April 13th, 2024

National News

Ottawa to provide $132 million to help people fleeing civil war in Sudan

By Dylan Robertson, The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2024

OTTAWA – International Development Minister Ahmed Hussen is announcing $132 million in aid for people fleeing Sudan’s yearlong civil war. The funding includes $100 million in humanitarian aid for Sudanese who have fled to neighbouring countries as well as those stuck in Sudan amid widescale violence. That aid includes housing, shelter and sanitation services for ... Read More »

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Priest accused of sex assaults against children in Nunavut dies

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2024

The Oblates of Mary Immaculate say a priest accused of sexually abusing Inuit children in Nunavut has died after a long illness. The Oblates say Joannes Rivoire died Thursday. An arrest warrant was issued in 1998 for Rivoire, who was in France, to return to Canada to face at least three charges of sexual abuse. ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Priest accused of sex assaults against children in Nunavut dies

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2024

The Oblates of Mary Immaculate say Johannes Rivoire, a priest accused of sexually abusing Inuit children in Nunavut, has died after a long illness. More coming... Read More »

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Quebec ‘not alone’ in commitment to secularism, says French Prime Minister Attal

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2024

MONTREAL – French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal expressed strong support today for Quebec’s model of state secularism, a policy that has been criticized by the Canadian government. Attal told a news conference with Quebec Premier François Legault in Quebec City that France shares the province’s commitment to religious non-affiliation. The 35-year-old prime minister says secularism ... Read More »

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Trudeau says he doesn’t understand why NDP is pulling back from carbon price support

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2024

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he doesn’t understand why the federal New Democrats are pulling back their support for the carbon price, though he acknowledges they are facing political headwinds. New Democrats have long been supporters of the climate policy, and even campaigned on it in the 2019 election. But this week, the ... Read More »

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Orphaned orca: Rescue attempt begins at remote B.C. lagoon

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2024

ZEBALLOS, B.C. – A rescue attempt to save a killer whale calf stranded in a remote tidal lagoon near Zeballos, B.C. is underway. Road access to the lagoon is blocked by members of the Ehattesaht First Nation, but an official at the scene says an attempt to get the female orca calf out of the ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Rescuers begin attempt to save stranded orphaned B.C. killer whale

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2024

ZEBALLOS, B.C. – A rescue attempt to save a killer whale calf stranded in a tidal lagoon near Zeballos, B.C. is underway this morning. The road access to the lagoon is blocked by members of the Ehattesaht First Nation, but an official at the scene says an attempt to get the female orca calf out ... Read More »

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Spy director stands by bold assertions in CSIS briefing notes on foreign interference

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2024

OTTAWA – The head of Canada’s spy agency says he stands by the stark conclusions contained in a series of briefing notes, including that China “clandestinely and deceptively interfered” in the past two federal votes. But David Vigneault says he also agrees with top bureaucrats who concluded there was no significant threat to Canada’s free ... Read More »

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Nova Scotia mass shooting: RCMP officers cleared of wrongdoing in firehall shooting

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2024

HALIFAX – Ontario’s police watchdog says no criminal charges should be laid against two Mounties who mistakenly shot at a bystander outside a Nova Scotia firehall as they were searching for the man responsible for a mass shooting that would claim 22 lives. In April 2023, Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was mandated to determine ... Read More »

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Smith says she expects Poilievre to work with provinces to give cities housing cash

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2024

OTTAWA – Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she has no problem with Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s proposal to give municipalities a building bonus, so long as he goes through her provincial government. Smith gave a speech to conservatives at an annual networking conference in Ottawa this morning, days after tabling a bill that seeks to ... Read More »

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