Blair says more gun-control action needed

Blair says more gun-control action needed

Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair says more must be done to address gun violence, but he is also signalling no new measures will be taken before the fall election. Blair says steps could — and should — be taken to prevent the theft, illegal dive...
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Ottawa reacts to China suspending imports from Canadian pork company

Ottawa reacts to China suspending imports from Canadian pork company

Canada's agriculture minister has confirmed a Chinese state news agency report that China has halted imports from a Canadian company after food safety issues were detected in one batch of pork. Marie Claude Bibeau says one shipment has been halted...
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Sexting teens at risk of substance use: study

Sexting teens at risk of substance use: study

Sexting by youth between the ages of 12 and 17 is linked with risks such as multiple sexual partners, anxiety, depression and substance use. A new analysis of 23 studies by the University of Calgary, suggests sex education needs to be part of the ...
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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says he has throat cancer

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says he has throat cancer

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The singer and guitarist of the heavy metal band announced the news on social media. Mustaine wrote that he is working closely with doctors on a treatment plan with a high suc...
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Canada ready for Dutch challenge at Women's World Cup

Canada ready for Dutch challenge at Women's World Cup

Fifth-ranked Canada takes on the eighth-ranked Netherlands on Thursday in Reims, France, in the team’s final preliminary-round game at the Women’s World Cup. Both teams have already booked their ticket to the tournament’s knockout round but Thursd...
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Vance, Sajjan on Canadian soldier killed in Bulgaria

Vance, Sajjan on Canadian soldier killed in Bulgaria

Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canada's chief of the defence staff, says a Canadian soldier has been killed in a parachuting accident in Bulgaria. Vance, who delivered the news before a federal cabinet meeting in Ottawa, says next of kin have been notified....
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Trudeau on Wilson-Raybould and Philpott's departure from Liberal party

Trudeau on Wilson-Raybould and Philpott's departure from Liberal party

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a conversation on stage with Montreal-area Liberal MP Marc Miller Monday night at a fundraiser in downtown Montreal. Trudeau said his caucus is “more united than ever” following its decision to boot former ministe...
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'Hunger Games' author Suzanne Collins to release prequel novel

'Hunger Games' author Suzanne Collins to release prequel novel

"Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins is set to release a prequel novel According to The Associated Press, it will drop in May 2020 The book, which currently has no title, will be set 64 years before the events of the original series Collins says ...
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Toronto honours Raptors with parade and rally

Toronto honours Raptors with parade and rally

A joyous massive celebration of the Toronto Raptors' basketball championship took place in the core of the city. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand to greet players including MVP Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry.
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Toronto honours Raptors with parade and rally

Toronto honours Raptors with parade and rally

A joyous massive celebration of the Toronto Raptors' basketball championship took place in the core of the city. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand to greet players including MVP Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry.
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Witnesses describe chaos after shots fired during Raptors celebrations

Witnesses describe chaos after shots fired during Raptors celebrations

Police said they were investigating shots fired at a massive rally celebrating the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA championship win. Witnesses described the chaos as fans tried to rush from the area following the shooting.
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Liberals face calls for, against Trans Mountain pipeline project

Liberals face calls for, against Trans Mountain pipeline project

With the Liberal cabinet on the verge of making a decision about the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline, opposition parties used some of their time in question period to push for and against the project.
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Police probe report of shots at Raptors rally sends fans running for cover

Police probe report of shots at Raptors rally sends fans running for cover

Frantic Raptors fans bolted from a square in downtown Toronto after police said they were investigating reports of shots fired at a massive rally celebrating the team's historic NBA championship win. The festivities, which were briefly suspended, ...
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Groups launch challenge of Quebec's secularism bill one day after it becomes law

Groups launch challenge of Quebec's secularism bill one day after it becomes law

A national Muslim organization is joining civil liberties advocates to launch a court challenge of Quebec’s secularism law less than 24 hours after the legislation was adopted. The National Council of Canadian Muslims and the Canadian Civil Libert...
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Canadian sports teams victory parades through the years

Canadian sports teams victory parades through the years

Toronto Basketball fans are celebrating the Raptors winning the NBA championship for the first time since entering the league 24 years ago. Jubilant Raptors fans decked out in the team's gear cheered and chanted as a parade starring the newly crow...
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Sports and Indigenous traditions collide in Brian Jungen's AGO exhibit

Sports and Indigenous traditions collide in Brian Jungen's AGO exhibit

The Art Gallery of Ontario exhibit "Brian Jungen: Friendship Centre" features more than 80 of Jungen’s most striking works, including headdresses, masks and a film installation. Jungen says the exhibit combines sports and arts in a gymnasium-theme...
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Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic has died at the age of 95. She survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer. Vanderbilt was the great-great-granddaugh...
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Take a look inside Montreal's Habitat 67

