Category: Canada

Canada urged to put hold on sending asylum seekers back to Haiti

As violent protests continue to roil Haiti, a Quebec-based coalition is calling on Ottawa to put a hold on sending asylum seekers back to the Caribbean nation. “My concern is that the situation in Haiti is uncertain and there is big turmoil over there,” Marjorie Villefranche, director general of Montreal’s Maison d’Haïti, told CBC Montreal’s […]

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WORLD- Canadian heat wave claims a total of 12 lives in Montreal

TORONTO – Six more people have died in Montreal due to a heat wave, bringing to 12 the city’s total death toll from the extreme weather conditions that have gripped central and eastern Canada, health officials said on Wednesday. Montreal previously raised the city’s response level to “intervention” from “alert” after a spike in heat-related […]

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CANADA – Summit on

QUEBEC, Canada – Divisions between Donald Trump and the other leaders of the G7 nations have been laid bare at a summit in Canada. The United States (US) president said Russia should be readmitted to the group of major industrialised nations following its expulsion for annexing Crimea. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European […]

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CANADA – Canada van suspect had ‘cryptic’ Facebook post before attack

TORONTO – The man accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing ten people, in Canada’s deadliest mass killing in decades left a “cryptic message” on social media before his attack, police said on Tuesday. Suspect Alek Minassian, 25, was charged with ten counts of murder and 13 counts […]

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CANADA – Van kills nine, injures 16 on Toronto street

TORONTO — A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities said. Witnesses said the driver was moving fast and appeared to be acting deliberately, but police said they did not yet know […]

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CANADA – 14 killed in Saskatchewan junior hockey team bus crash

A crash involving a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team has killed at least 14 people and critically injured three others in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Humboldt Broncos team, which has members aged between 16 and 21, were en route to a play-off game when their bus collided with a lorry on a rural road. […]

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Paul joins Jones in bashing Canadian diplomat

“Keep your mouth out of our business!” That was the stern warning issued by Democratic Labour Party (DLP) St Michael West Central candidate James Paul over the weekend in response to recent suggestions made by Canadian High Commissioner Marie Legault that the island was ready for a female prime minister. The comment has been interpreted […]

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