Saturday, November 26th, 2011 | Posted by admin
Violent criminals to be barred from sponsoring family members
Canada will be making it much harder for people convicted of crimes that result in bodily harm against members of their family or other particularly violent offences to sponsor any family class member to come to Canada, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney said on Wednesday.
“I was very concerned after a court decision in 2008 found that a Canadian citizen, who was convicted in India of killing his sister-in-law after setting her on fire, could sponsor his new wife,” said Minister Kenney. “The regulatory changes now in force aim to prevent a similar situation from happening again.”
Little Italy may be gone, but Italians still thrive
By Tom Babin, Calgary Herald November 26, 2011
The men play scopone, an Italian card game, while their wives play bocce at the indoor courts at the Calgary Italian Club on Thursday. The club — in Bridgeland — is all that remains of Calgary’s original Little Italy.
Photograph by: Stuart Gradon, Calgary Herald
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Police search for ‘dangerous’ suspect after man shot twice in stomach
Published On Sat, 26 Nov 2011
Sarah Ratchford and Dylan C. Robertson
Police are looking for a 19-year-old suspect after a man was shot in the stomach on Albion Rd., near Weston Rd., Friday night.
The man, whom police say is in his 20s, was rushed to hospital after being shot twice in the stomach shortly before 9 p.m.
He was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital with serious injuries. Police believe he is likely to survive and are following leads on a suspect.
Police are looking for Mahad Diblawe, 19, who is wanted for attempted murder. They say he should be considered armed and dangerous, and they are warning the public not to approach him.
Date: Thursday Oct. 27, 2011 1:54 PM ET
A Toronto mother has been ordered not to have any contact with her son after police accused her of helping him conceal evidence linked to a homicide investigation that led to his arrest.
Hyacinth Moore received the order in a courtroom on Thursday, one week after her son was charged in a series of shootings and robberies which date back to 2010.
It is alleged she helped her son, Mark Garfield Moore, destroy evidence connected to the sweeping homicide and robbery investigation in which he’s been charged.
Mark faces more than 50 charges including four counts of first-degree murder in “Project Summit,” an investigation that explored the possible link between almost a dozen unsolved cases from last year.
Home attack victim pleaded with assailant to kill her, trial told
Published On Thu, 24 Nov 2011
Family members leave court after Sarah John testified against Nathaniel O’Brien, the neighbour who allegedly choked her unconscious after stabbing her mother and grandmother to death.
STEVE RUSSELL/TORONTO STAR
The surviving victim of a violent home attack pleaded with her assailant to kill her, fearing she’d be raped, a jury was told Thursday.
Nathaniel O’Brien is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Susan John, 43, and her mother, Saramma Varughese, 75, and the attempted murder of John’s daughter, Sarah John, now 23.
Niqab assault case ends in suspended sentence
CBC News Posted: Nov 25, 2011 12:20 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 25, 2011 7:42 PM ET
Rosemarie Creswell, shown in this court sketch, pleaded guilty to assault after mall security footage showed her pulling off Inas Kadri’s traditional face veil. (Alex Tavshunsky)
A woman who pleaded guilty to assault after pulling off a Muslim woman’s face veil at a Mississauga, Ont., shopping mall was given a suspended sentence on Friday.
Rosemarie Creswell pleaded guilty to assault after mall security footage showed her pulling off Inas Kadri’s traditional face veil, known as a niqab, at Sheridan Centre in Mississauga in August 2010. Kadri was with her two small children when the attack occurred.
Mexican farm workers file suit against Canada
Migrant workers say they were fired by Ontario farm without explanation
By Armina Ligaya, CBC News Posted: Nov 24, 2011 8:49 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 24, 2011 10:51 PM ET
Three Mexican migrant farm workers have filed a lawsuit against the Canadian government and their Ontario-based former employer for terminating their contract and sending them home without reason or explanation.
25 November 2011
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