Canadian Tech Town Feels BlackBerry’s Decline

WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — President Barack Obama couldn't bear to part with his BlackBerry. Oprah Winfrey declared it one of her "favorite things." It could be so addictive that it was nicknamed "the CrackBerry." Then came a new generation of competing smartphones, and suddenly the BlackBerry, that … [Read more...]

Students And Quebec Government Still Talking

Student representatives and Quebec government officials emerged from a third day of talks aimed at ending weeks of protests over tuition hikes without an agreement after a laborious session aimed at ending weeks of protests. Student groups said they made a new proposal Wednesday to the government and were … [Read more...]

Canada Names Suspect In Body Parts Case

A porn actor is wanted in a gruesome case of dismembered body parts that were mailed to different places including the headquarters of the Conservative Party of Canada, police said. Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, is wanted for homicide, Montreal police said Wednesday at a news conference. According to an … [Read more...]

Almost 700 Arrested In Canada Tuition Protest

Nearly 700 people were arrested Wednesday night after a protest over higher university tuition in Quebec erupted into another night of violence. The student protests have only grown since the provincial government last week passed emergency legislation in an attempt to end Canada's most sustained student … [Read more...]

Emergency Law Faces Vote In Quebec Student Protest

Quebec's provincial government was expected to vote Friday night on emergency legislation that would shut some universities and impose harsh fines on protesters blocking students from attending classes as the government looks to end weeks of demonstrations against university tuition hikes. Hundreds of … [Read more...]

Bus Attacker Wins Right To Leave Mental Hospital

A man who beheaded and cannibalized a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in Canada won his bid to leave the grounds of the mental hospital where he is being kept, a criminal review board ruled Thursday. The Criminal Code review board said Vince Li's treatment team may grant him short escorted trips into … [Read more...]

Emergency Law Considered In Quebec Student Protest

Facing the most sustained student protest in Canadian history, Quebec's provincial government weighed emergency legislation Thursday aimed at ending rallies and demonstrations against rising tuition costs. Authorities said 122 were arrested late Wednesday as thousands of demonstrators spilled into the … [Read more...]

Prince Charles And Camilla To Visit Canada

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will participate in a commemoration of the War of 1812 when they visit Canada later this month as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Minister of Heritage James Moore said Friday that the royal couple will attend the event in Toronto … [Read more...]

Smoke Bombs Briefly Cripple Montreal Subway System

Police said several smoke bombs were set off at multiple points in Montreal's subway system during morning rush hour Thursday, briefly cutting off service and creating a nightmarish morning commute. Quebec Premier Jean Charest condemned the attack, saying he hopes the guilty parties are found. It's … [Read more...]

Gere: Canadian PM Should Meet Dalai Lama Publicly

Richard Gere chided Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday for meeting with the Dalai Lama privately rather than publicly. Harper met the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader in his Parliament Hill office Friday. His office billed the meeting as a private courtesy call," in an apparent bid to avoid … [Read more...]