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The phrase "boots on the ground" is a well-worn stand-in for "war" - a word nobody wanted to use Tuesday as MPs gathered for an emergency debate on the decision to join the fight against militants in the Middle East. At the centre of the debate is the question of whether sending highly trained, heavily armed special forces commandos into northern Iraq is a "combat operation" - a distinction that would require Parliament's approval.
4 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press
Physician-assisted suicide will be a reality in Canada no matter what the federal government wants, Manitoba Conservative MP Steven Fletcher said Monday. Fletcher was reacting to comments from Health Minister Rona Ambrose, who said in an interview this week with CBC that assisted suicide is not her priority.
16, 2014. . Scottish independence referendum "Yes" campaigner Roisin McLaren knocks on a door in a residential building as she canvasses voters in Edinburgh, Scotland on Tuesday, Sept.
MacPhee shot two brothers, Kenneth Seymour, 39, and Donald Seymour, 38, at their Glace Bay home in December 2005. The lawyer for a Cape Breton man is asking the courts to dismiss a charge of manslaughter in a case that has been described as highly unusual.
The federal government is targeting more Russian officials with sanctions and travel bans as part of its pressure campaign against president Vladimir Putin's activities in Ukraine. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will send 200 election observers and a dozen members of Parliament to Ukraine next month to help monitor the country's parliamentary elections.
Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence -- and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. As Thursday's referendum nears, questions are being been raised about Scotland's future relationship with the monarchy if its people opt for independence.
In certain coastal areas, severe reductions in oxygen levels in the water destroy food web structure. Over the past 50 years, such oxygen minimum zones have expanded due to climate change and increased waste run-off.
A man faces murder charges in connection with the death of a young woman who was shot while leaving a downtown restaurant. 26-year-old Natasha Mohamed Farah was killed outside of a bar on 11 Ave. and 1 St. S.W. last month.
A review of municipal pay levels ordered by the province recommends the government act to help rein in rapidly escalating wages among unionized civic workers and some administrators. The report by consultants Ernst & Young, released by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, was conducted as part of the province's core review launched last year.
Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the May 2012 slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin, 33, a Chinese engineering student. The exhaustive process of selecting a bilingual jury could mean a delay in the presentation of evidence, which is scheduled to start next Monday.
Arthur Porter, former chairman of the Security Intelligence Review Committee, claims the federal government covered up the capture and killing of a handful of Canadian spies. The government says the assertions are without merit.
A newly released government study suggests newcomers to the country have misgivings about Ottawa's intention to ensure would-be immigrants possess skills that are in demand in Canada. The respondents to the study wondered why Ottawa isn't doing more to find jobs for qualified immigrants already here but who "have been frustrated by the lack of recognition of their credentials and their inability to acquire a sufficient amount of Canadian experience."
Prime Minister Stephen Harper rallied his political troops Monday, marking the start of Parliament's fall sitting with a campaign-style rally laden with economic high-fives and tough talk about protecting Canadian values around the world. With Conservative caucus members and several massive Canadian flags as a backdrop, Harper sang the praises of his government's work in creating jobs, sealing trade deals and cracking down on criminals.
The British warship whose bones were recently discovered in an icy northern grave has fired the imagination of those eager to solve Arctic exploration's greatest mystery. But the find also offers something for local history buffs to get excited about: the possibility that the ship was among those that attacked Stonington 200 years ago.
The all-electric version of Kia's urban compact box arrives in October, and promises 160 kilometres of range, and only slightly less in winter - and this may be a conservative figure, as a brief test drive last March in temperatures just above freezing determined that it was capable of an estimated 193 km. It loses little cargo space to the gas Soul, but will be priced about $8,000 more.
NDP Leader Dominic Cardy speaks to media after the New Brunswick leaders debate in Moncton on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. When the NDP leader in New Brunswick promotes some of his prize candidates, he's happy to emphasize they were once his political foes.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 08:08 am
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