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Canada police arrest 104 men in child prostitution dragnet

Canada police arrest 104 men in child prostitution dragnet

Canadian police have arrested 104 men in connection with a child prostitution ring in and around the Toronto area. York Regional Police say the men attempted to purchase sex with an undercover officer, who posed as a girl between the ages of 13 and 16 online. Police targeted men who searched for prostitutes online, but […]

Photo of ‘mock IED’ confiscated at Toronto Pearson Airport released

Photo of ‘mock IED’ confiscated at Toronto Pearson Airport released

U.S. Customs and Border Protection released a photograph of a mocked improvised explosive device found inside a piece of luggage at Toronto Pearson International Airport, which forced the grounding of a Chicago-bound United Airlines flight for several hours earlier this month. Joseph Galaska, 58, was charged with one count of mischief after border officers located […]

CANADA – $100,000 cash found in old TV set

CANADA – $100,000 cash found in old TV set

ONTARIO – Wires and tubes and lots of glass and plastic, that’s what TV recyclers usually find inside old sets. But for one worker in Canada, the discovery of a secret box helped jar the memory of a forgotten inheritance. More than $100,000 in cash was found inside a television that was being processed at […]

Running from the US

Running from the US

MANITOBA/NEW YORK –– Refugees in the United States fearing a worsening climate of xenophobia in the wake of a divisive US presidential campaign are flocking to Canada in growing numbers. Manitoba’s Welcome Place refugee agency helped 91 claimants between November 1 and January 25 –– more than the agency normally sees in a year. Most […]

CANADA – Warning signs?

CANADA – Warning signs?

QUEBEC CITY –– The French-Canadian student accused of killing six people during evening prayers in a Quebec City mosque had rented an apartment nearby, neighbours said on Tuesday, a sign he may have been targeting the house of worship. Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, was charged in court on Monday with six counts of premeditated murder and five […]

Trudeau tells refugees to come to Canada after Trump ban

Trudeau tells refugees to come to Canada after Trump ban

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told refugees to come to Canada, after US President Donald Trump suspended his country’s refugee programme for four months and indefinitely banned Syrians. “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada,” Trudeau tweeted on Saturday. He also posted […]

Ethics watchdog investigate Canadian PM

Ethics watchdog investigate Canadian PM

OTTAWA – Canada’s ethics commissioner said Monday she is launching an investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent family holiday at the Aga Khan’s private island in the Bahamas. Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson said Trudeau may have violated the federal ethics code during his holiday with the Aga Khan, a family friend, philanthropist and hereditary […]

CANADA – Judge under fire for comment to rape victim

CANADA – Judge under fire for comment to rape victim

OTTAWA –– A judge in Canada is facing removal from the bench for his conduct when he asked a woman in a rape case why she couldn’t “just keep [her] knees together.” Federal Court Judge Robin Camp is in the midst of a week-long judicial council hearing, which will determine whether he ought to be […]

CANADA – Convicted bank robber charged with crossbow murders

CANADA – Convicted bank robber charged with crossbow murders

TORONTO –– A Toronto bank robber known as the “fake beard bandit” was charged with three counts of first-degree murder after three people were killed in a crossbow attack in the city’s east end, police in Canada’s largest city said on Friday. Brett Ryan, 35, who appeared in court briefly on Friday, was arrested in 2008 […]

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