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Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion is expected to face tough questions over his campaign performance on Thursday as he meets his caucus for the first time since he announced he would step down after his party's humiliating performance in the recent fede...

Police consider possibility teen left Ontario

Police are continuing their search for a missing Barrie, Ont., boy Thursday as friends and family gather for a ceremony of hope. On Oct. 13, Brandon Crisp, 15, left his house following an argument with his parents after they confiscated his Xbox. ...


New ID card threatens our privacy

ANTONELLA ARTUSO Toronto Sun 23.10.2008
New ID card threatens our privacy

Ontario's information and privacy commissioner is warning a new enhanced driver's licence to be used as proof of citizenship when crossing the U.S. border carries potential privacy risks.

Harper to attend 'Meltdown' summit

The Canadian Press 23.10.2008
Harper to attend 'Meltdown' summit

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make an early exit from next month's Conservative party convention to attend a meeting of world leaders on the global economic crisis. U.S. President George W. Bush has invited fellow leaders to Washingt...


Man thought girl was 16

KEVIN MARTIN Edmontonsun 23.10.2008
Man thought girl was 16

CALGARY -- Having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl he believed was older was not a criminal act by a Calgary man, a judge ruled yesterday.

Flaherty expected to announce more help for banks

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has scheduled a news conference for Thursday morning before stock markets open amid speculation that the federal government is ready to take major steps to guarantee loans and bolster the security of bank deposits.


Ontario unveils cuts, $500 million deficit

Robert Benzie, Rob Ferguson Toronto Star 23.10.2008
Ontario unveils cuts, $500 million deficit

Forced into a $500 million deficit by worldwide economic chaos, the Ontario government is scaling back spending this year and signalling that harder times loom in next spring's budget.

BC premier moves to ease crisis impact

British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell has unveiled a 10-point plan that aims to ease the impact of the global financial crisis on the province and is residents.


Parole denied for man who killed B.C. family of six in 1982

DAWN WALTON The Globe and Mail 23.10.2008
Parole denied for man who killed B.C. family of six in 1982

INNISFAIL, ALTA. -- Loved ones travelled to an Alberta prison yesterday to tearfully remember two young sisters, their parents and their grandparents as they urged the National Parole Board not to release the "monster" who killed the British Colum...

Teen shoots himself in head with crossbow

CTV British Columbia 23.10.2008
Teen shoots himself in head with crossbow

It could be a party trick gone terribly wrong. A 19-year-old man is recovering in hospital after shooting himself in the head with a crossbow during a house party in the southeastern B.C. community of Grasmere.


Organized theft ring busted in Toronto

Charlene Close 680 News 23.10.2008
Organized theft ring busted in Toronto

Toronto - They're accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in alcohol and high tech equipment. Toronto Police have arrested five people and are searching for two others in connection with an organized theft ring.

Handful of NHL governors whispering about team in Toronto

It appears some National Hockey League officials think the Toronto market is big enough to have two teams. According to The Globe and Mail, a few NHL governors are keen on the idea of putting a second team in Toronto.


Ex-wife testifies against HIV husband

CBC News Edmonton Sun 22.10.2008
Ex-wife testifies against HIV husband

HAMILTON -- The estranged wife of a Hamilton man accused of killing two women by deliberately infecting them with the virus that causes AIDS testified yesterday as a witness for the prosecution.

Cockroach earns the book nomination hat trick

Vit Wagner Toronto Star 22.10.2008
Cockroach earns the book nomination hat trick

Rawi Hage's Cockroach, already nominated this year for the Scotiabank Giller and the Rogers Writers' Trust prizes, added a Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction nomination to the list yesterday. It is the only novel in the running for all ...


Search continues for Ont. teen missing for 9 days

Linda Nguyen Canada.com 22.10.2008
Search continues for Ont. teen missing for 9 days

An intense search continued Tuesday in a densely wooded area north of Toronto for a missing 15-year-old boy who ran away from home more than a week ago after his parents took away his video games.

Flaherty says government interventions working

Paul Vieira Canada.com 22.10.2008
Flaherty says government interventions working

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Tuesday steps taken to date by the federal government and the Bank of Canada "seem" to have worked in "some" degree toward loosening credit conditions.


Ontario to outline economic woes today

Rob Ferguson, Robert Benzie Toronto Star 22.10.2008
Ontario to outline economic woes today

The global financial crisis will tip Ontario into a "small" budget deficit this year, forcing the postponement of planned new government programs, sources said on the eve of today's fall economic statement.

2.7M Canadians caring for seniors

Shannon Proudfoot Canada.com 22.10.2008
2.7M Canadians caring for seniors

Canada is a nation of caregivers, according to a new report from Statistics Canada, and a rapidly aging population means the number of people needing a helping hand could eventually exceed the ranks of those able to provide one.


Stelmach refuses to fire embattled youth minister

Jason Fekete Calgary Herald 22.10.2008
Stelmach refuses to fire embattled youth minister

Premier Ed Stelmach rebuffed NDP demands Tuesday to fire Children and Youth Services Minister Janis Tarchuk following the release of "damning" reports revealing the government has knowingly been leaving vulnerable children in risky situations for ...

Former MP Nunziata charged with assaulting ex-wife's boyfriend

JOSH WINGROVE The Globe and Mail 22.10.2008
Former MP Nunziata charged with assaulting ex-wife's boyfriend

Former Member of Parliament and Toronto mayoral candidate John Nunziata was charged with assault yesterday after his ex-wife's boyfriend claimed he was kicked by Mr. Nunziata, who today plans to pursue counter-charges.



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