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Mother cites judge's tears in appeal of murder conviction

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:17:20 EDT


A Calgary mother who was convicted of first-degree murder in the starvation and neglect death of her diabetic 15-year-old son who weighed just 37 pounds when he died has asked the Alberta Court of Appeal to overturn her conviction, arguing the judge showed bias when she cried during the trial.

Canada warned to be prepared for Russian-backed fake news and smears in Latvia mission

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:29:37 EDT


Latvia's foreign minister is warning that his country and Canada need to be prepared to "immediately counter" smear campaigns and fake news from the moment a NATO battle group sets foot in the Baltic country.

Police officer was with Quebec woman when she was slain, distraught father says

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:47:31 EDT


The father of the 18-year-old woman stabbed to death yesterday in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., says his daughter was escorted by a police officer when she went to collect her things from the apartment she'd shared until recently with her ex-boyfriend.

'That saved his life': Truck teetering off Hwy 17 hangs on by its steel tool box

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:55:42 EDT


A driver walked away with minor injuries after a crash sent his truck teetering off the edge of Highway 17 in Delta, B.C., on Thursday.

Dennis Oland was wrongly denied bail, Supreme Court of Canada rules

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The Supreme Court of Canada says the New Brunswick Court of Appeal made a mistake by denying Dennis Oland bail while he waited to appeal his second-degree murder conviction in the 2011 bludgeoning death of his father, multimillionaire Richard Oland.

Opposition MPs want Justin Trudeau to sanction Liberal MP accused of sexist remark

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:35:07 EDT


Opposition MPs want Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to "step up" and take disciplinary action against a member of his caucus accused of making a sexist remark about a Conservative MP while attending a House of Commons committee.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley blasts Sask. tax hike, budget cuts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:19:05 EDT


The tax hikes and cuts to the public sector proposed in Saskatchewan's latest budget will hurt middle-income families and would never fly next door, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says.

It never seems a good time for a tax-the-rich budget: Don Pittis

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDT


As Americans get sadder and more divided, Canada's finance minister is waiting to follow Trump's lead. He missed a chance with his budget to start making Canadians as happy as Scandinavians.

Andrew Potter resigns from McGill post after Maclean's essay on Quebec

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:48:28 EDT


Andrew Potter, director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, was facing widespread criticism in Quebec after writing an essay for Maclean's about Quebec society earlier this week.

Sunwing defends 6-hour break between flights for pilot who returned to duty drunk

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT


Sunwing Airlines is defending its scheduling for a pilot who showed up for the second flight of his 11-hour shift so drunk that he appeared to fall asleep in the captain's chair. But a pilots' group says the scheduling practice raises concerns.

Toddler found inside Ottawa apartment with dead body

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:30:02 EDT


Ottawa police are investigating how long a child was inside a Mechanicsville apartment with a dead body, which a neighbour says was the toddler's mother.

Justin Kuijer formally charged with 1st-degree murder in death of stepson

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:41:45 EDT


The St. Catharines, Ont., man accused of killing his stepson and stabbing a woman at a bank was in court Thursday to face charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.

'She was my only girl': Nunavut teen's death sheds light on failures in fighting TB

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The death of 15-year-old Ileen Kooneeliusie from TB in January raises questions about how a person living in a territory with a high incidence of tuberculosis could not be diagnosed in time to save her.

Montreal mosque criticized after visiting imam calls for Jews to be killed

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:03:35 EDT


A Montreal mosque is facing a police complaint and rebukes from the larger Muslim community after a video of an imam delivering a sermon in which he asks for Jews to be killed surfaced online.

'Overcrowded' Hamilton house near McMaster has 12 bedrooms

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:20:32 EDT


The story of 12 bedrooms for rent under one unauthorized roof raises questions about the means the city has to enforce its zoning laws. And the lack of those checks could leave the tenants of the house vulnerable to fire and safety risks.

Leitch slides, O'Leary gains in Conservative Leadership Index

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The latest update to the Conservative Leadership Index suggests Maxime Bernier and Kevin O'Leary are still the front-runners, but some of their opponents are making gains.

Time to freak out: touring production of Hamilton is coming to Toronto

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:04:36 EDT


The hugely popular musical Hamilton is coming to Toronto in 2019.

Access to tax credit for fertility treatments expanded in budget

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Many Canadians who have undergone fertility treatments or turned to assisted reproductive technologies over the past 10 years are now eligible for a tax credit as a result of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s new budget.

Famous, fugitive capybaras welcome 3 new accomplices

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:48:16 EDT


Toronto’s infamous capybara couple, who gained fame (if not fortune) when they broke free from the High Park Zoo last spring, are expanding their family.

Husky crude oil spill in southwest Alberta estimated at 25,000 litres

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:46:36 EDT


Husky Energy spokesman Mel Duvall says cleanup near Bragg Creek is progressing well after about 25,000 litres of crude oil leaked from one of its pipelines in southwestern Alberta last week.