October 24th, 2014

National News

Bail hearing next month for man charged in Quebec’s 2012 election shooting

By The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2014

MONTREAL – A bail hearing for the man charged in a fatal shooting at a Parti Quebecois victory celebration during the 2012 provincial election will be held next month. Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer set Nov. 28 as the tentative date for Richard Henry Bain’s hearing. When the judge asked Bain during the pre-trial ... Read More »

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Residents of Alberta city come together to clean up vandalized mosque

By The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2014

COLD LAKE, Alta. – People in a small northeastern Alberta city came together Friday to help clean up a mosque that had its windows broken and “Go home” painted across the front wall. Mahmoud Elkadri, a mosque board member, said he noticed the vandalism when he went to open the doors for prayers early Friday ... Read More »

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Minister, Muslim group say more needs to be done to stop radicalization

By The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2014

BURNABY, B.C. – The association representing a mosque that ejected the gunman who killed a soldier in Ottawa says people who commit such acts have no religion and no country. In separate news conferences, the B.C. Muslim Association and Canada’s Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, called for more action to fight radicalization. Association spokesman Aasim Rashid ... Read More »

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New president to oversee public health agency

By The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2014

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has chosen Krista Outhwaite, a veteran public servant, as the first president of the Public Health Agency of Canada. It’s a move to split responsibility at the top of the agency at a time when concerns like Ebola have put the organization in the spotlight. As president, Outhwaite will ... Read More »

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Ottawa gunman hit by several volleys from security forces before fatal shot

By The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2014

OTTAWA – The gunman who charged into Parliament after shooting a Canadian Forces reservist was struck by nearly a dozen bullets from security officers and finally was brought down by Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers. Several sources, who have requested anonymity, have confirmed to The Canadian Press that Michael Zehaf Bibeau was fatally wounded by Vickers near ... Read More »

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Debate on controversial gun bill on hold after Parliament shootout

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2014

OTTAWA – This week’s traumatic shootout on Parliament Hill has prompted the Harper government to put off debate on a controversial gun bill. Debate on Bill C-42 had been scheduled to take place in the House of Commons on Thursday – just one day after Parliament’s Centre Block was sprayed with bullets as security officials ... Read More »

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John Tory promises ‘fresh new era’ at Toronto city hall if he is elected mayor

By Paola Loriggio and Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2014

TORONTO – A former CFL chairman and telecommunications executive who left the world of business for politics only to fall flat in both municipal and provincial elections could finally achieve his goal of leading the country’s largest city, more than a decade after his first bid for the job. John Tory, the former leader of ... Read More »

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Justice for Tsilhqot’in finally arrives 150 years after war hangings

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2014

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Grand Chief Ed John was a young lawyer when he spoke more than 30 years ago at the University of Victoria’s new law-school building named after Matthew Begbie, British Columbia’s hanging judge. International scholars were present to discuss aboriginal issues and rights, but John said he was compelled to tell them ... Read More »

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As feds plan new anti-terror laws, some ask why current ones aren’t being used

By The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2014

OTTAWA – The Conservative government plans to give police and spies new tools to fight terrorism as early as next week. But some point out that anti-terror laws already on the books aren’t being fully used to stem the threat of attacks by homegrown radicals. Under existing provisions, police have the power to make a ... Read More »

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28 kilos of cocaine found in suitcase at Pearson Airport

By The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2014

TORONTO – The Canada Border Services Agency says 28 kilograms of cocaine was found in a suitcase at Pearson International Airport. The agency says officers spotted a shrink-wrapped suitcase in baggage that was being removed from a flight that arrived from Cancun, Mexico on Oct. 19. Officers found 25 bricks containing a substance the agency ... Read More »

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