March 1st, 2017

National News

Five stories in the news today, March 1

By The Canadian Press on March 1st, 2017

Five stories in the news for Wednesday, March 1: – – – PM TRUDEAU GETS A SHOUT-OUT IN TRUMP SPEECH Prime Minister Juston Trudeau received a surprise shout-out during Donald Trump’s first speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress. The president mentioned Trudeau as he hailed the creation of a a women’s business ... Read More »

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What happens next on NAFTA talks? U.S. Congress is still in the dark

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on March 1st, 2017

WASHINGTON – What happens next for North American trade talks? It’s not just Canadians and Mexicans who’d like to know. So would members of the United States Congress, who actually have a legal role in trade talks. The American law allowing fast-track approval for trade deals sets out two necessary steps involving lawmakers: first, the ... Read More »

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Canadian imprisoned in North Korea meets Swedish ambassador

By The Associated Press on March 1st, 2017

TOKYO – A Canadian man serving a life sentence in North Korea has been allowed to meet with the Swedish ambassador in Pyongyang and telephone his family. Swedish Ambassador Torkel Stiernlof says he met Hyeon Soo Lim, a pastor who was sentenced to life in prison in 2015, for 40 minutes last week. He said ... Read More »

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Retired judge who oversaw RCMP probe to appear at Dunphy police shooting inquiry

By The Canadian Press on March 1st, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The retired judge who oversaw the RCMP investigation into the police shooting of a Newfoundland man is expected to testify today at an inquiry into the death. The Mounties named David Riche to independently oversee their probe into the killing of Don Dunphy. Dunphy was shot in RCMP jurisdiction on Easter ... Read More »

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Kevin O’Leary to fix accounting to ensure private planes meet campaign rules

By The Canadian Press on February 28th, 2017

EDMONTON – Federal Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary says he is going to alter his accounting procedures to make sure he is meeting the rules on using private planes. O’Leary has been using private planes but only charging the campaign the price of a standard airline ticket. That raised questions on whether he was exceeding ... Read More »

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Residential school survivor who wrote memoir dies at the age of 87

By The Canadian Press on February 28th, 2017

PRINCE ALBERT, Canada – A residential school survivor who found a measure of fame late in his life has died. Joseph (Augie) Merasty was living on the streets of Prince Albert, Sask., when he wrote his 2015 memoir “The Education of Augie Merasty.” The book documents a decade of abuse Merasty suffered at a residential ... Read More »

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‘With the help of Justin Trudeau’: Canadian PM gets a shout-out in Trump speech

By The Canadian Press on February 28th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Canada’s prime minister received a shout-out from U.S. President Donald Trump in his first speech Tuesday to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, with a salute to a joint project they recently launched together. The president mentioned Justin Trudeau while highlighting the women’s business group created during the prime minister’s recent visit ... Read More »

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Conservative leadership contenders seek to appeal to party’s heartland

By The Canadian Press on February 28th, 2017

EDMONTON – An appeal to families, an appeal to values, an appeal to the oilpatch and an appeal to Edmonton Oilers fans – Conservative leadership hopefuls are in the party’s heartland, and going straight for its heart. Thirteen of the 14 candidates for the leadership gathered Tuesday to debate a range of issues in Edmonton, ... Read More »

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Toronto’s Alo tops 2017 Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list

By The Canadian Press on February 28th, 2017

Toronto’s Alo has topped the 2017 Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list while Vancouver eatery Kissa Tanto has been named the country’s best new restaurant. Alo, which launched in 2015 with fine-dining tasting menus, made the jump from the seventh spot on last year’s list. It’s the second time in recent months that chef Joel Watanabe’s ... Read More »

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Edmonton man appealing sentence for crash that killed toddler granted bail

By The Canadian Press on February 28th, 2017

EDMONTON – An Edmonton man who is appealing his sentence to the Supreme Court for crashing his SUV onto a patio and killing a toddler has been granted bail. Richard Suter, 62, was initially sentenced to four months in jail along with a 30-month driving suspension after he pleaded guilty to failing to provide a ... Read More »

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