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Sales tax on seeds works against lower carbon footprint, expert and home growers say

Evan Dyer | News/Politics | Sun, 3 Jul 2022 04:00:00 EDT

Canada’s tax regime, which does not levy sales taxes on food no matter how far it has travelled before landing on Canadian store shelves, does impose sales taxes on seeds that people use to grow food in their own backyards. Some home growers say that compromises the federal government’s efforts to lower the country’s carbon footprint. read more

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It's all about the stats: What politics and baseball have in common

Chris Hall | Radio/The House | Sat, 2 Jul 2022 04:00:00 EDT

In his final column as host of The House, Chris Hall talks with three political strategists to examine the intersection between two of his favourite subjects: politics and baseball. read more

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Canadian, American officials optimistic on democracy despite 'concerning cocktail' of threats

Christian Paas-Lang | Radio/The House | Sat, 2 Jul 2022 04:00:00 EDT

Politicians on both sides of the border are expressing confidence that Canada and the United States can both continue to have a strong, friendly relationship and bolster the strength of their democracies, despite a series of threats arising from partisan division, frustration and economic unease. read more

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CBC Radio's The House: ♫ We are family ♫

CBC Radio | Radio/The House | Sat, 2 Jul 2022 04:00:00 EDT

On this week’s show: U.S. Ambassador David Cohen kicks off a special episode on the Canada-U.S. relationship. Canadian senator Peter Boehm and the governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, discuss the state of democracy in both countries. Plus — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland gives her take on the bilateral relationship and NORAD commander Gen. Glen VanHerck talks about efforts to modernize the continental air defence force. read more

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Air travellers face cancellations, delays throughout long weekend

| News/Canada | Sun, 3 Jul 2022 12:21:00 EDT

Many passengers are facing delays, lost baggage and missed connections through the Canada Day long weekend. Staff shortages, in the air and on the ground, have been blamed for the chaos. read more

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Inside the chaos of the Assembly of First Nations national chief's office

Olivia Stefanovich | News/Politics | Fri, 1 Jul 2022 04:00:00 EDT

The Assembly of First Nations is in unprecedented crisis with National Chief RoseAnne Archibald suspended and under external investigation. CBC News has reviewed documents and interviewed seven sources that paint the most detailed picture to date of the alleged dysfunction within the national chief's office. read more

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NBA player calls out Trudeau for Canada's inaction on Uighur 'genocide'

John Paul Tasker | News/Politics | Fri, 1 Jul 2022 04:00:00 EDT

NBA star and human rights campaigner Enes Kanter Freedom is frustrated with what he calls a lacklustre response from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to his calls for more action to help Uighur Muslims in China. read more

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How a Canadian team solved a century-old mystery to lay WW I soldier to rest

Ashley Burke | News/World | Fri, 1 Jul 2022 16:14:41 EDT

Pte. John Lambert, a young soldier from Newfoundland who was killed during the First World War, has finally been laid to rest after a Canadian team uncovered his identity. read more

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Freedom Convoy protesters return to Ottawa for Canada Day

David Fraser | News/Canada/Ottawa | Fri, 1 Jul 2022 04:00:00 EDT

Many protesters involved in the Freedom Convoy and Rolling Thunder events in Ottawa earlier this year are back in the city coordinating events for Canada Day.  read more

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Trudeau urges Canada Day celebrants to reclaim Maple Leaf as national symbol

Marie Woolf | News/Politics | Fri, 1 Jul 2022 10:21:36 EDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling on Canadians to recommit to the country's values, including respect, hope and kindness, in his official Canada Day message. read more

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Number of Conservative members surges: party says 675,000 eligible to vote in fall leadership contest

Darren Major,Richard Raycraft | News/Politics | Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:30:45 EDT

The Conservative Party of Canada has released a preliminary list of members eligible to vote in the party's September leadership race showing there are now more than twice the number of eligible voters than were in the 2020 contest that crowned Erin O'Toole as leader.  read more

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Fearing another wave of COVID-19, feds urge people to get a booster dose

John Paul Tasker | News/Politics | Thu, 30 Jun 2022 13:33:24 EDT

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and Canada's top doctor said Thursday that it's imperative everyone eligible for a booster dose gets their third shot now before the new, more infectious Omicron variants take hold in the coming weeks. read more

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Trudeau promises to arm Ukraine with modern military equipment

Murray Brewster | News/Politics | Thu, 30 Jun 2022 07:02:04 EDT

Ukraine’s long-standing pleas — and prayers — for advanced Western weapons are beginning to be answered as Canada announced Thursday it plans to send dozens of brand-new armoured personnel carriers to the embattled country. read more

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Freedom Convoy leader Tamara Lich to remain in custody over Canada Day weekend

Dan Taekema,David Fraser | News/Canada/Ottawa | Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:23:46 EDT

Freedom Convoy leader Tamara Lich will remain in custody over the Canada Day weekend after she was arrested this week for allegedly breaching her bail conditions. read more

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Nutrition warnings are coming to the front of some packaged foods in Canada

The Canadian Press | News/Politics | Thu, 30 Jun 2022 11:18:51 EDT

Canada will require that companies add nutrition warnings to the front of pre-packaged food with high levels of saturated fat, sugar or sodium in an effort to help shoppers make healthier choices with just a glance. read more

