October 24th, 2020

National News

Trudeau touts vaccine deals as Canada notches new daily record in COVID-19 cases

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is trying to offer Canadians modest hope about progress in testing and vaccine development after Canada notched an all-time high of new COVID-19 cases in a day. Trudeau told a news conference today that the government is spending $214 million towards the development of COVID-19 vaccines, signing deals with Quebec’s Medicago ... Read More »

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Majority of Nunavut MLAs vote to remove minister from cabinet over Facebook post

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

IQALUIT, Nunavut – Nunavut’s legislature members have voted former housing and Nunavut Arctic College minister Patterk Netser out of cabinet over a post he made on social media. The vote this morning saw 14 MLAs vote in favour and three against, with one abstention. Premier Joe Savikataaq put a motion forward earlier this week to ... Read More »

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Canada, Alberta agree on caribou protection deal that gives them years to take action

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

EDMONTON – Canada and Alberta have signed a deal on caribou protection that gives them years to take action but could allow energy drilling to resume right away on some ranges. The agreement gives the two governments up to five years to design and implement plans for some of Alberta’s most endangered herds. Meanwhile, it ... Read More »

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Victim of Markham, Ont., homicide identified as Mohammad Mehdi Amin Sadeghieh

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

MARKHAM, Ont. – Police north of Toronto have identified the victim of a recent homicide as 58-year-old Mohammad Mehdi Amin Sadeghieh. York Regional Police say they’re still looking for witnesses in what they call a suspicious death. Officers were called to a home in Markham, Ont., on Wednesday afternoon, where they found a man in ... Read More »

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Psychiatrist tells jurors accused Fredericton mass murderer had mental illness

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

FREDERICTON – A psychiatrist testifying at the Fredericton mass murder trial says the accused suffered from delusional disorder. Dr. Scott Woodside told jurors today that Matthew Raymond refused to talk about the Aug. 10, shootings during their meetings together over the last two years. Raymond, 50, is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of ... Read More »

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Move to Canada? A pipe dream for some Americans is a parachute for Canadian expats

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

WASHINGTON, Wash. – When people in the United States talk about moving to Canada to escape four more years of Donald Trump, it’s usually either a punchline or a pipe dream. Ask some of the roughly 800,000 Canadians who live in the U.S., though, and it becomes one of three things: a parachute, a very ... Read More »

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Montreal archdiocese says priest found guilty of sexual assault has been defrocked

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

MONTREAL – The Montreal archdiocese says a priest sentenced in 2019 for abusing two boys has been formally stripped of his priesthood. Archbishop Christian Lepine had defrocked Brian Boucher last year following the conclusion of a church judicial process, but that decision had been subject to appeal. The archdiocese said today no appeal was filed, ... Read More »

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Ottawa police investigating hate-motivated graffiti incident at National War Memorial

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

OTTAWA – Police in Ottawa are investigating an incident of hate-motivated graffiti at the National War Memorial. The alleged incident happened last Friday night, when police say a man used a sharp object to engrave a hateful message on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Police say a man approached the area on a mountain ... Read More »

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B.C. political leaders campaign for votes on last day before voting begins

By The Canadian Press, The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

VANCOUVER – The B.C. election campaign is in its last day with the main opponents to the NDP sounding a familiar refrain in their final pitch for votes. Both the B.C. Liberals and the Greens criticized NDP Leader John Horgan on Thursday for calling the snap election as COVID-19 infections surged in a second wave. ... Read More »

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Ottawa predicts system delays, backlogs unless court extends life of refugee pact

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

OTTAWA – The Trudeau government says there will be upheaval at the Canada-U. S. border early next year if a refugee pact between the two countries is allowed to expire. Federal lawyers are asking the Federal Court of Appeal to stay a July ruling that struck down the Safe Third Country Agreement but left it ... Read More »

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High-stakes drama over possible election fizzles in Ottawa: In The News for Oct. 23

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 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 Oct. 23… What we are watching in Canada… A possible federal election has been averted again at least for now after the Liberals decided they ... Read More »

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