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More Than 200K Mazda 3 Cars Recalled In U.S., Canada

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OTTAWA — Mazda is recalling more than 200,000 Mazda 3 compact cars in the U.S. and Canada because the windshield wipers can fail. The company says in documents posted Saturday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the recall covers cars from the 2016 through 2018 model years. The Japanese automaker traced the problem […]

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There's A New Captain High Liner, And He's A Total Silver Fox

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Captain High Liner, the Canadian seafood company’s iconic mascot, has gotten a major revamp. Ottawa-based artist and avid Twitter user Andrew King posted about the update on his account. “THEY REMOVED CAPTAIN HIGHLINER’S CAPTAIN HAT AND TURTLENECK… now he looks like that well groomed and fit grandpa guy at a hipster bar,” the tweet reads, […]

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Canadian Armed Forces Allows Women In Uniform To Wear Ponytails

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OTTAWA — The Canadian military isn’t letting its hair down just yet, but for the first time, women in uniform will be allowed to wear ponytails. The move, which also makes nylon stockings optional when in a skirt and permits flat shoes instead of pumps or oxfords, is the latest effort to modernize the Canadian […]

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Liberals Use Budget Bill To Legislate ‘Right To Housing’ In Canada

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OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are using their omnibus budget bill to legislate a “right to housing” in Canada, a pledge advocates worry could fall short of being the historic step the government wants without a few parliamentary tweaks before summer. The budget bill would set into law rules for the Liberals’ 10-year national housing […]

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Ontario Budget Summary: Doug Ford Focusing On Balancing Books In 4 Years

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TORONTO — Ontario’s books won’t be balanced within the Progressive Conservatives’ mandate, but the government’s first budget serves up an era of gradual belt-tightening with a side of booze. The Tories peg the current deficit at $11.7 billion, and they don’t expect to eliminate the red ink until 2023-24. Drastic and widespread cuts that many […]

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Canadian Coast Guard's Fleet At Risk Of 'Unrecoverable Failure': Documents

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OTTAWA — Reduced search-and-rescue coverage, ferry-service disruptions, cancelled resupply runs to Arctic and coastal communities and nearly $2 million in lost navigational buoys. Those are among the real safety, social and commercial impacts that communities across the country are starting to feel as the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet gets older, according to new documents obtained […]

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Liberals Pounce On Facebook’s Faith Goldy Ban To Criticize Andrew Scheer

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Federal Liberals are using Facebook’s decision to ban a prominent white nationalist to reignite criticism of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s appearance at a controversial rally. It’s a response that the Tory leader called a “disgusting” attempt to divert attention away from the SNC-Lavalin scandal. Liberal cabinet ministers made the gambit both inside and outside the […]

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Felicity Huffman, 12 Other Parents, Plead Guilty In U.S. College Admissions Scam

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BOSTON — Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy parents and athletic coaches at some of the nation’s most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday. The “Desperate Housewives” star and 12 other prominent parents will admit to charges in the scheme, which authorities […]