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Is Canada's trade outreach to China driving a wedge into the NAFTA talks?

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As Donald Trump's trade representative says 'a fair amount of distance' is keeping Canada and the U.S. from coming together in time for this fall's NAFTA deadline, trade with another country may be on their minds: China.

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'A long, long fall': Few, if any, celebrities have plummeted farther than Bill Cosby

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When it comes to a fall from grace among the most iconic of celebrities, there may be no one who has plummeted as spectacularly as Bill Cosby.

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How Ottawa is reading New Brunswick's wild election result

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The election results out of New Brunswick don’t offer much in the way of clarity. The party that got the most votes failed to win the most seats. No party won a majority.

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Teenage boy charged with sexual assaults after incidents on school bus

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A family in Newfoundland is disappointed by the school district's response, after alleged sexual assaults took place on their eight-year-old daughter's school bus.

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The public and private turmoil of escaping a suspected sex cult

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When B.C. actor Sarah Edmondson first joined the self-help organization NXIVM, it seemed inspiring and full of exciting epiphanies, but her escape 12 years later from the group some describe as a cult was frightening and followed by a painful process of "deprogramming" and a paralyzing fear of retribution.

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U.S. safety board faults Air Canada pilots for near disaster in San Francisco

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Federal safety officials in the U.S. blame two Air Canada pilots for coming within three to six metres of crashing their jetliner into a plane on the ground last year in San Francisco.

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Trump says Democrats using 'con game' to sink Kavanaugh's nomination

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U.S. President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a "con game" to scuttle Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, dismissing allegations against the judge as Republicans began preparations for a pivotal hearing Thursday with the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

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Federal use of A.I. in visa applications could breach human rights, report says

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A new report is warning about the federal government's interest in using artificial intelligence to screen and process immigrant files, saying it could create discrimination, as well as privacy and human rights breaches.

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The time has come for pot stocks to deliver on the hype: Peter Armstrong

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The wild stock market ride of B.C.'s Tilray is an example of the kind of stomach-churning volatility investors in the cannabis space have come to expect. But come Oct. 17, the speculation that's driving those ups and downs will start to change course, Peter Armstrong writes.

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Pinterest to open first Canadian office in Toronto

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Pinterest is opening its first office in Canada in Toronto at the start of October in an effort to expand its presence outside of the United States. It says it has 12 million Canadian users, who save 4.5 million photos on the platform daily.

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Instagram co-founders resign with no explanation

Instagram Founders Resign

Chief executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's chief technical officer, plan to leave the company in the next few weeks and take time off "to explore our curiosity and creativity again." The company has been owned by Facebook since 2012.

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Aurora Cannabis 'more than ready' with pot supply

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Licensed marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it is "more than ready" for the legalization of recreational pot next month, with enough supply to meet all its commitments to provinces and territories.

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Barrick Gold buys Africa's Randgold to become world's biggest gold miner

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Toronto based Barrick Gold has agreed to buy Randgold Resources for $6.1 billion in stock to create the world's largest gold miner.

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Cannabis retailer Green Growth Brands raises $85M following reverse takeover

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An American marijuana company whose shares will soon trade in Canada has raised $85 million in a private placement, funds the company plans to use to ramp up retail operations around the world.

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