April 20th, 2018

National News

New auto rules will be the ‘core’ of future NAFTA deal, Freeland predicts

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

WASHINGTON – New automotive rules will be the centrepiece of a new NAFTA agreement, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said during a negotiating round Thursday that remained focused on cars. In an exchange with reporters between sessions at the U.S. trade representative’s office across from the White House, Freeland said she and her peers are ... Read More »

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Governor General calls Southwest Airline pilot a hero for showing nerves of steel

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – Gov. Gen. Julie Payette says a Southwest Airlines pilot who landed her plane safely after a mid-air engine mishap is rightfully being called a hero. Payette told aviation officials Thursday that Capt. Tammie Jo Shults showed nerves of steel as she deployed years of training as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot to avoid ... Read More »

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Alberta university criticized for plan to bestow honorary degree on David Suzuki

By Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

EDMONTON – The University of Alberta is being criticized for its decision to give David Suzuki an honorary degree. Earlier this month, the university announced that the longtime environmentalist will be one of 13 people to receive the honour later this spring. Andrew Leach, the architect of Alberta’s climate change plan and an economics professor ... Read More »

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Scheer says he supports decision by Bernier to cancel release of critical book

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – Andrew Scheer says he supports the decision of former Conservative leadership rival Maxime Bernier to postpone publication of a book that is critical of him. The Tory leader said in Montreal today he doesn’t consider it a personal betrayal to be accused by Bernier of winning the race last May as a result ... Read More »

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Liberal Scott Simms says he doesn’t regret voting for Tory motion on summer jobs

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – Liberal MP Scott Simms says he does not regret voting with the Conservatives over a controversial change to the summer jobs program – even though it ended up costing him his job as chair of the fisheries committee. The Newfoundland MP says he knew he would face consequences when he voted for a ... Read More »

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Girl, 3, required 48 stitches after being bitten on face by dog: OPP

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

STIRLING, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police say they are investigating an incident in which a child required 48 stitches to her face after being bitten by a dog. OPP say the incident occurred on April 1 in Stirling – a village northwest of Belleville, Ont. They say the three-year-old girl was with her mother in ... Read More »

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Prominent Nunavut businessman faces $1.2M sex assault judgment

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

IQALUIT, Nunavut – A prominent Nunavut businessman has been ordered to pay $1.2 million in damages for almost 20 years of sexual assaults on four children. There’s no guarantee that the victims of Ike Haulli will see any money, despite repeated abuse inflicted over years. “We’re going to make efforts to collect upon it,” said ... Read More »

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Funeral for Victoria officer who spent 30 years mostly unresponsive after crash

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

Victoria’s police chief says he provided regular department updates to one of his officers as he lay in an unresponsive state for most of 30 years. Chief Const. Del Manak said Jordan never acknowledged his presence during the hospital visits, but the fallen officer’s emotional presence could not be denied. “I would talk to him,” ... Read More »

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Sailboat cocaine case delayed again as Crown seeks expert witness

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

HALIFAX – The sentencing of a sailboat captain who smuggled drugs into Nova Scotia from a small Caribbean island has been delayed yet again – this time for the Crown to call an expert witness. Federal Crown lawyer Glen Scheuer said Thursday the witness will provide the court with expert opinion on criminal organizations and ... Read More »

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Conservative MP wants entire Canadian border designated official port of entry

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel wants to see the entire Canada-U.S. border designated as an official port of entry to help stop the flow of illegal migrants. Concerns have boiled over in Quebec this week over the challenges posed by the thousands of asylum seekers crossing the border at unofficial entry points in ... Read More »

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Why a 14-year-old will lead the charge at annual marijuana protest on the Hill

By Raisa Patel, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – At the age of 11, Emma Boniface watched her mother lose herself in the grasp of an opioid addiction. Diagnosed with a debilitating spinal condition in 2013, Genevieve Gendron was prescribed fentanyl and oxycodone to deal with the chronic pain, and soon began to experience the side effects of opioid use. Before long, ... Read More »

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