Canada to compensate aboriginal children removed from families

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, Oct 7 : Canada will pay up to 598 million US dollars in compensation to thousands of aboriginals who were removed as children from their families decades ago, a top official said on Friday, promising to end “a terrible legacy.” The move is the latest bid by the Liberal government of […]

Somali man charged in Canada attack was ordered deported from US

By Ethan Lou EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct 4 : The Somali immigrant charged with attempted murder in connection with a weekend vehicle and knife attack in Edmonton, Alberta, was detained in the United States pending deportation before claiming refugee status in Canada, US officials said on Tuesday. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 30, is accused of running down […]

Somali refugee faces terror charges in Canada stabbing, car attacks

By Ethan Lou EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct 2 : A Somali refugee who had been on a watch list over extremist views faced five counts of attempted murder and terror charges on Sunday after Canadian police said he stabbed a police officer and ran down four pedestrians with a car in Edmonton, Alberta. The suspect, a […]

Canadian Sikh politician wins race to lead federal New Democrats

By Julie Gordon Undated, Oct 2 : Jagmeet Singh, an Ontario provincial lawmaker and practicing Sikh, was elected on Sunday as leader of Canada’s left-leaning New Democrats, becoming the first non-white politician to head a major Canadian political party. The 38-year-old lawyer, whose penchant for colorful turbans and tailor-made three-piece suits made him a social […]

Canadian Sikh politician wins race to lead federal New Democrats

By Julie Gordon Undated, Oct 1 : Jagmeet Singh, an Ontario provincial lawmaker and practicing Sikh, was elected on Sunday as leader of Canada’s left-leaning New Democrats, becoming the first non-white politician to head a major Canadian political party. The 38-year-old lawyer, whose penchant for colorful turbans and tailor-made three-piece suits made him a social […]

Canada police charge Somali refugee in Edmonton stabbing, car attacks

By Ethan Lou EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct 2 : Canadian police charged a Somali refugee with five counts of attempted murder on Sunday after they said he stabbed a police officer and ran down several pedestrians with a car in Edmonton, Alberta, in what officials called an act of terrorism. The suspect, a 30-year-old man whom […]