Sunday November 23, 2014

Kathleen Wynne says putting a value on carbon is important After signing an agreement with Quebec on climate change, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne wouldn't say when a carbon tax might be introduced. Wynne says putting a price on carbon is "very important."

Rob Ford says he will 'keep an eye' on mayor-elect John Tory Outgoing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he will closely monitor mayor-elect John Tory when Ford is a city councillor. Ford says he will watch the city's finances, calling Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly's recent trip to England "ridiculous."

Vancouver's 'Mad Picker' sells off some treasure Antique dealer Wayne Learie says he taught himself about everything from furniture to Coca-Cola collectibles over four decades. This week, he's auctioning off some of his acquisitions to make room for new ones.

Anti-pipeline activists clash with RCMP Anti-pipeline protesters in makeshift encampments blocking work crews from two sites on Burnaby Mountain confronted RCMP officers enforcing orders to get them to vacate the area.

Assaulted Manitoba teen meets rescuer A 16-year-old Manitoba teen who was assaulted and left to die beside a Winnipeg river has met with one of the men who rescued her. Sean Vincent says Rinelle Harper is the real hero.

Ninety-nine-year-old veteran among Legion of Honour recipients Veteran John Stuart Hermon recounts focusing on not "getting killed" while serving in the Second World War as an artillery officer. The 99-year-old was one of 17 veterans awarded the French Legion of Honour Thursday in Montreal.

Sona 'disappointed' in 9-month robocalls sentence: Lawyer The Conservative staffer convicted in the 2011 robocalls scandal was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in jail. A Crown spokesperson says she hopes Michael Sona's sentence will "deter" others from interfering in elections.

Sona 'disappointed' in 9-month robocalls sentence: Lawyer The Conservative staffer convicted in the 2011 robocalls scandal was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in jail. A Crown spokesperson says she hopes Michael Sona's sentence will "deter" others from interfering in elections.

Maria Mourani passe au NPD Maria Mourani devient membre du Nouveau Parti démocrate (NPD), mais continuera à siéger comme indépendante à la Chambre des communes jusqu'au prochain scrutin. De son propre aveu, l'ancienne députée bloquiste se cherchait une nouvelle famille politique à Ottawa.

Former Bloc MP Maria Mourani joins NDP A former Bloc Quebecois MP who was expelled from the party for opposing the proposed Quebec values charter has joined the NDP. Maria Mourani will still sit as an independent, but says she will make her voice heard in her new party.

Dutch princess praises Canada's child bride initiative Princess Mabel van Oranje says Canada is a "front-runner" in helping end the forced marriage of young girls, but adds that more can be done. Van Oranje's Girls Not Brides organization received a Canadian human rights award Tuesday.

Trudeau, Mulcair differ on handling of misconduct allegations Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is defending his suspension of two MPs after misconduct allegations made by two New Democrat members. A multi-party committee Tuesday determined it won't investigate the complaints.

Jury shown damaged boat at lobster fisherman murder trial A Nova Scotia jury is getting a look at the boat Phillip Boudreau was on before his death. Lobster fisherman Joseph James Landry is one of four people charged in the case and has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

Scientists say they've discovered virus behind sea star deaths Researchers say they believe densovirus has killed millions of sea stars in waters off the Pacific Coast. But one scientist says the discovery raises a lot of new questions.

Liberals celebrate major gains in Ontario byelection The Conservatives held onto the late Jim Flaherty's seat in the Whitby-Oshawa byelection, narrowly defeating a rookie Liberal candidate. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says the close result sends a message to the Harper government.

NDP blasts government for 'stalling' on climate change New Democrat MP David Christopherson is attacking the government's climate change policy in the wake of a U.S.-China emissions deal. Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says the Tories have taken "real action" on the issue.

Stephen Harper will keep the pressure on Russia Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canada and the rest of the world leaders are refusing to stand by while Russia seizes parts of Ukraine. Harper told Russian President Vladimir Putin to "get out of Ukraine" at a G20 event.

Robertson defeats LaPointe for third term as Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson prevailed despite indications his bid for a third term was in trouble. Kirk LaPointe of the Non-Partisan Association had less political experience and was not as well known.

Woman who sewed first Maple Leaf flag honoured The woman who sewed the first prototype of the Maple Leaf flag was recognized in Ottawa Friday, in celebration of the event's 50th anniversary.

Raw Video: Stephen Harper takes in Maori ceremony Prime Minister Stephen Harper observed a Maori ceremony in Auckland, New Zealand Friday. Harper was on his first official visit to the country.

Stephen Harper says he doesn't support war against Syria The prime minister says he does not condone war on the Syrian government or any other Middle East country. Stephen Harper says Canada's military fight is with Islamic State militants.

Teen victim and mom testify at Toronto mall shooting trial The teen victim of a June 2012 shooting at Toronto's Eaton Centre testified at the trial Thursday. Connor Stevenson's mother said outside court her focus is on being thankful her son survived, adding that she doesn't think about the gunman.

Diab supporters concerned by top court decision against appeal Supporters of Hassan Diab say they are concerned about his possible extradition, after a Supreme Court decision not to hear his appeal. The Ottawa man is wanted for questioning by France in relation to a 1980 Paris bombing.

Mother says Rinelle Harper is recovering well after attack The family of a teen who was attacked and left for dead in Winnipeg has thanked the community for its support. Rinelle Harper's mother says the 16-year-old is getting better and is eager to return to school.

Mulcair & Trudeau criticize government's fiscal plans NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says his party will fight the government's proposed income splitting, saying it benefits too few Canadians. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says the proposal reflects the government being "out of touch."

Government expects $1.9 billion budget surplus for 2015 Finance Minister Joe Oliver says next year's federal budget surplus will be $1.9 billion, $4.5 billion less than projected in February's budget. Oliver says the federal government is predicting a $13.1 billion surplus in 2019-20.

Two suspects charged in attack on Winnipeg teen Two male suspects face sexual assault and attempted murder charges in the attack on 16-year-old Rinelle Harper. Winnipeg police say they have no information linking the attack to the death of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine in August.

Conrad Black says he has fewer 'haters' now Conrad Black says he still hopes to re-gain his Canadian citizenship despite renouncing it in 2001. The former media mogul says he has fewer "haters" now, seven years after being found guilty of fraud in the U.S.

Remembrance Day marked in Quebec town where soldier was killed Remembrance Day ceremonies were held Tuesday in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, near where Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was killed. Lt.-Col. Dave Abboud says the event was "particularly significant" this year.

Big crowds attend Ottawa Remembrance Day ceremonies Tens of thousands of people attended Remembrance Day events in the nation's capital Tuesday. Veterans say recent attacks on soldiers at home make this year's ceremonies resonate more strongly with the public.

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