Stephen Harper

Canada announces money for refuges, but not taking more in

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government announced Saturday that Canada will provide $100 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugee camps but there was no announcement to resettle more refugees in Canada.

Canada has taken in 2,500 refugees. The government announced in January it would accept 10,000 over three years and promised in August to accept an additional 10,000 over four years.

Canadian parliament candidate dropped after urinating video

The tinkling tale of Jerry Bance, who had been filmed while working as an appliance repairman, and the Conservatives' ousting of another candidate Monday caps a bad week for Harper. The prime minister now faces re-election as Canada has entered a recession.

Canada PM triggers election with vote in October

Analysts say the election is a toss-up and Harper faces an uphill battle to form another majority government. If Harper wins he would become the first prime minister since 1908 to win four consecutive elections.

The prime minister dissolved Parliament Sunday in a visit to the governor-general, who serves as Canada's formal but mostly ceremonial head of state.