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'It's a tragedy': How the flawed Motherisk hair test helped fracture families across Canada

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:00:07 EDT

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In a joint investigation with CBC Radio’s The Current and the Toronto Star, The Fifth Estate has spoken to half a dozen families across Canada whose families were broken in part as a result of faulty hair tests done by the Hospital for Sick Children’s Motherisk lab.




'He pushed the door and came into the apartment': Another Quebec actress alleges assault by Gilbert Rozon

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:57:51 EDT

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Quebec actress Patricia Tulasne is the latest woman to come forward alleging she was sexually assaulted by Quebec impresario Gilbert Rozon.




Bill Morneau tries to divest himself of a controversy: Aaron Wherry

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:01:48 EDT

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Just before question period, the finance minister summoned reporters to explain that he would be divesting himself of a million shares in his family business. In the House of Commons, the opposition would attempt to divest from Bill Morneau its pound of flesh.




Disabled Chinese space lab likely to crash to Earth in coming months

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:31:35 EDT

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A defunct, yacht-sized Chinese space lab is expected to fall out of orbit and crash to Earth in coming months.




Spain set to strip Catalonia of powers over independence bid

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:22:53 EDT

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Spain's government has set in motion plans to take away Catalonia's local powers after its defiant regional president refused to give up his demands for Catalan independence.




Former senator and Pierre Trudeau confidant Michael Pitfield dead at 80

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:08:12 EDT

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Michael Pitfield, a former senator and clerk of the Privy Council, has died at the age of 80.




'Not up to the federal government' to challenge Quebec's religious neutrality law: Trudeau

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:07:43 EDT

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke for the first time about Quebec's controversial religious neutrality legislation Thursday saying it's not up to his government to challenge the law but that he would "always defend" people's rights under the charter.




'It's disgusting': Alberta woman targeted by revenge porn breaks silence

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:00:00 EDT

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Alberta resident Michelle lives in fear that her children will discover an explicit photograph of her that she can’t erase from the internet.




Tourist fears he was hit by Cuba mystery, years before U.S. diplomats

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:46:25 EDT

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In 2014, numbness spread through all four of Chris Allen's limbs within minutes of climbing into bed at the same Havana hotel where American government workers were later targeted. Convinced the incidents must be related, Allen joined a growing list of private U.S. citizens asking the same alarming but unanswerable question: Were we victims, too?




Meet the latest billionaire hoping to join the club of super-rich world leaders

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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You're a billionaire. What next? Why not run a country? Politics at the top — the latest fashion accessory for the very rich. Take the Czech Republic's Andrej Babis, who is poised to become the country's next prime minister.




Los Angeles police investigate Harvey Weinstein sex assault allegation

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:51:18 EDT

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Los Angeles police say they are investigating a possible sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein — the first involving the producer in the city.




How Calgary plans to turn its fortunes around with office dog parks and craft beer lounges

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The lofty days of $100-a-barrel oil are a distant memory, and thousands of skilled people are out of work in Calgary. The city thinks it can engineer a rebound by transforming Canada's energy capital into a high-tech hub.




Airport security stops calling police on passengers carrying prescription pot

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:00:00 EDT

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Canadian airport security screeners have stopped calling the police every time they process a passenger travelling with medical marijuana. CATSA changed its policy this month after an exponential growth in the number of passengers with prescription pot in their carry-on luggage.




'I need to do more': Bill Morneau takes steps to calm ethics controversy

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:25:22 EDT

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau is placing his assets in a blind trust and divesting shares in his family-built company to calm a growing ethics controversy over his personal holdings.




Trump gives himself a '10' for Puerto Rico response

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:35:27 EDT

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U.S. President Donald Trump is giving himself a "10" for his administration's response to hurricane damage Puerto Rico.




Shipwrecked man's wallet found years later — by same ship that rescued him

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:36:57 EDT

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John Allen Baker's wallet sat at the bottom of the North Atlantic for four years — until a familiar trawler hauled it up with some Arctic surf clams.




Gord Downie's muse: 4 topics that influenced his songs

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:52:17 EDT

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Gord Downie is known primarily as a chronicler of Canada, but his lyrics also dealt with bigger ideas, writes John Mazerolle.




Canada's 'super secret spy agency' is releasing a malware-fighting tool to the public

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:55:40 EDT

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The Communications Security Establishment acknowledges it needs to do a better job of explaining to Canadians what it does.




Sears managers, execs will still pocket big cash bonuses even though retailer is closing

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Sears Canada will pay a final $2.8 million in retention bonuses to 36 head office staff, even though the retailer’s restructuring efforts failed and the company is closing its remaining 130 stores.




Kelly defends Trump's call to war widow, slams congresswoman

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:00:39 EDT

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White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered an extraordinary denunciation of a Democratic congresswoman Thursday, accusing her of politicizing what he called a "sacred" presidential effort to console the grieving loved ones of a slain soldier.