Despite need, aboriginal issues not getting much attention in election campaign

Issues such as education, poverty, housing, safe drinking water, youth suicides, jobs, natural resources should be top of mind, First Nations leaders say. …read more

Source:: Toronto Star

      

Baby bobcats make surprise visit to Calgary home

Katherine Reiffenstein says she had some surprise house guests practically knock on her door last Friday. …read more

Source:: CBC News, Canada

      

Quebec MDs to get guidelines for legalized assisted death

The college that regulates Quebec doctors will soon provide practitioners with detailed guidelines — including what drugs to use — for euthanizing terminally ill patients who seek help to end their lives. …read more

Source:: Toronto Star

      

Nearly 200 First Nations haven’t filed yet under Financial Transparency Act

They face halt to federal funding because they haven’t yet disclosed the required financial information this year. …read more

Source:: Toronto Star

      

Quebec MDs to get euthanasia guide to prepare for legalized assisted death

The college that regulates Quebec doctors will soon provide practitioners with detailed guidelines — including what drugs to use — for euthanizing terminally ill patients who seek help to end their lives. …read more

Source:: CBC News, Canada

      

Queen’s Park emphasizes Ontario not in recession

Ontario is not in recession and Canada’s most populous province expects to continue as the country’s economic engine, finance minister’s office says. …read more

Source:: Toronto Star

      

Dalhousie medical student threatened to kill up to 20 people, warrant reveals

Student facing expulsion reportedly confided in psychiatrist, leading police to several rifles and 1,800 rounds of ammunition. …read more

Source:: Toronto Star

      

Canadian doctors co-signing prescriptions for U.S. patients

Canadian doctors are co-signing prescriptions for American patients they haven’t seen — a practice critics consider unethical and one that violates every province’s standards of care, CBC News has learned. …read more

Source:: CBC News, Canada

      

Alberta child exploitation investigation leads to eight arrests

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams say they found images that depicted extreme sexual abuse of children. …read more

Source:: Toronto Star

      

Canadian on death row caught up in lethal injection debate

American Civil Liberties Union says pentobarbital is not the ‘ultra-fast-acting’ barbiturate that Montana law demands. …read more

Source:: Toronto Star

      

'Get him off me!' wrongfully convicted man would scream in sleep after release, daughter tells court

Ivan Henry’s daughter says her father is still adjusting to freedom after spending 27 years in prison as the result of a wrongful conviction for sexual assault. …read more

Source:: CBC News, Canada

      

Recession-era politics

Conservative leader Stephen Harper speaks during a campaign stop at a steel manufacturer in Burlington, Ont., on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Is it possible that Stephane Dion has been prime minister for the last seven years without any of us noticing? “The only way there is going to be a recession is if they’re elected,” a noted economist said at one point in September 2008 of Stephane Dion’s Liberals, “and that’s why …read more

Source:: macleans.ca

      

Recession shows Stephen Harper’s orthodox economic policies haven’t worked: Walkom

But can Justin Trudeau or Tom Mulcair do any better? Their approaches aren’t much different from Harper’s. …read more

Source:: Toronto Star

      

Catholic Church, Manitoba sued over sexual assault allegations in Métis schools

Two former students of Métis schools in Manitoba run by the Roman Catholic Church are suing the church and the province for alleged sexual abuse. …read more

Source:: CBC News, Canada

      

Just get engaged? Someone might have snapped your big moment

Vancouver man searches for engaged couple he caught on camera during their marriage proposal at Kitsilano Beach. …read more

Source:: Toronto Star

      

Stephen Harper finds silver lining in StatsCan data: ‘It is good news’

Tap for the latest from Maclean’s on the 2015 campaign

SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. — What’s a few bad months ahead of an election?
That summed up Stephen Harper’s approach Tuesday to new Statistics Canada data showing the country fell into a technical recession in the first half of the year.
Rather than focus on those numbers, Harper instead saw a silver lining, which was that GDP actually rose 0.5 per cent in June — proof, he said, …read more

Source:: macleans.ca

      

Highlights from Sept. 1 on the campaign trail

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A look at key developments Sept. 1 on the campaign trail:
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau pressed the flesh in Quebec, a province where polls suggest support for the New Democrats has been surging.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was on the West Coast promoting his plans to boost tourism while Conservative Leader Stephen Harper pushed his fiscal and economic credentials in Ontario.
Trudeau returned to the campaign trail after taking …read more

Source:: macleans.ca

      

Expat voting policy doesn't add up, couple says

A Canadian woman, living and working in Switzerland with her husband, has been told by Elections Canada that the couple can’t vote in future federal elections, despite a stipulation which exempts them from a five-year voting rule. …read more

Source:: CBC News, Canada

      

Fallout from pipeline spill prompts Nexen to shut Long Lake facility

Nexen Energy, the Canadian subsidiary of Chinese state-owned CNOOC, is shutting down its Long Lake oilsands operations in response to an emergency regulatory order. …read more

Source:: CBC News, Canada

      

Charges in Arar case a historic step toward ending torture

It is the first time a foreign official has been charged for torture under Canadian law …read more

Source:: The Globe And Mail, Debate

      

Dal student planned a shooting massacre, court documents allege

A Dalhousie University medical student who was facing expulsion told a psychiatrist he would obtain a gun and kill up to 20 people and himself, court documents allege . …read more

Source:: CBC News, Canada

      

Who will march with China at Xi’s parade?

With its invitation to a massive anniversary celebration, Beijing is essentially asking countries: ‘Whose side are you on?’ …read more

Source:: The Globe And Mail, Debate

      

Toronto, Vancouver luxury homes snapped up by foreign buyers: Re/Max

Foreign buyers are driving demand for luxury homes priced at over $3 million in Vancouver and Toronto, according to a report today from Re/Max. …read more

Source:: CBC News, Canada

      

The Beaverton pulls controversial article on Ashley Callingbull

A satirical news website that used a Cree woman’s victory at an international beauty contest to draw attention to national coverage of missing and murdered indigenous women has withdrawn the article and apologized to its readers. …read more

Source:: CBC News, Canada

      

RCMP has not been in touch on Senate expense investigation: Sen. Pamela Wallin’s lawyer

A lawyer representing Sen. Pamela Wallin says she has not heard anything from the RCMP since it began investigating her nearly two years ago. …read more

Source:: Toronto Star

      

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