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Harsh harvest could mean a Canada-wide potato shortage

From the Prairies to Prince Edward Island, a harsh fall harvest means Canada could be facing a serious potato shortage, one that may cause millions of dollars worth of Canadian potatoes to rot in the ground this year.
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The National for November 19, 2018

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Sex abuse warnings at Ottawa high school were overlooked for decades

Warning: This story contains details some viewers may find disturbing. For more than 30 years, three teachers at the same Ottawa high school sexually abused dozens of teenage boys and girls.
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'Hazing' survivor reflects on St. Michael's sexual assault allegations

In 2005 when D'Arcy McKeown was 18 years old, he was the victim of a similar 'hazing' incident at McGill University. He spoke with Adrienne Arsenault about his experience.
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Prescription drug shortages alarm patients across Canada

Right now, there are more than 1,600 drugs that can't be filled, many of them used for critical and chronic conditions, and it's a problem that seems to be getting worse.
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Doug Ford faces growing criticism over cuts to francophone services

Doug Ford's government announced last week it would abolish Ontario's Office of the French Language Services Commissioner and scrap plans for a new francophone university in a bid to cut costs.
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Canada Post strike continues: Union rejects offer of 'cooling off' period with mediation

The postal union has rejected Canada Post's offer of a 'cooling-off' period, followed by binding arbitration, a decision that doesn't bode well for holiday deliveries.
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Toronto police charge 6 students in St. Michael's College School investigation

Toronto police have charged six students in an alleged gang sexual assault at St. Michael's College School that was captured on camera and shared on social media.
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Haiti rocked by angry protests after officials accused of stealing nearly $2 billion in foreign aid

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Public anger in Haiti over allegations of government pilfering of foreign aid; how the $1.6 billion Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project aims to energize remote northern Ontario communities.
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Alessia Cara on her new album, why it's a risk and what's 'terrifying' her

Canadian pop star Alessia Cara sat down with The National's Ian Hanomansing to talk about fame, songwriting and why she's "terrified" by her upcoming Grey Cup performance.
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Air Canada glitch leaves retiree on hook for flight he didn't book | CBC Go Public

A Winnipeg retiree fought back after finding himself on the hook to pay for an Air Canada flight he didn't book, and never took. CBC Go Public's Rosa Marchitelli reports.
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Tijuana protesters blast 'invasion' of Mexico by caravan of migrants

Hundreds of Tijuana residents protested the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived hoping to eventually start new lives in the U.S. CBC's Paul Hunter reports.
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Canada Post labour dispute poses financial and health issues

The ongoing Canada Post labour dispute is posing more than just gift delays for Canadians. CBC's Austin Grabish reports.
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Former Toronto private school student recounts bullying, hazing culture

A former St. Michael's College School student recounts his experience getting bullied and says hazing is part of the school's culture. CBC's Natalie Nanowski reports.
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Toronto private school principal acknowledges problems amid police probe

Adrienne Arsenault speaks to Greg Reeves, principal at St. Michael's College School, following the announcement the school is launching an investigation to examine "unacceptable behaviours."
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The National for November 18, 2018

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Alessia Cara on her new album, why it's a risk and what's 'terrifying' her

She's played alongside Taylor Swift, toured with Coldplay and became a Grammy Award winner at age 21. Now Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara is taking her skyrocketing music career to a new level, and she's doing it on her own terms.
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Hundreds still missing as wildfires continue to ravage California

The number of missing from California's deadliest wildfire has soared to more than 600 people. Authorities hope many of them may have just lost contact with family and friends, but many fear the number of dead will rise from the more than 60 that have been confirmed dead so far.
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Toronto school alerts police to third incident amid ongoing sexual assault investigation

Officials at a Toronto private boys' school announced they've notified police about a third incident as the school continues to deal with a crisis sparked by allegations that students have been assaulted or sexually assaulted on camera. St. Michael's College School released no further information, but said parents have been notified.
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Canadian writers are poorer now than in the past

This Monday one Canadian author will be $100,000 richer as the 25th annual Scotiabank Giller prize is handed out. But for all those authors not fortunate enough to win, the writing life is getting a lot tougher.
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Twitter followers, Toy Story 4 and Stan Lee's passing | The Pop Panel

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is calling for people to ignore the number of followers they have and pay more attention to other indicators of social "success." The Pop Panel focuses on whether it will do anything to fix the social media giant's problems.
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CBC Radio's 'As It Happens' turns 50

For generations now Canadians have turned to the CBC Radio's As It Happens for a unique experience. Emotional, incisive, irreverent, sometimes downright strange. Its hosts from over the years are household names, and this weekend the show turns 50.
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The National for November 16, 2018

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Doctors' group slams move for mandatory doctor's note for minor illnesses

The Canadian Medical Association is raising concerns about the Ontario government's move to allow employers to require workers to provide a doctor's note to explain even minor illnesses, such as the common cold. The association's president says the measure could cause a public health issue
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Theresa May shores up support for Brexit plan as no-confidence vote develops

British Prime Minister Theresa May has a new Brexit secretary, just one day after her previous one quit over the planned deal to leave the European Union. May is trying to calm a growing revolt within her own Conservative party, one that could lead to a no-confidence vote as early as next week.
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Toronto private school under the spotlight amid sexual assault investigation

Toronto police are investigating three incidents at St. Michael's College School, amid allegations of assault and sexual assault of students. Eight students have been expelled. Police say they are concerned there are more victims.
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Canada among worst offenders as world falls short of climate-change targets

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: scientists point finger at Canada as world falls short of climate-change targets; can Jack Dorsey's wish help fix Twitter; As It Happens co-host Carol Off reflects on the show's 50 years on the air.
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How cobalt has a small Ontario town dreaming of boom times once again

A small northern Ontario town may soon become extremely important to the increasingly battery-powered world. Abandoned silver mines in Cobalt, Ont., could mean a boom for the once-thriving mining town as battery demand prompts a cobalt rush.
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