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Andrew Scheer steps down as Canada's Conservative leader. Seniors services in B.C.

University of B.C.'s Gerald Baier and B.C. Conservative MP Mark Strahl discuss Andrew Scheer resigning as leader of the federal Conservatives. B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie discusses the availability and quality of senior services in B.C.
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Escaping human trafficking: Kyra's story

A woman forced into prostitution opens up about how she escaped the sex trade, and how she's using her story to help police prevent others from heading down the same path.
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How environmentally friendly are electric cars, really?

An electric car doesn't produce emissions, but its parts still have a carbon footprint. We look at all the components of EVs, from how they're charged to what's in the battery to see how environmentally friendly they are.
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Conservatives call for special diplomatic crisis committee

Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O'Toole has tabled a motion to strike a special committee calling it an "all party approach" to conduct hearings to review the Canada-China relationship.
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Vancouver chef wants to open the door to the kitchen for everyone

Bruno Feldeisen speaks with Stephen Quinn about why the holidays are the perfect time to break out a whisk and get baking.
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Why it’s hard to sell electric cars

The long-standing myths about electric vehicles one reason they aren’t everywhere and subject to months-long waits. David Common looks at why and some incentives that could boost supply of electric vehicles.
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Edmonton named Canada's most open city

Edmonton's a cold city. We're also an open city.
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Is Trudeau 'two-faced'? Trump's changing diplomacy rules | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

The U.S. president called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “two-faced," but traditional diplomacy has always been two-faced.
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China threatens 'firm' response if Parliament adopts sanctions | Sunday Scrum

China's ambassador to Canada is threatening what he called "very firm countermeasures" should Parliament adopt a motion calling for sanctions against Chinese leaders.
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Record job losses, interest rates remain steady, Huawei makes some moves | Business Panel

Our weekend business panel discusses a new report that reveals Canada's economy lost over 71,000 jobs in November. Plus, the Bank of Canada leaves its benchmark interest rate unchanged for the ninth straight time, and Huawei announces it is moving a research centre to Canada as the company launches a legal challenge in the U.S.
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Real versus fake Christmas tree debate returns

Canadian Tire ads have reignited the debate over which Christmas tree is greener.
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Peace 'cannot be taken for granted,' U.K. PM Johnson says at NATO summit

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said NATO is rock-solid in its commitment to protect its members, so the alliance should discuss emerging threats.
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Husband separated from wife for nearly two decades by Canada's immigration rules

CBC reporter Belle Puri speaks with Stephen Quinn about a Surrey man who has tried for 20 years to get his wife here from India.
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Former U.S. ambassador to Canada says Trudeau's captured comments weren't "anything bad"

Bruce Heyman speaks with Stephen Quinn about Justin Trudeau's comments about Donald Trump's penchant for long press conferences.
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National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation memorial renews emotions for one journalist

Steve Sxwithul’txw is indigenous and a residential; school survivor. He speaks with Stephen Quinn about what the memorial wall of names of children who died at residential school.
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Meng Wanzhou's arrest one year after

CBC reporter Jason proctor speaks with Stephen Quinn about the Huawei CFO's year-long house arrest in Vancouver.
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Premiers meet amid national tension | Sunday Scrum

Canada's 13 provincial and territorial leaders will meet  in Toronto this week amid ongoing regional tensions, including a spat between Quebec Premier  François Legault and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister.
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Prime Minister Trudeau meets with Chief Mexican CUSMA negotiator

Prime Minister Trudeau met with Jesús Seade, chief Mexican negotiator on the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) today in Ottawa. The new deal was signed last year, but it has yet to be ratified.
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A look at Confucius Institutes in Canadian schools

A dozen schools across Canada host Confucius Institutes that advocates say help teach China’s language and culture, but critics fear the institutes provide an uncritical look at China
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Economics professor says Canada must do more to meet our greenhouse gas reduction target

The clock is ticking as Canada tries to meet its 2030 emission targets. Today (Wed), a new report from Canada's Ecofiscal Commission lays out possible strategies for greenhouse gas reduction and how they could impact the country's economy down the road. Chris Ragan is one of the co-authors. He's the Chair of the Ecofiscal Commission and an Economics Professor at McGill University. He spoke with Saskatoon Morning's Jennifer Quesnel.
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Emissions gap growing, Earth set to warm 3.2 C: UN report

If no drastic emissions action is taken, the Earth is set warm 3.2 C by 2100, according to the United Nations annual emissions gap report.
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Who benefits? Canada’s top universities partner with Huawei

As diplomatic tensions between Canada and China continue, Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, is partnering with some of Canada's top universities. CBC News takes a look at who benefits from these relationships.
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Meet the all-female lobster crew making waves in N.S.

