Jfk Assassination

EXCERPT: "The 1964 Trial of Jack Ruby had Everything, Except Dignity, Decorum and the Law."

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada
Peter Worthington

"After having witnessed Jack Ruby kill Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, I was sent to cover surely the strangest court case ever." This is the first of three excerpts from the memoirs of the late, legendary Canadian journalist who died a year ago, available for the first time as an ebook.

Memories, Nostalgia and a Loss of Innocence

Beverley Golden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

November 22, 1963. A day everyone remembers as the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The whole world mourned America's "loss of innocence". For me, it became a pivotal day. A day that changed my life - forever. I experienced my own personal loss of innocence. A loss that would inform the rest of my life.

JFK And The Songs His Assassination Inspired

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Music

It was 50 years ago today that John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas. It was a sound that reverberated around the world and has continued to do so...

JFK Was Killed on My 12th Birthday, November 22, 1963

Bernie Farber | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Bernie Farber

It was 3 p.m. on this November 22, 1963. I was daydreaming of my party to come that evening to celebrate my 12th birthday. I was hoping that Wendy Briggs would show a little interest in me, truth be told I had a giant crush on her. Quite unexpectedly Mr. Gillies, our school principal entered the room and beckoned Mr. Weaver to step outside. We heard gasps; we knew something was very wrong.

How JFK Assassination Was Reported On Canadian TV

CBC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

As news of John F. Kennedy’s assassination broke on Nov. 22, 1963, CBC TV took to the airwaves with a special broadcast. Pictures from the day th...

John Diefenbaker: Kennedy's Canadian Nemesis

D.K. Latta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
D.K. Latta

Former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker's biggest sin against history was that he didn't like John Kennedy and Kennedy didn't like him. And since Kennedy has been all but canonized in Western culture, that is the unpardonable crime. Kennedy wanted Canada to nuke up. Diefenbaker didn't.

HuffPost Canada Readers Remember The JFK Assassination

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada

Fifty years ago in Texas, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. It was arguably one of the most influential events of the last few decades....

Facts You Didn't Know About Jackie Kennedy's Pink Suit

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada Style

November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy and one image (besides the tragic killing of the former president) still stands...

I Remember Cutting Class the Day Camelot Died

Peter Martyn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada
Peter Martyn

I don't remember whether I had Latin or math or biology that period. For sure, none of us knew, then, that we were living through one of the defining moments of 20th century American history. At 2:30, there was static on the PA and the room hushed. The principal, trying unsuccessfully to keep his voice calm, said, "President Kennedy is dead. I'm sorry ... School is dismissed."

Sunday Roundup: At Only 6 Months Old, We're Kicking A**

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 01.27.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

It's been an extraordinary week here at Huffingtonpost.ca: After only six months online, we've just seen a huge surge of traffic that should cause other Canadian news sites to start watching their backs. This past Monday, our news team launched an important series about rising income inequality in Canada: Mind The Gap.

While that series led the news, MP Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) posted an extraordinary and wrenching account of human conditions at the Attawapiskat First Nation community on the James Bay coast.

And I posted a blog of my own that drew an unexpected amount of international traffic. Suffice to say it involved vodka, tampons, teenagers, and a ridiculous urban myth I was determined to prove wrong. No one can now say I won't do anything for a story -- or a drink.

Why JFK Died, and Why it Matters 48 Years Later

Brian McKenna | Posted 01.21.2012 | Canada
Brian McKenna

The bullet that blew apart the magnificent head of John Kennedy passed within
inches of his wife,
Jacqueline. She remembered the horror in slow motion, a quizzical look on his face as a fragment of his skull flew backward.

I Saw Lee Harvey Oswald Gunned Down

Peter Worthington | Posted 01.21.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

I happened to be the only Canadian journalist in the underground garage of the Dallas police station that bright Sunday morning two days later, when JFK's accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was gunned down by Jack Ruby.

Lee Harvey Oswald's "Lover" Claims Conspiracy

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Here we go again! Another conspiracy theory -- this time by a woman who has written a 600-page book (Me and Lee) claiming she and Lee Harvey Oswald were lovers and that instead of assassinating John Kennedy in 1963, he was trying to save him.