August 23rd, 2019

National News

Trade to dominate Trudeau-Trump bilateral meeting during G7 summit

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

BIARRITZ, France – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived Friday for this weekend’s long-awaited G7 summit in France, where he plans to try to shore up Canada’s trade and economic interests in one-on-one meetings with several world leaders before the official gathering gets underway. White House officials have confirmed Trudeau will have a tete-a-tete with President ... Read More »

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Ottawa ready to pass law forcing CN to restore rusting Quebec Bridge

By Catherine Levesque, The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

Ottawa says its ready to take ownership of the aging Quebec Bridge or pass legislation forcing the Canadian National Railway to restore the historic structure. Quebec City leaders have been trying for years to have the steel cantilever bridge repainted. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in 2015 to get the job done, and on Friday ... Read More »

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Court battle over birth certificate ends with father’s name left off

By Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

MONTREAL – Quebec’s highest court has weighed in on a legal battle surrounding the birth certificate of a young girl, overturning a lower court ruling that had seen the girl’s biological father recognized on the document over her non-biological mother. The Aug. 16 ruling stated that the girl’s non-biological mother – who has since transitioned ... Read More »

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RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

By Joe Fries, Penticton Herald, The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

PENTICTON, B.C. – RCMP east of Vancouver were involved in a cross-border drug bust this summer that involved nearly 300 kilograms of meth, more than 100 guns and an aerial chase between a police plane and a helicopter. Details of the bust are in paperwork filed at the Penticton Law Courts to support multiple search ... Read More »

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Third-party buys billboard to promote Bernier’s anti-mass immigration stance

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

OTTAWA – A billboard with Maxime Bernier’s face and a slogan advocating against mass immigration has appeared in Halifax. The ad prompts people to vote for the People’s Party of Canada and reads “Say NO to Mass Immigration.” A third-party advertising group, True North Strong & Free Advertising Corp., paid for the billboard. The organization ... Read More »

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Ottawa said ready to pass law forcing CN to restore rusting Quebec Bridge

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

QUEBEC – The federal government says it is ready to pass a law forcing the Canadian National Railway to restore the historic Quebec Bridge. Three federal ministers announced today they have appointed a special negotiator to seek a deal with CN, the bridge’s owner. Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and Families Minister ... Read More »

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Crown counsel begins cross-examination of B.C. father accused of killing daughters

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

VANCOUVER – A father from Vancouver Island who is accused of murdering his two young daughters has ended the first part of his testimony by reiterating that he did not kill his girls. Andrew Berry is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of six-year-old Chloe Berry and four-year-old Aubrey Berry on Christmas Day ... Read More »

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Police looking for convicted murderer who left minimum security unit

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

DORCHESTER, N.B. – Police in New Brunswick are looking for a convicted murderer from Dorchester Penitentiary who failed to return to a minimum-security unit after he was granted an unescorted temporary absence. The Correctional Service of Canada says 66-year-old Jack Woods is serving an indeterminate sentence for manslaughter and second-degree murder. The agency says Woods ... Read More »

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G7 leaders should step up own climate plans to help the Amazon, Greenpeace says

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

OTTAWA – Greenpeace officials in Canada and abroad say G7 leaders wanting to help stop the Amazon rainforest from burning need to look at their own backyards as the place to start. A record number of fires burning in the rainforest in Brazil this month is raising serious concerns about the planet’s health. About one-fifth ... Read More »

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Code Orange: inside a Toronto hospital’s preparation for the next catastrophe

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

TORONTO – The warning signalling a mass casualty situation blares out from the overhead speakers in the emergency department at St. Michael’s Hospital minutes before the first patient shuffles in with painted-on scrapes and bruises talking about an explosion. Staff at the downtown Toronto facility hear the declaration of a “code orange” and whir into ... Read More »

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