Canadian class actions against Takata over airbags to expand

May 22, 2015

Canadian class actions against Takata over airbags to expand

A Canadian law firm said Thursday it planned to expand its class actions against embattled Japanese auto parts giant Takata and car manufacturers over defective air bags. The plaintiffs are seeking more than 3 billion Canadian dollars (¥297 billion) from Takata and auto manufacturers ...

May 20, 2015

Canadian police arrest 10 youths for wanting to join IS

Canadian police arrested 10 youths at Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport last weekend after suspecting them of wanting to go to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State group. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement late Tuesday night that no charges ...

Canada high court rules Guantanamo ex-inmate a child offender

May 15, 2015

Canada high court rules Guantanamo ex-inmate a child offender

Canada’s high court Thursday rejected Ottawa’s bid to treat former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, who was just 15 when he was captured on an Afghan battlefield, as an adult criminal. The government had brought the legal challenge to prevent Khadr’s transfer from a Canadian ...

Omar Khadr, once a Guantanamo inmate, freed on bail in Canada

May 8, 2015

Omar Khadr, once a Guantanamo inmate, freed on bail in Canada

Omar Khadr, a Canadian who was once the youngest prisoner held on terrorism charges at Guantanamo Bay, was released on bail from an Alberta prison Thursday while he appeals a murder conviction by a U.S. military tribunal. A judge in an Alberta court ruled ...

May 6, 2015

Canada to pass anti-terror law critics say tramples rights

Lawmakers are expected to pass an antiterrorism statute Wednesday granting Canada’s spy agency sweeping new powers criticized by civil rights advocates. The final reading of the bill after several failed opposition attempts to water it down in recent days follows two deadly attacks in ...

May 2, 2015

Canadians cruise in opening contest

Canada showed its attacking power with a 6-1 victory over Latvia on Friday in the first game of the world hockey championship, while the United States beat 2014 runnerup Finland 5-1. Defending champion Russia opened with a 6-2 victory over Norway, and Sweden beat ...