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Canada News Jan 21 to 27, 2018

Ex-MP Royal Galipeau dies

Jan 27, 2018 / 8:19 pm

Former Conservative MP Royal Galipeau, who represented the Ottawa-area riding of Orleans for nearly a decade, has died at the age of 71. His wife, Anne...

Mosque massacre reflected

Jan 27, 2018 / 8:15 pm

Widows and loved ones of the victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting fought back tears on Saturday as they attended an emotional gathering in the place where...

Scott Moe new Sask premier

Jan 27, 2018 / 5:58 pm

Scott Moe is the next premier of Saskatchewan. It took five ballots in the preferential system for the former environment minister to win the Saskatchewan Party...

Brad Wall out with a bang

Jan 27, 2018 / 3:12 pm

Brad Wall launched into one more blistering attack on the Opposition NDP as his Saskatchewan Party prepares to name his successor. On his way out after 10 years...

Green Party leader a bully?

Jan 27, 2018 / 2:19 pm

The Green Party says it is "firmly behind" leader Elizabeth May in spite of recent allegations that she bullied and berated former staff. The...

Teacher sexual misconduct

Jan 26, 2018 / 1:45 pm

Concordia University has issued guidelines that will require instructors to disclose in writing any relationship with a student and withdraw completely from all...

Targeted double killing

Jan 26, 2018 / 12:40 pm

UPDATE: 12:40 p.m. Billionaire generic drug tycoon Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were victims of a targeted double killing but no suspects have been...

Bombardier victorious

Jan 26, 2018 / 12:30 pm

UPDATE 12:29 p.m. The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled in favour of Montreal's Bombardier Inc. in a trade dispute with Chicago-based Boeing Co....

Feds poised to help papers?

Jan 26, 2018 / 7:05 am

All signs point to print media getting a much-needed financial assist from the federal government in the next budget. The financing is expected to be doled out...

RCMP facing fines

Jan 26, 2018 / 6:32 am

The RCMP has been ordered to pay $550,000 for failing to provide its members with proper equipment and training in the wake of a fatal shooting rampage four...

losing a legend

Jan 26, 2018 / 5:31 am

Tommy Banks, a renowned Edmonton jazz pianist and former senator, has died at the age of 81. His family issued a statement saying Banks died peacefully Thursday...

Top military judge charged

Jan 25, 2018 / 9:13 pm

Canada's military justice system was rocked Thursday after military police took the unprecedented step of charging the Forces' highest-ranking judge....

Who needs a pilot?

Jan 25, 2018 / 6:13 pm

Canadians may not be quite ready to fly on a pilotless aircraft but technological advances in self-driving vehicles are already opening the door to autonomous...

U.S. mulls NAFTA offer

Jan 25, 2018 / 4:27 pm

Canada's counter-proposals on controversial American demands for a renewed NAFTA were not rejected out of hand Thursday by the United States —...

Trudeau loses minister

Jan 25, 2018 / 4:18 pm

UPDATE: 2:16 p.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accepted Kent Hehr's resignation from the federal cabinet pending an investigation into an allegation...

Ticketmaster fees targeted

Jan 25, 2018 / 3:35 pm

Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. allegedly used a deceptive practice known as "drip pricing" that saw customers pay...

Blue Jays not for sale

Jan 25, 2018 / 10:01 am

Executives at Rogers Communications say there's no plan to sell the Toronto Blue Jays team. Questions about the company's plans for Canada's only...

Cocaine captain guilty

Jan 25, 2018 / 8:27 am

A sentencing hearing is being held today for a Nova Scotia sailboat captain who pleaded guilty to two drug charges after 250 kilograms of cocaine were found...

Flu raises heart attack risk

Jan 25, 2018 / 7:50 am

Having the flu significantly raises the risk of having a heart attack, especially among those aged 65 and older, an Ontario study suggests. "What we found...

Doc's re-examining opiods

Jan 25, 2018 / 7:36 am

An Ontario government agency is urging the province's doctors to be mindful of prescription strength and length when putting patients on a new course of...

