Entries by Lauren Strapagiel from 10/2012

Toronto Begins Process To Sell Or Lease Zoo

Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada

Mayor Rob Ford is in favour of selling the Toronto Zoo, preferably at a profit for the taxpayers. "I'd love to see us sell the zoo and mak...

Landfill Search To Begin For Tanya Nepinak's Remains

Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada

The search for Tanya Nepinak's remains at Winnipeg's Brady Road landfill site began on Wednesday. Nepinak, 31, went missing in September 2...

Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement: 25 Years On, Not All Agree Deal Was A Success Story

Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - For most policy-makers, economists and Canadians, the verdict on the Canada-U.S. free trade agreement was rendered years ago — with the pac...

Syria Mortar Attack On Turkey: John Baird Condemns Deadly Strike

Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird condemned Syria's fatal shelling of a Turkish border town that left five civilians dead Wednesday, joinin...

Military Budget Cuts: Tories Defend Planned DND Cuts, Tout Record On Health Spending

Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government found itself on the defensive Wednesday on multiple fronts over impending cuts to the military.New Democrats in t...

Canada-EU Trade Deal: Don't Get Ahead Of Yourselves, Says Quebec

Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Business

QUEBEC - The new Quebec government says its support for a Canada-Europe free trade agreement is not yet certain and is warning that it should not be t...

Rain, wet snow blows into Manitoba

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada

A beautiful fall in southern Manitoba has come to a swift end, going from blistering temperatures last weekend to winter-like conditions today. ...

Clara Bergs, Autistic Toronto Girl's, Coppelia Ballet Video Goes Viral On YouTube

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Impact

TORONTO - A YouTube video of an autistic 10-year-old Toronto girl dancing along to a memorized 19th-century ballet has spun her into the spotlight onl...

Canada's National Security Advisory Council Quietly Shut Down By Conservatives

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Despite the Conservative government's frequent warnings about lingering terrorist threats, it has quietly abolished a federal panel of nation...

Mulcair Demands Ritz Resign Over E. Coli Case

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Politics

The opposition in the House of Commons is demanding the federal agriculture minister's resignation. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair called on Agric...

Gilles Vaillancourt, Laval Mayor, Has Home, Office Raided By Police In Quebec Corruption Investigation

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Politics

LAVAL, Que. - Quebec's new anti-corruption squad launched its highest-profile raid against a politician, sifting through the personal residence and th...

House Of Commons Trash Talking: NDP Tries Shaming Conservative Backbenchers

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP is trying to shame Conservative backbenchers into abandoning their daily game of partisan trash talk in the House of Commons.Repeated...

Mystery Woman's Case Baffles Toronto Police

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada

Toronto police are seeking the public's help in identifying a mystery woman, known only as Linda, in a case that has baffled them for just under a mon...

Non-Christian Prison Chaplains Chopped By Federal Government

Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Politics

The federal government is cancelling the contracts of all non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons, CBC News has learned. Inmates of ot...

CSIS On Anonymous: Agency Says Collective The New Face Of Online Hacktivism

Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's spy agency says the online collective Anonymous isn't just a thorn in the side of the powerful, but the new model for digital hackti...

E. Coli Strain Found In XL Beef Turns Up In Newfoundland

Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - Health officials are investigating whether a person who got sick from E. coli in Newfoundland is the sixth case to be linked to an Alberta me...

Romney SuperPac Donation: Fairfax Financial Subsidiary OdysseyRe, A Canadian-Owned Company, Gives $1 Million

Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - A Canadian-owned company is raising eyebrows south of the border after federal election filings revealed it recently contributed $1 milli...

Suncor Newfoundland Spill: Guilty Plea For Offshore Rig Spill

Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Business

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The regulator for Newfoundland's offshore oil industry says Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) has pleaded guilty to a spill from a drilling ri...

Cancellation Of Non-Christian Prison Chaplains Defended

Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Politics

The federal government is defending its decision to cancel the contracts of all its part-time non-Christian prison chaplains, saying it plans to use t...

NHL Lockout: Bettman, League Executives Resume Talks In Secret Toronto Meeting

Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The NHL's collective bargaining talks resumed unexpectedly and the sides are committed to staying in touch through the weekend.An unannounce...

Omar Khadr Eligible For Day Parole In 3 Months

Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Controversial convict Omar Khadr could be released from prison on day parole in less than three months. According to a timetable provided...

Montreal Police Union Turns Its Back On Mayor Tremblay

Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Politics

Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay's administration is reacting to comments made by the city's police union. Earlier Tuesday, Yves Francoeur,...

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Canada Formally Joins Trade Bloc, To Participate In December Negotiations

Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada has formally joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bloc and will be at the table for the next full round in December.The invitati...

Huawei Security Concerns A Wake-Up Call About Nexen Takeover Says NDP

Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A U.S. congressional panel's scathing criticism of China technology firms should give the Harper government cause to reject the proposed Chin...

Charbonneau Corruption Probe Scorches Quebec Liberals With Fresh Allegations

Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec's corruption inquiry has exploded onto the provincial stage with allegations of illegal political financing by the recently defeated...