The Nellie Row who are believed to be the first all-female lobster crew in Nova Scotia and possibly in Canada, make their way out on “Dumping Day,” the first day of Canada's lucrative lobster fishery.
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‘The drought is over': Blue Bombers celebrate at Grey Cup parade

Thousands lined the streets as the Grey Cup parade took over downtown Winnipeg celebrating the Blue Bombers championship win.
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Trudeau’s new approach: Meeting with the premiers

Since last month’s federal election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been sitting with provincial and territorial leaders to hear their concerns, as the Liberals are now a minority government.
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China expert says Canada needs to rethink business as usual with Beijing

When Canadian officials arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. China retaliated swiftly. Officials there found and jailed two Canadians, including a diplomat... accusing them of being spies. China also stopped buying any Saskatchewan canola. Margaret McCuaig-Johnson says it's time Canadians stand up for themselves and stop pretending it's business as usual. She's spent four decades advising governments on how to deal with Beijing, and she's a senior fellow at the University of Alberta's China Institute. She spoke with Saskatoon Morning's Jennifer Quesnel.
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U.S. watchdog wants FDA to crackdown on fertility supplements

The U.S. Center for Science in the Public Interest wants a crackdown on dozens of unproven fertility supplements, which they say show no scientific evidence of helping women get pregnant. Several of the fertility products identified are sold in Canada.
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Blue Bombers bring home the Grey Cup after 29 years

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ended the longest Grey Cup drought in the CFL history after their 33-12 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
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Concerns grow over China’s treatment of Uighurs | The China Cables

Global leaders are raising concerns after Chinese government documents leaked uncovering human rights violations at camps in China’s Xinjiang region against ethnic minority Muslims — known as Uighurs. Global Affairs Canada said it was ‘deeply concerned' by the reports.
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Uighurs in Canada fear China's long reach | The China Cables

Uighur minorities in Canada talk about how China's controlling tactics affect them here, including being forced to send information through their pressured parents.
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Catherine McKenna calls for more action against online trolling | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Catherine McKenna has been pushing back against online trolls for years. Vilified when she was minister of environment and climate change, she is calling on social media companies to take more responsibility for online attacks.
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Canada reverses UN stance on Palestinians | Sunday Scrum

Canada voted for a UN resolution this week in support of Palestinians' right to self-determination, breaking with recent history by voting against Israel and signalling disagreement with U.S. policies.
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Preserving Indigenous languages full of challenges, advocates say

The loss of Indigenous languages is widespread across Turtle Island — but in urban centres, learning and maintaining a language not native to that area is even more challenging.
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CN strike continues, Lowe's closures in Canada, easyJet to offset carbon | Business Panel

Our weekend business panel discusses the ongoing strike of Canadian National Railway workers and the announcement from Lowe's that it will be closing 34 stores across Canada, most of them under the Rona brand name. We also discuss plans from European budget airline easyJet to operate net-zero carbon flights.
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Is there a mental health crisis on Canadian university campuses?

Recent suicides on Canadian university campuses have sparked an outcry from students for better mental health services. Student mental health experts discuss some of the reasons behind the spike in the number of students seeking help, and why so many of them have a hard time getting it.
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Ford pushes for national unity in Trudeau meeting

During his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Doug stressed he sees Canada as one “big family” with issues to work on. Ford said national unity is imperative to attract and keep businesses in Canada.
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Enrollment in the Canadian Armed Forces Cadets program is booming

Major Nicole Shim speaks with Jason D'Souza about what's sparking interest among immigrant families.
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New indigenous federal justice minister comes with a set of expectations.

