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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 […]

CANADA – Attack foiled

CANADA – Attack foiled

TORONTO — A tip from the FBI triggered what Canadian police on Thursday called a “race against time” as police scrambled to identify and locate a balaclava-wearing would-be suicide bomber they feared was on the verge of committing a terror attack in Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Aaron Driver, a Canadian man previously […]

CANADA – Damage tour

CANADA – Damage tour

FORT MCMURRAY — Canada’s Prime Minister arrived in wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray on Friday and after taking a helicopter tour to assess the damage said he doesn’t think most Canadians comprehend yet the scope of what happened in the oil sands capital, where more than 88,000 people were forced to evacuate. Just Trudeau arrived in the […]

WORLD – Alberta wildfire growing

WORLD – Alberta wildfire growing

A raging Canadian wildfire that forced the evacuation of the Alberta oil town of Fort McMurray intensified on Saturday, helped by hot, dry weather, with police escorting a fresh convoy of evacuees out of the region. The blaze, the largest of some 40 wildfires burning across the province of Alberta, has forced some 88,000 residents, […]

CANADA –Fire worsens

CANADA –Fire worsens

ALBERTA –– A catastrophic wildfire that has forced all 88,000 residents to flee Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada exploded tenfold in size on Thursday, cutting off evacuees in camps and shelters north of the city. The out-of-control blaze has burned down entire neighbourhoods of Fort McMurray in Canada’s energy heartland and forced a precautionary shutdown of […]

CANADA – Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies

CANADA – Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies

TORONTO –– Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford has died, according to his chief of staff, Dan Jacobs. Ford, who had been battling an aggressive form of cancer, served for a decade as a city councillor before being elected mayor in 2010. The 46-year-old Ford gained international notoriety after a video surfaced in May 2013 that […]

Canada’s PM welcomes refugees

OTTAWA –– With much coaxing, a tired and bewildered little girl finally managed a sweet smile for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as she was handed a teddy bear. “Welcome to your new home,” Canada’s Prime Minister told her and her family as they were surrounded by government workers and volunteers who seemed nearly as excited to […]

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