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Trans Mountain Pipeline 20190618

The decision to proceed with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was never going to make a lot of people happy. It's hard to see where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had much of a choice.

François Legault

Quebec's religious symbols law has been denounced by minority groups that say it will institutionalize discrimination by limiting job opportunities for people who wear the hijab, turban or kippa. Premier François Legault's response? "To avoid extremism, you have to give a little to the majority."

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The man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal has had his sentence extended to 10 years after the Ontario Court of Appeal deemed his earlier sentence "demonstrably unfit."

Shaquille Miller, Abdikarim Kerow, Thainto Toussaint

Police have released the names of three men who were arrested after the shootings at Monday's celebration of the Toronto Raptors' NBA Championship, two in connection with the gunfire.

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's climate proposal would change emissions thresholds to capture more large-scale polluters and compel those companies to invest in clean energy technology if they exceed emissions standards.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet have again approved the Trans Mountain expansion project, a crucial next step for the much-delayed pipeline project designed to carry nearly a million barrels of oil from Alberta’s oilpatch to the B.C. coast.

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A lawyer for a sheriff's deputy involved in an altercation with Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship said his client suffered a concussion and is on medical leave.

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Conservative MP Michael Cooper made comments deriding "goat herder cultures" during a discussion about Islam's compatibility with Canadian democracy when he was a law student at the University of Alberta a decade ago, according to two lawyers who have come forward to talk about the incident.

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Acting U.S. Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military amid reports of domestic violence in Shanahan's family nine years ago, including between his ex-wife and his son and another account of violence between him and his ex-wife.

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Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., will re-investigate the deaths of nine Indigenous people with the help of outside agencies, the service's chief said at Tuesday's meeting of the city's police services board.

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A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Facebook has some big-money backers for its new cryptocurrency; Canada faces big challenges in closing the gap between its emissions and its climate change targets.

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Despite what city officials say was "intense" planning, the Toronto Raptors victory parade saw hours of delays amid euphoric chaos. Many people were left stranded without water or sufficient bathroom facilities in the midday heat.

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A Canadian soldier has died of injuries sustained during parachuting while taking part in a multinational training exercise in Bulgaria.

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Boris Johnson has increased his vote share in his bid for the leadership of Britain's Conservative Party in the second round of voting on Tuesday, while former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab's campaign to succeed Theresa May as prime minister has ended.

GE tax protest

Canadian companies avoided paying up to $11.4 billion worth of taxes in 2014, the federal tax agency says.

Catherine McKenna

Catherine McKenna just confirmed that the carbon tax will stop once it reaches a piffling $50 a tonne, three years from now. Why? Because Justin Trudeau wants to be re-elected.

Climate Students 20190315

Canadians are deeply concerned about climate change and are willing to make adjustments in their lives to fight it — but for many people, paying as much as even a monthly Netflix subscription in extra taxes is not one of them, a new poll suggests.

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Only one U.S. president in recent history had lower approval ratings than Donald Trump at this point in his first term, and that president lost his re-election bid. As Trump kicks off his own campaign Tuesday, CBC's Lyndsay Duncombe explains what he has working in his favour.

Edmonton police arrest video

A citizen video posted online appears to show an officer repeatedly kicking a suspect before slamming him face first into a wall.

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Indigenous leaders respond to TMX approval

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation says it will once again appeal the approval of the Trans Mountain expansion project.

Trans Mountain Pipeline 20190618

The decision to proceed with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was never going to make a lot of people happy. It's hard to see where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had much of a choice.

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B.C.'s appeal court has ordered a new trial for the only man ever convicted in a high-profile human smuggling case that saw 492 Tamil asylum seekers land off the West Coast in August 2010.

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Mayor Doug McCallum accuses Coun. Brenda Locke of 'fear mongering' over Sophie's Place policing plan.

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70% of Indigenous students achieved Grade 12 graduation in 2017-18 compared to 86% of non-Indigenous students.

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The B.C. government announces funding for the construction of three new schools in the Sooke School District west of Victoria which has a rapidly expanding student population.

Naloxone

Medical, ethical, distribution issues on safety, effectiveness and distribution of a medication that reverses overdoses need to be addressed, a national network says.

John Horgan

John Horgan added that Ottawa has the authority to give the greenlight, and he’ll focus on making sure B.C. can protect its territory from the impact of a spill.

Trans Mountain Pipeline 20190618

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet have again approved the Trans Mountain expansion project, a crucial next step for the much-delayed pipeline project designed to carry nearly a million barrels of oil from Alberta’s oilpatch to the B.C. coast.

Downtown Eastside

As cities develop, they tend to trap and produce more heat. Cities lack the greenery of more natural environments and that causes them to miss out on a natural cooling process called evapotranspiration.

Beaver

Our documentary A Salty Tail explores beaver behaviour that is puzzling scientists. Canada's national animal is being discovered in saltwater zones, despite the long-held understanding that the rodents only live in freshwater. Are saltwater beavers actually a thing?

