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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: news

Vettel tops final Canada practice

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 15:06

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel sets the pace in final practice at the Canadian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying on Saturday.
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Live - Canadian GP qualifying

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 15:05

Qualifying for the Canadian GP is under way after Sebastian Vettel produces the fastest lap in the final free practice session.
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Alonso on top in Canada practice

Friday, June 10th 2011, 19:42

Fernando Alonso heads the field for Ferrari in an action-packed practice for the Canadian Grand Prix.
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Live - Canadian GP practice

Friday, June 10th 2011, 19:31
related places: Montreal

Sauber's Sergio Perez will miss Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix while Fernando Alonso sets the fastest time in Friday's second free practice session.
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Canadian aided 'Mumbai attackers'

Friday, June 10th 2011, 0:01

Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana is found guilty of backing Islamic militants blamed for the Mumbai attack, but is cleared of a more serious charge.
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Microsoft to pay $290m court fine

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 23:37

Microsoft must pay a $290m judgment for infringing a small Canadian company's patent in its Word programme.
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Hamilton keen to move on from row

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 17:34
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton is optimistic he can put the "Ali G" controversy behind him with a good result in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.
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Canada may extradite bomb suspect

Monday, June 6th 2011, 15:58
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A Canadian judge approves the extradition to France of a man charged in a deadly bombing outside a Paris synagogue in 1980.
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Canadians airlifted from wildfire

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 15:14

The Canadian military airlifts the last of some 1,000 residents of two communities in the Saskatchewan province to safety, after wildfires burn through the region.
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Axa sells Canada unit for $2.7bn

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 7:29
related countries: France France

French insurer Axa sells its Canadian business and outlines a five-year growth strategy that will see it target emerging markets.
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Royal plans for Canada revealed

Monday, May 30th 2011, 19:32
related places: Cambridge

Partial details of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's summer tour of Canada have been released.
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Pupil dies in Canada school blast

Friday, May 27th 2011, 1:22
related places: Ottawa

A Canadian teenager dies after being seriously injured in an explosion at an Ottawa school caused by an ignited oil drum, officials say.
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Human brain's 'bat sight' found

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 8:09

The part of the brain used by people who can "see like a bat" has been identified by researchers in Canada.
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Canada Liberals pick interim head

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 20:08

Canada's Liberal Party names an interim leader after suffering a crushing defeat in the federal elections earlier this month.
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Sony websites in new hack attack

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 6:25
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese electronics giant Sony reports data loss in fresh hacking attacks on a number of its websites.
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Chrysler repays government loans

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 18:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler

US car giant Chrysler repays $7.6bn in US and Canadian government loans that helped it stay afloat in 2009, years ahead of schedule.
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Pirates sequel tops US box office

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 8:53
related countries: United States United States

The new Pirates of the Caribbean film had the biggest opening weekend of the year in the US and Canada, taking $90.1m (£55.6m), studio estimates suggest.
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Hopkins win makes boxing history

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 5:33
related places: Montreal

Bernard Hopkins became boxing's oldest world champion after he beat Canada's Jean Pascal in Montreal to secure the WBC and IBO light-heavyweight titles.
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Wildfires rip through Canada town

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 16:12
related places: Slave Lake

Wildfires fuelled by high winds have blazed through more than a third of a town in Canada's Alberta province, forcing thousands to flee.
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VIDEO: Many flee as wildfires hit Canada

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 14:21

Wildfires fuelled by high winds have blazed through more than a third of a town in Canada's Alberta province, police say, forcing thousands to flee.
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LSE 'committed' over TMX merger

Monday, May 16th 2011, 8:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The London Stock Exchange says it "remains committed" to its merger with Canada's TMX, despite a rival offer emerging.
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Canada's TMX gets rival LSE bid

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 10:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Canada's TMX Group receives a domestic takeover bid to rival the group's proposed merger with the London Stock Exchange.
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McCain Foods founder dies age 81

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 17:35

Wallace McCain, a billionaire Canadian frozen food mogul and philanthropist, has died aged 81.
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Mounties charged over Taser case

Friday, May 13th 2011, 11:34
related countries: Poland Poland

The Canadian authorities charge four Mounties who repeatedly used stun guns on a Polish immigrant with perjury.
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Canadian drug programme in court

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 21:41
related places: Vancouver

Canada's Supreme Court will on Thursday begin hearing arguments over the legality of a "safe injection site" for drug users in Vancouver.
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Canada opens up north to mining

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 7:21
related places: Quebec

Canada's Quebec province unveils a plan to open up its northern region for the exploration of minerals and energy projects.
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Thor movie hammers US competition

Monday, May 9th 2011, 8:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Thor

Superhero movie Thor repeats its UK success in the US and Canada, making an estimated $66m (£40.3m) in its first weekend of release.
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Officer's 'slut' gaffe sparks protest movement

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 6:14

A Canadian police officer's 'slut' comment sparks a wave of protest marches called "SlutWalks" across north America.
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Missing tourist found alive in US

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 13:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nevada

A Canadian tourist missing in a remote wooded area of the US state of Nevada for seven weeks is found alive near her stranded vehicle by hunters.
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Royal couple to visit California

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 13:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cambridge, Duke, California

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the US after their official overseas tour to Canada this summer.
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US man jailed over web suicides

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 23:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Minnesota

A US man who helped persuade a British man and Canadian woman he met online to commit suicide is jailed for nearly a year in Minnesota.
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Canada Liberal quits after defeat

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 20:14

Former Harvard professor Michael Ignatieff says he is resigning as the leader of Canada's Liberal Party, after a defeat in the country's general election.
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PM Harper wins Canadian election

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 13:39

Stephen Harper has been re-elected and will head a majority Conservative government for the first time.
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Energy concerns

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 22:06

Canada's next leader faces fight over oil sands
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Canada's NDP comes under scrutiny

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 2:04

Canada's New Democratic Party (NDP) comes under increasing fire from its rivals as polls suggest the party is closing the gap with the Conservatives.
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Canada early voting turnout high

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 1:38

More than two million Canadians have cast early votes ahead of the 2 May general election, marking a 35% rise compared with the 2008 election, officials say.
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Barrick Gold to buy copper miner

Monday, April 25th 2011, 21:06
related countries: China China

The world's biggest gold miner, Barrick, beats Chinese rival Minmetals to buy Canadian copper firm Equinox Minerals.
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Early voting opens in Canada poll

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 16:48

Early voting has opened across Canada ahead of the 2 May general election to select a new federal government.
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Webcam death father visits Canada

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 21:01
related countries: China China
related places: Toronto

The father of a Toronto university student whose last moments were witnessed via webcam by her boyfriend in China is travelling to Canada.
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