Illegal cannabis cash crop

Jan 25, 2018 / 7:19 am

A new, provisional estimate by Statistics Canada suggests $1.2 billion worth of cannabis produced in Canada last year was illegally sold outside the country....

PCs need new leader

Jan 25, 2018 / 6:55 am

Ontario's Progressive Conservative caucus is meeting today to elect an interim leader to replace Patrick Brown, who stepped down amid allegations of sexual...

Patrick Brown resigns

Jan 24, 2018 / 11:27 pm

Ontario's Opposition leader is stepping down amid allegations of sexual misconduct, dealing a severe blow to his party just months before the province heads...

Feds to push clean oceans

Jan 24, 2018 / 3:31 pm

Canada plans to use its presidency of the G7 this year to push fellow member countries to help stop the oceans from becoming massive rubbish heaps. At the World...

Dairy farmers done giving

Jan 24, 2018 / 2:26 pm

Canada's dairy industry says it has given up enough in past trade deals and shouldn't bear any additional hardship in NAFTA renegotiations. The head of...

PC leader forced to resign

Jan 24, 2018 / 1:20 pm

Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie was forced to resign Wednesday after an investigation found he acted inappropriately and breached the...

The show must go on

Jan 24, 2018 / 12:07 pm

A southwestern Ontario school board says it has reversed a decision to pull funding from a local youth theatre program over a play depicting the true story of a...

Cremated by mistake

Jan 24, 2018 / 9:48 am

An inquiry will look into a bizarre mix-up at a Nova Scotia funeral home involving the mistaken cremation of a woman. Adam Tipert of the Nova Scotia Board of...

Sinclair: 'Get on with it'

Jan 24, 2018 / 9:07 am

Former Truth and Reconciliation Commission chairman Murray Sinclair says it is critical for federal, territorial and provincial officials to get on with...

Liberals rethink mail boxes

Jan 24, 2018 / 6:28 am

The federal Liberals will spell out their long-term plan to reform Canada Post today, making permanent a freeze on converting home delivery to community mail...

Flu can be fatal

Jan 24, 2018 / 5:57 am

When most people think about deaths from influenza, elderly patients with underlying health conditions are likely the first to come to mind. But the...

PM applying pressure

Jan 24, 2018 / 4:35 am

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Wednesday that he thinks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his speech at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday to apply...

Feds fund Indigenous pupils

Jan 23, 2018 / 6:06 pm

Indigenous children in Nova Scotia are set to learn coding and other digital skills, in an initiative one business leader says he hopes will "open up...

North Korea targets transit

Jan 23, 2018 / 4:20 pm

Ontario transit agency Metrolinx says it has been targeted by a cyberattack that originated in North Korea. Spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins says no personal...

Feds clarify funding stance

Jan 23, 2018 / 12:50 pm

The Liberal government has clarified how its new policy on reproductive rights will apply to organizations seeking youth summer job funding — but it's...

New black hole findings

Jan 23, 2018 / 12:31 pm

The winds of change blow, even around a black hole. New Canadian-led research has peered into the strange world of black holes to discover they're girded by...

Pot shops boost assessments

Jan 23, 2018 / 11:05 am

While Ontario landlords are looking to ban marijuana use in their rental units and several municipalities don't want legal cannabis stores in their...

TPP members reach deal

Jan 23, 2018 / 10:04 am

Canada and the remaining members of the old Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed Tuesday to a revised trade agreement that will forge ahead without the United...

Bell reports data breach

Jan 23, 2018 / 10:01 am

Bell Canada is alerting some customers that their information has been illegally accessed in a potential data breach. The company's notice doesn't say...

48 charges in shootings

Jan 23, 2018 / 8:40 am

Man faces 48 charges in string of random Toronto shootings, police say A 20-year-old man is facing dozens of charges, including seven counts of attempted...

The long way home

Jan 23, 2018 / 8:31 am

A New Brunswick man left northern Manitoba Monday on a highly unlikely journey home — a 3,000-kilometre trek by dog sled. Justin Allen will spend the next...

NAFTA & angry Americans

Jan 23, 2018 / 7:54 am

Canada will be hosting an annoyed and angry United States as the sixth round of talks in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation unfold over the...

