's controversial neutrality bill

    Warda Naili says the first time she donned a niqab six years ago, it became a part of her. The Quebec woman, a convert to Islam, said she decided to cover her face out of a desire to practice her faith more authentically and to protect her modesty. Fatima Ahmad, a 21-year-old Montreal university student, said she felt compelled to begin wearing the niqab just over a year ago, during the month of Ramadan.

  • Jagmeet Singh on Bill 62, what's next for him and cage fighting with Trudeau
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    Jagmeet Singh on Bill 62, what's next for him and cage fighting with Trudeau

    Hot on the heels of his resignation from the Ontario legislature, the newly-minted federal New Democratic Party leader isn't dropping any hints about whether he will run for a federal seat in a byelection before the 2019 election. Jagmeet Singh officially quit as MPP for the Bramalea-Gore-Malton riding Friday just weeks after taking the helm of the NDP. "I'm looking forward to continuing the journey across Canada, meeting people, sharing our values and ideas as New Democrats," he told CBC News on Saturday.

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    Like to sing in your car? Montreal man says he was ticketed for Everybody Dance Now sing-along

    Taoufik Moalla may have just been letting the rhythm move him. Moalla says he was in his car, singing along to his favourite song, C+C Music Factory's 90s dance classic, Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now), in late September when he suddenly saw police lights behind him. "I repeated, 'Everybody dance now!'" Moalla said.

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    Calgary woodcarver crafts stunning home for squirrel family

    A Calgary couple are working with a local artist to turn their backyard eyesore into a beautiful home for a family of squirrels. Torgerson felt the 10-metre-tall tree, which was no longer producing branches or leaves, should be cut down. "Our little squirrel family has moved out for a short time, but I plan to entice them back with their favourite food — peanuts — when the project is complete so that they return," MacRae told CBC News in an email.

  • Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS
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    Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

    Jose Altuve embraced Justin Verlander as confetti rained down. An improbable thought just a few years ago, the Houston Astros are headed to the World Series. Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers Jr. combined on a three-hitter, Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Astros reached the World Series for only the second time by blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

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    Mother of Canadian man missing in Peru since September says he may have been abducted

    A Canadian woman who is searching for her missing son in Peru says that authorities in the country are considering the possibility that her son was abducted. Alisa Clamen, a Montreal resident, said her son Jesse Galganov, 22, left for a backpacking trip through South America and Southeast Asia last month. Clamen flew to Peru last week after deciding that something was seriously wrong.

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    A Mortician's Tale explores the poignant — and mundane — realities of death

    Charlie starts her work day like many others do. A Mortician's Tale, by Toronto-based indie team Laundry Bear, deals with death in ways decidedly unlike most action-packed video games that often dominate the public consciousness. Running approximately an hour long, A Mortician's Tale isn't especially difficult or challenging — unless the subject matter makes you queasy.

  • Indonesia seeks answers from US as top general denied entry
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    Indonesia seeks answers from US as top general denied entry

    Indonesia's government is seeking clarification from the U.S. after the Indonesian military chief was denied entry to the country, an official said Sunday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir said the Indonesian Embassy in Washington had sent a diplomatic note to the State Department. Nasir said the U.S ambassador to Indonesia was not in the country and his deputy has been summoned to provide more information on Monday.

  • Police identify Georgina man, 30, fatally shot outside Newmarket home
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    Police identify Georgina man, 30, fatally shot outside Newmarket home

    York Regional Police have identified a man fatally shot outside a Newmarket home as Cody Gionet, 30, of Georgina, Ont. Russ Bellman, duty inspector for York Regional Police, said officers responded to a residence at about 9:50 p.m. for a weapons call. When officers arrived, they found Gionet suffering from gunshot wounds in a driveway.

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    Board game café in Riverview to close today

    The café, which offered patrons a chance to play a wide variety of board games while serving food and drinks, began selling off its extensive collection of board games last week. O'Connor said there was a financial limit to what she was willing to invest. "I hit my bottom limit and so I had to make a decision," said O'Connor.

  • New York City braces for influx of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria
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    New York City braces for influx of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria

    As she was leaving Puerto Rico last week, Ylona Acevedo said she saw many families at the airport preparing to go, unsure if they'd ever return. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is slowly getting back to full service after Hurricane Maria, and Acevedo was lucky to fly out last week. As the slow process of rebuilding continues, many Puerto Ricans are heading to the Big Apple.

  • Town of Paradise locking out workers Monday morning
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    Town of Paradise locking out workers Monday morning

    The Town of Paradise is locking out its unionized workers as of 6 a.m. Monday.

