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Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff speaks to reporters following the Liberal's summer caucus in Sudbury

No turning back on election: Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff says there’s no turning back on his decision to try to topple the Harper government this fall, and it’s now up to the other parties to decide what they want to do.

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff speaks to reporters following the Liberal's summer caucus in Sudbury

Ex-Ont AG Bryant says he’s innocent of charges laid in bike courier’s death

The former Ontario cabinet minister criminally charged in the death of a bicycle courier says he’s innocent of the accusations against him.

Dead cyclist was drunk the night of alleged altercation with ex-Ont. minister: girlfriend

The girlfriend of a Toronto bicycle courier killed in an incident that has seen charges laid against a former Ontario cabinet minister says the cyclist was drinking the night he died.

Woman charged with attempted murder in the beating of baby

A 19-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder after a 14-month-old baby was beaten in a Winnipeg street.

Flu shot interest low: poll

Canadians aren’t clamouring en masse for swine flu vaccine, a new poll suggests.

The Honourable Steven Fletcher

Plaque unveiled in Thunder Bay, Ont., where Terry Fox had to abandon marathon

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The Terry Fox Memorial is now the site of one of three plaques commemorating the Marathon of Hope.

The Honourable Steven Fletcher
Police have taped off a section of the sidewalk and street on Chudley St. near Gilbert Ave. in Tyndall Park in Winnipeg

Baby found covered in blood, hospitalized after attack in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — A young man who interrupted a brutal attack on a baby says he’ll never forget the sight of the child being beaten in the street.

Police have taped off a section of the sidewalk and street on Chudley St. near Gilbert Ave. in Tyndall Park in Winnipeg
Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff delivers a speech at Liberal Caucus during their summer retreat in Sudbury

Stage set for fall election showdown

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff has set the stage for a fall election, warning Prime Minister Stephen Harper: “Your time is up.”

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff delivers a speech at Liberal Caucus during their summer retreat in Sudbury

Former Ontario cabinet minister criminally charged after cyclist killed

Former high-profile Ontario cabinet minister Michael Bryant has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death after a cyclist was killed in an apparent altercation, police said Tuesday.

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff speaks during a press conference on the first day of the Liberal summer caucus in Sudbury

Ignatieff says Tories on ‘life support’

SUDBURY — Michael Ignatieff says the Harper government is on “life support” — and he sounds like he may be ready to pull the plug.

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff speaks during a press conference on the first day of the Liberal summer caucus in Sudbury

Saskatchewan premier says no rats in his home

MEADOW LAKE, Sask. — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says there are no rats in his home, but feel free to “insert all the politician rat jokes here.” “I’ve been hearing quite a few of them,” says Wall.

Government-wide review ordered after Ont. minister cleans house at lottery agency

TORONTO — A sweeping review has been ordered to root out any spending abuses at Ontario government agencies following revelations of questionable expenses at the province’s troubled lottery and gaming corporation.

Two Manitoba teens charged with murder in beating death of young volunteer

Dakota Hunter had turned 17 only two days before his bloody, beaten body was found by the side of a road on a northern Manitoba reserve.

Ambassador-designate of Canada to the United States of America Gary Doer speaks with the media following his announcement on Parliament Hil in Ottawa Friday.

From premier to diplomat

Manitoba Premier Gary Doer is set to be Canada’s next ambassador to Washington after Prime Minister Stephen Harper reached across party lines and tabbed the New Democrat for the country’s most important diplomatic post.

Ambassador-designate of Canada to the United States of America Gary Doer speaks with the media following his announcement on Parliament Hil in Ottawa Friday.

Proposed class-action against sunscreen makers alleges they deceived public

A Toronto law firm is moving forward with a proposed class-action lawsuit against the makers of two major brands of sunscreen in Canada, alleging they deceived customers about the strength of their products.

End of B.C.’s fire season expected to be hot, dry

At a time of year that typically marks the end of British Columbia’s fire season, hot and dry conditions in large parts of the province are making the fire risk as precarious as ever.

Liberals agonizing again about election

Michael Ignatieff seems destined to emerge from a Liberal caucus retreat this week feeling something like a pushmi-pullyu.

Harper cabinet unleashes patronage

Weeks before Stephen Harper named some of his closest Tory friends to the Senate, his cabinet quietly approved a flood of appointments to federal boards that also rewarded party faithful.

Members of the RCMP use a tractor to search a rural property on the outskirts of Prince George

RCMP finish search for Nicole Hoar on B.C. property

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The RCMP have finished their search of two sites in northern British Columbia for the remains of 25-year-old tree-planter Nicole Hoar — but they wouldn’t say what, if anything, they had found.

Members of the RCMP use a tractor to search a rural property on the outskirts of Prince George

Liberals agonizing — yet again — about forcing an election

OTTAWA — Michael Ignatieff seems destined to emerge from a Liberal caucus retreat this week feeling something like a pushmi-pullyu.