October 1st, 2020

National News

Greens say fundraising error is less than $10K but Murray camp is not so sure

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada says the amount of money accidentally deposited with the party rather than Glen Murray’s leadership campaign adds up to less than $10,000. Murray says he is not yet convinced the damage stops there but credits the party with doing what it can to fix the problem. He says ... Read More »

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Police describe chaotic moments after they burst into Fredericton shooter’s apartment

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

FREDERICTON – Members of an RCMP team who responded to a mass killing in Fredericton two years ago told jurors Thursday about the moment they entered the suspect’s apartment and wrestled away his gun. “I thought one of us was going to get shot,” Cpl. Jean-Francois Comeau told the courtroom. He was one of three ... Read More »

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Quebec cities face new COVID-19 restrictions as Ontario contends with testing backlog

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

As Quebec’s biggest cities began the first day of new restrictions meant to flatten a spike in COVID-19 infections, Ontario was dealing with a backlog of more than 82,000 tests. The partial lockdowns in the greater Montreal area, Quebec City and the Chaudiere-Appalaches region south of the provincial capital are to last at least 28 ... Read More »

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RCMP officers describe chaotic scene, concern for safety after Fredericton shootings

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

FREDERICTON – Members of an RCMP team who responded to a mass killing in Fredericton two years ago have described a chaotic scene where they thought their lives could be in danger. Three officers testified this morning at the trial of Matthew Raymond, who is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Donnie ... Read More »

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16 new COVID-19 deaths in Quebec as province’s largest cities enter partial lockdown

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

Quebec is reporting 16 new deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus as its two biggest cities enter a partial lockdown. Health officials said today two deaths occurred in the past 24 hours, 12 occurred between Sept. 24-29 and two took place before Sept. 24. Quebec has reported a total of 5,850 deaths linked to the ... Read More »

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Federal Liberals revive bill that seeks to outlaw forced LGBTQ conversion therapy

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

OTTAWA – The federal Liberals have reintroduced a bill that would ban forcing children or adults to undergo therapy aimed at altering their sexual orientation or gender identity. The government had previously introducing the legislation in March, just before Parliament shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Diversity Minister Bardish Chagger said this morning that ... Read More »

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Military base housing Canadian troops attacked as U.S.-Iraq tensions escalate

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

OTTAWA – Canadian troops involved in the six-year-old war against ISIL risk being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iraq. The dispute between Washington and Baghdad revolves around the rising threat posed by Iranian-backed militia groups in Iraq, which have stepped up their attacks against U.S. targets in recent weeks. ... Read More »

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Lawyer representing youths says court has role in climate change lawsuit

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

VANCOUVER – A lawyer representing 15 youths who accuse the federal government for breaching their constitutional rights by failing to properly address climate change says the courts have a definite role to play in determining the lawsuit’s outcome. Joseph Arvay disagreed Wednesday with a federal government lawyer who argued the case should be dismissed because ... Read More »

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Infrastructure announcement and Shawn Mendes: In The News for Oct. 1

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 1 … What we are watching in Canada … Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will outline today how the Canada Infrastructure Bank intends to invest ... Read More »

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Liberal, Conservative MPs join international task force to curb anti-Semitism online

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

OTTAWA – Two members of Parliament are joining forces with legislators in four other countries in an international effort to force web giants to curb the proliferation of anti-Semitic content online. Liberal MP Anthony Housefather and Conservative MP Marty Morantz are part of a new task force that includes politicians from Australia, Israel, the United ... Read More »

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Oct. 1

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Oct. 1, 2020: There are 158,765 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 74,288 confirmed (including 5,834 deaths, 62,564 resolved) _ Ontario: 51,710 confirmed (including 2,848 deaths, 43,907 resolved) _ Alberta: 18,062 confirmed (including 267 deaths, 16,213 resolved) _ British Columbia: ... Read More »

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