News: Canada

Family of Vancouver woman killed in Caprice Nightclub attack seeks closure in sentencing

Tuesday  07:21,   21 november 2017
cbc.ca

Family of Vancouver woman killed in Caprice Nightclub attack seeks closure in sentencing The parents of a young Vancouver woman killed during a night out on Granville Street last year say they're disappointed they're still waiting for the woman[...]

Wynne gets an earful at raucous town hall

Tuesday  05:51,   21 november 2017
Toronto Star

Premier Kathleen Wynne went to the Rolling Stones’ rehearsal space to get an earful from some Ontarians who “can’t get no satisfaction” from her government. Wynne held her first town hall at the Concert Hall on Toronto’s Yonge Street on Monday[...]

Parents of alleged ISIL member ‘Jihadi Jack’ plead with Canadian MPs to help free him from Syria

Tuesday  04:05,   21 november 2017
National Post

Jack Letts’ parents say the British-Canadian man never joined ISIL and has condemned their atrocities. The dual citizen was captured in May after escaping RaqqaJohn Letts and Sally Lane wrote to every member of Parliament asking them to put pressure [...]

Patient says she feels 'violated' by pressure to testify in doctor's sex abuse case

Tuesday  04:05,   21 november 2017
Toronto Star

A woman says she feels “violated” by the regulator trying to discipline a Toronto doctor accused of sexually abusing her.The woman, who can only be identified as Patient A due to a publication ban, has been refusing to testify at the discipline[...]

Police looking to identify female suspect in Weston Rd. stabbing

Tuesday  04:05,   21 november 2017
Toronto Star

Toronto police are looking to identify a woman suspected of assisting a man charged with second-degree murder following a stabbing last week.On Oct. 14 David Blacquiere, 54, of Angus, Ont., was fatally stabbed in a parking lot at Weston Rd. and[...]

B.C. fraudster's statutory release revoked after would-be 'big shot' slips up, again

Tuesday  04:05,   21 november 2017
cbc.ca

A 70-year-old serial fraudster who fell from grace after winning her fight to preserve the right to faster parole for non-violent criminals, is back in custody. Judith Lynn Slobbe's statutory release was revoked and she was returned to custody in[...]

Conservatives slam Trudeau as soft on terror as push for security changes begins

Tuesday  04:05,   21 november 2017
Toronto Star

OTTAWA –The Opposition says it will not support the Liberal bill to overhaul national security, with Conservatives ripping Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government as soft on terrorists in the face of returning Daesh fighters.The political attack [...]

RCMP investigating homicide in Peguis First Nation after man found dead

Tuesday  00:50,   21 november 2017
cbc.ca

RCMP are investigating a homicide of a 55-year-old man in Peguis First Nation on the weekend. Police received a report that the man was missing around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. The man was found deceased in a home in the community. Police[...]

Ottawa support worker charged with sexual assault granted bail

Tuesday  00:50,   21 november 2017
Ottawa Citizen

An Ottawa-area personal support worker charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and sexual interference was released on bail Monday with strict conditions. The charges follow an investigation by the Ottawa Police Service’s sexual assault and[...]

Vaughan man smuggled cocaine aboard Toronto flights, court hears

Tuesday  00:50,   21 november 2017
Toronto Star

A Vaughan man who once owned an upscale restaurant on Dufferin St. recently used Toronto airport employees to smuggle cocaine into Canada from South America, court heard.Diego Serrano, 68, pleaded guilty on Monday to three drug-related charges[...]

Police listening in at hospital, doctors concerned

Tuesday  00:07,   21 november 2017
MSN

Imagine taking a doctor into your confidence in a hospital emergency room, only to discover that someone else is recording the conversation on a smartphone. One of British Columbia's busiest hospitals is wrestling with that very problem, and the [...]

Jury selection begins at Halifax murder trial

Tuesday  00:07,   21 november 2017
MSN

HALIFAX - Hundreds of people packed a Halifax courthouse Monday as jury selection in the trial of a Nova Scotia man accused of killing an off-duty police officer got underway. Christopher Calvin Garnier, 29, is charged in the death of Truro police[...]

Political foes take aim at Morneau

Tuesday  00:06,   21 november 2017
MSN

OTTAWA - Bill Morneau faced attacks from both sides of the House of Commons on Monday for his involvement in a pension bill that opponents allege puts the finance minister in a clear conflict of interest. Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson has launched [...]

Winnipeg store owner gets 5 years for plotting to murder business partner

Monday  21:37,   20 november 2017
cbc.ca

A Winnipeg man convicted of plotting to kill his business partner has been sentenced to five years in prison. Amare Gebru, 44, was convicted of one count each of counselling to commit murder and counselling to commit robbery following a trial last[...]

New Zealand PM speaks to rumour that Trump mistook her for Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

Monday  21:36,   20 november 2017
National Post

New Zealand PM speaks to rumour that Trump mistook her for Sophie Gregoire Trudeau (left) at the APEC summit in Vietnam. In a rigorous TV interview Monday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was forced to explain reports that Donald Trump[...]