September 26th, 2021

National News

Repentigny Black community denounce police action plan to tackle racial profiling

By The Canadian Press on September 26th, 2021

MONTREAL – Local Black leaders from a town just north of Montreal say the local police force did not hold proper community consultations when they developed an action plan to combat racism and racial profiling on the force. Associations representing Black residents from Repentigny, Que., took part in a press conference today where they said ... Read More »

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Survivor offers advice on how to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

By Brittany Hobson, The Canadian Press on September 26th, 2021

For the past six years, Geraldine Shingoose has been sharing her truths as a residential school survivor – or warrior as she prefers to be called – in Manitoba classrooms. As Canada prepares to recognize the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Thursday, Shingoose, who is affectionately known as Gramma Shingoose, says the desire ... Read More »

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Canada’s only female defence minister was in 1993. Is it time for another?

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on September 26th, 2021

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being urged by several experts on sexual misconduct in the military to name a new defence minister as he sets about building a new cabinet following Monday’s federal election. The calls are based on a belief that Harjit Sajjan has lost credibility when it comes to addressing what ... Read More »

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Fishers, experts await details on Ottawa’s latest plan to save Pacific salmon

By Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press on September 26th, 2021

VANCOUVER – As a teenager, Murray Ned was accustomed to fishing for salmon three days a week all year round on the Fraser River in southwestern British Columbia. Three decades later, the longtime Sumas First Nation councillor and member of the joint U.S.-Canadian Pacific Salmon Commission said he expects salmon fisheries on the river will ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Saturday’s $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

By The Canadian Press on September 26th, 2021

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the draw’s guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Sept. 29 will be an estimated $6 million. &#... Read More »

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Spadina-Fort York MP Kevin Vuong says he will sit as an independent

By The Canadian Press on September 25th, 2021

TORONTO – The newly elected member of Parliament for a downtown Toronto riding says he will sit as an independent. Kevin Vuong says he will not step down as Spadina-Fort York’s representative in the House of Commons despite controversy surrounding his election. He made the announcement in a tweet Saturday night. The Liberal party dropped ... Read More »

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Tight B.C. races give Liberals Richmond Centre riding, NDP takes Nanaimo-Ladysmith

By The Canadian Press on September 25th, 2021

VICTORIA – The Liberals and New Democrats have been declared the winners in two hotly contested British Columbia federal ridings too close to call on election night. Elections Canada says Liberal Wilson Miao will be the new member of Parliament for Richmond Centre, defeating the Conservative incumbent Alice Wong by 772 votes. In Nanaimo-Ladysmith on ... Read More »

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Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor back in Canada after detention in China

By The Canadian Press on September 25th, 2021

Two Canadians who were imprisoned in China for nearly three years are safely back in Canada. Video from CTV shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeting Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor at the airport in Calgary early this morning. The footage shows Trudeau welcoming some of the plane’s passengers home with hugs on the tarmac. The ... Read More »

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Board deemed sex offender a risk years before he was accused of killing woman, child

By Daniela Germano, The Canadian Press on September 25th, 2021

EDMONTON – Four years before a mother and her 16-month-old son were killed in western Alberta, police had warned the public that a registered sex offender would be released and there was a chance he could harm “a female, including children.” Robert Major, 53, faces two counts of second-degree murder in last week’s deaths of ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor back in Canada after detention in China

By The Canadian Press on September 25th, 2021

Two Canadians who were imprisoned in China for nearly three years are home. Video from CTV shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeting Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor on the tarmac at the airport in Calgary early this morning. More coming... Read More »

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Election results unveil worrisome divide between urban and rural Canadians: experts

By Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press on September 25th, 2021

OTTAWA – The results of the federal election have shown a deepened divide between Canadians living in urban areas who mostly chose Liberal candidates and those living in rural areas who voted for the Conservative party, experts say. Allan Thompson, the head of Carleton University’s journalism program, said the results of Monday’s election have revealed ... Read More »

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