April 18th, 2019

National News

Boy, 14, and 18-year-old woman face multiple charges in threats against Thunder Bay high school

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2019

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – A 14-year-old boy and 18-year-old woman are facing charges related to a series of anonymous threats targeting a high school in Thunder Bay, Ont. Local police say nearly a dozen threats were made against Hammarskjold High School over the past two months, but the arrests centre on those made between April ... Read More »

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Parliament Hill 4-20 organizers predict record crowd after legalization

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2019

OTTAWA – The first 4-20 demonstration on Parliament Hill since marijuana became legal is expected to draw an even larger crowd than usual. Several thousand people normally set up shop on the Hill to smoke marijuana and highlight cannabis culture but organizers of this year’s event expect many more people to emerge from their shells ... Read More »

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One American, 2 Austrian climbers presumed dead after avalanche in Banff

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2019

BANFF, Alta. – Outdoor apparel company The North Face says three members of its Global Athlete Team are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta’s Banff National Park. The company says renowned American alpinist Jess Roskelley and Austrian climbers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer are missing. The North Face says it is doing what it ... Read More »

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Avalanche in Banff National Park; three experienced climbers presumed dead

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2019

BANFF, Alta. – Parks Canada says three mountaineers are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta’s Banff National Park. The federal agency says the three men were attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway. They were reported overdue on Wednesday. “Parks Canada visitor safety specialists immediately responded by air ... Read More »

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Legault cites equalization, hockey as reasons to be proud Canadian

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2019

QUEBEC – As “gotcha” questions go, it was pretty mild, but Quebec Premier Francois Legault stumbled this week when asked why he is proud to be Canadian. Appearing before a legislature committee Wednesday, Legault was grilled by interim Parti Quebecois leader Pascal Berube about his attachment to Canada. Berube, whose party is committed to pulling ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Avalanche in Banff National Park; three climbers presumed dead

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2019

BANFF, Alta. – Parks Canada says three mountaineers are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta’s Banff National Park. The federal agency says the three men were attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway. They were reported overdue on Wednesday and multiple avalanches in the area where they were ... Read More »

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Michael Wernick, clerk of the Privy Council, bids farewell to public service

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2019

OTTAWA – Michael Wernick, the clerk of the Privy Council, is bidding farewell to the more than 200,000 workers in the federal public service. Wernick announced in mid-March that he would leave his post as the top federal bureaucrat prior to the fall election campaign. At the time, he told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in ... Read More »

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Trudeau ignores Tory complaints, launches search for next Supreme Court justice

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2019

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially launched the selection process to replace Supreme Court Justice Clement Gascon today, ignoring calls from the federal Conservatives to delay it. The 59-year-old Gascon, who is from Quebec, announced on Monday that he will step down from the country’s top court for personal and family reasons in September. ... Read More »

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Ontario’s challenge of carbon-pricing law wraps up; judges reserve decision

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2019

TORONTO – Ontario’s constitutional challenge to Ottawa’s imposition of a carbon charge was left in the hands of five Appeal Court justices on Thursday after the hearing wrapped up with each side pressing the court to find in its favour. In closing submissions, a federal lawyer warned that climate change posed an urgent threat. Ottawa, ... Read More »

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Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante faces online threats over secularism stance

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2019

MONTREAL – Quebec’s premier is speaking out against online threats levelled against Montreal’s mayor over her stance on Bill 21. Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante has said she’s been the target of increasing threats since making known her opposition to the provincial secularism bill. Plante told reporters threats of physical violence on social media have spiked ... Read More »

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Harvard prof says Concordia disinvited him because of his conservative views

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2019

MONTREAL – A Harvard professor is claiming he was disinvited from speaking at Concordia University because he is white and holds conservative opinions. Harvey Mansfield wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal this week saying Concordia’s Liberal Arts College had rescinded an offer for him to address students. He says he was to ... Read More »

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