City authorities in Edmonton, Alberta, have unveiled a new hijab-style headscarf as part of its police uniform for Muslim women officers. Not all Canadian provinces, notably French-speaking Quebec, want to follow suit.
Toronto’s embattled Mayor Rob Ford was stripped of most of his remaining powers Monday following a chaotic city council meeting at which the scandal-plagued official argued with members of the public and accused councillors of a "coup d’état".
Toronto city councillors voted to limit Rob Ford's powers on Friday but failed to subdue the defiant mayor, who refused to stand down from his post despite a string of sordid misdeeds, as his extraordinary saga continued to fuel worldwide interest.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 14/11/13: Will climate talks in Poland change anything on the ground? Many papers are doubtful. Also, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits he bought drugs while in office. The Toronto Star lashes out at the mayor and the City Council for failing to take concrete action to put an end to his "reign of terror".
Toronto's city council voted Wednesday to ask Mayor Rob Ford to step down as a judge ordered the release of new information indicating that Ford, who has admitted to smoking crack, may also have consorted with a prostitute and driven while drunk.
A new video posted online Thursday shows Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (pictured in blue tie) in a drunken rage threatening to "kill" an unidentified person, in yet another shameful revelation days after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine.
We look at the results from the start of the electoral season in the United States. Voters in New York have elected a Democratic mayor for the first time in 24 years. Meanwhile, the mayor of Toronto in Canada comes clean and admits to smoking crack cocaine. Finally, we look at a turnaround for Colombia’s former crime capital, Medellin. The city, once haunted by drug cartels and violence, is now attracting tourists.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 06.11.13: Can Chris Christie survive his own party? That's what Slate wonders after he was re-elected governor of New Jersey. Also, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he did smoke crack! And the art world is still thrilled by a mysterious discovery in Munich.
Today on the net, the mayor of Toronto fiercely criticized online. German activists campaign to rename streets after Edward Snowden. And a rather wacky video featuring retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.