April 19th, 2014

National News

Man poised to become Newfoundland premier defends anti-abortion beliefs

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2014

CORNER BROOK, N.L. – The man set to become Newfoundland and Labrador’s next premier said Friday he attends an anti-abortion rally every year in Corner Brook because he believes in “the value of every human life.” In a statement, Frank Coleman said he won’t deny his beliefs, but he does not intend to force his ... Read More »

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Baird meets with detained journalist’s family; Fahmy in Cairo prison since Dec.

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2014

TORONTO – The family of an Egyptian-Canadian journalist who has been detained in a Cairo prison since late December says they have met with Foriegn Affairs Minister John Baird. Mohamed Fahmy was working for satellite news broadcaster Al-Jazeera English when he was arrested on Dec. 29 along with his colleagues – Australian Peter Greste and ... Read More »

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Man poised to become Newfoundland premier defends right to life beliefs

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2014

CORNER BROOK, N.L. – The man set to become Newfoundland and Labrador’s next premier says he attends a right to life rally every year in Corner Brook because he believes in “the value of every human life.” In a statement, Frank Coleman says he won’t deny his beliefs, but he does not intend to impose ... Read More »

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Laureen Harper interrupted by protester at Internet cat video festival

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2014

TORONTO – An activist heckled Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s wife Laureen about missing and murdered aboriginal women while she spoke at a Toronto film festival devoted to online cat videos. Laureen Harper was introducing the “Just for Cats” Internet video festival Thursday night when activist Hailey King shouted out from the crowd and demanded Ottawa ... Read More »

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Canada development partnership with U.A.E. builds bridges into Arab world

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2014

OTTAWA – Canada has a new development partner in the Arab world, and the foreign-aid minister says it could help the Harper government navigate the complex Middle East in the fight against poverty. Canada signed a development co-operation agreement with the United Arab Emirates this week at a major international development meeting in Mexico. The ... Read More »

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New Brunswickers keep watchful eye on water levels as flood cleanup continues

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2014

PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B. – New Brunswickers living in flood-prone communities are being urged to stay vigilant as cleanup from this week’s flooding continues. In the northwestern village of Perth-Andover, municipal officials warn that while water levels have dropped, they are expected to fluctuate and ice jams remain a cause for concern. Mayor Terry Ritchie called Wednesday ... Read More »

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Sister of man stabbed in Regina mall attack says he was lucky despite wounds

By The Canadian Press on April 17th, 2014

REGINA – The sister of a man stabbed in a random attack at a Regina shopping mall says his life was saved by a woman who stopped and applied pressure to his wound. Although police have said the attack is not believed to be gang-related, the woman says she doesn’t want her name used because ... Read More »

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