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Ontario Court of Appeal rules that jailed immigrants can challenge detention

Ontario’s highest court has made it easier for long-term detainees from abroad, allowing them to challenge the legality of their detention in the Superior Court rather than through immigration officials. The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that the right to a legal challenge for immigrant detainees is a constitutional right. It stressed, however, that Read More

Trudeau to be sworn in as Canadian PM next month

Canada’s Prime Minister-Designate Justin Trudeau will be sworn in on November 4, the same day he introduces a new cabinet. He will attempt to create a balance among cabinet ministers with regard to ethnicity, language, gender, and geographical area. Trudeau was elected Prime Minister in Monday night’s election, ending the decade-long reign of Stephen Harper. Read More

Trudeau wins majority in federal election, unseating Tories

Justin Trudeau has become Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister following a landslide victory in last night’s federal election. Trudeau’s Liberals rose from third-place status to win a majority government with 184 seats in Parliament, defeating Stephen Harper after a decade of power. Harper’s Conservatives will now form the official opposition with 99 seats. The New Democrats Read More

34 people sick from Canada-wide salmonella outbreak, says Public Health Agency

The Public Health Agency of Canada is warning about an outbreak of salmonella across eight provinces including Ontario. The agency revealed that 34 people fell ill, but the source was not identified. Of those that became sick, eight were hospitalized, and 16 were in Ontario. The majority of cases are women, and the average age Read More

Online threat puts Laurier’s Waterloo campus on lockdown

The Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University was placed on lockdown early this morning after campus police received a tip about a threat made online. The threat was apparently a warning to avoid going to the school’s science building. The university contacted Waterloo Regional Police before closing all of its buildings. Laurier spokesperson Kevin Crowley Read More

Freed journalist Mohamed Fahmy slams feds in return to Canada

Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who was recently freed from an Egyptian prison, arrived in Toronto, accusing the federal government of failing to do enough to secure his release. Speaking to the media at Ryerson University today, Fahmy thanked the public for their support. He says at first, he trusted that Prime Minister Stephen Harper was Read More

Advance voting opens today ahead of federal election

With the federal election just ten days away, voters across Canada can cast their ballots early. Advance polls officially opened today, and will be open for four days from noon to 8pm. Voters are asked to bring a driver’s license with a name and address. If that is not available, you must bring two pieces Read More

Dead suspect in Edmonton mass murders found to have criminal past

Authorities in Edmonton are trying to determine the circumstances of what is being called the city’s worst mass killing in recent history. Police say a gunman killed six adults and two children before taking his own life. One of the victims, 37-year-old Cyndi Duong, was found in a southwest Edmonton home on Monday. The same Read More

H3N2 flu strain raises concern with new cases found across Canada

Hospitals across Canada should expect far more new patients as the winter flu season comes up early and swiftly. Canada’s Public Health Agency says most flu cases are being found in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, with an increase in activity in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Newfoundland & Labrador. The majority of flu cases this year are Read More

Edmonton police probe nine deaths in area

Police in Edmonton are investigating after nine people were found dead in three separate locations across the city. Last night, seven bodies were found in a north-end home, at the same time that a woman’s body was found in the southwest of the city, and another body was discovered in the city of Fort Saskatchewan, Read More

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