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10/3 brings you the biggest stories in Canada told by Postmedia's national network of award-winning journalists. Hosted by Dave Breakenridge, 10/3 updates twice a week.

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When will we see a return to cross-border traffic
Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S. has been shut down.   But there are signs we could see a return to cross-border traffic by the end of the summer, with both Canada and the U.S....
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The Tokyo Olympics, COVID-19 fears and the frag...
After a year delay, and mounting concern due to rising COVID cases, the Tokyo Olympics are upon us.   Thousands of athletes, officials and media are descending on the city, and while everyone is hoping things go smoothly, not everyone is...
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Alberta's progressive mayors Don Iveson and Nah...
Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s big cities will be facing a number of economic challenges, and two of the biggest in the west will be doing so with fresh leadership.  Calgary and Edmonton will elect new mayors in the fall as...
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The significance of Canada's new Governor General
After the controversy-plagued tenure of Julie Payette, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Mary Simon will be Canada’s next Governor General.    Our country’s first Indigenous vice-regal comes with an impressive diplomatic resume...
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The toll COVID-19 is taking on the lives of lon...
What happens when you get over an infection, but it never really goes away?  For thousands, perhaps 10s of thousands, of people across Canada, recovering from COVID hasn’t actually meant recovering, but instead a long journey of potentially...
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How Tokyo will be an Olympic Games like no othe...
When Canada’s Olymians arrive in Tokyo later this month it won’t be the games that they, or anyone was expecting. While events are going forward, Japan is limiting who can come into the country, and of course there’s the whole concern lingering...
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The fight to lower a woman's 18-year sentence f...
An Alberta woman who admitted to fatally shooting her husband is now fighting to have her 18-year sentence for manslaughter reduced. In 2017, Helen Naslund admitted to shooting her abusive husband Miles in the head in 2011, and hiding his body with...
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Canada rocked by discovery of more than 700 gra...
The discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves on the site of a former residential school in Saskatchewan has once again renewed focus on Canada’s track record on reconciliation and its treatment of First Nations peoples. The find is the latest in a...
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Could the Delta variant of COVID-19 hamper Cana...
Just when we think we have a handle on the pandemic, we get thrown another curveball. COVID-19 cases in Canada are on the decline, vaccinations are up, and provinces are starting to re-open, but a new variant has taken hold here, potentially leaving...
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Vacant jobs, virus fears spark debate over what...
As the COVID-19 pandemic has dragged on, some businesses have raised concerns over their ability to keep workers on staff due to shutdowns, but also due to government benefits and COVID anxiety keeping people at home.  And as the government looks...
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How Alberta's oilsands giants plan to get to ne...
In the plan to reduce Canada’s carbon emissions, Alberta’s oil industry has stuck out as a question mark.  It’s a major driver of the economy, but does produce a lot of emissions. But 5 of the biggest players in the oilsands have announced...
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Hate-motivated killings rock London, Ont.
Four members of a Muslim family in London Ontario were killed and their young son injured when a driver plowed into them.  That driver has been charged with murder and police say it’s a hate-motivated crime based on the victims' religion. ...
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Manitoba feeling hospital strain even as pandem...
As Canada appears to be nearing the end of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba is still facing a crisis point at its hospitals.  The peak for hospitalizations is expected to hit this week in Manitoba, even as cases are declining,...
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Next steps for Canada after 215 graves uncovere...
Canada’s dark legacy of residential schools has forced back into the spotlight with the discovery of 215 unmarked graves at a site in Kamloops. It has renewed calls for reconciliation, while reminding Canadians that thousands of Indigenous children...
17 min
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What’s driving COVID-19 re-opening plans in Can...
The light is at the end of the long COVID-19 tunnel.  That is at least the message Canadians are getting from many provincial premiers, who have released re-opening plans as we sit on the cusp of summer.  But it’s not a one-size-fits-all...
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Quebec language bill sparks constitutional deba...
Quebec is in the midst of another debate over language.  The CAQ government has tabled Bill 96, which seeks to update the longstanding Bill 101, in an effort to protect the French language in Quebec.   But as these things usually go, the...
