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'He really inspired me': Gord Downie's brother on his legacy and the work still left to be done

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A day after the world learned of Gord Downie's death, his brother Mike Downie says their collaboration on an ambitious project aimed at reconciliation has motivated him to keep pushing for improved conditions within Canada's Indigenous…

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British Film Institute strips Harvey Weinstein of high honour

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The British Film Institute says it has stripped Harvey Weinstein of the BFI Fellowship, which the now-disgraced producer was awarded in 2002.

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Gord Downie's muse: 4 topics that influenced his songs

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Gord Downie is known primarily as a chronicler of Canada, but his lyrics also dealt with bigger ideas, writes John Mazerolle.

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Gord Downie remembered by man who gifted him eagle feather when AFN honoured him for reconciliation efforts

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'Totally superhuman' is the way Don Speidel remembered former Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie, who he met and gifted an eagle feather during the singer’s naming ceremony with the Assembly of First Nations in December 2016.

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Wednesday, Oct 18

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Quebec media star Éric Salvail suspended following sexual misconduct allegations

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A popular Quebec media personality who is facing an array of sexual misconduct allegations was suspended from his professional activities Wednesday as employers and clients distanced themselves from him.

Channing Tatum won't develop sexual abuse drama with Weinstein Co.

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Channing Tatum is no longer developing a film with The Weinstein Co. that dealt with a boy dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse.

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A Tribe Called Red co-founder Ian Campeau leaves group

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One of the founders of Juno-winning Indigenous electronic music group A Tribe Called Red is leaving.

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Gord Downie remembered by fans, Canadians far and wide

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Musicians, politicians, organizations and everyday Canadians have released statements praising, honouring and mourning Gord Downie, who died at age 53 after a three-decade career in music with The Tragically Hip.

Harry Potter exhibit on magic marks 20th anniversary of 1st book

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A new British Library exhibition is tracing the history of magic to mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

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Remembering Gord Downie: Watch our Olympic montages set to Tragically Hip songs

CBC.ca / Sports

As Canadians celebrate the late Gord Downie's life and accomplishments, here are CBC Sports' video montages from recent Olympic Games that were set to some of The Tragically Hip's most memorable songs.

Read the full statement on Gord Downie

CBC.ca / Entertainment

The Tragically Hip shared a statement Wednesday by the Downie family on the death of Gord Downie. You can read it here in full.

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Gord Downie, Canada's everyman rock poet, dead at 53

CBC.ca / News

Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip frontman who united a diverse array of music lovers with his commanding stage presence and Canadiana-laced lyrics, has died.

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Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co. board

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Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, it said on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business.

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Tuesday, Oct 17

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Ron Howard unveils title of Han Solo spinoff

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Ron Howard offered a tidbit to Star Wars fans Tuesday by unveiling the name of the forthcoming spinoff movie centred on beloved space rogue Han Solo.

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Toronto historian tracks down mystery house in Lawren Harris painting

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Historian Ellen Scheinberg consulted with archivists, architects, and combed through Google Maps to find a Toronto property featured in a Lawren Harris painting.

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John Dunsworth, Mr. Lahey on Trailer Park Boys, dead at 71

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John Dunsworth, a Nova Scotia actor best known as the irreverent trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey, has died at the age of 71.

Monday, Oct 16

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Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner engaged to DNCE's Joe Jonas

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DNCE singer Joe Jonas is engaged to Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner. Turner and Jonas shared the same photo on Instagram on Sunday of her hand sporting a diamond ring and resting on top of his.

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WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. signed its first female performer from the Arab world on Sunday, smashing cultural taboos as the U.S.-based pageant seeks to piledrive its way into lucrative foreign markets.

Women identify as assault, harassment victims using #metoo hashtag

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Thousands of women are responding to actress Alyssa Milano's call to share #metoo on social media to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault following the recent revelation of decades of allegations of sexual misconduct by movie…

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Actors union says performers could lose work if they report harassment

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Sue Brouse, Director of Human Resources for ACTRA, says the culture of fear about reporting harassment in the film industry needs to change. However, she admits it's possible that those who come forward may be out of a job.

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Sarah McLachlan adds name to Canadian Music Hall of Fame

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Songstress Sarah McLachlan added her name to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame on Saturday at the National Music Centre in Calgary.

Sunday, Oct 15

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The Hockey Sweater: A Musical offers fresh take on classic tale

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Canadians know the story well — The Hockey Sweater, by Roch Carrier, has been a staple of Great White North culture since it was first published as an oral essay on CBC Radio in 1979. Now, it's a musical.

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