Independent MP Jody Wilson-Raybould speaks with Jason D'Souza about what she expects out the new minister of justice Marc Miller.
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How millennials, generation Z are forcing politicians to change their message | The Weekly

Millennials and gen-Zers are the largest voting block in Canada for the first time ever. The Weekly takes a look at how politicians have had to change their message to address young voters.
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Does TikTok need a time out? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

TikTok's ties to China are raising concerns for governments around the world. Two tech experts discuss the growing censorship and privacy concerns surrounding the app, and why Canada's government hasn't said more about it, on The Weekly.
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How teen activists are demanding adults' attention | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Greta Thunberg attracted hundreds of thousands of students and adults to the streets of Montreal to demand more action on climate change. Thunberg uses social media to mobilize fellow activists and supporters all over the world. The Weekly takes a deep dive into how this generation of youth activists is different from those of the past.
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Grey Cup thinking with Damon Allen

In the great Canadian conversation about sports and culture, hockey always elbows its way to the microphone. But if we want fresh insights about how this nation is wired…Player's Own Voice podcast thinks that the CFL has lots to teach us about ourselves. No better time to think about it than around Grey Cup week. And no one better to help us mull it over than one of the greatest players in the history of professional ball, Damon Allen. The American born prodigy left San Diego of all comfy home towns, for Edmonton…in March 1985 no less, and stayed with the CFL for 23 record shattering years. Host Anastasia Bucsis and the legendary quarterback kick around some ideas: Canada has cooked up a beautiful game with its CFL rules. Canadian football has deep history, hometown teams and athletes who locals can actually get to know and care about. Heck, if you are willing to pay the person who comes along to make sure you don't damage the thing, you can bring the actual Grey Cup to your next house party. But our game has long suffered in financial and media comparison to the NFL. Why should a Toronto football fan look to Buffalo? There's a million ways to try to understand the Canadian-American mindset. Or you could just settle in for one smart CFL – NFL conversation with the remarkable Mr. Allen.

Fort McPherson elders move into housing units 3 months late, faulty fire alarm blamed

The fire alarms were being installed when the housing corporation hosted the grand opening. The problems came up when Northwestel ran tests on the system shortly after.  
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Canada and Hong Kong. Inspiring young people.

Canadian Global Affairs Institute's Colin Robertson talks about what role Canada can play in a peaceful resolution to the standoff in Hong Kong. Child psychiatrist Dr. Shimi Kang talks about how we can inspire young people to make a difference.
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Canada's first body farm

Canada Research Chair in Forensic Thanatology Dr. Shari Forbes is giving the Spence Lecture in the Department of Anthropology at Western University today. She joins London Morning to discuss the important research on decomposition that will be done in Canada's first human body farm in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.
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"Suits and Boots Tour" hits Vancouver talking and listening to natural resource critics and

Suits and Boots founder Rick Peterson and National Observer columnist Sandy Garrossino speak with Stephen Quinn about what they hope people will hear from this national face-to-face tour.
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Parks Canada names Vancouver's Japanese Hall a national historic site

Hall director Laura Saimoto speaks with Stephen Quinn about the designation and the history of the language school.
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The quest to put a face to fallen soldiers' names

Canada lost more than 100,000 soldiers in the First and Second World Wars alone. You can find their names, but what's often missing is their faces.
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The story of one American draft dodger who came to Canada to avoid fighting in the Vietnam war

This is the story of one American who decided he wasn't going to take part in the Vietnam war. Much like hundreds of other draft dodgers did, he decided to come to Canada. This documentary telling his story prepared by the CBC's Erik White originally aired in 2015.
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Episode 3: Operation Artemis

After the arrest of Canadian Benjamin Faulkner, Taskforce Argos has to learn how to become Warhead on Child’s Play, before its users realize that the site has been compromised. But time is running out — and very difficult moral decisions will have to be made.
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Episode 4: Impact Statement

Jenn was home alone with her children when she received a call from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. They needed to talk to her as soon as possible. It was about her relative, Ben Faulkner.
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With China's ban on Canadian pork and beef products lifted, where do the two countries go from here? | Sunday Scrum

Canada-China relations have been troubled since the detention of Huawei Executive Meng Wanzhou, and the subsequent arrest of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.
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Canadian war bride's story shared by her granddaughter

Annette Fulford reads an excerpt of a letter written by her grandmother, Grace Clark, as she sailed from Britain to her new home in Canada.
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Heritage and culture clash in new movie by Vancouver filmmaker

Actor and producer Osric Chau speaks with Stephen Quinn about his new film Empty By Design debuting at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival
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Safer supply

There's a movement in Canada to offer drug users hospital-grade opioids. London's Dr. Andrea Sereda is leading that charge and has been prescribing opioids to some of her patients at the Intercommunity Health Clinic for nearly four years.
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China importing Canadian pork and beef