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Why worrying too much about COVID-19 is a problem
Could all the talk about COVID-19 in the last 14 month have made us more fearful of the virus than we should be?  There’s no doubt COVID-19 is a serious virus and that public health measures have been needed to try to stem the spread, but along...
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No concerts, no theatre — How COVID-19 dropped ...
COVID-19 has effectively cancelled many activities we enjoyed and even took for granted. Sporting events, dining out, but also, concerts, movies and plays.  The arts sector in Canada is a big contributor to the economy but has taken a beating...
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Alberta Conservative infighting laid bare with ...
Conservative infighting in Alberta came to a head last week, when Jason Kenney’s UCP caucus kicked out two of its members. The vote came after one MLA stepped down as chair of the caucus and told the premier it was time to resign. But it’s just...
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The Trudeau government's muddled messaging on B...
Could a federal bill really seek to regulate your cat videos on YouTube, or dance challenges on Tik Tok?  Will it control what you see when you log onto popular streaming sites?   That’s been the concern as MPs have debated Bill C-10,...
15 min
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What the Tom Wilson fine says about the NHL and...
Notorious NHL tough guy Tom Wilson found himself at the centre of more controversy when he was fined, but not suspended, for violations on the ice in a game against the New York Rangers.  The $5,000 penalty for the Washington Capitals forward...
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What's behind Alberta's tough new measures to t...
Alberta has been battered by the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a case rate higher than any U.S. state or Canadian province.  And after weeks of pressure, and various smaller measures, Premier Jason Kenney announced a host of new...
18 min
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Why Canada is getting an investigation into sex...
Amid growing pressure to address allegations of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Forces, the federal government announced an external review of how the military handles these cases.  The announcement follows high-profile allegations against...
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Canada suspends passenger flights from India an...
As a horrible second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic ravages India, there has been pressure on the Trudeau government to enact travel measures to prevent further spread of variants in Canada.  In response to that pressure the government announced a...
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CFL eyes return to play with fans in the stands
The Canadian Football league has unveiled a bold plan for a return to play this year after missing the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  While the start of the season has been pushed back later into the summer, the league is eyeing...
20 min
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How the Liberal government's budget shows Trude...
The Trudeau Liberals delivered their first budget since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an eye to post-pandemic economic recovery.  But it also shows the government eyeing an election.  Parliamentary Bureau Chief and...
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How an Edmonton-area church became the centre o...
In the debate over provincial restrictions to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been holdouts. Restaurants who ignore bans on indoor dining, hair salons cutting instead of closing. And there have been churches keeping their pews...
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How COVID-19 has people flocking to the suburbs...
Canada’s economy may have slowed through the pandemic, but the housing market has remained hot.  And, unlike past years where price increases have been focused on major centres, we’re seeing growth right across the country, due in part to an...
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COVID-19 has overshadowed the worst year on rec...
While the country has been consumed with COVID-19, a deadly epidemic continued unabated.  Drug overdose deaths linked to the opioid crisis hit record levels in 2020, in part due to the pandemic, and 2021 is shaping up to be another tragic...
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Future concerns for the Vancouver Canucks after...
The COVID-19 outbreak that has hit the Vancouver Canucks has shown the virulence of the virus and how vulnerable league play is in the face of a pandemic. With the playoffs looming, many are wondering how the league is going to mitigate the danger. ...
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Variants and vaccine hesitancy among new COVID-...
After a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Canadians are feeling the fatigue, but even as vaccines are rolling out, a third wave is setting in.  Variant strains have cropped up and appear to be affecting younger people, and it has now become a...
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The Supreme Court Justice who opposed Trudeau's...
The Supreme Court of Canada recently held up the federal government’s carbon pricing scheme, striking down challenges from three provinces.  While the majority of justices felt the plan was in the national concern, those in opposition felt it...
18 min
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CRA scouring social media for unreported income...
As we spend more of our lives online, people are looking at more ways to make money online.  From delivering food, to being a YouTube star, to turning your instagram following into cash, the platform economy is growing, and the taxman wants his...
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Reports shed light on discrimination, failings ...
The killing of Colten Boushie and the trial of Gerald Stanley raised concerns about rural crime and racism across Canada.  But the RCMP also faced scrutiny from the start, and new reports offer condemnation of how police handled the homicide...
