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Trudeau, premiers meet in Ottawa to craft climate deal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers will gather in Ottawa today to try and reach a national climate agreement, a document Ottawa hopes will help the country meet its greenhouse gas emission targets.
The agreement will include a reference to pricing carbon, but will also stress flexibility to allow provincial and territorial governments to limit the impact carbon pricing will have on their economies.
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Russia threatens retaliation over latest round of Canadian sanctions

Canada has quietly imposed additional sanctions on Russian nationals over the annexation of Crimea and Moscow's ongoing support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.
The new measures, including asset-freezing and a prohibition on business dealings, were passed by the Liberal cabinet on Nov.
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Ontario's new law banning loyalty programs from slapping an expiry date on points will benefit many consumers, not just Air Miles collectors.
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The government of so-called evidence-based decision making is ignoring a glut of evidence that would, in a non-image-obsessed scenario, compel it to expand its inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) to include missing and murdered Indigenous men.
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Americans getting better deal than Canadians on rebate for Samsung washers

Samsung, the giant South Korean conglomerate, is having one of those years.
Most people have heard about its premium Note7 mobile phones catching on fire. But that's not the end of it.
Samsung is also dealing with washers that can come apart, and is now facing questions about why Canadian customers are being offered different terms than Americans on rebates for those recalled washers.
 

Donald Trump's choice of generals for top posts 'extremely unusual'

Hup, two, three … heck, maybe even four.
The procession of former military officers nominated for top jobs in Donald Trump's administration is raising concerns over whether the appointments could defy an American constitutional tenet: civilian oversight of government.
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Victims of Colombia's 50-year war work to start over with some help from Canada

(Chris Corday/CBC)
On the production line at the Fruandes fruit processing plant in southern Bogota, the sound of pineapples being stripped and cored on metal tables is so loud you need earplugs to visit.
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Jessica Chastain and Miss Sloane director John Madden lobby for the anti-hero

Miss Sloane isn't just taking on Washington politics — she's taking on gender politics too.
The political thriller stars Jessica Chastain as Elizabeth Sloane, a ruthless and sought-after lobbyist who will do whatever it takes to win.
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Aleppo still getting shelled despite Russian claims to the contrary

Syrian troops and allied forces shelled eastern Aleppo on Friday despite Russia's announcement that the Syrian army was suspending combat operations to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held districts.
Civilians continued to stream out of the ever-shrinking enclave, residents and opposition groups said, but efforts to evacuate hundreds of wounded people faltered despite pleas from medical officials earlier this week.
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Syrian troops continue shelling rebel districts in Aleppo despite announcement

BEIRUT - Syrian troops and allied forces shelled eastern Aleppo on Friday despite Russia's announcement that the Syrian army was suspending combat operations to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held districts.
Civilians continued to stream out of the ever-shrinking enclave, residents and opposition groups said, but efforts to evacuate hundreds of wounded people faltered despite pleas from medical officials earlier this week.
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Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong's top executive, won't serve another term

Hong Kong's divisive Beijing-backed leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, said Friday he won't run again for the job after his current term ends next year, citing unspecified family reasons.
In a surprise announcement, Leung, who was chosen by a panel of Beijing-friendly tycoons and other Hong Kong elites, said he would step aside after his five-year term ends next June.
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Final arguments scheduled in trial of woman who treated son with holistic remedies

CALGARY - Final arguments are scheduled for today in the trial of a woman who treated her son with dandelion tea and oil of oregano before he died of a strep infection.
Tamara Lovett is accused of failing to provide the necessaries of life and with criminal negligence causing death.
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