April 21st, 2018

National News

Mike Harris Jr., son of former premier, will run for Tories in Ont. election

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

TORONTO – Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford has appointed candidates in nearly a dozen ridings ahead of the upcoming provincial election, and they include the son of a former premier. With Ontarians set to go to the polls on June 7, the PCs released a statement Saturday announcing 11 appointees for ridings where a ... Read More »

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Child’s body found in river downstream from where boy went missing during flood

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

Ontario Provincial Police say a fisherman has found the body of a child in the Grand River, 13 kilometres downstream from where a three-year-old boy went missing during a flood in February. Police say the fisherman found the body at around 3 p.m. today near Orangeville, Ont., and it is being transported to a coroner’s ... Read More »

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Quebec minister calls for inquiry into two-year-old girl’s stabbing death

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

Quebec’s minister for youth protection is asking for an inquiry into the death of a two-year-old girl who died in hospital after being found in a garbage can. Lucie Charlebois says she’s asking the province’s independent youth and human rights commission to look into Rosalie Gagnon’s death and find out what services her family had ... Read More »

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Tories still Harper’s party, Trudeau tells Liberals at national convention

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

HALIFAX – Justin Trudeau says the Conservatives have learned nothing from their 2015 election defeat and are still practising the politics of fear and division. The prime minister launched a full-frontal assault on the official Opposition Saturday as he delivered a partisan stemwinder designed to rally Liberal troops in advance of next year’s federal election. ... Read More »

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Bashir Makhtal, Canadian man imprisoned in Ethiopia for 11 years, back in Canada

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

TORONTO – Amnesty International says a Canadian man who was held in an Ethiopian prison for more than 11 years has arrived in Toronto after being released earlier in the week. Bashir Makhtal was sentenced to life in prison on terrorism-related charges in 2009 following a trial that was denounced by Amnesty International as “unfair” ... Read More »

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Victoria teen’s accidental overdose started with prescription drugs, parents say

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

VICTORIA – The parents of a Victoria teen who died from an accidental overdose yesterday say they felt trapped by a medical system that didn’t give them a say in their son’s painkiller prescriptions. Sixteen-year-old Elliot Eurchuk died at his home after taking street drugs his parents believe he was using to help him sleep. ... Read More »

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Trade missions for women, Indigenous and LGBTQ interests in 2018: minister

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

HALIFAX – Canada’s minister of international trade says the Liberal government will lead the first trade missions for women, Indigenous and LGBTQ businesses and entrepreneurs later this year. Francois-Philippe Champagne made the announcement in a speech promoting a progressive international trade agenda at the Liberal national convention in Halifax. Champagne has not released details about ... Read More »

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Trudeau, Hehr attend party training session on sexual harassment

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

HALIFAX – Justin Trudeau and Kent Hehr – a former minister who resigned from the prime minister’s cabinet over allegations of inappropriate conduct with women – were among the Liberals who attended a sexual harassment training session Saturday. The hour-long session, which was closed to the media, marked the first time the ruling party has ... Read More »

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Five things to know about the ongoing influx of asylum seekers in Canada

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

OTTAWA – The number of illegal border crossings is up significantly this year compared with the same period last year, so federal and law enforcement officials have been preparing for possibility of another spike as the weather warms up. Departmental, RCMP and border officials provided a technical briefing this week on the plans they have ... Read More »

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MDA president says having parent firm in United States won’t affect Canadian jobs

By Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

MONTREAL – The president of Canadarm-builder MDA says setting up the company’s parent firm in the United States won’t have any impact on jobs in Canada. In October 2017, MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, based in Richmond, B.C., became Maxar Technologies Ltd. after it acquired DigitalGlobe, an American satellite imaging company. Maxar’s headquarters were in San ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Friday night’s $33 million Lotto Max jackpot

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $33 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Apr. 27 will grow to approximately $50 million, and there will be two Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each up for grabs... Read More »

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