May 27th, 2016

National News

Saskatchewan lovers talked on secret recording about plans to kill spouses

By Kristen McEwen, Prince Albert Daily Herald, The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2016

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – A man and his mistress accused of planning to kill their spouses talked on a secret tape recording about faking a will, complete with a forged signature, after one of their targets disappeared. Curtis Vey, 52, and Angela Nicholson, 51, are accused of conspiracy to commit murder against Brigitte Vey and ... Read More »

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Conservative election campaign drove Muslims away, convention hears

By The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2016

VANCOUVER – A Muslim Conservative woman broke down in tears Friday as she chastised her party for its approach to her community during the campaign. Urz Heer says the party worked actively and agressively against Muslims and did not differentiate between terrorists and everyday Muslims. She says the election drove many Muslims who had never ... Read More »

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Toronto-area man poses as well-known Broadway performer to lure children online

By The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2016

THORNHILL, Ont. – A Toronto-area man has been arrested after police say he lured children online while posing as a young Broadway performer. Halton Regional Police say the man was allegedly communicating with children online via the image-based social network Snapchat while using the name myles.erlick. Myles Erlick is a former Burlington, Ont., resident who ... Read More »

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Ex-wife of slain Canadian law professor hopes arrest will bring closure

By The Associated Press on May 27th, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The ex-wife of a Canadian law professor shot dead in Florida two years ago says she hopes that the arrest of a suspect this week will finally bring some closure to the case. Wendi Adelson, who now lives in the Miami area, said in a brief email Friday that the past two ... Read More »

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Who is to blame for preliminary figures showing federal deficit in 2015-16?

By Jim Bronskill and Craig Wong, The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2016

OTTAWA – The Liberals say the latest figures from the Finance Department – which show a small deficit in the last fiscal year – confirm that the Tories left the books in the red when they lost the election last fall. However, the Conservatives place blame for the deficit squarely on the Liberals – continuing ... Read More »

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Bell to pay $12M in rebates after Competition Bureau’s text messaging investigation

By The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2016

OTTAWA – Bell will pay $11.82 million to current and past customers after a Competition Bureau investigation into the telecom’s premium text messaging charges. This marks the highest amount of money obtained for consumer rebates under a Competition Bureau agreement to date. Bell will also donate about $800,000 to public interest advocacy groups, create a ... Read More »

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Will Justin Trudeau’s trip to Japan cool Canada’s relations with China?

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2016

SHIMA, Japan – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will push ahead with efforts to expand Canada’s relationship with China, though he might find a cooler reception from the Chinese government following his visit this week to its regional rival, Japan. Trudeau held bilateral talks this week with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, a couple ... Read More »

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Two Quebecers arrested for allegedly stealing mail containing cash

By The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2016

SEPT-ILES, Que. – Quebec provincial police have arrested two suspects who allegedly stole mail that was filled with cash. The accused allegedly intercepted the packages which were en route to financial institutions in small villages on the Lower North Shore. The institutions are located in very isolated areas, which is why the packages had to ... Read More »

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Wildrose says it “regrets” insulting Wynne to her face in Alberta legislature

By The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2016

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Wildrose party says it doesn’t regret characterizing Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s province as a needy fiscal basket case, but says it was a mistake to say it to her face in the legislature. Nathan Cooper says the party never intended to embarrass Wynne or Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, but says things just ... Read More »

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B.C. heads back to court to seek injunction to shut down Victoria homeless camp

By The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2016

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s housing minister says the government is going back to court as early as next week in a second attempt to shut down a homeless camp on the grounds of Victoria’s courthouse. Rich Coleman says a recent fire commissioner’s report warns of life threatening fire dangers at the camp where more than ... Read More »

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Security, diplomacy experts unimpressed with ambassador’s protester take-down

By Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2016

OTTAWA – The federal government was tight-lipped Friday after Canada’s ambassador to Ireland raised eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic when he “pulled a Chretien” by grappling with an Irish protester at a politically sensitive commemoration in Dublin. Global Affairs Canada did not respond to questions about breaches of diplomatic and security protocol in ... Read More »

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