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Astronaut Steve MacLean is the new Ambassador of the Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies

MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2018 /CNW/ – “I have always been involved in health research, when I was an astronaut and still today. As part of my two missions in space,

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Annual food bill for Canadian family in 2018 expected to rise by $348: study

MONTREAL — Canadians are eating out more and can expect to pay extra to do so in 2018, suggests a forward-looking report into food prices. Food inflation overall is expected

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Visible minorities feel less safe than other Canadians: Statistics Canada

MONTREAL — Visible minorities, particularly Arabs and West Asians, feel less safe walking alone in their neighbourhoods after dark than do other Canadians, according to a Statistics Canada survey released

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Gymnastics Canada suspends Edmonton-based coach because of sex-abuse allegations

MONTREAL — Gymnastics Canada suspended an Edmonton-based coach on Thursday amid allegations he sexually abused some of his former students. The decision to suspend Michel Arsenault came after CBC’s French-language

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Bell launching a new discount pre-paid wireless brand called Lucky Mobile

MONTREAL — Bell is launching a new discount pre-paid wireless brand, Lucky Mobile. The service will initially be available in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia starting Dec. 4. Lucky Mobile

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Couche-Tard hasn’t given up hope of selling cannabis in Western Canada: CEO

MONTREAL — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. hasn’t given up hope of selling cannabis as some Western Canadian provinces turn to the private sector for over-the-counter sales, the convenience store operator’s CEO

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Canadians want to be freed from provincial alcohol monopolies: poll

MONTREAL — As the Supreme Court prepares to hear a landmark case on provincial beer and liquor monopolies, a new poll indicates Canadians overwhelmingly want to tear down trade barriers

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Man accused of crimes against humanity fights to keep Canadian citizenship

OTTAWA — A man accused of committing crimes against humanity in the former Yugoslavia is fighting a federal move to strip his Canadian citizenship. Cedo Kljajic is denying the government’s

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CN Rail on hiring spree after being surprised by laid-off workers passing on jobs

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railways is on a hiring spree particularly in Western Canada, several years after a slowdown in demand prompted layoffs. The country’s largest railway says it hopes

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Updated: Ontario politicians condemn Quebec law obliging citizens to uncover their faces

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks at the closing news conference at the First Ministers meeting in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct.3, 2017. Ontario politicians took the unusual step Thursday of using

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WestJet shares hit two-year high on record quarterly load numbers

MONTREAL — Shares of WestJet Airlines hit a more than two-year high after the Calgary-based airline reported the highest quarterly load factor in its 21-year history. The shares peaked at

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Metro says Ontario automated distribution centres unrelated to minimum wage hikes

MONTREAL — Grocery store chain Metro Inc. says the construction of its first automated distribution centres are unrelated to its efforts to offset added costs from Ontario’s rising minimum wage.

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Peter Coyote on finding ‘the best writers’ have moved to television

Actor Michael Riendeau, of Ottawa, is shown is a scene from the the six-part miniseries “The Disappearance”. There’s something about Peter Coyote’s voice that simply makes you listen. THE CANADIAN