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Canada restarts free trade negotiations with South America's Mercosur trading bloc

Canada's hectic international trade agenda is about to get even busier, as it takes new steps toward formal free trade negotiations with Mercosur, the trading bloc that includes the key South American markets of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

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Justice ministers craft plan to unclog court systems

Justice ministers from across Canada have identified priority areas for major overhaul in a bid to end chronic court delays. After a day-long emergency meeting in Gatineau, Que., the ministers mapped out a game plan to speed up the criminal justice system.

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Trudeau has 'window' to settle softwood dispute before NAFTA talks: Raymond Chrétien

According to former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. Raymond Chrétien, the Trudeau government has a small window to settle the softwood lumber dispute out of court before U.S. President Donald Trump kicks off his renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement.

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Canada's GDP unchanged in February

Canada's economy didn't expand in February, as a slight uptick in the service sector was offset by a small decline in the goods-producing sector, according to Statistics Canada.

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Home Capital Group says another $290M pulled out of savings accounts

Home Capital Group Inc. says money is continuing to flow out of the company, with roughly $290 million pulled out of high-interest savings accounts on Thursday.

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Canada restarts free trade negotiations with South America's Mercosur trading bloc

Canada's hectic international trade agenda is about to get even busier, as it takes new steps toward formal free trade negotiations with Mercosur, the trading bloc that includes the key South American markets of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

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Commander in tweet: Trump's first 100 days, as seen through his Twitter account

In the first 100 days, Trump's tweets have moved markets, advanced conspiracy theories, attacked his own party and ultimately helped define his fledgling presidency.

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NASA successfully pilots spacecraft between Saturn and its rings

NASA announced Thursday morning its Cassini spacecraft was successful in its historic first dive through the gap between Saturn and its rings.

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Humpback whale babies 'whisper' to their moms to avoid detection by predators

New research suggests newborn humpback whales "whisper" to their mothers, which could be to avoid detection by predators such as killer whales.

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This box can see through walls — and it could shake up home security

Aura looks for intruders based on the subtle disturbances in wireless spectrum their movements make, like ripples in a lake.

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Boreal Shield lakes resemble prehistoric oceans, researchers say

Lakes that dot Canada's Boreal Shield region offer important information about greenhouse gases and early life forms, their numbers potentially revolutionizing studies into Earth's early life forms.

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'The enemy of my enemy is my friend:' Couple turns to viruses to beat back superbug

With her husband sliding close to death after falling ill while on vacation, a Canadian infectious-disease specialist desperately turned to an alternative treatment: She spearheaded an international effort to find bacteria-attacking viruses that would treat her husband.

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Glyphosate labels to change, Health Canada announces

Health Canada says the potential risk to human health and the environment from pesticides containing glyphosate remains acceptable.

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Ontario budget 2017: Free prescription drugs for anyone under 25, a first of its kind, Liberals say

All Ontario children and adults younger than 25 will have their full prescription drug costs covered by a new provincial pharmacare program, regardless of family income or whether they already have private insurance.

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Fyre Festival postponed after reports of Hunger Games-like conditions emerge

The inaugural Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, promoted by social media celebrities and supermodels, was postponed Friday after attendees reported dilapidated accommodations, and top-billed performers pulled out.

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Atlantic electro musicians find fame abroad, but fly under radar at home

The traditional music industry is playing "catch-up" when it comes to recognizing electronic music, according to some artists who have decided to create a new Maritime-wide music association to support urban artists.

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Principal orders Edmonton students not to talk about 13 Reasons Why at school

Students at an Edmonton elementary school have been ordered to refrain from discussing 13 Reasons Why, a controversial Netflix series about the suicide of a teenage student, while they are at school.

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Andre De Grasse's mission: Beat Usain Bolt before he retires

Don't let the smiles and back slaps fool you. While Andre De Grasse and Olympic legend Usain Bolt struck up a friendship in front of the world at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Canadian sprinter wants desperately to topple the Jamaican before the icon calls it a career.

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Road to the Olympic Games: COC's Smith has Olympian task to counter cynicism surrounding Games

COC president Tricia Smith has the background to make some headway against all that ails the Olympic movement if she has the guts to make the right choices and the backbone to stand her ground.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Full TV schedule and results

The Ottawa Senators continue their post-season push against the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins renew a heated rivalry with the Washington Capitals in the second-round NHL playoff coverage on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

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