  • Third storm hits the Lower Mainland
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    Third storm hits the Lower Mainland

    For the third time this week, people on the south coast are preparing for another nasty storm. Jill Bennett has more.

  • Spain: Taking control of Catalonia means big power transfer
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    Spain: Taking control of Catalonia means big power transfer

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy left the nation breathless when he announced the steps he wants to take to crush the separatist movement in the prosperous Catalonia region. Rajoy called on Spain's Senate on Saturday to trigger a previously untapped section of the Spain Constitution that allows the central government to temporarily intervene in the running of a region if its leaders have broken the law. Activating the constitutional authority granted by Article 155 is Madrid's boldest response so far to avowals from Catalonia's leaders to declare independence based on an Oct. 1 referendum that a court has judged as illegal.

  • Developers balk at proposed Metro Vancouver sewage fee hike
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    Developers balk at proposed Metro Vancouver sewage fee hike

    This week, the regional district of Metro Vancouver will consider increasing a fee for developers to pay for new sewage infrastructure — a proposal many developers say they're not happy about. Developers typically pay development cost charges to offset the munipalities' costs related to essential services — like sewage infrastructure or road costs — required for a new development. The region's sewage fees have remained the same since 1997, but Dean Rear, director of financial planning and operations at Metro Vancouver, says increased development and growth in the region led district staff to consider increasing the fee.

  • Who is David Peachey? Meet the doctor-turned-consultant behind Manitoba's health-care overhaul
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    Who is David Peachey? Meet the doctor-turned-consultant behind Manitoba's health-care overhaul

    The suggestions have been largely embraced by the Progressive Conservative government, despite the fact the report was commissioned by the New Democrats during the party's time in government, and come alongside a variety of cost-saving measures recommended by the still-unreleased KPMG health-care report — which even Peachey says he still hasn't seen. The implementation of his ideas — the closure of the Misericordia Urgent Care Centre, for instance, and the transformation of Victoria Hospital's ER into an urgent care centre — has dominated headlines since the government and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority presented them in April.

  • Fly-in work and family stress: Researchers explore the pitfalls for remote workers
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    Fly-in work and family stress: Researchers explore the pitfalls for remote workers

    Gartler and co-author Gertude Saxinger — also from the University of Vienna — wrote the guide with the help and support of the Yukon's Na-Cho Nyäk Dun First Nation. The two researchers travelled to communities across Yukon, gathering stories and perspectives from people who work or have worked at remote camps. Saxinger has also studied fly-in/fly-out work in Siberia. The guide is largely intended for young workers who may be new to rotational shifts, said Saxinger.

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    Right whale researchers meet in Halifax to sound alarm about species decline

    Many of the leading researchers on North Atlantic right whales are gathering in Halifax to sound the alarm about a recent spate of deaths they say could threaten the survival of the endangered species. Hundreds filled an auditorium at St. Mary's University on Sunday for the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium's annual meeting, which is normally closed to the media but was made open due to public interest. Researchers spoke about the endangered species with a renewed sense of urgency in the wake of 15 right whale deaths off the coast of United States and Canada in recent months, which they characterized as a dire blow to the estimated population of less than 500.

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    Julie Snyder cuts ties to Gilbert Rozon, Éric Salvail over sexual harassment allegations

    Quebec television personality and producer Julie Snyder has announced that she and her production company will no longer collaborate with any businesses affiliated with Éric Salvail or Gilbert Rozon. Salvail and Rozon, both well-known Quebec entertainment figures, are facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment. In a statement posted on her Facebook page on Saturday, Snyder said she was upset by the allegations and that her thoughts are with the victims.

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    Aftershock: Scientists drill deep beneath Pacific to study past quakes

    The international team was trying to learn more about the 1,100-kilometre Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault, which runs from southern Haida Gwaii up to the Alaskan coast. Rachel Lauer, a geofluids specialist at the University of Calgary, was part of the expedition, and she's excited about the possible applications. "Since we know there's seismic events occurring along there, understanding the hazards presented by those potential ruptures in the future and how that might impact infrastructure and development is really important," Lauer told CBC News.

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    Parents complain after Ohio school sings cotton picking song

    Some parents at an Ohio middle school have said they were shocked to hear an eighth-grade choir sing about picking cotton just days after other students in the district took photos and videos of themselves with a Confederate flag outside the high school. The Blade reports "Cotton Needs Pickin'" was performed Thursday during a fall concert at Springfield Middle School in Lucas County. Parent Nicole Maulsby, who is Cuban, posted a video of the performance on Facebook.