March 4th, 2024

National News

State funeral, public condolences being planned for Brian Mulroney

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on March 1st, 2024

OTTAWA – A state funeral will be held later this month for former prime minister Brian Mulroney, who died Thursday at 84. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will be opportunities for Canadians to express their condolences to Mulroney’s family as well. Mulroney’s daughter, Caroline, said in a statement Thursday evening that her father died ... Read More »

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Supreme Court of Canada says a computer’s IP address deserves privacy protection

By The Canadian Press on March 1st, 2024

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada says police need judicial authorization to obtain a computer’s internet protocol address, calling the identification number a crucial link between a person and their online activity. The top court’s ruling came today in a case that began in 2017 when Calgary police investigated fraudulent online transactions from a ... Read More »

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Portage and Main: Landmark Winnipeg intersection could open again to pedestrians

By The Canadian Press on March 1st, 2024

WINNIPEG – A landmark intersection in Winnipeg could soon be open again to pedestrians. Mayor Scott Gillingham says he’s in favour of reopening the intersection of Portage Avenue and Main Street by the summer of 2025, after receiving a report on the cost of needed repairs. Concrete barriers have prevented pedestrian crossings there for more ... Read More »

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In the news today: Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney dead at 84, tributes pour in

By The Canadian Press on March 1st, 2024

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today… Commons to stay empty after Brian Mulroney’s death Members of Parliament are absent from the House of Commons as Canadians mourn the death of former prime minister Brian Mulroney. The flag ... Read More »

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House of Commons silent, Parliament Hill flag at half-mast after death of Mulroney

By The Canadian Press on March 1st, 2024

OTTAWA – Members of Parliament are absent from the House of Commons as Canadians mourn the death of former prime minister Brian Mulroney. The flag atop the Peace Tower is flying at half-mast in tribute to the Progressive Conservative titan who died Thursday at 84. Tributes to Mulroney and his substantial political and personal legacy ... Read More »

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What are the next steps on the Liberals’ long road to a national drug plan?

By The Canadian Press on March 1st, 2024

OTTAWA – The bill Health Minister Mark Holland tabled in the House of Commons Thursday is only the first step toward a possible pharmacare program. But the legislation does lay down a road map for how the federal government plans to get there. The first step is to negotiate universal coverage for birth control and ... Read More »

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Law to protect long-term funding of federal child-care system passes final hurdle

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – Legislation that commits the federal government to long-term funding of the national child-care system is poised to become law. The bill aims to enshrine the system into law, making it harder for future governments to defund it. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government announced the creation of a national child-care system in 2021 and ... Read More »

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Brian Mulroney, 18th prime minister and Progressive Conservative titan, dead at 84

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – There was no in-between with Martin Brian Mulroney. Canadians loved him: In 1984, they handed the youthful charmer a blank cheque and the largest majority mandate in history so he could change the country. Canadians hated him: When he announced his departure from politics in 1993, his charm was dismissed as blarney, his ... Read More »

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Jury in Saskatchewan mass killer inquest makes recommendations to improve arrests

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

SASKATOON – Jurors at a coroner’s inquest into the in-custody death of a mass killer in Saskatchewan have issued four recommendations for police to improve arrests. After a few hours of deliberations Thursday, they said the RCMP should have mandatory enhanced driver training and there should be more training for extraction techniques during takedowns. They ... Read More »

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Law to protect long-term funding of federal child care system passes final hurdle

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – Legislation that commits the federal government to long-term funding of the national child care system is poised to become law. The bill aims to enshrine the system into law, making it harder for future governments to defund it. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government announced the creation of a national child care system in ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Jury makes four recommendations in Saskatchewan mass killer inquest

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

SASKATOON – Jurors at a coroner’s inquest into the in-custody death of a mass killer in Saskatchewan have issued four recommendations for police to improve arrests. They suggest mandatory enhanced driver training and more training for extraction techniques during takedowns. The jurors have also determined Myles Sanderson accidentally died of a cocaine overdose. The jurors ... Read More »

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