January 20th, 2018

National News

Women march a year after Trump inauguration with renewed calls for equality

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

Thousands of Canadian women looked to the future while acknowledging the past on Saturday as they took to the streets for a second co-ordinated round of protest marches. The scenes in at least 38 communities coast to coast were reminiscent of the women’s marches that sprang up around the globe a year ago this weekend ... Read More »

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Women’s marches underway in Canadian cities, a year after Trump inauguration

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

Women are gathering in dozens of communities across the country today to continue a movement that started a year ago when Donald Trump was inaugurated as U.S. president. Organizers say they feel a sense of momentum they could not have predicted when they first took to the streets last January. At that time, more than ... Read More »

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P.E.I. legion to apologize after Sikh man reportedly asked to remove headdress

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

TIGNISH, P.E.I. – The president of a P.E.I. branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is expected to apologize after a Sikh man was reportedly asked to remove his religious head covering and heckled with racist remarks. Jaswinder Singh Dhaliwal told the Charlottetown Guardian that he was playing pool with friends at the legion in Tignish ... Read More »

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Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

By Ibrahim Abdul'Aziz And Sam Olukoya, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

YOLA, Nigeria – Two Canadians and two Americans who were kidnapped in Nigeria’s north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday. Police and a special anti-kidnapping squad rescued the foreigners in the Kagarko local government area Friday night after a massive manhunt, state police commissioner Agyole Abeh ... Read More »

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Women’s marches planned for Canadian cities today, a year after Trump inauguration

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

Dozens of communities across Canada will host women’s marches today, a year after the historic rallies that coincided with Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president. Organizers say they feel a sense of momentum they could not have predicted when they first took to the streets a year ago. At that time, more than half a ... Read More »

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Police say Canadians, Americans abducted in Nigeria freed and in good condition

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

LAGOS, Nigeria – A Nigerian police spokesman says two Canadians and two Americans who were kidnapped in north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been released. Kaduna state police spokesman Mukhtar Aliyu says they were freed Friday night and are in good condition. He says they have been taken to the capital, Abuja, where they are ... Read More »

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Cdn-born Israeli MP espouses gender equality, pro-pot and LGBTQ agenda

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

OTTAWA – In a year when the Harvey Weinstein scandal enabled women to uncloak years of unspoken sexual misconduct by prominent men, Toronto-born Sharren Haskel recalls the moment when she found her power. She was 18, and had left home for the first time to start her mandatory service in the Israel Defence Forces. She ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Friday night’s $15 million Lotto Max jackpot

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $15 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Jan. 16 will be approximately $24 million... Read More »

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Minister, board urge B.C. school trustee to resign over LGBTQ remarks

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – British Columbia’s education minister is joining calls for a school board member to step down after the trustee said education policies aimed at supporting LGBTQ students amount to child abuse. The Chilliwack Board of Education passed a motion Thursday asking trustee Barry Neufeld to resign over the comments he made on Facebook, ... Read More »

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Lac-Megantic residents say wrong people accused, company responsible for disaster

By Giuseppe Valiante and Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – A Quebec man whose kid sister was one of 47 people killed in the Lac-Megantic tragedy says the three men acquitted Friday should have never been put on trial. “I think, very sincerely, that since the day of the accident, these people have been living in purgatory and it must have been extremely ... Read More »

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Quebec teen says smartphone rules are too tough in letter to school board

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

SAGUENAY, Que. – A Quebec teen thinks his school’s policy of seizing smartphones belonging to students caught using them in class goes too far. Vincent Duguay, 15, challenged his school’s cellphone policy with a cease-and-desist letter sent to the local school board this week. His legal letter says it’s unconstitutional for a school to create ... Read More »

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