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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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Girl dies after being pinned between vehicles while picked up from school
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    Girl dies after being pinned between vehicles while picked up from school

    Grief counsellors were at a north Toronto school Tuesday to help students and staff cope with the news that a five-year-old girl had died after being pinned between two SUVs. The Toronto Catholic District School Board said the girl was walking with her father to their car after school on Monday when the incident took place just before 3:30 p.m. Clint Stibbe said Tuesday that an SUV with no one inside rolled forward and pinned the girl against her father's Mercedes-Benz SUV.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Raw water trend puts the 'gotta go' into H2O, says U of A health professor
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    Raw water trend puts the 'gotta go' into H2O, says U of A health professor

    The idea seems attractive enough: pure drinking water drawn from a sparkling stream and bottled without any extra chemicals or additives. A University of Alberta professor is acting as the proverbial wet blanket on the growing raw water trend, where companies collect water from natural areas, bottle it without treating or fluoridating it, and sell it for as much as $33 per litre. "It's an insane idea," health professor Tim Caulfield said Tuesday on CBC's Radio Active.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • '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.

  • 'Reprehensible': Trudeau abortion policy raises ire of U.S. right
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    'Reprehensible': Trudeau abortion policy raises ire of U.S. right

    In what's almost certainly a first in the lengthy history of bilateral relations between the countries, Canada's summer-jobs program has become the object of criticism from America's right wing. The reason is abortion. A former Trump White House adviser, several news organizations and the president's favourite Fox News morning show have all dumped on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's explanation for why pro-life groups should be excluded from $220 million in federal jobs grants.

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    Contractor didn't follow its own safety rules in fatal trench accident: Suncor

    Events that led to the death of a 30-year-old oilsands worker at a Suncor operation north of Fort McMurray could have been prevented if personnel of the contracted mining company had followed its own safety rules, Suncor says. "While this is difficult to write, I believe it is absolutely essential that we share this information openly to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again," Bruno Francoeur, Suncor regional operations executive, said in a memo to employees which has been obtained by CBC News. ​Francoeur said Aecon Mining workers were excavating a dyke at Suncor's Millennium mine on Oct. 20, 2017.

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    Lobsters 'very likely' feel pain when boiled alive, researcher says

    In his research, Elwood has performed a series of experiments to determine whether crustaceans in fact feel pain, or if they're just reflexing to certain actions. "They show all indicators of it being pain, so although I can't say if lobsters experience pain ... there's always an element of doubt," Elwood said. Some researchers believe that crustaceans can't feel pain because, unlike humans, they don't have the same regions in their brains that register pain.

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

  • Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president
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    Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

    The 93-year-old former heart surgeon named Tuesday as the new president of the Mormon Church signalled his intention to make few changes in policy regarding the role of women and LGBT issues — two topics that the faith has grappled with in recent years. Russell M. Nelson's remarks to reporters after he was officially chosen to become the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed an expectation that he will likely uphold traditional church teachings. "God loves his children and we love them and there's a place for everyone," Nelson said.

  • Washington state town wary of slow-moving landslide
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    Washington state town wary of slow-moving landslide

    A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable — the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway. People in Washington are especially wary of landslides following one in 2014 north of Seattle that swept through a tiny community and across a state road, killing dozens. Experts say the slide could happen as soon as late January or early February above Union Gap, a small agricultural town in the rolling brown foothills of the Cascade Range.

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    Pure essential oils are harmful to your cat, Edmonton vet says

    The essential oils that help you sleep or freshen up a space could be toxic — especially when in concentrated form — to your feline friends, an Edmonton vet says. Essential oils are concentrated oils from certain plants, like eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender, that are used for a variety of purposes including fragrance or muscle relief. An Edmonton holistic veterinarian said essential oils can be dangerous to cats, but mostly when in their concentrated, bottled form.

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    Fortune Bay fisherman sees green in invasive crab

    A Newfoundland fisherman says there's money to be made from green crab, an invasive species that's destroying the ocean habitat at the edge of Fortune Bay. Preston Grandy, who fishes for lobster, scallop and sea urchins with his wife Tonia, already harvests the species near Garnish and Frenchman's Cove on the west side of the Burin Peninsula.

  • Condo towers to transform the face of navy town
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    Condo towers to transform the face of navy town

    With Greater Victoria housing starts at a 40-year high, the building boom is expected to dramatically change the look of Esquimalt, just west of the provincial capital. The township best known for its naval station, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, and nautical-themed Buccaneer Days in May, will see corner stores and century-old homes along the main strip replaced with a number of 12-storey buildings. Most — about 2,500 — of the 3,000 new housing starts region-wide in 2017 were condominiums, and Esquimalt will soon add more than 1,000 units to that number, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins told On the Island's Khalil Akhtar.

  • Police find mother of baby allegedly abandoned in Toronto, investigation ongoing
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    Police find mother of baby allegedly abandoned in Toronto, investigation ongoing

    Toronto police say they've found the mother of a newborn baby boy who was allegedly abandoned Tuesday morning outside a commercial building.

  • One person killed in fatal crash near Vernon, B.C.
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    One person killed in fatal crash near Vernon, B.C.

    One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash in icy conditions near Vernon, B.C., Tuesday morning. RCMP said one of the people involved in the crash has died while a number of other occupants were transported to hospital by ground and air ambulance. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured, according to police.

  • Extreme depth: Explorers map out B.C. cave believed to be deepest in Canada
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    Extreme depth: Explorers map out B.C. cave believed to be deepest in Canada

    A member of a team of explorers has reached a record depth in a cave near Fernie, B.C., that is believed to be the deepest in Canada. Project leader Jeremy Bruns puts that in perspective by pointing out that the CN Tower in Toronto is just over 550 metres tall. Team leader Katie Graham recently made it down to the 670-metre mark, but had to scuba dive through a channel to do it.

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    Canadian invasion! Two Windsor restaurants to join Detroit food hall made from shipping containers

    A project in Detroit that's been called "one of the most anticipated food halls in the U.S.A." is planning to feature a taste of Windsor. Windsor restaurants Bread Meats Bread and Motor Burger are set to join the Detroit Shipping Co., a food hall built from shipping containers in Detroit's Cass Corridor neighbourhood.

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    'Cheap and tacky': Vancouver considers cutting back rewards for city's most honoured citizens

    The City of Vancouver is looking into revising the rewards it offers to some of its most distinguished citizens, but an opposition NPA councillor is calling the changes "cheap and tacky."