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post 22 September 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Did this man help secure victory for the #indyref no campaign?

Does the name Jean Chrétien sound familiar? Perhaps it should. It certainly is to the Westminster politicians who sought his advice as they fought to keep Scotland a part of the union.

post 16 September 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Tell it on the mountain: #IndyRef from the top of Ben Nevis

On his way up and down Ben Nevis, Alex Thomson encounters a range of views on Scottish independence from a Spanish woman, a Frenchman, a Belgian and a group of Canadians.

post 15 September 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Canada becomes interesting! Thanks to Scotland's #indyref

As a rule, the UK does not take much notice of Canada - so it comes as a pleasant surprise that for once, thanks to the Scottish referendum, recent Canadian history is now being discussed.

article 05 June 2014 World, Canada
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Gunman at large after shooting police dead in Canada

As a manhunt is under way in the Canadian city of Moncton after three officers were shot dead and two wounded - one resident tells Channel 4 News that the history is repeating itself.

video 27 March 2014 World, Canada

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Spring blizzard hits Canada - video

The Atlantic coast of Canada has been hit by a spring blizzard, with heavy snowfall and strong winds. The wintry weather has led to treacherous travel, as well as closing many schools and businesses.

article 19 March 2014 UK, Canada
Alois Dvorzac, who died at Harmondsworth detention centre
Paraic O'Brien by 'UK should be ashamed' over case of Alois Dvorzac

Baron Ramsbotham, a former chief inspector of prisons, asks the Home Office what it knew about the 84-year-old Canadian who died in handcuffs at Harmondsworth detention centre.

video 18 March 2014 UK, Canada

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Vaz wants 'full inquiry' into detention centre death - video

It is shameful that 84-year-old Alois Dvorzac died in handcuffs at a UK detention centre, and there needs to be a full inquiry, says Keith Vaz MP, chair of the home affairs select committee.

article 18 March 2014 UK, Canada
Alois Dvorzac
Paraic O'Brien by Left to die in British detention: who was Alois Dvorzac?

He died in handcuffs while detained at Harmondsworth detention centre - an 84-year-old Canadian with Alzheimer's. Until now we only knew a name: Alois Dvorzac. But who was the man behind the tragedy?

video 18 December 2013 World, Canada

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One Love! Mayor Rob Ford dancing - video

Earlier this year he admitted he'd once smoked crack cocaine - now Mayor Rob Ford throws some shapes in Toronto City Council's chamber.