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Parliamentary Secretary Brown and Minister of State Gosal to Visit GlobalMedic Volunteers
 Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will visit GlobalMedic volunteers in Mississauga, Ontario, on December 22, 2014. Ms. Brown will be joined by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport) and Member of Parliament for Bramalea-Gore-Malton. full story
Canadian Army contribution to NATO assurance measures are completed for 2014
 Canadian Army soldiers in Poland as part of Canada's contribution to NATO assurance measures in Central and Eastern Europe have completed activities for 2014 and returned to Canada last week. full story
Coast Guard Icebreaking Operations to Start in Midland on Georgian Bay, Ontario
 December 19, 2014 - Montreal, Quebec The Canadian Coast Guard and the Ontario Provincial Police have warned that icebreaking operations will begin in various areas of the Great Lakes as seasonal conditions change. full story
 CFIA Alerts
Food Recall Warning - allergen (milk) - Chicken sausage rolls
 Distribution - National. Company / Firm - Nossack Gourmet Foods Ltd. full story
Food Recall Warning - Allergy (Peanuts) - WD. Happy Boy brand Sesame Cookies
 Distribution - Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec. Company / Firm - Wealth Dragon Trading Co. full story
Food recall warning - allergy (mustard) - Patak's Original brand canned curry sauces
 Distribution - National. Recalling firm - National Importers Inc. full story
 CBC Top Stories
Man arrested after girl, 6, found naked, beaten on Alberta reserve
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RCMP have arrested a man after an attack left a six-year-old girl lying naked and severely injured in the snow on a reserve west of Edmonton.

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Canadian shot by U.S. border guards had 'replica of a handgun'
  File photo of Ambassador Bridge

A Canadian man who was shot by U.S. border guards at the Ambassador Bridge crossing between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit was carrying a "replica of a handgun," U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement released late Sunday.

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'Watch what I'm going to do,' NYC gunman said before killing 2 cops
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The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government, and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday.

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North Korea threatens strikes on U.S. amid Sony hacking claims
  North Korea Sony Hacking

U.S. President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumours of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."

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Blackface portrayal of P.K. Subban in Montreal play draws disgust
  Blackface Quebec actor

The use of blackface to portray P.K. Subban in a satirical play has left a bad taste in the mouths of members of Montreal's black artistic community and a longtime theatre reviewer.

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Father arrested after toddler struck in face, abandoned at B.C. bus stop
  Child abandoned at bus stop

Surrey RCMP have arrested the father of a three-year-old boy, who was found abandoned at a bus stop in Surrey, B.C., around 11:30 a.m. PT Saturday morning.

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Westjet pilots vote in favour of new contract
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Westjet says the deal includes improved pay and scheduling, which it says places the pilots among the highest paid in Canada's airline industry.

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Teen killed by Toronto transit bus remembered at candlelight vigil
  Toronto pedestrian killed Scarborough Amaria Diljohn

The friends and family of Amaria Diljohn gathered near the scene of her death on Sunday, to mourn the loss of the Toronto teenager who was struck and killed by a TTC bus.

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 CBC Business
House prices inch up, oil slides more & BlackBerry's throwback: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP
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From house prices ticking ever higher, to crude oil's slide that seems like it will never end, it was a busy week in financial news. The CBC's Jacqueline Hansen gets you caught up in her weekly video recap.

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Sony Pictures hacking: Obama to wait, 'review the findings' on North Korea
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The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that law enforcement has blamed on the communist nation.

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Canadian Grain Commission chief defends quality of Canadian wheat exports
  Wheat field in Swiftebrant, The Netherlands

The chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission says there's no evidence that the quality of Canadian wheat exports has decreased since the dismantling of the Canadian Wheat Board's marketing monopoly in 2012.

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'Tis the season: U.K. holiday ads capture nation's imagination
  John Lewis 2014 Christmas Advertisement

In recent years, the holiday season in the U.K. has seen people across the country paying more attention to their TV screens than usual — not so much for their favourite shows as for the holiday commercials.

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Gas now a buck a litre across Canada on average
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For the first time in 4½ years the average cost of gasoline in Canada has dropped below $1 a litre.

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BlackBerry's loss shrank in 3rd quarter — but so did sales
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BlackBerry narrowed its net loss to $148-million US in its third quarter and did better with adjusted earnings than expected, but ultimately missed expectations with lower revenue on fewer smartphone sales.

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