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Belgium reaches deal to back EU-Canada trade agreement

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:41:06 EDT


A landmark free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada could be signed within days after the Belgian government overcame an impasse with its regional authorities on Thursday.

No need to panic, CMHC says, as it waves red flag on housing values: Don Pittis

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 EDT


Over the last few years as Canadian house prices rose and rose, the world's big banks have warned a bubble was forming. Now that CMHC's adds its own warning, will anyone listen?

Gingrich is above discussing sex lives of politicians? That's a howler: Keith Boag

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 EDT


Nearly 20 years after leading the charge to impeach President Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich still bemoans the media fascination with sex over policy. The pretense that he's a policy guy who floats above the unseemliness of character investigations is laughable, Keith Boag writes.

Justin Trudeau protest marks 'turning point' for frustrated youth

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 EDT


Tuesday's protests against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reflect a growing discontent with the Liberal government over affordable education and a lack of jobs for young Canadians, say youth leaders.

Why Donald Trump's path to win Pennsylvania runs uphill

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:26 EDT


U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence have spent a lot of time in Pennsylvania. His campaign is resonating in some areas of the state, but will they be enough to put him over the top on Nov. 8?

What's happening in Muskrat Falls? Here's a primer

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 EDT


The fight over the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador appears to have stopped short of reaching a crisis point — including fears around the fate of three protesters staging a hunger strike — for now.

Theft of $2,000 watch among hundreds of items stolen from government, accounts show

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:05:43 EDT


The theft of a valuable watch presented as a gift to a Canadian official has prompted a security crackdown at Global Affairs. The watch was one of hundreds of items lost or stolen last year according to the Public Accounts tabled in Parliament this week.

Quebec flight attendant known as 'patient zero' wrongly blamed for HIV epidemic

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:34:03 EDT


Researchers have analyzed HIV in blood samples from the late 1970s to reconstruct its spread throughout North America in unprecedented detail.

More babies born to women over 40 than teenagers: Stats Canada

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:06:28 EDT


When Canadian mothers head to the park with their kids they will look different than their counterparts a few decades ago.

Police obtained peace bond for former nurse about 2 weeks before charging her in Woodstock killings

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:23:45 EDT


Before charging a former nurse with first-degree murder in the deaths of eight nursing-home patients, police in Woodstock, Ont., subjected Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer to a peace bond that barred her from long-term care facilities and retirement homes.

European Parliament officials embarrassed by trade deal impasse with Canada

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:02:12 EDT


The European Union's inability to complete a trade agreement with Canada is an embarrassment and could harm its ability to negotiate future deals, a European Parliament vice president said in a radio interview.

Nunavut adopts Finland's baby box program to reduce infant mortality

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:00:00 EDT


Nunavut is giving out more than 800 baby boxes to parents of newborns in an attempt to reduce the territory's high rate of infant mortality.

Liberals launch warship competition with call for foreign designs

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:00:00 EDT


The federal cabinet committee overseeing defence procurement has signed off on the tender call that will start the multi-decade, multibillion-dollar process of replacing Canadian navy warships. The Liberal government is expected to select a ship design from among several foreign competitors.

#GrabYourWallet boycott targets Trump family on the retail front

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:00:00 EDT


A growing protest is urging consumers to #GrabYourWallet and boycott Trump products, including presidential hopeful and patriarch Donald Trump's brand and that of daughter Ivanka, who has arguably been the most influential family member during the current election campaign.

'Apocalyptic' aftershocks of back-to-back earthquakes level buildings in Italy

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:41:51 EDT


A pair of "apocalyptic" aftershocks shook central Italy on Wednesday, crumbling buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a strong earthquake in the region killed nearly 300 people.