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U.S. giant Lowe's to buy Rona in deal that would shake up home improvement sector

U.S. giant Lowe's has proposed to buy Rona in a $3.2-billion friendly deal that would shake up Canada's home improvement industry. READ

Quebec taxi industry seeks injunction against Uber

Quebec's taxi industry went to court Tuesday to seek a permanent injunction against Uber that is also aimed at deactivating the company's app throughout the province. READ

Canada asked to double aid for Syrian crisis at upcoming donor conference

Canada is being asked to double the amount of financial assistance it will provide to help ease the humanitarian crisis brought on by the Syrian civil war. READ

Canada military ill-prepared to resume mantle as world's peacekeeper, report

The Trudeau government has promised to get Canada back into the peacekeeping business, but a new report from two independent think tanks says the military is ill-prepared for the task. READ

Auditor slams delays, arduous, outdated paperwork process for disability appeals

Canadians with terminal illnesses are waiting too long for disability pension benefits from the federal government, and those with grave conditions are being snowed under with paperwork, Canada's auditor general says. READ

Oil industry group says Trans Mountain panel subjected to 'abuse' from opponents

A vice-president at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has lashed out at opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline review process, calling much of the criticism "shameful" and "abusive." READ

Flirtatious emails to Ghomeshi after alleged attacks were bait, woman says

A woman who testified that she went to great lengths avoiding any contact with Jian Ghomeshi after he allegedly attacked her acknowledged during intense cross-examination on Tuesday that she sent him flirtatious emails long after their encounters. READ

A primer on alternatives to Canada's first-past-the-post electoral system

Imagine Canada's current first-past-the-post electoral system is changed so that each party's share of the popular vote is more closely reflected in the number of seats it wins in the House of Commons. READ

International expert applauds Trudeau's blunt approach on indigenous issues

A United Nations human rights expert says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's talk of a "pervasive culture" of discrimination against Canada's Aboriginal Peoples lends legitimacy to the issues and those tackling them. READ

Eight sex assault claims investigated after complaints to military crisis centre

Military police have launched eight investigations as a result of complaints filed with the new sexual misconduct response centre at the Department of National Defence, the country's top commander revealed Monday. READ

Ghomeshi a ‘perfect gentleman’ who suddenly turned violent, trial told

Former radio star Jian Ghomeshi came across as a humble, charming and chivalrous gentleman who, without warning, would turn violent, his sexual assault trial heard Monday. READ

Five Alberta snowmobilers killed in B.C. avalanche identified

MCBRIDE, B.C. -- RCMP say all five people killed in Friday's avalanche near McBride, B.C., were from Alberta. READ

Trial of disgraced CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi set to begin next week

He was a broadcasting star with a wide and loyal following before he became engulfed in a scandal that sparked a nationwide conversation on sexual assault and the issues with reporting it. READ

Zika virus poses only 'very low' threat to Canada: chief public health officer

The mosquito-borne Zika virus "does not present a significant public health risk to Canada," the country's chief public health officer said Friday. READ

Sajjan vows no repeat of the mistakes of the Afghan war with new Iraq plan

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says he doesn't want a repeat of coalition mistakes in the Afghan war and that is why cabinet is taking its time to consider the new shape of the Iraq mission. READ

Environment ministers meet to discuss carbon-cutting strategies

Canada's environment ministers were meeting on Friday in an effort to negotiate a national carbon-cutting strategy to meet the country's ambitious international targets. READ

Environment and security on agenda of North American foreign ministers meeting

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion hosts a meeting with his American and Mexican counterparts today with environment, security and clean energy on the formal agenda. READ

Prime minister says he's 'deeply moved' by courage in La Loche after shootings

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is deeply moved by the courage shown in a northern Saskatchewan community that lost four people in a mass shooting. READ

Hard-hit Alberta may be eligible for federal relief, Morneau acknowledges

The Liberal government has confirmed that Alberta may qualify for a financial boost under a little-known federal program to help ease the province's economic pain from falling commodity prices. READ

Economy shows first sign of life since summer, inching forward 0.3% in November

Canadian economic growth crawled back into positive territory in November, showing its first sign of life in the monthly data since the summer. READ

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