November 21st, 2019

National News

Woman calls 911 to say she was late for train, asks police for ’emergency ride’

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2019

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A 911 call from a woman who was running for a train has prompted police in southern Ontario to remind people that the number is meant for emergencies only. In audio posted on Twitter by Peel Regional Police on Thursday, the caller says she’s in a taxi on her way to catch ... Read More »

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Ford says he’s learning French, offers a ‘bonjour, comment ca va’ as evidence

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2019

TORONTO – Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he is working on learning French and thinks it will be “pretty easy” to pick up. He told Radio-Canada during the Progressive Conservative leadership race last year that he would be willing to learn it. Ford said at the time that he wanted to be able to communicate ... Read More »

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Politically motivated: Lawsuit seeks to quash ‘anti-Alberta’ inquiry

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2019

EDMONTON – An environmental law firm is asking a court to strike down Alberta’s inquiry into the role of foreign money financing the activities of charities opposing the oilsands. In its application, Ecojustice claims the province’s inquiry into what it calls anti-Alberta activities is politically motivated, prejudges its conclusions and is outside provincial jurisdiction. The ... Read More »

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Bars in Quebec town to give free non-alcoholic drinks to designated drivers

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2019

LAVAL, Que. – Police in Laval, Que., are fighting impaired driving by teaming up with 24 bars in the city to offer free non-alcoholic drinks to designated drivers. The initiative provides a driver – accompanied by at least two friends – with a bracelet upon their arrival at the bar allowing them to get free ... Read More »

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Liberals open to changing federal laws at heart of western anger: Carr

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2019

OTTAWA – The federal government’s new western outreach ambassador says there might be room to look at changing legislation at the heart of anger towards the Liberal government in Canada’s West. Manitoba MP Jim Carr is no longer in cabinet, but he has a new role helping the government as Justin Trudeau’s special representative for ... Read More »

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Ontario Premier Ford to meet Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa on Friday

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2019

TORONTO – Ontario Premier Doug Ford will be meeting Friday in Ottawa with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Ford says he will deliver a simple message that Ontario looks forward to working with the re-elected Liberal government. The province also announced today that it is creating a council on provincial-federal relations, headed up by Ford. Ford ... Read More »

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Daughter of wrongfully convicted man had police job dropped as she helped father

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

HALIFAX – As she was fitted for a crisp new uniform in 2017, Amanda Assoun thought her lifelong dream of becoming a Halifax police officer was coming true. But five days later, a one-line note confirmed for her that there was no escaping her last name. The Nov. 22 message from Insp. Reid McCoombs to ... Read More »

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Hockey’s cradle up for sale and pantless in Winnipeg; In-The-News Nov. 21

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2019

In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 21. What we are watching in Canada … OTTAWA – Gov. Gen. Julie Payette is honouring 39 people with the Order of Canada this morning, including ... Read More »

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Actor’s complaint of racial discrimination against Victoria theatre to proceed

By Amy Smart, The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2019

VANCOUVER – When Ravi Jain heard about the experience of an actor in Victoria who alleges she was denied an opportunity to audition for a role in “Les Belles-soeurs” (The Sisters-in-Law) because she is black, it was a familiar story. Jain, who is the founding artistic director of Why Not Theatre in Toronto, says some ... Read More »

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Shatner, Obomsawin among 39 inductees to Order of Canada today

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2019

OTTAWA – Gov. Gen. Julie Payette is honouring 39 people with the Order of Canada this morning, including actor William Shatner, writer Ann-Marie MacDonald and lawyer James Lockyer. Shatner is being given one of Canada’s highest civilian honours for his 60-year career in theatre, television and film; MacDonald for her art and advocacy for women ... Read More »

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