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Assembly of First Nations outlines election priorities

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde is outlining his election priorities Wednesday, as the 2015 campaign sees renewed focus on mobilizing First Nations votes.

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Trudeau's new escalator-themed ad raises eyebrows online

A new Liberal ad shows Justin Trudeau walking up a downwards escalator in an apparent metaphor for economic woes during Harper's time as prime minister, puzzling people online.

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Harper pledges enhanced tax credit for northern mining projects

A re-elected Conservative government would continue to provide tax credits aimed at encouraging mineral exploration, particularly in northern communities, party leader Stephen Harper announces.

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Home sales plummet in Calgary compared to last year

Home sales in Calgary dropped by 27 per cent last month compared to a year ago, according to the latest numbers from the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB).

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TSX, Dow stabilize ahead of market shutdown in China

Stocks in North America halted their rout on Wednesday, anticipating a reprieve from bad news about China as its markets will be closed for the next two days.

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Hundreds turn up for Alberta's 1st climate change forum

Hundreds of Albertans crammed into a hotel conference room on Tuesday night to share their thoughts on how the province should shape its climate change policy. Duelling T-shirts and lots of post-it notes were two themes of the evening.

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Couple who quit jobs to travel the world end up scrubbing toilets for pay

The viral web is teeming with stories of people who have ditched dull corporate gigs to travel the world and "chase their dreams" — and there are so many of them that they've become a bit of an internet trope.

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Denmark's 1st person in space brings along 20 Lego astronauts

The Russian rocket that took a new crew — including Denmark's first astronaut — to the International Space Station this morning also carried a gift from the country's most famous brand: 20 Lego mini-figures.

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Smartphones in the classroom: a teacher's dream or nightmare?

While parenting magazines feature back-to-school trends like colourful leggings and apps for lunch-making, one of the most significant developments cutting across the curriculum is the incorporation of mobile computing into the classroom.

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Denmark's 1st person in space brings along 20 Lego astronauts

The Russian rocket that took a new crew — including Denmark's first astronaut — to the International Space Station this morning also carried a gift from the country's most famous brand: 20 Lego mini-figures.

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Google unveils new logo, branding

Google has unveiled a new logo and branding designed to let people know they're using Google no matter what device or app they're on.

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Canadian doctors co-signing prescriptions for U.S. patients

Canadian doctors are co-signing prescriptions for American patients they haven't seen — a practice critics consider unethical and one that violates every province's standards of care, CBC News has learned.

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Stephen Tynes's psychiatrist right to inform police after Dalhousie threats, says prof

It was within the rights of a Halifax doctor to disclose confidential patient information about a medical student to police after becoming concerned about possible threats to Dalhousie University faculty and students, a University of Toronto psychiatry professor says.

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Diabetes association wants tax added to sugary drinks in Canada

The Canadian Diabetes Association is calling on federal leaders to support and eventually introduce a tax on sugary drinks.

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La La La Human Steps dance company closes its doors

The founder of La La La Human Steps, Édouard Lock, posted a heartfelt note online Wednesday morning announcing the closure of the 35-year-old dance company.

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James Bond author Anthony Horowitz sorry for calling Idris Elba too 'street' to be 007

Author Anthony Horowitz, who penned the latest book in the James Bond series, sparked an online ruckus when he called Idris Elba, the British actor made famous by his role as Stringer Bell in The Wire, too "street" to play the next 007.

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Game of Thrones, Taylor Swift, PewDiePie among new record-breakers

HBO's Game of Thrones, YouTube star PewDiePie, and music sensation Taylor Swift all have new titles to add to their resumes: They're all on the latest list of Guinness record holders.

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World rowing championships: Olympic implications for Canada

This year’s world rowing championships have a little more on the line than simply attracting the sport’s best athletes. They also act as an Olympic qualifying competition. For Canada, this means getting as many boats to Rio next year as possible, ideally through podium finishes.

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Blue Jays' Ryan Goins supplying unexpected power

The Toronto Blue Jays have a chance to win their three-game series against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday after second baseman Ryan Goins delivered a walk-off home run in extra innings to decide Tuesday night's game.

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Canadian track and field stars back to reality (and social media)

The world track and field championships are over. No what? Twitter and Instagram show us how Canadian athletes are adjusting to being back home after Beijing.

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