Take a look inside Montreal's Habitat 67

Architect Moshe Safdie built Habitat 67 in 1967 as a way of re-imagining modern urban living. Tour guide Julie Belanger takes visitors inside the famous residential complex, which still captivates attention to this day.
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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of June 17th

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of June 17th

Bank of Canada deputy governor Lawrence Schembri will speak to the Economics Society of Northern Alberta in Edmonton on Monday. Shopify Inc. kicks off its three-day annual Unite conference with announcements and executive speeches in Toronto on Tu...
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Raptors weigh in on NBA title

Raptors weigh in on NBA title

The Toronto Raptors are back home after winning the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. The team celebrated into the wee hours last Thursday after beating the Golden State Warriors and then kept the party going with a visit to Las ...
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NDP promises to expand universal health care

NDP promises to expand universal health care

The federal NDP says if it is elected this fall it will expand Canada's health-care system, starting with fast-tracking a universal drug plan to ensure a late 2020 start date. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says if his party forms government after the O...
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Iceberg tours draw visitors as Arctic warms

Iceberg tours draw visitors as Arctic warms

Iceberg tours are a cash cow for tour operators along Newfoundland’s coasts as icebergs drift down from Greenland glaciers each spring. Bob Bartlett, owner of Trinity Eco-Tours, says his customers have told him they've come to see the 10,000-year-...
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Horwath promises NDP government will set ambitious climate change targets

Horwath promises NDP government will set ambitious climate change targets

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is promising that if her party wins Ontario's next election, the province will commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions at standards in line with international targets. Horwath told party members attending a policy con...
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First Nations, developer call for return and protection of sacred burial site

First Nations, developer call for return and protection of sacred burial site

Indigenous leaders from across B.C. and parts of the U.S. gather at a sacred burial site in Abbotsford, B.C., to call for its return to the Sema:th First Nation. Cold Water Ranch Developments, which owns the land, says has been unable to reach a s...
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Five of the best fathers in film

Five of the best fathers in film

5 of the best fathers in film. Marlin. This overprotective clownfish swam across the ocean to find his missing son. Furious Styles. The iconic father figure played by Laurence Fishburne knew what it took to be a real man in South Central. John Qui...
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10 facts about Father's Day

10 facts about Father's Day

10 facts about Father's Day. In honor of fathers everywhere, here are 10 facts about the day we spend celebrating them 1. Father's Day falls on every third Sunday in June 2. The first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910,in Washington Stat...
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5 of the best fathers in film

5 of the best fathers in film

5 of the best fathers in film. Marlin. This overprotective clownfish swam across the ocean to find his missing son. Furious Styles. The iconic father figure played by Laurence Fishburne knew what it took to be a real man in South Central. John Qui...
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Canadian actor plays ambitious commander in new season of ‘The Handmaid's Tale’

Canadian actor plays ambitious commander in new season of ‘The Handmaid's Tale’

Actor Jonathan Watton of Corner Brook, N.L., says his role of an ambitious commander in the new season of the dystopian drama "The Handmaid's Tale" was modelled after former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan. Watton plays Cmdr. Mathew Calhoun, who firs...
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Drake to mark Raptors' victory with 2 new songs

Drake to mark Raptors' victory with 2 new songs

Toronto Raptors superfan Drake says he's releasing two new songs to mark the NBA team's historic championship win. The rapper took to his Instagram account shortly after the Raptors' Game 6 victory over the Golden State Warriors to reveal new albu...
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Liberals hope to deal with HIV non-disclosure issue if re-elected: Lametti

Liberals hope to deal with HIV non-disclosure issue if re-elected: Lametti

The federal justice minister says the Liberals hope to tackle the issue of criminalization of HIV non-disclosure if they are re-elected in the fall. Non-disclosure has led to assault or sexual assault charges against people with HIV because it's b...
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Liberals push end of Mali peacekeeping mission to August

Liberals push end of Mali peacekeeping mission to August

The military's peacekeeping mission in Mali is going to last a little longer than previously planned — but not as long as the United Nations had hoped. Canada's operations in the African nation were supposed to cease at the end of July when the ei...
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Using PBO numbers, Tories push Liberals on carbon tax

Using PBO numbers, Tories push Liberals on carbon tax

In the House of Commons, Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre used new numbers from the parliamentary budget officer about the future price of a carbon tax to push the environment minister’s parliamentary secretary, Sean Fraser, about the measure’s co...
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MPs chant 'Let’s go Raptors' in House of Commons

MPs chant 'Let’s go Raptors' in House of Commons

Toronto MP Arif Virani, wearing a “We The North” T-shirt, congratulated the Toronto Raptors on the franchise’s first NBA title before MPs chanted, “Let’s go Raptors,” in the House of Commons.
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Victoria council apologizes to veterans, will fund Remembrance Day

