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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.

  • Trudeau more unpopular than popular for the first time since election: survey
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    Trudeau more unpopular than popular for the first time since election: survey

    Justin Trudeau’s has been slipping in recent months. Just over two years after his election victory, Justin Trudeau’s popularity is running into political headwinds. For the first time, the prime minister’s popularity has fallen below the 50 per cent mark, according to a survey by the Angus Reid Institute.

  • 'Avery keeps me going:' Survivor recalls 10 freezing hours with young daughter
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    'Avery keeps me going:' Survivor recalls 10 freezing hours with young daughter

    Kristen Hiebert has a tattoo on her arm, written in Arabic, that sums up her outlook since the night she and her young daughter almost froze to death on the side of a rural Manitoba highway. Almost two years after her car crashed, Hiebert is still adapting to life without her lower legs — amputated due to frostbite — and continues to work to build a better life for herself and her daughter Avery, now 6. "Avery keeps me going," Hiebert says.

  • 'Like our gift to the Christians': Non-Christian doctors volunteer to work Xmas
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    'Like our gift to the Christians': Non-Christian doctors volunteer to work Xmas

    In many hospitals, however, a different tradition has been playing out on Dec. 25 — non-Christian doctors have been volunteering to work the holiday to allow colleagues who celebrate Christmas to get the stat off. "The majority of doctors working on Christmas are not Christians," says Dr. Joel Lexchin, a Jewish emergency room physician in downtown Toronto who will be working on the holiday. Dr. Tanu Sharma, a physician in Cambridge, Ont., says seeing patients on the holiday has become "somewhat of a tradition" over the years.

  • Hydro One releases names of four employees killed in eastern Ontario helicopter crash
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    Hydro One releases names of four employees killed in eastern Ontario helicopter crash

    Best friends, soulmates, fiancees and boyfriends: that's how friends and family are remembering some of the four Ontario utility workers who were killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Ontario on Thursday. The men, identified by Hydro One on Saturday as 39-year-old James Baragar, 27-year-old Kyle Shorrock, and Jeff Howes and Darcy Jansen, both 26, were working on a transmission tower in Tweed, Ont., and crashed when the chopper was approaching to land. Jansen's mother, Brenda Jansen, said her son — a line technician from Long Sault, Ont. — was an outdoorsy person and an avid guitar player.

  • Tay Valley man dead after ATV plunges through lake ice near Perth
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    Tay Valley man dead after ATV plunges through lake ice near Perth

    An 80-year-old Tay Valley Township man is dead after his ATV fell through the ice of a lake near Perth, Ont., Ontario Provincial Police say. The body of Elmer Abercrombie was found Sunday afternoon by the OPP's underwater search and recovery unit beneath the surface of Bennett Lake. Abercrombie had apparently been ice fishing on the lake the day before.

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    Shop of donations: Pop-up store in Downtown Eastside sells only free items

    Shopping is almost as much a part of the holiday season as mistletoe or hot cocoa but one local pop-up shop is doing things a little differently — no money changes hands at Street Store Vancouver. Instead, items are donated and the city's homeless residents can shop for free at the one-day event. "The whole point of this shop is so that people can have a dignified experience," said Christina Wong, who started the Vancouver version of the global phenomenon in 2014.

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  • These Quebec drivers got pulled over by police for good driving — and a holiday surprise
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    These Quebec drivers got pulled over by police for good driving — and a holiday surprise

    Drivers in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, about 40 kilometres southwest of Montreal, had a bit of a different reaction when they were pulled over by police last week. Many drivers were surprised and confused upon being stopped by police.

  • Housing crisis in B.C. pushing seniors to brink of homelessness: advocates
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    Housing crisis in B.C. pushing seniors to brink of homelessness: advocates

    Skyrocketing rents and dwindling affordable-housing units in Vancouver are driving seniors to the brink of homelessness, forcing some to couch surf, seek roommates or even live in cars, advocates say. While the debate over the city's housing crisis often focuses on millennials, people who work with seniors say elderly adults have lower incomes and fewer supports to withstand being displaced from their homes. Seniors are enduring the same rent hikes as other tenants in Vancouver, but have disproportionately lower incomes and higher medical costs.

  • Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings
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    Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

    Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin and the White House said. During the call, the two leaders' second in three days, Putin expressed gratitude for the CIA information. The Kremlin said it led Russia's top domestic security agency to a group of suspects that planned to bomb St. Petersburg's Kazan Cathedral and other crowded sites this weekend.

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    Ottawa man charged with impaired driving after fatal 3-car crash

    Ottawa Fire Services and paramedics were called to the eastbound lane of Highway 174 east of Trim Road at 10:21 p.m. An eastbound Dodge pickup truck veered into the oncoming lane and struck a Volvo head-on before a third vehicle, a Mazda 5, crashed into the truck, police said.

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    'People see me through a lens': Muslim woman tackles media misrepresentation and stereotypes

    Aisha Amijee remembers vividly the moment she knew she had to do something to combat stereotypes about Muslim women. The Surrey-based woman was sitting at a McDonalds with her two children, eating a Filet-O-Fish, when she overheard a group of high school students from her neighbourhood talking about Muslims. "They are just bashing Muslim girls, just saying really rude, negative things," she told CBC host of The Early Edition Rick Cluff.

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    Why this year's mandarin oranges aren't so tasty (and how to pick the perfect one)

    Slowly unwrapping that crinkly, green paper to enjoy a mandarin orange is a quintessential winter holiday experience. This year, some mandarins have been duds thanks to extreme weather in Asia ranging from hot summers to typhoons. "Rain and oranges don't go together," said Walt Breeden, vice president of sales for the Oppenheimer Group — one of North America's biggest produce distributors — in an interview with the Calgary Eyeopener on Friday.

