Category: Canada

Justin Bourque apologizes for Moncton shootings at sentencing hearing

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Justin Bourque apologizes for Moncton shootings at sentencing hearing

Crown looking to set parole eligibility for Justin Bourque at 75 years Justin Bourque apologized Tuesday for the shootings in Moncton, N.B., that killed three RCMP officers and injured two others, saying the rationale that he gave to police for the rampage was the talk of “some arrogant pissant.” Bourque stood in the prisoner’s box to address the […]

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Queen rues ‘grievous’ death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as funeral underway

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Queen rues ‘grievous’ death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as funeral underway

Nathan Cirillo called “Canada’s son” Thousands of people lined the streets of Hamilton on Tuesday to pay respects to a soldier described as a “kid at heart” who was gunned down as he stood ceremonial guard in Ottawa in what the prime minister called a terrorist attack. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo’s coffin, carried atop a gun carriage to Christ’s […]

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Jian Ghomeshi seeking $55 million from CBC in lawsuit

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jian Ghomeshi seeking $55 million from CBC in lawsuit

CBC reported it was severing ties with Jian Ghomeshi Sunday Lawyers for radio starJian Ghomeshi made good Monday on their promise to launch a lawsuit against the CBC, alleging breach of confidence, bad faith and defamation by the public broadcaster. Ghomeshi, 47, is seeking $55 million from the CBC, according to the lawsuit, plus special damages. The suit […]

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Mourners pay respect to Nathan Cirillo, young soldier gunned down in Ottawa

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mourners pay respect to Nathan Cirillo, young soldier gunned down in Ottawa

Funeral for Nathan Cirillo on Tuesday A steady stream of mourners began paying their respects today in the southern Ontario hometown of the soldier killed at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The public visitation for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo is being held at a funeral home in Hamilton so people can express their grief and pay tribute to the […]

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‘Q’ guest host says show will go on after departure of host Jian Ghomeshi

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
‘Q’ guest host says show will go on after departure of host Jian Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi allegedly fired from CBC because of his ‘sexual behaviour’ A day after the dismissal of founding host Jian Ghomeshi, “Q” guest host Brent Bambury told CBC-Radio listeners Monday that the show would indeed go on. The CBC announced its decision to cut ties to the popular broadcaster Sunday because of “information” it received about him. […]

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CBC and Jian Ghomeshi part ways, radio host plans to sue CBC

| October 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
CBC and Jian Ghomeshi part ways, radio host plans to sue CBC

Jian Ghomeshi to also commence grievance for reinstatement under collective agreement Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi has instructed his lawyers to sue the public broadcaster after the broadcaster announced it was parting ways with the “Q” host. A statement for Toronto law firm Dentons Canada LLP says the action will claim general and punitive damages for breach […]

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Adrift Russian ship repaired, heading back to Russia

| October 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Adrift Russian ship repaired, heading back to Russia

Icebreaker standing by to escort Russian ship to final destination Repairs to a Russian container ship have enabled it to head home after a power outage left the vessel loaded with diesel fuel adrift off British Columbia’s north coast. Michael Gurney of the Prince Rupert Port Authority said a defective engine oil cooling pump has […]

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Justin Bourque faces possibility of harshest sentence since death penalty

| October 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Justin Bourque faces possibility of harshest sentence since death penalty

Justin Bourque pleaded guilty to three charges of first-degree murder in August When Justin Bourque appears in court Monday, he faces the harshest sentence since the death penalty was abolished for fatally shooting three Mounties and wounding two others in Moncton in early June. However, legal scholars say it’s unlikely the 24-year-old will face the […]

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Canada should fight harder against radicalization – Kenney

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canada should fight harder against radicalization – Kenney

BC Muslim Association agrees with Kenney, says radicalization has no place in Canada As Canada mourns two slain soldiers, the association representing a mosque that ejected the gunman who killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo says people who commit such acts have no religion and no country. In separate news conferences, the B.C. Muslim Association and Canada’s Multiculturalism […]

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Nathan Cirillo riding Highway of Heroes on last trip home to Hamilton

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Nathan Cirillo riding Highway of Heroes on last trip home to Hamilton

Thousands gather to pay their respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Strains of “O Canada” mingled with traffic noise as thousands of people paid their respects to a soldier gunned down at the National War Memorial this week as he made his final journey back to his hometown of Hamilton on Friday. The motorcade carrying the […]

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