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    'I tried to bury it down': NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says he was sexually abused as a child

    'I tried to bury it down': NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says he was sexually abused as a child


    In his new book, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh alleges that he was sexually abused as a child. He speaks to Anna Maria Tremonti about the abuse, and why he hopes his revelation will help other...

    In his new book, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh alleges that he was sexually abused as a child. He speaks to Anna Maria Tremonti about the abuse, and why he hopes his revelation will help other survivors.

    How Elizabeth May is making her wedding low-carbon

    How Elizabeth May is making her wedding low-carbon


    Elizabeth May and her partner, John Kidder, are getting married today in Victoria. The couple is trying to make the wedding a low-carbon...

    Elizabeth May and her partner, John Kidder, are getting married today in Victoria. The couple is trying to make the wedding a low-carbon event.

    Canada Revenue Agency writes off $133M owed by one taxpayer

    Canada Revenue Agency writes off $133M owed by one taxpayer


    CRA commissioner Bob Hamilton last fall approved the writeoff of a huge tax debt of $133 million owed by one taxpayer, though the agency won't say whether it was an individual or firm. A spokesperson acknowledges writeoffs of that magnitude "are not...

    CRA commissioner Bob Hamilton last fall approved the writeoff of a huge tax debt of $133 million owed by one taxpayer, though the agency won't say whether it was an individual or firm. A spokesperson acknowledges writeoffs of that magnitude "are not common."

    Our new Politics newsletter: Prepare for a 'nasty' election campaign

    Our new Politics newsletter: Prepare for a 'nasty' election campaign


    The 2019 federal election campaign is already underway. The CBC News Canada Votes newsletter is your weekly tip-sheet as we count down to Oct....

    The 2019 federal election campaign is already underway. The CBC News Canada Votes newsletter is your weekly tip-sheet as we count down to Oct. 21.

    Ukraine's Poroshenko concedes defeat to comedian rival Zelenskiy in presidential vote

    Ukraine's Poroshenko concedes defeat to comedian rival Zelenskiy in presidential vote


    A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV appeared poised to reprise the role in real life when an exit poll showed him winning Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday in a...

    A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV appeared poised to reprise the role in real life when an exit poll showed him winning Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday in a landslide.

    'Cold comfort': Ottawa's plans to protect pensions not good enough, say critics

    'Cold comfort': Ottawa's plans to protect pensions not good enough, say critics


    The federal government's latest proposed measures to protect pensions don't actually accomplish much, according to pensioner groups disappointed with the policy outlined in the Trudeau government's omnibus budget...

    The federal government's latest proposed measures to protect pensions don't actually accomplish much, according to pensioner groups disappointed with the policy outlined in the Trudeau government's omnibus budget bill.

    Fire watch: Officials have plans to prevent a Notre-Dame blaze on Parliament Hill

    Fire watch: Officials have plans to prevent a Notre-Dame blaze on Parliament Hill


    With images of Notre-Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames still fresh in people’s minds, officials in Ottawa are assuring Canadians a plan is in place to protect one of this country’s most famous landmarks from a similar...

    With images of Notre-Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames still fresh in people’s minds, officials in Ottawa are assuring Canadians a plan is in place to protect one of this country’s most famous landmarks from a similar tragedy.

    Ontario NDP asks federal elections watchdog to look into Ontario carbon tax sticker campaign

    Ontario NDP asks federal elections watchdog to look into Ontario carbon tax sticker campaign


    The Ontario NDP wants Canada’s federal elections watchdog to look into whether Ontario Premier Doug Ford is violating federal election advertising rules with his anti-carbon tax sticker...

    The Ontario NDP wants Canada’s federal elections watchdog to look into whether Ontario Premier Doug Ford is violating federal election advertising rules with his anti-carbon tax sticker campaign.

    New NAFTA could add $62B to U.S. GDP, boost jobs, Congress told

    New NAFTA could add $62B to U.S. GDP, boost jobs, Congress told


    The case for ratifying the revised North American trade agreement got a boost Thursday with the release of a new analysis by the U.S. International Trade Commission that predicted economic gains for all three partners if its changes are...

