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News: Canada

We have started to collect the most important news related to Canada in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Canada 'leaves UN drought treaty'

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 20:58

Canada is leaving an international drought treaty, becoming the only UN member to do so, Canadian media report.
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Snowplough joyrider cleared of death

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 2:11
related places: Toronto

A Canadian jury says a Toronto man who stole a snowplough and killed a policeman with it is not criminally responsible because of mental illness.
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Spreadsheets turned into video game

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 12:52

A Canadian accountant has managed to create a video game using only Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
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Native Canadians finish arduous trek

Monday, March 25th 2013, 23:20
related places: Ottawa

Seven young Native Canadian men finish a 1,600km (1,000-mile) trek to Ottawa, the Canadian capital, in protest against living conditions on reserves.
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Canadian had knife in back for years

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 2:14

Doctors in Canada remove a knife from an unwitting man's back more than three years after he was stabbed in a fight.
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Canada body parts suspect collapses

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 21:45
related countries: China China

The porn actor accused of killing and dismembering his Chinese lover and posting his body parts to Canadian politicians collapses in a court hearing.
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Canada helicopter escapees in court

Monday, March 18th 2013, 18:54

Two Canadian inmates who grabbed a rope attached to a hovering helicopter to flee a prison are due in court, as more details of the daylight escape emerge.
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Canada inmates in helicopter escape

Monday, March 18th 2013, 13:54
related places: Montreal

Two inmates make a daring escape from a Canadian prison near Montreal by climbing up a rope into a helicopter, but are later re-arrested.
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Canadian PM considers Mali options

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 21:24
related countries: Mali Mali

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he is considering what Canada could contribute to ongoing efforts to fight Islamist militants in Mali.
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England triumph in Cyprus Cup final

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 19:27
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rachel Yankey's 70th-minute goal seals a Cyprus Cup win for England as they beat Canada 1-0 in the final.
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Weapons cache in ex-Mountie's home

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 21:20

A former Canadian Mountie banned from possessing weapons is arrested after police found an arsenal of machine guns, grenades and a cannon.
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Canadian body-parts accused in court

Monday, March 11th 2013, 19:01
related countries: China China

A Canadian former porn actor Luka Magnotta, who is accused of killing and dismembering a Chinese university student, appears in court.
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Sundance London unveils 2013 line-up

Monday, March 11th 2013, 12:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A documentary about killer whales and the directorial debut of Canadian singer Peaches are among the titles that will screen at the second UK edition of the Sundance Film Festival next month.
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Oz conjures up magic numbers in US

Monday, March 11th 2013, 9:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Dorothy, Toto, Oz

Wizard of Oz prequel Oz the Great and Powerful did not need Dorothy and Toto to conjure up magic numbers at the US and Canadian box office this weekend.
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Canada's Metis win land ruling

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 2:32

Canada's Supreme Court rules the government failed to hand out land grants properly to the Metis indigenous group 142 years ago.
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Canadian folk star Tom Connors dies

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 19:33

Renowned Canadian country-folk singer Tom Connors, who lamented that other songwriters seldom wrote about the country he loved, dies age 77.
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VIDEO: Ancient camel fossils found in Arctic

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 17:12

A Canadian scientist has discovered bone fragments which confirm that the ancestors of modern camels once roamed the country's Arctic region.
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Bieber 'early' for second London gig

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Organisers say Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was "two minutes early" for his second gig at London's O2 Arena following widespread criticism over his late appearance on Monday.
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Giant camel fossil found in Arctic

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 16:09

The fossilised remains of a giant species of camel have been unearthed in Canada's High Arctic.
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Canada wobbles on its EU free-trade skates

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 1:09
related countries: United States United States

Canada's new reason to worry about the US - trade with Europe
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US issues Keystone pipeline report

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 0:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Keystone, Texas

A US government report on controversial plans to build an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas says it raises no major environmental concerns.
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Ex-Harper aide 'child porn' remarks

Friday, March 1st 2013, 21:56

A former senior adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is under fire for expressing doubts about jailing viewers of child pornography.
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Canadian dead in LA hotel cistern

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 3:07

Authorities seek the cause of death of a Canadian woman found dead in a Los Angeles hotel cistern, while assuring guests the water is safe to drink.
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Montreal city hall raided by police

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 2:04
related places: Montreal, Quebec

Anti-corruption police raid Montreal city hall in an ongoing investigation into fraud and false documents in the Canadian province of Quebec.
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Mounties in indigenous abuse claims

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 17:39

Indigenous women in British Columbia have been victims of discrimination and abuse by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers, says Human Rights Watch.
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US approves CNOOC takeover of Nexen

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 1:48
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US approves the sale of Canadian oil firm Nexen to China's state-owned CNOOC, clearing the way for the deal to be completed.
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Snow-hit region begins clear-up

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 18:29
related countries: United States United States

Thousands of people across large swathes of the north-eastern United States and eastern Canada battle to clear up after an intense snowstorm.
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VIDEO: 'Historic' snowstorm blankets US

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 1:56
related countries: United States United States

Thick snow is blanketing the north-eastern US and eastern Canada as a major storm cuts power to thousands of homes and plays havoc with transport.
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Canadian spy jailed for 20 years

Friday, February 8th 2013, 22:53
related countries: Russia Russia

A Canadian navy intelligence officer is sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to selling classified Nato information to Russia.
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'Terrorists to lose' Canada status

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 19:51

Canada's immigration minister proposes changing the law to strip dual citizens of their passports if they commit an act of terror abroad.
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Canada stops distributing pennies

Monday, February 4th 2013, 19:33

The Canadian penny is withdrawn from circulation as production costs exceed its monetary value, although it will remain legal tender.
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Canada navy spy in family apology

Friday, February 1st 2013, 21:05
related countries: Russia Russia

A Canadian navy intelligence officer who sold military secrets to Russia makes an emotional apology to his family at a sentencing hearing.
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Dancer flees Bolshoi over 'threats'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 11:24

The Bolshoi Ballet's leading soloist, Svetlana Lunkina, reveals she has relocated to Canada amid claims of threats to her husband.
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Quaid denied Canadian residency

Monday, January 28th 2013, 15:03

Actor Randy Quaid is denied permanent resident status in Canada by immigration officials following his request for refugee status.
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Ruling saves Toronto mayor's job

Friday, January 25th 2013, 22:13
related places: Toronto

Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, will be able to stay in his job after a Canadian court ruled against a removal order in a conflict of interest case.
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Gun attack in Philippine court

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 11:38
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A Canadian man opens fire in a Philippine court, killing two people and wounding another, reports say.
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Canada examines Algerian claims

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 9:09
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Canada says it is trying to verify whether two Canadians were among the Islamists involved in the deadly siege at a remote desert gas plant in Algeria.
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