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Canadian Professor Released from Iran, Hoodfar, Reaches Home in Montreal

Concordia University Professor, Homa Hoodfar, has finally reached Montreal on Thursday morning after spending 112 days in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Welcomed by friends, family and other supporters, Hoodfar mentioned at the Trudeau Airport that “I want to say it’s wonderful to be home,”

Saskatchewan MP Scheer Enters Conservative Leadership Race

37-year-old bilingual Saskatchewan MP from Ottawa, Andrew Scheer, is all set to announce his bid for the Conservative leadership on Wednesday. Reports claim that Scheer will be accompanied by his wife, Jill, and some of their five children when he makes his leadership ambitions formal.


Iran Releases Canadian Professor Homa Hoodfar

Iranian authorities have apparently freed Canadian-Iranian university professor, Homa Hoodfar, after keeping her in solitary detention for almost four months. According to Omani media, Prof. Hoodfar arrived in Muscat on Monday and reunited with her niece, Amanda Ghahremani.

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Premier Wynne Expresses ‘Concern’ over Rising Housing Prices

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has expressed serious concerns about the heightening housing prices of Toronto. According to the Premier, her government is gathering detailed information about what is driving the sharp increase in prices before deciding what steps are required to fix it, including a

Calgary Stampeders’ Hicks Killed in Nightclub Shooting

The Calgary Stampeders have confirmed that one of their football player, 23-year-old defensive back Mylan Hicks, was shot and killed on early Sunday morning after an incident at a Calgary nightclub. According to the announcement on the CFL team’s website, Hicks came from Michigan State and was a

Corbyn Reelected as Labour Leader, Promises 'More Power' to Activists

Recently reelected leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, has promised to give more power over policy-making to grass-roots Labour supporters and vowed to work toward building a "more equal and decent society". In his remarks, Corbyn alleged that he will change the way decisions are taken in the

The murder trial of the accused killer in Surrey Six murders, Jamie Bacon, has been further delayed until March 2018, i.e. more than a decade after the incident was allegedly plotted. According to the B.C. Supreme Court Justice, Kathleen Ker, the adjournment was necessary because of a series of

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