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  • Benjamin (Monty) Robinson leaves B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster on July 20, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    Perjury trial begins for RCMP officers involved in airport Taser death

    The Canadian Press and James Keller, The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – A former RCMP officer who was involved in Robert Dziekanski’s fatal confrontation with police at Vancouver’s airport seven years ago is expected to be in court today to stand trial for perjury. Former corporal Benjamin (Monty) Robinson was among four officers who went to Vancouver’s airport the night Dziekanski was stunned with an

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  • Today on the Hill: Tours of Parliament Buildings resume after deadly shooting

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Tours of Parliament Hill will resume today after the fatal shooting of a soldier at the National War Memorial and the killing of his assailant in the halls of Centre Block. The grounds of Parliament Hill had been off limits until Friday night after Michael Zehaf Bibeau stormed Centre Block on Wednesday after

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  • Rob Ford speaks to supporters after winning his seat on city council at mayoral candidate Doug Ford's election night headquarters in Toronto on Monday, October 27, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

    Ontario heads to the polls in municipal elections that could extend Ford reign

    The Canadian Press and Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – It’s municipal voting day in Ontario. Canada’s largest city will be in the spotlight as residents decide whether to extend the Ford family’s reign by sending Rob Ford’s older brother to the mayor’s office — or going for former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader John Tory or ex-NDP MP Olivia Chow. And while the

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  • Yvonne Vanovereem, right, and her daughter, Brittny Manary, hold candles at a small vigil for Cpl Nathan Cirillo, in Hamilton, on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

    Private visitation for Nathan Cirillo at funeral home in Hamilton

    The Canadian Press

    HAMILTON – Relatives and dignitaries paid their respects on Sunday to the soldier whose death at the foot of the National War Memorial in Ottawa shocked Canadians and sparked a massive outpouring of grief. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was standing guard at the monument when he was gunned down by a homeless man with a rifle

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  • CBC and Jian Ghomeshi part ways, radio host plans to sue CBC

    The Canadian Press

    Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi instructs his lawyers to sue CBC. This comes after an earlier statement saying the two had “parted ways.”

  • Canadian consulate in Turkey remains closed as officials await test results

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Canada’s consulate in Istanbul will remain closed Monday as officials await the results from tests of a suspicious yellow powder. The consulate in Turkey’s largest city was shut down Friday after the facility received a package containing the powder. Staff members who came into contact with the powder were sent to hospital, though

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  • Timeline of events around the Chilcotin War

    The Canadian Press

    QUESNEL, B.C. – A timeline of the events surrounding the Chilcotin War of 1864, known as Western Canada’s deadliest attack by aboriginals on non-aboriginal settlers: 1844: Hudson’s Bay Co. abandons Fort Chilcotin following constant Tsilhqot’in resistance. April 23, 1858: Six hundred miners arrive in Victoria from San Francisco en route to the Fraser River gold

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  • Emotions still raw for MPs and staff after Parliament Hill shooting

    Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Megan Leslie thought a little exercise might do her some good in the days after a fusillade of bullets filled the hallway outside the parliamentary room where she and her NDP colleagues were having their weekly caucus meeting. But when the deputy leader of the New Democratic Party got on her bike to

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  • Montrealers march against Canadian participation in Iraq combat mission

    The Canadian Press

    MONTREAL – A Montreal anti-war group led a march through the city’s streets today to denounce Canada’s participation in the international combat mission against Islamic State extremists in Iraq. Diane Johnston, one of the protesters, says Canada and the United States need to stop meddling in other the affairs of other countries. The rally began

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  • He was an unhappy person at odds with the world: Susan Bibeau

    News1130 Staff

    Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s mother has sent a letter to Postmedia News, expressing her feelings about her son. Susan Bibeau says she feels shame for what he did.

  • Donovan Adolph of Stl'atl'imx Nation performs a dance during a ceremony to commemorate the 150th anniversary of six first nation chiefs being hung to death in Quesnel, B.C. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

    B.C. ceremony marks hanging of First Nations chiefs 150 years ago

    The Canadian Press and Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press

    QUESNEL, B.C. – On a grey, bone-chilling day commemorating the hanging of a group of aboriginal chiefs in British Columbia 150 years ago, pounding drums and singing voices heralded new beginnings and brighter times. About 200 people gathered in a tiny grass field overlooking the Fraser River in Quesnel to honour five Tsilhqot’in Nation chiefs

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  • Radio presenter Jian Ghomeshi arrives at CBC's Toronto studios for the recording of the 'Canada for Haiti' benefit show on Friday January 22, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

    CBC says it has parted ways with ‘Q’ radio host Jian Ghomeshi

    The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – The CBC says it has parted ways with “Q” radio host Jian Ghomeshi. The announcement comes after Ghomeshi announced Friday he was taking “much needed personal time” away from the broadcaster. CBC says in a statement that “this decision was not made without serious deliberation and careful consideration.” CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson added

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  • Michael Zehaf Bibeau is shown carrying a gun while running towards Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2014, in a still taken from video surveillance in this handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - RCMP

    Many roads from ‘root causes’ to radical, and difficult to chart, say experts

    Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – The road of radicalization — from ordinary Muslim to Islamist extremist — comprises so many twisted, winding paths that its course is all but impossible to chart, experts say as pressure grows on government and law enforcement to simply stop it in its tracks. But psychologists, researchers and Muslim leaders all agree that

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  • Moncton shooter faces possibility of harshest sentence since death penalty

    Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press

    MONCTON, N.B. – When Justin Bourque appears in court Monday, he faces the harshest sentence since the death penalty was abolished for fatally shooting three Mounties and wounding two others in Moncton in early June. However, legal scholars say it’s unlikely the 24-year-old will face the maximum penalty — 75 years in prison before he

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