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.

  • Blue Jays season rests on Estrada's arm with no room for error in ALDS

    Of course the 32-year-old will have help when he faces Martin Perez and the Texas Rangers on Sunday in Game 3 of the best-of-five American League Division Series at Globe Life Park. "I'm taking it the same way as I would any other game," he said after Friday's loss at the Rogers Centre. Then again Estrada has delivered all season for Toronto since coming over from Milwaukee in a November trade for Adam Lind.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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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  • Shooting of Kentucky woman by husband in alleged mercy killing fuels right-to-die debate

    Virginia Chumbley was asleep when she was shot to death in her home. "I just shot my wife," Chris Chumbley told the Laurel County emergency operator. Chumbley, 50, was charged with murder, but last month, prosecutors reached a deal that would allow him to plead guilty to manslaughter.

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  • 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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  • 'My car does what?' New auto safety technology leaves some drivers confused

    Many Americans buying new cars these days are baffled by a torrent of new safety technology. Technologies once limited to high-end models like adaptive cruise control, tire-pressure indicators and rear-view cameras have become more common. "If people don't understand how that works or what the car is doing, it may startle them or make them uncomfortable," said Deborah Hersman, president of the National Safety Council.

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  • Man with Volkswagen TDI stuck with car, brain tumour

    Fri, Oct 9: Matthew Buccieri of Toronto has a brain tumour, which means he can't drive - and a Volkswagen TDI diesel he can't easily sell. As Sean O'Shea reports, VW's diesel scandal means the value of his nearly-new car has diminished by almost 50 per cent.

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  • A financial planner says there's something everyone should do before trying to get rich

    Many people want to be rich. That's why we like insight into how rich people get to where they are, from the actions they take to the habits they foster to the strategies regular people use to become millionaires. However, says certified financial planner Jeff Rose, founder of Alliance Wealth Management, there's something aspiring millionaires need to do before instituting actions, or habits, or strategies. "Before you chase wealth, define what wealthy means to you," he tells Business Insider. "Being wealthy does not have to revolve around money. You can have wealthy relationships with family and friends, or a wealthy experience in travel and adventures. Having wealth can also be defined as having

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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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  • Mysterious ‘dapper’ stranger  stepped in after woman was groped on bus

    Kaitlyn Regehr, who is studying at King’s College in London, England, was travelling home on the 207 bus towards Acton when a man “grabbed” her earlier this week. The 30-year-old woman took to Facebook to track down the mysterious “tall, dark and dapper” stranger, who stood up for her following the incident.

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  • Concerns Grow For Missing Hastings Teen Jordan Cooper

    Police are concerned about the whereabout of a teenage girl from Hastings, who went missing from her home yesterday afternoon. Jordan Cooper, 13, was meant to arrive home as agreed with her father at 5pm to their home in Malvern Way. Anyone who has seen Jordan is asked to dial 999 and ask for the police or email or phone 101 and quote serial 1106 of 06/10.

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  • KFC Says ‘Sorry’ To Customer Whose Gravy Pot Told Her To F*** Off

    The one thing that could make a date at KFC worse than being on a date at KFC is your order telling you to f*** off - but that’s exactly what happened to Emma Sneesby.  

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  • Man Divorces Wife On WhatsApp After Four Weeks Of Marriage

    The 21-year-old man used free messaging service WhatsApp to legally separate from his new wife - meaning he didn’t even have to pay anything to end their marriage. J Prameela Devi, a member of the state women’s commission adalat, told the Times of India: ‘He said she was like an apple and he had already tasted it. Islamic scholars are divided as to whether WhatsApp is actually a legal document, with some stating that the divorce should be carried out in person.

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  • 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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  • Fredericton woman wins racial profiling case, Shoppers Drug Mart must pay $8K

    Shoppers Drug Mart has been ordered to pay a Fredericton woman $8,000 after the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ruled she was targeted as a shoplifter because she is black. The incident began when Mary McCarthy walked into a Shoppers Drug Mart store in downtown Toronto on May 22, 2011, to buy mouthwash. When McCarthy put her knapsack on the floor to retrieve a label a co-worker had given her from a product she had recommended, a store employee, Ujjaijini Balachandra, spotted her and demanded she open her bag.

  • 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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