April 26th, 2015

National News

Police advising caution after 2 homeless men killed in downtown Winnipeg

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2015

WINNIPEG – Police in Winnipeg are advising the homeless to use caution in the wake of two homicides. Police say the bodies of two homeless men were found on Saturday behind buildings in the downtown area. Investigators say the body of an older man was found early Saturday, while the second body was found on ... Read More »

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Massive hospital move underway as patients arrive at new Montreal superhospital

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2015

MONTREAL – A massive hospital move is underway in Montreal today as patients are being transferred from the Royal Victoria to the newly-built “superhospital.” Up to 200 patients are expected to be transferred by the end of the afternoon. A hospital spokesman says the move is going smoothly and on schedule. By 11 a.m. almost ... Read More »

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With summer deadline approaching, tribunal backlog still looms large

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2015

OTTAWA – A federal quick-response team set up to tackle the massive backlog of cases plaguing the social security tribunal doesn’t appear to be moving all that quickly. In reply to a written question from the NDP, the employment minister’s office says that as of March 20, the so-called “spike unit” had reviewed fewer than ... Read More »

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Outgoing Toronto Police chief Bill Blair will run for federal Liberals

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2015

TORONTO – Toronto’s outgoing police chief has confirmed he will be running for the federal Liberals in the fall election. Bill Blair tweeted Sunday morning that he is “excited to continue my public service by working to earn the support of people in Scarborough Southwest.” The tweet follows a report from the Toronto Star in ... Read More »

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Co-founder of Tim Hortons faces sexual assault suit; calls it ‘extortion’

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2015

TORONTO – The billionaire co-founder of Tim Hortons is on the receiving end of a civil suit alleging he sexually assaulted his sometime lover four years ago, The Canadian Press has learned. The action against Ron Joyce, who claims he’s the victim of a “blatant” extortion attempt, predates an unrelated but similar lawsuit filed earlier ... Read More »

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Set your phasers on fear: Alberta election ramps up hyperbole in final week

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2015

EDMONTON – With just days to go in the Alberta election campaign, the battle is on for undecided voters between, depending on whom you talk to, the corporate muppets and the union puppets. And everyone has set their phasers to fear. As NDP Leader Rachel Notley enjoys a popularity bump coming off Thursday’s debate, Premier ... Read More »

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‘Chaos’ at Nepal airport, says Montreal woman stranded by massive earthquake

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2015

TORONTO – A Montreal woman stranded in Nepal by Saturday’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake says there’s chaos at the airport as foreigners try to leave the stricken country. Emilie-Anne Leroux says she was in a taxi on the way to the airport to return to Canada to be with her father who is having heart surgery ... Read More »

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Tossing the key may underpin review of Allan Schoenborn, who murdered his 3 kids

By Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2015

VANCOUVER – A prosecutor’s rare tactics to block a British Columbia man who murdered his three children from gaining some freedom is laying the groundwork for a possible test of the Conservative government’s tough-on-crime agenda. The Crown will be gathering an update on the mental state of Allan Schoenborn at the same time as she ... Read More »

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Questions and answers on violence against homeless people in Canada

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2015

Question: What can police and governments do? Answer: Stephen Gaetz, a professor at York University’s faculty of education and a researcher on homelessness, says Canada is approaching the problem in “a backward way.” “We ticket the homeless. We move them on,” he says. “And what it does is push the homeless away from police.” He ... Read More »

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From burnings to beatings, homeless people face violence on the streets

By Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2015

Tyler Dunlop says his moment of terror came after he passed out in the back parking lot of a bakery in Edson, Alta. The 30-year-old homeless man says he awoke to the sound of taunts as he was being punched and kicked by four intoxicated youths. “They ganged up on me and beat me within ... Read More »

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Tories recruiting high-profile candidates in push to regain lost Quebec seats

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2015

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. – When a popular Quebec mayor recently announced he was running for the federal Conservatives in this fall’s election, the gathering included 20 of the region’s 23 mayors. That, says Alain Rayes, shows it’s becoming less taboo in certain parts of Quebec to be publicly aligned with Stephen Harper’s Tories. ”They took the ... Read More »

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