June 22nd, 2017

National News

Halifax schools to acknowledge aboriginal territory in daily announcements

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

Halifax students will be getting a daily reminder that their schools sit on traditional Mi’kmaq territory starting this fall. The Halifax Regional School Board unanimously agreed late Wednesday to have an acknowledgment read out as part of morning announcements in schools. The statement will read: “We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, which is the ... Read More »

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Power still off for 400 properties in Red Deer after Tuesday’s windstorm

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – The City of Red Deer says 400 homes and business are still without power after a violent windstorm hit central Alberta earlier this week. In an update on its website, the city says it could be another two days before electricity is restored to everyone. Homes where damaged and trees were ... Read More »

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Don Meredith harassment inquiry should continue: Senate ethics committee

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

OTTAWA – The Senate ethics committee says an investigation into sexual harassment and abuse of authority allegations against Don Meredith should continue. The fact that Meredith is no longer a senator would usually put an end to such an inquiry, but the committee wants the Senate ethics watchdog to press ahead with the probe that ... Read More »

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Legal clinic challenges Ontario panhandling law as unconstitutional

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

TORONTO – A Toronto legal clinic has launched a constitutional challenge against an Ontario law that targets panhandling. The Fair Change clinic argues that the Safe Streets Act violates the rights of people who beg for money, including freedom of expression, the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right to ... Read More »

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N.S. government sends teen suicide expert to Cape Breton to address deaths

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government is sending an expert on youth mental health and suicide to Cape Breton in the wake of several teen suicides. It says Dr. Stan Kutcher will go there Monday to talk to “families, schools, and the community” about addressing mental health concerns. Kutcher, co-chair of a government mental health ... Read More »

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‘You are not a leader’: RCMP corporal denounces Paulson’s Moncton testimony

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

An RCMP corporal who was a friend of three murdered Mounties is publicly condemning the commissioner’s testimony last week as a clear failure of leadership. Commissioner Bob Paulson told the RCMP’s Labour Code trial in the 2014 Moncton shootings that management had concerns over the possible militarization of the force as it prepared to arm ... Read More »

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N.B. languages commissioner calls for government officials to be bilingual

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s official languages commissioner says more senior provincial officials need to be able to speak both English and French. In her fourth annual report, released today, Katherine d’Entremont says a survey of francophone organizations and municipalities showed only four of 21 said that French was always used at meetings with senior public ... Read More »

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Trading halt for Sears Canada amid report it will seek creditor-protection

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

TORONTO – Trading of shares in Sears Canada (TSX:SCC) has been halted ahead of the Toronto Stock Exchange’s open at 9:30 a.m. The agency that regulates Canada’s stock trading says the halt is pending news from the department store operator. Halts are routinely issued when key developments could affect a company’s share price. Sears Canada’s ... Read More »

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Eight stories in the news for today, June 22

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

Eight stories in the news for Thursday, June 22 – – – SUSPECT IN MICHIGAN AIRPORT STABBING A CANADIAN: FBI U.S. authorities have charged a Quebec man in the stabbing of a security officer at an airport in Flint, Michigan. Officials allege Amor Ftouhi, 49, yelled “Allahu akbar” as he stabbed the officer, who is ... Read More »

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UofT to hold graduation ceremony today for black students

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

TORONTO – Organizers of a graduation ceremony for black students at Canada’s largest university say the event is meant to acknowledge the barriers that remain for people of colour pursuing academia. The ceremony is being held Thursday at the University of Toronto after two students took it upon themselves to organize the event for black ... Read More »

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B.C. throne speech marks beginning of the end for Liberal minority government

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2017

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s politicians will return to the legislature in Victoria today, marking the beginning of the end for the minority Liberal government. Premier Christy Clark’s Liberals have recently announced a number of campaign-style promises that will be included in today’s throne speech, including hikes for welfare rates, reforms to campaign financing and new ... Read More »

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