Akili Koro admits attacks on 4 women in Moncton

Akili Koro admits attacks on 4 women in Moncton Ste-Marie-de-Kent man scheduled for sentencing hearing on Dec. 19 after pleading guilty to 8 charges CBC News , Nov 06, 2013 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/akili-koro-admits-attacks-on-4-women-in-moncton-1.2415065   Akili Olivier Koro of Saint-Marie-de-Kent has pleaded guilty to eight charges involving attacks on four women in Moncton last year. The charges include assault causing bodily … Continue reading

Minister Blaney discusses countering violent extremism with Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security

Minister Blaney discusses countering violent extremism with Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security OTTAWA, November 6, 2013 — The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, released a statement following a meeting with the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security: “Our Government is keeping our streets and communities safe. I was pleased … Continue reading

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Ted Menzies’ resignation from Parliament

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Ted Menzies’ resignation from Parliament November 6, 2013 ,Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on Ted Menzies’ departure from Parliament: “On behalf of the entire Conservative caucus, I would like to thank Ted Menzies for his many … Continue reading

Belgium considering unprecedented law to grant euthanasia for children, dementia patients

Belgium considering unprecedented law to grant euthanasia for children, dementia patients The Washington Post , Associated Press,  2013 11 05 http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/belgium-considering-unprecedented-law-to-grant-euthanasia-for-children-dementia-patients/2013/10/31/67fd55be-4200-11e3-b028-de922d7a3f47_story.html Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths? In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending … Continue reading

Japan’s ‘toxic’ monster creeping towards US

Japan’s ‘toxic’ monster creeping towards US By Maxim Lott , November 04, 2013 , FoxNews.com http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/11/01/japans-toxic-monster-creeping-towards-us/?intcmp=trending An enormous debris field is creeping toward the U.S. in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that shook Japan in 2011, killing nearly 16,000 people and launching 1.5 million tons of floating objects into the … Continue reading

Kerry urges Egypt reform after Morsi ouster

Islam 101 John Kerry urges Egypt reform after Morsi ouster U.S. Secretary of State insists suspension of military aid ‘not a punishment’ The Associated Press , The Canadian Press , CBC News ,  Nov 03, 2013 http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/john-kerry-urges-egypt-reform-after-morsi-ouster-1.2350258 The United States and Egypt put a brave face on badly strained relations … Continue reading

Rob Ford apologizes for ‘mistakes’ but won’t step down

Rob Ford apologizes for ‘mistakes’ but won’t step down Ford cites his behaviour at Taste of Danforth festival and St. Patrick’s Day CBC News , Nov 03, 2013 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/rob-ford-apologizes-for-mistakes-but-won-t-step-down-1.2335939 Mayor Rob Ford is apologizing to Torontonians for “mistakes” he has made, but says he will not be leaving office, despite the … Continue reading

Genevieve Cormier’s body found in Saint John

Genevieve Cormier’s body found in Saint John Saint John High School student last spotted on Sept. 29 CBC News  , Nov 03, 2013 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/genevieve-cormier-s-body-found-in-saint-john-1.2350256 The body of Genevieve Cormier, a New Brunswick teen who had been missing since late September, has been found on a beach in Saint John, police said. … Continue reading

Canada Condemns Murder of French Journalists in Mali

Islam 101 Canada Condemns Murder of French Journalists in Mali November 3, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada condemns the barbaric murder of two French journalists in Mali earlier today. “We offer our heartfelt condolences to the friends and families of the victims, and … Continue reading

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Diwali

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Diwali November 3, 2013 , Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on Diwali: “Laureen and I would like to extend our best wishes to those in Canada and around the world celebrating Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’. “Diwali … Continue reading