15 min
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Can Jason Kenney turn things around in Alberta?
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney won a decisive victory in 2019 on the strength of his messaging about the economy and jobs and being a stronger option than the NDP.    Halfway through his mandate, and a year into the COVID-19 pandemic,...
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Kielburgers feel WE Charity is being dragged th...
Subject of a lot of scrutiny last summer, the founders of WE Charity, Marc and Craig Kielburger, again found themselves before a house of commons committee this week.  MPs continued to question the brothers about how WE Charity operated and...
14 min
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Why Michigan wants to shut down crucial oil pip...
Already smarting from the shutdown of the Keystone XL pipeline, Canada’s oil industry is now facing the prospect that a long-operating oil line could be shut down.  Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has revoked an easement for Enbridge’s...
15 min
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Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview sparks debat...
The bombshell interview between Oprah Winfrey and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, cast damning allegations on the Royal Family.  The pair most notably revealed that comments were made on the skin colour of their son archie and...
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Federal government set to tackle hateful conten...
Parliament is set to debate a bill that will introduce a new definition of hate as it aims to tackle hateful content online.  But free speech proponents are concerned the bill could bring back previously repealed provisions of hate speech law...
13 min
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How COVID-19 showed how unprepared Canada is fo...
While COVID-19 cases have spread throughout the population, cases in continuing and long-term care have grabbed headlines due to the size of outbreaks, and the death toll among the elderly.    The pandemic has laid bare problems within the...
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Canadian Forces rocked by misconduct allegation...
Investigations have been opened into allegations of misconduct against the current and former Chiefs of Defence Staff.  Even as the military tries to reckon with a checkered history on dealing with sexual abuse within the ranks, it is looking...
16 min
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International travellers returning to Canada no...
International travellers returning to Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic now face a mandatory 72-hour quarantine in designated hotels, and a potentially longer stay at a government isolation facility.  The National Post’s Tyler Dawson joins Dave...
13 min
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The trouble with Trudeau's gun control policies
The Trudeau government has followed through on more of its gun control plans, with legislation that will allow cities to effectively ban handguns.  But do these measures actually achieve the stated goal of making Canadians safer?  National...
20 min
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How Canada will reckon with COVID-19 for years ...
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced global change. We work differently, we shop differently, we interact differently.  After a year of living with the virus, Postmedia’s is taking an in-depth look at the significant social, institutional and...
19 min
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Where has Canada's COVID-19 vaccine plan gone w...
Despite assurances that Canada would receive millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the first quarter of the year, shipment delays have put the country off target.  And every delayed shipment has the potential to further push back the goal of...
16 min
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Canada adds 13 groups to terror list — what doe...
The federal government has added 13 groups to its list of terror groups, including five ISIS affiliates, and a handful of far right extremist groups, including the Proud Boys. The move comes after parliament voted to call on the government to add the...
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Documents offer new light on Edmonton's 'terror...
The night of Sept 30, 2017 will be burned into the memory of Edmontonians for years. That night, a man ran down a police officer before stabbing him, then used a U-Haul truck as a weapon on a busy downtown street. More than three years after the...
18 min
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Canadian drug kingpin the biggest criminal you'...
A Canadian who authorities allege is one of the world’s biggest drug kingpins, has been arrested in the Netherlands. Tse Chi Lop, also known as brother number three, was nabbed on an Interpol warrant at the request of Australian police, who allege...
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COVID-19: Trudeau's new travel restrictions and...
Canadians coming home from abroad are facing tough new restrictions announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The government is hoping to keep cases of new COVID-19 variants at bay as it grapples with a slowdown in vaccine shipments and an ongoing...
18 min
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Why declaring Proud Boys a terror group is the ...
After members showed up at the Capitol Hill riot in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, the far-right group the Proud Boys have caught the attention of politicians in Canada.  Members of parliament passed a motion on Jan. 25 calling on the government to...
21 min
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Governor General Julie Payette resigns after al...
Governor General Julie Payette and the top bureaucrat in her office have resigned amid a review into allegations there was a toxic workplace at Rideau Hall.  The allegations claim they were abusive to staff, sometimes reducing them to tears....
