July 21st, 2019

National News

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

By The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2019

TORONTO – The names of the two people killed in a public shooting in Toronto’s Greektown last year were read aloud as a ceremony meant to honour their memory began Sunday afternoon. Those gathered held a moment of silence to pay tribute to 18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis, as well as the 13 ... Read More »

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The bug: 29 former MPs among declared candidates for fall election

By Christian Paas-Lang, The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2019

OTTAWA – Among those vying for seats in the federal election this fall are dozens of candidates who have already held the job. There are 29 former MPs among the currently nominated candidates for the major parties. Most are members who were defeated in 2015 and are looking to regain their former seats in a ... Read More »

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O’Regan to visit Attawapiskat at request of chief: minister’s office

By The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2019

OTTAWA – The office of Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan says he will be visiting Attawapiskat First Nation at the request of the community’s chief. The northern Ontario reserve declared a state of emergency earlier this month due to concerns about chemical levels in the water. Earlier this week, NDP MPs Charlie Angus and Tracey ... Read More »

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Trudeau’s former right-hand adviser playing role in Liberal election campaign

By The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2019

OTTAWA – A Liberal party official is confirming that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former principal secretary Gerald Butts is playing a key role in the party’s election campaign. With three months to go now until election day, the Liberals are intensifying their campaign efforts, with Trudeau himself hitting party events to drum up support among ... Read More »

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Off Canada’s East Coast, a hunt to detect ‘beautiful’ great white sharks

By Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2019

HALIFAX – The great white sharks move torpedo-like through East Coast waters, cruelly efficient hunters with multiple rows of serrated teeth devouring seals and other prey. But the “fascinating” creatures are themselves being closely watched by international teams of scientists who are attempting to document their apparent renaissance in the northwest Atlantic. “We are seeing ... Read More »

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May says Greens will work with any party that has a serious plan for the climate

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2019

OTTAWA – With three months until Canadians vote in the next federal election, Green party leader Elizabeth May says her big hope for the final result is a minority government over which she can exert some influence. In fact, May thinks that influence could even get the Conservatives to drop their dyed-in-the-wool opposition to carbon ... Read More »

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Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

By Camille Bains, The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2019

VANCOUVER – Japanese Canadians across the country are meeting to discuss how an apology by the British Columbia government could be backed by meaningful action for those who were placed in internment camps or forced into labour because of racist policies during the Second World War. The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism ... Read More »

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‘Us and them’: influence of Quebec anglos on decline with new Coalition government

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2019

MONTREAL – Last March, Quebec Premier Francois Legault made a mocking remark in the legislature that the Liberals are still talking about. Responding to a question from interim Liberal Leader Pierre Arcand, a grinning Legault replied: “I’m not sure if I should be speaking in French or in English to the Liberal party today, so ... Read More »

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Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

By The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2019

OTTAWA – The federal government is fighting a proposed class-action lawsuit against the RCMP over bullying and intimidation of members, saying the national police force already has a comprehensive policy on harassment and the Mounties have made considerable strides toward modernization. In a submission to the Federal Court of Canada, lawyers representing the attorney general ... Read More »

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Ontario ticket claims Saturday night’s $9 million Lotto 649 jackpot

By The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2019

TORONTO – A ticket holder somewhere in Ontario claimed Saturday night’s $9.1 million Lotto 649 jackpot. The draw’s guaranteed $1 million prize also went to an Ontario player. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on July 24 will be approximately $5 million... Read More »

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