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Trudeau questioned about the NHL’s plans to finish the 2019-20 season

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
Trudeau questioned about the NHL's plans to finish the 2019-20 season

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with reporters on Tuesday

As NHL looks to restart season, just how accommodating should governments be with quarantine rules?

Sunday, May 31st, 2020
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Canadian politicians know that their constituents want the NHL to resume business, but after hunkering down for months to protect public safety, it remains unclear how tolerant ordinary Canadians will be if players are given freedoms the rest of us have been denied for so long.

Raptors team president joins Trudeau on African search for UN Security Council votes

Friday, February 7th, 2020
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He was a key force behind the Toronto Raptors' NBA championship win. Now, team president Masai Ujiri has been enlisted to help Canada win a very different prize, one Prime Minister Justin Trudeau most certainly covets: a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Andrew Scheer pitches sports, arts tax credits for parents with children

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer unveiled his latest tax credit pledge Monday — this one targeting parents with kids in arts and sports activities.

Andrew Scheer pitches sports, arts tax credits for parents with children

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer unveiled his latest tax credit pledge Monday — this one targeting parents with kids in arts and sports activities.

Olympic champion Sylvie Fréchette to run as Conservative candidate

Sunday, August 25th, 2019
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Sylvie Fréchette, an Olympic medalist in synchronized swimming, will be running for the Conservative Party of Canada in the riding of Rivière-du-Nord in this fall's election, Radio-Canada has learned.

Trudeau and Pelosi place bet on NBA championship

Monday, June 10th, 2019
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ???????have placed a friendly wager with one another over which team will the National Basketball Association Championship — the Toronto Raptors or the Golden State Warriors.

Author Ann-Marie MacDonald, Olympian Beckie Scott joining Order of Canada

Thursday, December 27th, 2018
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Gov. Gen. Julie Payette has made 103 appointments to the Order of Canada, a list that includes business leaders, authors, theatre directors, athletes and Indigenous leaders.

Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden enters politics looking to unseat Lisa Raitt in 2019 federal election

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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Decorated Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden says he hopes to run as a liberal candidate in the next federal election.

Tiger Williams trial date set for June 10

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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Former NHL star Dave (Tiger) Williams is set to stand trial next year on sexual assault and assault charges over an alleged incident on a military morale-boosting trip last December.