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Infant struck with golf club

An infant boy in Winnipeg remains in serious but stable condition after being hit in the head during what police believe was a domestic dispute.

U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Political settlement only exit strategy: senator

OTTAWA — A diplomatic offensive must accompany the renewal of NATO’s military campaign, otherwise the nearly eight-year-old war in Afghanistan is doomed to fail, a Liberal senator said Monday.

U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal
Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff speaks to the Toronto Board of Trade in Toronto on Monday.

Ignatieff unveils platform, vows to clean up ‘mess’

TORONTO — Canada can no longer afford the Conservative government, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff said Monday as he unveiled his party’s economic platform, promising not to raise taxes to eliminate a growing federal deficit.

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff speaks to the Toronto Board of Trade in Toronto on Monday.
Former Norbourg president Vincent Lacroix arrives at the Montreal courthouse for the beginning of his trial for securities fraud charges

Money manager accused of defrauding 9,200 makes surprise guilty plea

MONTREAL — A white-collar criminal accused of defrauding 9,200 people in a massive scheme walked into court in uncharacteristically casual attire Monday, sporting a gym bag, running shoes and a sweater in anticipation of a trip to jail.

Former Norbourg president Vincent Lacroix arrives at the Montreal courthouse for the beginning of his trial for securities fraud charges

B.C. rallies against HST

Former British Columbia premier Bill Vander Zalm jumped back into the political spotlight Saturday when he led the biggest of 20 provincewide rallies against the proposed harmonized sales tax.

Layton following Nova Scotia’s NDP example

The NDP feels it’s gotten a bad rap.

Canada declines to donate H1N1 vaccine

Canadian officials are being vague about why this country is conspicuously absent from a list of developed nations donating one-tenth of their pandemic vaccine to countries that don’t have access to the shots.

Victims demand action on scams

Stiffer sentences for white-collar criminals promised by the federal government are only a first step in the battle against Ponzi and other financial scams that seem to grab headlines almost daily, victims say.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper rises to vote in favour of a motion to implement measures from the last budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday.

Tories survive vote

A weeklong political roller-coaster glided to an anticlimactic halt Friday as Stephen Harper’s minority government easily survived its first confidence test of the fall parliamentary session.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper rises to vote in favour of a motion to implement measures from the last budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday.

Court orders phone fee rebate

Most telephone customers in Canada will be getting rebates estimated between $5 and $20 after the country’s top court ruled carriers must refund subscribers $300 million from an unspent broadband expansion account.

Soldiers bid farewell to companion

A young Canadian soldier who “wouldn’t hurt a spider” was given an emotional sendoff during a ramp ceremony at Kandahar Airfield late Friday.

Donating to charities via cellphones now available here in Canada

Pull out your cellphone, text a keyword and make a donation on the go. Mobile giving capitalizes on the popularity of text messaging and is launching in Canada today.

One in six first-year university students will not make the grade

For someone who considers herself a responsible and mature person, Natalie Czerwinski is coping a lot worse than she thought she would during her first month of university.

Research team launches search for serpent-like creature

Brigette Horvath knew she saw something strange in Cameron Lake on Vancouver Island two years ago and a team of researchers say she might be right. Was it a fish, an eel or some kind of serpent-like creature?

Winnipeg man charged after baby stabbed

A 23-year-old man is in custody and will be charged after his infant son was found stabbed near the eye, Winnipeg police said Sunday.

B.C. man killed after motorcycle drifts off Alberta highway

A B.C. man has died on a southern Alberta highway after his motorcycle drifted off the highway in brisk winds.

Oilsands security in doubt?

While the oilsands industry tries to calm any frayed nerves after a splashy protest by Greenpeace at a Shell work site in northern Alberta, some analysts say the infiltration of such a huge operation should serve as a warning about the security of energy installations.

Feds mum over legal protection for flu vaccine makers

The federal government won’t say if Canadians who suffer harmful side effects from the new swine flu shot can take the vaccine maker to court.

Canadians want military to pursue peacekeeping, according to new Ipsos Reid research finding

A public opinion poll conducted for National Defence says half of Canadians surveyed want their soldiers to return to a “peacekeeping only” role in the world.

Police say Sask boy used bike to save his little brother from child abductor

RCMP say it’s fortunate a boy wasn’t injured when he rescued his five-year-old brother from the clutches of an alleged child abductor in a small Saskatchewan community.

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