December 14th, 2019

National News

Vancouver homeless camp brings community, safety, home, says resident

By Amy Smart, The Canadian Press on December 14th, 2019

VANCOUVER – Standing out in the rain on a path between tents in Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park, Shane Redpath said he has no idea where he’ll go if he’s forced out of the homeless camp. Redpath has lived in Oppenheimer Park for nearly the full year that it’s been in place and while it’s often framed ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Friday night’s $31 million Lotto Max jackpot

By The Canadian Press on December 14th, 2019

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $31 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Dec. 17 will be approximately $40 million... Read More »

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Manitoba RCMP officer dies Friday in collision on Perimeter Highway

By The Canadian Press on December 13th, 2019

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba Mountie is dead following a crash on the Perimeter Highway. RCMP say the collision happened Friday afternoon on the highway that surrounds Winnipeg. Police say the officer was on duty at the time. RCMP say they are deeply saddened and their thoughts are with his family. No other details were released. ... Read More »

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Scheer’s resignation tips party into internal war over school tuition payments

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on December 13th, 2019

OTTAWA – Signs began to emerge Friday that the coming race to replace outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will be an acid test for whether social conservatives have a place in the Conservative Party of Canada. But difficult as that discussion could be for the party, an even nastier, more personal fight is threatening to ... Read More »

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From fourth place, Singh says he’d rather push Liberals than work with Tories

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press on December 13th, 2019

OTTAWA – The New Democratic Party is sitting in fourth place after the fall’s divisive federal election and its leader Jagmeet Singh says he is not interested in partnering with the Conservatives to overwhelm Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal minority. In a year-end interview with The Canadian Press, Singh acknowledged there could be political expediency ... Read More »

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Two men, one woman killed in plane crash on Gabriola Island, B.C.: coroner

By The Canadian Press on December 13th, 2019

GABRIOLA ISLAND, B.C. – Authorities say two men and one woman died in a plane crash on Gabriola Island, B.C., on Tuesday after the pilot reported an equipment problem. The BC Coroners Service says it has identified one of the three deceased as a man in his 60s from Mill Bay, B.C., while it’s still ... Read More »

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No verdict after second day of deliberations in trial of ex-SNC exec Sami Bebawi

By The Canadian Press on December 13th, 2019

MONTREAL – There was no verdict after a second day of deliberations Friday in the fraud and corruption trial of a former SNC-Lavalin executive Sami Bebawi. Bebawi, 73, has pleaded not guilty to five charges that include fraud, corruption of foreign officials and laundering proceeds of crime. Jurors asked the judge for a dictionary before ... Read More »

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Jody Wilson-Raybould says she’s in discussions over Parliament Hill office space

By The Canadian Press on December 13th, 2019

OTTAWA – The Speaker of the House of Commons says he will evict Jody Wilson-Raybould from her current office space if she does not leave on her own. House Speaker Anthony Rota told the CBC today that if she does not vacate, someone from his office would enforce the rules – but the timeline is ... Read More »

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Legault urges Blanchet to back free trade deal, cautions Trudeau on Bill 21

By The Canadian Press on December 13th, 2019

MONTREAL – Quebec Premier Francois Legault voiced his support for the new North American free trade pact Friday and called on Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet to help speed its passage through Parliament. Blanchet has threatened to vote against implementing the deal over concerns about damage to Quebec’s aluminum industry, but Legault said the agreement ... Read More »

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Justice Minister Lametti looking to larger reforms on doctor-assisted death

By Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press on December 13th, 2019

OTTAWA – Justice Minister David Lametti is being asked to move quickly to respond to a court ruling that Canada’s law on doctor-assisted death is too restrictive, but he says the Liberal government is open to reforming the law in an even bigger way than the judge ordered. On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave ... Read More »

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Man who tried to kill Edmonton police officer sentenced to 18 years

By The Canadian Press on December 13th, 2019

EDMONTON – A man convicted of striking an Edmonton police officer with a car before stabbing him multiple times outside a football game has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, who is 32, could also serve time for running down four pedestrians with a U-Haul van during a subsequent police chase ... Read More »

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