Canada

Gallery cancellation reveals divide between Ottawa and the West

PATRICK WHITE The Globe and Mail 10.11.2008
Gallery cancellation reveals divide between Ottawa and the West

One of the leading champions of the construction of a national portrait gallery in Ottawa is applauding the federal government's decision to axe a controversial bidding process that could have shipped the Portrait Gallery of Canada to a western city.

Harper, first ministers to discuss economic crisis

OTTAWA -- The prime minister meets today with his provincial and territorial counterparts to talk about the global economic crisis.


Flaherty favours aid for long-term auto plans

HEATHER SCOFFIELD AND GREG KEENAN The Globe and Mail 10.11.2008
Flaherty favours aid for long-term auto plans

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL; TORONTO -- Ottawa is willing to go to the aid of teetering auto companies, but will consider help only for plants that are thought to be "sustainable," Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said yesterday.

Nortel sets sweeping cost cuts, posts big loss

TORONTO (Reuters) - Nortel Networks Corp reported a large quarterly loss and announced a round of sweeping cost-cutting on Monday, from laying off 1,300 people to freezing salary increases and cutting back on consultants, as the economic downturn ...


Toronto realtor shot to death, ex-cop husband to be charged

A recently retired Toronto police officer faces a second-degree murder charge today after his wife, a real estate broker, was shot to death in their central Mississauga home.

Liberals head to Vancouver to pick their new leader

Juliet O'Neill The Vancouver Sun 10.11.2008
Liberals head to Vancouver to pick their new leader

OTTAWA - Now that the Liberal party has set the ground rules, several potential Liberal leadership candidates plan to announce over the next week their decisions on whether to enter the race to replace Stephane Dion.


First week of Quebec campaign features mudslinging, infighting

RHÉAL SÉGUIN The Globe and Mail 10.11.2008
First week of Quebec campaign features mudslinging, infighting

QUEBEC — It is almost a full week into the Quebec election campaign and the three party leaders have seen their campaigns marred by name-calling and fisticuffs, which has only added to voters' cynicism about an election that many believe is unnece...

27 parliamentary aides to federal ministers named

Tonda MacCharles Toronto Star 08.11.2008
27 parliamentary aides to federal ministers named

OTTAWA–Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday announced 27 parliamentary secretaries – some of them rookies, others veterans.


National Portrait Gallery project scrapped

KATIE SCHNEIDER Canoe.ca 08.11.2008
National Portrait Gallery project scrapped

City council members looking forward to the National Portrait Gallery coming to Calgary say they are disappointed the federal government has decided to kill the project for which they spent $500,000 on a bid.

NL's largest health board probing breakdown of stem cell freezer

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Questions surrounding the quality of cancer care in Newfoundland were rekindled Thursday after the province's largest health board announced that a freezer storing the stem cells of 29 cancer patients unexpectedly broke down.


Child-killer's release sparks outrage from Prairies to Ottawa

Angela Hall, Anne Kyle, Sherri Zickefoose The Vancouver Sun 07.11.2008
Child-killer's release sparks outrage from Prairies to Ottawa

CALGARY - The release of a notorious Calgary child-killer and rapist has stirred anger at the Canadian justice system. From the detective who arrested him 28 years ago, to Saskatchewan's justice minister, the decision to grant day parole to Harold...

Death threats made against accused in bus beheading: Crown

An Edmonton man accused of beheading a fellow passenger on board a Greyhound bus last July will not have to appear in court until "necessary" because he has received a number of death threats, a Manitoba Crown attorney said Thursday.


Pickering girl finds flu tablet in Halloween treat

Durham police are warning parents to carefully look over their children's Halloween candy after a young student found a DayQuil tablet in her sealed Smarties box.

PM pledges more aid for banks

RITA TRICHUR Toronto Star 07.11.2008
PM pledges more aid for banks

The federal government is planning to provide more help to Canadian banks because they continue to cope with unfavourable credit conditions, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said yesterday.


Canadian Natural Resources slashes budget

MARKUS ERMISCH Canoe.ca 07.11.2008
Canadian Natural Resources slashes budget

High construction costs and low commodity prices have forced Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. to not just trim, but slash, its capital budget for next year. Meanwhile, the cost of the most expensive capital project in the company's history, the Hor...

Councillors say T.O. newsletter a waste of money

Torontonians will receive a quarterly newsletter featuring the city's services and new initiatives, Mayor David Miller announced Thursday. But some councillors say the newsletter is not worth the hefty price tag.


Miller hails votes on water, trash

John Spears Toronto Star 07.11.2008
Miller hails votes on water, trash

If you live in Toronto, get ready to pay 9 per cent more for water next year, just as you did this year, last year, and the year before. And just as you likely will every year until 2014.

PM moves fast to build bridges with Obama

CAMPBELL CLARK The Globe and Mail 07.11.2008
PM moves fast to build bridges with Obama

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper said yesterday he will stress to Barack Obama that Canada's relationship with the U.S. is its most important, and that he will make energy and the environment a top priority for dealings with the new administ...


Jobs would be main priority: Charest

National Post 07.11.2008
Jobs would be main priority: Charest

QUEBEC -- Jobs are the main priority for the Liberals, the Parti Québécois would seek federal compensation for the 1998 ice storm and the Action Démocratique du Québec would partially privatize Hydro-Quebec, under campaign promises laid out on Thu...

Canadian Sports Hall of Famers find inspiration

Entering Canada's Sports Hall of Fame alongside Donovan Bailey and his 4x100-metre relay teammates couldn't have been more fitting for Marc Gagnon.



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