Twitter users turned to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for tongue-in-cheek fashion advice on Wednesday, the day after he said the niqab, a face covering veil worn by some Muslims, was rooted in an "anti-women" culture.
Canada announced Tuesday new sanctions against Moscow and its sympathizers, including the state oil giant Rosneft, as pro-Russian separatists defied a ceasefire and stormed a flashpoint town in eastern Ukraine.
Canada started the year 2015 with the launch of a new immigration system that will ease the entry of young migrants with high professional qualifications, a substitute for the highly criticised immigration system that was in effect throughout 2014.
Top Canadian security officials are due to testify on Monday before a parliamentary committee about threats facing the nation in the same building where a man described as an homegrown militant opened fire last week as Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with lawmakers.
The gunman in Wednesday`s attack on Canada`s capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a "radicalization process," police said on Thursday.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said that Canada will not be intimidated by the attack on the Parliament and the brazen assault strengthened their resolve to redouble the efforts in fighting terrorism.
Canada's capital was jolted on Wednesday by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on Parliament building in which gunshots were fired outside a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Canadian counterpart John Baird here on Tuesday for a discussion on Canada-India relations to strengthen bilateral economic ties between the two countries.
Canada Friday announced deployment of several dozen members of the Canadian Armed Forces to Iraq to protect Iraqi citizens against Islamic State (IS) and help prevent any further escalation of the humanitarian crisis being caused by those fleeing the group.