    The case for ratifying the revised North American trade agreement got a boost Thursday with the release of a new analysis by the U.S. International Trade Commission that predicted economic gains for all three partners if its changes are implemented.

    The Pollcast: Is P.E.I. ready to give the Greens a try?

    The Pollcast: Is P.E.I. ready to give the Greens a try?


    On the latest episode of The Pollcast, the CBC's Kerry Campbell breaks down next week's vote in Prince Edward...

    On the latest episode of The Pollcast, the CBC's Kerry Campbell breaks down next week's vote in Prince Edward Island.

    Canada exempts $110M more of U.S. imports from retaliatory tariffs

    Canada exempts $110M more of U.S. imports from retaliatory tariffs


    Earlier this week, the Finance Department quietly added $110 million worth of products and businesses to its list of exemptions from Canada's retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports. While this relief protects jobs, it undermines pressure the Trudeau...

    Earlier this week, the Finance Department quietly added $110 million worth of products and businesses to its list of exemptions from Canada's retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports. While this relief protects jobs, it undermines pressure the Trudeau government wants to keep on the Trump administration.

    Ottawa plans to make Trans Mountain decision by June 18

    Ottawa plans to make Trans Mountain decision by June 18


    The federal government will make a final decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project by June 18 — missing the original 90-day deadline set by the National Energy...

    The federal government will make a final decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project by June 18 — missing the original 90-day deadline set by the National Energy Board.

    PBO launches new service to cost out party platforms, despite the political risks

    PBO launches new service to cost out party platforms, despite the political risks


    The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) is gearing up for a new experiment in democracy. Beginning June 23, it will be providing an independent costing service to political parties that want to attach a reliable price tag to their election promises - but...

    The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) is gearing up for a new experiment in democracy. Beginning June 23, it will be providing an independent costing service to political parties that want to attach a reliable price tag to their election promises - but the exercise comes with considerable political risks.

    Rachel Notley helped strike a grand bargain on oil and the climate. Can Trudeau save it?

    Rachel Notley helped strike a grand bargain on oil and the climate. Can Trudeau save it?


    If not for Alberta's first NDP premier, Justin Trudeau likely would have had an even harder time crafting a national climate plan. If not for Rachel Notley, Ottawa also might not own a pipeline right now. At the very least, the prime minister would have...

    If not for Alberta's first NDP premier, Justin Trudeau likely would have had an even harder time crafting a national climate plan. If not for Rachel Notley, Ottawa also might not own a pipeline right now. At the very least, the prime minister would have had a much harder time justifying his support for that pipeline's expansion.

    Supreme Court rules that police don't need warrant to carry out child luring sting operations

    Supreme Court rules that police don't need warrant to carry out child luring sting operations


    The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that sexually explicit online messages exchanged with a minor are not private and can be used in undercover police operations without a...

    The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that sexually explicit online messages exchanged with a minor are not private and can be used in undercover police operations without a warrant.

    Mark Norman's defence points to SNC-Lavalin testimony in bid to unlock secret documents

    Mark Norman's defence points to SNC-Lavalin testimony in bid to unlock secret documents


    The country’s soon-to-be-former top bureaucrat may have given lawyers for Vice-Admiral Mark Norman an opening to scrub away some of the black ink covering up federal documents submitted to the court as part of his breach of trust...

    The country’s soon-to-be-former top bureaucrat may have given lawyers for Vice-Admiral Mark Norman an opening to scrub away some of the black ink covering up federal documents submitted to the court as part of his breach of trust case.

    Pass it on, provinces: Cities say provincial governments hoarding marijuana tax cash

    Pass it on, provinces: Cities say provincial governments hoarding marijuana tax cash


    Some of Canada's largest cities are not getting the money they were promised from taxes on cannabis, despite the increased costs they face from dealing with legal recreational marijuana use in their...

    Some of Canada's largest cities are not getting the money they were promised from taxes on cannabis, despite the increased costs they face from dealing with legal recreational marijuana use in their communities.