July 19th, 2018

National News

Condos rushing to ban pot smoking before legalization, leaving some residents fuming

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

TORONTO – Gerald Major goes out on the back balcony of his condo several times a day, leaning against the wall and smoking or vaping medicinal cannabis to ease the pain and other symptoms of severe arthritis. But the looming legalization of recreational marijuana may put his daily ritual in jeopardy, as condominium corporations and ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

HMCS Ville de Quebec departs Halifax with new Cyclone helicopter aboard

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

HALIFAX – Hundreds of people gathered on a jetty at Halifax’s naval base today to bid farewell to 240 military members aboard HMCS Ville de Quebec. Under pouring rain, family, friends and dignitaries waved goodbye as the warship departed in thick fog for the Mediterranean Sea, part of Canada’s ongoing contribution to a NATO mission ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

An updated list of federal cabinet ministers following Wednesday’s shuffle

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

OTTAWA – An updated list of federal cabinet ministers following Wednesday’s shuffle, by order of precedence: – Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister – Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness – Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food – Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations – Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Deadly mushrooms make early appearance in Victoria, spark health warning

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

VICTORIA – A type of potentially deadly mushroom is making an early appearance around Victoria, prompting a warning from the local health authority. Island Health says death cap mushrooms, which usually appear in the fall, have already been spotted in several areas on southern Vancouver Island. Officials say intensive lawn watering may be linked to ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Canada’s premiers meet Indigenous groups, although three major groups decline

By Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

BOUCTOUCHE, N.B. – Canada’s premiers are meeting with Indigenous organizations in New Brunswick, but for the second year in a row the gathering is notable for who’s not in attendance. Three of the country’s largest Indigenous organizations have bowed out of talks, held before a summer gathering of provincial leaders in the seaside town of ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Former NDP leader Tom Mulcair to be political pundit on Quebec TV and radio

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

MONTREAL – Former NDP leader Tom Mulcair is becoming a political pundit for different TV and radio networks in Quebec. Mulcair will appear on Montreal radio station CJAD 800 twice a day, as of Aug. 28. He will also be on CTV News Channel twice a week. And the fluently bilingual Mulcair will be giving ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Alleged assault of Muslim man appears to have been motivated by hate, police say

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

TORONTO – Police say an alleged assault in southern Ontario that sent a Muslim man to hospital on Sunday appears to have been motivated by hate. Peel regional police say they were called to investigate a fight in Mississauga, Ont., at about 9 p.m., and discovered the man being beaten by two people. They say ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Newfoundland and Labrador government to cover abortion pill as of Sept. 1

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Newfoundland and Labrador government says it will cover the abortion pill as of Sept. 1. The province announced in a statement today that it will provide universal coverage for Mifegymiso, an alternative to surgically induced abortions. The two-drug combination terminates pregnancies of up to nine weeks. The drug has to ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Trudeau shuffles familiar faces, adds new ones to expanded cabinet

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is unveiling his pre-election cabinet, shuffling six ministers to new portfolios and promoting five other MPs to his front benches in a bid to boost the profile of his team. Trudeau confidant and long-time MP Dominic LeBlanc moves from fisheries to take on intergovernmental affairs, placing a veteran in ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

NewsAlert: Trudeau shuffles familiar faces, adds new ones to expanded cabinet

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is unveiling his pre-election cabinet, shuffling six of his ministers to new portfolios and adding positions for five more in a bid to boost the profile of his team. Trudeau confidant and long-time MP Dominic LeBlanc moves from fisheries to take on intergovernmental affairs, placing a veteran in charge ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Justin Trudeau to shuffle cabinet with focus on Liberals’ team for 2019

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his front benches this morning and some familiar faces are slated to take on new cabinet portfolios. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly, Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc, International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr have all arrived at Rideau Hall, which signals they will be ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!