August 14th, 2020

National News

Chicken, eggs both go first as feds roll out COVID-19 food surplus program

By The Canadian Press on August 13th, 2020

OTTAWA – More than one million dozen eggs will be redistributed via an emergency federal program designed to help farmers faced with too much food and nowhere to sell it. The $50-million surplus food program was announced by the Liberal government earlier this year as one way to help the agriculture sector cope with some ... Read More »

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Gun buyback plan and Sarah Cooper gets Netflix special: In The News for Aug. 13

By The Canadian Press on August 13th, 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 Aug. 13. What we are watching in Canada … Bloc Quebecois Yves-Francois Blanchet said Wednesday his party will force a confidence vote against the Liberal ... Read More »

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 13

By The Canadian Press on August 13th, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on Aug. 13, 2020: There are 120,844 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 60,813 confirmed (including 5,709 deaths, 53,270 resolved) _ Ontario: 40,289 confirmed (including 2,787 deaths, 36,590 resolved) _ Alberta: 11,893 confirmed (including 217 deaths, 10,632 resolved) _ British Columbia: 4,196 ... Read More »

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Quebec farms facing lost profits and rotting harvests due to migrant worker shortage

By Julian McKenzie, The Canadian Press on August 13th, 2020

MONTREAL – Nineteen-year-old Florence Lachapelle was among hundreds of Quebecers who tried their hand at planting seeds and harvesting produce this summer, replacing migrant workers who were unable to leave their countries because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while Lachapelle spent long days working the fields on Francois D’Aoust’s farm in Havelock, Que., too few ... Read More »

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Ball python that went missing in Victoria found hiding under vehicle

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

VICTORIA – Police say a large snake that went missing somewhere in a Victoria-area neighbourhood was found hiding under a vehicle. Victoria police issued a statement saying the nearly 1.4-metre-long ball python, which had been reported missing on Aug. 4, was found Wednesday just before 6 p.m. They say a patrol officer who is familiar ... Read More »

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Carleton criminology school ends student placements with police over racism failures

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

OTTAWA – Carleton University’s criminology school says it will no longer place students to work with police forces and prisons as a show of solidarity with the movement to address systemic racism in Canada’s criminal justice institutions. Carleton’s Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice said in a statement Tuesday that the move will affect about ... Read More »

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Manitoba RCMP laughing after suspect mistakes unmarked police car for taxi

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – Manitoba RCMP are laughing after an intoxicated man jumped into the back seat of an unmarked police cruiser he mistook for a taxi. “Take me to 17th Street, bro,” the would-be passenger told the Mountie behind the wheel early Sunday morning in Portage la Prairie. RCMP say it turned out ... Read More »

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Feds seeking private consultant to design firearm buyback program

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

OTTAWA – The federal government is turning to the private sector to design and possibly help run a massive buyback of newly prohibited firearms. Public Safety Canada has invited 15 consulting firms to come up with a “range of options and approaches” for the planned program to compensate gun owners. The Liberals outlawed a wide ... Read More »

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Complaints filed against Edmundston officers in fatal shooting of Chantel Moore

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

FREDERICTON – A law firm representing the estate of Chantel Moore has filed a pair of complaints with the New Brunswick Police Commission in connection with her death. One complaint targets the Edmundston police officer directly involved in the shooting of 26-year-old Moore, an Indigenous woman killed during a wellness check June 4. The other ... Read More »

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Kamala Harris a ‘tangible’ inspiration for women, former Montreal classmate says

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

A former classmate and friend of Kamala Harris from her years in Montreal says he hopes the California senator and newly minted U.S. vice-presidential candidate can serve as a role-model for his daughters. Trevor Williams knew Harris and her younger sister Maya when all three attended Westmount High School. It was clear the two sisters ... Read More »

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UNDRIP a top priority, says Miller, but won’t rule out delay due to COVID-19

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

OTTAWA – A Liberal commitment to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is still a top priority, says Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, but he could not say whether it is still possible within the promised timeline. During the 2019 election and again in ministerial mandate letters, Prime Minister Justin ... Read More »

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