July 21st, 2024

National News

Quebec court rules against Concordia University’s attempt to pause tuition hike

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2024

MONTREAL – A Quebec Superior Court judge has denied Concordia University’s request to delay a controversial tuition hike for out-of-province and international students. Justice Éric Dufour ruled on July 12 that the harm to the public interest from delaying the tuition increase outweighed the harm to the Montreal university. Starting this fall, out-of-province students at ... Read More »

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Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan leaving cabinet, sources say

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2024

OTTAWA – Two sources with knowledge of the situation say federal Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan is stepping down from cabinet and will not be seeking re-election. A Liberal party source says O’Regan is expected to resign as minister at a cabinet meeting Friday. Another source with knowledge on the matter says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan leaving cabinet, sources say

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2024

OTTAWA – Two sources with knowledge of the situation say federal Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan is stepping down from cabinet and will not be seeking re-election. O’Regan, 53, was elected as a member of Parliament in 2015 and has served as a minister since 2017, overseeing several portfolios. More coming... Read More »

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Canadians should remind American neighbours of important relationship: ambassador

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2024

MILWAUKEE – As Donald Trump prepares to speak at the Republican National Convention, Canada’s ambassador to the United States is urging Canadians to talk to Americans about the countries’ important relationship. Kirsten Hillman, who is attending the convention, says if Canadians are at the lake with Americans this summer, they should take a moment to ... Read More »

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Gen. Jennie Carignan officially takes over command of Armed Forces in Ottawa ceremony

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2024

OTTAWA – Gen. Jennie Carignan has officially taken over command of the Armed Forces in a ceremony at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. Carignan was promoted to the rank of general during the change-of-command ceremony. She was chosen by the federal government to become Canada’s first female defence chief, and she’s no stranger to ... Read More »

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Years after Insite ruling, drug policy landscape is still being shaped in B.C.

By Ashley Joannou, The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2024

VANCOUVER – In 2021, the Vancouver-based Drug User Liberation Front approached Health Canada with a proposal. It wanted permission to buy heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine on the dark web, before having the drugs tested for contaminants and selling them to users through its “compassion club and fulfilment centre.” Health Canada rejected the application for exemption ... Read More »

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‘Major damage’: Vandalism at federal immigration minister’s office in Montreal

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2024

MONTREAL – Police say the Montreal constituency office of federal Immigration Minister Marc Miller was vandalized overnight. Outside, windows were smashed and walls were defaced with paint and graffiti. Montreal police Const. Sabrina Gauthier said there was also “major damage” inside the office, located in the city’s Sud-Ouest borough. Police say they think the ongoing ... Read More »

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Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly to visit China after years-long rift

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2024

OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is headed to China on Friday at the invitation of Beijing, after years of diplomatic strain following the 2018 detention of two Canadians. In recent months, China has urged Canada to work on shared priorities and draw less attention to disagreements. Joly’s visit follows Canadian security officials flagging ... Read More »

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Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly to visit China after years-long rift

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2024

OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is headed to China on Friday at the invitation of Beijing, after years of diplomatic strain following the 2018 detention of two Canadians. In recent months, China has urged Canada to work on shared priorities and draw less attention to disagreements. Joly’s visit follows Canadian security officials flagging ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly to visit China afters years-long rift

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2024

OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is headed to China at the invitation of Beijing, after years of diplomatic strain following the 2018 detention of two Canadians. Joly says she wants to take a pragmatic approach in finding common ground, and her visit follows Canadian officials calling Chinese interference Canada’s greatest strategic threat. More ... Read More »

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In the news today: Two dead after Listeria outbreak, new defence chief takes command

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2024

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed… Two deaths in listeriosis outbreak linked to plant-based milk recall Two people have died after an outbreak of listeriosis triggered a national recall of certain plant-based milks, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Wednesday. Silk brand almond ... Read More »

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