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    Canada Day 2015 on CBC: Watch the 148th birthday party on Parliament Hill

    Canada's 148th birthday bash is underway with a huge party on Parliament Hill.

    Thousands of Canadians decked out in their finest red and white attire are flocking to Ottawa for the Canada Day celebrations in the capital, and CBC is there for the day-long event featuring star-studded concerts and the traditional fireworks over the Ottawa River.

    Last edited by Leecathy; 07-01-2015, 05:13 PM.

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    Capital Pride says some suppliers asking for too much money

    Some companies who supplied goods and services for Capital Pride submitted invoices for amounts that weren't agreed to by the festival's board of directors, Capital Pride said Tuesday in an emailed statement.

    Last week, Capital Pride organizers said they were investigating "accounting irregularities" in a post-festival review of finances, after several suppliers announced that they hadn't been paid. In an emailed statement last Thursday, Capital Pride said "a police investigation may be pending."



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      Capital Pride ex-chair says she's partly to blame for lack of oversight

      The former chair of Capital Pride says she's still not sure how this year's pride festival ran up a debt of nearly $90,000 or whether the event's creditors will ever get their money.

      Jodie McNamara has stepped down as chair of Capital Pride, which is now operating under an interim board of directors.

      "I didn't insist on the kind of oversight that obviously was needed. I trusted that it would just happen. I'm as much to blame for that as anybody else," she said.

      Losses at this summer's festival drove Capital Pride to the brink of bankruptcy, but at its annual general meeting earlier this week, its members voted to put bankruptcy off for 45 days and try to come up with another plan.



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        Capital Pride festival's interim board votes to declare bankruptcy

        Capital Pride's interim board of directors voted Wednesday night to declare bankruptcy, three months after the former board announced it was looking into financial irregularities.

        The vote passed at the annual general meeting, with 41 people voting in favour of declaring bankruptcy, five opposed and three others abstaining.
        Before the vote, several interim board members said Ottawa's pride festival is too big and too complex to be run by a group of volunteers.



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          Canada's flag debate flaps on, 50 years later

          For Robert Labonte, there is no flag debate.

          Labonte, who proudly wears the title of Flag Master on Parliament Hill, slogs up the steps inside the Peace Tower every weekday to make sure a fresh flag flies straight and true. No wrinkled or tattered flags allowed.

          "It's an honour," he says. "It's the shot you will see everywhere: the Peace Tower with the flag on top. Coast to coast, people will identify themselves with it."



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            CTV: Canada Day blog: Live from Ottawa

   is braving the rainy weather to bring you the latest from Ottawa, as Canada celebrates its 148th birthday in the nation's capital.

            For those too busy, too far away or too comfortable at home to brave the weather, our Michelle Zilio is live blogging from the celebrations on Parliament Hill.



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              Capital Pride festival 2015 announces parade route, festival programming

              The Capital Pride festival is announcing its parade route and programming today ahead of the 30th anniversary of the event in Ottawa later this month.

              This year's festival, created by a new Capital Pride organization, runs from Aug. 17 to 23 and features different events each day.

              The pride parade will take place on the final day of the festival, a Sunday.

              The route will begin at Bank and Gladstone at 1 p.m. and end at Bank and Somerset at 3 p.m.



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                Ottawa Capital Pride parade marches through Centretown

                Capital Pride week is wrapping up its 30th celebration this afternoon with a parade through Centretown.

                The parade begins at 1 p.m. on Gladstone Avenue at Bank Street, continues north on Kent Street until Laurier Avenue, then heads south on Bank Street until Somerset Avenue. It's expected to continue until 3 p.m.

                Here are some colourful images that were shared on social media about the festivities.