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John Baird, ex-foreign affairs minister, to advise Barrick Gold

Former foreign affairs minister John Baird, who left the Conservative cabinet in February, has a new job as an adviser to global mining giant Barrick Gold, the corporation has confirmed.

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GreenPAC hopes to put environmental champions on federal ballot

Political action committees are common in the U.S., but GreenPAC, launched Friday in Toronto, is a first for Canada.

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Stephen Harper 'dumb' to say niqab is anti-women, Charles Taylor says

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is "dumb" to say that wearing a niqab is anti-women, according to Charles Taylor, one of the men behind Quebec's landmark Bouchard-Taylor Commission on Reasonable Accommodation.

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Future Shop stores closed across Canada, some to become Best Buy

All Future Shop stores in Canada have been closed, a move costing 1,500 jobs. About half the retail outlets will be put under the banner of parent company Best Buy.

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Norway's oil riches and Canadian cord-cutting: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

From one country's excellence at saving for a rainy day, to a major corporate merger pitch that could cost billions, it was a busy week in business. The CBC's Jacqueline Hansen breaks down the week in our weekly video recap.

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Sovereign wealth funds: What does it take to succeed?

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, built on off-shore oil reserves and valued at $1 trillion, is held up as a prime example of how such rainy day funds can succeed. But as more countries and states put money aside, there may be other lessons to note.

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Ex-girlfriend of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz speaks out

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 who apparently chose to crash the jetliner into a mountain had vowed to "do something" that would make people remember him, his ex-girlfriend has told a German newspaper.

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Earth Hour: 4 things to know about the annual environmental event

Millions of homes and businesses around the world will be in the dark tonight during Earth Hour, an annual event aimed at raising awareness about climate change and the environment.

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Earth Hour: 4 things to know about the annual environmental event

Millions of homes and businesses around the world will be in the dark tonight during Earth Hour, an annual event aimed at raising awareness about climate change and the environment.

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Yukon inventor opens the door to year-round growing

The Yukon Research Centre is testing out a prototype for a project that could revolutionize the availability of fresh food for the north.

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Internet use by Canadians highest in world, comScore says

Canadians are among the biggest online addicts in the world, visiting more sites and spending more time on the internet than anyone else in the world, according to comScore Canada.

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Germanwings Flight 4U9525 highlights lack of mandatory psychological tests for pilots

Questions surrounding the illness Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz reportedly hid from his employer have become the focus of the investigation into the crash of Flight 4U9525 and have some people asking whether mandatory psychological testing could have prevented the tragedy.

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Ontario's children's advocate wants inquest into 12-year-old's suicide

Chazz Petrella had been seen by at least nine different children's agencies in his brief, troubled life. CBC's the fifth estate looks into what went wrong.

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AHS using ankle bracelet technology to track dementia patients

A Red Deer company whose products help enforce probation orders for convicted criminals is now part of a study to help families of dementia patients.

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X-Files production will return to Vancouver

Production of The X-Files will return to Vancouver this summer, show stars David Duchovny and 'Smoking Man' William B. Davis have confirmed after much speculation.

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The Sound of Music returns to theatres as movie industry seeks new money from old films

When The Sound of Music premiered 50 years ago, many influential critics panned it. Now, it's a Hollywood classic with a score many people love and adore. But there’s another reason the film industry is increasingly fond of the film – the sound of money that can be made peddling old, digitally remastered films.

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Downton Abbey is done after Season 6, Carnival Films and ITV confirm

There will be no more Downton Abbey for fans of the popular period drama after the upcoming sixth season, the show's producers confirm.

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NHL: 5 things to know for Saturday night

Craig Anderson gets the call in goal when the Ottawa Senators visit Toronto with their goalies banged up at a crucial time in their playoff chase. In Vancouver, the Canucks will try to maintain their hold on second place in the Pacific Division when they host Dallas.

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Nam Nguyen's cute 2012 photo highlights #FlashbackFriday

The ISU World Figure Skating Championship is the final event of the season, and as it's the Friday of the competition we decided to do some figure skating flashbacks.

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Elizaveta Tuktamysheva wins gold in ladies free program

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia won gold in the ladies free program at the world figure skating championships in Shanghai, China on Saturday. Canadians Alaine Chartrand and Gabrielle Daleman finished 12th and 20th, respectively.

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