Historical sex assaults

Jan 23, 2018 / 7:11 am

Police in Halifax are investigating complaints from RCMP members and recruits who say they were sexually assaulted by a doctor doing medical assessments at its...

Whale of a problem

Jan 23, 2018 / 7:10 am

The federal fisheries minister is expected to announce new measures today aimed at protecting North Atlantic right whales. Dominic LeBlanc is planning to...

Tsunami facts in Canada

Jan 23, 2018 / 7:05 am

Some residents along British Columbia's coastline were woken by tsunami warning sirens early Tuesday morning shortly after an earthquake struck off the...

Landlords want pot ban

Jan 23, 2018 / 5:01 am

Ontario landlords want the right to immediately ban the use of pot in rental properties when recreational weed is legalized this summer, arguing they should be...

Sneaky big cat in Banff

Jan 22, 2018 / 7:12 pm

UPDATE 7:08 p.m. A seven-second clip from an RCMP video, taken around 3 a.m. on Jan. 9, is posted on the Alberta RCMP's YouTube page. The video, which shows...

Bell fights Super Bowl ruling

Jan 22, 2018 / 4:20 pm

Bell Canada and the National Football League applied earlier this month to have the Supreme Court of Canada overturn a regulatory decision to ban substituting...

NAFTA rhetoric escalates

Jan 22, 2018 / 3:22 pm

Canada is shooting back at American criticism that it is being inflexible and unconstructive at the North American Free Trade renegotiation that has resumed...

'I did not kill my family'

Jan 22, 2018 / 3:15 pm

An Alberta man convicted along with a friend of killing his mother, father and sister denied he was a killer Monday, but expressed remorse for the "little...

Canada biz weak on NAFTA

Jan 22, 2018 / 12:32 pm

For all of Canada's efforts to promote the North American Free Trade Agreement on U.S. soil, there are concerns one important voice from the north has been...

Apple CEO Canadian 1st

Jan 22, 2018 / 10:34 am

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is visiting Canada for the first time since taking the reins at the tech giant, stopping in for an unannounced appearance with...

Rogers Media drops Vice

Jan 22, 2018 / 8:55 am

Rogers Media and Vice Canada have announced the end of their three-year-old partnership, with TV channel Viceland slated to cease broadcasting on Rogers cable...

Dive the Titanic in Canada

Jan 22, 2018 / 6:53 am

Are you a risk-taking adventurer with $130,000 to spare? The first manned survey of the rusting RMS Titanic in 13 years will depart in June from St. John's,...

Tory wants FIFA bid

Jan 22, 2018 / 6:24 am

The mayor of Canada's most populous city says he wants Toronto to start the process of bidding to co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. John Tory released a...

Negril, no problem

Jan 22, 2018 / 6:20 am

Canadians and other foreigners in or traveling to Jamaica have been put on notice by their governments. Travel advisories have been issued for Jamaica asking...

Freed boy wants to meet PM

Jan 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

A Yazidi boy who was held captive for three years by Iraqi militants before being reunited with his family in Winnipeg last year is requesting a meeting with...

Anti-pipeline views grow

Jan 21, 2018 / 6:22 pm

Municipalities and residents in British Columbia are set to argue that the proposed route of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would damage sensitive...

'Trace amount of blood'

Jan 21, 2018 / 5:00 pm

The owner of an auto parts shop says police had been investigating alleged murderer Bruce McArthur since early October, when they first came looking for a...

Noticing weirder weather?

Jan 21, 2018 / 7:47 am

If it seems as if the weather's getting weirder, you're not wrong. An index of extreme weather in Canada compiled by the insurance industry backs that...

Entrepreneurs disappointed

Jan 21, 2018 / 7:31 am

Tech sector entrepreneurs whose Canadian cities were snubbed by Amazon in its search for a second corporate campus say they are disappointed, despite fears they...

Quota systems is over

Jan 21, 2018 / 7:14 am

Montreal's widely loathed quota system for traffic tickets is over, says Mayor Valerie Plante, as are lucrative performance bonuses for bosses that were...

No winning ticket

Jan 21, 2018 / 7:03 am

​No winning ticket was sold for the $15.8 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by...

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