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Former Green Party candidate taken down after throwing pumpkin seeds at Justin Trudeau
Cries of “Don’t hurt me!” rang out outside Hamilton City Hall on Friday as a protester who tried to ambush Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by throwing pumpkin seeds was taken down by security.
How Netflix may be crushing border hoppers — and ways to get around it
Netflix may be winning the war on cross-border watchers, but some of its targets refuse to go down without a fight. A handful of unblocking companies are finding ways around the Netflix blocks, says the consumer tech security website Comparitech.
Bombardier to cut 2,000 Canadian jobs over next 2 years
Bombardier is cutting its Canadian workforce by another 2,000 people as it trims its global staffing level by almost 10 per cent or 7,500 people.
Feature Mystical Landscapes brings Monet, van Gogh masterpieces to Toronto
Vincent van Gogh's star-filled sky, Claude Monet's water lilies and Edvard Munch's blazing sun are all magnetic masterpieces, but a new exhibit in Toronto is re-examining famed works under a new lens of spirituality and mysticism. 'There's a reason they're so popular ... they're feeding people spiritually,' says the lead curator.
Child-care costs in Canada among highest in the world, OECD says
Canadian families spend almost one-quarter of their income on child care, a ratio that is much higher than in other parts of the world, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development​ says.
Infant found in critical condition in home with suspected fentanyl residue video
A child under 18 months old was taken to hospital in critical condition Tuesday night after being rescued from a North End Winnipeg home containing what police suspect was fentanyl residue.
Federal NDP calls for end of 'band-aid solutions' to Indigenous mental health
The federal NDP is calling for more federal help in combating mental health issues in Indigenous communities across the country.
Canada-EU trade talks with Wallonia collapse as Freeland heads home video
Last-ditch efforts to salvage Canada's trade deal with the European Union appear to have collapsed Friday, as International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland walked out of talks with the regional government of Wallonia. The region has been been blocking the deal that was supposed to be signed next week.
Woman pleads guilty to driving over legal limit during Gatineau daycare pickup
​A woman pulled over Thursday after reports she appeared impaired while picking up her daughter from a Gatineau, Que., daycare has pleaded guilty to driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit.
Police carding an ongoing irritant in Edmonton's Somali community
Members of the Somali community in Edmonton say police relations have improved but still need work— particularly around the practice of carding.
Family violence increases risk for many diseases while harming mental health, Canada's top doctor warns
More than 230 Canadians a day are victims of family violence that gets reported to police, according to a new report.
Angry clowns berate London, Ont., bookstore owner over no clowns sign
Two clowns confronted the owner of City Lights Bookstore in London, Ont., Thursday afternoon after a "no clowns allowed" sign in the store's window. The store's owner says the sign is a joke.
Jody Wilson-Raybould gives judges discretion to waive victim fines for poor criminals
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is giving judges the ability to waive victims' surcharges when offenders can't pay due to financial hardship.
Waiting to become Canadian: Citizenship ceremonies delayed by judge shortage
The Trudeau government's failure to fill vacant citizenship judge positions is increasing delays for those seeking Canadian citizenship.
Analysis Want cheaper access to American e-commerce? Better tell it to the feds: Neil Macdonald
Canadian lawmakers could raise what's known as the de minimis level and make it dramatically cheaper for their constituents to buy goods online from the U.S. The trouble is, Neil Macdonald writes, the most obvious upside would be for Canadian consumers, and they don't lobby.
'There's a big problem': Two-thirds of Tragically Hip tickets weren't sold directly to fans
CBC’s Marketplace investigated why it’s so hard for fans to get good seats and found that only one-third of tickets for the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour made it to fans at face value.
Meet Amybeth McNulty, star of new Anne of Green Gables series for CBC, Netflix video
The new take on the Lucy Maud Montgomery classic, called simply Anne, will air on CBC and Netflix in the U.S. next spring.
Judge should not have deviated from joint sentencing submission, Supreme Court rules
The Supreme Court of Canada handed down a lighter sentence to a B.C. man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter, ruling the original trial judge was wrong to deviate from a joint sentencing submission from the Crown and defence.
Mystery flares: Edmonton astronomer stumped by his own discovery
For Edmonton astronomer Gregory Sivakoff, the sight of never-before-seen explosions in space was the find of a lifetime.
This 96-year-old Ontario woman is still horseback riding and has no plans to stop video
​Dinnie Greenway loves riding horses, and she's not letting a little thing like age stop her. The 96-year-old says horseback riding is an addiction that has kept her going her whole life.
B.C. has already eclipsed last year's deadly drug overdose total
There have been more illicit drug deaths over the first nine months of this year in British Columbia than there were in all of 2015, according to statistics from the B.C. Coroners Service.
Jehovah's Witness who died after giving birth understood risk of refusing blood, Quebec health minister says
Quebec's health minister says he has proof a 26-year-old Jehovah's Witness woman who died after giving birth at a hospital near Quebec City understood the risks of refusing a blood transfusion, but insisted one not be performed.
In Depth Reports find B.C. government failing to clamp down on suspect logging practices
Multiple reports released over the past two years have found provincial officers deciding against investigating clear logging violations.
Duo nabbed in diamond-swapping theft, as police consider wider spree
Jewellers across the country are being warned to check their stock for fake diamonds after a Toronto-area couple were charged in a daring diamond switch that could be connected to a string of similar heists nationwide.
'A feel-good moment': Charity worker reunites family with WWII heirlooms video
After a homeless man found a bundle of World War II documents in the pocket of a donated jacket, Rob Nykoluk took it upon himself to find the living relatives of the veteran.
Sask. First Nations facing 'state of crisis' after 4 youth suicides
North Saskatchewan communities learned Tuesday that a 10-year-old girl in Deschambault Lake had taken her own life. The news came as people were still reeling from the suicides of three girls, ages 12 to 14, who died in the span of four days.
GO PUBLIC Parents find son's lifeless body after pharmacy switches sleep medication for toxic dose of another drug
An 8-year-old boy died after medication for a sleep disorder was switched for another drug by the pharmacy that filled the prescription. The boy's mother has filed a lawsuit against the pharmacy and its owner.
Analysis The devastating impact of serial child molester Shayne Lund's actions
A 25-year-old serial child molester will spend an indefinite amount of time in prison after he was declared a dangerous offender this week. To show why the judge made that decision, CBC Toronto is reporting some of the more disturbing facts from Shayne Lund's hearings.
$2B needed for 'immediate' fixes to First Nations schools, bureaucrats say
The federal Indigenous Affairs Department says it needs at least $2 billion to fix 115 First Nations schools that require "immediate attention," according to documents tabled in the House of Commons.
Dog stuck at bottom of well for 27 days has 'a real zest for life'
Bruno, a Labrador retriever trapped for nearly a month at the bottom of an abandoned well, is recovering after the amazing ordeal.