The opposition parties might have agreed to a national English debate broadcast by the major TV networks, but the Conservatives aren't budging on their decision to skip it. The NDP, Liberals and Green party reached an agreement in principle Thursday with the television consortium that has traditionally organized the election debates, for two national broadcasts with simultaneous translation.
A decorated Canadian soldier who was released from the military for severe post-traumatic stress disorder has since been assessed by Veterans Affairs as having simple anxiety, making access to benefits and services more difficult.
Friday's referendum on amending the Irish constitution to give marriage rights to homosexuals is expected to be approved, based on opinion polls that consistently gave 'yes' voters a double-digit lead throughout the two-month campaign.
More than 70,000 students who have been out of class for weeks will remain in academic limbo, as a decision determining the legality of ongoing strikes by Ontario high school teachers is expected to be made next week.
Legal and parliamentary experts say there's nothing to stop the Harper government from retroactively rewriting a law to absolve RCMP wrongdoing and stuffing the changes in an omnibus budget bill -- even as police investigate.