July 23rd, 2019

National News

In the news today, July 23

By The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2019

Five stories in the news for Tuesday, July 23 – – – FOOD GUIDE, BUTTS IN PRE-CAMPAIGN FIGHT Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre took aim at the Liberals Monday morning for bringing back former prime ministerial aide Gerald Butts to work on their election campaign. An hour later, from the same dais in the national ... Read More »

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Vigil in Toronto marks first anniversary of Greektown shooting that killed two

By Alanna Rizza, The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2019

Toronto’s Greektown community gathered Monday night to remember the victims of a mass shooting last summer. The vigil – which was set to begin at sunset – marked the first anniversary of the tragedy, which left two people dead and 13 others injured. Community members gathered as light rain fell on a busy stretch of ... Read More »

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Cop father says couple’s double homicide in B.C. devastating for two families

By The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2019

SURREY, B.C. – The father of an Australian man who was gunned down with his girlfriend while travelling on a remote British Columbia highway says the deaths are a tragic end to a love story between the inseparable couple. Chief Insp. Stephen Fowler of the New South Wales Police Force says he spoke with his ... Read More »

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Family asks police to conduct ground searches for missing Quebec man, son

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2019

MONTREAL – The family of a Quebec entrepreneur and his son now missing for 12 days are asking provincial police to carry out a ground search of a vast, heavily wooded area where the missing helicopter may be found. Stephane Roy, the founder and president of Les Serres Sagami, and his 14-year-old son Justin have ... Read More »

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RCMP investigate discovery of three bodies in vast northern B.C. area

By The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2019

FORT NELSON, B.C. – RCMP are asking the public to take safety precautions and “remain vigilant” as the force investigates two apparently unconnected cases in northern British Columbia involving a deceased male and a couple believed to be the victims of a double homicide. Mounties say in a release they acknowledge growing concerns after a ... Read More »

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Crime up, homicide down: Five things to know about the 2018 crime statistics

By Christian Paas-Lang, The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2019

OTTAWA – New national crime data for 2018 was released Monday, courtesy of Statistics Canada, with big changes to some key indicators. Here are five things that stood out: Crime up, but still near decades-long low The national statistics agency says both the crime rate and its measurement of the severity of crime were up ... Read More »

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Court dismisses challenge of deal that helps U.S. nab tax cheats in Canada

By The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2019

OTTAWA – A judge says a Canada-U.S. deal aimed at zeroing in on tax cheats north of the border does not violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In a ruling today, Federal Court of Canada Justice Anne Mactavish dismissed an appeal from two American citizens, Gwendolyn Louise Deegan and Kazia Highton, who now live ... Read More »

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Oland murder case highlights costs required for successful defence

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2019

FREDERICTON – Dennis Oland didn’t receive special favours before the courts in his murder re-trial, but the case shows how money can make a difference in mounting a successful defence, say legal experts. Last week, a judge found Oland not guilty of the bloody 2011 murder of his wealthy father in Saint John – the ... Read More »

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Quebec police raise eyebrows with sarcastic responses to online critics

By The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2019

MONTREAL – Quebec provincial police are raising eyebrows with their sarcastic responses to critical comments on their Facebook page. One response to a comment on the force’s official Facebook page described excessive speeders as “morons,” while another suggested that bad drivers should calculate the price of a ticket in their vacation budgets. Chief Insp. Guy ... Read More »

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Oland murder case highlights having enough money can be key to successful defence

By The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2019

FREDERICTON – Legal experts say Dennis Oland didn’t get any special treatment before the courts in his murder re-trial, but the case shows how having money can make a difference in mounting a successful defence. Last week, a judge found Oland not guilty of the bloody 2011 murder of his wealthy father in Saint John ... Read More »

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Health officials to meet with Attawapiskat families about water: O’Regan

By The Canadian Press on July 22nd, 2019

OTTAWA – Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan says the federal government is committing more assistance for a northern Ontario reserve facing challenges with its water supply, including sending additional medical officials there this week. O’Regan says in an interview that the officials will meet with parents and families in Attawapiskat First Nation to discuss their ... Read More »

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