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May 17, 2018 9:25 PM Ethics commissioner launches investigation into Brampton MP Raj Grewal’s India trip invite

OTTAWA—The federal ethics commissioner is formally investigating whether a Liberal MP from Brampton broke Parliament’s conflict of interest code by inviting a construction executive who pays him for legal services to events with Canadian officials during the prime minister’s trip to India earlier this year. Commissioner Mario Dion said he decided to launch 10

May 12, 2018 6:57 PM Jaspal Atwal charged with uttering threats

Atwal created controversy after an appearance at official dinner for PM in India Jaspal Atwal, the central figure in the controversy that surrounded the prime minister's February trip to India, has been charged with uttering threats. He was charged in British Columbia with one count of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm in an alleged incident 20

May 9, 2018 9:48 PM Brampton’s Rose Theatre unveils first season under Brendan Healy

Former Buddies in Bad Times artistic director aims to capture city’s ‘eclectic dynamism’. The music series will include “American Pie” songwriter Don McLean; “Queen of Reggae” Marcia Griffiths; India’s Amjad Ali Khan and Dr. Subramaniam; and a number of Canadian artists, including Holly Cole, Michael Keashammer, Jim Cuddy, Kardinal Offishall, Exco Levi, Nana McLean 13

May 7, 2018 8:37 PM Trudeau names new national security adviser from cyberspy agency

Greta Bossenmaier will replace Daniel Jean, who announced his retirement before being embroiled in a controversy surrounding the prime minister’s trip to India this year. That assertion followed the revelation that Jaspal Atwal — a British Columbia Sikh convicted of attempting to assassinate an Indian minister in 1986 during a visit to B.C. — had been invited 10

May 3, 2018 1:42 PM Powerful dust and rain storms in India kill at least 91, injure more than 160

Wind speeds of up 130 km/h toppled homes and trees in parts of north and western India. LUCKNOW, India—A powerful dust storm and rain swept parts of north and western India overnight, causing house collapses, toppling trees and leaving at least 91 people dead and more than 160 injured, officials said Thursday. The devastation was particularly severe 12

April 17, 2018 11:05 PM ‘Sending love and hope’: Canadians support GoFundMe for Indian bus crash that happened 3 days after Humboldt

Twenty-three children under the age of 12 died when their speeding school bus plunged off a mountainside in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh in the Himalayas, three days after the fatal bus crash in Sasktachewan. Arora wanted to raise $1,000 or so from friends and family and find a way to get it there to help the families. The response to his fund encouraged 23

April 16, 2018 8:00 AM Trudeau's national security adviser to testify before committee on India trip today

Convicted attempted murderer turned up at official event at the Canadian High Commission in Dehli The prime minister's national security adviser will appear before a House of Commons committee today to explain a controversial briefing he gave reporters about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent trip to India. Daniel Jean's appearance before the House 19

April 13, 2018 2:26 PM Alysha Newman leads Canada to another big Commonwealth day

Pole vaulter wins gold with record jump as Canada wins 14 more medals Pole vaulter Alysha Newman's record-setting performance highlighted another big day for Canada that saw the country win 14 more medals at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Newman matched her own Canadian record and broke the Commonwealth Games record by clearing 4.75 metres on her final 20

April 9, 2018 4:28 PM 27 children dead after school bus skids off mountain road into gorge in India

Initial reports indicated that the bus driver was speeding as he took the children home and lost control at the edge of the gorge, with the bus crashing some 60 metres to the ground below, a police officer said. NEW DELHI—At least 27 children, some as young as 4 years old, were killed Monday when their school bus skidded off a mountain road into a gorge 18

April 6, 2018 5:03 PM Tory leader insists committee get briefed on India trip before he does

The PM's national security adviser has agreed to appear before House committee for unclassified briefing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he won't accept a private, classified briefing about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's India trip until after an unclassified version of the briefing is presented at committee. In a letter to Privy Council clerk 19