April 13th, 2024

National News

Increasing renewable energy to create more conflicts between environmental values

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2024

An Alberta environmental group opposes a solar power project over concerns it would damage antelope habitat and block their migration. Homeowners in the province are fighting a renewable natural gas proposal over fears it would hurt air quality and strengthen already powerful odours. As Alberta slowly builds a climate change-friendly energy grid, conflicts between different ... Read More »

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French PM talks language, secularism, strong ties in speech to Quebec legislature

By Jacob Serebrin, The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2024

MONTREAL – Quebec and France are united by their shared language, culture and values, French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal told the province’s legislature as he addressed members during a speech on Thursday. Attal said France wants to help Quebec protect the French language and he praised Quebec’s refusal to give in to defeat. “Some probably ... Read More »

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Liberals accuse Conservatives of using AI for amendments to jobs bill as votes loom

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2024

OTTAWA – Members of Parliament are expected to vote for up to 15 hours in a row Thursday and Friday on more than 200 Conservative amendments to the government’s sustainable jobs bill. The amendments are what’s left of nearly 20,000 changes the Conservatives proposed to Bill C-50 last fall at a House of Commons committee. ... Read More »

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Conservative immigration policy should focus on the goal of citizenship: Tory critic

By Laura Osman, The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2024

OTTAWA – Conservative immigration critic Tom Kmiec says immigration policy should be focused on the ultimate goal of citizenship. He moderated a panel on the Conservative approach to immigration at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference in Ottawa today. He is criticizing the sharp increase in temporary residents in Canada, as a large number ... Read More »

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French prime minister to address Quebec legislature today, meet with premier

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2024

QUEBEC – French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal is scheduled to address Quebec’s legislature this afternoon. It’s the first speech by a foreign leader at the province’s legislature since then-French president François Hollande addressed the national assembly in 2014. Jacques Palard, a French political scientist, says the visit is a sign the French government wants to ... Read More »

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Conservative, NDP leaders portray starkly different visions for Canada’s future

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2024

OTTAWA – The only thing Pierre Poilievre and Jagmeet Singh had in common Thursday was their timing. Separately but simultaneously, Canada’s federal Conservative and NDP leaders laid out their respective visions for how best to defeat Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. And while each took aim at Trudeau’s record and rallied the party faithful with now-familiar ... Read More »

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House of Commons faces marathon voting session over government’s jobs bill

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2024

OTTAWA – MPs are staring down another voting marathon as the Conservatives push forward with dozens of proposed amendments to the government’s sustainable jobs bill. Bill C-50 is a bureaucratic to-do list outlining how government must help prepare energy workers for the new skills and job requirements that are coming with the global clean-tech economic ... Read More »

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B.C. judge rejects bid to throw out Ibrahim Ali’s conviction for teen girl’s murder

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2024

VANCOUVER – A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has rejected an application to throw out the conviction of Ibrahim Ali for the murder of a 13-year-old in Burnaby, B.C., over what his lawyers say were unreasonable delays in the trial process. Justice Lance Bernard made the ruling, with reasons to follow, moments after defence lawyer ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: B.C. judge rejects bid to throw out Ibrahim Ali’s murder conviction

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2024

VANCOUVER – A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has rejected an application to throw out the conviction of Ibrahim Ali for the murder of a 13-year-old in Burnaby, B.C., over what his lawyers say were unreasonable delays in getting him to trial. Justice Lance Bernard made the ruling, with reasons to follow, moments after defence ... Read More »

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Élections Québec scraps plan to hold internet vote pilot project in 2025

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2024

MONTREAL – Quebec’s elections agency has cancelled a pilot project to test internet voting during the 2025 municipal elections. Élections Québec said in a statement today the companies that answered a call for tenders to set up the infrastructure were not able to meet the necessary requirements. Jean-François Blanchet, head of the organization, says a ... Read More »

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