TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr should be allowed to claim the Canadian government conspired with the Americans to torture him and breach his rights, a Federal Court judge ruled Thursday.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.
After a gruelling 10-month election campaign and some 60 all-candidates' meetings, Toronto voters will head to the polls on Monday. Aside from Doug Ford, John Tory and Olivia Chow, perhaps no three people are happier about the campaign's imminent end than the three city hall journalists who appeared on Metro Morning Friday to talk about the race: Don Peat of the Toronto Sun, Elizabeth Church of The Globe and Mail and Jamie Strashin of CBC News. The trio spoke with host Matt Galloway about the campaign's final days and what comes next for Toronto.
ONCUPINAR, Turkey - The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine-guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travellers across for a surprisingly small fee.
Stock futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday as caution prevailed after the first confirmed case of Ebola in New York City and ahead of European bank stress test results, due at the weekend. December futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.39 percent at 7.15 a.m. ET. No major Canadian economic events are scheduled . The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index posted a sharp gain on Thursday as energy shares jumped with the price of oil and the market rebounded from a selloff the previous session spurred partly by the shootings in Ottawa. ...
P.E.I. municipalities may soon be able implement their own cosmetic pesticide bans. The Minister of Municipal Affairs Wes Sheridan says he will table legislative amendments this fall. This comes after several municipalities, including Charlottetown, Stratford and Cornwall, all passed resolutions asking the province to do this.
Two men were taken to hospital â€”Â one in critical condition and the other in serious condition â€”Â after a single-vehicle crash on Merivale Road early Friday morning. It happened near Colonnade Road at about 2:40Â a.m., police said, when a car struck a bridge support pole. A 24-year-old man was unconscious and in critical condition, suffering from "significant head and chest injuries," paramedics said in a media release.
Many are questioning security protocols at P.E.I's Province House and other government buildings in the wake of Wednesday's tragic events in Ottawa. On Thursday, a day after gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and then stormed Parliament, a single police officer monitored the exterior of Province House, while two more were inside the Coles Building next door where MLA's met.
By Francesco Guarascio and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone leaders sought on Friday to bridge stark differences over how to avoid economic stagnation and deflation in the bloc, with Germany facing fresh calls to soften its budget rigor and spend more. With a U.S.-style bond-buying plan by the European Central Bank off the table for now, the bloc has few options, leaving other euro zone leaders to tread a careful line between the opposing growth and austerity camps. ...