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1 hr ago | Brandon Sun
Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the May 2012 slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin, 33, a Chinese engineering student. The exhaustive process of selecting a bilingual jury could mean a delay in the presentation of evidence, which is scheduled to start next Monday.
3 hrs ago | Canada.com
Arthur Porter, former chairman of the Security Intelligence Review Committee, claims the federal government covered up the capture and killing of a handful of Canadian spies. The government says the assertions are without merit.
6 hrs ago | Brandon Sun
A newly released government study suggests newcomers to the country have misgivings about Ottawa's intention to ensure would-be immigrants possess skills that are in demand in Canada. The respondents to the study wondered why Ottawa isn't doing more to find jobs for qualified immigrants already here but who "have been frustrated by the lack of recognition of their credentials and their inability to acquire a sufficient amount of Canadian experience."
7 hrs ago | SooToday
Prime Minister Stephen Harper rallied his political troops Monday, marking the start of Parliament's fall sitting with a campaign-style rally laden with economic high-fives and tough talk about protecting Canadian values around the world. With Conservative caucus members and several massive Canadian flags as a backdrop, Harper sang the praises of his government's work in creating jobs, sealing trade deals and cracking down on criminals.
9 hrs ago | The Day
The British warship whose bones were recently discovered in an icy northern grave has fired the imagination of those eager to solve Arctic exploration's greatest mystery. But the find also offers something for local history buffs to get excited about: the possibility that the ship was among those that attacked Stonington 200 years ago.
13 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail
The all-electric version of Kia's urban compact box arrives in October, and promises 160 kilometres of range, and only slightly less in winter - and this may be a conservative figure, as a brief test drive last March in temperatures just above freezing determined that it was capable of an estimated 193 km. It loses little cargo space to the gas Soul, but will be priced about $8,000 more.
NDP Leader Dominic Cardy speaks to media after the New Brunswick leaders debate in Moncton on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. When the NDP leader in New Brunswick promotes some of his prize candidates, he's happy to emphasize they were once his political foes.
On Friday, a former Catholic Priest was found guilty of raping dozens of children and a sled dog in the Canadian Arctic. Apparently, the same priest also has a former conviction of child molestation in 1990.
Like a fresh-baked pie on the window sill, the sweet smell of a surplus has mouths watering - but which ministers will get a piece in this critical pre-election period, and how will it trickle down to Canadians? Prime Minister Stephen Harper must decide how best to spend the excess dollars in the next couple of months and there's active lobbying for the bucks, government insiders say. All the decisions will be evaluated through the lens of the 2015 election, which looms large over what is likely the last fall sitting before the writ is dropped.
Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday April 9, 2014. More than 400 academics are demanding the Canada Revenue Agency halt its audit of the political activities of a think-tank, saying the Conservative government is trying to intimidate, muzzle and silence its critics.
Jean-Francois Lisee talks to media, Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the legislature in Quebec City. Quebece sovereigntists like Lisee say they've been impressed by London's "fair play" during the Scottish referendum campaign when compared to Ottawa in the 1990s.
Sun Yat-sen, centre, with members of the Tong Meng Hui Nationalist Movement in Vancouver, February, 1911. It's one of the archival photos in the touring exhibit Sun Yat-sen and Canada, which opens in Edmonton Sunda Sept.
Rejean Brousseau of Alberta Canada faces up to 15 years in prison for using counterfeit money at a Mobil in Champlain New York. CHAMPLAIN, NY- Rejean Brousseau of Alberta Canada faces up to 15 years in prison for using counterfeit money at a Mobil in Champlain New York.
Jim Balsillie had fallen in love with the Arctic. Deeply, deeply in love. And he was looking to do something about it.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's governing Progressive Conservative party is poised to pick a new leader Saturday. The winner will soon be sworn in as the province's 12th premier and must call an election within 12 months of taking office.
The campaign, in which people are asked to take a photo of themselves holding a sign that reads, "#AmINext,"seeks to open up a national discussion on the issue of aboriginal women who have disappeared or been murdered. A woman spearheading a social media campaign about missing and murdered aboriginal women says she isn't worried about the initiative fading from the public consciousness like other online campaigns have done in the past.
AUGUST 27: Canadian royal navy arrives at Yangzi wharf with a frigate on August 27, 2014 in Shanghai, China. Canadian royal navy started its 5-day friendly visit to Shanghai on Wednesday.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:37 pm
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