March 1st, 2017

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Retired judge questions RCMP probe of fatal Newfoundland police shooting

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The retired judge hired by the RCMP to independently observe its probe into the police shooting of Don Dunphy now says the investigation was biased and that his own report was wrong. “To me, they weren’t pursuing this as diligently as I would have thought,” David Riche told a public inquiry ... Read More »

Weather too cold to fight fire: Only school in Nunavut hamlet badly damaged

KUGAARUK, Nunavut – The only school in a small community in Nunavut has been badly damaged by a fire that could not be contained in frigid temperatures. RCMP say it was -55 C when the fire department in the hamlet of Kugaaruk was called out late Tuesday night. Police say the cold weather caused equipment ... Read More »

Ex-Syria government spokesman takes new stab at diplomacy

GENEVA – Jihad al-Makdissi was once the mouthpiece for the Syrian government. A familiar face at the front lines of spin, he defended the heavy-handed approach of state security and military forces as Arab Spring-inspired protests swept the nation and then degenerated into a horrific civil war. Now, the former government operative and career diplomat ... Read More »

Garneau calls for tough national standard for distracted drivers using cellphones

MONTREAL – Transport Minister Marc Garneau is proposing the creation of a tough national standard to penalize distracted drivers using their cellphones on the road. While dangerous driving is covered under the Criminal Code, cases involving distraction are a provincial responsibility that result in fines and demerit points that vary widely across regions. Garneau last ... Read More »

Winnipeg star Patrik Laine named NHL’s rookie of the month for February

NEW YORK – Winnipeg Jets right-wing Patrik Laine has been named the NHL’s rookie of the month for February. Laine recorded 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in 11 games last month, giving him 56 points in 56 games overall. He leads Toronto’s Auston Matthews by one point in the rookie scoring race. The Finnish ... Read More »

RCMP ordered to pay egregiously harassed force member $141K

TORONTO – Senior RCMP officers harassed a sergeant mercilessly and damaged his career after deciding he had lied to them about his unsuccessful bid to run for the federal Conservatives in 2005, an Ontario judge has ruled. In awarding Sgt. Peter Merrifield $141,000 for his mistreatment, Superior Court Justice Mary Vallee denounced the RCMP’s conduct ... Read More »

Panthers arm for playoff push by getting forward Vanek from Red Wings

Thomas Vanek is on the move again. A person with direct knowledge of the deal has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Detroit Red Wings have reached an agreement to trade the veteran forward to the Florida Panthers for defenceman Dylan McIlgrath. The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because ... Read More »

Outgoing TorStar CEO says successor will have to ‘reflect hard’ on Star Touch

TORONTO – The outgoing CEO of TorStar says his replacement will have to review how much more money to invest in Star Touch, the Toronto Star’s tablet edition that was intended to capture more readers when it launched a year and a half ago. David Holland offered some parting advice during TorStar’s quarterly earnings conference ... Read More »

Canadian pension funds can help rebuild U.S., says Trump transition official

MONTREAL – A former director of U.S. President Donald Trump’s transition team says Canadian pension funds are well-placed to help rebuild America’s aging infrastructure. Dan Slane says funds such as Quebec’s Caisse de depot have the expertise and deep pockets to partner with local U.S. funds to invest in projects such as airports, hospitals and ... Read More »

U.S. treasury secretary welcomes Canada’s Morneau as first foreign visitor

WASHINGTON – The new United States treasury secretary is hosting his first foreign visitor in Washington – and it’s his Canadian counterpart. Steve Mnuchin welcomed Finance Minister Bill Morneau to the treasury building beside the White House. Mnuchin says it’s his first time hosting a visitor, calling it an honour to be receiving Morneau. He ... Read More »