Tuesday September 30, 2014

Muslim booklet aims to combat extremism's lure A new booklet from Muslim groups and the RCMP is aimed at fighting youth radicalization. A woman involved with the "United Against Terrorism" handbook says it confronts the notion one can't be both Muslim and Canadian.

Victim's father wants answers from Magnotta trial: Lawyer A lawyer says the father of a Chinese student killed in 2012 hopes for answers at the trial of Luka Magnotta, which began Monday. Magnotta's lawyer says his client is not criminally responsible for Jun Lin's death and dismemberment.

Russia and China absent from Toronto space conference Russia and China are not attending the 65th International Astronautical Congress in Toronto this week. But Canadian Space Agency president Walter Natynczyk says he's confident collaborations with both countries will continue.

Rally for woman who died while in border agency custody A coroner's inquest is examining the operations of the Canada Border Services Agency after the death of a Mexican national. Lucia Vega Jimenez died after hanging herself in a Vancouver airport holding cell.

National ceremony honours five officers killed on duty Hundreds of police officers honoured colleagues who died in the line of duty. Three Mounties killed in a shooting rampage in New Brunswick were remembered, along with a Toronto police constable and a Saskatchewan conservation officer.

Rob Ford says he will beat cancer In his first public appearance since being hospitalized, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford vowed to supporters to "beat cancer" the same way he says he beat his addiction problems. Ford bowed out of mayoral race but is still seeking a council seat.

Party-goers injured when deck collapses, city investigates Six people were injured, five seriously, after a third-storey apartment deck collapsed during a house party in Halifax. City officials will try to determine if it is a case of criminal negligence.

Boy's soccer field stabbing 'horrific': Newfoundland premier Newfoundland and Labrador's premier says focusing on the recovery of an 11-year-old boy stabbed on a soccer field should be a top priority right now. Paul Davis made the comments after being sworn in as premier Friday.

Canada won't 'stand on the sidelines' in fight against ISIL: PM The prime minister is denying reports Canada asked the U.S. if it could contribute more to the fight against ISIL. Stephen Harper says a U.S. request for help in Iraq has him contemplating a bigger role.

ETAT-ISLAMIQUE_Fr Une vidéo publiée par la marine américaine montre des avions qui sont lancés à partir du porte-avions SS George HW Bush dans le Golfe persique. La Marine affirme que ces appareils appuient les missions d'attaque, de surveillance et de reconnaissance au-dessus de l'Irak.

Tearful Tory MP apologizes for conduct in House of Commons Stephen Harper's parliamentary secretary is apologizing for his non-answers to opposition questions in the House of Commons this week. Paul Calandra gave an unrelated answer to a question on Iraq from NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.

Highlights of Stephen Harper's optimistic speech to the UN Prime Minister Stephen Harper's third speech to the United Nations General Assembly focused on peace and optimism. Harper says he's hopeful that countries have the ability to "create a better kind of world."

Petronas' threat simply part of gas negotiations: Christy Clark British Columbia Premier Christy Clark says Malaysian gas company Petronas' threat to pull out of a $10-billion liquid natural gas project is part of the negotiation process. Clark says she's still hopeful a deal can be reached.

Speaker appeals for improved tone in question period The Speaker has appealed for better behaviour in the House of Commons after Tom Mulcair questioned his neutrality. The NDP leader made the comments when his plea for the Speaker to intervene in a Tory MP's response fell on deaf ears.

Harper says U.S. wants Middle East help, Mulcair calls for vote Stephen Harper revealed the U.S. has requested further Canadian involvement in the fight against Islamic extremists in the Middle East. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says the decision should be debated in Parliament.

Documents say Rob Ford's sister told police he smoked crack Newly released documents show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's sister Kathy told police he smoked crack cocaine. The lawyer representing the media says the allegations, which have not been proven in court, are not alarming.

Incoming New Brunswick premier says he's focused on fracking New Brunswick's premier designate says imposing a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing will be one of his first priorities. Liberal Leader Brian Gallant says people of the province still have questions about fracking.

Doug Ford won't say if he'll march in Toronto's Pride Parade Doug Ford isn't giving a straight answer on whether he'll march in Toronto's Pride Parade if elected mayor, though he was asked repeatedly about it at a debate Tuesday. Rob Ford has missed the parade every year he's been in office.

Greens could play important role in minority government: May Green party Leader Elizabeth May says in the event of a minority federal government in 2015, her party could be elected in sufficient numbers to hold the balance of power. May says she would push for clear action on climate change.

David Alward's emotional resignation from PC leadership An emotional David Alward resigned as New Brunswick Progressive Conservative leader after the Liberals won a majority in Monday's provincial election.

New Brunswick polling confusion blamed on software problem A Dominion Voting spokesman says a software issue was responsible for a vote tabulation snafu in New Brunswick's election. Vote counting was suspended for almost two hours Monday night.

Overhead drone footage reveals new info on orcas Scientists from the Vancouver Aquarium monitored killer whales from a six-rotor drone carrying a camera. One researcher says the view from above revealed things he hadn't seen in 25 years of studying the mammals.

New Brunswick Liberals win majority government Premier-elect Brian Gallant says he's confident in the election results that gave his Liberals a majority government in New Brunswick, despite technical vote-counting glitches that delayed the tabulation of ballots.

New Brunswick Tories call for hand count of election votes The president of the New Brunswick Progressive Conservatives says the party won't accept the election results following technical glitches that stalled the tally of ballots. Jason Stephen is calling for all votes to be counted by hand.

NDP: Harper needs to 'get with the program' on climate change NDP environment critic Megan Leslie says it's "unbelievable" Stephen Harper isn't attending Tuesday's UN climate-change summit in New York. The prime minister says Canada will be "very well represented" at the conference.

Ontario's lieutenant-governor talks accessibility on last day Outgoing Ontario lieutenant-governor David Onley used his time as lieutenant-governor to champion accessibility issues. On his last full day in the job, Onley says progress on hiring people with disabilities is coming quickly.

British Columbia students belatedly head back to school Half a million students went back to school in British Columbia along with their teachers after a strike kept them out of the classroom since the middle of June. Parents say they're relieved the dispute is settled.

Harper says Canada looking do more to fight threats like ISIL Stephen Harper says the government is looking to take further action against organizations that pose a threat to Canadians. The prime minister made the remarks after ISIL issued a new threat against western countries including Canada.

Spiders come indoors seeking mates, not heat: Expert Scientist Claudia Copley says people constantly ask her about "wolf spiders" that come inside to get warm in the fall. But Copley says they're not wolf spiders, nor are they seeking warmth.

What to watch for as New Brunswick votes As New Brunswick voters head to the polls, jobs and the economy have emerged as major issues in the province's election campaign. Canadian Press reporter Kevin Bissett outlines what to look out for in Monday night's results.

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