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Government underspends on military equipment, weapons systems, infrastructure

Posted October 31, 2014

The Canadian Press OTTAWA – As the Conservative government doles out good-news announcements thanks to a looming budget surplus, newly released public documents show it ...

Delay in executing judge’s refugee health care ruling dangerous, court told

Posted October 31, 2014

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press TORONTO – Any delay in implementing a judge’s ruling that struck down the Harper government’s severe restrictions on health-care ...

Mulcair slams Sun editorial cartoon of Olivia Chow as racist, sexist

Posted October 31, 2014

The Canadian Press OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau isn’t the only federal political leader with a bone to pick with Sun media. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair ...

Health spending increase this year smallest in 17 years; up only $61 per person

Posted October 31, 2014

By Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press TORONTO – A new report says Canada will pay only $61 more per person this year for health care ...

Today in Music History – Oct. 31

Posted October 31, 2014

The Canadian Press In 1937, folksinger Tom Paxton was born in Chicago. He was part of the early-1960s folk revival that also saw the emergence ...


Jian Ghomeshi: ‘Trailer Park Boys’ actress Lucy DeCoutere thrust into spotlight

Posted October 31, 2014

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press TORONTO – When Lucy DeCoutere first came forward publicly with allegations that Jian Ghomeshi choked and slapped her, she ...

Controversial marquee tax relief for Canadian families announced

Posted October 31, 2014

The Canadian Press OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pressing ahead with income splitting for families with kids under 18 – a multibillion-dollar Conservative ...

What will remain of federal surplus following Harper’s family tax cuts?

Posted October 31, 2014

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – One thing is for certain: Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s sweeping new package of family tax cuts will ...

United Nations official praises Canada’s stand on human rights in Iran

Posted October 31, 2014

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – A top United Nations official praised the Harper government Thursday as a global champion for human rights ...

Shawn Atleo becomes Canada’s first ‘Shqwi qwal’ or speaker for better relations

Posted October 31, 2014

The Canadian Press NANAIMO, B.C. – Premier Christy Clark has appointed former Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo as a relationship builder between ...

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TSX lower amid falling gold prices, heavy slate of earnings, solid U.S. growth

By Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed lower as a sell-off in gold stocks accelerated. The S&P/TSX composite index ...

Today in History – Oct. 31

Posted October 31, 2014

The Canadian Press Today is Halloween. The word “Halloween,” comes from a contraction of “All Hallows Eve,” the night before a Catholic holiday in honour ...



RCMP requests for telecom subscriber data poorly tracked, says privacy czar

Posted October 31, 2014

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The privacy watchdog is calling on federal authorities to keep better track of informal requests to telecommunications ...


TransCanada files application to NEB for Energy East crude pipeline

Posted October 31, 2014

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press CALGARY – After dozens of open houses and thousands of conversations across six provinces, TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) has filed ...


Multiple charges against B.C. man for alleged immigration fraud scheme

Posted October 31, 2014

The Canadian Press VANCOUVER – The owner of two unlicensed immigration consulting businesses in Metro Vancouver has been charged with multiple counts of fraud. Canada ...


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Me, You and Egypt

Posted October 27, 2014

Malak Ghanem singing the Canadian and Egyptian national anthem By Anaïs Lynn Voski The Egyptian Students’ Association at Carleton University hosted its annual Me, You ...


Spicing up Barrhaven

Posted October 26, 2014

Rajesh Mehta, owner of Chillies Indian Restaurant By Jesse M. Kelly A restaurant owner who is happy to eat at his own establishment is a ...

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Diwali: Indo-Canadians’ Biggest and Brightest Festival of Lights

Posted October 25, 2014

Kavya Srivastava By Ellen O’Connor “Christians have Christmas, Muslims have Eid, and for us, we have Diwali,” said 15-year-old Shaambhavi Kumar. It’s a simple statement, but ...

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