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April home sales set record, Canadian Real Estate Association says

The number of homes sold in Canada last month hit a record as supply tightened, particularly in the Toronto area, where a fiercely competitive market is dissuading some homeowners from putting their properties up for sale, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Monday. READ

Add astronaut to engineer, astrophysicist and doctor David Saint-Jacques' resume

Quebec engineer and doctor David Saint-Jacques says he's not entirely sure why he was chosen to become the next Canadian to work aboard the International Space Station — but he'll gladly accept the mission. READ

Evacuation notice issued after new, out-of-control fire in Alberta

An out-of-control wildfire is forcing people from their homes in a rural and farm region northwest of Edmonton. READ

Premature baby delivered by dying mother is in stable condition: police

A premature baby delivered via emergency C-section shortly before its mother died from gunshot wounds is in stable condition, Toronto police said Monday as they appealed to the public for help identifying those responsible for the "outrageous" death. READ

Lyme disease cases rising in Canada, climate change cited as a probable factor

An Ottawa conference on Lyme disease has been told the tick-borne illness is on the rise in Canada and global warming is likely partly responsible. READ

Ontario MP Michael Chong joins race for Conservative party leadership

Michael Chong joined the Conservative leadership race Monday, breaking ranks with the party's long-standing opposition to carbon pricing but falling in line on face coverings -- a controversy many believe cost the party votes last October. READ

Child sex abuse in travel sector continues to rise in Canada and abroad: study

More children than ever are being exploited in the travel and tourism sector in Canada and around the world, according to a new report released Thursday. READ

Two-tier pardon fees floated as part of sweeping Trudeau government review

People convicted of minor offences would pay less than those guilty of serious crimes when applying for a pardon under a scenario being studied by the federal parole board. READ

Most government- sponsored Syrian refugees now in permanent homes: McCallum

Immigration Minister John McCallum says 98 per cent of government-sponsored Syrian refugees have now found permanent housing. READ

Edmonton, Saskatchewan, B.C. now meet requirements for extra EI, documents show

The federal Liberals are facing renewed pressure to offer extended EI benefits to three regions in the West that now meet the government's qualifications. READ

Federal Liberals make interim move to curb partisan government advertising

New measures to scrub self-serving and partisan government communications will take effect immediately, says Treasury Board President Scott Brison — but that doesn't mean the Liberals will put the brakes on federal ad spending. READ

Canadians not racist, but aboriginal issue invisible to many: Paul Martin

Racism isn't the culprit, but that doesn't change the fact that the challenges faced by Canada's Aboriginal Peoples have long remained out of sight and mind to many, says former Liberal prime minister Paul Martin. READ

Big banks shave 2016 growth outlooks for Canada in wake of Alberta wildfire

The effects of the enormous Alberta wildfire on the ever-crucial oil sector have prompted forecasters to trim their 2016 economic growth predictions for the entire country. READ

'I didn't kill Mr. Bosma,' Mark Smich tells Hamilton murder trial

Dellen Millard fatally shot Tim Bosma and later disposed of his body in an animal incinerator dubbed "The Eliminator," his co-accused told their murder trial as the victim's family and friends wept in the courtroom. READ

Under fire, Health Canada announces mental health workers for Attawapiskat

Health Canada said Wednesday it will fund two additional mental health workers and a case manager for youth in Attawapiskat to assist with the northern Ontario reserve's suicide crisis -- a move that comes after the federal government came under fire by the region's MP and the community's chief. READ

National daycare proposal to be ready by summer, says minister

The broad strokes of a national child care agreement, to be used as the basis for individual funding agreements between Ottawa and the provinces, will be available by summer, says the provincial minister in charge of the file. READ

Opposition says Liberals stack the deck for election reform committee

The Trudeau government was accused Wednesday of stacking the deck in the Liberal party's favour as it finally made good on a promise to create a special parliamentary committee on electoral reform. READ

Former PM Paul Martin's portrait the 21st to hang beside Confederation Hall

For years, Paul Martin was a fixture in the halls of Parliament, as finance minister in Jean Chretien's Liberal government and then as prime minister himself. READ

Ottawa announces almost $5 million in funding towards global Zika fight

The federal government is contributing almost $5 million to the global fight against the Zika virus. READ

Senators told they're last hope for suffering Canadians who aren't near death

Senators heard an emotional appeal Wednesday to reject the federal government's restrictive approach to medical assistance in dying from the wife of an acclaimed doctor who starved himself to death to end his suffering from brain cancer. READ

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