August 24th, 2019

National News

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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Feds, First Nations eye first Indigenous self-government agreement in Ontario

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

OTTAWA – Negotiations have concluded on a proposed self-government agreement in Ontario that Ottawa says would be the first of its kind if ratified. Indigenous-Crown Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says the milestone shows groundwork has been laid for First Nations in Ontario to move beyond the Indian Act and toward the goal of self-government. Parliament ... Read More »

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Senate’s new independence so good it should be enshrined in law: Harder

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

OTTAWA – The Liberal government’s representative in the Senate says changes aimed at making the upper chamber a more independent place have worked so well that they should stay. Sen. Peter Harder is urging parties vying for power in the Oct. 21 election to promise to change the law so that future prime ministers would ... Read More »

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People’s Party outlines seats with prominent candidates in bid to enter debates

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

OTTAWA – The upstart People’s Party of Canada is making another bid to get leader Maxime Bernier onto the official debate stage during this fall’s election campaign. The Leaders’ Debates Commission had asked the party to provide a list of three to five candidates it believed had the best chance of winning, which would help ... Read More »

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NAFTA, Hong Kong on agenda for Trudeau-Trump bilateral meeting during G7 summit

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have a tete-a-tete with President Donald Trump this weekend on the margins of the G7 summit in France. White House officials have confirmed the bilateral meeting between the two leaders. Officials say the two will discuss a wide range of issues, in particular their shared commitment to ratifying ... Read More »

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