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  • Peter Stoffer, Elizabeth May honoured at Parliamentarians of the Year gala event

    November 21, 2013 9:52 AM 49

    MPs in our nation's capital held their version of the Oscars on Tuesday night, at the seventh annual Parliamentarians of the Year awards. The event, which recognizes members for parliamentary excellence, is presented annually by Maclean's Magazine — this year's event was held at the Ottawa Convention Centre with a large contingent of MPs and cabinet

  • Jury delivers guilty verdict in Mariani murder case

    November 21, 2013 8:40 AM 37

    A jury has found the second man accused in the beating death of Mark Mariani guilty of second-degree murder. Robert Reitmeier was one of two men accused of kicking and stomping Mariani to death in a northwest parking lot in October of 2010. Mariani was attacked while returning to his car at a strip mall along 16 Avenue. Reitmeier and another man, Tyler

  • ‘Philippe-flop’ on the values charter

    November 21, 2013 5:02 AM 32

    MONTREAL - “Over my dead body,” Philippe Couillard told his Quebec Liberal Party’s general council on Oct. 26. He was talking about the Marois government’s proposed “Charter of Pants” forbidding public employees from wearing “conspicuous” religious symbols at work. “We will defend and preserve our individual rights and freedoms at all cost. I will stand

  • Poll: Liberals lead in Toronto Centre as candidates square off

    November 21, 2013 3:00 AM 31

    It was the battle of the journalists as the frontrunners identified in a recent poll in the fight for Toronto Centre took part in an all-candidates debate Wednesday night. The event, moderated by John Tory, allowed the four candidates running in the federal byelection an opportunity to address and trade barbs on a number of topics, including the Canadian

  • Senior stabs pit bull to death to save pet pug

    November 21, 2013 12:51 AM 34

    A Vancouver senior who stabbed a pit bull to death while it was attacking his pet pug Wednesday afternoon is not facing charges, according to police. The 72-year-old and his dog were approached by a woman walking the pit bull at around 1 p.m. in Kitsilano Beach Park when the larger animal bit his pug on the neck. When the two dog-walkers were unable

  • Parry Aftab celebrates cyberbullying legislation

    November 21, 2013 12:34 AM 38

    The organizer of the recent stop cyberbullying summit on P.E.I. has been invited to Ottawa by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to witness the announcement of new anti-cyberbullying legislation. The federal government will announce details Wednesday afternoon of new legislation that will make it a crime to distribute intimate images without the consent of the person

  • PC MPP proposes recall law for misbehaving mayors, other politicians

    November 20, 2013 11:30 PM 34

    TORONTO - An Ontario Progressive Conservative is calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne to give voters some options when it comes to politicians behaving badly. Randy Hillier wants Wynne to throw her support behind his private member's bill that allows for the recall of MPPs. He says it could be amended to include municipal politicians too in the wake of the scandals

  • Lucien Bouchard reveals he was bullied as a child

    November 20, 2013 8:21 PM 35

    In a video supported by the Jasmin Roy Foundation, Bouchard reveals that he was bullied as a child, and says it's a horrible phenomenon that should be stopped. Bouchard said that in his youth in the Saguenay he was intimidated by those older and stronger than he was, which led him to feel miserable about himself. He also said that the bully was someone

  • Pot grow-op at N.B. seniors home sparks call for inspection review

    November 20, 2013 8:11 PM 33

    FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's Opposition Liberals are calling for an independent review of inspection policies after police found a marijuana grow operation in the basement of a special care seniors home. The discovery was made last Friday following a fire at the home in Clarks Corner, and police say they seized 550 marijuana plants and marijuana growing

  • Images released of man accused of trying to kidnap dad, young son

    November 20, 2013 8:07 PM 37

    Richmond RCMP are hoping newly released video and pictures will help them identify an alleged third suspect linked to the attempted kidnapping of a man and his five-year-old son. Few details about the mid-August incident were released at the time, but RCMP credited an alert passerby for calling them after spotting four men shoving the father into his car in the 3000-block