February 23rd, 2018

National News

Those who misuse religion to divide will not be tolerated, says Indian PM Modi

By The Canadian Press on February 23rd, 2018

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he and Justin Trudeau agreed to fight terrorism and those who misuse religion to divide people following a bilateral meeting between the two in New Delhi this morning. Modi rolled out reams of red carpet and a horse honour guard and threw his arms around the ... Read More »

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In the news today, Feb. 23

By The Canadian Press on February 23rd, 2018

Six stories in the news for Friday, Feb. 23 – – – SYSTEM FAILED TINA FONTAINE, SAY INDIGENOUS LEADERS A walk will be held in Winnipeg today to honour Tina Fontaine, a day after the man accused of killing her was found not guilty. A jury acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56, of second-degree murder after 11 ... Read More »

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‘All of us should be ashamed’: Calls for change after jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on February 23rd, 2018

WINNIPEG – Supporters of Tina Fontaine plan to hold a walk in Winnipeg today to honour the girl a day after the man accused of killing her was found not guilty. A jury acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56, of second-degree murder after 11 hours of deliberation. The verdict was met with anger and sadness by Indigenous ... Read More »

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The teacher, teacher’s aide and teen brothers who died in La Loche shooting

By The Canadian Press on February 23rd, 2018

LA LOCHE, Sask. – Four people were killed and seven wounded in a mass shooting at a school and a home in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche on Jan. 22, 2016. A student, who was 17 at the time, pleaded guilty and a judge is to decide today if he should be sentenced ... Read More »

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Sentencing decision expected in La Loche high school shooting

By Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press on February 23rd, 2018

LA LOCHE, Sask. – A provincial court judge is expected to decide today whether a young man who shot and killed four people at a school and a home in northern Saskatchewan should be sentenced as an adult or a youth. Judge Janet McIvor has been considering all the testimony and evidence that was presented ... Read More »

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‘Just killed 2 ppl:’ A timeline of the La Loche school shooting

By The Canadian Press on February 23rd, 2018

LA LOCHE, Sask. – A student, who was 17 at the time, is to find out today whether he will be sentenced as an adult or a youth for killing four people and injuring seven others in a mass shooting in La Loche, Sask., in January 2016. Here is a timeline of events: Jan. 22, ... Read More »

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Lancet series calls on Canada for concrete action on Indigenous, global health

By Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press on February 22nd, 2018

OTTAWA – Canada’s appalling record on Indigenous health is undermining its efforts to be a global health leader. That’s according to research published this week in one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journals, which calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to start backing up his lofty rhetoric with concrete action. The Lancet, ... Read More »

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Quebec woman pleads guilty in Australian cocaine smuggling case

By The Canadian Press on February 22nd, 2018

MONTREAL – A 24-year-old woman who was one of three Quebecers in Australia charged with drug smuggling has pleaded guilty to importing cocaine in commercial quantities. Melina Roberge pleaded guilty in a Sydney court on Friday, according to a spokeswoman for the New South Wales District Court, and is due back in court for sentencing ... Read More »

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A look at some reaction to the verdict in the Tina Fontaine case in Winnipeg

By The Canadian Press on February 22nd, 2018

WINNIPEG – A Winnipeg jury has acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56, of the second-degree murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine. Here is what some politicians are saying in the wake of the verdict: “The death of Tina Fontaine was a tragedy and our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends and entire community. Her death galvanized ... Read More »

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Accused in death of Winnipeg teenage girl not guilty of murder

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on February 22nd, 2018

WINNIPEG – A man accused of killing a 15-year-old Indigenous girl and dumping her body in Winnipeg’s Red River has been found not guilty of second-degree murder. Tina Fontaine’s remains were discovered eight days after she was reported missing in August 2014. Raymond Cormier was charged more than a year later. The jury deliberated for ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Accused in death of Winnipeg teenage girl not guilty of murder

By The Canadian Press on February 22nd, 2018

WINNIPEG – A man accused of killing a 15-year-old Indigenous girl and dumping her body in Winnipeg’s Red River has been found not guilty of second-degree murder. Tina Fontaine’s remains were discovered eight days after she was reported missing in August 2014; Raymond Cormier was charged more than a year later. The jury deliberated for ... Read More »

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