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June 24, 2017 9:21 PM Toronto police invite to NYC Pride parade 'a slap in the face' to those demanding change

Some who supported ban on uniformed officers at Pride 'are not happy' about trip, police admit ​Banned from marching in uniform in this year's Pride parade, a group of about 100 Toronto police and union representatives travelled to New York City this weekend to participate, in uniform, in that city's festivities. But the force's own LGBT liaison officer 5

June 24, 2017 6:30 PM Mulcair raises red flags after Canadian sniper breaks record in Iraq

Mulcair says the incident ‘calls into question’ whether Canadian forces are involved in direct combat NDP leader Tom Mulcair speaks to reporters about the federal budget on Parliament Hill, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Ottawa. (Justin Tang/CP) OTTAWA – NDP leader Tom Mulcair is forgoing the celebration and raising red flags following reports that a Canadian 9 1

June 24, 2017 2:14 PM ‘A helluva shot’: Canada’s top soldier lauds record-breaking sniper

The Canadian sniper team which killed an ISIL fighter at a record distance saved lives by stopping an enemy attack in its tracks, Canada’s top general, Jonathan Vance, said Friday in an interview. “The guys were sitting back and overwatching a difficult operation and saw that the Iraqis were going to get ambushed. They were about to get hit hard,” Vance 5

June 23, 2017 8:07 PM Tom Mulcair raises red flags after Canadian sniper breaks record in Iraq

NDP leader Tom Mulcair is forgoing the celebration and raising red flags after reports a Canadian sniper in Iraq broke the world record for the longest confirmed kill. National Defence said the sniper is a member of the ultra-secret Joint Task Force 2 unit deployed as part of Canada's mission against ISIS, and that his target was more 3.5 kilometres 16

June 23, 2017 4:27 PM Experts offer advice for mitigating health risks of legalized marijuana

Public health and medical experts are endorsing 10 new recommendations to help mitigate the health risks of using marijuana once it becomes legal in Canada. The guidelines, published in the American Journal of Public Health, recommend — among other things — avoiding cannabis if pregnant or at risk of mental health problems, as well as delaying its use until 7

June 22, 2017 11:45 PM 'A hell of a shot': Sniper record latest example of deadly Canadian marksmanship

Joint Task Force 2 member hit ISIS militant at a distance of 3,453 metres, military confirms A Canadian sniper working alongside Iraqi forces in their fight against ISIS successfully struck a member of the militant group from a distance of 3,540 metres, Canada's military confirmed Thursday. The sniper is a member of the elite Joint Task Force 2 special 16

June 22, 2017 10:57 PM Canadian Special Operations sniper shoots Daesh fighter from 3.5 kilometres away

A Canadian Special Operations sniper shot a Daesh, also known as ISIS, fighter from 3.5 kilometres away in Iraq, the Globe and Mail reported Thursday. The shot, according to the report, happened within the last month. In a statement following publication of the Globe and Mail article, the Canadian Special Operations Command confirmed that one of its soldiers 8

June 22, 2017 6:19 PM Canadian sniper hits ISIS militant with record-setting shot

A Canadian Special Forces sniper in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest kill shot, after taking out an Islamic State insurgent at distance of 3.54 kilometres. The sniper, who is a member of Canada's Joint Task Force 2, successfully hit his target from an elevated position 3,540 metres away, Canadian Special Operations Command confirmed 11

June 21, 2017 5:23 PM Architects say former U.S. embassy 'not culturally appropriate' space for new indigenous centre

The federal government has announced plans to convert the former U.S. embassy across from Parliament Hill into a space dedicated to Canada’s indigenous people. But indigenous architects are calling the building at 100 Wellington St. in Ottawa a “hand-me-down” and say it is “not a culturally appropriate space” for an indigenous centre. Speaking to a crowd 8

June 21, 2017 12:45 PM Is Molenbeek really a no-go zone?

In the wake of horrifying attacks in France and Belgium, the most notorious postcode in western Europe came under scrutiny from journalists, police and the armed forces. But what is the truth about Brussels' Molenbeek district? Is it a 'seething' den of Islamist terror, or the symbol of a national tragedy? There are still those in France who cling to a view of the Belgians 16