Sofiane Ghazi, 37, is seen in this undated police handout photo. A Montreal man charged with fatally stabbing his unborn baby pleaded guilty today to modified charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Montreal Police
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Montreal man pleads guilty to murder of unborn child

MONTREAL — A Montreal man charged with fatally stabbing his unborn baby pleaded guilty today to modified charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault. The surprise pleas from Sofiane Ghazi, 39, came on the second day of his jury trial. He had initially been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the stabbing of […]

A truck damaged by a spike belt in Durham Region on Sept. 4, 2019, is shown in footage from DRPS chopper Air1.
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Armed man leads DRPS officers, chopper on 100km chase

A 49-year-old man is facing numerous charges after allegedly leading police on a chase through Bowmanville and Whitby on Wednesday night that lasted 100 kilometres. Durham Regional Police say that at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, they were called to the Owasco RV compound on Rundle Road in Clarington for a report of a pickup truck behaving […]

Finance Minister Rod Phillips says motorists can now display their insurance slip on their phone.
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Pink auto insurance card goes digital for Ontario drivers

TORONTO – Ontario drivers can now carry electronic proof of their auto insurance on their smartphones or other devices. Finance Minister Rod Phillips says the pink paper insurance slip isn’t being eliminated yet, but being able to display the information on a phone can save drivers from rummaging through their glove compartments. He says there […]

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Public school boards across GTA shed nearly 600 jobs due to Ford cuts

At least 600 teaching and other staff positions at public schools in the GTA have been eliminated ahead of the new school year, but Ontario’s education minister says the cuts were achieved through attrition. Budget data from Peel, Durham, Hamilton-Wentworth and Halton district school boards show they shed the equivalent of 592 full-time jobs, including […]

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, holds a press conference in Halifax on Friday, October 28, 2016. Strang says he and colleagues from across Canada are on alert as health officials in the U.S. continue to investigate nearly 200 cases of severe respiratory illnesses potentially linked to vaping. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press
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Canadian health officials on alert after reports of vaping illnesses in the U.S.

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health says he and colleagues across Canada have increased their vigilance as American health officials investigate nearly 200 cases of severe respiratory illnesses potentially linked to vaping. Dr. Robert Strang said surveillance is being strengthened and he is sending informal email inquiries to respiratory specialists and intensive care […]

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Jihadi Jack has a constitutional right to come to Canada. But getting in may not be so easy Social Sharing

Letts could try to settle in Canada now that his U.K. citizenship has been stripped Jack Letts has every right as a Canadian citizen to come to Canada, legal analysts say, but the man dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the media and accused of being an ISIS fighter may not have an easy time getting into the country. “Citizenship […]

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Chinese Embassy tells Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs

Thomson Reuters China’s embassy in Ottawa told Canada on Sunday to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs a day after the country issued a joint statement with the European Union in defence of the “fundamental right of assembly” for Hong Kong citizens. Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in Hong Kong on Sunday […]

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Canada Day celebration in Accra, Ghana @ High Commissioner’s Residence

NOTES FOR AN ADDRESS BY H.E. DR. HEATHER CAMERON, HIGH COMMISSIONER OF CANADA TO GHANA ON THE OCCASION OF CANADA DAY 2019 July 03, 2019 *CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Welcome! Bienvenue! Akwaba! Honourable Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng; Honourable Ministers and Deputy Ministers; Honourable Members of Parliament; Senior representatives of the Government of Ghana; Your Excellencies and […]