June 22nd, 2018

National News

In the news today, June 22

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2018

( ) stories in the news for Friday, June 22 – – – PROTEST TEEPEE BACK UP AT SASK. LEGISLATURE To the sound of beating drums and applause, people put up a teepee outside the Saskatchewan legislature only days after the government ordered it taken down and police arrested Indigenous protesters. The Justice for our ... Read More »

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Protest teepee back near Saskatchewan legislature days after ordered taken down

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

REGINA – To the sound of beating drums and applause people put up a teepee outside the Saskatchewan legislature only days after the government ordered it taken down and police arrested Indigenous protesters. The Justice for our Stolen Children camp was set up in February after the acquittals of Gerald Stanley in the fatal shooting ... Read More »

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Albertan who killed three people gets life, no parole chance for 30 years

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

EDMONTON – An Alberta man who fatally shot three people has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 30 years. In April, a jury convicted Mickell Bailey, who is 21, of three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of a woman, her partner and her daughter. The bodies of ... Read More »

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Tribunal orders Quebec crane operators ordered back to work

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

MONTREAL – Quebec’s crane operators are being ordered back to work. A labour tribunal hearing ruled Thursday evening in favour of an order sought by the province’s construction commission, forcing workers to end any work stoppage or slowdown tactics. The tribunal will decide at a later date whether the actions constituted a illegal strike when ... Read More »

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Fake police arrest and force woman to deposit cash in latest Canada Revenue scam

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

Vancouver police say there’s a new twist on a Canada Revenue Agency scam they’ve been warning the public about and the swindle involves being arrested. Police say a 58-year-old woman received a phone call on Wednesday afternoon from someone claiming to be from the agency, who said she owed $6,000 in taxes and there was ... Read More »

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Canada faces mounting pressure to end safe third country agreement with U.S.

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

OTTAWA – The Canadian government is facing mounting pressure to suspend its Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States amid concerns over child migrants being detained at the U.S. border but the pact has long been widely panned by refugee law experts and advocates. Efrat Arbel is an associate professor at the University of ... Read More »

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Two adults and child killed when truck and car collide in British Columbia

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

CACHE CREEK, B.C. – Two adults and a child have died in a two vehicle collision near Cache Creek, B.C. The RCMP say the accident happened shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of highways 97 and 99 north of Cache Creek. Police say a commercial vehicle and a car collided on Highway 97 ... Read More »

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Canada focusing on existing climate plan, has no current plan to raise targets

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

OTTAWA – Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says Canada has no immediate plans to follow Europe’s lead and increase its target for cutting emissions. McKenna is in Belgium this week for the second ministerial meeting of Canada, European Union and China on their climate change alliance to keep driving progress on the Paris agreement. During the ... Read More »

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Privacy questions linger as new Canada-U.S. terror list sharing kicks in

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

OTTAWA – Canada and the United States have begun sharing information about suspected terrorists under a revamped agreement even though the federal privacy watchdog is still studying the possible risks for Canadians. Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien recently received a federal assessment of the new version of the program known as Tuscan, short for Tipoff U.S./Canada, ... Read More »

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Lawyer seeking mental tests for former TV journalist accused in bank robberies

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – The lawyer for a former TV journalist accused in several bank robberies says he plans to speak to the Crown about arranging for psychiatric tests to determine his client’s mental state. Stephen Vogelsang is charged with robbing two banks in Medicine Hat, Alta., three in Regina and one in Saskatoon last ... Read More »

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‘She never said no to me once,’ military cop tells his sex-assault court martial

By Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

HALIFAX – A Halifax-based military policeman facing a sexual assault charge says a female officer didn’t object at any point during sex he believes was consensual. Sgt. Kevin MacIntyre took the stand in his own defence Thursday at his military court martial hearing. MacIntyre has pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault charge resulting from ... Read More »

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