  • Philippe Couillard talks debunked mosque report, learning lessons from Valérie Plante
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    Philippe Couillard talks debunked mosque report, learning lessons from Valérie Plante

    Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is standing by his comments on a French-language television network's report that a Montreal mosque tried to have women banned from a nearby work site before verifying it. With less than a year until the provincial election, Couillard also acknowledged that he's learned some lessons from Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante's stunning victory over incumbent Denis Coderre.

  • Exiled Italian king's remains repatriated after 70 years
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    Exiled Italian king's remains repatriated after 70 years

    The remains of Italy's King Victor Emmanuel III were repatriated from Egypt and interred in a family mausoleum Sunday in northern Italy, 71 years after Italians rejected the monarchy in a referendum and the country's royals went into exile. The return of the king who for a time backed Benito Mussolini's fascist dictatorship dismayed members of Italy's tiny Jewish community and Italians devoted to the memory of the partisan fighters who tried to free the country from fascism's grip during World War II. Draped in a flag with the House of Savoy crest, a coffin bearing the king's remains was brought to a chapel inside the Sanctuary of Vicoforte, a church in the northwest Piedmont region, which was the royal family's base.

  • Houses built too close to bush spread huge California fires on 'front line of climate change'
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    Houses built too close to bush spread huge California fires on 'front line of climate change'

    Even for those who've spent days in the presence of this massive fire, tramping through ash and soot and carpets of nails from burned-down houses, the sight of Colina Vista Street in the city of Ventura is something different.

  • President of Winnipeg-based Canada Drugs has licence to practice suspended in Manitoba
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    President of Winnipeg-based Canada Drugs has licence to practice suspended in Manitoba

    The president of Canada Drugs, the Winnipeg-based online pharmacy accused of selling misbranded and counterfeit drugs in the United States, has had his licence to practice pharmacy in Manitoba suspended. The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba informed pharmacy managers of the immediate suspension of Kristjan Thorkelson Friday in a letter obtained by CBC News. "The Complaints Committee believes that his conduct presents or is likely to present a serious risk to the public," reads the letter.

  • 'It's OK to be selfish' — and other tips to beat the holiday blues
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    'It's OK to be selfish' — and other tips to beat the holiday blues

    If Christmas holidays leave you more blue than a merry shade of green and red, you're not alone — many mental health professionals say they see more and more people in distress this time of year. "I generally expect an increase in calls around Christmas," says Dr. Christine Beck, a clinical psychologist who practises in Charlottetown. "Christmastime brings up a lot of difficult times," agrees Shelly Murphy, a clinical social worker and therapist who runs MIND/shift Workplace Wellness and Counselling in Charlottetown.

  • A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed
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    A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

    The health community was reacting to a story in The Washington Post published late Friday citing an anonymous source who said the prohibition was made at a recent meeting of senior budget officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The seven words and phrases — "diversity," ''entitlement," ''fetus," transgender," ''vulnerable," ''evidence-based" and "science-based" — were not to be used in documents that are to be circulated within the federal government and Congress in preparation of the next presidential budget proposal, the paper reported. On Saturday a CDC official confirmed CDC officials were given "feedback" from higher ranks of the federal government at a recent meeting to reconsider certain language in draft budget documents.

  • TTC subway trains carry 1st riders to Vaughan as Line 1 extension opens
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    TTC subway trains carry 1st riders to Vaughan as Line 1 extension opens

    Toronto Transit Commission subway trains carried the first riders on its new Line 1 extension early Sunday all the way to Vaughan.

  • Festive fascinators spruce up any Christmas wardrobe, says retro enthusiast
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    Festive fascinators spruce up any Christmas wardrobe, says retro enthusiast

    "I like to think of myself as the MacGyver of millinery," says Sara Anne Meyer of St. John's. Meyer is a self-taught milliner, or hat maker, and costume maker. Meyer constructs each fascinator out of wire, nylon, fabric and felt, adding tree ornaments, fabric poinsettias, and other red and green themed items to each piece of head wear.

  • Christmas cards from across Canada lift spirits of Winnipeg boy with fatal disease
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    Christmas cards from across Canada lift spirits of Winnipeg boy with fatal disease

    Sheldon Steuart, 10, has Batten disease — a rare, inherited disorder that impacts the nervous system and is often fatal in the late teens or early 20s. "Just [to see] Sheldon happy," Sheldon's mom, Eve Courchene, told CBC Radio's Weekend Morning Show. Courchene said the diagnosis earlier this year completely changed Sheldon's life.

  • Tourism PEI working to attract more Chinese tourists
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    Tourism PEI working to attract more Chinese tourists

    Prince Edward Island is working on a strategy designed to attract more tourists from China. "As we know, China is really the world's largest and fastest outgrowing travel market and I would say every country in the world is wanting to welcome Chinese visitors and Canada is absolutely no different," said Brenda Gallant, director of marketing for Tourism PEI. The Chinese government eased travel restrictions on its citizens in 2010, allowing more people to leave the country for vacations and to visit family.

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    Poor snow conditions delay openings at New Brunswick ski hills

    The combination of inconsistent chilly temperatures along with a lack of snow has made for a slow start on most of New Brunswick's ski hills. Mont Farlagne in Edmundston is open to snowshoers and tubers, but its runs are closed. The Sugarloaf Provincial Park ski centre near Campbellton was scheduled to open this weekend.

  • Life gets tougher for bike thieves in Delta B.C.
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    Life gets tougher for bike thieves in Delta B.C.

    Delta B.C. is the latest municipality in the province to team up with a smartphone app designed to help police identify and recover stolen bicycles. On Saturday, the Delta Police Department launched its partnership with 529 Garage — a bike reporting and recovery network. When police come across stolen bikes, they can use the app on their devices to determine the owners and find out it they were stolen.