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In Doug Jones's Alabama win, 'decency' trumps partisanship

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Doug Jones made an appeal for "decency" to prevail over partisanship. Deeply conservative Alabama apparently listened, overturning a quarter-century of voting habits to elect him on Tuesday night in a stunning rebuff of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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How accused killer Dellen Millard wound up questioning his alleged victim's father

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The father of Laura Babcock was "concerned" about being questioned in court by the man accused of killing his daughter, but despite a pretrial effort by the Crown to avoid the scenario, a judge allowed it to happen.

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'My life ... is hell on Earth': Parkinson's patient battles barriers to assisted death

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Nancy Vickers, suffering with Parkinson's disease, was determined to get a medically assisted death. But she had to grapple with a bureaucratic provincial system despite a Canadian law that has made the procedure legal since June 2016.

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Ontario's new ticket sales law could backfire for fans, critics warn

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Ontario is on the verge of overhauling the way tickets for live events are bought and sold and some major stakeholders in the industry are warning the measures could drive online sales to the black market and offer less fraud protection for fans. But the government said it acted to put fans first.

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Get ready to get dinged when you dine out next year

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Food prices are expected to hold steady for the next year — unless you like eating in restaurants.

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Liberals have passed half as many bills as Harper's government in same time period

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The legislative agenda of the Liberal government continues to trail that of the Conservative government it replaced. But a Liberal spokesperson said that because of the importance of the bills passed, the government need to ensure they were well debated in Parliament.

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Canadians won't escape the impact of another rise in U.S. interest rates: Don Pittis

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A U.S. rate rise today seems like a foregone conclusion, with more to come. Canadian borrowers should ask, "How many more?"

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Canada's public health care system relies an awful lot on private money

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A large proportion of the medical infrastructure and innovation in this country has been made possible by significant contributions of the donor communities. In a country that prides itself on a publicly funded health care model, this should not even be necessary.

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How an expected U.S. interest rate increase will affect Canadians: Don Pittis

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A U.S. rate rise today seems like a foregone conclusion, with more to come. Canadian borrowers should ask, "How many more?"

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Canadian cellular prices declining, mainly for talk and text, report finds

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Prices for cellphone service in Canada came down in the last year, but not for heavy users in the vast majority of Canadian cities.

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TransCanada clashes with pipeline opponents at Nebraska hearing

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Opponents of TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline argued on Tuesday that regulators in Nebraska had no authority to approve the line's "alternative" path through the state, and that the project should be considered dead.

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Ride-hailing service Lyft expands outside U.S. for 1st time to take on Uber in Canada

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Uber rival Lyft launches today in Toronto. The two companies will begin a battle not just for customers, but also for drivers, as many plan to double dip.

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Uber says 815,000 Canadians affected by data breach as investigation launched

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Uber Canada said late Monday that 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data breach announced in November.

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Toronto leads country in child-care fees; Vancouver close behind

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The cost of child care is rising quickly in Canada, in some cities increasing by as much as 20 per cent from three years ago.

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