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Order of Canada ceremony invests 48 new recipients, including NBA star Steve Nash

Friday, May 13th, 2016
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Governor General David Johnston is presiding over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony Friday at Rideau Hall for 48 distinguished Canadians, including NBA star Steve Nash, Nobel Prize winning scientist Arthur McDonald and actor Graham Greene. CBC News is livestreaming the ceremony at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Ex-Habs coach Jacques Demers hospitalized after stroke

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
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Quebec senator Jacques Demers has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke on Wednesday night, CBC News has confirmed. He is in stable condition.

14-time Paralympic gold medallist Chantal Peticlerc among 7 new Liberal-appointed Senators

Friday, March 18th, 2016
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A Paralympic gold medallist and an esteemed jurist who led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into residential schools have been appointed to the Senate. Chantal Petitclerc and Murray Sinclair are among seven new senators named by the Liberal government today.

How the Liberals hit a home run with their Blue Jays election ad buy

Thursday, November 12th, 2015
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As millions of Canadians sat down night after night to watch the Toronto Blue Jays in their march to the post season, they saw stars like Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson — and they also repeatedly saw the face of Justin Trudeau in his party's election ads thanks to a decision taken weeks earlier.

Blue Jays get last laugh in election day scheduling conflict

Friday, October 16th, 2015
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On Monday, as politicians plead with supporters to go out and mark their X on a ballot, they will have some tough competition for the attention of many voters. And the main party leaders have no one to blame for the situation but themselves.

Sen. Linda Frum says husband falsely accused of mischief by Texas Rangers manager

Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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A Canadian senator says her husband was wrongly accused of mischief at the Rogers Centre.

Wayne Gretzky to endorse Harper even though he can’t vote

Friday, September 18th, 2015
Gretzky to endorse Harper

Despite being denied the ability to vote, former hockey great Wayne Gretzky is expected to endorse Stephen Harper later today at an event at the Carlu in Toronto.

Where the federal parties stand on a Toronto bid for the 2024 Olympics

Monday, September 14th, 2015
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CBC News contacted the four major parties with candidates in the Toronto area for the federal election to get their views on a possible bid by Toronto for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Here's what we learned.

Harper and Mulcair blamed for Blue Jays losses on social media

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
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Conservative Leader Stephen Harper took in a Toronto Blue Jays game Monday evening. The Jays lost and people on social media are blaming him for it. Similar sentiments followed NDP Leader Tom Mulcair's visit (and a Jays loss) in mid-August.

Baseball and politics intersect again in summer of 2015

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
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The Toronto Blue Jays found themselves in first place in the American League's Eastern Division Thursday morning, the first time they have held that position on an August day since 1993. Something else was going on during the team's thrilling stretch drive 22 years ago.