April 20th, 2018

National News

Strike at CP Railway postponed, commuter and freight service to continue

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

CALGARY – A rail strike has been temporarily averted after the federal labour minister ordered employees of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to vote on the company’s final offers, just hours before they were set to walk off the job. Statements from both CP Rail and two unions representing workers say the minister’s order to administer ... Read More »

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Doug Ford says he’ll take high road after crude comment by Liberal organizer

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

CHATHAM, Ont. – A senior campaign official for the Ontario Liberals is apologizing for a crude comment he made on live television about Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford. But Ford says Premier Kathleen Wynne should ask campaign co-chair David Herle to resign, saying his words are insulting to PC supporters. Herle appeared on a panel ... Read More »

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Liberal campaign official apologizes for crude remark about PC Leader Doug Ford

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

CHATHAM, Ont. – A senior campaign official for the Ontario Liberals is apologizing for a crude comment he made on live television about Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford. David Herle, the campaign co-chair for Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, issued a statement this evening saying he regrets the comment and he apologizes “without qualification.” Herle appeared ... Read More »

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Alberta investigates E. coli outbreak, 34 cases, including one death

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli that has sickened 34 people, including 11 who were hospitalized and one person who likely died from the bacteria. Alberta Health Services says 21 of the lab-confirmed cases are linked to Mama Nita’s Binalot restaurant in Edmonton late last month. Officials say they aren’t ... Read More »

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WestJet hiring of pilots for Swoop hampering contract efforts, says union

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

MONTREAL – WestJet’s new chief executive appears more open to negotiating with employees, but the hiring of outside pilots is hampering efforts to reach a deal, the head of the pilots’ union said Friday after the labour group received $2 million from its international counterpart to help achieve its first collective agreement. Ed Sims took ... Read More »

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Fearful feline fetched from floe: Winnipeg firefighters save cat stranded on ice

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

WINNIPEG – Firefighters are known for helping cats stuck in trees, but earlier this week a crew in Winnipeg was dispatched to a different kind of feline fix. Members of the fire and paramedic water rescue program fetched a fearful furball from an ice floe in the Assiniboine River. Photos posted on the firefighters union ... Read More »

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Tories back in Quebec before 2019 election hoping to collect ideas and candidates

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

MONTREAL – The Conservatives are on the road again in Quebec before a federal election, this time with a relatively new leader but with largely the same message: Tory values are Quebecois values. Party leader Andrew Scheer – like his predecessors – says Conservative policies such as low taxes, strong borders and respect for provincial ... Read More »

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Quebec City police say two-year-old girl was stabbed to death

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

QUEBEC – Police say a two-year-old Quebec girl who died in hospital after being found in a garbage can had been stabbed. Rosalie Gagnon’s mother was charged Thursday with arson, mischief and obstructing the work of a police officer in the infant’s death. Quebec City police had recommended Audrey Gagnon, 23, be charged with murder ... Read More »

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‘We can’t give up:’ First Nations to fight Alaska drills on caribou calving land

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

Canadian First Nations are gearing up to fight new U.S. oil-drilling interest in the calving grounds of a caribou herd key to Indigenous physical and cultural survival. “We will continue to fight,” said Chief Wanda Pascal of the Tetlit Gwich’In in Fort McPherson, N.W.T. “We can’t give up. It’s too important.” President Donald Trump’s administration ... Read More »

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Hope to avoid court in hydro spat: Metis, Manitoba agree to two-week breather

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Metis Federation and the province have agreed to a two-week “reset” in the hope of avoiding a court date over planned hydro projects. Federation president David Chartrand and Crown Services Minister Cliff Cullen had a private meeting Friday to discuss a deal between the Metis and Manitoba Hydro. “I don’t think ... Read More »

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Quebec school boards say they’re not ready for new surge of asylum seekers

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

MONTREAL – Quebec schools are feeling the pressure as asylum-seeking families with young children continue to cross the U.S. border into the province. A spokeswoman for one of Montreal’s largest school boards says it has had a record number of new students this past year, including some 700 who are asylum seekers. Gina Guillemette of ... Read More »

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