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  • Ex-Gitmo detainee Khadr seeks bail pending US appeal

    TORONTO (AP) — The lawyer for former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr says his client will seek bail while a judge decides his appeal in the United States over his disputed conviction for war crimes.…

  • Michigan men arrested at tunnel not big threat, cops say

    DETROIT (AP) — Police in Windsor, Ontario, say two Michigan men accused of bringing illegal weapons into Canada from Detroit didn’t pose a national security threat. The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel under the Detroit River was closed…

  • Police: US man in Canadian chemical case threatened police

    TORONTO (AP) — A U.S. man at the center of an investigation into hazardous chemicals has been charged with uttering threats against police and possessing a dangerous chemical, police announced Thursday. Police allege 42-year-old Christopher…

  • Ex-soldier allegedly planned attack in Calgary

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Court records accuse a former Canadian soldier of planning to attack Calgary’s Veterans Affairs office over a dispute about the coverage of costs for his health issues. The 45-year-old former military…

  • Misconduct allegations made against Canadian MPs

    ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s Liberal opposition party suspended two of its Members of Parliament after two female members from a rival party accused them of personal misconduct. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau…

  • Air Canada flight to Hong Kong returns to airport

    TORONTO (AP) — An Air Canada flight from Toronto to Hong Kong carrying 349 passengers has returned to Toronto because of a mechanical issue. The plane landed safely. Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said Monday…

  • Canadian warplanes launch first airstrike in Iraq

    Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canadian warplanes involved in the U.S.-led bombing campaign against militants in Iraq have launched their first airstrikes since deploying to the region. A statement from Defense Minister Rob Nicholson’s office…

  • Amid Ebola scare, Canada restricts visas

    ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with “widespread and persistent-intense transmission” of the Ebola virus. With Friday’s decision, Canada…

  • Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

    ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. Canada’s Conservative government…

  • Canadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings

    MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others was given Canada’s harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years. Justin Bourque Friday…

  • Many pay respect to soldier shot dead by gunman

    HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered emotional praise at the funeral of a soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada’s seat of government last week. Harper spoke Tuesday about…

  • Toronto elects a new mayor, ends Ford era

    ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Toronto’s next mayor will be a straight-laced, button down moderate conservative — almost the polar opposite of current Mayor Rob Ford, whose term was plagued by scandals involving…

  • Canada gunman talked about foreign policy in video

    ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — The head of Canada’s national police force says the gunman who shot and killed a soldier at Canada’s national war memorial and then stormed Parliament before being gunned…

  • Toronto voters look elsewhere besides Ford

    TORONTO (AP) — Voters in Toronto are sounding eager to move past the era of Rob Ford. In fact, many of them are apparently voting today with the goal of making sure that Ford’s brother,…

  • Gunman in Canada attack prepared video of himself

    ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — A gunman who shot and killed a soldier at Canada’s national war memorial and then stormed Parliament before he was gunned down had prepared a video recording of…