Friday September 19, 2014

Toronto mayoral candidates show support for ailing Rob Ford Contenders vying for Rob Ford's job have encouraging words for the Toronto mayor, who has been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer. Olivia Chow says she hopes the Fords can feel the "warmth" from residents of the city.

Rob Ford to undergo chemotherapy for rare cancer Toronto Mayor Rob Ford had been diagnosed with malignant liposarcoma, which makes up about one per cent of cancers. Doctors at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital say they are optimistic about Ford's chemotherapy treatment.

Ukrainian president thanks Canada in address to Parliament The president of Ukraine was welcomed to Canada's Parliament by thunderous applause Wednesday. Petro Poroshenko thanked Canada for its support of Ukraine in the ongoing crisis with Russia.

Man convicted on terror charge 'committed to reforming': Lawyer An Ottawa man sentenced to 24 years in prison for his part in a terrorist conspiracy is intent on "deradicalizing," says his lawyer. Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing explosives with an intent to do harm.

B.C. teachers' union president asking members to approve deal The B.C. Teachers' Federation has sent the details of its tentative deal with the province to its members. Federation president Jim Iker says the deal includes a process to address future court decisions.

Tentative deal may end B.C. teachers' strike B.C. Premier Christy Clark says students could be back in school as early as Monday if teachers ratify a six-year contract negotiated between the province and the teachers' union. Clark says the deal is a historic game-changer.

NDP: Harper may have to answer Duffy scandal questions in court Opposition parties are suggesting information about the Mike Duffy scandal may only come to light if Prime Minister Stephen Harper is called as a witness in the suspended senator's upcoming trial.

Ontario premier offers good wishes to an ailing Rob Ford Kathleen Wynne says her thoughts are with hospitalized Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, but she's staying mum on his brother Doug's decision to run for mayor. The Ontario premier made the comments at the province's International Plowing Match.

John Baird announces new sanctions on "bully" Putin's regime The foreign affairs minister announced new sanctions against Russia, calling leader Vladimir Putin a "bully" for his actions in Ukraine. John Baird says Canada will send monitors for the upcoming Ukrainian elections.

Just the Facts: B.C. teachers' strike Public school teachers in British Columbia have been on strike since June 17. Here are some numbers on their continuing dispute with the province.

Ice-cream decision leads to $50-million lottery win An Orillia couple have become Ontario's latest multimillionaires. Deanna Bergeron says she bought the winning Lotto Max ticket after she ate her fiance's last ice-cream bar and had to go to the store to replace it.

Mulcair slams Harper for lack of debate on Iraq advisers NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says the prime minister is breaking a "solemn promise" by sending military advisers to Iraq with no parliamentary debate. Stephen Harper says debate isn't needed since Canada is not taking a combat role.

Harper says Cold War not over for Putin Prime Minister Stephen Harper marked the resumption of Parliament with a tough-talking rally on protecting Canadian values. Harper says since the start of the Ukraine crisis, Canada has led the way in seeking Russia's isolation.

Police tight-lipped about deadly shooting in rural Ontario Residents of the small southwestern Ontario community of Clinton have a lot more questions than answers about a police operation in the area. Police say a man was found shot to death Saturday night near a wildlife conservation area.

Expected market volatility with U.K. referendum and Fed meeting Volatility is expected on stock markets as traders anticipate a possible change in the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rates and the uncertain outcome of the upcoming Scottish referendum.

Newfoundland & Labrador Tories choose Paul Davis as new premier Former police officer Paul Davis is Newfoundland and Labrador's next premier, after narrowly defeating John Ottenheimer for leadership of the governing Tories. Davis says reconnecting with people of the province is important.

Newfoundland & Labrador Tories choose Paul Davis as new premier Former police officer Paul Davis is Newfoundland and Labrador's next premier, after narrowly defeating John Ottenheimer for leadership of the governing Tories. Davis says reconnecting with people of the province is important.

Doug Ford to 'take the torch' for brother Rob in mayoral race In an emotional speech Friday, Toronto city councillor Doug Ford vowed to carry on his brother's legacy. Rob Ford dropped out of the mayoral race after a tumour was found in his abdomen.

Scotland referendum has echoes of Quebec vote: Professor Scotland is fast approaching the Sept. 18 referendum on independence. One expert says there are some parallels with Quebec's previous votes on sovereignty.

Doug Ford enters Toronto mayoral race as Rob Ford bows out Toronto city councillor Doug Ford entered the city's mayoral race Friday after his brother Rob Ford dropped out. The current mayor is now running for city council after doctors found he has an abdominal tumour.

Outgoing Alberta premier emotional as he resigns seat Dave Hancock appeared choked up as he announced his resignation from the Alberta legislature. The longtime member became premier when Alison Redford resigned last spring.

New sensors to provide earthquake warning for southern B.C. The University of British Columbia is installing a new system of sensors to trigger alarms in schools that will warn of an imminent earthquake. The program's leader says even a few seconds of warning can be crucial for safety.

Rob Ford's biopsy results won't be known for a week: Doctor Dr. Zane Cohen from Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital says the biopsy results of a tumour found in Rob Ford's abdomen won't be known for another week. Cohen says the mayor is receiving medication for his pain.

Mom whose son died fighting for ISIL wants to make a difference The mother of Damian Clairmont, a Canadian killed fighting alongside rebels in Syria, says she wants to prevent radicalization of other youth. Chris Boudreau says she hopes other families won't have to go through what she has.

Mulcair attacks Trudeau by mocking Liberal ad slogan NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is questioning Justin Trudeau's fitness to govern, taking a jab at the "getting ready to lead" slogan used in the most recent Liberal party ad.

EI premium cut will be 'helpful' for small business: Joe Oliver Finance Minister Joe Oliver says an initiative to cut employment insurance premiums for small businesses will have an impact on the economy. The Small Business Job Credit will last for the next two years.

Tom Mulcair not wading into Scottish independence debate NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he's not taking sides in the referendum on Scottish independence. Alex Salmond, the Scottish First Minister, this week derided Prime Minister Stephen Harper's call for a united U.K.

Summer snow wallop could lead to long cleanup: Calgary mayor Tree branches fell and power was knocked out in areas of Calgary Wednesday after southern Alberta's second summer snowstorm in days. Mayor Naheed Nenshi says crews are at work, but adds the cleanup could take a while.

Prostitution activist ejected from Senate hearing The woman at the centre of the Supreme Court case on prostitution laws has been thrown out of a Senate hearing for not adhering to a time limit. Terri-Jean Bedford says a proposed replacement law would make matters worse.

Mike Tyson says he's in Rob Ford's corner Controversial former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson is defending Rob Ford. Tyson met the mayor at Toronto City Hall Tuesday and said public figures deserve the same understanding for their troubles as anyone.

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