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Canada PM pummeled over ethics in TV debate

David Ljunggren Yahoo! News Canada 13.04.2011
Canada PM pummeled over ethics in TV debate

Canada's three opposition leaders accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper of incompetence and deceit during an election debate on Tuesday as they sought to cut into the ruling Conservative Party's big poll lead.

Canada investigates mass sled dog slaughter

Police are investigating the slaughter of 100 husky dogs used during the 2010 Winter Olympics to pull tourist sleds in the Canadian ski resort of Whistler, authorities said Monday.


Canadian shoots, kills father with crossbow in crowded library

A Canadian man was charged with first-degree murder Friday for fatally shooting his father in the back with a crossbow in a Toronto library as shocked mothers and children watched.

Canada mourns hero from HK

Wyng Chow The Standard 24.11.2010

A memorial service will be held on Saturday in Richmond, near Vancouver, for David Lam See-chai, the Hong Kong-born millionaire philanthropist who died this week after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He was 87.


Canada marijuana growers use wild bears to guard pot

Police said Wednesday they were astonished to find at least 14 wild black bears guarding an illegal marijuana growing operation after a recent raid on the property in westernmost Canada.

Outrage over ruling that mom who strangled daughter won’t be jailed

A Calgary mother won’t spend a day in jail for killing her teenage daughter with a head scarf — a decision that has prompted outrage.


Toronto hit by blackout after transformer fire

Cameron French Yahoo! News 06.07.2010
Toronto hit by blackout after transformer fire

A fire at a Toronto transformer station knocked out power to much of the city on Monday, snarling traffic in the midst of a blistering heatwave, but appearing to have little impact on financial markets.

Police can use sound cannons during G20 summit, but with limits: judge

Toronto Police can use sound cannons during the G20 summit with restrictions, a judge ruled Friday.


Toronto Police Arrest Man With Weapons in Vehicle Near G-20 Security Zone

A man was arrested and taken into custody outside of the Group of 20 security zone after Toronto police found weapons and hazardous materials inside his vehicle, Constable Tony Vella said.

Toronto's downtown banks empty out ahead of G20

Cameron French and Pav Jordan Reuters 24.06.2010
Toronto's downtown banks empty out ahead of G20

Business owners, bankers and brokers who normally throng Toronto's busy financial district have made themselves scarce ahead of this weekend's Group of Twenty summit, in the face of a growing police presence and planned protests.


Canada's economy is suddenly the envy of the world

Canada thinks it can teach the world a thing or two about dodging financial meltdowns. The 20 world leaders at an economic summit in Toronto next weekend will find themselves in a country that has avoided a banking crisis where others have flounde...

Soaring costs force Canada to reassess health model

Claire Sibonney Yahoo! News 01.06.2010
Soaring costs force Canada to reassess health model

Pressured by an aging population and the need to rein in budget deficits, Canada's provinces are taking tough measures to curb healthcare costs, a trend that could erode the principles of the popular state-funded system.


Hong Kong "ghost comedies" show in Toronto's Asian Heritage Month

The finale of this year's Asian Heritage Month celebrations in Toronto will be highlighted by a presentation of two classic Hong Kong "ghost comedies" -- "Esprit D'Amour" and "The Occupant" -- at the Innis Town Hall of the University of Toronto th...

Police finally track down notorious underworld figure — at his funeral

A three-decade-old manhunt for one of the most notorious figures of the Hong Kong underworld — a man who pumped millions of dollars of his ill-gotten gains into British Columbia — ended Thursday in a cemetery near Vancouver.


Taser maker denies problems as Alta. re-examines weapons

Taser International continued Thursday to dismiss reports that some of the stun guns it manufactures can deliver larger than expected electrical currents, as another province moved to test the devices.

Weight-loss surgeon loses licence in sex scandal

KATE HAMMER The Globe and Mail 12.12.2008
Weight-loss surgeon loses licence in sex scandal

A leading Canadian expert in bariatric surgery pleaded no contest yesterday to accusations that he sexually abused female patients over nearly a decade, leading a disciplinary committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons to revoke his medic...


3 Toronto hospitals cited for high death rates

SHARON LEM Toronto Sun 12.12.2008
3 Toronto hospitals cited for high death rates

Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, St. Joseph's Health Centre and Toronto East General Hospital all recorded a higher ratio of in-hospital deaths than the national average, a new report shows.

Taxpayers' cash no solution to ABCP crisis

John Greenwood, Paul Vieira Financial Post 12.12.2008
Taxpayers' cash no solution to ABCP crisis

A proposal that the federal government provide a bailout for a restructuring of $32-billion of frozen asset-backed commercial paper has sparked anger among some holders of the frozen notes, who say that taxpayers' money should not be used to fix t...


BCE’s LBO Fails, Sets Up Fight Over C$1.2 Billion Fee

Crayton Harrison, Jason Kelly Bloomberg.com 12.12.2008
BCE’s LBO Fails, Sets Up Fight Over C$1.2 Billion Fee

BCE Inc. is demanding a C$1.2 billion ($980 million) breakup fee after a group led by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan terminated its C$52 billion takeover, the biggest leveraged buyout to collapse.

Alberta giving biofuels a $239M boost

MARKUS ERMISCH Edmonton Sun 12.12.2008
Alberta giving biofuels a $239M boost

CALGARY -- Alberta will implement renewable fuel standards as part of a provincial energy strategy, the government introduced yesterday. Premier Ed Stelmach used the occasion to once again press Ottawa for an agreement about emission targets and a...



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