August 14th, 2020

National News

Innu Nation files human rights complaint over Ottawa’s child protection funding

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Innu Nation has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission alleging the federal government spends more money removing children from their homes as opposed to keeping families together. Innu Nation Grand Chief Gregory Rich said in a statement Tuesday Canada’s child welfare system has devastated Innu families. The ... Read More »

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Carleton ends student placements with police over failures to address racism

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

OTTAWA – Carleton University’s criminology school says it will no longer place students to work with police forces and prisons as a show of solidarity with the movement to address systemic racism in Canada’s criminal justice institutions. Carleton’s Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice said in a statement Tuesday that the move will affect about ... Read More »

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Two dead, one survivor after B.C. fish boat sinks off Vancouver Island

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

VICTORIA – The British Columbia Coroners Service says two people have died after a Canadian fishing boat sank in waters west of Vancouver Island. The United States Coast Guard says it received a distress call early Tuesday advising the Arctic Fox II was in trouble more than 100 kilometres off the northwestern tip of Washington ... Read More »

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Trudeau, Morneau, Telford must resign, or trigger an election: Blanchet

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

OTTAWA – The leader of the Bloc Quebecois says if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Katie Telford, the prime minister’s chief of staff, don’t resign, he will try to trigger an election in October. Yves-Francois Blanchet told reporters today revelations in the WE controversy – as well as new details about ... Read More »

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Liberals announce $18 million in funding for small food producers

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

OTTAWA – The federal government is rolling out $18 million in support for projects they say will help strengthen Canada’s food supply chain. The funds are going everywhere from an Alberta company focusing on plant-based proteins to distilleries in Quebec seeking to upgrade their equipment. Some money is also being directed to small towns in ... Read More »

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Scheer’s last day and a dolphin stampede: In The News for Aug. 12

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 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 Aug. 12. What we are watching in Canada … Justin Trudeau’s ethical conduct will be put under an opposition microscope today during a rare summer ... Read More »

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Central Alberta man charged with killing doctor at clinic to appear in court

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 is to make his first court appearance today. Deng Mabiour of Red Deer, Alta., is charged with the first-degree murder of Dr. Walter Reynolds, a 45-year-old father of two. The 54-year-old suspect is also charged with ... Read More »

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Andrew Scheer likely marking last day in House of Commons as Opposition leader

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

OTTAWA – Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is expected to mark a political milestone today: his final time rising in the House of Commons as leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. Today’s Commons sitting is one of two scheduled for August, but the second comes after party members will elect Scheer’s replacement, bringing an end to ... Read More »

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 12

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on Aug. 12, 2020: There are 120,421 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 60,718 confirmed (including 5,697 deaths, 53,135 resolved) _ Ontario: 40,194 confirmed (including 2,786 deaths, 36,456 resolved) _ Alberta: 11,772 confirmed (including 216 deaths, 10,552 resolved) _ British Columbia: 4,111 ... Read More »

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‘Very kind:” Slain Alberta doctor remembered by colleagues, patients

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

RED DEER, Alta. – An Alberta family doctor slain in his medical clinic is being remember as a kind practitioner, a devoted dad and a jokester. Dr. Walter Reynolds, 45, was “the best colleague I ever had,” Dr. Edward Ohanjanians said Tuesday. He said Reynolds was a founder of the Village Mall Walk-in Clinic in ... Read More »

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B.C. students won’t return to class as originally planned on Sept. 8

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s education minister says students won’t be back in classrooms on the originally planned date of Sept. 8. Rob Fleming says students will be welcomed back to classrooms later in the second week of September after staff review the latest B.C. Centre for Disease Control guidelines and school operation policies. It’s not ... Read More »

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