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 ...

Gunman killed after shooting in Canadian Parliament; Harper safe

Oct 23, 2014

Gunman killed after shooting in Canadian Parliament; Harper safe

At least one gunman entered the Canadian Parliament buildings on Wednesday and many shots were fired just outside the room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was addressing a meeting of legislators. Harper was safely removed from the building but Parliament was locked down. Eyewitnesses ...

Oct 8, 2014

Canadian parliament authorizes airstrikes in Iraq

Canada’s parliament voted Tuesday to authorize airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq following a U.S. request. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party introduced the motion last week. Harper has a majority of seats in parliament, so the vote was all but ...

Ukraine's president addresses Canadian Parliament

Sep 18, 2014

Ukraine's president addresses Canadian Parliament

Ukraine’s president says his country has “crossed the Rubicon” to a new Westward-looking future that leaves behind the darkness of its Russian past. President Petro Poroshenko made the remarks during an address to the Canadian Parliament on Wednesday. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed ...

Canada finds 1840s British explorer ship lost in Arctic

Sep 10, 2014

Canada finds 1840s British explorer ship lost in Arctic

One of two British explorer ships that disappeared in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago has been found, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday. The HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were last seen in the 1840s. Canada announced in 2008 that it would ...

Jun 10, 2014

Jobs trump climate: Harper, Abbott

Canada and Australia’s conservative prime ministers said Monday economic concerns trump climate action, with Ottawa’s Stephen Harper insisting any nation claiming otherwise is lying. “It’s not that we don’t seek to deal with climate change, but we seek to deal with it in a ...