Friday October 24, 2014




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Powder-filled envelope sends employee at Cdn consulate in Turkey to hospital

ISTANBUL - Canada's consulate in Istanbul was closed Friday after an employee opened a package filled with yellow powder....

posted: October 24,2014





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Omnibus budget bill restricts refugee access to social assistance

OTTAWA - Buried in the Harper government's latest massive, omnibus budget bill is legislation that could restrict the ability of refugee claimants to access social assistance....


Slain soldier riding Highway of Heroes on last trip to Hamilton hometown

Strains of "O Canada" mingled with traffic noise as thousands of people paid their respects to a soldier gunned down at the National War Memorial this week as he made his final journey back to his hometown of Hamilton on Friday....


As feds plan new anti-terror laws, some ask why current ones aren't being used

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is expected to give police and spies new tools to fight terrorism as early as next week....


Bail hearing next month for man charged in Quebec's 2012 election shooting

MONTREAL - A bail hearing for the man charged in a fatal shooting at a Parti Quebecois victory celebration during the 2012 provincial election will be held next month....


Ottawa gunman hit by several volleys from security forces before fatal shot

OTTAWA - The gunman who charged into Parliament after shooting a Canadian Forces reservist was struck by nearly a dozen bullets from security officers and finally was brought down by Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers....


CSIS firearm policies leave gun-toting spies without proper cover: watchdog

OTTAWA - The national intelligence watchdog has found "serious issues" with the policy that allows Canadian spies to carry guns in overseas hotspots....







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