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video 28 October 2014 World, Canada

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Toronto mayor: 'Ford family never gives up' - video

Toronto voters replace mayor Rob Ford and reject an attempt by his brother, Doug Ford, to take the city's top job. The scandal-prone politician admitted to smoking crack cocaine last year.

video 23 October 2014 World, Canada

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Canada honours its gun attack hero

He's the ceremonial sergeant at arms who shot and killed the gunman after he stormed the parliament building. He received a hero's welcome there as the government vowed never to give in to terrorism.

video 23 October 2014 World, Canada

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Canadian Sergeant-at-Arms hailed as hero by MPs - video

In emotional scenes, Canadian MPs rise to applaud Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers - who shot dead a gunman inside the parliament building. The attack, which left a soldier dead, has shocked Canada.

article 23 October 2014 World, Canada
Photo of main suspect Michael Zehaf-Bibeau
Canada shooting: photo of main suspect Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

The main suspect in the Canada parliament shoot-out, in which a soldier was killed, is named by police as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, a Muslim convert with a police record.

post 23 October 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog 'It can happen here and it did': Canada reeling after 'terror' attack

Canada's prime minister didn¿t mention the shooter by name, but he did use the "T" word - he called the shooter who put Ottawa's parliament buildings on lockdown and killed a soldier, a terrorist.

article 22 October 2014 World, Canada
Gun attack in Canada
Ottawa shooting: gunman killed after shooting soldier dead

A gunman is shot down inside Canada's parliament building after fatally shooting a soldier guarding the National War Memorial. The city remains under lockdown as police check for more assailants.

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.