Entries by Lauren Strapagiel from 09/2012

Quebec Election 2012: Campaign Heads To The Finish Line As Charest Tries To Hang Onto His Job

Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - It's the final day of campaigning in Quebec as voters prepare to cast their ballots Tuesday.Premier Jean Charest has spent the final weekend ...

Border Guard Complaints: Travellers Faced Rude Officers, Incorrect Accusations

Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada

HALIFAX - A complaints system run by the Canada Border Services Agency is documenting cases of travellers enduring rude behaviour and lengthy interrog...

Loonie To Be Effected This Week By Economic Data, Quebec Election

Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar could face severe cross-currents this week as traders look to the next rate announcement from the Bank of Canada, as wel...

Ontario Career College Complaints: Students Tell Of Harassment From Teachers, Poor Instruction

Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Complaints filed by students about some of Ontario’s private career colleges allege that harassment from teachers, inadequate instruction ...

Labour Day 2012: Thousands Hit The Streets In Solidarity

Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Thousands of people took to the streets in downtown Toronto on Monday to celebrate in annual Labour Day festivities.The theme of this year's...

Cpl. Stuart Langridge Suicide: Soldier's Mother Wonders Whether Showing Video Of Dead Son Was Worth It

Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - Sheila Fynes couldn't sleep most nights this summer, wondering whether she made the right decision in allowing a public inquiry to view a 34-...

Torso In Niagara Falls: Police Ask For Help Identifying Body Found In Lower Niagara River

Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Police in Ontario and New York state are renewing a joint plea for the public's assistance after a woman's torso was found floa...

F-35 Controversy: Letter Exchange Shows Disagreement Between Auditor General And DND Over Report

Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper may have accepted the auditor general's scathing criticism of the troubled F-35 program, but newly released doc...

Kotex Tampon Warning: Kimberly-Clark Says Rejected Products Stolen, Sold And May Put Users At Risk

Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Living

DALLAS - Thieves have stolen and sold some rejected tampons that may pose a health risk if used, Kimberly-Clark Corp. said Tuesday.The Dallas-based co...

Hudson's Bay Co. Considers Going Public

Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Hudson's Bay Co. is planning another run at a public offering in a move that could prepare the company for the onslaught of competition from...

Remains Of Isaac Drench Ontario

Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada

The remains of Hurricane Isaac held out longer than expected and delivered an unexpected punch to southeastern Ontario on Tuesday, dumping as much as ...

Moving From Quebec: PQ Victory Triggers Anger From Anglos (TWEETS)

Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Politics

Much like Democrats threatening to move to Canada in the face of Republican success, some Anglo Quebecers are already packing their bags — or at lea...

PQ Shooting: Twitter Reacts After Shots Fired And 1 Killed During Pauline Marois Speech (TWEETS)

Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Celebration turned to horror as a man opened fire during a victory speech by PQ leader Pauline Marois in Montreal Tuesday night. The Parti Quebecoi...

Quebec Shooting: Political Violence A Rarity In Canada, But Also A Reality

Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Whether or not the fatal shooting outside the Parti Quebecois victory party turns out to be related to politics, it serves as a pointed remin...

Omar Khadr Transfer: Toews Urged To Transfer Detainee To Canadian Custody After U.S. Hands Over Videos, Documents

Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - American military authorities have given the Canadian government the videotapes and documents it wanted related to Guantanamo Bay detainee O...

Canadian Public Companies' Dead Cash May Be A Myth: Analysis

Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Canadian companies have been upbraided for sitting on billions in so-called "dead money" in recent weeks, but a new analysis from National ...

Torso Found In Suitcase In Lake Ontario Belongs To Guang Hua Liu: Policef

Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Police in Toronto say a torso found in a suitcase has been identified as that of a woman whose remains were found in various places in the T...

Rob Ford Conflict Of Interest Case: Toronto Mayor's Fate Lies With Judge

Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The fate of Toronto's controversial mayor now rests in the hands of an Ontario judge.Lawyers wrapped up their arguments on Thursday in a law...

Ontario Byelection Results: Liberals Take Vaughan But No Majority As NDP Take Kitchener-Waterloo

Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's hopes of forming the majority government the Liberals missed by just one seat last October were quashed Th...

Tanya Nepinak Murder: Police Have Still Not Searched For Body Of Slain Winnipeg Woman In Landfill

Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada

WINNIPEG - Relatives of a Winnipeg woman thought to be the victim of an alleged serial killer say they are frustrated that police have yet to launch a...

Gun Show Regulations In Canada: Conservatives Repeal Rules Aimed At Sponsors

Posted 09.07.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has put a bullet in long-deferred regulations that would have tightened sponsorship rules for gun shows.Toew...

Quebec Language Laws: Graham Fraser, Federal Language Commissioner, Keeping Close Eye On Quebec After PQ Win

Posted 09.07.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Canada's languages watchdog issued a warning to Quebec's new minority government Friday, saying he is keeping a close eye on moves toward to...

Torso Found Floating Beneath Niagara Falls Identified

Posted 09.07.2012 | Canada

Police have identified the woman whose torso was found floating in the Niagara River on Aug. 29 and announced the discovery of more body parts at the ...

Harper And Putin At APEC Summit: PM Has One-On-One Meeting With Russia's PM, Talks Syria And Hockey

Posted 09.07.2012 | Canada Politics

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - While the cameras whirred, they were all smiles and warmth as they waxed on about the hockey ties that bind Canada and Russia.Bu...

Cpl. Stuart Langridge Death: Soldier's Family Out Of Pocket $10,800 To Correct Death Certificate

Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The family of a Canadian soldier who committed suicide spent just over $10,800 in court costs to correct mistakes made in the young soldier's...