Entries by Lauren Strapagiel from 11/2012

Budget Watchdog Gets Details On Savings, But Not On Cuts

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Politics

Kevin Page, the Parliamentary Budget Officer, has received about 80 per cent of the information he's requested on how much money each government depar...

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois Found Guilty Of Contempt Of Court

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - One of the most prominent figures in the Quebec student revolt that gained international attention and contributed to the defeat of Jean Char...

Don Cherry: 'If I'm Betting, I'd Say No' NHL Season

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada

Coach's Corner star Don Cherry gave a less-than-optimistic take on how long the NHL lockout will last while joining CBC's Metro Morning radio show on ...

Long-Gun Registry Data Destroyed: Government

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government says millions of records of registered long guns have all been destroyed, with the exception of court-protected data f...

Toronto Approves LRT Deal Between TTC And Metrolinx

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto city council voted 30-11 on Thursday to follow through with a light rail transit deal between the Toronto Transit Commission and Met...

Negotiate Your Telecom Bill: How To Get Better Rates For Internet, Cell Service

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canadians have long had a volatile relationship with their telecom providers, but some savvy customers have turned their complaints about mo...

Harper Celebrates Diwali Ahead Of India Trip

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper says there's room to grow when it comes to trade and investment between Canada and India.The prime minister says the bond betw...

Arrested Businessman Says He's 'Radioactive' To Tory Friends

Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Politics

In an exclusive interview with CBC News Networks' Power & Politics, Nathan Jacobson, the Canadian businessman who pleaded guilty to money launderi...

Conservative Minister Penashue Under Fire For Donation

Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue should be kicked out of cabinet for questionable campaign spending and donations, an opposition MP s...

Maurice Vellacott Jubilee Medals Inciting Anti-Abortion Activists To Break Law: Bob Rae

Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative MP who recommended a Diamond Jubilee medal to a jailed anti-abortion crusader could be breaking the law himself, interim Liber...

Suspicious Object Found On Transit Tracks In Surrey, B.C.

Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Police are carrying out a sweeping inspection of the whole SkyTrain system in B.C.’s Lower Mainland after a pipe bomb and another suspicious package...

Corrections Canada To Drop Ashley Smith Inquest Challenge

Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada

Lawyers for Corrections Canada have told Ashley Smith's family they are dropping their challenge to the scope of an Ontario coroner's inquest into the...

Nexen Takeover: Ottawa Gives Itself More Time To Review Controversial Bid From CNOOC

Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government bought itself some more time to deal with a political hot potato, extending a review of the controversial $15.1-billion...

Joe Di Maulo Killed: Reputed Mafia Boss' Murder Makes New Era In Organized Crime War

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - A man alleged to be an influential member of the underworld whose career spanned nearly five decades has been gunned down in what appears t...

The Last Post Fund: Harper Government Pressured Over Rejection Rate Of Funeral Funds For Poor Veterans

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney, who championed improvements to a federal burial fund for impoverished ex-soldiers, was put in the aw...

Canadians Campaign For Obama: Lawyers Stumping For Democrats Find Warm Welcome In Philly Neighbourhood

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics

PHILADELPHIA - A group of Canadians stumping for Barack Obama in the run-up to Tuesday's U.S. presidential vote found a warm if at times surprised rec...

Robert Kaplan Dead: CSIS Creator, Former Liberal Cabinet Minister Dies At Age 75

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Robert Kaplan, a former veteran Liberal MP and cabinet minister, died Monday at age 75 after losing a long battle with cancer.Kaplan is proba...

Suzuki Bankruptcy: Company's American Distributor To Stop Selling Cars

Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

BREA, Calif. -- American Suzuki Motor Corp. on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it will cease selling automobiles in the U.S...

Who's Better For Canada, Obama Or Romney? Canadians Make Their Picks

Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

Although Canadians don't get a vote in Tuesday's presidential election, there's no shortage of Canucks offering opinions on who should take the White ...

Obama Or Romney? HuffPost Canada Readers Tell Us Their Pick

Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

We asked a group of prominent Canadians what would be better for Canada: an Obama win or a Romney win. But we can't let the pundits and politicians...

Rob Ford Team Bused Out To Clear 'Tension,' Say Police

Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto police say existing "tension" between rival high-school football teams was a factor in an attending officer's decision to get a TTC bus to pic...

Harper's Obama Congratulations: PM Releases Statement, But Not As Quickly As Mulcair

Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper formally congratulated U.S. President Barack Obama on his re-election to the White House in Wednesday's early morning hours.Th...

Is America Becoming More Liberal?

Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Politics

The 2012 U.S. election, like just about every presidential campaign in recent memory, was couched as a culture-wars battle for the country's soul. ...

Montreal Interim Mayor: Gerlald Tremblay's Replacement To Be Chosen Next Week

Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Montreal will pick an interim mayor on Nov. 16 to replace the one who has resigned in the midst of a corruption scandal.The winner will ser...

Paulina Gretzky's Obama Instagram Photo Shows Her Flashing Middle Finger To Puppet Of President

Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Style

We know that some people are rather upset about Barack Obama's re-election. Or downright hysterical, in some cases. But did she really need to go t...