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Eve Adams nomination race gets nastier

The riding nomination fight between Conservative MP Eve Adams and Natalia Lishchyna is growing nastier, with Lishchyna giving party officials an estimate of Adams's expenses that suggests she's gone over her spending limit.

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Pierre Poilievre says amendments coming to elections bill

Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre took the podium at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa today to talk about "the facts" surrounding his controversial bill to rewrite Canada's election laws and then asked his audience, "So what is all the fuss about?"

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Voluntary target benefit pension scheme proposed by Ottawa

A proposal to create a new voluntary target benefit pension plan, was announced by Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson today in Toronto.

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Manitoba to crack down on misleading phone, internet service offers

The Manitoba government wants to crack down on misleading and confusing promotions for wireless, TV and internet service by forcing providers to be clear about how much their offers really cost.

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Tim Hortons breaks with franchisee after foreign workers claim wage theft

The head office of Tim Hortons has taken over two franchises in Fernie, B.C., and Blairmore, Alta., months after several temporary foreign workers told CBC News the owner cheated them out of overtime pay.

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Grand & Toy to close all 19 retail stores

Grand & Toy, the Toronto office supplies chain, will close down all 19 of its retail locations in Canada after 132 years in business.

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Syria conflict: U.K. police urge Muslim women to stop would-be extremists

British counterterrorism police have launched an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women, urging them to dissuade relatives from travelling to Syria to fight with extremist Islamist groups and to report any concerns about their family members’ intentions.

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Keystone XL protesters get wet, but not arrested, in D.C.

Members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance managed to pull off an anti-Keystone XL pipeline protest in the reflecting pool that lies in front of the famous Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Thursday without getting arrested.

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Simon Ostrovsky, U.S. journalist held in Ukraine, now free

Simon Ostrovsky, the U.S. journalist who was being held by pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine, was freed Thursday.

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Manitoba to crack down on misleading phone, internet service offers

The Manitoba government wants to crack down on misleading and confusing promotions for wireless, TV and internet service by forcing providers to be clear about how much their offers really cost.

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B.C. earthquake: 6.6-magnitude quake hits near Port Alice

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck last night shortly after 8 p.m. PT, with the epicentre located 40 kilometres southwest of Port Alice, according to the Pacific Tsunami Information Centre.

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Michael Mann says it's cheaper to combat climate change than pay for global warming

American climatologist Michael Mann has been at the heart of the war of words over climate change for the last 15 years, arguing it is cheaper to wean ourselves from fossil fuels than to pay for the damage caused by global warming.

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Measles cases hit record levels in U.S.; vaccinations encouraged

Measles cases are at their highest level in the U.S. for this point in the year since 1996, so public health officials are urging parents to vaccinate children and are reminding health-care providers about how to recognize the illness.

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Organ donor rule change may presume consent in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is considering changing organ donation rules so people are presumed organ and tissue donors unless they choose to opt out of the donor list.

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How medical marijuana growers make sure they're selling quality pot

The recent voluntary recall of medical marijuana from a B.C. producer highlights the growing pains of a burgeoning industry coming to grips with a whole new regulatory process.

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Ben Heppner, star tenor, announces retirement from singing

Opera singer Ben Heppner is stepping away from the stage, the world-renowned dramatic tenor has announced.

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The Book of Negroes transforms Fortress of Louisbourg

The Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton is playing the part of 18th century Manhattan this week as The Book of Negroes television miniseries starts filming.

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Aretha Franklin, Anne of Green Gables fan, invited to P.E.I.

P.E.I. Premier Robert Ghiz has extended a personal invitation to Aretha Franklin upon learning that she is a fan of Anne of Green Gables.

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Hockey Night Online: The trouble with Fleury

Watch on demand as host Rob Pizzo and CBCSports.ca hockey writer Mike Brophy discuss the struggles of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and what Alex Galchenyuk can do for the Habs when he returns.

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Steve Slaton signs with Argonauts

The Toronto Argonauts on Thursday announced that former NCAA collegiate star Steve Slaton has been signed to a contract.

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