OTTAWA—It-could-be-worse squared off against it-could-be-better last night as the main federal party leaders took to an election debate stage in Calgary to lay out their economic visions—and try to break a three-way deadlock in the polls.
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OTTAWA—The federal government says it will ask a judge to put a hold on a court decision allowing would-be Canadians to wear face coverings while taking the oath of citizenship.
Conservative candidate Denis Lebel, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Quebec lieutenant, said the government will seek a stay of a recent Federal Court of Appeal decision quashing the so-called niqab ban.
WINNIPEG—The mayor of Winnipeg says he’s hopeful a two-day summit being held at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights will produce tangible results on how to fight racism.
Brian Bowman organized the Mayor’s National Summit on Racial Inclusion after Maclean’s magazine labelled Winnipeg the most racist city in Canada in a cover story at the beginning of this year.
LONDON—Britain is abuzz with U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s suggestion that Margaret Thatcher should grace the new $10 bill.
Mock-ups of a $10 note featuring the former prime minister were prominent on British newspaper websites today.
Even the BBC couldn’t resist—pasting an image of a steely-eyed, if slightly smiling, Thatcher onto the bill.
IRVING, Tex.—A 14-year-old Muslim boy became a sensation on social media yesterday, and got an invitation to the White House, after word spread that he had been placed in handcuffs and suspended for coming to class with a homemade clock that school officials thought resembled a bomb.
CALGARY—Oilfield security firms say they’ve been dealing with more troublemakers in recent months with the crude price cratering and bringing drilling activity and jobs down with it.
OTTAWA—Stephen Harper’s rivals defended the costs of their campaign promises yesterday while the Conservatives deflected bad news from global analysts in a spurt of last-minute positioning before a leaders’ debate on the economy tonight.
HALIFAX—Police have charged a 27-year-old Halifax man with second-degree murder in the death of an off-duty police officer who was reported missing earlier this week when she didn’t show up for work.
Halifax police said Christopher Calvin Garnier also is charged with indecently interfering with a dead body.
TORONTO—A Northwestern Ontario First Nation is planning to take the provincial government to court over plans to begin clear-cutting in its traditional territory.
The Grassy Narrows First Nation has filed an application for judicial review against both the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of the Environment.
WINNIPEG—A health-care aide’s alcohol addiction qualifies as a disability and her employer was wrong to fire her for drinking off the job, a Manitoba human rights adjudicator has ruled.
Linda Horrocks is entitled to be reinstated, receive three years’ back pay, and an additional $10,000 for injury to her dignity, independent adjudicator Sherri Walsh said in a report released today.