August 14th, 2020

National News

N.S. Mountie faces questions over redacted warrants in mass killing case

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

HALIFAX – A senior RCMP officer in Nova Scotia who obtained search warrants for the investigation into the mass shooting in April was grilled in court today about why most of those documents remain heavily redacted. Search warrants are supposed to be made public after they have been executed, with some exceptions, but in this ... Read More »

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New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

OTTAWA – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the next person to have his job must build a strong team in the Commons and for the next election campaign. Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition, as his replacement is set to be elected by the time ... Read More »

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Feds seeking private consultant to design, run firearm buyback program

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

OTTAWA – The federal government is turning to the private sector to design and run a massive buyback of newly prohibited firearms. Public Safety Canada has invited 15 consulting firms to come up with a “range of options and approaches” for the planned program to compensate gun owners. The Liberals outlawed a wide range of ... Read More »

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‘I don’t remember:’ Man accused of killing Alberta doctor makes court appearance

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

RED DEER, Alta. – A man accused of killing a family doctor at a walk-in clinic in central Alberta appeared confused at his first court appearance Wednesday, telling a judge that he doesn’t remember and is sick. Deng Mabiour of Red Deer, Alta., is charged with first-degree murder in Monday’s death of 45-year-old Dr. Walter ... Read More »

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Miller won’t rule out COVID-19 pandemic forcing delay of UNDRIP law

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

OTTAWA – Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says a Liberal promise to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is still a top priority. But he could not definitively say today whether it is still possible to introduce the needed legislation within the promised timeline, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime ... Read More »

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Man accused of killing Alberta doctor tells court he doesn’t remember, is sick

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

RED DEER, Alta. – A man accused of killing a family doctor at a walk-in clinic in central Alberta appeared confused at his first court appearance, saying he doesn’t remember and is sick. Deng Mabiour of Red Deer, Alta., faces a charge of first-degree murder in Monday’s death of 45-year-old Dr. Walter Reynolds, as well ... Read More »

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Vast majority of Quebecers believe First Nations face discrimination: survey

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

MONTREAL – The vast majority of non-Indigenous Quebecers recognize that First Nations members in the province are subject to racism or discrimination, a new survey suggests. The survey conducted by polling firm Leger for the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador found that 92 per cent of respondents agreed that Indigenous communities face racism or discrimination. ... Read More »

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Andrew Scheer marks final day in Commons as Conservative party leader

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

OTTAWA – Conservative leader Andrew Scheer rose Wednesday in the House of Commons for what’s likely his last time as Opposition leader and told the MPs dotted throughout the chamber he had a sense of deja vu. “It looks like my last question period as leader of the Conservative party is just like my first: ... Read More »

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B.C. students to return to school Sept. 10 as part of gradual restart

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s Education Ministry says children will be returning to classrooms two days later than originally planned as part of a gradual restart to schooling. Education Minister Rob Fleming told reporters Tuesday that students wouldn’t be expected back on the original date of Sept. 8 to help give administrators and teachers more time ... Read More »

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Feds commit $305M in additional funds for Indigenous communities during COVID-19

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

OTTAWA – The federal government has announced an additional $305 million to help Indigenous Peoples combat COVID-19. Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the money is meant to help Indigenous communities prepare for emergencies and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. He says communities can also use the money for a variety of other ... Read More »

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Mother calls for strict sentence in son’s 2016 death in Halifax jail cell

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

HALIFAX – The mother of a man who died in a Halifax police jail cell in June 2016 has asked a judge to impose the “strictest penalty possible” on two special police constables found guilty of criminal negligence in his death. In her victim impact statement read during a sentencing hearing today, Jeannette Rogers said ... Read More »

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