Entries by Lauren Strapagiel from 11/2011

Domestic Violence Offenders Likely To Abuse Again If Released On Bail Says Justice Department study Says

Posted 11.05.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new Justice Department study suggests a significant number of men released on bail after allegedly beating up their partners return home to...

Regina White Supremacist Loses Contempt Appeal

Posted 11.05.2011 | Canada Alberta

A white supremacist who posted hate propaganda on the Internet has been found in contempt of court for ignoring an order to get rid of the...

Don Cherry Turns Down Honorary Degree From The Royal Military College of Canada

Posted 11.05.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Hockey commentator Don Cherry has turned down an honorary degree from the Royal Military College of Canada after at least one faculty member ...

Pascal Lacoste, 'Poisoned' Canadian Veteran, Begins Hunger Strike Outside Veterans Affairs Minister's Office

Posted 11.05.2011 | Canada

LEVIS, Que. - Armed with little more than a sleeping bag and a few pillows, a former soldier who says he was poisoned while serving overseas started...

Gaza Flotilla: Canadian Activist 'Roughed Up' When Ship Taken Over By Israeli Troops

Posted 11.05.2011 | Canada Politics

Canadians involved in a Palestinian relief effort expressed outrage at Israel on Saturday, saying activists on a Canadian ship trying to breach the na...

Bob Rae, Interim Liberal Party Leader, Calls For End Of Feuding and Open Membership For Grits

Posted 11.05.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Bob Rae is calling on federal Liberals to end decades-old turf wars and leadership feuds and throw open the doors of their party to all comer...

NHL And Steroids: League Has A Problem With Performance-Ehancing Drugs Says Georges Laraque

Posted 11.05.2011 | Canada

MONTREAL - A new book by a retired hockey enforcer suggests the scourge of steroids in professional sports extends far beyond baseball and was commonp...

Toronto Balcony Incident: Attempted Murder Charges Laid On Man After 2 Toddlers, Woman Fall 4 Stories

Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - A man has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after a woman and her two young children plunged from a fourth-floor balcony in...

Occupy Nova Scotia Protesters Moving From Halifax City Hall Camp

Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Dozens of protesters camped outside Halifax City Hall are cleaning up the site in preparation for a temporary relocation.A spokesman for the...

Occupy Vancouver Protesters Want To Stay Despite Death, Safety Issues; Occupy Victoria Given Boot

Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Officials at the cities of Vancouver and Victoria have reached the end of their patience with Occupy protesters, but each city is trying a...

Silvio Berlusconi Resigns: Prime Minister Of Italy Expected To Quit After Parliament Passes Reforms

Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Business

ROME - Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi resigned Saturday after parliament's lower chamber passed European-demanded reforms, ending a 17-year politic...

International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde Says Italy Key To Stabilizing Eurozone Crisis; Japan At Risk

Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Business

TOKYO - The chief of the International Monetary Fund said Saturday that Italy's financial reform is key to reducing the impact of the eurozone crisis,...

Canadian Jeff Francois Killed By Gunshot Wounds After Being Caught In Egyptian Family Feud

Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada

CAIRO - A Montreal man teaching in Egypt has died of his wounds after being caught in the crossfire of a gun battle in the country's south, local medi...

APEC Hawaii Summit: Canada, U.S., Mexico Meeting Cancelled After Death Of Mexican Interior Minister

Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Politics

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The abrupt cancellation of a meeting between leaders of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico this weekend is opening up an opportunity for a...

Occupy Nova Scotia Eviction: Halifax Protesters Demand Mayor Peter Kelly's Resignation

Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Hundreds of protesters filled a Halifax park Saturday calling for the city's mayor to resign and demanding answers from police who they accu...

Occupy Toronto Splinter Group Sets Up Camp At Queen's Park

Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto's Occupy movement may soon have a new home.A handful of demonstrators have uprooted from St. James Park near the city's financial di...

Occupy Regina Protesters Defy Eviction Order

Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada

Protesters at the Occupy Regina camp in Victoria Park say they will stay in the park until forcibly removed by police and city officials....

Keystone XL Pipeline Delay: Canada Will Boost Exports To Asia, Harper Tells Obama At APEC Summit

Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada Business

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Canada has emerged from meetings with Asia Pacific nations with one foot firmly facing East in search of new economic opportunities...

Ally Of Resigned Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Won't Back Mario Monti Government

Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada

ROME - Economist Mario Monti won some pledges of support Sunday to lead a new technocratic government to rescue Italy from financial disaster, but not...

Assisted Suicide In Canada: Dying Woman Challenges Laws 20 Years After Last Attempt

Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - It's been nearly 20 years since Canada's laws on assisted suicide have been challenged by a terminally ill person, and now a similar right...

Winnipeg Breaks Homicide Record With 35th Death

Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada

Winnipeg's 35th homicide of 2011 has set a record for the Manitoba capital. Firefighters, who were called to a fire around 2 ...

Montreal Man Jean-Francois Pelland Killed In Egypt

Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada

MONTREAL - To his friends he was an avid traveller and an ideal ambassador for Canada, to his students the man known simply as "Mr Jeff" was a passion...

Brazil Police Raid Rio's Biggest Slum

Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada

Officials are calling a raid into Rio de Janeiro's biggest shantytown a success, after more than 3,000 Brazilian security forces backed b...

Occupy Toronto Protesters Quit Queen's Park Site

Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada

Mayor Rob Ford has renewed his call for an end to the Occupy Toronto's downtown encampment in St. James Park. "The mayor and ...

Quebec Language Inspectors Launching Campaign To Boost French On Signs

Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - In a bid to protect the French language, Quebec's language inspectors have launched a campaign targeting the commercial signs of multinatio...