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Gas pump woman

Doing a double take over how much it costs to fill up a tank of gas is a classic Canadian irritation. But a confluence of factors are teaming up at the moment to make that process even more gob-smacking than usual. Here's a look at five big reasons why gas prices are soaring.

4/20/2018 2:00:00 AM

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U.S. President Donald Trump told former FBI director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey's notes of the talks.

4/19/2018 7:37:25 PM

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Thought economy was the lowest class on a plane? Think again: Air Canada and WestJet are selling “basic economy” fares that cost less and offer even fewer features.

4/20/2018 2:00:00 AM


A national school walkout begins Friday in the United States, on the 19th anniversary of Columbine and in the wake of February's shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

4/20/2018 2:00:00 AM

Facebook Canada

It was a chance for MPs to express their concern and an opportunity for Facebook to insist it's taking responsibility. But whatever emotional satisfaction came of putting the social platform in the witness chair, much ultimately depends on what MPs and the government do next.

4/19/2018 4:22:07 PM

Azzeddine Soufiane

Azzeddine Soufiane's 14-year-old daughter left almost everyone in a Quebec City courtroom in tears on Thursday when she shared the last conversation she had with her father, who has been hailed as a hero for trying to stop Alexandre Bissonnette's shooting rampage.

4/20/2018 2:00:00 AM


Whenever a controversy about homeopathy pops up, Health Canada is stuck: either it affirms the alleged effectiveness of these products despite the total lack of scientific evidence, or it concedes that it has been green-lighting silly water as a health product in its role as a government regulator.

4/20/2018 2:00:00 AM

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The Canadian helicopters going to Mali will be outfitted and fly their missions the same way they did in Afghanistan, senior military commanders said Thursday.

4/20/2018 2:00:00 AM

Liberal convention 2018

As the Liberal government deals with deep divisions over a western pipeline expansion, grassroots party members are pushing for a long-term vision that relies less on getting oil to market and more on Canada's energy independence.

4/20/2018 2:00:00 AM

Koreas Tension Summit On TV

North Korea and South Korea have installed a telephone hotline between their leaders as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang.

4/20/2018 1:59:16 AM

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It took over a century for Prince Edward Islanders to get the fixed link they wanted, though it didn't quite turn out as they'd first hoped.

4/20/2018 2:00:00 AM

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The federal government says other energy companies might be willing to champion the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion if Kinder Morgan decides to walk away from the project, according to two senior officials directly involved in the pipeline file.

4/19/2018 4:11:34 PM

Humboldt Crash Site

Police in Saskatchewan say it's too early to say whether charges will be laid in the fatal crash involving a semi-truck and the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team that left 16 people dead.

4/19/2018 7:29:23 AM


A Supreme Court of Canada ruling supports a province's right to impose trade barriers, but not if the intent is to punish other provinces.

4/19/2018 3:48:44 PM

Britain Commonwealth

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped short today of echoing British Prime Minister Theresa May's call for Commonwealth members to ban single-use plastics — but pointed to a planned discussion at the next G7 summit later this year.

4/19/2018 1:44:02 PM