November 21st, 2019

National News

Trudeau builds a cabinet and hockey stops using ‘midget’; In-The-News Nov. 20

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 20. What we are watching in Canada … OTTAWA – It will be all business this afternoon when the prime minister unveils a cabinet to navigate ... Read More »

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Trudeau to take sober approach to unveiling new cabinet for minority mandate

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

OTTAWA – It will be all business this afternoon when Justin Trudeau unveils a cabinet to navigate a new era of minority government in a bitterly divided country. Forget the theatricality and sunny optimism of 2015. Adoring crowds thronged the grounds of Rideau Hall, cheering as the new Liberal prime minister and his gender-equal team ... Read More »

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Bitfarms still betting on Quebec despite growing pains in cryptocurrency field

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

MONTREAL – Bitfarms marketed itself last spring as a socially conscious company, harnessing unused, sustainable hydroelectricity to help power Quebec’s digital economy while also providing much-needed revenue for the province’s struggling regions. But since that time, the cryptocurrency mining firm has run into difficulties. Bitfarms lost its president and co-founder last month, along with three ... Read More »

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B.C. man who murdered hitchhiking Belgian tourist gets life sentence

By The Canadian Press on November 19th, 2019

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – A British Columbia man who murdered a Belgian tourist has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 23 years. Sean McKenzie, who is 27, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Amelie Sakkalis in September. Sakkalis’ body was found near Highway 1, ... Read More »

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Notley kicked out of legislature for comment on election watchdog firing bill

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on November 19th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley has been kicked out of the legislature chamber after she refused to apologize for comments about the United Conservative government’s plan to fire the province’s election watchdog. Notley told the house Tuesday that Government House Leader Jason Nixon was making misleading statements on proposed legislation that would ... Read More »

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Employee takeover of insolvent Quebec media group at risk of collapse

By The Canadian Press on November 19th, 2019

Employee efforts to take over an insolvent Quebec newspaper group are at risk of falling apart despite support from the Quebec government. Desjardins Group has walked away from a project to support Groupe Capitales Medias, a move that has prompted union institutional investor the Solidarity Fund to question its own participation. Desjardins, the Solidarity Fund ... Read More »

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Survey reveals high levels of psychological distress among Quebec students

By The Canadian Press on November 19th, 2019

MONTREAL – A wide-ranging survey completed by roughly 24,000 Quebec university students revealed a high percentage of respondents said they suffered from some kind of mental health problem. Fifty-eight per cent of respondents received a score indicating they had a high level of psychological distress, according to the survey prepared by the Quebec Student Union, ... Read More »

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Notley kicked out of Alberta legislature for comment on election watchdog firing

By The Canadian Press on November 19th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley has been kicked out of the legislature chamber after she refused to apologize for comments about the United Conservative government firing the province’s election watchdog. Notley told the house that Government House Leader Jason Nixon was making misleading statements on why the government was firing Lorne Gibson ... Read More »

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Brewing battle over future of NATO creates minefield for Canada

By The Canadian Press on November 19th, 2019

OTTAWA – There are fears a brewing battle over the future of NATO could have major implications for Canada, which has relied on the military alliance as a cornerstone of its security, protection and influence in the world for decades. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to travel to London next month where comments by ... Read More »

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Little progress in preventing sudden infant deaths since last report: BC Coroner

By The Canadian Press on November 19th, 2019

VICTORIA – There’s been no change in the number of babies dying in their sleep five years after British Columbia’s coroners’ services made recommendations to stem the trend. The service says its death review panel found about 23 infants under the age of one die unexpectedly while sleeping each year. The panel studied 141 sleep-related ... Read More »

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