October 20th, 2014

National News

Coalition for Quebec’s Future retains riding near Quebec City

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

LEVIS, Que. – Quebec’s third-placed party retained a stronghold in a provincial byelection on Monday that was called after one of its most prominent members stepped down. Francois Paradis captured about 45 per cent of the vote for the Coalition for Quebec’s Future to outdistance Liberal candidate Janet Jones, who had just more than 30 ... Read More »

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Bernard Drainville to run for Parti Quebecois leadership

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

MONTREAL – The man behind Quebec’s doomed values charter confirmed Monday he will seek the leadership of the Parti Quebecois. Bernard Drainville said he will officially launch his campaign next Sunday in his Montreal-area riding of Marie-Victorin. Drainville, 51, picked up his candidacy papers at PQ headquarters and said he made the decision to run ... Read More »

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Family condemns RCMP response during B.C. manhunt that ended with suspect dead

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

VANCOUVER – The family of a B.C. man who was shot by the RCMP during a manhunt says police failed to attempt to end the ordeal peacefully and that it amounted to an execution. Peter de Groot was killed last week, several days after he disappeared in the bush over a confrontation with the police ... Read More »

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PMO says man in attack against Canadian Forces members had ‘become radicalized’

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. – A man who died from police gunfire after he struck two members of the Canadian Forces with his car had “become radicalized,” the Prime Minister’s Office said Monday. “The individual who struck the two CAF members with his car is known to federal authorities, including the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team,” said ... Read More »

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Ebola-infected countries could export up to three cases per month: study

By Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

TORONTO – The countries at the heart of West Africa’s Ebola epidemic may export up to three cases a month to other parts of the world, and the figure will rise if the outbreak spreads further, a new study suggests. The work, led by Toronto-based researcher Dr. Kamran Khan, predicts the world may see an ... Read More »

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RCMP ‘executed’ B.C. man after search in the woods: family

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

VANCOUVER – The family of a B.C. man who was shot by the RCMP during a manhunt that shut down a small town says police failed to attempt to end the ordeal peacefully and instead “executed” him. Peter de Groot was killed last week, several days after he disappeared in the bush over a confrontation ... Read More »

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Suspect dies after ‘possible terror attack’ on 2 Canadian Forces members

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. – Quebec police say a motorist is dead from gunshot wounds and that he struck two members of the Canadian Forces with his car in an incident an MP cited in the Commons as a “possible terror attack.” Provincial police Lt. Michel Brunet told a news conference the man died a few hours ... Read More »

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Federal Conservatives under fire after ‘blind luck’ keeps drifting ship afloat

By Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

OTTAWA – Opposition critics say B.C.’s northern coast dodged a bullet this week when a disabled cargo ship drifted dangerously close to the shores of Haida Gwaii. The Russian-flagged Simushir has been safely towed to Prince Rupert by a commercial U.S. tug but New Democrats and Liberals in Ottawa say the incident doesn’t bode well ... Read More »

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B.C.’s LNG emissions law greenest, cleanest in the world: environment minister

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

VICTORIA – Environment Minister Mary Polak says new legislation governing greenhouse gas emissions from liquefied natural gas plants sets pollution benchmarks that will establish the British Columbia industry as the cleanest in the world. Polak tabled the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act Monday, saying B.C.’s emission benchmarks will be lower than any other ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Suspect dies after “possible terror attack” on 2 Canadian Forces members

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. – Quebec provincial police say a motorist is dead from gunfire after he struck two members of the Canadian Forces with his car in an incident an MP cited in the Commons as a “possible terror attack.” Lt. Michel Brunet says the 25-year-old man died a few hours after being shot in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, ... Read More »

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