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Minister of International Trade to travel to Washington, D.C.
 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, will travel to Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 2, 2016. The Minister will attend a trilateral North American Competitiveness Workplan meeting with her U.S. and Mexican counterparts. full story
Statement from the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Minister of Canadian Heritage
 The Hon. John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Hon. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, today issued the following statement full story
Canada concerned by third postponement of Haitian presidential election
 The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today issued the following statement regarding the election process in Haiti. full story
 CBC Top Stories
How do you act if you think you are doomed? HMS Erebus wreck may tell us
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Parks Canada underwater archeologists planning their next steps in the exploration of the HMS Erebus wreck see potential for revealing more than just a treasure trove of mid-19th-century artifacts.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hints feds will fund Montreal light rail
  Justin Trudeau light rail announcement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government cannot wait to examine the ambitious light rail train project proposed for the greater Montreal area by Quebec's pension fund.

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As tensions rise, NATO chief calls for Cold War-style hotline with Moscow
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You can tell tension has risen to a very serious state of jitters when NATO feels the need for Cold War-era style hotlines with Moscow to prevent sudden, armed clashes in eastern Europe.

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Fancy careening down a mountain? Ski hill roller-coaster to launch in Revelstoke
  New Pipe mountain coaster in Revelstoke

A roller-coaster that takes people over a 279-metre drop down a mountain in the Rockies is a few weeks away from opening at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

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Venezuela close to unravelling as energy, economic crises deepen
  Venezuela Goverment March

A devastating drought has brought Venezuela, already facing economic and energy crises amid simmering political unrest, to the brink and threatens the future of the oil-rich nation.

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Tequila bottle with man's ashes and a request washes up on Nova Scotia beach
  NS Bottle Ashes 20160429

​Plans are underway to fulfil the wishes of the late Gary Robert Dupuis after the mystery man's ashes washed up on the shores of Cape Breton inside a tequila bottle — its apparent first stop on an attempted world tour.

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Canada should boost military spending, former NATO commander says
  Admiral Investigation

The former supreme allied commander of NATO says he agrees with Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, that non-U.S. allies need to step up and boost their military budgets.

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Why the Certified Humane beef label might unfairly tarnish Canada cattle
  Alberta beef cattle and Ed Pajor

What makes a piece of steak Certified Humane? Does the label controversially championed by Earls restaurants mean animals are treated better than the average Canadian cow? A professor who helped devise Certified Humane guidelines in the U.S. and labelling in Canada cuts through the controversy.

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 CBC Business
Ski resorts seek warm weather customers with new attractions
  New Pipe mountain coaster in Revelstoke

A roller-coaster that takes people over a 279-metre drop down a mountain in the Rockies is a few weeks away from opening at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

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Venezuela at risk of unravelling as economic, energy turmoil deepens
  Venezuela Goverment March

A devastating drought has brought Venezuela, already facing economic and energy crises amid simmering political unrest, to the brink and threatens the future of the oil-rich nation.

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IBM wins $32M Ontario government contract to 'fix' its own problem-riddled software
  Case workers operating SAMS software

As workers and municipalities in Ontario continue to incur costs associated with 18-month-old SAMS software, the creators of that software have won an IT contract to help improve it.

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Bombardier's Delta deal, a big ruling on housing data & the Airbnb of restaurants: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP
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From a major deal to sell Canadian planes to one of the world's biggest airlines, to an obscure tribunal ruling that could bring down the cost of selling your home, it was an eventful week in business this week. The CBC's Jacqueline Hansen gets your all caught up in her weekly video recap.

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Why Bombardier's Delta deal doesn't 'necessarily satisfy' its $1B need from Ottawa
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With Bombardier's deal to sell its new CSeries jets to Delta Air Lines, one might think that the aerospace manufacturer no longer needs the billion dollars it is seeking from the federal government.

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Loonie's flight takes it briefly to 80 cents US
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The Canadian dollar's recent rally saw it briefly touch 80 cents US on Friday. That's territory it hasn't seen in about 10 months.

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