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Dollard-des-Ormeaux: Irving Fosu claims he was forced by friend to commit string of bank robberies

Emotional bail hearing for accused in bank robberies
Irving Fosu, 19, says he was pushed by drug-dealing friend
CBC News Posted: Nov 6, 2012 9:43 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 7, 2012 6:18 AM ET
Judge Jean-Pierre Boyer said he would not force Irving Fosu to identify his friend as a security precaution. (CBC) Facebook
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A Montreal judge must decide whether a young man will get bail, following a tearful and emotion-filled hearing Tuesday.

Irving Fosu from Dollard-des-Ormeaux, a town on Montreal’s West Island, has been charged in connection with a hostage taking in a string of bank robberies on Montreal’s West Island.

Fosu, 19, is accused of using an air-gun to demand money from banks in Roxboro, Pointe-Claire and Lachine.

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Canadian taxpayers pay about $1.5 million in Suaad Hagi Mohamud case

 

Somali Suaad Hagi Mohamud

Feds face $1.5M in legal costs for abandoning woman in Kenya

Suaad Hagi Mohamud filed a $2.6 million lawsuit against the government for “callous and reckless treatment of her while she was abroad.”

Suaad Hagi Mohamud was detained for three months in Kenya when Canadian authorities decided she did not resemble her passport photo.
Photo: Mike Cassese/Reuters

Tobi Cohen
Published: November 7, 2012, 4:45 pm
Updated: 2 hours ago

OTTAWA — The federal government has spent more than $1.5 million in legal costs defending itself against a lawsuit filed in 2009 by a Toronto mother who was stranded in Kenya for nearly three months because immigration officials thought she was an impostor.

Suaad Hagi Mohamud was visiting her mother and husband when she was stopped from boarding her flight home because she didn’t look like the woman in her four-year-old passport photo.

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Sri Lankan family hospitalized after Scarborough house fire

Friends of the Sri Lankan family said seven people lived in the dwelling.

5 hospitalized after Scarborough house fire 
By Irene Thomaidis ,Toronto Sun 
First posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 07:00 AM EST | Updated: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 09:20 PM EST
Paramedics rush a child to hospital after he was rescued from a burning home on Canlish Rd. (VICTOR BIRO/Special to the Toronto Sun)

TORONTO – Heartbreak gripped an east Toronto neighbourhood where fire ripped through a home as three generations of family slept inside.

Five residents were taken to hospital – two in serious condition and one clinging to life Tuesday after Toronto firefighters rescued them from the burning bungalow on Canlish Dr., in the Birchmount Rd.-Lawrence Ave. E. area.

Friends of the Sri Lankan family said seven people lived in the dwelling.

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P.E.I. releases names of corporations involved in immigrant program

P.E.I. releases names of corporations involved in immigrant program

P.E.I. releases names of corporations involved in immigrant program

The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 10:35AM EST

CHARLOTTETOWN – The P.E.I. government has released the names of 1,300 corporations that received money through the Island’s troubled immigration nominee program.

The program allowed foreign investors to fast-track receipt of Canadian visas by providing about $150,000, some of which was invested in P.E.I. companies.

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Threats to move to Canada, a Trump call for ‘revolution!’

Election season bluster: Threats to move to Canada, a Trump call for ‘revolution!’
By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN

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