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First CF-18 operational missions over Iraq completed, defence sources CANADA

KUWAIT CITY - Canadian warplanes have flown their first operational flights, but have yet to carry out strike missions against Islamic State targets. Six CF-18 jet fighters, two CP-140 Aurora surveillance planes and a C-150 refuelling jet are operating...

Bourque to serve 75 years before parole eligibility for RCMP killings CANADA

MONCTON, N.B. - Justin Bourque has been sentenced to serve 75 years in prison before becoming eligible to apply for parole for the June 4 shooting rampage that killed three RCMP officers and wounded two others in Moncton. Judge David Smith of the...

Feds closer to black ink as deficit slips to $300 million in August

OTTAWA - The federal government is inching closer to a budget surplus as it cuts back significantly on direct program expenses, new Finance Department data show. The monthly Fiscal Monitor says the deficit in August was just $300 million, down...

Harper's announces third China trip next week, before Remembrance Day

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced plans for his third visit to China, set to begin next week. The prime minister will lead a Canadian business delegation to the industrial city of Hangzhou next Friday and Saturday, before heading...

Justin Bourque faces precedent-setting sentence for RCMP shootings in Moncton CANADA

MONCTON, N.B. - Justin Bourque's killing of three Mounties has been described in court as one of the worst crimes in Canadian history, prompting recommendations from Crown and defence lawyers for the harshest sentence in more than 50 years. Judge...

Military colleagues remember slain Quebec soldier as happy, helpful man

LONGUEUIL, Qc - Warrant officer Patrice Vincent, who died after being hit by a car driven by an attacker with known jihadist sympathies, was a man who could easily command attention, says one of his colleagues. "He was always all over the...

Why do victims of sexual assault stay silent? No easy answer, say experts

TORONTO - "Why didn't you go to police? " A simple question, but without a simple answer when it is posed to sexual assault victims. Experts agree that the reasons why sexual assault victims are often reluctant to step forward...

Magnotta trial set to resume in Montreal with defence case CRIME

MONTREAL - Luka Rocco Magnotta's lawyer is expected to begin presenting his case at the accused's first-degree murder trial today. The 32-year-old Magnotta is charged...

United Nations official praises Canada's stand on human rights in Iran

OTTAWA - The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran says Canada's tough stand on the issue gives strength to those inside the country. Ahmed Shaheed made that comment as Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird welcomed him to his Centre...

TransCanada files application to NEB for Energy East crude pipeline

CALGARY - TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) says its regulatory application for the proposed Energy East pipeline is a massive document with 30,000 pages that provide a comprehensive...

Ghomeshi says he'll 'meet allegations directly,' won't talk to media

TORONTO - Jian Ghomeshi has broken his silence about allegations from several women that he behaved abusively toward them. The former CBC radio personality issued a Facebook post this morning offering thanks to those who have supported him and...

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