Category: Canada

Aboriginal women, girls targets for human trafficking, says new report

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Aboriginal women, girls targets for human trafficking, says new report

Trafficking of aboriginal women and girls a ‘Canadian crisis’ Aboriginal women and girls are easy prey for human traffickers because they are more likely to suffer from poverty, drug addictions and mental-health problems, says a newly disclosed report. The Public Safety Canada study sheds new light on how women and girls are forced into the […]

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Rob Ford diagnosed with rare cancer, to undergo chemotherapy

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rob Ford diagnosed with rare cancer, to undergo chemotherapy

Rob Ford hospitalized last week Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer found in soft tissue in the body, but doctors said Wednesday they were optimistic about his treatment. Dr. Zane Cohen of Mount Sinai Hospital told a packed news conference that the mayor will undergo two rounds of chemotherapy treatment over […]

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Ukraine crisis – Is Harper getting Canada’s response right?

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ukraine crisis – Is Harper getting Canada’s response right?

Canada should help build Ukraine institutions and structures When the people of Ukraine learned that the Yanukovych government was moving away from EU integration and towards Russia, they staged an open revolt that drove him from power. It became evident that that the cabal around Yanukovych was siphoning billions of dollars, much of it from […]

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Lawyer for Mike Duffy: Stephen Harper could be called as trial witness

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lawyer for Mike Duffy: Stephen Harper could be called as trial witness

Mike Duffy charged with fraud, breach of trust and bribery Mike Duffy’s lawyer says he isn’t going to rule out calling anyone, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, as a witness in the suspended senator’s upcoming trial. “We’re considering any potential witness,” Donald Bayne said Tuesday after a brief court appearance. “At this point, it’s too early […]

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ISIL beheading of Brit aid worker David Haines ‘horrific’

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
ISIL beheading of Brit aid worker David Haines ‘horrific’

Western nations consider ISIL global threat, Iran and Syria part of problem Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, likely by a fellow countryman-turned-terrorist, is a horrific atrocity by ISIL militants. Baird offers that assessment after attending an international conference in Paris, where diplomats around the world gathered to plot […]

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Former Arctic priest guilty on two dozen sex charges involving Inuit children

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Former Arctic priest guilty on two dozen sex charges involving Inuit children

Victims said Arctic priest Eric Dejaeger threatened kids with hellfire A sex abuse trial that convulsed a remote northern hamlet for years has ended with a defrocked Roman Catholic priest being convicted on 24 of 80 sex-related charges he faced involving Inuit children more than 30 years ago. After pleading guilty to eight of the […]

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Ailing Rob Ford drops out of Toronto mayoral race; Doug Ford running

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ailing Rob Ford drops out of Toronto mayoral race; Doug Ford running

Rob Ford running for city council A period of decidedly unCanadian scandal marked by outrageous, offensive, bizarre and frequently entertaining conduct took yet another circus-like twist Friday when an ailing Rob Ford ended his bid for re-election as mayor, choosing instead to run for city council. Toronto voters, however, will still have the option to chose a Ford for a […]

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Tom Mulcair steps up attacks on Trudeau, questions fitness to govern

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tom Mulcair steps up attacks on Trudeau, questions fitness to govern

Tom Mulcair accuses Trudeau of having no solutions, ideas With only a year to go before the next federal election, New Democrats have joined Conservatives in trying to knock Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau off his perch as the front-runner. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair declared open season Thursday on Trudeau, mocking the “getting ready to lead” […]

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford hospitalized after tumour found in abdomen

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford hospitalized after tumour found in abdomen

Rob Ford running for re-election in October election Mayor Rob Ford, whom doctors said has an abdominal tumour, was transferred to a downtown hospital Thursday for further tests as the nomination deadline for next month’s municipal election loomed. His brother said the mayor was managing. “He’s doing all right,” Coun. Doug Ford said outside the hospital. “He’s keeping in […]

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NDP MPs meet in Edmonton to plot strategy for 2015 election

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
NDP MPs meet in Edmonton to plot strategy for 2015 election

NDP MPs look to spring ahead of Trudeau’s Liberals as viable alternative to Harper New Democrats are gathering in Stephen Harper’s backyard, convinced that the prime minister has worn out his welcome with Canadians, even in his home province of Alberta. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and his 96 MPs are arriving in the Alberta capital […]

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