Thursday November 27, 2014

Deadly Quebec seniors' home fire video shown to inquest A coroner's inquest into a Quebec seniors' home fire was shown video Wednesday of the blaze that killed 32 people in L'Isle-Verte last January.

Trudeau & Mulcair on neutral probe of misconduct complaints NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he wants more details on a proposed third-party probe into misconduct complaints against two Liberal MPs. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he is looking forward to a "rigorous" investigation.

Jian Ghomeshi to plead not guilty on assault charges: Lawyer Jian Ghomeshi's lawyer says the former CBC radio star will plead not guilty on multiple counts of sexual assault. Ghomeshi was granted bail Wednesday at a media-thronged courthouse in Toronto.

Hong Kong: les leaders Ă©tudiants sont arrĂȘtĂ©s Arrestation des leaders Ă©tudiants prodĂ©mocratie et retrait des barricades.

Thousands hold vigil for Michael Brown in Toronto Thousands in Toronto protested in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri Tuesday, after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Harper: Government accepts auditor's recommendations on veterans Stephen Harper says the government has accepted the auditor general's recommendations on improving veterans' access to benefits. The prime minister noted the report was not entirely negative.

Defence minister: Wait times for veterans are improving Defence Minister Rob Nicholson says the government has made "considerable progress" in reducing wait times for veterans claiming benefits. The auditor general criticized access to veterans' benefits in a report Tuesday.

NDP: Auditor's report shows government has 'failed' veterans An NDP MP says the auditor general's fall report is a "scathing indictment" of how the government serves veterans. Malcolm Allen says the Harper government has "failed" in providing mental health benefits for veterans.

Veterans' access to benefits too slow: Auditor general The auditor general's fall 2014 report says Veterans Affairs Canada needs to do more to expedite veterans' access to services and benefits. Michael Ferguson says wait times can be up to eight months.

Man granted bail in case of possible wrongful conviction A Nova Scotia man who was serving a life sentence for murder has been granted bail after 16 years in prison. Glen Eugene Assoun is maintaining his innocence after a review of his case found he may have been wrongfully convicted.

New Alberta PC members explain why they left Wildrose party Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has introduced two new caucus members after they left the Wildrose party. Kerry Towle says crossing the floor to join the Progressive Conservatives was "incredibly difficult."

Harper announces $5.8 billion for federal infrastructure Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the government will spend $5.8 billion on federal infrastructure improvements, including upgrades to airports and federal research facilities.

Former NHL player and coach Pat Quinn dies at 71 Pat Quinn, who coached NHL teams to two Stanley Cup finals, died Sunday night after a lengthy illness. Quinn's legacy includes nine seasons playing in the NHL, and coaching Canada to Olympic and world junior gold medals.

Julian Fantino: Unspent funds for veterans 'not lost money' The veterans affairs minister says $1.1 billion in funds that was unspent over seven years will be "recycled" back into other programs. Julian Fantino says no veterans have been disadvantaged by the money going unused.

Kathleen Wynne says putting a value on carbon is important After signing an agreement with Quebec on climate change, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne wouldn't say when a carbon tax might be introduced. Wynne says putting a price on carbon is "very important."

Rob Ford says he will 'keep an eye' on mayor-elect John Tory Outgoing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he will closely monitor mayor-elect John Tory when Ford is a city councillor. Ford says he will watch the city's finances, calling Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly's recent trip to England "ridiculous."

Vancouver's 'Mad Picker' sells off some treasure Antique dealer Wayne Learie says he taught himself about everything from furniture to Coca-Cola collectibles over four decades. This week, he's auctioning off some of his acquisitions to make room for new ones.

Anti-pipeline activists clash with RCMP Anti-pipeline protesters in makeshift encampments blocking work crews from two sites on Burnaby Mountain confronted RCMP officers enforcing orders to get them to vacate the area.

Assaulted Manitoba teen meets rescuer A 16-year-old Manitoba teen who was assaulted and left to die beside a Winnipeg river has met with one of the men who rescued her. Sean Vincent says Rinelle Harper is the real hero.

Ninety-nine-year-old veteran among Legion of Honour recipients Veteran John Stuart Hermon recounts focusing on not "getting killed" while serving in the Second World War as an artillery officer. The 99-year-old was one of 17 veterans awarded the French Legion of Honour Thursday in Montreal.

Sona 'disappointed' in 9-month robocalls sentence: Lawyer The Conservative staffer convicted in the 2011 robocalls scandal was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in jail. A Crown spokesperson says she hopes Michael Sona's sentence will "deter" others from interfering in elections.

Sona 'disappointed' in 9-month robocalls sentence: Lawyer The Conservative staffer convicted in the 2011 robocalls scandal was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in jail. A Crown spokesperson says she hopes Michael Sona's sentence will "deter" others from interfering in elections.

Maria Mourani passe au NPD Maria Mourani devient membre du Nouveau Parti démocrate (NPD), mais continuera à siéger comme indépendante à la Chambre des communes jusqu'au prochain scrutin. De son propre aveu, l'ancienne députée bloquiste se cherchait une nouvelle famille politique à Ottawa.

Former Bloc MP Maria Mourani joins NDP A former Bloc Quebecois MP who was expelled from the party for opposing the proposed Quebec values charter has joined the NDP. Maria Mourani will still sit as an independent, but says she will make her voice heard in her new party.

Dutch princess praises Canada's child bride initiative Princess Mabel van Oranje says Canada is a "front-runner" in helping end the forced marriage of young girls, but adds that more can be done. Van Oranje's Girls Not Brides organization received a Canadian human rights award Tuesday.

Trudeau, Mulcair differ on handling of misconduct allegations Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is defending his suspension of two MPs after misconduct allegations made by two New Democrat members. A multi-party committee Tuesday determined it won't investigate the complaints.

Jury shown damaged boat at lobster fisherman murder trial A Nova Scotia jury is getting a look at the boat Phillip Boudreau was on before his death. Lobster fisherman Joseph James Landry is one of four people charged in the case and has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

Scientists say they've discovered virus behind sea star deaths Researchers say they believe densovirus has killed millions of sea stars in waters off the Pacific Coast. But one scientist says the discovery raises a lot of new questions.

Liberals celebrate major gains in Ontario byelection The Conservatives held onto the late Jim Flaherty's seat in the Whitby-Oshawa byelection, narrowly defeating a rookie Liberal candidate. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says the close result sends a message to the Harper government.

NDP blasts government for 'stalling' on climate change New Democrat MP David Christopherson is attacking the government's climate change policy in the wake of a U.S.-China emissions deal. Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says the Tories have taken "real action" on the issue.

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