September 23rd, 2017

National News

Mounties make deal to transfer Louis Riel items to future Metis facility

By The Canadian Press on September 23rd, 2017

WINNIPEG – Three items, including a crucifix, that belonged to North-West Rebellion leader Louis Riel, which have been held by the RCMP for decades, will soon return to Metis possession. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brosseau and Manitoba Metis Federation president David Chartrand signed a memorandum of understanding on Saturday that will see the items transferred ... Read More »

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Site C dam project draws criticism at Vancouver public input session

By The Canadian Press on September 23rd, 2017

VANCOUVER – Critics of an $8.8-billion dam project in British Columbia voiced concerns over the long-term costs of the project during the first in a series of public input session. The province’s new NDP government directed the BC Utilities Commission to review the economic viability of the Site C hydroelectric dam project that was initiated ... Read More »

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Montrealers rally in solidarity with Catalan independence movement

By Vicky Fragasso-Marquis, The Canadian Press on September 23rd, 2017

MONTREAL – More than 150 people gathered in front of Montreal’s Spanish consulate Saturday to express their solidarity with the Catalan independence movement. Organizers also denounced what they describe as the Canadian government’s timid response to the intensifying Spanish crackdown ahead of a planned Oct. 1 referendum. The Spanish government has increased its suppression of ... Read More »

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Justin Trudeau pays tribute at funeral for Liberal MP Arnold Chan

By Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press on September 23rd, 2017

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was one of the scores of people paying tribute at the funeral for Liberal MP Arnold Chan Saturday morning in Toronto. Chan, the member of parliament for Scarborough-Agincourt, died of cancer earlier this month at age 50. Trudeau was one of several speakers at the ceremony, along with Chan’s ... Read More »

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Evidence of invasive grass carp signals threat to Lake Erie

By John Seewer, The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

TOLEDO, Ohio – Researchers have fresh evidence that invasive grass carp are swimming and spawning near the mouth of a river that flows into Lake Erie. Their next step is figuring out how to stop it from gaining a foothold and devouring wetland plants along the shoreline and underwater vegetation in the lake that shelters ... Read More »

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U.S. unlikely to accept NAFTA gender chapter with teeth: trade experts

By Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press on September 23rd, 2017

OTTAWA – The Liberals want a feminist North American Free Trade Agreement, but trade experts say that will depend on reassuring the United States no one could use it to hold their feet to the fire. “I think U.S. support for such a chapter (on gender equality) would hinge upon the soft or hard nature ... Read More »

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Prairies ticket claims Friday night’s $60 million Lotto Max jackpot

By The Canadian Press on September 23rd, 2017

TORONTO – A ticket purchased in the Prairies claimed Friday night’s colossal $60 million Lotto Max jackpot. There were also 15 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each up for grabs and three of them were won by ticket holders in Quebec, Ontario and the Prairies... Read More »

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Government will move forward with process to put Ukraine on weapons export list: Trudeau

By The Canadian Press on September 22nd, 2017

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadian government will place Ukraine on a list of countries to which it will permit certain weapons exports. Trudeau made the comments after a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Toronto on Friday. Trudeau says the government has begun to move forward with the lengthy process ... Read More »

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B.C. court halts extradition of pair on way to India to face murder charges

By Camille Bains, The Canadian Press on September 22nd, 2017

VANCOUVER – A defence lawyer says the extradition of two British Columbia residents to India to face murder charges was challenged in court because the federal justice minister’s decision to surrender the pair failed to consider new information. Michael Klein said Surjit Singh Badesha and Malkit Kaur Sidhu were being escorted to India via Toronto ... Read More »

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Ontario police transfer Amber Alert suspect into Quebec police custody

By The Canadian Press on September 22nd, 2017

MONTREAL – Ontario provincial police say they transferred the suspect at the centre of last week’s Amber Alert case into the custody of Quebec authorities. The 41-year-old suspect was transported by ambulance to a Quebec hospital under Quebec provincial police escort, Ontario police say in a news release Friday. The suspect had allegedly been in ... Read More »

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Ontario premier says she was misunderstood by Quebec party leader during meeting

By Caroline Plante, The Canadian Press on September 22nd, 2017

QUEBEC – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne contradicted the leader of one of Quebec’s opposition parties Friday, saying he misunderstood their private conversation and shouldn’t have publicly revealed its contents on the internet. On Thursday, the leader of the Coalition for Quebec’s Future (CAQ) published a tweet congratulating himself for having interested Wynne in his party’s ... Read More »

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