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January 13, 2018 11:10 am gmt |
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French authorities have dropped terrorism charges against a Lebanese-Canadian who was suspected of taking part in an attack in Paris in 1980 and have ordered his immediate release. But Hassan Diab’s legal ordeal may not be over just yet, with an appeal of the decision very likely and the fact he does...
In Srilanka
January 11, 2018 5:27 am gmt |
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‘Sri Lanka Campaign to Ban Landmines’ urged the Sri Lankan Government to accede to the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions. It called the SL government at the Press Conference, which was held in Colombo yesterday. Sri Lanka should accept the convention while 119 nations have already accepted the con...
In Canada
August 16, 2016 11:11 am gmt |
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The federal government is to formally apologize and provide compensation today for the forced relocation of a First Nations community in northern Manitoba 60 years ago. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett is to fulfil an agreement reached three years ago with the Sayisi Dene over...
In Canada
July 26, 2016 10:43 am gmt |
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A Somali-Canadian Ottawa man with mental health issues who was taken to hospital in critical condition on Sunday after police tried to arrest him has died from his injuries, his family said Monday (26th July). Abdirahman Abdi, 37, had been on life support at the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus s...
In Canada
February 11, 2016 11:33 am gmt |
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrives for talks in Ottawa on Thursday as part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s efforts to reinvigorate Canada’s relationship with the world body. Ban’s visit will also take him to Montreal, but his Thursday meetings with the prime minister will underline a key for...
In Canada
December 25, 2015 11:29 am gmt |
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As more Syrian refugees arrive in Canada through a mix of private and government sponsorship, the Ottawa Centre Refugee Action is recommending that the government direct more refugees to the thousands of private sponsors across the country who are waiting to provide support. The organization links to...
In Canada
December 24, 2015 9:04 am gmt |
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Immigration Minister John McCallum says more than 10,000 Syrian refugees will have passed medical exams and other requirements to be certified as permanent residents of Canada by the end of the year — but may not all be on Canadian soil by that time. “I am convinced that, by the end of the year...
In Canada
December 8, 2015 10:27 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address a group of First Nations leaders Tuesday morning as his government looks to reset Canada’s relationship with its indigenous people. Trudeau will face high expectations from hundreds of chiefs and other First Nations delegates who are meeting across the...
In Canada
November 25, 2015 8:25 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government won’t fulfill its campaign pledge to bring 25,000 refugees to Canada by the end of the year, but justified the delay by saying it is more important to “get it right.” “We looked at the logistics, we looked at what it would take...
In Canada
October 27, 2015 7:23 am gmt |
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Conservatives will choose an interim leader in Ottawa on Nov. 5, following their party’s demotion to opposition ranks in last Monday’s election. Defeated candidates will be invited to Ottawa, although they will not cast a vote for an interim Conservative leader. Outgoing Prime Minister St...
In Canada
July 19, 2015 11:39 am gmt |
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A Canadian National Railway train derailment near Bowmanville, Ont. has forced Via Rail to suspend its passenger trains from Montreal and Ottawa to Toronto. A spokesman for CN said that seven cars of a westbound CN train derailed near Bowmanville at about 1:50 p.m. on Saturday. Brent Kossey said no i...
In Canada
July 2, 2015 4:59 am gmt |
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A huge fireworks display capped off Canada Day festivities in Ottawa on Parliament Hill, after acts from pop sensation Kiesza and other musicians entertained the crowd. Earlier Wednesday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canadians will continue to overcome all threats they face from outside forces,...
In Canada
May 21, 2015 6:20 am gmt |
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Princess Anne’s two-day visit to the national capital area last November cost $128,000,  cheap by the standards of recent visits by the royals. The focal point of the two-day trip was Remembrance Day at the National War Memorial. The Princess Royal rededicated the monument 75 years after her grandfat...
In Canada
May 20, 2015 8:40 am gmt |
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A recently retired Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologist says the muzzling of federal government scientists is worse than anyone can imagine. Steve Campana, known for his expertise on everything from great white sharks to porbeagles and Arctic trout, says the atmosphere working for the federal govern...
In Canada
May 18, 2015 6:55 am gmt |
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After a not-so-awesome Saturday and a spectacular Sunday, Victoria Day today (Monday) could deliver showers and thunderstorms, according to Environment Canada. A few clouds and a low of 14 C were expected Sunday night after Sunday’s high reached 23 C under sunny skies. In Canada, today doesn...
In Canada
April 30, 2015 3:57 am gmt |
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King Abdullah visited Canada and a meeting regard to security cooperation among Jordan and Canada held in Ottawa yesterday (Wednesday). This meeting had been arranged among Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Jordanian King Abdullah. During king Abdullah’s third trip to the country since...