News: Canada

Are the Conservatives about to elect their own Stéphane Dion?

Thursday  09:50,   25 may 2017
Maclean's

Stephane Dion led the Liberals into almost a decade of darkness. The Tories may want to take heed, ahead of what may be Maxime Bernier’s coronationIn selecting Maxime Bernier as their next leader this weekend at the party’s leadership convention—an[...]

Crown, defence issue closing arguments in Bertrand Charest trial

Thursday  09:50,   25 may 2017
cbc.ca

The complainants say Charest abused them when he was their coach, before and during his stint with Alpine Canada's women's development team between 1996 and 1998. Defence questions objectivity of Crown's caseThe closing arguments for the[...]

Man allegedly used ice pick, screwdriver and knife in string of Toronto robberies, say police

Thursday  09:50,   25 may 2017
cbc.ca

Toronto police have charged a man who allegedly left a correctional halfway house unlawfully and carried out five armed robberies last weekend. The man is accused of using such weapons as an icepick, screwdriver and knife.The 48-year-old man[...]

Schoenborn struggles with anger management: doctor

Thursday  04:25,   25 may 2017
MSN

Schoenborn struggles with anger management: doctorDr. Marcel Hediger told a review board hearing that it's unlikely he would recommend Allan Schoenborn be granted supervised outings in the next year, saying he would need to see Schoenborn better[...]

Couples split by asylum outcomes face separation

Thursday  04:25,   25 may 2017
Toronto Star

Nikoletta Notar and Gergo Balogh had been childhood friends in Hungary before they reconnected in Toronto in 2010 after their families, both Roma minorities, separately fled to Canada for asylum. Although Balogh, his parents and two younger sisters[...]

Sex offender who was subject of public warning arrested for probation breach

Thursday  04:25,   25 may 2017
Vancouver Sun

Vancouver police say a convicted sex offender who was the subject of a public warning last week has been arrested for breaching his long-term supervision order. On May 18, the VPD said 38-year-old Cameron Eugene Ratelle was living in a Vancouver[...]

More sex charges laid against senior Vancouver police detective James Fisher

Thursday  04:25,   25 may 2017
Vancouver Sun

More sex charges have been laid against veteran Vancouver Police Department officer James Fisher. On Tuesday, the B.C. Prosecution Service announced that two additional criminal sexual assault charges have been approved against the 29-year[...]

Islamic State has weaponized children

Thursday  04:25,   25 may 2017
Maclean's

Islamic State uses children for propaganda, it trains them to be killers, and now it is targeting children for attackIn claiming responsibility for the attack in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, the Islamic State group has sunk to a [...]

Montreal police officer to be charged with manslaughter in Montreal North shooting

Wednesday  22:55,   24 may 2017
The Gazette

Montreal police officer to be charged with manslaughter in Montreal North shootingMore than a year after a man died after being shot by police with a rubber bullet in Montreal North, a Montreal police officer is being charged with[...]

Trudeau heads to Europe for NATO, G7 summits

Wednesday  22:30,   24 may 2017
MSN

Trudeau heads to Europe for NATO, G7 summitsOTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on his way to Brussels for the NATO leaders' summit, the alliance's first such meeting since U.S. President Donald Trump moved into the White[...]

NDP retains lead in crucial B.C. riding

Wednesday  21:22,   24 may 2017
MSN

NDP retains lead in crucial B.C. ridingThe latest Elections BC absentee ballot count today has NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard maintaining her 101 vote lead on Liberal candidate Jim[...]

'Stroke of luck' led Montrealers to leave Manchester concert just before bombing

Wednesday  20:07,   24 may 2017
cbc.ca

Two Montrealers recount the chaos immediately after the explosion went off at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert. Dozens were injured and 22 killed at the concert on Monday night.That decision might have saved their[...]

Edmonton police dog attacked after suspected stolen vehicle pulled over

Wednesday  17:56,   24 may 2017
Edmonton Journal

Edmonton police dog attacked after suspected stolen vehicle pulled overAn Edmonton police service dog is recovering after a scuffle with a pit bull during a traffic stop early Wednesday[...]

Quebec hit by general construction strike

Wednesday  17:56,   24 may 2017
MSN

Quebec hit by general construction strikeThe walkout began after construction companies and labour federations failed to sign collective agreements ahead of a strike deadline of midnight[...]

Council to consider restriction on money for third-party projects

Wednesday  12:26,   24 may 2017
Star Phoenix

City hall staff will try to come up with a policy designed to prevent the city from making big contributions to third-party projects outside of the budget process. City council voted unanimously on Tuesday to explore a formal policy, in response to[...]