November 25th, 2014

National News

Thousands hold vigil in Toronto for slain Ferguson black teenager

By By Abdul Latheef, The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2014

TORONTO – Thousands braved freezing temperatures in Toronto on Tuesday night to hold a vigil for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager slain by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in August. They gathered across the street from the U.S. Consulate, a day after a grand jury in Missouri decided not to indict Ferguson ... Read More »

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NDP MP who alleged misconduct says she’s open to participating in formal process

By Joan Bryden and Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2014

OTTAWA – An NDP MP who levelled misconduct allegations against a Liberal colleague says she would be interested in participating in an independent House of Commons harassment probe, but doesn’t feel it’s been made clear how she should proceed. The woman, who spoke at length to The Canadian Press on Tuesday, also explained that she ... Read More »

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Newfoundland Liberals pick up two more seats after byelection wins

By The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2014

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador’s Opposition Liberals picked up two more seats in the legislature after a pair of byelection wins on Tuesday. The unofficial results saw Liberal Steve Crocker easily take Trinity-Bay de Verde, picking up 3,074 votes, while Progressive Conservative Ron Johnson finished second with 1,363 votes and NDP candidate Tolson ... Read More »

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5 survivors of air crash in N.W.T. say thanks to rescuers, first responders

By The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2014

FORT SIMPSON, N.W.T. – Five people who survived a plane crash in the Northwest Territories have made their first public statements. Doris Erasmus, Ronnie Antoine, Roy Klondike, Phillip Betthale, and Laura Diamond C say in a statement that the crash on Great Slave Lake on Nov. 20 was “horrific” and traumatic.” The Air Tindi Cessna ... Read More »

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B.C. antiques dealer admits smuggling rhino horns, elephant ivory into Canada

By The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2014

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver-area antiques dealer has pleaded guilty in an American court to attempting to import endangered rhinoceros horns into Canada in a smuggling operation that also saw carved elephant tusks and other items illegally transported across the border. Xiao Ju Guan, also known as Tony Guan, pleaded guilty Tuesday in a New York ... Read More »

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Local fire chief grilled at coroner’s inquest into tragedy at seniors’ home

By Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2014

RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, Que. – The fire chief in the Quebec town of L’Isle-Verte has defended his decisions and his team’s work in fighting a blaze at a seniors’ home last January that killed 32 people. “We have full-time jobs,” Yvan Charron said Tuesday during his appearance at a coroner’s inquest into the tragedy. Charron, a farmer, ... Read More »

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Organizers of Canadian pro-Ferguson rallies ask ‘whites’ to stay in the background

By The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2014

OTTAWA – A suggestion that white and non-black protesters limit their visibility and “stand behind black folks” at vigils in Ottawa and Toronto in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo., has sparked a heated debate on social media. Bilan Arte, one of the Ottawa event organizers, says on the vigil’s Facebook page that “white/non ... Read More »

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B.C. antiques dealer admits attempting to smuggle rhino horns across U.S. border

By The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2014

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver-area antiques dealer has pleaded guilty in an American court to attempting to smuggle items such as rhinoceros horns into Canada. The U.S. Department of Justice says Tony Guan who is from Richmond, B.C., entered a guilty plea in a New York City court to one count of attempted smuggling. The 39-year-old ... Read More »

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Two high-profile municipal candidates in Winnipeg eye political jump

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2014

WINNIPEG – An aboriginal candidate who seemed to come out of nowhere to place a strong third in Winnipeg’s recent mayoral election is eyeing a jump to federal politics and says he’s getting offers from different parties. Robert-Falcon Ouellette, who gained attention with promises to bridge the racial and economic divides in the city, said ... Read More »

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New information surfaces about harassment allegations against Liberal MPs

By Joan Bryden and Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press on November 25th, 2014

OTTAWA – New information has emerged about the explosive allegations of misconduct made by two female New Democrat MPs that prompted Justin Trudeau to suspend two sitting members of Parliament from the Liberal caucus. After one of the women complained directly to the Liberal leader late last month, both women agreed to meet confidentially with ... Read More »

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