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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Spider Bite Leaves Man Fighting For His Life As Flesh Starts To Rot

    Orlando Jimenez Jimenez (pictured above, before and after) was using an outside toilet in Islay when the arachnid fell on him and bit his left ear. The 31-year-old, nicknamed Chamo, was rushed to Honorio Delgado Espinoza hospital in Arequipa.

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  • Downtown shooting puts 3 men in hospital

    Three men are in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a downtown shooting, police said.

  • NATO talks tough on Russian acts in Syria, but only pledges to aid Turkey if needed

    NATO talked tough Thursday about Moscow's expanding military activity in Syria, but the U.S.-led alliance's chief response to the Russian airstrikes and cruise missile attacks was a public pledge to help reinforce the defences of member nation Turkey if necessary. "NATO is able and ready to defend all allies, including Turkey, against any threat," alliance secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg declared at the onset of a meeting of NATO defence ministers. The meeting attended by U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter and counterparts from NATO's other 27 countries was overshadowed by concerns about Russia's recent military actions in Syria.

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  • Selena Gomez's Lupus Battle

    Selena Gomez has come forward with a personal health battle – she has lupus.

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  • Muslim Leaders 'Expose ISIS' Lies’ In Digital Magazine

    British muslim leaders are hoping to halt Islamic State’s online recruitment successes by launching a digital magazine offering an opposing viewpoint. Haqiqah will “expose ISIS’ lies”, revealing “what really lies behind the terrorist organisation”. It’s hoped that hearing imams and scholars offer an alternative perspective will deter disenfranchised British muslims from signing up for the perceived excitement of a life within Islamic State.

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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.

  • MLB commish Rob Manfred: Blue Jays are getting fair treatment in post-season

    Rob Manfred doesn't think the Toronto Blue Jays are getting any unfair treatment in the post-season. The Major League Baseball commissioner spoke with media on Friday ahead of Game 2 of the American League Division Series between the Blue Jays and Texas Rangers in Toronto. "We scheduled the games taking in to account a variety of factors," said Manfred on the field at Rogers Centre.

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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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  • Has Harper gone all in on the niqab?

    You make a dispassionate assessment of the risk, gauge just how much to bet against those odds and, as paradoxical as it may sound, always be ready to lose. All of which brings us to Stephen Harper and the Conservatives, and how they’re starting to look like the last people on earth any croupier would want to see walking into the casino. Three weeks ago the Conservatives bet that Canadians, even Canadians who don’t much care about politics (or, for that matter, Conservatives) could get worked up over whether immigrants should be allowed to take the oath of citizenship with their faces covered. The Tories were in trouble in the polls, their tightly scripted campaign seemed to be unraveling because it was, in fact, too tightly scripted, and it was clear (then, at least) that all of the attack ad ammunition fired at Liberal Justin Trudeau ought to have been aimed instead at Tom Mulcair and the NDP. q
  • ‘Carmageddon’: China’s 50-lane traffic jam is every driver’s worst nightmare

    The traffic jams on the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto don’t even come close to what Chinese motorists had to face this week. As the seven-day national holiday known as the ‘Golden Week’ wrapped up in China, thousands of motorists trying to return to the capital were stuck in a 50-lane traffic jam on the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway. The shocking scenes captured by aerial footage show Beijing-bound vehicles in complete gridlock, a traffic jam caused by a new checkpoint added recently on either side of the toll booth.

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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.

  • 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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  • House Cat Goes Outside For The First Time And Makes This Face

    Well, we don’t actually have to imagine with Kiwi as his series of facial expressions tells the exact story. The orange tabby’s owner uploaded a series of pictures to photo sharing site Imgur, captioning it ‘Kiwi’s Adventure To The Outside’ - and what an adventure it was. Kiwi is a house cat no more.

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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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  • Mountie gets his groove on in viral video to Watch Me (Whip Nae Nae)

    An RCMP officer boogies down in this new video, and further proves that cops have some great dance moves.

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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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  • BC father suffers double tragedy

    Thu, Oct 8: A man who made child safety his mission after his son was killled in a car accident, has suffered a second tragedy. As Jennifer Palma reports, his stepson was killed in a crash at a Surrey bus stop yesterday.

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