March 20th, 2019

National News

Sen. Beyak broke Senate’s code of conduct by posting racist letters

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

OTTAWA – The Senate’s ethics officer says Sen. Lynn Beyak violated the upper chamber’s conflict-of-interest code by posting racist letters about Indigenous people on her website. Pierre Legault says Beyak’s conduct did not uphold the highest standards of dignity required of a senator. Nor did she perform her duties with dignity, honour and integrity or ... Read More »

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Girl subject of Amber Alert north of Toronto found safe

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

MARKHAM, Ont. – A five-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert north of Toronto has been found safe. York regional police say the girl’s father has been arrested but they do not know if he has committed a criminal offence and the investigation continues. Police had issued the alert Tuesday afternoon after ... Read More »

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Liberals promise tax credit, EI benefit to help workers

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

OTTAWA – Canadians could soon be putting $250 a year in federal tax credits toward better skills, while getting federal help to pay the bills. One of the showpieces in Tuesday’s federal Liberal budget, part of more than $1.7 billion in planned new spending over five years, aims to help workers prepare for tectonic digital ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Girl subject of Amber Alert north of Toronto found safe

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

MARKHAM, Ont. – A five-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert north of Toronto has been found safe. York regional police say the girl’s father has been arrested but they do not know if he has committed a criminal offence. Police had issued the alert after Jannah Jaffri was allegedly taken from ... Read More »

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Carfentanil suspected in 13 deaths in B.C. in one month after 35 total for 2018

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s coroners service says fewer people fatally overdosed on illicit drugs in January but the number of deaths believed to have been caused by carfentanil more than quadrupled in just one month. The service says 90 people died of suspected drug overdoses in the first month of 2019, a drop of 22 ... Read More »

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Leaders set sights on each other as Alberta election called for April 16

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

Alberta’s NDP leader and her main conservative rival wasted no time pointing fingers at each other on the first day of the campaign for an April 16 election. Premier Rachel Notley called the vote Tuesday in front of cheering supporters at the National Music Centre in Calgary and made it clear from the get-go that ... Read More »

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Canadian identified as alleged informant in U.S. college admissions scandal

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

MONTREAL – Morrie Tobin, the Montreal native named in reports as the central figure who exposed an alleged college admissions scam in the United States, was described Tuesday by those who knew him as someone who stood out for his athleticism and drive. Tobin, who pleaded guilty last month to conspiracy to commit securities fraud ... Read More »

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Pregnant asylum seeker rescued from snow trying to cross Manitoba border

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

WINNIPEG – A pregnant woman who walked across the United States border into Manitoba was rescued after she became trapped in a snowbank and appeared to go into labour. Emerson-Franklin Reeve Dave Carlson said the 25-year-old woman, who was nine months pregnant, was very lucky firefighters located her quickly Saturday morning. The woman called 911 ... Read More »

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First Nation supports B.C.’s plan to require pipeline operators to hold permits

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

VANCOUVER – A coastal British Columbia First Nation that experienced a spill of thousands of litres of diesel in its waters is supporting the province’s efforts to create a permitting system for companies transporting hazardous substances. The B.C. Court of Appeal is hearing a reference case filed by the province that asks whether it can ... Read More »

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United Conservative leader focuses on economy as Alberta election called

By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

LEDUC, Alta. – The leader of the United Conservatives says he will focus on jobs, the economy and pipelines if Albertans make him premier in an election that’s been called for April 16. Jason Kenney wasted no time in his first official campaign appearance at an Edmonton-area energy services company to link Premier Rachel Notley ... Read More »

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Five things about the federal budget

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2019

OTTAWA – The Liberals’ last budget of this mandate sets the stage for the October federal election and includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum. But there are also gaps in spending for some groups. Here’s what the budget does and doesn’t do, for five key voting groups: Veterans The Liberals ... Read More »

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