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What Joe Biden killing Keystone XL means for Al...
The Keystone XL pipeline project has long been a sticking point in both Canadian and American politics. It has been a hot potato for successive American presidents, and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney bet big, with more than a billion in investment, plus...
19 min
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Why Erin O'Toole needs to address Trumpism in C...
President Donald Trump has left office, but his political presence will likely be lingering for some time, both in the U.S. and Canada. And that poses a problem for Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole. With the threat of a possible election an...
18 min
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COVID-19: Why Doug Ford opted against a curfew
Ontario has been hit hard in recent weeks with growing numbers of COVID-19 cases. In response, Doug Ford has announced a host of new restrictions to try to stem the tide. But will they work? joins Dave to talk about what’s driving the new...
17 min
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COVID-19 in Canada: New year, new strains, new ...
While the new year has brought some hope in the covid-19 fight, with a ramping up of vaccine campaigns, 2021 is also presenting a new set of challenges in the pandemic. that can be passed more easily from person to person are cropping up, and there...
16 min
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Why Canada is betting on nuclear to get to net-...
And as part of that strategy, the country has bet on nuclear power to help get us there. Financial Post energy reporter Geoffrey Morgan joins Dave to talk about why the government is looking at nuclear power, what communities could eventually see...
14 min
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Why an all-Canadian division in the NHL isn't a...
After the National Hockey League finished its season in unorthodox fashion, with playoffs held in hub cities and a Stanley Cup celebration in late September, we’re looking at some semblance of normalcy this season. Fans won’t be in the stands, but...
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Holiday break programming update
We are taking a couple weeks off for the holidays. We hope to see you in the new year.
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Revisiting an old abandoned Saskatchewan farmhouse
For many many Canadians who grew up in cities, the connection with agriculture and rural life is merely what they drive past on the highway, or produce bought from the store.  But for others, it’s a story of their family history.  In part...
13 min
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How urbanization is changing Saskatchewan
To many Saskatchewan is still seen as Canada’s breadbasket. A land of farms and flat stretches of road. But as Regina and Saskatchewan grow into thriving cities, there has been a decline in the rural heartland. In the first of two episodes...
15 min
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Vancouver's Downtown Eastside faces worsening v...
The opioid crisis was already ravaging B.C., and then covid-19 showed up. This has meant a disruption to drug supplies, more overdoses, and in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside an increase in crime and social disorder. Vancouver Sun columnist Daphne...
20 min
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Tasha Kheiriddin on why parents need choice in ...
Canada is on its way to having some form of national childcare program. In its recent fall economic update, the Trudeau government announced it was looking at more than $400 million dollars for the provinces to train qualified staff as preview of more...
15 min
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How Alberta's early success against COVID-19 ev...
Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta was among the provinces that seemed ready to face the challenge head on, and in many ways, that’s what happened at first. But, as summer turned to fall, Alberta followed many provinces, and countries with...
15 min
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Why Canadians could be stuck waiting for a COVI...
With three major pharmaceutical companies showing success with COVID-19 vaccines in phase 3 trials, a lot of people are getting their hopes up about the beginning of the end of the pandemic. But while other countries could see rollouts in the coming...
15 min
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McGill student lawsuit alleges he faced anonymo...
A lawsuit out of Montreal has revealed unorthodox procedures for dealing with sexual assault allegations on campus. A student at Montreal’s McGill University has filed a lawsuit alleging he was forced to defend allegations of sexual assault which...
13 min
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COVID-19 vaccines: Is the end of the pandemic i...
With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Canada, the lingering question that’s on a lot of peoples minds is “When the heck are we gonna get a vaccine for this thing?” Well, some promising signs on this front as a pair of pharmaceutical companies say...
20 min
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Erin O'Toole bets on union members voting Conse...
Erin O’Toole could well be Canada’s next prime minister. He just needs to do something that has happened just once in the last 30 years, win a Conservative majority. And to do that, he’s looking for voters you don’t typically see right-wing...
19 min
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The future of the Republican Party after Donald...
