Gord Downie’s family hoping to have public memorial event

New Public support ‘makes you feel like you’re part of something,’ Mike Downie says The Canadian Press Posted: Oct 20, 2017 12:36 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017 12:36 PM ET Related Stories Gord Downie’s family is hoping to organize a public event where fans can honour the late Tragically Hip singer. Downie’s brother Mike says a “private family ...

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Edmonton theatre troupe cuts ties with former artistic director over ‘rape culture’ confession

An Edmonton theatre company is cutting ties with its former artistic director after the acclaimed actor and playwright said on Facebook he has contributed to “rape culture.” Rapid Fire Theatre, a local improv troupe, issued a public statement on Wednesday announcing that Chris Craddock will no longer be affiliated with the company. Rapid Fire’s move comes after Craddock posted a confession on ...

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Trudeau on Quebec’s Bill 62 LIVE

Air Date: Oct 20, 2017 11:30 AM ET Trudeau on Quebec’s Bill 62 LIVE0:00 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to Quebec’s Bill 62, the new law that effectively forces Muslim women who wear a niqab or burka to uncover their faces to use or provide public services. Stay Connected with CBC News Top News Headlines

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Conservative leader Scheer decries ‘irony’ of small business tax plan

Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer spoke to small business owners in Waterloo region on Friday at conference centres in Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo, describing what he sees as ‘irony’ over Bill Morneau’s proposed tax reforms for small business. Meanwhile across town, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau was also pitching small business tax reform to a different small business group. Business leaders focused questions to Scheer on the ...

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Lack of legal aid leaves too many defendants to represent themselves: top judge

The old adage goes something like this: a man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. But Canada’s top judge blames a lack of legal aid funding for what she says is the major challenge facing the criminal system — access to justice, especially for the poor and marginalized. ‘Lost in a system they don’t understand ...

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Airbus CEO expects to sell ‘thousands’ of C Series aircraft

New No plans to buy out Bombardier’s stake in C Series venture, Airbus executive says CBC Posted: Oct 20, 2017 10:49 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017 11:18 AM ET Related Stories The head of Airbus told a Montreal business audience on Friday that he believes the company will sell thousands of Bombardier’s C Series aircraft. “I think we will ...

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Brexit talks at impasse: ‘We have not gone even halfway down the road’

Leaders of Britain and the 27 other European Union members agreed Friday that much remains to be done in Brexit talks amid deep divisions about the terms of their breakup, particularly on how much London should pay in the divorce. While EU President Donald Tusk said “reports of a deadlock between the European Union and the United Kingdom have been ...

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Federal finance minister Morneau pitches small business on tax reform

Federal finance minister Bill Morneau speaks in Waterloo, Ont. today, pitching his tax break plan and “tax fairness” — as a government press release calls it — to a small business forum.  Morneau and Small Business and Tourism minister Bardish Chagger are holding the talks at Communitech, a small-business based incubator focused on southern Ontario’s tech sector. Morneau has been under fire since the Globe and ...

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Inflation rate rose to 1.6% in September, led by gasoline price hikes

Canada’s inflation rate rose to 1.6 per cent in September, up from 1.4 per cent the previous month, as the costs of transportation and shelter went up. Clothes, shoes and furniture, meanwhile, got cheaper in the past year, Statistics Canada said. The data agency said that transportation costs have increased by 3.8 per cent in the 12 months to September, ...

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‘Overwhelming’ demand for last Hey Rosetta! shows, more tickets on sale Oct. 27

The demand for tickets for Hey Rosetta!’s annual Christmas shows in St. John’s has prompted a venue change, and more tickets will go on sale. Hey Rosetta! announced last week that the December concerts would likely be their last for the “foreseeable future.” Tickets went on sale Oct. 16 for the Dec. 21 and 22 shows at the Delta ballroom, ...

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