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Fête nationale celebrations this weekend, activities kick off Saturday

bec’s Fête nationale is coming this weekend and, as per holiday tradition, there will be plenty of concerts, fireworks, comedy shows and neighbourhood revelling spread across Montreal.
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Little outrage from Trump voters over family separation

While the rest of the world cries foul, there has been little outrage from Trump voters over the separation of families seeking asylum in the U.S.
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Melania Trump's visit to shelter for migrant children creates more controversy

Melania Trump's visit to a shelter for migrant children was supposed to be one of goodwill, but ended up creating more controversy.
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Alexandre Bissonnette's dad: My son isn't a monster

Bissonnette's parents recognize the damage Alexandre has done, but also hope for understanding of his troubled background.
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Nurses union grilled on Wettlaufer termination deal

The union is also facing questions about its demands for a reference letter for Wettlaufer and that it never reported concerns about her performance.
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Trump and Trudeau's relationship and its effect on Canada | At Issue

The At Issue panel looks at the impact and whether the two leaders' relationship is salvageable.
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Federal election 2019: What's next for Canada's party leaders | At Issue

With the federal election in 2019 fast approaching, At Issue looks at what's next for Canada's three major party leaders.
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Trudeau's Oceans Protection Plan gets mixed reviews

Some Indigenous leaders are pleased with the agreement, but critics say it's confusing given the government's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
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Marvel's newest superhero Snowguard is an Inuit teen

The Toronto writer who brought her to life is not Indigenous, but made sure the character was true to her Inuit background.
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Resignation of Quebec health minister demanded over comments

The controversy is all about the subtext: a long and ugly history of stereotyping Indigenous people.
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Koko the gorilla dead at age 46

Koko, the world-famous gorilla who learned sign language, has died at the age of 46.
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Confusion, uncertainty at border after Trump's about-face

The U.S. government is wrestling with the fallout over President Donald Trump's move to stop separating families at the border, with no clear plan to reunite the more than 2,300 children already taken from their parents and Congress again failing to take action on immigration reform.

WHO says the Congo Ebola outbreak is mostly contained

The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in Congo could be coming to an end. No new cases have been confirmed for over a week.
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'Anything is a potential target': Could Trump focus on Alberta oil next?

U.S. president Donald Trump seems to be aching for a trade war which puts Canada in uncharted territory after decades of a generally good relationship.

Pope Francis urges countries to accept as many refugees as possible

According to the Pope, every nation should allow as many as possible in and is denouncing the practice of separating families.
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Teepee back up at Sask. Legislature 3 days after camp members arrested by police

A teepee was re-erected in front of the Saskatchewan Legislature after people were made to take it down by park and provincial authorities earlier this week.

Kate Spade's father dies night before his daughter's funeral

'Heartbroken' father of iconic fashion designer Kate Spade has died at 89. Their family released a statement saying he was ill, devastated and passed the night before Kate Spade's funeral.
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'Free the roads': Wai Young joins Vancouver's race for mayor on anti-bike lane platform

The former Conservative MP pledged lower taxes and free parking on Sundays
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Harris leads Redblacks demolition of Roughriders

Quarterback Trevor Harris had a solid outing, throwing two touchdowns over 345 yards to lead as Ottawa Redblacks opened their regular season with a 40-17 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Thursday night at TD Place.

Legalization comes with risks: Doctors reminding public that health effects of cannabis use are real

On the heels of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announcement Wednesday that adults will be able to legally buy and consume recreational marijuana on Oct. 17, some doctors are reminding Canadians of potential risks from cannabis and countering some of the misperceptions about the drug that still prevail.

Roseanne spinoff 'The Connors' in works after reboot cancelled

ABC approves a Roseanne spinoff but Roseanne Barr will have nothing to do with the new show. 'The Connors' will star John Goodman and his other co-stars.
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Land deal could breathe new life into Vancouver Island hamlet

The Pacheedaht First Nation want to start an eco-tourism business in Jordan River after 28 hectares of culturally sensitive land was returned to them.
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Alberta government slapped with class-action lawsuit over prisoner confinement practice

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the government of Alberta, claiming a solitary confinement practice violates the fundamental rights of inmates.

Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander goes 11th in NBA draft, flipped to Clippers

Canadian guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was drafted No. 11 overall by the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday. He wasn't a Hornet long, as moments later Gilgeous-Alexander was headed to the Los Angeles Clippers in a trade.
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CBC Atlantic Tonight June 21, 2018

A comprehensive round-up of the day's news from throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.