Government to weed out pesticides from foreign websites

The federal government is moving to close a loophole that allows Canadians to make legal online purchases of pesticides not registered for use in Canada, and have them shipped into the country. Right now, if someone buys the pesticides for use around their own home and doesn’t exceed the amount that qualifies for an exemption, there is little that authorities can do to stop ...

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West White Rose extension project to get sanction as early as March

A big announcement is set to pump some excitement into the Newfoundland and Labrador oil and gas industry. Sources tell CBC News that Husky Energy is just weeks away from officially sanctioning the long-awaited West White Rose extension project, with construction to begin as early as this spring. After more than two years of evaluating its development options for the ...

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A quarter of Canadians want Trump-style travel ban, poll shows

A significant minority of Canadians say Canada’s 2017 refugee target of 40,000 is too high and one in four Canadians wants the Liberal government to impose its own Trump-style travel ban. Those are just two of the findings in a new Angus Reid poll that looked at Canadian’s attitudes towards the federal government’s handling of refugees. Overall, 47 per cent ...

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Syria’s White Helmets members to attend Academy Awards

Two members of Syria’s White Helmets humanitarian organization, which is the subject of an Academy Award-nominated film, are set to attend the Oscars Feb. 26 in Los Angeles. The head of the group, Raed Saleh, and the cinematographer behind the short film, Khaled Khatib, have received U.S. visas following a halt to the U.S. administration’s immigration order, which affected those travelling from seven Muslim-majority ...

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Two Tory MPs call on Ottawa to stop irregular Canada-U.S. border crossings

Two Conservative MPs are calling on the federal government to act to stop the flow of people irregularly crossing the United States border into Canada. Michelle Rempel and Tony Clement tweeted on Sunday that the crossings are unsafe and place a burden on local law enforcement. “The government must respond to this situation in a way that keeps Canadians safe, ...

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‘Keep our kids from dying’: Ottawa dad pens letter warning of overdoses

When Sean O’Leary pulled into the driveway of his family’s home in the Ottawa community of Kanata on New Year’s Eve, chaos was unfolding inside his garage. His daughter had invited a few friends over and when O’Leary got home, a 17-year-old boy was lying on the ground without a heartbeat. “[There were] five or six teenagers running around, freaking out,” said O’Leary, who immediately ...

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Kenney works to consolidate lead as Alberta PC leader race enters homestretch

The Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership race is in the homestretch and front-runner Jason Kenney says he’s still running like he’s 10 votes behind, but he’s also looking past voting day. “I’m (now) on a month-long tour around the province to meet with as many elected PC delegates as I can,” said Kenney in an interview. “(It’s) just to strengthen my ...

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Vancouver hosts 2nd B.C. debate for Conservative leadership candidates

The second of two back-to-back debates for Conservative leadership candidates is set for Sunday afternoon in Vancouver. Organizers say “candidates will engage in a series of one-on-one debates” as well as smaller group debates at the Vogue Theatre downtown, beginning at 1 p.m. PT. Kirk LaPointe, who ran for Vancouver mayor in 2014, will act as moderator. He’s also a former journalist and CBC ombudsman. Bored ...

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Brian Mulroney sings for Donald Trump

New Former Canadian PM performs When Irish Eyes Are Smiling at cancer research gala CBC News Posted: Feb 19, 2017 12:36 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 19, 2017 12:43 PM ET Related Stories Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, attending a fundraising gala with Donald Trump, was called to the stage Saturday night to sing a tune he performed alongside another ...

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Conservative leadership hopefuls draw crowd of 600 to Langley, B.C., debate

Opposition to safe injection sites, ideas for a two-tiered health care system and Islamophobia, along with jobs and the economy, were alll topics touched on by 12 of 14 of the federal Conservative leadership candidates in the first of two back-to-back B.C. debates. The Langley debate, hosted by a local nursery, sold out a week in advance and was dubbed, ...

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