Canada to criminalize public terrorism threats

Jan 31, 2015

Canada to criminalize public terrorism threats

Canada announced a new law Friday that will make it a crime for people to call for a terrorist attack, even if they don’t make a specific threat. The law will also allow anyone suspected of being involved in a terrorist plot to be ...

Jan 30, 2015

Bombardier accused of corruption in S. Korea: report

South Korean prosecutors are accusing Canadian aerospace giant Bombardier of making gifts to local officials in the East Asian country as it pursued a metro contract, Radio-Canada public television reported Thursday. The corruption allegations stem from gifts and free trips to Canada offered to ...

Jan 29, 2015

Canada spying on global downloads: report

Canada’s electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analyzing data on up to 15 million file downloads daily as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report published on Wednesday. Critics said the revelations, made in 2012 documents obtained by former U.S. ...

Jan 27, 2015

Uniqlo set to open two outlets in Toronto

Fast Retailing Co. said Monday it will open two Uniqlo casual wear stores in Toronto in the autumn of 2016, in the brand’s first foray into the Canadian market. The move comes as part of Fast Retailing’s efforts to expand overseas operations of Uniqlo. ...

Jan 22, 2015

Two sunken 1800s canal boats found in Lake Ontario

The wrecks of two 19th-century canal boats have been found on the bottom of Lake Ontario, an unusual discovery because such vessels typically weren’t used on open water, a team of New York shipwreck hunters said Wednesday. The three-member team from the Rochester area ...

Jan 22, 2015

Ottawa police arrest chemist after hotel evacuation

A chemist was arrested at an Ottawa hotel Wednesday following an overnight police investigation linked to the discovery of dangerous chemicals 1,400 km (870 miles) away in the Halifax area of Nova Scotia. The type and extent of the chemicals were not immediately disclosed. ...

Jan 20, 2015

Sony to close all Canadian stores

Sony Corp. will shut down all 14 Sony Store outlets in Canada within about two months, a company official said on Monday, as the struggling electronics giant tries to turn itself around. It has already reduced the number of stores in the United States ...

Jan 20, 2015

Canadian soldiers exchange fire with Islamic State forces in Iraq

Canadian soldiers opened fire on Islamic State group extremists in Iraq over the last week in what a general said was Canada’s first ground firefight with the militants and an act of self-defense. Brig. Gen. Michael Rouleau, commander of special operations command, said Monday ...

Jan 14, 2015

Multiple arrests in Canada were over 'serious' terrorism threat

Canada arrested three men on terrorism-related charges in as many days because they represented a “serious” potential threat, the country’s top public safety official said Tuesday. “If accusations are laid, it’s because there’s a serious reason to believe they are potential terrorists,” Public Safety ...