News for Youse: Joyce Murray eyes leadership and Rona Ambrose votes with anti-abortionists
Murray may seek leadership Vancouver Quadra Liberal MP Joyce Murray says she's exploring whether to run for the leadership of her party. More information is available here.
Conservatives disagree with Harper MPs voted 203-91 against a motion to launch a legal debate over when human life begins. Several cabinet ministers—including Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose and Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney—voted for the measure, which was opposed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Direct action promised Aboriginal people say that outsiders, including the builder of the Pacific Trail natural-gas pipeline, will need "free, prior, and informed consent" before they will be allowed onto Wet'suwet'en territory. More information is available here.
Maple Ridge fire A blaze destroyed four homes under construction and damaged an occupied residence in a Maple Ridge subdivision yesterday, but nobody was hurt.
Obama pulls ahead A Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS poll shows that President Barack Obama has a nine-point lead in Florida, a 10-point lead in Ohio, and 12-point lead in Pennsylvania—all crucial swing states in the November presidential election.
Heywood death questioned The BBC has reported that a Chinese forensic scientist has thrown cold water on the government's claim that businessman Neil Heywood was murdered by cyanide poisoning. This led to the conviction of Gu Kailai, wife of former Chongquing Communist party boss Bo Xilai.
NFL settles Regular referees will be back on the job at NFL football games after the league reached a deal with locked-out officials.
Tycoon offers money for marriage Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao has offered $65 million to any man who marries his lesbian daughter, Gigi Chao.