OTTAWA—Alberta Conservative backbench MP Ted Menzies, who last summer declared he wouldn’t run again in 2015, has announced his immediate resignation from the House of Commons.
The member for the riding of Macleod tweeted the news before releasing a more detailed statement thanking his wife, staff, and long-time constituents for their support.
TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario’s Liberal government still wants to eliminate the $11.7-billion deficit within four years, but won’t slash programs and services to reach the goal.
Wynne said today’s fall economic statement will make it clear her government intends to invest heavily in infrastructure projects, which she calls a centre of the Liberals’ economic growth plan.
TORONTO—The embattled mayor of Toronto made a shocking admission today: “Yes! I’ve smoked crack cocaine!”
Mayor Rob Ford told reporters at city hall that he tried the drug about a year ago.
“Am I addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors.”
PERRIS, Calif.—When Vernon Maynard’s friends asked him what he wished he had done in his 100 years of life, the southern California man said he always had wanted to jump from a plane with a parachute.
The retired car dealer got the chance to mark his centenarian birthday yesterday by doing just that.
HALIFAX—Rarely can someone say they’ve found a previously undiscovered supernova.
But one Nova Scotia family says they’ve made a few of those extraordinary finds.
Paul Gray and his children, Nathan and Kathryn, all have discovered supernovas—a bright explosion after the death of a star.
OTTAWA—The fate of three disgraced former Conservative senators is all but sealed—despite the trio’s professions of innocence and mounting concern amid Tory ranks that they’re being treated unjustly.
OTTAWA—The strain of what seems like never-ending conflict overseas in the last two decades is hurting the children and spouses of Canadian Forces members, says an in-depth study by military ombudsman Pierre Daigle.
His latest report, released today, found the health and the grades of children suffer when their parents deploy to Afghanistan, Haiti, or another of the world’s trouble spots.
VANCOUVER—British Columbia and Alberta both have their reasons, but the bottom line is the two provinces still are wrangling over conditions linked to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
And those arguments have forced the last-minute postponement of talks between Premier Christy Clark and Premier Alison Redford.
WINNIPEG—A new federally-funded human rights museum is to open in Winnipeg next September.
Officials with The Canadian Museum For Human Rights announced the Sept. 20 date today.
The museum has been in the works since 2003, and has been the subject of controversy over its content and its cost.
TORONTO—Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged yesterday that he has made mistakes in his life—including being “hammered” in public—but left unanswered questions about the alleged crack video that has propelled him into the international spotlight.
“I’m the first one to admit I am not perfect, I have made mistakes,” Ford told his weekly radio show.