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Robocalls report finds no evidence of conspiracy to deceive voters beyond Guelph

Posted April 24, 2014 by Stephen Maher

Elections Canada has issued a report on its investigation into deceptive calls in the last election, concluding that “the evidence gathered in the investigation does not lend support to the existence of a conspiracy or conspiracies to interfere with the […]

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Police Carding Policy Falls Short

Posted April 24, 2014 by Desmond Cole

Critical questions must be resolved before the final policy is approved.

Photo by DuBrawmk, from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

The Toronto Police Services Board has revised its draft policy on the controversial practice of carding, but there are many unanswered questions ahead of tonight’s vote on the new guidelines. The TPSB moved to draft the policy after outrage grew over the controversial practice, which involves stopping civilians and collecting their personal information. The arbitrary […]



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Cameron Diaz’s gang initiation is no joke

Posted April 24, 2014 by Allison

Cameron Diaz runs with a pretty tight Hollywood gang. From her Charlie’s Angels buddies to hanging out with the biggest pop stars, Diaz doesn’t play games when it comes to deciding who can roll with her crew. Even if you’re a baby. Like, literally, a baby. Diaz appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon […]

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Katy Perry’s posters for Birthday are terrifying

Posted April 24, 2014 by Allison

Katy Perry’s quest to be the worst Birthday entertainer in the history of time continues with creepy new character posters. Going undercover in five different roles for her upcoming video for Birthday, due out today, Perry has now released posters for all five characters she portrays in the video and fittingly so, they’re all a […]

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6.6 earthquake off Vancouver Island shakes coastal residents

Posted April 24, 2014 by Canada.com

A strong earthquake off the west coast of Vancouver Island shook coastal residents as far away as Metro Vancouver Wednesday evening, thankfully no casualties or major damage were reported to authorities.

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Your morning five: Palestinians pledge unity

Posted April 24, 2014 by Nick Taylor-Vaisey

Also: Vladimir Putin makes more threats

The post Your morning five: Palestinians pledge unity appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird pays respects at Auschwitz memorial

Posted April 24, 2014 by Associated Press

OSWIECIM, Poland — Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird  paid a visit to the memorial at the Second World War Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi death camp. Baird and Canadian ambassador to Poland, Alexandra Bugailiskis, walked Thursday through the ill-omened “Arbeit Macht Frei” […]

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Baloney Meter: Are Canada’s job numbers really the best in the G7?

Posted April 24, 2014 by The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — “Since the worst of the recession in July 2009, our government has created over 1 million net new jobs. This is the strongest job growth over the recovery among G7 countries.” — Finance Minister Joe Oliver, speaking in Halifax on […]

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Newsstand: April 24, 2014

Posted April 24, 2014 by Anonymous

Why is it that so few decent songs have been written about Thursday? Monday is pretty well covered. Friday has a decent variety. What is so wrong with poor old Thursday? In the news: Adam Vaughan officially sets his sights on federal politics, Rob Ford rallies against travel expenses, there is no big pay raise in the cards for councillors, the pedestrian tunnel to the island airport will be delayed … again, and the Gardiner will be closed this weekend.

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City Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) officially launched his candidacy for the Liberal nomination in the upcoming federal Trinity-Spadina byelection with an event at Madison Avenue Pub yesterday. Should Vaughan secure the Liberal nomination, he will face Joe Cressy, who was previously announced as the NDP candidate in the byelection. Vaughan was supported by […]



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Washington, DC Could Be the Next Place to Legalize and Tax Weed

Posted April 24, 2014 by Jason Koebler

Washington, DC Could Be the Next Place to Legalize and Tax Weed

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Oregon asks firm to stop using fetal tissue from B.C. to generate power

Posted April 24, 2014 by Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it’s been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia. Sam Brentano, chairman of the […]

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Kroll Show’s Jon C. Daly gets a dose of NRG in this new Duck Sauce video

Posted April 23, 2014 by Melody

“What does energy do? EVERYTHING.” So naturally, let’s create a product that encapsulates energy and sell it to the masses! Energy drinks? That’s nothing, NRG is the future! American/Canadian DJ duo Duck Sauce’s new music video the superfun song NRG is all about selling this magical product and we think we’re sort of hooked. The […]

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Why everyone should be excited for Mary Lambert’s debut album

Posted April 23, 2014 by Melody

Whether or not you loved Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ hit song Same Love, you should love the song’s angelic guest singer, Mary Lambert. The Seattle native is known by many for her touching chorus on the gay rights single, but upon digging further into Lambert’s music, we’ve completely fallen in love with her. Here are […]

