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A giant Canadian flag was passed around the crowd during the national anthem prior to a game between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Place in this January 30, 2010 file photo. (ERROL MCGIHON/QMI Agency)

MPs debate changing O Canada lyrics

Canada's national anthem pays tribute to astronaut Chris Hadfield, but not astronaut Julie Payette, Liberal MP Mauril Belanger said Monday while pushing his private member's bill to make O Canada's lyrics gender neutral.

Former Prime Ministers Jean Chretien, Joe Clark, Paul Martin and John Turner. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency, JIM WELLS/QMI AGENCY, Clifford Skarstedt/QMI AGENCY, REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

Former PMs call for more CSIS oversight as MPs debate anti-terror bill

On the same day the Conservative government passed a motion to speed up debate on its anti-terror bill that would expand the powers of Canada's spy agency, four former prime ministers issued a joint letter calling for more government oversight of CSIS.

Aphrodite Thomaidis, 4, plays with the 3D printer at the Pickering Public Library. (Irene Thomaidis/QMI Agency)

No more silence in the library

When you can buy books for cheap on Amazon and research anything online from the comfort of your home, it's easy to dismiss public libraries as dying institutions, crumbling museums for dusty old texts.

Regular gas is selling for $1.379 in London, Ont. on Wednesday April 23, 2014.DEREK RUTTAN/The London Free Press/QMI Agency

Gas prices soar Canada-wide

Gas prices soared across Canada overnight Tuesday, with some areas breaking records and reporting hikes of more than nine cents. And analysts say it's only going to get worse. Montreal became the most expensive city in the country for gas on Wednesday when prices hit $1.534 per litre, up 9.5 cents from Tuesday, according to tomorrowsgaspricestoday.