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  • 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 intelligence officer pleaded guilty to weapons charges in a Calgary court this week. His name was not released due to…

  • 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 said Wednesday he removed Massimo Pacetti and Scott Andrews because their accusers, one of whom approached him personally, deserve the…

  • 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 the pilot of flight AC015 decided to turn around after receiving an indicator light that suggested the cargo door was…

  • 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 on Sunday said two fighter jets attacked targets in the vicinity of Fallujah with laser-guided bombs and safely returned to…

  • 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 joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the…

  • 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 said Friday it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with “widespread and persistent-intense transmission” of Ebola…

  • 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 was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance for parole for 75 years by Judge David Smith, four…

  • 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 the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, gunned down as he stood as a ceremonial guard at Ottawa’s National War Memorial…

  • 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 public drinking and illegal drug use. John Tory won Monday’s election with 40 percent of the vote, compared to 33…

  • 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 down talked about Canada’s foreign policy and his religious beliefs in a video before the attack. Royal Canadian Mounted Police…

  • 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, Doug, doesn’t win the election to succeed him as mayor. Ford’s four-year tenure as mayor of Canada’s largest city was…

  • 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 himself that police say shows he was driven by ideological and political motives, police said Sunday. Royal Canadian Mounted Police…

  • 5 injured in explosion at Ontario industrial plant

    SARNIA, Ontario (AP) — The mayor of Sarnia says five people have been sent to the hospital after an explosion at an industrial plant in the southwestern Ontario city. Mayor Mike Bradley said the explosion occurred Saturday afternoon at the Veolia ES Canada Industrial Services Inc. plant. Bradley says one person was critically injured in…

  • Canada reopens grounds of Parliament Hill

    JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of Parliament Hill on Saturday just three days after a gunman shot and killed a soldier at the national war memorial and then stormed Parliament before he was gunned down. House Speaker Andrew Scheer said tours of Parliament will resume Monday,…

  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    RACHEL LA CORTE Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada’s Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to…