August 24th, 2019

National News

Ontario shipyard accuses feds of unfairly stacking deck in Davie’s favour

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

OTTAWA – An Ontario shipyard is accusing the federal government of trying to unfairly award Quebec’s Davie Shipbuilding potentially billions of dollars worth of work without a competition. The allegation is contained in a complaint filed by Hamilton-based Heddle Marine to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal this week. Last month, the government asked interested candidates ... Read More »

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Ottawa police charge transit driver with 38 offences in deadly bus crash

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

Ottawa police are charging the driver of a city bus with more than three dozen offences after a deadly crash in January that killed three people and injured 23 others. Aissatou Diallo was initially arrested and questioned after the incident at a transit station in the city’s west end, but released without charges. Police say ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Ottawa police charge transit driver in deadly bus crash

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

Ottawa police are charging the driver of a city bus with more than three dozen offences after a deadly crash in January that killed three people and injured 23 others. Aissatou Diallo was initially arrested and questioned after the incident at a transit station in the city’s west end, but released without charges. Police say ... Read More »

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In the news today, Aug. 23

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

Four stories in the news for Friday, Aug. 23 – – – GRITS DIG UP VIDEO OF SCHEER SPEAKING AGAINST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE Liberals went trolling Thursday for young, progressive-minded voters with 14-year-old video footage of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaking out against same-sex marriage – a tactic that prompted Jagmeet Singh to vow that New ... Read More »

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Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

By Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

OTTAWA – Zuhair Alshaer spends most of his day editing articles and organizing interviews with politicians for his Ottawa-based Arab Canada newspaper, to introduce Arabic-speaking new Canadians to federal politics. The community Alshaer’s paper serves is growing – more immigrants are arriving in Canada from Africa, Asia and the Middle East than ever before, surpassing ... Read More »

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Quebec has accepted 40 per cent fewer skilled workers in first half of 2019

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

MONTREAL – New statistics show Quebec is making good on its promise to reduce its share of immigrants in 2019, but the province has cut deeply in the category of skilled workers, which runs contrary to the government’s stated goals. In the first six months of 2019, the number of immigrants to Quebec in the ... Read More »

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B.C. father charged with murder says he was attacked, daughters killed

By Hina Alam, The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2019

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver Island man accused of killing his two young daughters says he was stabbed in the throat by an unidentified assailant in his apartment and, when he came to, his two girls were dead. Andrew Berry has pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. He broke down on the witness ... Read More »

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Edmonton judge says man criminally responsible for murdering ex-girlfriend

By The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2019

EDMONTON – A judge has ruled an Edmonton man is criminally responsible for killing and mutilating his ex-girlfriend. Court heard that Silva Koshwal stabbed Nadine Skow 101 times in her downtown apartment in 2015. Queen’s Bench Justice Sterling Sanderman found Koshwal guilty earlier this week of second-degree murder, but the defence applied for a not ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan abandons commitment to improve northern airport after crash: chief

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2019

REGINA – A chief of a remote Saskatchewan First Nation says the province’s decision not to help improve an airport runway in his community while doing so in a city outside Regina shows racism. Louie Mercredi of the Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation says the province is abandoning its commitment to develop the runway ... Read More »

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Quebec’s largest school board to respect province’s secularism bill

By The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2019

QUEBEC – Job postings at Quebec’s largest school board have begun including the requirement that new teachers not wear religious symbols or face coverings on the job, in accordance with the province’s new secularism law. The Commission scolaire de Montreal said Thursday it will present a report next week to its council of commissioners to ... Read More »

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