This week, China announced it will import pork and beef from Canada once again. What does that mean for Canadian canola, which is still banned in the country?
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High levels of lead in Canadian drinking water

One third of Canadians may be drinking water that contains high levels of lead, according to new data. In some parts of Montreal and Regina the lead levels have been compared to those in Flint, Mich.
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Adrienne Arsenault interviews Susan Rice

Former U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice believes U.S. President Donald Trump's days in office are numbered and that Canada was right to arrest Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou at the behest of the U.S.
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Wexit: Inside a rally for western Canadian separation

Hundreds of people rallied in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday in support of the western provinces separating from Canada.
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Susan Rice says Canada right to arrest Huawei exec

Former U.S. national security adviser and ambassador to the UN Susan Rice says Canada should not back down to China over Meng Wanzhou's arrest.
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How real is the threat of Wexit? | Sunday Scrum

With Canadian energy giant Encana relocating to the United States following the federal election, there is now a lot of chatter not just about western alienation, but western separation from Canada.
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Distracted driving as deadly as impaired driving

New data shows that distracted driving is as deadly as impaired driving and has caused more driving fatalities in some parts of Canada.
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'Fairly dire' choices by Ford government led to Ontario's cannabis problems: expert

Year two of Canada's experiment with legal cannabis has begun, at least in Ontario and Quebec, with layoffs. More than 300 jobs have been lost. Jesse Staniforth, editor of Weedweek Canada, explains why the industry is off to a rough start in Ontario.
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Canadian leaders should defend human dignity in life — not just death

During the French language debate, a viewer asked the six federal leaders to address the issue of medical assistance in dying. Their answers were compassionate, but none of them talked about measures to improve living for those with disabilities.
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Canada's future business growth | Business Panel

Our weekend business panel discusses the future of Canada's economy, including the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion and tensions between Alberta and Trudeau's Liberal minority government.
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Q&A | How to fight for safer schools

What can parents do to address violence in our schools? And what can students do if they're being targeted or they see it happening to someone else? Marketplace's David Common, CBC data journalist Valérie Ouellet and youth advocate Karyn Kennedy answered your questions.
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How to get ready for one of the world's biggest festivals

Jason Dsouza and his mom Sushma prepare for Diwali by shopping together in Surrey.
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Violence in Canadian schools

When we drop our kids off to school - we often take for granted that they'll be safe when the doors close. We'll hear all about a new CBC News and Marketplace joint investigation that reveals some startling facts about violence in our schools.
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History of Chinese food dishes in Canada

We talk to a journalist who explored small-town Chinese restaurants across the country and discovered how dishes like ginger beef came to be.
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Physical, sexual violence common in Atlantic schools, national survey shows

CBC News commissioned a survey asking more than 4,000 young Canadians about their experiences with violence, bullying, racism and homophobia in school.
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Andrew Scheer's narrow vision of conservatism was his party's failing: Robyn Urback

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's message was that he would make Canadians' lives more affordable, which was the Liberals' promise, too. But the Liberals' affordability measures came without the threat — real or perceived — of a backward slide on social issues and environmental measures.
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Jagmeet Singh's full election night speech

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh speaks to a crowd of supporters after winning his seat in Burnaby South.
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Jagmeet Singh speaks to supporters

NDP Leader and Burnaby South MP Jagmeet Singh speaks to supporters in Burnaby at the end of the 2019 federal election.
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Singh outlines his plan for next parliament

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his party will fight for their priorities in Ottawa.
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Go Public: banks don't compensate when customers are cybercrime vicims

CBC reporter Eric Johnsons speaks with Stephen Quinn about why banks aren't doing more to help protect online banking.
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Greta met by supporters, critics in Alberta

Greta Thunberg was met by thousands of people in Edmonton for a climate rally but they weren't all supporters. Plenty of counter-protesters showed up as well.
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This election presented would-be prime ministers with a moral test. They all failed: Robyn Urback

In this election, the leaders of the three major parties had the opportunity to demonstrate they had the courage and conviction to take a stand on a contentious moral issue — Quebec's secularism law — despite political consequences. They all declined that opportunity.
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Richmond Centre is a riding under the spotlight because of Canada-China relations

Story producer Winston Szeto speaks with Stephen Quinn about his visit to the hotly-contested electoral district.
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Céline Dion on Courage, her husband’s death, and her icon status