Victoria council apologizes to veterans, will fund Remembrance Day

Victoria’s battle over funding Remembrance Day is over, with council deciding quietly to pay for Remembrance Day ceremonies out of its own contingency funds after enduring a nationwide backlash.
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Golden State Warriors lose shot at NBA title in Game 6 against Raptors

Golden State Warriors lose shot at NBA title in Game 6 against Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have captured the first NBA championship in the team’s 24-season history while denying the Golden State Warriors a third consecutive title. The Raptors had a 114-110 victory over the Warriors in Game 6 at Oakland. Stephen Curry...
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Toronto Raptors fans jubilant after NBA Championship victory

Toronto Raptors fans jubilant after NBA Championship victory

Fans poured into the streets in downtown Toronto to celebrate the Toronto Raptors’ victory over Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Championship. Raptors fans cheered, drank, smoked weed, climbed traffic lights and a few smashed a police cr...
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Raptors capture NBA title for first time in team's 24-year history

Raptors capture NBA title for first time in team's 24-year history

The Toronto Raptors are bringing the Larry O’Brien Trophy to Canada for the first time ever after a 114-110 victory over the Warriors in Golden State in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Raptors star Kawhi Leonard, who was acquired in last summer’s blockb...
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Canada feeling good ahead of weekend Women's World Cup date with New Zealand

Canada feeling good ahead of weekend Women's World Cup date with New Zealand

After defeating 46th-ranked Cameroon on Monday in Montpellier, France, fifth-ranked Canada faces No. 19 New Zealand on Saturday in Grenoble.
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Liberals will not raise carbon price after 2022: McKenna

Liberals will not raise carbon price after 2022: McKenna

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna told reporters Thursday the federal government would not raise the carbon tax after 2022. She was responding to a report from parliament's budgetary watchdog that said an additional levy on carbon would be re...
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Feds announce $10M for RCMP to fight money laundering

Feds announce $10M for RCMP to fight money laundering

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced $10 million for the RCMP to prosecute money laundering. He made the announcement after a meeting of federal cabinet ministers and their provincial counterparts in Vancouver. He also says they discussed makin...
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Raptors fans hope for Game 6 win as pressure mounts in NBA Finals

Raptors fans hope for Game 6 win as pressure mounts in NBA Finals

Toronto fans braved the rain Thursday to get into Jurassic Park ahead of the possible championship-clinching game. The Raptors are in Oakland, California to face the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
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Relationship with Metis Nation a model for reconciliation: Trudeau

Relationship with Metis Nation a model for reconciliation: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government’s relationship with the Metis Nation is a tangible and concrete example of what reconciliation can be. At a meeting known as the Crown-Metis Nation Summit, Trudeau said reconciliation efforts will ...
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Late-night Raptors games offer families bonding time, push bedtime rules

Late-night Raptors games offer families bonding time, push bedtime rules

A southern Ontario couple have come up with a unique way to help young Raptors fans who want to stay up late to watch the NBA Finals. The Keswick, Ont. parents drafted a form letter that students can give their teachers to excuse them if they appe...
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Raptors look to capture first NBA championship on Warriors' home floor

Raptors look to capture first NBA championship on Warriors' home floor

After a disappointing loss at home in Game 5, the Toronto Raptors can capture an NBA championship on the Warriors' home floor. Golden State regained some momentum with a 106-105 win in Toronto on Monday, but the road team has won each of the last ...
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Husky fined $3.8M for leak into North Saskatchewan River

Husky fined $3.8M for leak into North Saskatchewan River

Husky Energy has been fined $3.8 million for a pipeline leak that spilled oil into a major river and tainted the drinking water supply for thousands of people in Saskatchewan. The spill into the North Saskatchewan River in July 2016 forced the cit...
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Royal Canadian Navy Change of Command ceremony held in Halifax

Royal Canadian Navy Change of Command ceremony held in Halifax

Chief of the defence staff, Gen. Jonathan Vance, presides over Royal Canadian Navy Change of Command ceremony, passing command from Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd to Vice-Admiral Art McDonald.
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Ottawa to launch 'pay experiments' as next step to replace Phoenix pay system

Ottawa to launch 'pay experiments' as next step to replace Phoenix pay system

The federal government could soon revert to using multiple pay systems to replace the Phoenix system it adopted more than three years ago in a costly, failed attempt to streamline how it pays its employees. The government announced Wednesday that ...
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Trudeau, Singh trade partisan shots over pharmacare

Trudeau, Singh trade partisan shots over pharmacare

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau trade partisan shots over pharmacare – an issue both parties are likely to put forward in the fall election campaign – after an expert panel called for the creation of a universal, single-...
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