August 20th, 2017

National News

American dairy divided: Some want Canada’s supply management left alone in NAFTA

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The American dairy industry is split on the question of Canada’s supply-management system as national negotiators get set to hold their first session on agriculture Saturday in North American free trade talks. A vocal contingent of American farmers actually supports the Canadian system of price-and-import controls and wants their national negotiators to leave ... Read More »

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Quebec’s debate on religious accommodation has migrated to the bus and subway

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

MONTREAL – Quebec’s public transportation systems are the latest target in the ongoing debate in the province over religion and identity. Neither Montreal’s transit authority nor unions representing bus and subway drivers wanted to comment Thursday on speculation that women wearing the Islamic niqab or burqa will be prevented from using public transportation. Justice Minister ... Read More »

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No Canadians reported among dead or injured in Spain terror attack: Global Affairs

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – Global Affairs Canada says there are no reports of Canadians among those killed and injured in a terror attack in Barcelona. Someone drove a van into a crowd on the popular Las Ramblas tourist area near the centre of the city, killing at least 13 people and injuring many more. Global Affairs says ... Read More »

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Ontario man accused of flying to Atlanta to have sex with Georgia girl, 13

By The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Justice says a Canadian man has been charged after allegedly flying to Atlanta in an attempt to have sex with a 13-year-old Georgia girl he met on the internet. Officials say the 53-year-old Ontario man has been arraigned on federal charges of using the internet to entice a child ... Read More »

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Scheer says he won’t do interviews with the Rebel, citing editorial direction

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Thursday he’ll do no further interviews with conservative news outlet the Rebel until it changes its editorial direction, following its coverage of last weekend’s protests in Charlottesville, Va. Scheer’s declaration he’ll stay away was followed hours later by Brian Jean and Jason Kenney, both running for leadership of ... Read More »

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Gusty winds threaten largest wildfires in B.C. as crews work to prevent spread

By The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The weather forecast calls for a cold front, bringing gusty winds to British Columbia that could inflame wildfires that had been stabilized this week. Kevin Skrepnek with the BC Wildfire Service says two of the largest fires in the Thompson Nicola and Cariboo regions have seen little growth since Wednesday. But he ... Read More »

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At least two Quebecers attended white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

By Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – At least two Quebec men have been identified after they travelled south to participate in a white supremacist rally last week in Charlottesville, Va. One of them took to Facebook to express his anger after an anti-fascist group posted a screen capture from the event that showed his face and that of four ... Read More »

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U.S. politics keeping Canadians’ attention off African famine: aid group

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says a federal program to match donations for the East African famine generated $21.3 million from Canadians. The amount is one of the smallest responses to a Canadian government matching donation program since they initiated the idea for the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 – and at least ... Read More »

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Figures show nearly 7,000 asylum seekers nabbed at Quebec border over six weeks

By The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

LACOLLE, Que. – Almost 7,000 asylum seekers have been intercepted at the Quebec-U.S. border in the last six weeks, authorities said Thursday. The RCMP’s Claude Castonguay said the force intercepted more than 3,800 people between Aug. 1 and 15, while the nearly 3,000 in July were almost quadruple the 781 from June. “They’re unprecedented, we’ve ... Read More »

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Teachers knew half of the kids on ill-fated canoe trip had failed swim test:TDSB

By Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

TORONTO – Two teachers knew that nearly half of the 32 students they accompanied on an ill-fated canoe trip earlier this summer had failed a required swim test but allowed them to go anyway, the Toronto District School Board said Thursday. Fifteen-year-old Jeremiah Perry – one of the students who didn’t pass the swim test ... Read More »

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