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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

Potash finds new ally against BHP

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 7:18

Saskatchewan province, home to Potash Corporation, asks the Canadian government to block BHP Billiton's bid for the fertiliser group.
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Canada 'to jail human smugglers'

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 19:47

Canadian government officials put forward legislation setting out tougher penalties for those caught smuggling illegal migrants into the country.
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Canada sex murder pilot gets life

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 16:47

Senior Canadian air force officer Russell Williams gets a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years for two murders and sexual assaults.
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Details of pilot's murders heard

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 18:53

The horrific details of murders committed by a senior Canadian air force officer, Col Russell Williams, are revealed at a sentencing hearing.
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Google in breach of privacy law

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 15:14

The Canadian privacy commissioner finds that Google contravened privacy law by collecting personal data via its Street View service
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Canadian pilot admits two murders

Monday, October 18th 2010, 17:58

The commander of Canada's largest air force base pleads guilty to the murder of two women and the sexual assault of two others.
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October Crisis

Saturday, October 16th 2010, 10:17

How violence and fear stalked Canada 40 years ago
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Canada inmate 'negotiating deal'

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 20:39

Lawyers for Omar Khadr, a Canadian-born prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, say they are negotiating to avert a trial, although officials deny the claims.
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Canada troops to leave UAE base

Monday, October 11th 2010, 19:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Canadian troops are forced to leave a military base in the United Arab Emirates that supports missions in Afghanistan, amid an airline dispute.
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Canadian pilot to admit murders

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 16:16

The commander of Canada's largest air force base is to plead guilty to the murder of two women and the sexual assault of two others, his lawyer says.
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Canada census challenge rejected

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 20:49
related countries: France France

The Federal Court of Canada rejects a French-speaking group's attempts to halt the government from scrapping the mandatory long-form census.
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Soldier in Afghan shooting sacked

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 17:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Canadian army captain convicted of shooting an unarmed, wounded Afghan fighter is demoted and sacked from the military but is not jailed.
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Canada governor general sworn in

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 1:02
related places: Legal

Legal scholar David Johnston is sworn in as Canada's 28th governor general, the Queen's representative in the country.
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Canada to oppose sex trade ruling

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 20:21

The Canadian government will appeal against an Ontario court ruling overturning bans on pimping, soliciting and brothels, officials say.
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Canadian brothel ban overturned

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 8:14

Laws in Canada banning brothels, soliciting and pimping are unconstitutional, an Ontario judge rules, in a case which could set a national precedent.
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Canada clean-up 'may take months'

Monday, September 27th 2010, 17:34

Canadian officials warn that fully repairing the damage done by Hurricane Igor in Newfoundland is likely to take months.
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Police probe plane alert 'hoax'

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 10:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Sweden Sweden
related places: Toronto

Canadian police investigate whether a Pakistani plane flying from Toronto was diverted to Sweden because of a hoax call.
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Aiming high - pilot realises da Vinci flight dream

Friday, September 24th 2010, 23:33

A Canadian student inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's sketches says he has made the first sustained flight in a human-powered, wing-flapping aircraft.
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Pre-built mosque's 2,000 mile trip

Friday, September 24th 2010, 7:08

A small Muslim community in Canada has taken delivery of a new pre-built mosque that has been transported more than 2,000 miles by land and water.
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Bear cub gets free train ride to Winnipeg

Friday, September 24th 2010, 1:44
related places: Winnipeg

A black bear cub receives a 12-hour free ride to Winnipeg, Canada, from the town of Foxwarren, after getting stuck on the bottom of a train car.
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Canada gun registry survives vote

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 0:32

Canada's minority government loses a bid to end a rifle and shotgun registry which police say helps to trace guns used in crimes.
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Potash in BHP US court block bid

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 22:36
related countries: United States United States

Canadian fertiliser giant Potash Corporation asks a US court to block a hostile takeover bid from BHP Billiton.
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Arctic ambition

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 16:03

Canada stakes claim to Northwest Passage and mineral wealth
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Canada clean-up begins after Igor

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 15:31

Workers clean up after Hurricane Igor battered Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador province causing flooding and power outages.
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Canada approves Facebook changes

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 15:24

The Canadian privacy commissioner is happy that Facebook changes made as a result of her investigations are satisfactory.
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Inuit language bingo on the radio

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 2:10

Canada's remote North is home to native communities who brave temperatures that can fall to minus 40 degrees Celsius in winter. The BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani discovered what some Inuits do for entertainment in isolated towns with few facilities.
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Heavy rain as Igor passes Canada

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 18:45

Eastern Canada has suffered heavy rain as Hurricane Igor moves north, sparking flooding in some towns.
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Canada PM warns on BHP Potash bid

Monday, September 20th 2010, 21:20

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper warns that a bid for the country's fertiliser giant Potash Corporation will not necessarily be approved.
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Canada braced as Igor storm nears

Monday, September 20th 2010, 19:17
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Hurricane Igor moves north-east towards Canada after bringing flooding and power cuts to Bermuda, but sparing it of the destruction feared.
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Slam dunk

Monday, September 20th 2010, 12:43

Celebrating the Canadian who invented basketball
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Air India bomb plotter convicted

Saturday, September 18th 2010, 23:27

A Canadian who helped make the bomb that destroyed an Air India jet in 1985 is convicted of committing perjury at the subsequent trial.
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Plan B and Arcade Fire get Q nods

Friday, September 17th 2010, 9:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British rapper Plan B and Canadian band Arcade Fire lead the way at this year's Q Awards with three nominations each.
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UN asked to end Arctic range row

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 14:11
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia and Canada look to the UN to rule on their dispute over a resource-rich underwater Arctic mountain ridge.
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Oil tanker freed off Canada coast

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 2:10

Workers free a ship carrying 9m litres (2m gallons) of oil that ran aground two weeks ago off the coast of northern Canada.
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Wife tried over Canada hunt death

Monday, September 13th 2010, 17:57
related countries: United States United States

The trial begins in Canada of an American who says she killed her husband on a hunting trip after mistaking him for a bear.
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Canada in third bank rate rise

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 14:41

Canada now has interest rates of 1%, after raising its key lending benchmark for the third time this year.
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Missing Canadian hiker, 86, found

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 17:57

An 86-year-old hiker is found alive after surviving four days lost in Canada's Manitoba province.
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Canada's wilderness cottage culture

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 4:48

During the summer months in Ontario, Canada, thousands of local people escape the heat - as well as the hustle and bustle of city life - by fleeing to their lakeside cottages in the wilderness.
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