June 25th, 2018

National News

Alberta Indigenous community welcomes first rainbow Pride crosswalk

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2018

MASKWACIS, Alta. – A rainbow crosswalk in an Indigenous community south of Edmonton might be the first one on a First Nation reserve in Canada. More than 15 volunteers painted the colourful crosswalk in front of the Samson Cree Nation administration building to celebrate Pride Month. Chief Vernon Saddleback said he wants the community to ... Read More »

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Senate on road to another showdown with government over impaired driving bill

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2018

OTTAWA – The Senate has set itself on the road to another potential showdown with the government, passing a gutted version of a bill to tighten impaired driving laws. The upper house approved Bill C-46 on Thursday – minus its centrepiece measure to allow police to conduct random roadside alcohol breath tests. The government has ... Read More »

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Joe Savikataaq, former deputy, chosen new Nunavut premier

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2018

IQALUIT, Nunavut – A new premier who promises to get things done has been chosen by the Nunavut legislature after its members removed the old one from office with a vote of non-confidence. “I will work with cabinet, MLAs and everyone else to get where we want to be,” said Joe Savikataaq as he thanked ... Read More »

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Police searching for suspects after 2 young girls shot in Toronto playground

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2018

TORONTO – Police say two young girls are in hospital after being shot in an east-end Toronto playground. Chief Mark Saunders says some “cowards” came into the neighbourhood Thursday evening and shot the children, though it’s not believed they were the intended targets. Saunders says the younger of the girls is in critical condition and ... Read More »

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Ferguson stands by criticism of Phoenix pay system as incomprehensible failure

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2018

OTTAWA – Auditor general Michael Ferguson is standing by his conclusion that the federal public service’s “obedient” culture led to the “incomprehensible failure” of the Phoenix pay system. Ferguson reiterated his criticisms Thursday before the House of Commons public accounts committee – just two days after the top federal civil servant blasted the auditor general’s ... Read More »

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Some genetically modified wheat found in Alberta, should not impact trade: CFIA

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2018

EDMONTON – Canadian officials say they do not expect any negative impact on grain exports after some unauthorized genetically modified wheat was discovered in southern Alberta. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it has completed tests on wheat found on a farm access road after the plants survived a spraying treatment for weeds. The agency ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Legislature members choose new premier in Nunavut

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2018

IQALUIT, Nunavut – A new premier has been chosen in Nunavut to take over from Paul Quassa who lost his job earlier today in a non-confidence vote. Joe Savikataaq, the deputy premier in Quassa’s cabinet, promised he’d do his best to work with his colleagues. Under Nunavut’s consensus government, the premier and cabinet are chosen ... Read More »

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Stolen golden eagle in B.C. worth $930,450, not $7M, owner claims in lawsuit

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2018

VANCOUVER – The owner of an elaborate golden eagle statue reported stolen in a violent robbery last year now says in court documents the item is worth $930,450, not $7 million as he originally claimed. Ron Shore’s company Forgotten Treasures International Inc. has filed a lawsuit against several insurers for denying his claim over the ... Read More »

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Canada’s billions in fossil fuel subsidies to go under the microscope

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2018

OTTAWA – The federal government has taken a step towards fulfilling it’s promise to get rid of fossil fuel subsidies by agreeing to finally explain how much it actually spends on them. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr was in Argentina on Thursday where he and his Argentinian counterpart announced that each country will conduct a ... Read More »

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Mulcair marks retirement by calling on Canada to be champion of democracy

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2018

OTTAWA – Tom Mulcair was praised by friends and political foes alike Thursday as he prepared to retire from Parliament with a call for Canada to be a champion of democracy in the world. More than a decade after his surprise election in a Montreal riding, which paved the way for the orange wave that ... Read More »

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