Tories, NDP to release platforms as advance polls open

Harper says his party will focus on a 'low tax, balanced budget,' while Mulcair says he'll balance the budget in a year and invest in infrastructure.

  • U.S. Steel flags disappear minutes after court decision

    It didn't take long for a well-known U.S. Steel symbol to disappear from steel plants in Hamilton and Nanticoke on Friday. Moments after a Superior Court decision allowing the steel maker to sever ties with its Canadian counterpart, the flags were gone. Bill Ferguson, president of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 8782, says while he doesn't know who removed them, the workers were happy about it.

  • Why Jay Leno felt like 'an idiot' buying his Tesla

    Jay Leno loves the horsepower of his new Tesla P90D, but buying it came at the expense of an embarrassing moment with Elon Musk.

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  • Boy found guilty of pushing fellow high school student to death under bus

    Provincial court Judge Peter Ross dismissed the defence's assertion that the accused was acting like a typical boy his age and was engaged in ordinary horseplay at the time, saying the young man should have known his actions could have deadly consequences. The young boy was accused of using two hands to shove 18-year-old Christopher Chafe down an embankment outside Sydney Academy last winter. Defence lawyer James Snow said Chafe's grisly death was the result of "momentary inadvertence," not reckless behaviour.

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  • Couple Release A Bit TOO Much Information On Their Facebook Engagement Photo

    A woman who was so deliriously happy at getting engaged to her boyfriend didn’t check the Facebook photo before posting it - and let something MAJOR slip.

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  • Mike Commodore rips Mike Babcock in angry Twitter rant

    Though Commodore’s language was scathing he apparently drew the line when comparing Babcock to Adolf Hitler.

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  • ‘This Has Ruined Me’: Cheater Exposed On Facebook Opens Up As He Attempts To Win Girlfriend Back

    Matty Steven’s face went viral when Pippa McKinney posted a picture of the pair kissing at a club in Manchester on Facebook as she attempted to track him down. Now the 22-year-old has admitted his “drunken kiss” with Pippa, but is doing his utmost to win Emily back. It was one single drunken kiss that obviously meant more to her than it ever did to me.

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  • LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi says he was 'played' by Mike Richards

    In a moment of candor, Lombardi released a long statement to the Los Angeles Times, where he said Richards was caught in a “destructive spiral.”

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  • Christine Wood sentenced to jail in baby Taylor death

    Christine Margaret Wood of Riverview was sentenced to one year in jail, two years of probation. Wood was originally charged with attempted murder in the so-called baby Taylor case. The anonymous infant became known as Baby Taylor.

  • Pattison unveils plans to build Vancouver's tallest residential tower

    Wed, Oct 7: Jim Pattison says he's going to build Vancouver's tallest residential building on the downtown Vancouver lot that once housed his car dealership. Ted Chernecki reports.

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  • Thousands of new Canadians barred from voting with Citizenship Act changes

    Many former immigrants and refugees who have been in Canada for years are finding that they aren't able to take part in the federal election this month. Tamara Segura came to Canada from Cuba in 2010, and under the old federal rules she would be able to vote on Oct. 19. "Being able to vote is a big deal to me, I come from a country where a vote is mandatory but we just have one party — so I have never really voted in my life," she said.

  • Michael Gibbon, Kitchener, Ont. man killed by arrow was on routine walk

    Michael Gibbon, killed by an arrow early Monday Oct. 5 in Kitchener, Ont., was on his daily morning walk – "basically his only exercise" – when the incident occurred, his sister Linda Leinweber told CBC Radio's evening program As It Happens. Gibbon was found Monday morning around 7 a.m. ET on the front corner yard of a home at 387 Margaret Ave.  He was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. "Michael worked night shift all the time," Leinweber explained, and he had little time for anything but work or his daily walk around the neighbourhood.  "He was going to retire next year," she said.

  • Mulcair, not Trudeau, can beat Harper

    Flash back to the final weeks of the federal election in May 2011. Election forecasters were prematurely dismissing a strong early surge from the NDP as a fluke, a flash-in-the-pan. They sang this tune until mere days before Jack Layton led Canada’s NDP through a stunning electoral upset that catapulted the party from 36 seats to an unprecedented 103 and cemented their status as the Official Opposition. Fast forward to 2015 and it feels like déjà vu all over again. We are now in the second last week of the longest election campaign since 1872 and the cynical pundits and pollsters are all too eagerly declaring Tom Mulcair’s once-favoured parliamentary hopes a non-starter. Their predictably misguided

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  • Alberta judge acquits boy of murder who shot abusive dad to protect his mother

    An Alberta judge has found a boy not guilty of second-degree murder after he fatally shot his abusive father to prevent the death of his mother. The boy, known as H because he can't be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was only 13 when he shot his father twice with a rifle on Aug. 5, 2013 near a remote community in northern Alberta. Justice Paul Jeffrey of Court of Queen's Bench said the boy acted to protect his mother and did not intend to kill his father.

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  • Scientists in Antarctica are drinking so much at work that it’s causing brawls

    A safety audit conducted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) concluded that scientists, military personal, and civilians stationed at research facilities around the South Pole are causing concern with their drinking habits. “Since alcohol abuse does occur in the USAP program, workplace safety could be enhanced if [breathalyser] tests were administered to all USAP participants endangering themselves or others due to the influence of alcohol,” the audit states.

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  • The McDonald's of the future (8 photos)

    Heading towards its 50th anniversary in 2017, McDonald's Canada unveiled the next chapter of its brand transformation. From menu changes to uniform makeovers, this is the new version of your favourite neighbourhood restaurant.

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  • Items discarded at U.S.-Mexico border -

    (CNN)Hair brushes. Wallets. Snickers bars. Normally, such a collection of everyday items might spark little interest in the average person. When presented as part of the new "Sueno Americano Project," however, these seemingly mundane items become imbued with poignancy and drama. The photo project -- translated from Spanish as the "American Dream" -- shows objects found in trash cans by Tom Kiefer, who worked as a janitor and groundskeeper at a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facility in Ajo, Arizona. The facility is located about 40 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border and about 120 miles from California. "Those who have entered the U.S. illegally, their personal possessions and belongings too easily

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  • Ronda Rousey's younger sister stars as Rousey in powerful UFC 193 promo

    The video details how Rousey and Holm got into combat sports growing up.

  • Nicole Kidman's 'Loneliest Time'

    Nicole Kidman was on top of Hollywood's A-list after winning an Oscar in 2003, but the superstar says it was the "loneliest" time of her life. The Australian stunner had split from Tom Cruise two years before nabbing Best Actress honors for her role as Virginia Woolf in "The Hours, and opened up at the Women In the World summit in London on Friday about the personal struggles she faced following the high-profile divorce. Nicole said that becoming immersed in her characters helped her stay focused in the short-term, but it was the long-term lesson that proved the most profound.

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  • Sask. woman shares her struggle with dementia at age 45

    It was 2009 when Lori Michaud started forgetting to do simple tasks. In 2015, at the age of 44, she was diagnosed with dementia. "I had to get had to get back to work in a few weeks [after surgery] and it was like someone had flicked a light switch [off]," explained Michaud.

  • Harper defends government's choice to prioritize Christians and other minorities

    OTTAWA â Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says his government's policy of prioritizing certain refugees, primarily Christians and other religious minorities, isn't discriminatory. The government is merely prioritizing those Christians and other Muslim minorities â as opposed to Muslim Sunnis and Shiites â who are being targeted by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, Harper said this week. What Harper didn't mention, however, is that all the resettled refugee candidates Ottawa is considering are far from Islamic State's reach and are located in places like Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

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