News: Canada

Foreign workers allege 'life savings' paid for Mac's jobs that didn't exist

Wednesday  06:42,   20 september 2017
CBC

Foreign workers who allege they paid thousands of dollars to secure non-existent jobs at Mac’s convenience stores have had their claims certified as a class action lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court. The four workers named in the suit allege they paid as [...]

Therapy dog mistaken for wolf, shot and killed near Whistler

Wednesday  06:42,   20 september 2017
Vancouver Sun

A woman says her four-year-old therapy dog has been shot and killed by a hunter who mistook the animal for a wolf near Whistler. A woman says her four-year-old therapy dog has been shot and killed by a hunter who mistook the animal for a[...]

Mother demands answers after son, 8, put in restraints and injected on first day of school

Wednesday  06:42,   20 september 2017
CBC

A Toronto-area mother is searching for answers after she says her son was taken to a hospital alone in the back of a police car, placed in restraints and injected with a sedative after acting out on the first day of school. Debbie Kiroff says[...]

Suspect named in stabbing death of trans woman

Wednesday  05:20,   20 september 2017
The Gazette

A suspect has been named in the Pointe-St-Charles stabbing that occurred early Monday morning. Jean Edens Lindor is being sought by police in connection with Montreal’s 17th homicide of 2017. Lindor can be seen in surveillance footage from the[...]

Trudeau promotes NAFTA agenda in U.S. speech

Wednesday  04:52,   20 september 2017
MSN

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took his so-called progressive trade agenda to the United States on Tuesday, arguing that worker-friendly policies are key to saving public support for free trade. He made that case in a speech as he arrived in New York [...]

B.C. mother who gave teen to polygamist rapist out of jail pending appeal

Wednesday  02:55,   20 september 2017
Vancouver Sun

The Bountiful mother who delivered her 13-year-old daughter into the hands of a polygamist rapist is now out of jail, pending her appeal. Emily Ruth Gail Blackmore is back in the fundamentalist Mormon community in southeastern B.C. and will be[...]

Does Latvia need the Canadian soldiers now protecting it?

Wednesday  02:55,   20 september 2017
Maclean's

The NATO mission was born amid fear that Russia’s intervention in Ukraine would recur in the Baltics. But Latvia is not[...]

Would-be ISIS fighter caught threatening to bomb girlfriend's car

Wednesday  02:55,   20 september 2017
Ottawa Citizen

As a wannabe ISIS fighter, Ismael Habib had all the wrong moves. The Montreal native was stuck in Canada while his wife, in Syria with their children, kept bugging him to get on a plane and join the fight.The Mounties were aware of his efforts to[...]

Thibeault testifies in Liberal bribery trial

Wednesday  02:55,   20 september 2017
MSN

A former New Democrat MP who left his party to run in an Ontario byelection for the provincial Liberals testified Tuesday that he asked for, and received, income replacement and paid jobs for two staffers. But the Liberals did not promise him a[...]

Why Charlie Angus might make the perfect NDP leader: Walkom

Wednesday  02:55,   20 september 2017
Toronto Star

Charlie Angus is laboring under a burden.At 54, the man who would be New Democratic Party leader is no longer the enfant terrible of left-wing politics in Canada.Nor is this 13-year veteran of the Commons an outsider looking in.Rather, he is a[...]

Reevely: As opioid overdoses keep rising, Ottawa finally gets moving

Wednesday  02:53,   20 september 2017
Ottawa Citizen

Emergency-room visits for opioid overdoses increased 76 per cent in a year, according to new figures the Ontario government released Tuesday. The figures compare the first half of 2016 to the first half of 2017. The number of trips to hospital for[...]

'He meant a lot to me': Father testifies he tried stopping son's attackers during fatal home invasion

Wednesday  02:53,   20 september 2017
Star Phoenix

The elderly father of a man who was fatally stabbed during a home invasion in Saskatoon says he was in the apartment when six men — one holding a knife — broke through his door. The elderly father of a man who was fatally stabbed during a[...]

Police are calling this act of vandalism a potential hate crime

Wednesday  02:52,   20 september 2017
Calgary Herald

Calgary police are investigating a potential hate crime after a vehicle was found on fire and vandalized.  Around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers patrolling the 500 block of 22nd Avenue N.E. saw smoke and fire coming from a parked vehicle.The fire[...]

'All talk no action': NDP casts doubt on Trudeau's feminist credentials

Wednesday  02:52,   20 september 2017
Metro News

The NDP is casting doubt on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s feminist credentials and demanding he move quicker on pay equity legislation and national[...]

Peter Munk donates $100 million to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre

Wednesday  02:52,   20 september 2017
Toronto Star

Peter Munk said his donation to a Toronto heart hospital is a “debt to repay” to Canada for taking his family in after the Second World War. On Tuesday, $100 million was contributed to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, said to be the largest[...]