The Republicans may have lost the White House, but it doesn’t mean their party is battered and bruised. With a conservative majority on the supreme court, and potentially retaining the Senate, the Republicans are in a good place to keep...
19 min
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What a Joe Biden presidency means for Canadian oil
As a candidate for U.S. president, Joe Biden talked about wanting to get the country off its dependency on oil. But how things will actually play out under President Biden — and what this means for Canada’s energy sector — is still up in the...
22 min
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The military's plan to use propaganda to influe...
The Canadian Forces is looking to set up a new propaganda arm to try to influence the behaviour of people in this country. The proposal, revealed in documents uncovered by Postmedia, are an extension of a plan from the Chief of Defence Staff to...
14 min
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11 years later Ottawa teen Justin Rutter's disa...
It has been 11 years since an Ottawa teen vanished without a trace. Initially thought to be a runaway, there appears to be no indication of what happened to Justin Rutter. Dave Breakenridge is joined by Ottawa Citizen reporter Taylor Blewett about the...
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How the B.C. NDP cashed in on a pandemic electi...
B.C. Premier John Horgan shocked many, including his governing partners in the Green Party, when he called a snap election last month. And while many felt voters would punish Horgan and the NDP for heading to the polls during a pandemic, breaking an...
23 min
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How the Trudeau Liberals keep manipulating Parl...
Justin Trudeau’s Liberals survived a confidence vote over a Conservative push to dig deeper into the WE Charity affair. Canadians may be spared a fall election, but the political games are far from over. Dave is joined by National Post political...
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The murder of Christine Jessop solved after 36 ...
The 1984 death of Christine Jessop and wrongful conviction of Guy Paul Morin rocked the country. In a surprise announcement this month, police announced they had identified Christine’s Killer. Dave is joined by Toronto Sun columnist Joe Warmington...
22 min
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Fight to keep Barry and Honey Sherman's inherit...
The story of Barry and Honey Sherman, whose murder nearly three years ago remains unsolved, has taken another twist. The fight over the couple’s estate files has hit the Supreme Court this week. National Post crime reporter Adrian Humphreys joins...
14 min
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Why critics say Joyce Echaquan's treatment poin...
The viral video showing a dying Indigenous woman screaming while she is subjected to verbal abuse by staff at a Quebec hospital has reignited the debate over racism in the health-care system. The recording, made by Joyce Echaquan herself from her...
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What thousands of energy layoffs mean for the f...
Already battered by a price roller-coaster in 2020, big players in Canada’s oilpatch have announced plans for cost-cutting or layoffs. Oilsands giant Suncor was the latest to announce changes, with a planned 10-15 per cent cut to its workforce. Dave...
14 min
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Quebec bans private parties, play dates to comb...
One of the hardest hit provinces in COVID-19’s first wave, Quebec’s rising case numbers suggest it is into a second wave of the pandemic. The spike in cases in September has meant that premier Francois Legault has had to announce stricter lockdown...
15 min
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How Trudeau's spending plans are setting Canada...
After proroguing parliament in August, the Liberals delivered just their second throne speech since being elected in 2015.  And with the support of Jagmeet Singh and the NDP, the Justin Trudeau’s team avoids having to fight an election battle a...
14 min
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Why the speed of COVID-19 vaccine development h...
For more than 200 years, science has had a sure-fire way of dealing with many deadly, debilitating viruses. The vaccine. And as we move through theCOVID-19 pandemic, a vaccine is what we’re hinging our hopes on if we want to get back to normal. Dave...
19 min
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What a universal basic income could look like i...
Since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down many sectors in our economy, the federal government has been doling out cash to Canadians. The CERB, or Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, was meant to help people through a very unexpected bumpy ride. But the...
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Mastermind of B.C. gangland massacre sentenced
A dark chapter in .  Jamie Bacon, the last person convicted in the Surrey Six massacre, has been sentenced to an additional five years on top of time served, for his role in the slayings.  Vancouver Sun Crime reporter Kim Bolan joins Dave to...
15 min
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How guns get smuggled into Canada from the U.S.
When it comes to gun crime in Canada, one question that often gets asked is “where are these guns coming from?”  Some of them are ill-gotten Canadian firearms, but many of them are smuggled across the border from the United States,...
