July 26th, 2016

National News

Despite grumbling in the ranks, Sanders’ army mostly marches with Clinton

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – One man in a Bernie Sanders T-shirt stood outside the arena, telling friends how he’d finally snapped at some of his fellow progressive insurgents who kept heckling throughout the first evening of the Democratic convention. He said he lost his patience when he was jeered for standing to applaud Elizabeth Warren, one of ... Read More »

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Roles reversed: Hillary wins nomination, Bill gives supportive spousal speech

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Young Hillary Rodham’s friends fretted about her hitching her star to a backslapping young boyfriend from Arkansas. They rolled their eyes when she explained why she uprooted her promising career to follow his. “He is going to be president,” her friend Bernard Nussbaum recalls her replying angrily, according to different biographies. “You may ... Read More »

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Edmonton woman who purchased lotto ticket on a whim picks up $21 million prize

By The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2016

EDMONTON – An Edmonton woman who purchased a lottery ticket on a whim while buying milk has picked up a cheque for almost $21 million. Bogumila Mroczkowski won the money in the April 30 Lotto 6/49 draw but chose to accept her winnings on Tuesday. Mroczkowski says she doesn’t usually buy lottery tickets. She says ... Read More »

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Annual review off for mentally ill B.C. father who killed his three children

By The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2016

VANCOUVER – An annual hearing to review the confinement of a mentally ill British Columbia man who killed his three children has been adjourned for 10 months. The province’s Criminal Justice Branch says Allan Schoenborn consented to delaying this Thursday’s hearing while B.C. Crown lawyers seek to have him designated a “high-risk” accused, tightening his ... Read More »

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Chemical, biological and nuclear threats focus of NATO exercise in Alberta

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2016

SUFFIELD, Alta. – The possibility of a terrorist attack using biological or chemical weapons makes the focus of a 15-day NATO training exercise at Canada’s largest training base even more important, says a counterterrorism expert. Even though the majority of recent attacks have involved explosives or armed gunmen, that doesn’t mean a more serious threat ... Read More »

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Alberta court overturns sexual assault acquittal, saying `No does not mean Yes’

By The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2016

EDMONTON – An Alberta judge who overturned a teenager’s acquittal on a sexual assault charge has delivered a scathing “No means No” lesson to a lower-court colleague and his take on how victims are supposed to behave. Justice J.E. Topolniski of the Court of Queen’s Bench says the trial judge was wrong in his interpretation ... Read More »

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Elections watchdog sanctions federal Green party for misleading election poll

By The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2016

GATINEAU, Que. – The federal Green party will have to publish a public apology on its website and in a national news release after Canada’s elections watchdog found that it distributed a misleading poll in Victoria during last October’s election. The Commissioner of Canada Elections says the compliance agreement is the result of a flyer ... Read More »

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Liberals pay $33 million to stay in F-35 program, despite promise not to buy it

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2016

OTTAWA – Canada has so far forked over more than $311 million to develop the F-35 – without any guarantee it will actually buy the multibillion-dollar stealth fighter. The most recent instalment was made June 24, when the Liberal government quietly paid $32.9 million to the U.S. program office overseeing development of the warplane, despite ... Read More »

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Canadian-made robot, named Ludwig, helping assess dementia at retirement home

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2016

TORONTO – A retirement home in north Toronto is preparing to welcome an unusual resident: Ludwig, an artificially intelligent robot. Adorned with spiky mauve-coloured hair, green-tinged eyes and a few quirky facial expressions to mimic a range of emotions, the two-foot-tall robot is made to look and act like a little boy. But his job ... Read More »

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Social media scrutiny of Ghomeshi trial could lead to legal reforms: researcher

By The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2016

HALIFAX – A researcher studying public reaction to the Jian Ghomeshi case says social media scrutiny of the trial could lead to “crowd-sourced reforms” to how the legal system handles sexual assault claims. Mary Rolf, a law student at Dalhouse University, presented her findings in a panel at an international law conference in Halifax Tuesday. ... Read More »

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Canada needs cyberbullying laws that allow for non-criminal solutions: professor

By Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2016

HALIFAX – Canada needs cyberbullying laws that curb unwanted sharing of sexual pictures without always requiring police investigations, a law professor said Tuesday. Nova Scotia had a Cyber Safety Act – the first in Canada – from the fall of 2013 until the legislation was struck down by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia near ... Read More »

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