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Beleaguered RCMP could see civilian oversight under new commissioner: Goodale

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the looming retirement of RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson is as good a time as any to consider rejigging the governance of the force, including a recommendation to set up a civilian oversight body.

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Fentanyl spiral: How the guilt and shame of addiction stole a B.C. man's life

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Murray Shaw, a competitive cyclist and respected faculty member at a Vancouver community college, recently died alone in a hotel room, a victim of the growing fentanyl epidemic.

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'Unprecedented event': 6 North Atlantic right whales found dead in June

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Since June 7, six North Atlantic right whales have been found dead, floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is about one per cent of the population of the endangered species.

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No one wants the crown: Why Prince Harry's musings may not be so surprising

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Prince Harry sparked headlines this week, but his comments on the the monarchy were only the latest forthright musings from a member of the Royal Family who has long had a penchant for raising eyebrows.

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U.K. finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

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Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests.

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Video of Quebec history float goes viral amid allegations of racism

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A float in Montreal’s Fête nationale parade quickly prompted widespread rebuke online with some attendees calling it racist.

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Free trade between provinces? That would be anarchy: Neil Macdonald

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The Gerard Comeau case, which will be heard at the Supreme Court, could change everything. It depends on how willing the high justices are to upend our entrenched statism.

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Road to Churchill feasible, says engineer, after rail link to Manitoba community damaged

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After flood damage forced the closure of the only land link to Churchill, Man. — a railway from Gillam — a civil engineer says it's time to reconsider building a permanent road linking the northern community to the south.

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Forget the poop scooping: who will pay the bills for your pet?

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Pets are expensive, but few of us pay enough attention to the money we'll spend by adding a furry addition to the family. Here are 6 ways to cut down on pet costs.

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'Eventually, many will run out': How an LCBO strike could impact restaurants and bars

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A long drawn-out strike by liquor store workers could have a significant impact on Ontario's restaurants, wine importers, bars and consumers. But it could offer a boon to local wineries.

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Consumer demand for debt as high as it has ever been, Equifax says

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Canadians' appetite for debt is as insatiable as it has ever been, a new report from credit monitoring firm Equifax says.

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Inflation rate cools to 1.3% in May as food prices now cheaper than a year ago

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The cost of living rose by 1.3 per cent in the year up to May, a slightly slower pace than it increased by a month earlier.

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CIBC looks to generate quarter of earnings from U.S.

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CIBC closed its acquisition of Chicago-based PrivateBancorp on Friday, securing its foothold in the U.S. where CEO Victor Dodig said the bank hopes to one day generate a quarter of its earnings.

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BlackBerry swings to $671M quarterly profit despite lower sales

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BlackBerry is reporting a $671 million US profit for the first quarter but its revenue was lower than expected, missing analyst estimates.

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