Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifteenth NewsWatch-

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A Quebec judge says a man convicted of trying to leave Canada to join the Islamic State showed "total adherence'' to the principals and goals of the terrorist organization, and that justifies a nine-year-prison sentence.

Judge Serge Delisle also says there has been no evidence presented on Ismael Habib's prospects for rehabilitation.

The 29-year-old Quebec man was convicted in June, more than two years after being arrested in an R-C-M-P-led sting.

Police say he told an undercover agent he wanted to travel to Syria to join ISIL.

The time Habib has already spend in custody will be deducted from the sentence, leaving him with just over six-and-a-half years left to serve. (15)



Information technology companies say Canadian NAFTA negotiators aren't doing enough to ensure domestic privacy rights, or ensure Canadian companies can compete in the growing digital economy.

They say Canada appeared unprepared for an American proposal forbidding the storage of sensitive data in computing facilities on Canadian soil, and may concede to the demand in exchange for concessions in the auto and agriculture sectors.

The issue is so-called "data localization," which would allow the government to protect the personal information of Canadians -- especially health and financial records -- from unwanted American intrusion, by storing it in Canada. (15)


(RCMP-Labour-Trial) (Audio: 111)

The widow of one of three Mounties killed in a shooting rampage in Moncton three years ago says the policing community has been hurt by the R-C-M-P's decision to fight Labour Code charges against the force.

Today, a New Brunswick court judge convicted the national police force of failing to provide its members with adequate equipment and training.

Angela Gevaudan -- whose husband, Constable Fabrice Gevaudan, was killed -- says she feels vindicated by the ruling. …

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