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9 Films You Didn’t Know Were Based On Shakespeare’s Work

Posted April 23, 2014 by Allison

It’s a widely held belief that the great writer William Shakespeare celebrated April 23rd as his birthday, making today his 450 birthday. Of course, this is difficult to confirm since he was born before Facebook. What did people do without birthday reminders? In honour of what we’re pretty sure would be Shakespeare’s four and a […]

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Extra, Extra: Airport Expansion Woes, New Street Names, and Casanovas With Game

Posted April 23, 2014 by Anonymous

Photo by Dean, from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. It’s nice that when Toronto takes some time off from a “future of the Gardiner Expressway” discussion that never seems to reach any conclusions, it can keep itself busy with a “future of the island airport expansion […]



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All of the f-words in the Wolf of Wall Street that are totally SFW

Posted April 23, 2014 by Melody

As we all know now, Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated film The Wolf of Wall Street broke records last year when it squeezed in 506 f-bombs in its nearly three-hour run. That’s a whole lotta swears. But there are non-swear words in the movie, we swear! The following video by The Screen Junkies does an amazing job […]

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Bad PR day for #myNYPD

Posted April 23, 2014 by Aaron Hutchins

NYPD fails at Twitter as PR campaign draws negative publicity

The post Bad PR day for #myNYPD appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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All of Drake’s songs are actually about lint rollers

Posted April 23, 2014 by Melody

Yes, the Toronto Raptors won last night, but that wasn’t the big news story everyone reported on this morning. Everyone wanted to talk about team ambassador Drake and his lint roller. Yeah, we never thought we’d write a sentence about Drake and lint rollers either. But look at this magical sighting: Some might find this […]

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Good news, bad news

Posted April 23, 2014 by macleans.ca

The Boston Marathon’s return, a medical marijuana recall and a six-bladed razor

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Victoria Duffield’s More Than Friends video premieres tomorrow: check out exclusive photos now!

Posted April 23, 2014 by Melody

Much is excited to premiere Victoria Duffield’s new music video for More Than Friends tomorrow and in advance of the big day, we’re giving you some exclusive pics as a sneak peek! The black and white photos below give us a glimpse into the sleek choreography that’ll be in the video as well as the […]

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Stephen Colbert reads a Top Ten List he submitted 17 years ago on Letterman

Posted April 23, 2014 by Melody

TV personality Stephen Colbert will be taking over for David Letterman on The Late Show in 2015, but that wasn’t the first time he’s applied for a job at the late-night talk show. Before The Colbert Report was even a thing, Colbert applied to become a writer on The Late Show With David Letterman and […]

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Pharrell loves the ladies in his new Marilyn Monroe music video

Posted April 23, 2014 by Melody

Pharrell is pretty unstoppable right now. Riding the wave of success that his 2013 hit song Happy brought him, the superstar artist/producer has been constantly popping up on our radars in 2014 be it with his amazing new solo album G I R L or his work on the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. […]

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In defense of Avril Lavigne’s Hello Kitty video

Posted April 23, 2014 by Allison

Avril Lavigne has released the fourth single from her 2013 self-titled album and it’s a homage to her favourite character, Hello Kitty. The EDM-inspired song features lyrics like “Wake up, got a secret /Pinky swear that you’re gonna keep it” and the video, which is currently only available on Lavigne’s website, is a colour-filled three […]

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This new Boots and Beyonce collaboration is an absolute dream

Posted April 23, 2014 by Melody

Boots, a.k.a. Jordy Asher, was the secret weapon on Beyonce’s latest self-titled album. The producer who was responsible for many of the tracks on the pop star’s album was practically unknown at the time, but has now gained some much-deserved recognition of his own on a slew of tracks he’s released this year. Asher’s latest […]

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Memorial set for last of victims of Calgary stabbing

Posted April 23, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Lawrence Hong would have graduated this year from the University of Calgary

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B.C. producer recalls medicinal pot after inspection

Posted April 23, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Health Canada found ‘issues’ with a B.C. grower’s production practices

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Your morning five: Russia threatens a military response

Posted April 23, 2014 by Nick Taylor-Vaisey

Also: The feds will ban infamous DOT-111 rail cars

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Newsstand: April 23, 2014

Posted April 23, 2014 by Anonymous

So, what did you do to mark Earth Day, yesterday? Nothing? Not even a Happy Earth Day card for your favourite tree? In the news: John Tory wants to be the man who planted trees, a recent study about aboriginal mortality rates in Toronto was misrepresented in the media, a woman finds a snake in her bathroom and wonders how it got there, and Flashdance—yes, that Flashdance—was inspired by Toronto and Hamilton.

