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International, Politics, Society

Canadians linked to ISIS pose dilemma for Ottawa

As cornered Islamic State militants make what appears to be a last-ditch stand in eastern Syria, Canadian politicians, diplomats and political scientists may finally be ready to begin grappling with what to do about Canadians with ISIS connections still in» 

Politics, Society

30 years after Polytechnique massacre Canada’s gun debate rages on

On a quiet afternoon on Dec. 6, 1989, a young man armed with a semi-automatic rifle hidden in a plastic garbage bag walked into the hilltop campus of the Université de Montréal’s engineering school with vengeance in his heart. After» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

National Hockey League and Players Association celebrate Black History Month

For the first time, the NHL will be adapting the thrust of its February campaign of “hockey is for everyone” to a focus of celebrating Black History Month. The league (NHL) and the players association (NHLPA) have joined to mark» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Western energy workers head for Ottawa in giant truck convoy

A giant convoy of trucks festooned with slogans and driven by disgruntled western energy sector workers is heading east, bound for Ottawa and a three-day protest on Parliament Hill beginning Tuesday. About 160 trucks left Red Deer, Alberta Thursday morning» 

Society

‘Critical shortage’ of French teachers flagged by language official

Canadian parents increasingly want their children to learn French as a second language but there are not enough teachers to meet the demand, says Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages. The commissioner’s mandate as set out by Parliament is to ensure» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Cannabis: the young developing mind and later depression and suicidal tendencies

A new study finds an apparent association between consuming cannabis when young and a later incidence of depression and suicidal tendencies in young adults. Lead author of the study is Dr Gabriella Gobbi (PhD, M.D.). She is a professor of» 

Society

Canadian Tire attacker sentenced to 7 years in prison

A woman found guilty of terror charges for attacking workers at a Toronto-area Canadian Tire store has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Rehab Dughmosh was found guilty last month of four terrorism-related charges for using a golf club and butcher’s knife» 

Society

Supreme Court finds teacher who used camera pen guilty of voyeurism

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that a high school teacher who secretly recorded his female students’ chests with a camera hidden in a pen committed voyeurism. Ryan Jarvis, an English teacher from London, Ontario, was arrested after police» 

International, Society

Woman sought in potentially deadly incident: UPDATE

It was an incident that literally shocked people across the country. A young woman was shown in a video tossing small chairs from a highrise Toronto building, allegedly from the 45th floor onto the street far below. While no-one was» 

Society

Assman fights back!

Vanity licence plate battles in Canada His name is David Assman, the family name is Germanic in origin and pronounced “Ossman”. In English however it could be misconstrued. That’s the opinion of the Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) which issues vehicle»