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The City of Vancouver is opening a temporary transfer station for green waste to help eradicate an invasive pest known to destroy agricultural crops, orchards and vegetable gardens.

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Anissa Watson, a mother of a teenage student, says a pamphlet issued by Hazelton Secondary School at the end of May outlining a new dress code featured "inappropriate" images of women, with arrows pointing to different parts of their bodies. 

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The House of Commons has passed a non-binding motion to declare a national climate emergency in Canada, kicking off a week that will test the Liberals' promise to balance environmental protection with economic development.

Swartz Bay

Dozens of extra ferry sailings have been added on BC Ferries routes between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland ahead of the peak travel season, which kicks off Friday.

Kamloops Symphony Orchestra

An independent society has formed to help rally support for a newly proposed $70 million centre for the arts in downtown Kamloops, B.C. 

John Mitchell

John Mitchell, whose passion for beer dubbed him the grandfather of microbrewing in Canada, died on Father's Day at the age of 89.

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A UBC biology professor says forest management practices in B.C. should consider the benefits of leaving wood debris from forest harvesting, insect outbreaks, and wildfires due to its potential to speed forest regeneration and improve wildlife habitat and biodiversity.

Janice Antoine walks on her property near her well

With the federal government expected to announce its decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Tuesday, Janice Antoine, a resident of the Coldwater reserve in B.C., wants to know when contamination from the pipeline discovered on her property five years ago will be cleaned up.

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Elliot Eurchuk's parents had been calling for an inquest since shortly after he died at home on April 20, 2018. The inquest began in Victoria on Monday morning.

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Shaquille Miller, Abdikarim Kerow, Thainto Toussaint

Police have released the names of three men who were arrested after the shootings at Monday's celebration of the Toronto Raptors' NBA Championship, two in connection with the gunfire.

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Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil's 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time.

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A strong showing at the FIH Hockey Series Finals, starting this week, could go a long way in the Canadian women's field hockey team qualifying for the 2020 Olympics later this year.

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Former Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba revealed that his fiancee's aspirations to become a doctor played a role in his desire to play in the United States. On Monday, he was traded to the New York Rangers .

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A lawyer for a sheriff's deputy involved in an altercation with Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship said his client suffered a concussion and is on medical leave.

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Barring any pre-draft trades, the New York Knicks are a good bet to take 19-year-old Duke forward R.J. Barrett of Mississauga, Ont., at No. 3 on Thursday night. Three other Canadians are being talked about as potential first-round picks.

France Canada New Zealand WWCup Soccer

Wandering around Reims on an off-day, Canada captain Christine Sinclair couldn't help but run into visiting Dutch fans ahead of Thursday's Group E showdown at the Women's World Cup.

6 things you can count on seeing at every championship parade

Parades can get pretty crazy, but Rob Pizzo looks at the 6 things that consistently happen every year.

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Salary cap concerns for San Jose, Washington and a handful of other Stanley Cup contenders could open the door to some significant player movement even before the NHL free agent season begins July 1.

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Before stepping on stage at Monday's championship rally, Toronto Raptors' star forward Kawhi Leonard said he hasn't been thinking about his NBA future. The Finals MVP is expected to decline the option on the final year of his contract and become a free agent.

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The governing body of track argued in court that Caster Semenya is "biologically male," and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions.

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San Diego Padres star Manny Machado denied he made contact with plate umpire Bill Welke after being ejected for arguing a called third strike Saturday night and said he'll appeal his one-game suspension and fine.

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Former UEFA president Michel Platini denied wrongdoing during police questioning Tuesday following his arrest as part of a corruption probe into the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Eva Avila sings "Shine" in studio at CBC Music

Songwriter Paul DeRosa's 'Shine' was inspired by his cousin Pat Ferrari, who was paralyzed at the age of 2.

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The Toronto Raptors' seasoned play-by-play announcer is winning widespread praise for calming a jittery crowd after gunfire broke out at a jammed Nathan Phillips Square, convincing fans to remain strong and "stay together."

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Check out the scenes from the Toronto Raptors NBA Championship victory celebration after the team made history against the Golden State Warriors. Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic Raptors fans packed the streets of Toronto for the parade that culminated in a rally in Nathan Phillips Square.

Viral moment: Kawhi gets last laugh, literally

Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard "has fun" during his speech at Raptors' title parade.

Drake catches CBC mic, delivers MIC DROP to millions

CBC News' Greg Ross tosses microphone to Drake live during Raptors' title parade.

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Four people were shot at a rally celebrating the Toronto Raptors' first NBA championship on Monday afternoon, according to police, amid a celebration that saw thousands of fans crowd into the city's downtown core. 

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As the Raptors' championship parade headed down Lakeshore on its way to Nathan Phillips Square, huge crowds flooded the streets to celebrate the franchise's first NBA title, and the city's first major sports championship since 1993. Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard, for one, was in awe.

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