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John Tory wants you to know that, like the Lorax, he speaks for trees. Yesterday, the mayoral candidate planted a red oak at the Evergreen Brickworks to mark Earth Day. He announced plans to plant 3.8 million trees in Toronto, if elected. In an effort to thwart the Once-lers of the world, Tory pledged to […]



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Drop and give us 25 for the 2014 MMVAs

Posted April 22, 2014 by Allison

Whether you spot a spider on your kitchen table or are ready to help defend your country, we’re not kidding about the scream thing. The 2014 MMVAs are going down Sunday, June 15 and with this year as the 25th anniversary of the ground-breaking award show, you know we’re going big. From The Tragically Hip […]

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Watch Scott and Enrique Iglesias geek out over football

Posted April 22, 2014 by Melody

Scott and Enrique Iglesias could probably talk about sports for hours. Unfortunately, they had business to tend to in Barbados, though, such as Iglesias’ music and all-star collaborations on this episode of Today’s Top 10. Things got freaky quick as Scott gets a special invite to Enrique and Pitbull’s next party, but Scott has his […]

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Scott hangs out with Cris Cab in Barbados on Today’s Top Ten

Posted April 22, 2014 by Melody

If you haven’t heard of singer-songwriter Cris Cab, you will soon. The artist, who is best known for his hit song Liar Liar, released his long-awaited debut album this year entitled Where I Belong and with the help of a very famous pal, Cab’s star will surely continue to rise in the coming months. In […]

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Extra, Extra: Toronto Dreams, Buying Spiderman, and Alien Art

Posted April 22, 2014 by Anonymous

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. For a while now, the Toronto Dreams Project has been bringing fictional dreams about real people from Toronto history to locations all over our city. Now, creator Adam Bunch wants your help taking Toronto dreams to the […]



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Apparently people have a hard time hearing Lady Gaga’s lyrics

Posted April 22, 2014 by Melody

According to a new poll, Lady Gaga’s songs are among some of the hardest to understand. Reported by The Telegraph, UK company Blinkbox Music found that Ozzy Osbourne, Lady Gaga, Jay Z, Prince, and Bob Dylan are the artists whose songs are most difficult to make out lyrics to. The poll surveyed 2000 adults and […]

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This week in remixes: Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Lana Del Rey and more

Posted April 22, 2014 by Allison

Coldplay, Midnight Coldplay’s trance-y first single Midnight from their upcoming May release Ghost Stories received the remix treatment this week from legendary dance music producer Giorgio Moroder. I love the original, but I’m definitely feeling Morode’s remix. Lady Gaga, G.U.Y. In addition to her seven minute video, Lady Gaga has now released four remixes of […]

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Celebrate Earth Day with Danger Bay and The Racoons!

Posted April 22, 2014 by mike

When I think of Canadian shows that are both awesome and help spread the messages of Earth Day, Danger Bay and The Raccoons immediately come to mind.  The latter is hands down my modern day obsession and any chance I …
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Now that Nicki Minaj has ditched the wigs, where will the wigs go?

Posted April 22, 2014 by Melody

The Nicki Minaj who graced the MTV Movie Awards red carpet is a long way from the cotton candy-coifed rapper of years past. After she split with her longtime wig maker last year, Nicki has started sporting what she has called a “softer” look. And it is a great reinvention. But what everyone seems to […]

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Travel: Best free apps for Eastern European travel!

Posted April 22, 2014 by mike

When it comes to travel, Western Europe often gets all the attention. But those looking for a deeper and perhaps richer history, should consider going a little east to countries like Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary.  And while those countries …
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You Won’t Be Drinking Powdered Alcohol Anytime Soon

Posted April 22, 2014 by Anonymous

You Won’t Be Drinking Powdered Alcohol Anytime Soon

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Newsstand: April 22, 2014

Posted April 22, 2014 by Anonymous

So, Netflix is raising prices for new subscribers. Cue the pointless outrage. In the news: three elephants from the Toronto Zoo have taken nicely to sanctuary life, the Catholic teachers’ union is being urged to not participate in this year’s Pride Parade, nobody knows what happened to a $26,000 bottle of scotch, and Rubin “Hurricane” Carter has died.

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City Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Ward 35, Scarborough Southwest) is pleased to say that six months after three elephants from the Toronto Zoo were moved to an animal sanctuary in California, they are thriving. Their journey from Toronto to the Performing Animals Welfare Society Sanctuary located just outside of Sacramento was a big story back in […]



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