Conservatives needs to set boundaries on niqab debate

Results from a new poll suggest that the Tory government should be wary of letting the debate extend beyond citizenship ceremonies.

  • Calgary man who taped mouths of dog, cat, killing them, sentenced to 22 months

    A Calgary man who abused, starved and killed a dog and cat was sentenced to 22 months in jail Friday and is banned from owning a pet for the rest of his life. Nicolino Camardi, who is 19, has been in custody since he was arrested last May and is being given 16 months of credit for time served. "I accept that there is rehabilitative requirement in a fit sentence of a very troubled and severely addicted young man," said Justice George Gaschler.

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  • German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for crash blamed on co-pilot

    Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. Under a treaty governing deaths and injuries aboard international flights, airlines are required to compensate relatives of victims for proven damages of up to a limit currently set at about $157,000 — regardless of what caused the crash. To avoid liability, a carrier has to prove that the crash wasn't due to "negligence or other wrongful act" by its employees, according to Article 21 of the 1999 Montreal Convention.

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  • Co-pilot may have hidden illness, torn up sick notes, prosecutors say

    Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work on Tuesday, the day authorities say he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said. The evidence came from searches of Lubitz's homes in two German cities as authorities sought an explanation of why he locked himself into the cockpit and crashed the Airbus A320 into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. Torn-up sick notes for the day of the crash "support the current preliminary assessment that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and colleagues," Duesseldorf prosecutors' office spokesman Ralf Herrenbrueck said Friday.

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  • Justin Verlander takes selfie with unsuspecting Justin Verlander fan

    It's hard to look at Justin Verlander's latest selfie and not immediately have that reaction. You see, Verlander snapped a pic with a kid in a Verlander shirsey inside a Starbucks. For the sake of the kid, we're happy to pass along that Verlander said the kid was surprised when he turned around.

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  • The Emotional Moment A Germanwings Pilot Reassured His Passengers That He'd Get Them Home Safe

    A passenger on a Germanwings flight from Hamburg to Cologne shared her experience in this incredible Facebook comment.

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  • Patti Stanger: "I Was There That Night Mario Singer Cheated" on Ramona

    Caught in the act! Patti Stanger inadvertently snagged a front-row seat to the downfall of Ramona and Mario Singer's 22-year marriage when she witnessed him hitting on another woman at a party in the Hamptons back in 2013. Appearing on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, March 26, the Millionaire Matchmaker star told host Andy Cohen that she saw Mario's alleged infidelity firsthand. "I was there that night he cheated," Stanger, 53, dished.

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  • 2 dead in hydraulic scaffold collapse in Bloor and Keele area

    Two men are dead after a hydraulic scaffold collapsed at a construction site in the Bloor and Keele streets area.   The equipment is used to hoist workers and materials up the vertical face of a building.  One person was pronounced dead after

  • Strathcona sexual assault charges expected today

    A 25-year-old man is expected to be charged later today in connection with the brutal sexual assault of a woman in her Strathcona home Thursday afternoon. Police are recommending several charges against the man, who they say has a criminal record

  • Video reveals baby clapping in the womb as parents sing nursery rhyme

    In this incredible video of an ultrasound scan, the 14-week-old foetus appears to clap its hands together, as mum-to-be Jen Cardinal sings If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands.

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  • Drea De Matteo's Apartment Destroyed in NYC East Village Explosion: Sopranos Star Posts Horrific Photos

    Sopranos star Drea De Matteo was one of the many who lost an apartment in the NYC East Village explosion on Thursday, Mar. 26. The actress posted photos of her building up in flames from across the street at the time of the scary scene. PHOTOS: Celebrity

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  • Woman whose recording led to sale of LA Clippers testifies of love for ex-owner, hate for wife

    The woman whose recording of Donald Sterling cost him the Los Angeles Clippers was forced Thursday to answer questions about recordings in which she and the billionaire discussed how to hide a house he bought her. Several of the 500 recordings V. Stiviano made during a nearly four-year relationship with Sterling were played in Los Angeles Superior Court in his wife's lawsuit to reclaim millions of dollars he lavished on the younger woman. Donald Sterling foresaw the trouble the gifts posed for Stiviano, pointing out in one recording that they were community property — owned jointly by him and his wife of nearly 60 years.

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  • Al-Shabaab video show civilians being gunned down in the sea

    The Somali extremist group Al Shabaab have released a new video, showing civilians being forced into the sea and murdered in a hail of gunfire.

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  • Tom Mulcair announces NDP's Robin Hood proposal to reduce child poverty

    NDP leader Tom Mulcair unveiled another election platform plank Friday: a commitment to reducing child poverty in Canada by closing tax loopholes for high earners and redirecting that money to low-income families. Mulcair made the announcement to delegates at the left-leaning Broadbent Institute’s second annual Progress Summit in Ottawa. In his address, Mulcair reminded delegates of former NDP leader Ed Broadbent’s 1989 motion in the House of Commons to end child poverty in Canada by 2000.

  • Engineering students put out fire with sound waves

    Engineering students Seth Robertson, 23, and Viet Tran, 28, from George Mason University in Virginia invested about $600 of their own money into developing a “somewhat portable” device that can put out fires with low-frequency sound waves. Tran explained to the Washington Post that sound waves are “pressure waves, and they displace some of the oxygen” and at the right frequency, those waves can separate the fire’s oxygen from the fuel. “The pressure wave is going back and forth, and that agitates where the air is.

  • Royal Alex Hospital surgeries postponed by mysterious stain

    A sterilization problem at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton postponed dozens of orthopedic surgeries last week. "We don't take the decision lightly to postpone anyone's operation," Estey said. The hospital does not believe the substance is a biological or an infectious contaminant, Estey said.

  • Ontario Sunshine List 2015 released

     Reporters are still poring through the six-volume report of big earners, but it appears Ontario Power Generation CEO Tom Mitchell topped the list again with $1.55 million in salary and benefits. The act was brought in under the Mike Harris-led Progressive Conservative government in 1996. At the time, Harris said it served as an important check on the public payroll. If the list was adjusted for inflation since 1996, the real benchmark salary would now be around $145,000.

  • Pennsylvania man’s get-well card from father contains winning lottery ticket worth $7 million

    While Joseph Amorese was recovering from hernia surgery last month, his father sent him a get-well card. Inside was a scratch-off Lottery ticket. While receiving a lottery ticket from his father was nothing new — his retired father frequently sends him tickets — receiving a winning one was: the ticket was a $7-million winner in the “Golden Ticket” game (after taxes, the total prize is about $4.6 million).

  • Zayn Malik Breaks Silence

    Zayn Malik has spoken out for the first time since leaving One Direction, saying he's doing "what's right." The 22-year-old singer chatted with Britain's The Sun about his departure and if he might ever return to the world's biggest boy band. "I'm feeling

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  • Parents consider sending kids to new Islamic high shool

    Parents of Grade 8 children are still considering whether to take a chance on a new Islamic high school in Windsor. To get off the ground in September, backers of the new high school say they need at least 10 students to register. The board held another open house for parents Thursday night, this time at the Al Hijra Academy, one of Windsor's private Islamic elementary schools.

  • It 'only' takes 38 minutes to fall through Earth's core

    Cancel your plans to journey through the centre of Earth or, at least, adjust your arrival time at the other side. The hypothetical scenario finds that when the different densities of Earth’s layers are taken into account, the trip is four minutes shorter than predicted.

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