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World 02 Aug 2015 | 12:50 PM

Canada PM set to call Oct 19 election, focus on sluggish economy

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was set to call a parliamentary election for Oct 19 on Sunday, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power.

World 31 Jul 2015 | 8:30 AM

Canada's election campaign seen starting Sunday

OTTAWA/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Speculation mounted on Thursday that Canada's election campaign will formally begin on Sunday, with the governing Conservatives planning a Montreal rally on Sunday evening at which Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to speak.

World 18 Mar 2015 | 12:25 AM

Canadian Conservative MP apologises over anti-niqab comments

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A legislator with Canada's governing Conservatives apologised on Tuesday for saying Muslim women who do not want to remove their face-coverings when taking the citizenship oath should "stay the hell where (they) came from."It was the second embarrassing backtrack this month by the ruling Conservatives as they gear up for an October election that they have signalled they will centre around the economy and the fight against what they call "jihadist terrorism."

World 12 Mar 2015 | 10:05 AM

Canadian PM's comments on Muslim veil set off Twitter flurry

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Twitter users turned to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for tongue-in-cheek fashion advice on Wednesday, the day after he said the niqab, a face covering veil worn by some Muslims, was rooted in an "anti-women" culture.

TECH 29 Jan 2015 | 8:02 AM

Snowden files show Canada spy agency runs global Internet watch

Canada's electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analysing data on up to 15 million file downloads daily as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report published.

World 28 Jan 2015 | 2:25 PM

The challenge for Canada's Trudeau: substance over style

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Justin Trudeau, the man with the best shot at replacing Stephen Harper as Canada's prime minister, will spend this year's election campaign trying to convince voters that he is more than just a pretty face.

World 23 Jan 2015 | 1:30 AM

Canada denies mission creep after troops kill Islamic militants

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Thursday denied it was being sucked into combat operations against Islamic State militants after its troops in Iraq shot and killed rebels who fired on them.

World 30 Oct 2014 | 1:20 PM

Canada wrestles with low-key security approach after attacks

OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario (Reuters) - Just over a week after an armed man charged into Canada's Parliament and fought a gun battle with guards as lawmakers were meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, there are few signs of increased security in the nation's capital.

World 26 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM

Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military.

World 24 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM

Cheers, tributes for Canadian guard credited with killing gunman

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The guard credited with killing a gunman in Canada's parliament fought back tears as lawmakers greeted him with a prolonged standing ovation, cheers and whistles on Thursday when he resumed his duties.