February 19th, 2018

National News

‘The Translator Project’: 13 Russians charged in U.S. election conspiracy

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

WASHINGTON – A dramatic new chapter opened Friday in the Russian election-meddling scandal as special counsel Robert Mueller described in unprecedented detail a Russian scheme to influence the 2016 American election. It allegedly involved identity theft, bank fraud, a series of election-law violations and an astonishingly organized operation in which salaried employees worked in separate ... Read More »

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NDP kicks off convention with harassment apology, sober report on fundraising

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

OTTAWA – The federal NDP kicked off its national convention in earnest Friday with a sober apology from the party’s president to all those members, supporters, volunteers and MPs who have suffered harassment or discrimination. “There are women within our party – volunteers, staff, MPs – who have survived unacceptable and unwelcome behaviour from peers ... Read More »

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Patrick Brown enters Ontario Tory leadership race

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

TORONTO – Patrick Brown has officially joined the race to lead Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives in an effort to reclaim the party’s top job, which he was forced to give up last month amid sexual misconduct allegations. The Barrie, Ont., politician arrived at the party headquarters late this afternoon, moments ahead of a registration deadline. Elections ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Patrick Brown enters Ontario Tory leadership race

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

TORONTO – Patrick Brown has officially joined the race to lead Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives after stepping down amid sexual misconduct allegations. He arrived at the party headquaters late this afternoon, about an hour ahead of a registration deadline. Elections Ontario has listed him as one of five candidates vying for the party’s top post. More ... Read More »

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Ottawa adds Aboriginal name to controversial Prince Edward Island park

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

CHARLOTTETOWN – A national park in Prince Edward Island that bears the name of a controversial British general will be renamed. Parks Canada confirmed Friday that it will add a Mi’kmaq name to the Port-la-Joye – Fort Amherst National Historic Site, which is near Charlottetown. Indigenous critics have long complained that the General Jeffery Amherst’s ... Read More »

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‘The Translator Project’: Mueller charges 13 Russians, details election conspiracy

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

WASHINGTON – A dramatic new chapter was opened Friday in the Russian election-meddling scandal. In unprecedented detail, special counsel Robert Mueller has described a Russian scheme to influence the 2016 American election. It allegedly involved identity theft, bank fraud, a series of election-law violations and an astonishingly organized operation in which salaried employees worked in ... Read More »

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Social conservatives find new voice in Ontario as Tory candidates duke it out

By Shawn Jeffords and Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

TORONTO – The emergence of a Tory leadership candidate committed to repealing Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum may yet see the Progressive Conservative party, which was pushed to the centre under former leader Patrick Brown, shifting to the right – at least until the spring election campaign gets underway. While observers say it’s unlikely that Tanya Granic ... Read More »

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RCMP member launches fresh appeal to avoid discipline for alleged harassment

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

OTTAWA – An RCMP member who was fined for disgraceful conduct in the workplace has launched a fresh court challenge to prevent further disciplinary actions against him. Marco Calandrini is asking the Federal Court of Appeal to overturn a recent decision that opened the door to a conduct hearing for alleged sexual assault and harassment, ... Read More »

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Patrick Brown arrives at Ontario Tory HQ ahead of leadership deadline

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

TORONTO – Former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown is at the party’s Toronto headquarters with roughly an hour left to enter race for the party’s top post, stirring speculation that the Barrie, Ont. politician will try to reclaim his old job. Brown resigned last month amid sexual misconduct allegations that he has consistently denied, forcing ... Read More »

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‘No transparency:’ Manitoba survivors opting out of ’60s Scoop settlement

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

WINNIPEG – Some Manitoba survivors of the ’60s Scoop are encouraging others to opt out of a settlement with the federal government. They say they were not consulted in the agreement meant to resolve several class-action lawsuits and suggest lawyers will walk away with more money than the Indigenous people who were affected by the ... Read More »

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N.S. government refuses to release cause of fire that killed four children

By Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government is refusing to release the findings of the fire marshal’s investigation into a blaze last month that claimed the lives of four children. Municipal Affairs spokeswoman Krista Higdon confirmed in an email that the investigation into the Jan. 7 fire in Pubnico Head has been completed, but she said ... Read More »

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