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Barack Obama to address Canadian Parliament in late June

White House and Canadian officials are eyeing June 29 or 30 as the date for U.S. President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Parliament, CBC News has learned. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is also expected to be in Ottawa for a Three Amigos summit that will precede Obama's address.

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Trudeau's point man in the Senate taps former Liberal, Tory as deputies

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's representative in the Red Chamber is tapping two veteran senators to serve as his deputies in the Senate, CBC News has confirmed.

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KPMG official tells MPs firm no longer in tax-shelter business

The so-called Panama Papers have turned up the heat on tax havens, and Tuesday the Commons finance committee put a KPMG executive in the hot seat to explain the firm's dispute with the Canada Revenue Agency over an Isle of Man scheme. A senior KPMG executive says the firm has since exited the tax-shelter business.

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Canadian LNG prospects keep getting worse as prices tank and red tape delays projects

While several liquefied natural gas plants are proposed, they have all struggled to get off the ground as they wait for regulatory approval, delay making spending decisions, or cancel plans altogether.

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Auto sales in Canada hit record in April, consultant says

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canadian monthly auto sales hit a record in April, topping 200,000 for the first time.

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Old Navy rebuffs trolls over ad with interracial family

An Old Navy tweet featuring a depiction of an interracial family brought some racist responses, but was followed by a deluge of supporters of the image the apparel company used.

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Norway helicopter crashed caused by mechanical failure says aviation board

The crash of a B.C.-owned helicopter that killed 13 people in Norway, Friday, was caused by a mechanical failure, said the the Norwegian accident investigation board.

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UN Security Council nations 'associated' with hospital attacks in war, Doctors Without Borders head says

The Canadian international president of Doctors Without Borders pleads with the UN Security Council to turn its words into action, minutes after the council unanimously adopted a resolution denouncing attacks on health-care facilities in armed conflict.

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Canadian Robert Penner told to leave Nepal for tweets causing 'social discord'

A Canadian man says he has been told to leave Nepal after he was detained by police in Kathmandu on Monday for posting tweets that Nepal's Department of Immigration said had caused "social discord."

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The super-cheap Canadian cellphone deals only Americans can buy

Some upstart Canadian cellular providers claim it's next to impossible to offer their alternative cut-rate deals at home. So at least a couple have turned to the U.S. market instead.

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Alec Falkenham, Dalhousie researcher, inks deal for tattoo removal cream

An Ontario pharmaceutical company has licensed the rights to develop and market a tattoo removal cream created by Dalhousie University PhD student Alec Falkenham, whose work on the product evolved from unlikely research.

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Brain-zapping devices have shocking potential, but are they safe?

Halo Sport is one of a growing number of devices that claim to improve brain function by sending a mild electric current through the skull. The device is being used by elite athletes and will soon be available to the public. But experts say more research is needed to determine if there are long-term side effects.

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Syphilis drug shortage comes amid high infection rates across Canada

A shortage of the most effective drug for syphilis at the same time the infection is on the rise in Canada is raising concerns for doctors and public health officials.

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Brain-zapping devices have shocking potential, but are they safe?

Halo Sport is one of a growing number of devices that claim to improve brain function by sending a mild electric current through the skull. The device is being used by elite athletes and will soon be available to the public. But experts say more research is needed to determine if there are long-term side effects.

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Flu vaccine in pregnancy protects infants

Babies born to mothers who received flu shots while pregnant were less likely to have lab-confirmed flu by six months of age, a finding doctors say strengthens calls to immunize pregnant women.

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Radiohead scrubs online presence, debuts new video, stokes anticipation for new album

Radiohead, the British rock troupe known for being innovative, pioneering and subversive, has fuelled worldwide anticipation for a potential new album by partially "erasing" its online identity just before debuting an eerie new music video.

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Former child star arrested in connection with Sechelt bank robbery

Police have arrested a former child actor after a rare bank holdup last week on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast.

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Drake makes Forbes list of wealthy hip-hop artists

Canadian rapper Drake is continuing his ascent in the lofty realm of hip hop moguls, squeaking onto Forbes magazine's latest tally of hip-hop's richest acts.

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Lowry gives Raptors life late in the fourth quarter

Kyle Lowry had Toronto buzzing with his miracle buzzer-beater.

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Why Canadian sports gamblers bet billions offshore

Part 2 of our series on sports betting in Canada examines why gamblers are wagering billions each year with offshore websites rather than deal with their provincial sports lotteries, and what's being done to try to keep those dollars here.

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Speed skater Denny Morrison says stroke adds 'whole new dimension of obstacles' to recovery

Canadian Olympian Denny Morrison, speaking for the first time since his stroke, says he will be "very cautious" in his recovery in the coming weeks.

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