At least not in the way we perceive them now, he suggests

Canada's government falls after no-confidence vote

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government has been toppled by opposition parties, but is likely to be back after an election in May. A no-confidence vote was passed last night by 156 to 145, triggering the country's fourth election in seven years.

Australia thrash Canada at World Cup

Holders Australia eased to an seven-wicket win over Canada in the World Cup Group A today with openers Shane Watson and Brad Haddin getting some useful practice on a perfect batting pitch.

Jayawardene century too much for Canada

Sri Lanka 332-7 Canada 122

LSE hails TMX deal but Canadians remain wary

Shares in the London Stock Exchange soared yesterday after it confirmed plans to merge with TMX Group, which owns the Toronto stock exchange.

Best Buy UK loses more directors

Best Buy UK, the joint venture between the US electricals giant and Carphone Warehouse, has lost another two directors just days after its chief executive Scott Wheway stepped down.

The author, the philistine PM and a crusade with no happy ending

It may be one of the least likely (and wrong-headed) labours of literary love of our times. For nearly four years, Yann Martel, the acclaimed Canadian author of the Life of Pi, has been sending personally selected books to his Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, in the vague hope he might be enriched by them. Or at least read them.

Album: Ensemble, Excerpts (Fat Cat)

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Canada blocks BHP's $39m Potash takeover

The Canadian government has blocked BHP Billiton's $39bn bid for one of the country's biggest miners, PotashCorp of Saskatchewan, bowing to gathering protectionist sentiment over the deal.

Potash posts stellar results

Potash Corp, the Canadian miner, yesterday delivered a strong set of numbers to bolster its defence against the $39bn hostile takeover tabled by BHP Billiton.

Canadian pilot jailed for killings

The former commander of Canada's largest air force base said yesterday he deeply regretted his "despicable crimes," moments before he was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years for murdering two women.

Air force pilot admits killing two women

A Canadian commander who once served as pilot for the Queen has pleaded guilty to the murders of two women, the sexual assaults of two others and dozens of breaking and entering charges.

Queen's pilot 'will admit to murder and sex attacks'

The lawyer for a military commander who flew the Queen and other dignitaries around Canada said yesterday that his client will plead guilty to murder, sexual assaults and dozens of breaking and entering charges.

Has TV adventurer found Franklin's lost Arctic expedition?

Bear Grylls and his crew stumble across human bones, the remains of fires and whale-bone tools on a remote Canadian island

One father's two-year hunt for the daughter abducted by her mother

As the number of children kidnapped by a parent soars by 40 per cent, the search for Pearl, now aged six, intensifies.
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