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  • Jeb Bush cheers Canada-styled 'express entry' immigration reform

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't backing away from his push for comprehensive immigration reform, taking to Twitter to cheer a super-fast new system in Canada that matches jobs to the skills of immigrants. “Canada has an economically driven immigration system. Why can’t we fix our broken...

  • Magnitude 6.6 quake off British Columbia coast

    PORT ALICE, British Columbia (AP) — A magnitude 6.6 quake was recorded Wednesday night in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island, the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center said. There were no immediate reports of damage or...

  • Canada to end tankers linked to Quebec explosion

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada said Wednesday it was phasing out the type of rail tankers involved in last summer's massive explosion of a runaway oil train that incinerated much of a town in Quebec, killing 47 people and prompting intense public pressure to make oil trains safer. Canada's transport...

  • Rob Ford acknowledges "rocky moments" at rally

    TORONTO (AP) — Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged "rocky moments over the past year" but vowed to fight harder than ever to win re-election at a rally he dubbed the official launch of his campaign. Ford, who was the first to register as a candidate in January, invoked the spirit of...

  • Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Police have charged a 19-year-old Canadian man in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from Canada's tax agency website. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Wednesday that Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes was arrested at his residence Tuesday and is charged with...

  • Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history. Matthew Douglas de Grood, a recent graduate of the University...

  • Montreal mayor looks to NYC for anti-graft advice

    NEW YORK (AP) — Montreal's mayor sought to convince Manhattan business leaders Tuesday that his administration is moving past the corruption scandals that brought down his two predecessors and have become the "elephant in the room" when trying to lure investment to Canada's second largest...

  • Sri Lanka says Canada holds Commonwealth to ransom

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Tuesday accused Canada of using its funding of the Commonwealth as a political tool by suspending its $10 million annual contribution while Sri Lanka chairs the group's secretariat. Canada, a leading funder of the 53-member Commonwealth of former British...

  • Canada suspends funding over Sri Lanka

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada is suspending $20 million in funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka because of human rights concerns. Prime Minister Stephen Harper boycotted the Commonwealth summit last year in Colombo, Sri Lanka, because of...

  • Canadian tax ID numbers stolen in breach

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's tax agency says the ID numbers of roughly 900 people were stolen from its systems, which were left vulnerable by a computer bug called "Heartbleed." The Canada Revenue Agency blocked public access to its online services for several days last week until it...

  • State funeral for longtime Canada finance minister

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's prime minister has announced a state funeral for former longtime finance minister Jim Flaherty. Flaherty died Thursday of a massive heart attack just three weeks after stepping down from the job. He spent eight years in the role, the longest-serving finance minister...

  • Longtime Canadian finance minister dies

    TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty, a fixture on the world financial stage who stepped down just three weeks ago, has died. He was 64. Flaherty's family released a statement that said he died Thursday in Ottawa. Mike Harris, Ontario's former premier and a friend,...

  • Did Jay Carney just undermine Obama on Keystone XL?

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday the process for approving the Keystone XL pipeline would remain in place, despite President Obama assuring governors in February that the decision would be made “in a couple months.”

  • Canadian convicted of murder seen through webcam

    TORONTO (AP) — A man accused of attacking a Chinese student in her Toronto apartment as her ex-boyfriend watched via webcam from China was convicted Monday of first-degree murder. The jury deliberated for four hours before delivering its verdict against Brian Dickson, 32. Justice Anne Molloy...

  • Ford now votes 'yes' to congratulating Olympians

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford got a second chance to vote on congratulating Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes. This time, he voted yes. A day after he said he mistakenly cast the sole "no" vote on the measure, the City Council allowed him to vote again. Ford's initial no vote...



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