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Doug Ford Loves Subways. Spelling? Not So Much

(38) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 12:03 PM

Doug Ford loves subways, subways, subways. But he doesn't appear to have much affection for the English language.

Ford released new details Thursday about his (highly-questionable) plan to fund the construction of more subways. But when the map of the expansion scheme was posted to his website it...

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Bride And Father Of Groom Contradict Levant's Take On Trudeau Wedding Photo

(223) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 10:55 AM

OTTAWA — The father-in-law of a bride who posed for a photo with Justin Trudeau says a Sun News Network rant about a kiss on the cheek has been completely misunderstood by personality Ezra Levant.

“Wow! As the Grooms father you couldn't be farther from the truth on the events...

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Tory MP Paul Calandra Ignores Questions About Iraq. Talks About Israel Instead (VIDEO)

(149) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 5:45 PM

Why provide details about Canada's military mission in Iraq when you can just accuse your questioner of failing to support Israel?

Question Period sorely lacked answers Tuesday, as NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair pressed Tory MP Paul Calandra to provide more information about the scope of Canada's latest foray into the...

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Colin Carrie Says Tory Government Is 'A World Leader' On Climate Change (VIDEO)

(137) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 6:41 PM

The parliamentary secretary to the minister of the environment raised eyebrows Monday when he twice argued that Canada's Conservative government is "a world leader in addressing climate change."

Colin Carrie made the statements during question period and was quickly ridiculed in the House of Commons and online.

Carrie was grilled...

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Randy Bachman Is Not Happy Harper Used 'Takin' Care Of Business'

(130) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 3:38 PM

Legendary rocker Randy Bachman said Stephen Harper didn't get permission from him or his publisher to use his classic "Takin' Care of Business" as the theme song for a major speech on Monday. He said if the prime minister had asked, he would have probably said "no."

Bachman...

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Someone Registered Dougfordformayor.ca In May

(28) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 4:30 PM

Someone registered dougfordformayor.ca, a domain that directly mirrors the wording of Rob Ford's campaign website, in May of this year.

The registration garnered attention Friday afternoon after Rob Ford dropped out of the Toronto mayoral race and his brother Doug Ford stepped in to take...

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John McCain Warns ISIS Terrorists May Cross Canadian Border (VIDEO)

(162) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 11:10 AM

John McCain revived fears last night that the Canadian border is "porous" and would make an easy entry point for attacks against the United States.

During a tense debate with former White House spokesman Jay Carney, the Republican senator and former presidential candidate argued that even though there...

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What Canadian City Should You Live In? (QUIZ)

(44) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 5:55 PM

Because where you are isn't necessarily where you should be.

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Ex-Tory Candidate Gordon Landon Makes Kimmel Sketch On Hacked Celeb Nudes (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 2:00 PM

A former Conservative candidate and Markham, Ont. politician appeared in a segment on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday in which he appears to admit looking at the hacked photos of naked celebrities.

Gordon Landon, a regional councillor in Markham and a former Tory hopeful at the federal level, appears in...

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Billionaire Craig McCaw Is Selling Disputed James Island For $75 Million

(9) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 4:20 PM

You know you're rich when you have enough money to buy an island. You know you're really, really rich when you have enough to buy a $75 million island.

Telecommunications billionaire Craig McCaw is selling his private B.C. island, giving someone in the 0.1 per cent a...

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Stephen Harper's Nobel Prize Nomination Sparks Outrage

(418) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 11:35 AM

Stephen Harper's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize by a Canadian Jewish organization has sparked a viral online petition to deny the prime minister the honour.

Harper is being nominated by B'Nai Brith Canada, the same Jewish group that gave the PM its Gold Medallion for Humanitarianism...

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Peter MacKay Wears Gun Shirt From Group That Wants To Repeal Canada's Firearms Laws

(689) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 3:28 PM

Peter MacKay was photographed wearing a "No Compromise" T-shirt that symbolizes a gun lobby group's goal to repeal Canada's firearms laws and legalize the possession of all semi-automatic weapons.

The Justice Minister was captured wearing the shirt sold by Canada's National Firearms Association (NFA) at a Conservative...

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Tory MP's Claim That CBC Isn't Being Cut Featured In New Ad

(38) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 12:37 PM

"We are not making cuts to the CBC." That's the quotation from Tory MP Joyce Bateman featured in a new radio ad from Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.

The Winnipeg South Centre MP made the comments in a voicemail left in April for constituent Jayanne English,...

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Rapper Tasha The Amazon Takes Tiger For A Stroll In Downtown Toronto

(8) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 11:38 AM

Hipsters and tigers and rappers. Oh my!

Toronto-based rapper Tasha The Amazon took an enormous Bengal tiger for a walk in Kensington Market early Thursday morning as part of a music video shoot for the song "Thru the Fire." Predictably, people noticed.

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Meet Annie Sibonney, Canada's Answer To Anthony Bourdain

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 7:02 PM

Annie Sibonney sits in a bar in Mexico City with a cluster of professional wrestlers. Then the electrocutions start.

Sibonney is the host of the new food-focused show "One Night Stand" on Discovery World, but the culinary adventurer does a lot more than just eat and drink...

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NDP's Youth Wing Chides Mulcair For Not Condemning Israeli Attacks In Gaza

(100) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 4:21 PM

In the latest sign that the NDP is at odds with itself over Gaza, the party's youth wing has called out Thomas Mulcair for not criticizing Israeli attacks.

In an editorial published on Rabble, NDP Youth says "it's time to call a spade a spade" on Gaza....

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Julian Fantino Flyer Says Trudeau Lectured Kids On 'Benefits' Of Marijuana. Except He Didn't

(215) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 11:57 AM

A flyer circulated by Conservative minister Julian Fantino makes some questionable claims about what Justin Trudeau is telling children about marijuana.

The mailer, which is similar to others distributed by Tory MPs, claims the Liberal leader has been "speaking to elementary school students about the benefits of...

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Ron Giesbrecht, Chief Of Kwikwetlem First Nation, Made $914,219 Tax Free Last Year

(139) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 6:14 PM

A B.C. chief made nearly three times as much as Prime Minister Stephen Harper last year. And the chief actually earned much more when you take into account that the salary was paid out tax free.

Ron Giesbrecht, chief of the Kwikwetlem First Nation, earned $914,219...

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Yellowknife Looks Like Beijing Right Now (PHOTOS)

(27) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 12:03 PM

It has a population of around 20,000 people. This weekend it looked as polluted as a sprawling metropolis of millions.

Yellowknife was blanketed with smoke from raging wildfires this weekend, making the city look more like Beijing than a sleepy Arctic outpost.

This is what it looked...

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Average Canadian Climate Denier Is An Evangelical Man From Alberta Who Votes For The Tories

(120) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 12:59 PM

Stephen Harper is 55 years old, makes his home in Alberta, goes to an Evangelical church and, presumably, votes for the Conservatives. According to a new poll, that puts the prime minister in the high-risk group for climate denial.

The survey from Forum research found that the vast...

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