HALIFAX - A member of the Nova Scotia legislature says she has been cyberbullied by a group of people over the past two weeks after someone posted a topless photo of her online.
Lenore Zann says the photo was taken from a scene in the cable TV series "The L Word," in which she played a small part years ago when she was an actress.
She says when the photo was tweeted to her on Nov. 29, she asked the sender to remove the image.
WINNIPEG - A Red Cross study of Manitoba flood evacuees who have been out of their homes for almost three years has found many are on an "emotional roller-coaster" and are adjusting poorly to life in urban Winnipeg.
John Byrne, director general of disaster management, says a needs-assessment conducted by the charitable organization at the behest of the federal government found the prolonged evacuation is taking its toll.
About 2,000 aboriginal people were displaced by the 2011 spring flood.
OTTAWA - The federal government has given the green light to the proposed consolidation of National Defence offices in the Ottawa area.
The reorganization is to be completed by 2019, a move officials say will save $750 million over 25 years.
The consolidation will also save another $160 million in improvements to existing offices that will no longer be needed.
TORONTO, Cananda - Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr has explained for the first time why he pleaded guilty to five war crimes, saying it was because he had been "left with a hopeless choice."
In a new court filing obtained by The Canadian Press, Khadr says he knew the Americans could have held him indefinitely even in the highly unlikely case that he was acquitted.
"I was left with a hopeless choice," Khadr, 27, says in the sworn affidavit.
LAVAL, Que. - Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. is recalling some 76,000 of its Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires in Canada.
Michelin says the recall, which has been reported to Transport Canada, is being issued because an increasing number of the tires are experiencing tread loss or rapid air loss or both.
OTTAWA - The federal government says it is willing to negotiate improvements to its plan to reform First Nations education and has dropped a 2014 deadline for the legislation.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt has written a conciliatory open letter to the Assembly of First Nations, saying the government agrees with key aboriginal conditions set out last month that threatened to derail the reform process.
TORONTO - Ian Troop is out at chief executive officer of the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games organizing committee.
TO2015 says former Ontario deputy minister of health Saad Rafi will take over in January.
In the meantime, board chairman and former Ontario premier David Peterson serves as CEO.
TO2015's board gave no reason for Troop's departure.
The governing Liberals recently landed in hot water over a $7-million bonus package for TO2015 executives, including Troop.
TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. - A 37-year-old Quebecer has been charged with uttering death threats on Facebook against Premier Pauline Marois.
Daniel Brosseau was arrested on Thursday and arraigned in Trois-Rivieres today.
Brosseau is also charged with possession of brass knuckles.
Police seized computer information at his residence.
TORONTO, Cananda - Rob Ford is not commenting on a libel notice brought against him by a reporter who claims the Toronto mayor made remarks on TV that amounted to an accusation of pedophilia against him.
Ford refused to answer questions on Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale's libel notice, which demands the mayor apologize for and retract what Dale calls a "false insinuation."
Meanwhile, the mayor's brother says Ford does not owe Dale an apology.
MONTREAL - The RCMP says charges have been laid against a businessman stemming from the Quebec sponsorship scandal.
Jacques Corriveau is facing charges of fraud against the government, forgery and laundering proceeds of crime.
The charges come after an investigation that was triggered nearly 11 years ago.
The Mounties allege in a news release today that Corriveau set up a kickback system on contracts awarded during the sponsorship program.