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Supreme Court says expanded rape shield laws are constitutional

Mia Rabson | News/Politics | Thu, 30 Jun 2022 11:42:49 EDT

In a 6-3 ruling today, the court says the expanded rules to further prevent a sexual assault complainant's past from being used against them in a trial are "constitutional in their entirety." read more

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Do more to counter violent extremism in Canada, MPs recommend

Elizabeth Thompson | News/Politics | Thu, 30 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EDT

The federal government has to do more to counter the threat of ideologically motivated violent extremism in Canada, including strengthening terrorist financing laws to counter it, says the House of Commons public safety committee. read more

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Brown considering a run in Brampton mayoral race if rival Poilievre looks likely to win Tory leadership

Hannah Thibedeau,John Paul Tasker | News/Politics | Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:00:00 EDT

Brampton, Ont. Mayor Patrick Brown says he's considering a run for re-election if it seems he’s going to lose to Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre in the party’s September leadership race. read more

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Canada-bound Afghans left in the dark after two charter flights from Islamabad are cancelled

Raffy Boudjikanian | News/Politics | Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:22:07 EDT

Two charter flights scheduled to leave Islamabad for Canada carrying Afghan refugees failed to depart Pakistan this week, CBC News has learned.  read more

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Blair says he never interfered in N.S. shooting investigation, as more allegations emerge

Catharine Tunney | News/Politics | Wed, 29 Jun 2022 15:22:16 EDT

Bill Blair said that while serving as public safety minister it was his job to gather information about how the RCMP was responding to the worst mass shooting in Canadian history, but he did not interfere politically in the investigation. read more

Roe v. Wade overturn sheds light on the gerrymandering common in U.S. legislature

Roe v. Wade overturn sheds light on the gerrymandering common in U.S. legislature

Politics/World/Abortion | Sun, 03 Jul 2022 18:29:12 +0000

In 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court said it has no role in restraining partisan gerrymandering, where parties manipulate voting district boundaries to favor one party over another. read more

Australia will ban Russian gold imports, give more armoured vehicles to Ukraine, PM says

Australia will ban Russian gold imports, give more armoured vehicles to Ukraine, PM says

Politics/World/Anthony Albanese | Sun, 03 Jul 2022 16:13:34 +0000

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Australia would give Ukraine 14 more armored personnel carriers and 20 Bushmaster vehicles amid Russia's war. read more

Russia claims control of key city in eastern Ukraine

Russia claims control of key city in eastern Ukraine

Politics/World/Luhansk | Sun, 03 Jul 2022 12:43:46 +0000

Ukrainian fighters spent weeks trying to defend Lysychansk and to keep it from falling to Russia, as neighboring Sievierodonetsk did a week ago. read more

Germans urged to prepare for possible gas shortage amid Russia’s war

Germans urged to prepare for possible gas shortage amid Russia’s war

Politics/World/Gas | Sat, 02 Jul 2022 12:43:36 +0000

Earlier this month, economy minister Habeck activated the second phase of Germany's three-stage emergency plan for natural gas supplies. read more

More flexibility could be added to anti-Taliban law to help Afghans: minister

More flexibility could be added to anti-Taliban law to help Afghans: minister

Canada/Politics/afghan refugees canada | Sat, 02 Jul 2022 11:56:34 +0000

International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan said Canada's anti-Taliban law was preventing aid work that involves in development projects which requires government's approval. read more

New York passes new limits on concealed gun permits after U.S. Supreme Court ruling

New York passes new limits on concealed gun permits after U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Politics/World/Concealed Carry | Sat, 02 Jul 2022 00:31:37 +0000

The new rules will include requiring people applying for a handgun license to provide a list of their social media accounts so officials could verify their "character and conduct." read more

Canada’s immigration backlog leaves Calgary family ‘in limbo’

Canada’s immigration backlog leaves Calgary family ‘in limbo’

Canada/Features/Politics | Fri, 01 Jul 2022 23:39:26 +0000

While many spend Canada Day celebrating what it means to be Canadian, others are still waiting for an opportunity to call Canada home. read more

Montrealers face challenging moving day amid housing crisis

Montrealers face challenging moving day amid housing crisis

Canada/Economy/Money | Fri, 01 Jul 2022 21:56:26 +0000

This year, stress levels are through the roof as people are moving amid a province-wide housing crisis. Housing advocates say skyrocketing rents are now a widespread phenomenon. read more

U.S. pledges $820M in Ukraine aid, including missile systems as Russia’s war drags on

U.S. pledges $820M in Ukraine aid, including missile systems as Russia’s war drags on

Politics/World/High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems | Fri, 01 Jul 2022 20:13:06 +0000

The Pentagon will also provide additional ammunition for medium-range rocket systems it provided Ukraine in June, known as the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS. read more

Russia seizes control of major oil and natural gas project partly owned by foreign firms

Russia seizes control of major oil and natural gas project partly owned by foreign firms

Politics/World/Mitsubishi | Fri, 01 Jul 2022 13:45:04 +0000

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that there is no reason to expect a shutdown of supplies following Vladimir Putin's order. read more

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