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Peter MacKay cites 'love for my family' as he bows out of federal politics

Peter MacKay's remarkable career in federal politics will end this fall after nearly 20 years as he focuses on his young family. With Prime Minister Stephen Harper at his side in Stellarton, N.S., MacKay said he still loves politics "but, simply put, I love my family more."

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Peter MacKay: Nearly 20 years in the political spotlight

Peter MacKay has been celebrated for his military advocacy, put under fire over the F-35 fiasco, recognized for his role in uniting the Conservative party and objectified, as he was routinely named Canada's sexiest MP.

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RCMP release unseen video from Zehaf-Bibeau's manifesto

The RCMP have shared the previously unreleased 18 seconds from Ottawa gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's video manifesto, all of which are spoken in Arabic.

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House poor, fixing CPP & gaming Aeroplan: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

From one entrepreneurial Canadian who'll help you rack up millions of reward points for next to nothing, to long overdue law that brings an end to three-year cellphone contracts, it was an eventful week in business news. The CBC's Jacqueline Hansen gets you caught up in her weekly video recap.

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$100 oil: Will we ever see it again?

It has been nearly a year since the crash of oil prices. While they've slowly rebounded, experts weigh in on whether crude will ever return to its previous highs.

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Canada's GDP shrank at 0.6% pace in 1st quarter, Statistics Canada says

Canada's economy shrank by 0.1 per cent in the first three months of 2015, as the economic impact of oil's gloom spread to other sectors.

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Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht gets life in prison on drugs offences

A San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road has been sentenced to life in prison.

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MagIndustries probed by RCMP over bribery allegations in Congo

The Mounties are investigating allegations from a whistleblowing accountant at TSX-listed mining company MagIndustries that his bosses paid bribes to officials in the Republic of Congo to win approvals for development of a potash mine there.

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Gay feminist teen blows the internet up with her yearbook quote

A California high school student is the toast of the web this week for penning a powerful yearbook quote that somehow fuses feminism, the wage gap, gay rights and humour in just one sentence.

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Robot first responders could adapt to damage in hostile settings

Scientists have created robots that can keep moving even after sustaining what would normally be debilitating damage, a resiliency that could help them survive as first responders in situations too dangerous for humans.

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NBCC student Nirmani Karunaratne creates eye-command device

With some spare parts and the flick of an eye, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) student Nirmani Karunaratne has invented a machine that gives new freedom to the severely disabled.

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Bill Nye's LightSail solar sailing spacecraft goes silent in orbit

A tiny spacecraft launched last week to test solar sail technology in orbit has stopped communicating with Earth.

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Flavoured tobacco ban celebrated in Nova Scotia, despite lawsuit

The Nova Scotia Canadian Cancer Society is taking a victory lap as the province prepares to usher in the country's first ban on flavoured tobacco, including menthol cigarettes, despite a looming lawsuit.

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Prescription drug spending growth fuelled by costly new drugs

Prescription drug spending in Canada reached an estimated $28.8 billion last year, driven by new biologics that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per patient.

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Dartmouth woman shocked by donated bodies transported in U-Haul

A Dartmouth, N.S., woman and her husband were driving by a cemetery when he noticed two people taking bodies out of a U-Haul truck. The woman said what they discovered 'absolutely mortified' her.

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Erin Davis remembers daughter's 'large, short life' at memorial

Family and friends of late Ottawa radio host Lauren Davis celebrated her life with a memorial at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music Friday.

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CRTC blasts cable companies for cutting into Letterman finale

Canada's broadcast regulator is making good on a promise to crack down on Canadian cable companies improperly cutting into U.S. based programs after hearing from Canadians upset about missing parts of the finale of David Letterman's show.

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Walk Off the Earth singer Sarah Blackwood kicked off U.S. flight over crying son

Ontario singer-songwriter Sarah Blackwood of Walk Off the Earth says she was kicked off a United Airlines flight in San Francisco because her toddler wouldn’t stop crying.

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Rangers vs. Lightning: Who you got?

Wondering who will take Friday's Game 7 between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning? We give you three reasons why each team might win.

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Sepp Blatter, FIFA president, has actually said these things

On a day that Sepp Blatter was re-elected to a fifth term as FIFA president, here’s a sampling of the strange things Sepp Blatter has said over the years.

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'I owe Newfoundland,' hockey legend Howie Meeker tells MUN grads

Hockey icon Howie Meeker, whose list of career accomplishments includes four Stanley Cups and a seat in the House of Commons, has earned a new honour: the title of doctor.

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