Friday October 31, 2014




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Colleague remembers slain Quebec soldier as a happy man A funeral will be held Saturday for Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who died after being hit by a car driven by an attacker with jihadist sympathies. Sgt. Marc Adolphe remembers his colleague as a helpful man.




Harper announces income splitting for families with kids Stephen Harper says his government is going ahead with a promised income-splitting measure for families with kids under 18. The prime minister says the "family tax cut" will allow savings of up to $2,000.




Toronto police: No investigation into Jian Ghomeshi Toronto's police chief says there is no investigation into Jian Ghomeshi after allegations of abusive behaviour made in the media. Ghomeshi has referred to a "campaign of false allegations" and said he plans to meet the accusations head-on.




Edmonton street pianist becomes a YouTube hit An Edmonton woman says a man playing a piano in a downtown square brought spectators to tears. Roslyn Polard's video of his music has had nearly two million hits on YouTube.




Top UN official lauds Canada as champion for human rights A United Nations official says the Canadian government has demonstrated that human rights are a significant concern to Canadians. Ahmed Shaheed met with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in Ottawa Thursday.




Jian Ghomeshi situation sparks intense online debate A social media storm is surrounding Jian Ghomeshi. The Toronto Star reported allegations he was violent to three women without consent during sexual encounters, but the ousted CBC radio star said he does not engage in non-consensual sex.




Justin Trudeau calls for stronger CSIS oversight The prime minister is rejecting calls from Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to create an all-party watchdog for Canada's spy agency. Stephen Harper says existing oversight bodies have found that security agencies "respect" their mandates.




Tom Mulcair says Ottawa shooter not a 'terrorist' NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is disputing the Harper government's description of last week's Ottawa shooting as "terrorism." Mulcair says Michael Zehaf Bibeau's background shows his actions were criminal, but not those of a terrorist.




Second World War plane recovered from a lake A Second World War plane that went down in 1940 in Ontario's Lake Muskoka will go on public display following a recovery mission to salvage the wreckage. The Royal Canadian Air Force says the plane is part of Canada's heritage.




CBC teaming up with Bell & Rogers for 2018, 2020 Olympics The CBC has landed broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games. The network is collaborating with Bell Media and Rogers Media for both the Pyeongchang and the Tokyo Games.




CBC teaming up with Bell & Rogers for 2018, 2020 Olympics The CBC has landed broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games. The network is collaborating with Bell Media and Rogers Media for both the Pyeongchang and the Tokyo Games.




John Kerry says extremism is the 'challenge' of this generation The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird on Tuesday and offered his condolences for the two Canadian soldiers killed last week.




Hundreds pay their respects to 'everybody's soldier' People in Hamilton, Ontario paid their respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo on the streets outside his funeral Tuesday. One mourner calls the shooting of the unarmed soldier at the National War Memorial a "cowardly" act.




Raw Video: John Kerry places wreath at National War Memorial U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry started off his first trip to Canada since taking office by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, where Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was fatally shot last week.




Raw Video: Procession for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Mourners lined the streets of Hamilton to pay their respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as a procession brought his casket to the funeral. Cirillo was killed last week at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.




Apology, court victory mean new chapter: First Nations chief After receiving a formal apology for the hanging of six chiefs in 1864, current Tsilhqot'in Chief Joe Alphonse says a court decision granting them title to their land means a new chapter for First Nations people.




John Tory highlights contrasts with Rob Ford in victory speech Former Ontario politician John Tory has won the election to be Toronto's new mayor. In his victory speech, Tory sought to differentiate himself from outgoing mayor Rob Ford, who would often refer to Torontonians as "taxpayers."




Rob Ford says Ford family 'never, ever' gives up Rob Ford is promising that the Ford family will have an impact on the 2018 municipal election in Toronto. The scandal-plagued outgoing mayor won his council seat Monday, while his brother Doug came in second in the race for mayor.




Olivia Chow echoes Jack Layton in mayoral concession speech Former New Democrat MP Olivia Chow used some of Jack Layton's final words in her speech after finishing third in the Toronto mayoral race. Chow also wished Rob Ford, who won a seat on council, a "speedy recovery."




Une taxe sur l'Internet en Hongrie Des milliers de Hongrois ont protesté contre le projet du gouvernement de Hongrie d'imposer une taxe sur l'utilisation d'Internet dès 2015, qui pourrait coûter des centaines de millions en frais aux consommateurs.




RCMP boss says he wants video by Ottawa gunman released The head of the RCMP says he hopes a video left behind by Michael Zehaf Bibeau will be available to the public at some point. Bob Paulson says the video is currently being analyzed.




Public tours resume on Parliament Hill Tours of Parliament Hill have resumed after last week's shooting and subsequent lockdown. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was killed Wednesday at the nearby National War Memorial.




Mourners pay respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in his hometown Mourners are paying tribute to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at a public visitation in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. The 24-year-old reservist was fatally shot at the National War Memorial in Ottawa last week.




B.C. ceremony marks 150th anniversary of chiefs' hanging About 200 people gathered in Quesnel, British Columbia, to commemorate the hanging of six First Nations chiefs 150 years ago. Grand Chief Edward John says it's a "tremendous step" that the B.C. government apologized for the deaths.




Canadians from Liberia feeling the stigma of Ebola Some Liberian-Canadians say they are under frequent suspicion due to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. John Gaye from the Canadian Liberian Friendship Association says education is needed to end the stigma surrounding the virus.




Outpour of patriotism at Montreal memorial for slain soldiers Homage was paid in Montreal to the two Canadian soldiers killed in separate attacks last week. Cpl Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent were remembered during a ceremony at a downtown cenotaph.




B.C. mosque explains Zehaf Bibeau connection Michael Zehaf Bibeau, the man who shot and killed a soldier at the National War Memorial, attended a mosque in Burnaby, B.C. in 2011 and 2012. But an Islamic leader says when he tried to live there, he was asked not to return.




People line procession route to pay respects to slain soldier People gathered on an overpass Friday along the route of the motorcade returning Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's body home to Hamilton. One onlooker said Cirillo's shooting in Ottawa "hit home."




Stephen Harper, citizens honour slain soldier at War Memorial The prime minister was in attendance as the ceremonial honour guard resumed duties at the National War Memorial where Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was gunned down Wednesday. People poured in with flowers and tributes for the late soldier.




Raw Video: Procession for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo leaves Ottawa The procession carrying Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's body left an Ottawa funeral home for the journey home to Hamilton, two days after a deadly shooting at the National War Memorial claimed his life.





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