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    Canada's top general pushes back against critics of peacekeeping plan

    Canada's top general pushes back against critics of peacekeeping plan


    Canada’s top general is forcefully rejecting the notion that Canada’s new peacekeeping commitment isn’t in line with the Liberal government’s initial...

    Canada’s top general is forcefully rejecting the notion that Canada’s new peacekeeping commitment isn’t in line with the Liberal government’s initial promise.

    Slow start to fifth round of NAFTA talks in Mexico City

    Slow start to fifth round of NAFTA talks in Mexico City


    A source with direct knowledge of the NAFTA talks in Mexico City says about a dozen different topics have come up so far, with little movement following the first full day of...

    A source with direct knowledge of the NAFTA talks in Mexico City says about a dozen different topics have come up so far, with little movement following the first full day of discussions.

    Head of NATO tells Canada to gear itself up for Russian cyber threats

    Head of NATO tells Canada to gear itself up for Russian cyber threats


    Canada and other NATO countries must do more to counter Russia's growing and ever-evolving cyber threats, says the head of the North Atlantic Treaty...

    Canada and other NATO countries must do more to counter Russia's growing and ever-evolving cyber threats, says the head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

    Charity with ties to Trudeau excluding Quebecers from contest

    Charity with ties to Trudeau excluding Quebecers from contest


    A high-profile Canadian charity with close ties to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife is excluding youth from Quebec, Trudeau’s home province, from a nationwide contest to win tickets to an event featuring former U.S. first lady Michelle...

    A high-profile Canadian charity with close ties to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife is excluding youth from Quebec, Trudeau’s home province, from a nationwide contest to win tickets to an event featuring former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama.

    National Holocaust Monument to stay open all winter

    National Holocaust Monument to stay open all winter


    Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly today announced the National Holocaust Monument will remain open throughout the winter, responding to concerns that snowy days would force its...

    Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly today announced the National Holocaust Monument will remain open throughout the winter, responding to concerns that snowy days would force its closure.

    The Pollcast: Can the Democrats mount a comeback?

    The Pollcast: Can the Democrats mount a comeback?


    With wins in Virginia and New Jersey, and a potential upset in an upcoming special election in Alabama, the Democrats are feeling confident about their chances in the 2018 midterms. Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Keith Boag to...

    With wins in Virginia and New Jersey, and a potential upset in an upcoming special election in Alabama, the Democrats are feeling confident about their chances in the 2018 midterms. Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Keith Boag to discuss.

    Brian Pallister broke arm during solo hike in New Mexico, briefly reported missing

    Brian Pallister broke arm during solo hike in New Mexico, briefly reported missing


    Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister was hiking while on vacation in New Mexico and was overdue by an hour when his wife called police, who found him injured at a...

    Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister was hiking while on vacation in New Mexico and was overdue by an hour when his wife called police, who found him injured at a trailhead.

    Public safety minister announces $327.6M to fight gangs and gun violence

    Public safety minister announces $327.6M to fight gangs and gun violence


    Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale announced the federal government will spend $327.6 million over five years on anti-gang initiatives and gun crime...

    Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale announced the federal government will spend $327.6 million over five years on anti-gang initiatives and gun crime crackdown.

    Alex Trebek, Tragically Hip receive Order of Canada

    Alex Trebek, Tragically Hip receive Order of Canada


    Alex Trebek and the surviving members of the Tragically Hip will receive the insignia of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall Friday...

    Alex Trebek and the surviving members of the Tragically Hip will receive the insignia of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall Friday morning.

    'Canada does not engage in death squads,' while allies actively hunt down their own foreign fighters

    'Canada does not engage in death squads,' while allies actively hunt down their own foreign fighters


    Countries like the U.S., U.K., France, and Australia have adopted a policy of killing their citizens who have gone to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. But Canadians who join the militant group have so far had little to fear from their own government, either...

    Countries like the U.S., U.K., France, and Australia have adopted a policy of killing their citizens who have gone to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. But Canadians who join the militant group have so far had little to fear from their own government, either at home or abroad.

    Canada sends bomb-clearing engineers to Iraq as ISIS retreat leaves country littered with IEDs

    Canada sends bomb-clearing engineers to Iraq as ISIS retreat leaves country littered with IEDs


    Canadian combat engineers will train the Iraqi army in bomb disposal over the next six months, the military announced. It is the latest reconfiguration of Canada's mission in the war-torn...

    Canadian combat engineers will train the Iraqi army in bomb disposal over the next six months, the military announced. It is the latest reconfiguration of Canada's mission in the war-torn country.

    How the provinces are planning for pot legalization

    How the provinces are planning for pot legalization


    When the federal government announced it would legalize marijuana, it left it up to the provinces to licence the product and oversee its distribution and sale. Here's a look at what the provinces and territories are...

    When the federal government announced it would legalize marijuana, it left it up to the provinces to licence the product and oversee its distribution and sale. Here's a look at what the provinces and territories are planning.

    Canada and U.K. form alliance to phase out coal to combat climate change

    Canada and U.K. form alliance to phase out coal to combat climate change


    Canada and the United Kingdom have enticed 18 other nations to adopt their mutual goal of weaning themselves off coal-fired power — but at least two provinces are trying to negotiate their way out of the federal government's own domestic...

    Canada and the United Kingdom have enticed 18 other nations to adopt their mutual goal of weaning themselves off coal-fired power — but at least two provinces are trying to negotiate their way out of the federal government's own domestic plan.

    Minister issues apology to public servants over Phoenix

    Minister issues apology to public servants over Phoenix


    Federal public servants across the country will receive an apology from the minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada over the disastrous Phoenix pay...

    Federal public servants across the country will receive an apology from the minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada over the disastrous Phoenix pay system.

    Baloney Meter: How much is the government going to collect from tax cheats?

    Baloney Meter: How much is the government going to collect from tax cheats?


    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government has identified and is on track to collect $25 billion in unpaid taxes over the last two years. But did the government cheat on its...

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government has identified and is on track to collect $25 billion in unpaid taxes over the last two years. But did the government cheat on its numbers?

    Sen. Tobias Enverga dies in Colombia on parliamentary trip

    Sen. Tobias Enverga dies in Colombia on parliamentary trip


    Conservative Sen. Tobias Enverga, the first Canadian senator of Filipino descent, has died at age 61 during a parliamentary trip to...

    Conservative Sen. Tobias Enverga, the first Canadian senator of Filipino descent, has died at age 61 during a parliamentary trip to Colombia.

    Poll Tracker: Liberal lead over Conservatives holds

    Poll Tracker: Liberal lead over Conservatives holds


    View the latest federal poll averages and seat projections from the CBC's Éric Grenier, as well as historical data back to...

    View the latest federal poll averages and seat projections from the CBC's Éric Grenier, as well as historical data back to 2009.