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Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary Canadian

The irrepressible Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Nobel Peace Prize winner who famously survived a Taliban bullet in 2012, delivered an enduring message of hope, perseverance and inspiration Wednesday -- and did it as an honorary Canadian citizen.

Text of Malala Yousafzai's speech Wednesday to a joint session of Parliament

The prepared text of Malala Yousafzai's speech Wednesday to MPs, senators and dignitaries during a joint session of Parliament:

Controversy over video comparing abortion to Holocaust shown in Catholic high school

A Catholic school board in Alberta is coming under fire after an anti-abortion group showed a video comparing abortion to the Holocaust during a presentation to high school students in March.

Foul play not suspected in deaths of four people found in burning N.B. house

Foul play is not suspected in the deaths of four people found in the burned remains of a home in southwestern New Brunswick, police said Wednesday as they continued their investigation into the tragedy.

Plans to bring high-speed internet to remote First Nations with 3,600 km cable

The bizarre sound of one modem connecting to another across repurposed telephone infrastructure is a relic of a bygone age in most of Canada. Those signals, however, are still the soundtrack of the internet in most of Manitoba’s remote First Nations communities -- but perhaps not for long.

Deadly wrong-way collision kills four in Quebec

Four people were killed and another four were injured after a vehicle drove the wrong way onto a highway in Chateauguay, Que., and collided head-on with an SUV in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Gov. Gen. David Johnston reflects on Vimy and horrors of war

Governor General David Johnston, reflecting on the Battle of Vimy Ridge, says it’s important to be reminded of the “horrors of war, and the resolution for peace.”

Canadian accused in Yahoo hack denied bail, judge criticizes parents

A Canadian accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails was denied bail on Tuesday after the judge rejected his parents as supervisors and found he had both the incentive and the means to seek refuge abroad.

Attention, Gardiner commuters: You've got one more week to use the York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp

Buckle up, drivers. The city unveiled more details about the 2017 summer construction season today, including the permanent closure of what Mayor John Tory has called the York-Bay-Yonge "Hot Wheels ramp."

Alleged hitman in brazen Toronto shooting sent message about 'contract killing,' Crown says

On Monday, the Crown showed the court the encrypted messages and phone memos of the four men on trial for the 2012 murder of Johnnie Raposo.

After 6 suspected overdoses, Toronto councillors want amnesty for users who test drugs

Six suspected overdoses, one fatal, in Toronto's club scene have prompted a municipal councillor and harm-reduction advocates to push for Health Canada's approval in offering amnesty to those who want to test drugs before ingesting them.

How do you fix child care in Toronto? Get all 3 governments to spend billions on it, report says

An ambitious "made in Toronto" plan would open enough child-care spaces for half of the families in this city, but only if all three levels of government agree to fund it.

Review of York Region District School Board finds 'culture of fear,' 'systemic discrimination'

A review of the York District School Board (YRDSB) offers a sweeping list of recommendations for the board to remedy what is described as a “culture of fear” among board members and senior staff, as well as “systemic discrimination.”

Peel school board steps up meeting security 'to ensure people are safe'

Tonight's meeting of the Peel District School Board will feature stepped up security in response to recent incidents in which protesters have shouted anti-Islamic slogans during heated debates about prayer accommodation.

'The feather and the Bible were together': A tragedy is helping to mend a city's racial divide

A year after a 16-year-old First Nations girl was found dead in Kenora, Ont., the racially divided city is learning how to cope with tragedy by finding common ground.

5 things we learned about the changing nature of news from The National in Conversation

Some of CBC's top journalists and personalities from around the country gathered in Charlottetown on Friday for a panel discussion about the changing nature of news.

'We hear you': Sudbury city official says cyclists, pedestrians will have a voice at city hall

Sudbury's new active transportation co-ordinator says every major roads project in the city this year includes something for pedestrians and cyclists.

Any cuts made to Saskatoon's budget may be permanent, city manager warns

Saskatoon's Mayor Charlie Clark says the city is working hard to minimize the effects of provincial budget cuts without cutting civic services.

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