Alberta

Andrew Scheer
Andrew Scheer Photo credit to Andrew Scheer website

Andrew Scheer narrowly elected leader of federal Conservative party

By Stephanie Levitz -The Canadian Press
May 27, 2017 - 7:51pm

TORONTO -  Andrew Scheer, the apple-cheeked Saskatchewan MP and former Speaker of the House of Commons, survived a 13-ballot battle with presumed leadership front-runner Maxime Bernier on Saturday and eked out the narrowest of wins in the fight for the helm of the federal Conserv

Police say the woman escaped through the window of this home when it was surrounded by police
Police say the woman escaped through the window of this home when it was surrounded by police Photo credit: Mike Eads/Independent Mail

South Carolina man charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting Alberta woman

By The Associated Press
May 26, 2017 - 11:11am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 11:53am

PICKENS, South Carolina - Authorities say a South Carolina man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Canadian woman he told was being hired to model.

Sen. Mike Duffy, a former member of the Conservative caucus, arrives at the courthouse for his trial in Ottawa
Sen. Mike Duffy, a former member of the Conservative caucus, arrives at the courthouse for his trial in Ottawa Photo credit to The Canadian Press

Watchdog report says Nigel Wright broke ethics rules during Duffy affair

By Joan Bryden - The Canadian Press
May 25, 2017 - 1:44pm

OTTAWA — Former prime minister Stephen Harper's one-time chief of staff was never prosecuted for his role in Mike Duffy's Senate expenses fiasco, but now Nigel Wright is getting a belated slap on the wrist from the federal ethics watchdog.

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