November 21st, 2019

National News

‘Still waiting:’ Bombers fan shirks slacks for 18 years waiting for a Grey Cup win

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

WINNIPEG – A casual bet about the Winnipeg Blue Bombers getting the ultimate Canadian Football League win has left one of their most dedicated fans in shorts for the past 18 years. Chris Matthew has optimistically dusted off his old zubaz print pants from the 1980s in preparation of finally covering up his calves as ... Read More »

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The Latest: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils members of his new cabinet

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

OTTAWA – The latest on the unveiling and swearing-in of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet. All times local. 12:45 p.m. The new and returning members of Justin Trudeau’s cabinet are arriving at Rideau Hall. A ceremony where Gov. Gen. Julie Payette will oversee the swearing-in of cabinet ministers is roughly 45 minutes away. Unlike in ... Read More »

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New four-year program aims to keep Toronto kids out of foster care

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

TORONTO – Child welfare organizations in Toronto have launched a new four-year program aimed at supporting at-risk families so children can stay home instead of going into foster care. The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada and the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto say the program will focus on early intervention in specific neighbourhoods of the ... Read More »

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Canada casts controversial vote at UN for Palestinian self-determination

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

OTTAWA – Canada has affirmed it does not share the Trump administration’s view that Israel’s settlements in the West Bank are legal under international law, casting a vote supporting Palestinian self-determination at the United Nations. A senior government official, speaking anonymously because of the sensitivity of the Middle East file, says Canada deemed it necessary ... Read More »

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A brief look at provincial approaches to vaping regulations

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

With the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, or vaping, health organizations across the country have been pressing for action to limit what they see as a health threat – particularly to young Canadians. The following is a brief summary of the regulatory measures provinces and territories have enacted in an attempt to deal with the situation. ... Read More »

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Quebec auditor general says youth protection delays increase risk

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

Quebec’s auditor general is highlighting numerous shortcomings in the management of cases reported to the province’s youth protection agency. In her annual report, Guylaine Leclerc notes the time between the reporting of a case and the taking of necessary measures can be up to 226 days in some regions. Leclerc warns that the longer the ... Read More »

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Military facing likely delay in delivery of new search-and-rescue plane

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

OTTAWA – The Canadian Armed Forces is refusing to accept the first of its new search-and-rescue planes from European manufacturer Airbus because of concerns with the aircraft’s manuals. The new plane was supposed to be delivered to the military by Dec. 1. Exactly how long delivery could be delayed remains unclear as Airbus, the Royal ... Read More »

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Nova Scotia pond billed as the ‘cradle of hockey’ put up for sale

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

WINDSOR, N.S. – A small pond in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, billed as the “cradle of hockey,” is up for sale. Long Pond, on the east side of Windsor, N.S., is recognized by some historians as the birthplace of the game, with evidence indicating a crude version of the sport was played there in the ... Read More »

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Toronto cop who arrested, released McArthur pleads not guilty to disciplinary charges

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

TORONTO – A Toronto police officer involved in the 2016 arrest and release of serial killer Bruce McArthur has pleaded not guilty to disciplinary charges. Lawyer Lawrence Gridin entered the plea this morning on behalf of Sgt. Paul Gauthier during a brief appearance before the Toronto police tribunal. Gauthier is charged with insubordination and neglect ... Read More »

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Government conflict of interest a threat to fish biodiversity: scientists

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

Canada has made disappointingly little progress in preserving the variety of life in its oceans largely because of a contradiction in the federal department that’s supposed to protect it, says a group of senior scientists. “The (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) is charged with conflicting responsibilities,” said Jeff Hutchings, a marine biologist at Dalhousie University ... Read More »

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