Wednesday August 27, 2014




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Harper raises Russian threat in speech to troops Stephen Harper watched a series of military manoeuvres off the coast of Baffin Island, Nunavut, on Tuesday. The prime minister told the troops Canada must remain vigilant in the face of growing Russian aggression.




Police call for action rather than an aboriginal inquiry The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women would only cause delay. Newly elected president Clive Weighill is calling for action on underlying issues.




Trudeaus not targeted in home incident: Police Ottawa police say the man who walked into federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's home in Ottawa earlier this month was drunk at the time and wandered into the wrong house by mistake. No charges are being laid in the incident.




Stephen Harper joins search for Franklin expedition ships Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined the Parks Canada search in Eclipse Sound, Nunavut, for the two ships of Sir John Franklin's doomed 1845 expedition. Harper says it's a mystery that has to be solved.




Justin Trudeau steps back in the boxing ring Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau sparred with former competitive boxer Mickey MacDonald on Monday, before a fundraiser hosted by the Halifax businessman.




Police chiefs don't take stand on aboriginal women inquiry Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police president Jim Chu says his organization is working to protect women, but the group has not been asked to support the call for a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.




Tim Hortons-Burger King deal must benefit Canada: NDP NDP industry critic Peggy Nash says her party is concerned about how a merger between Tim Hortons and Burger King could affect the coffee chain's Canadian employees.




Business Forecast: Investors look to bank earnings The financial sector could lift the Toronto market after Royal Bank kicked off the quarterly earnings season with a record profit. Analysts are looking for solid performances from the rest of the big banks this week.




Harper on 'wrong side of history' on aboriginal inquiry: Trudeau Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says Prime Minister Stephen Harper is "out of touch" and "on the wrong side of history" in his opposition to a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.




Harper breaks ground on Canadian High Arctic Research Station Stephen Harper took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. The facility was first announced in 2007 and is scheduled to open in 2017.




Harper concerned about Russia's militarization of Arctic Stephen Harper says Canada should not be complacent about Russia's growing military presence in the Arctic. The prime minister's comments come after a convoy of Russian trucks crossed the border into Ukraine.




Harper's comments on aboriginal women 'outrageous': Wynne Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says the prime minister is wrong to say violence against aboriginal women isn't a systemic problem. Stephen Harper said Thursday such incidents are crimes, and not a "sociological phenomenon."




Engineer shocked by Lac-Megantic derailment in recordings Phone recordings reveal engineer Tom Harding was initially unaware it was his train that derailed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec last year. Harding has been charged with 47 counts of criminal negligence causing death.




HitchBOT completes Canadian road-trip in Victoria HitchBOT, the ragtag hitchhiking robot, was warmly welcomed by fans in Victoria at the end of a three-week 6,000-kilometre journey from Halifax. The art project robot received at least 18 rides to reach its destination.




Violent developments in Iraq are 'shocking', says Harper Prime Minister Stephen Harper compared the Islamic militants in Iraq with Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. He added ISIS militants are carrying out appalling violence nothing short of "unspeakable barbarism."




Leaders differ on fracking as N.B. election campaign starts New Brunswick Premier David Alward says Liberal challenger Brian Gallant would block the "opportunity" presented by shale gas if elected. Gallant says a moratorium on fracking is needed until its safety can be proven.




Journalist slaying part of 'enormous' terror campaign: Harper The prime minister says the kidnapping and beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants is part of a campaign of "disgusting terror." Stephen Harper says the government will announce measures in response soon.




Journalist slaying part of 'enormous' terror campaign: Harper The prime minister says the kidnapping and beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley in Syria is part of a campaign of "disgusting terror" in the region. Stephen Harper says the government will announce measures in response soon.




Tom Mulcair says NDP's Israel-Palestine stance is 'nuanced' NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says his party has supported a two-state solution in the Middle East for years. His comments come after MP Sana Hassainia quit the party, deeming Mulcair's position on the current Gaza conflict too pro-Israel.




Justin Trudeau renews call for missing aboriginal women inquiry Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says the death of a 15-year-old girl in Winnipeg underscores the need for a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. The body of Tina Fontaine was found in the Red River Sunday.




Dinosaur eggshells likely from a nest site: Scientist A paleontologist says egg shell fragments at an Alberta ravine are likely from a duck-billed dinosaur nest. Francois Therrien says there's "something special" about Devil's Coulee, which has yielded several nests in the past.




Justin Trudeau: Harper 'all hat and no cattle' on pipelines Justin Trudeau is accusing Prime Minister Stephen Harper of botching both the Keystone XL and Northern Gateway pipeline files. The Liberal leader made the comments in Alberta, where pipelines are needed to transport oilsands crude to offshore markets.




Transport minister defends reaction to Lac-Megantic disaster Transport Minister Lisa Raitt is promising action in light of a damning final report from the TSB on the Lac-Megantic disaster. The report says the government failed to ensure the railway was managing risk effectively.




Railway, feds contributed to Lac-Megantic tragedy: Safety board The Transportation Safety Board says a "weak safety culture" at Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway was among factors contributing to last year's deadly derailment in Lac-Megantic. The board also blames a lack of government oversight.




Doctor aims to move on after terror charge acquittal: Lawyer Khurram Syed Sher, a doctor who once sang on "Canadian Idol," has been found not guilty of conspiring to facilitate terrorism. His lawyer says Sher is going to spend time with his family and try to move on with his life.




Veteran cycling across Canada to raise PTSD awareness, support Martin Spriggs served in the military for 15 years. Now he's riding his bike across the country to convert "awareness into action" to help veterans battling post-traumatic stress disorder.




Election marks 'turning point' for New Brunswick: Premier Conservative Premier David Alward says he's looking forward to campaigning ahead of New Brunswick's September 22 election. The province's legislative assembly will be dissolved Thursday.




Just the Facts: Polls suggest students expect big debts Pursuing a university or college education can be an expensive endeavour for many students. However, according to a recent poll, many of them do believe that it's a debt that can be paid off relatively quickly.




Just the Facts: Post-Secondary education as costly endavour Pursuing a university or college education can be an expensive endeavour for many students. However, according to a recent poll, many of them do believe that it's a debt that can be paid off relatively quickly.




'Prince of Pot' sets sights on 2015 federal election Activist Marc Emery is campaigning in support of marijuana legalization for the 2015 federal election. The self-styled "Prince of Pot" was welcomed Sunday in Vancouver after spending more than four years in prison in the U.S.





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