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Canada Bans Foreign Strippers

Move is to protect women, government says

(Newser) - Seeking to protect women from exploitation, Canada is ending visas for foreign strippers, reports the Globe and Mail . Foreign escorts and massage parlor workers will also be banned. The government says the move is to combat human trafficking but critics say the ruling Conservative Party is just being prudish. The... More »

Bloody Foot Sent to Canada's Conservative Party HQ

Police intercept another package containing severed hand

(Newser) - A gruesome mystery in Canada's capital: Police in Ottawa are investigating two severed body parts found in packages, reports the National Post . A blood-soaked foot was found in a package delivered to Conservative Party headquarters yesterday morning, and hours later, a severed hand was found in a package at... More »

Canada Returns Conservative Minority Government

Harper's party grabs more seats but still falls short of a majority

(Newser) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been re-elected to form a minority government. Harper's Conservative party boosted the size of its minority in yesterday's Canadian election but fell a dozen seats short of a majority, Reuters reports. The opposition Liberals slumped to their lowest share of the popular vote in... More »

Canada Votes Amid Financial Upheaval

Harper leads, but global crisis clouds election's finish

(Newser) - Canadians vote today in the country's third election in four years, and polls predict a second minority government for Stephen Harper, the Conservative prime minister. But while his Tories have led Stéphane Dion's Liberals throughout the campaign, the global financial crisis—during which Toronto's stock exchange has dropped 20%... More »

Canada Heads for an Early Election

PM set to dissolve parliament; snap poll likely on Oct. 14

(Newser) - The Canadian parliament is set to be dissolved after the prime minister and opposition leader failed in their a final compromise attempt, reports the Globe and Mail. Stéphane Dion, the leader of the Liberals, told reporters PM Stephen Harper asked his party not to oppose any legislation for a... More »

Linchpin in 'NAFTA-Gate' to Step Down

Canadian PM's chief of staff linked to leaks about Obama talks

(Newser) - Ian Brodie, chief of staff to Canada's prime minister and the key figure in the "NAFTA-gate" scandal, will step down by summer, the Globe and Mail reports. Brodie, the architect of the Conservative Party's victory in 2006 elections, is under investigation in leaks that clouded the Democratic primary in... More »

Canadian Pols Call for Bribery Probe

Cancer-stricken MP rejected offer to trade vote for insurance: book

(Newser) - Canadian Liberals are demanding investigations of bribery allegations against Conservative officials, the Toronto Star reports. In 2005, a new book says, two Conservatives approached independent legislator Chuck Cadman, who was suffering from terminal cancer, and offered him a $1 million life insurance policy if he voted to oust PM Paul... More »

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