Published 1/26/2015 10:27:00 AM
Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered a campaign-style speech near Ottawa yesterday in advance of the new Parliamentary session Monday (January 26, 2015). He told supporters the government’s planned anti-terror legislation would be introduced Friday and will include “a range of measures … to keep Canadians safe.” “These measures are designed to help authorities stop planned attacks, get threats off our streets, criminalize the promotion of terrorism and prevent terrorists from travelling and recruiting others.” The PM also defended said he will proceed with balance the budget and bring in his vote appealing family tax benefit package announced last fall. His challenge will be be to do these things in the face of very changed conditions caused by the oil glut and falling dollar.
Published 1/26/2015 09:33:00 AM
Airlines have reacted to a major snowstorm that's expected to slam parts of the Northeast U.S. today and tomorrow by cancelling as many as 4,360 flights. It's expected that all major airports in this region will be closed Tuesday.
Published 1/25/2015 10:50:00 PM
It's hard to tell if any of the tweets at hashtag Syriza are from along the Danforth or elsewhere in Canada. But they run a wide gamut of opinion in the wake of the victory of the anti-austerity Syriza party in Sunday's General Election. Mainstream reporting is fearing the worst. Greece will be a basket case in a Europe that is falling apart. Some Greek-Canadians interviewed by CP24 took a calmer view. They said Syriza's tough-talking leader Alexis Tsipras will never be able to legislate his way out of the fiscal requirements set by the EU. Syriza's standing with 78 percent of the votes counted is 149 parliamentary seats but 151 seats are needed for a majority. Syriza has 38 percent of the popular vote. Yossi Gestetner @YossiGestetner said Syriza can oppose austerity, "but if no one lends you money austerity it is." A number of tweets took the view that Greeks have nothing to lose. Rok Zavrtanik @RokZavrtanik tweeted "I can't stand media that keep talking about the radical left. Is it radical to care more about other ppl than about your pocket?"
Published 1/25/2015 09:37:00 PM
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Published 1/25/2015 04:49:00 PM
Four people were attacked and three of them received stab wounds when a man in his 50s went on a rampage near the Mattamy Centre (MAC) Sunday morning about 8 a.m. Police say those stabbed are in hospital and will recover. The fourth person, a woman, was able to stave off the attack. The location is outside the former Maple Leaf Gardens at Church and Carlton Streets.
Published 1/25/2015 09:41:00 AM
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