13 min
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Back-to-school drama makes targets out of hero ...
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, when we were still learning about the virus, Canadians looked to the top doctors for advice. In B.C. and Alberta, people were comforted by the calm demeanours of Doctors Bonnie Henry and Deena Hinshaw. But, as provinces...
19 min
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Satanic Panic lessons for the age of QAnon, wit...
Floating amid the 2020 U.S. presidential election campaign, is a conspiracy theory that Donald Trump is the only one who can stop a cabal of Satanists who are molesting and trafficking in children. While unique in its details, QAnon shares DNA with...
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John Ivison on how Erin O'Toole's opportunities...
After a very lengthy wait Sunday night, Erin O’Toole was crowned leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. He now faces the dual challenge of acquainting himself with voters, while preparing for the possibility of facing Justin Trudeau in a...
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The CFL's money troubles laid bare by COVID-19
For the first time in 101 years, there will not be a Grey Cup winner. And for the first time in 102 years, there won’t even be a CFL season. The Canadian Football League cancelled plans for shortened play in a hub city, after failing to get a loan...
18 min
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Conservatives will choose a leader Sunday: Here...
After a months-long campaign hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conservative Party of Canada will soon have a new leader. The deadline for ballots is just days away, and it’s anticipated Andrew Scheer’s successor will be crowned on August 23....
18 min
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Bill Morneau quits and Justin Trudeau resets
Fault lines in the Liberal government were laid bare Monday with the resignation of finance minister Bill Morneau. Morneau had served as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s only finance minister since the Liberal government was elected, but he has opted...
23 min
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COVID 19, kids and school: Why we don't know wh...
This episode is part of Postmedia’s reopening Canada series. Getting kids back to school is seen by many as one of the keys to getting Canadians back to work in the wake of COVID-19. But, as the first day of school looms, many are worried that the...
17 min
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Rape sentencing shows justice system failing su...
The reduced sentence for an Edmonton man convicted of five sexual assaults has once again raised concerns about how Canada’s justice system handles cases of sexual violence. Matthew McKnight’s crimes warranted 16 years, the judge said, but...
19 min
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Trudeau, Morneau and WE: What you need to know
What started as a controversy about ties between the prime minister’s family and a prominent Canadian charity, and a 900 million dollar government contract has turned into an ethics investigation involving Justin Trudeau and one of his senior...
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Canada's oil industry feels pandemic pain
Canada’s oil and gas sector took a major hit as COVID-19 shut down travel and a price war cratered the cost of a barrel. But as our economy starts to grow again, things are a little more sluggish in the oilpatch. Dave talks with Calgary Herald...
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What back to school looks like in Alberta amid ...
This is the time of summer when parents are thinking about back to school. New clothes for the kids. New school supplies. Watching their children grow. But COVID-19 has added a new dimension to the back to school discussion: how to do so safely, while...
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Why Canada's recovery from pandemic recession d...
This episode is part of Postmedia’s Reopening Canada series, a look at how the country’s economy is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite diving into a deep recession brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s economy is reopening,...
18 min
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How Trudeau's ties to WE charity brought on a t...
What seemed like a noble program in the middle of a pandemic — a grant that would pay students for volunteer hours — has turned into a political nightmare for the prime minister. The Justin Trudeau government’s $900-million Canada Student...
24 min
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The slow return to flying as Canada emerges fro...
Among those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic was the air travel industry, as restrictions on movement and social distancing rules meant no one was flying. Now the economy is starting to re-open, airlines and airports are facing a struggle to coax...
17 min
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Why Cronk is the drink
Who or what is a Cronk? That’s the question a university of Calgary researcher asked himself when he spotted that word in an 1880s version of a Calgary newspaper. What happened next is the best of all social media stories. Dave is joined by Paul...
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What working from home permanently would mean f...
When COVID-19 hit, many workers across the country who were able to started working from home. More than three month’s in, and for many, it be a permanent change. But the end of the office isn’t without problems. Dave is joined by Financial Post...
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How gangs contribute to over policing
Amid calls for sweeping police reform in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, some have been wondering what any changes will mean for community safety? How would a reformed police respond to gang violence? Why is it important that they do? And...
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