Céline Dion candidly talks to host of CBC Radio’s q with Tom Power about her husband’s death, her constant evolution, and titling her new album ‘Courage.’
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I don't live in Canada anymore. I shouldn't have the right to vote in its elections

To have respect for one’s fellow citizens is to refuse the exercise of unreciprocated power over them. This remains true even if that power only comes in the form of a consequence-free vote.
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Cannabis black market takes a hit one year after legalization

Simon Fraser University criminologist Neil Boyd speaks with Stephen Quinn about what's happening with organised crime and marijuana.
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Refugee family who helped Snowden still await entry to Canada

The family of asylum seekers who once helped U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden have been waiting in Hong Kong for a decade to come to Canada -- and their hope is fading.
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Comparing Canada’s federal party climate plans

How well do the federal party climate plans stack up against each other and which ones will reach the Paris targets?
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International Day of the Girl: Strangers from different cultures interview each other about the lives of girls

Layla Owens is a Canadian Grade 9 student. She speaks with Sister Lissy Chacko, who's visiting Canada for the first time from India. It is a learning experience for both of them.
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Racist campaign incidents aren't a digression from the real issues. They are the real issues

Acts of racism are more than just single, isolated and obvious incidents. They are systemic, often subconscious and touch everything.
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Analyzing the leaders' body language

Body language expert Mark Bowden breaks down the body language displayed during the English-language debate.
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Highlights from the federal leaders’ debate

The six main federal party leaders battled it out in the English-language debate, looking to distinguish themselves from the pack in the final two weeks of the campaign.
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Scheer's challenging week | Sunday Scrum

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer acknowledged this week that he is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States while also facing questions about his stance on abortion.
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Trudeau on government challenge of decision to compensate First Nations kids

The Liberal government has filed an application with the Federal Court to seek a judicial review of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal's decision on First Nation child welfare. Speaking in Quebec, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he agrees that apprehended First Nations children harmed by the on-reserve child welfare system should be compensated, but insists the government needs more time.
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Scheer faces questions on dual Canada-U.S. citizenship

"I was born in Canada...I grew up my whole life in Canada,” Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer told reporters asking about his Canada-U.S. dual citizenship. He was also asked about a blog where he raised questions about Michaëlle Jean’s dual citizenship years ago.
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Justin Trudeau on supply management and global trade deals

Alain Philippot, a third-generation dairy farmer from St. Claude, Man., goes face to face with the Liberal leader about his concern over the foreign market access given to Canada's supply-managed dairy sector in recent trade deals.
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Does Canada send foreign aid to wealthy, hostile countries? | FACT CHECK

FACT CHECK | Scheer says he would stop sending foreign aid to high-income, "hostile" regimes, but does Canada actually support countries like this? #cdnpoli #elxn43
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What it was like talking to Trudeau

The undecided voters who took part in the Face to Face with Justin Trudeau discuss what the experience was like.
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How teen activists are mobilizing using social media | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Greta Thunberg attracted hundreds of thousands of students and adults to the streets of Montreal to demand action on climate change. Thunberg uses social media to mobilize fellow activists and supporters all over the world. The Weekly takes a deep dive into how this generation of youth activists differs from those of the past.
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Andrew Scheer’s data genius | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Andrew Scheer’s campaign manager Hamish Marshall is a master of persuasion, using data to target voters. He helped Scheer secure the Conservative leadership. The Weekly takes a look at how Marshall could give the Conservative Party a win in October.
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Canadian Opera Company altering some of Turandot’s Asian characters

When a beloved opera came to Canada from Europe, the Canadian Opera Company made changes to some Asian characters it believed would modernize the production, but opinions are divided.
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What's the difference between the Conservative and Liberal platforms? The colour: Robyn Urback

At a policy level, what the two leading parties in this election propose isn’t all that different: lower income taxes, a mishmash of credits and subsidies for parents and homeowners, and at least four more years of deficits. With either option, we’re not looking at dramatically different Canadas.
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A more equitable stage for male ballet dancers

Andrew Gibson was a student at Canada's National Ballet School in the 2000s. He was the only boy in his class, a far cry from the current graduating class which has more boys than girls. Gibson shares his thoughts on a shifting dance scene.
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Women in engineering

Canada has some of the lowest rates of women in engineering in the world. Ariel Fournier talks to engineers in Edmonton working to change that.