July 18th, 2024

National News

Quebec court orders hospital to keep woman on life support so she can die in Nigeria

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

MONTREAL – A Quebec court ordered a Montreal hospital in April to keep a woman on life support to give her husband the chance to arrange for her to be sent home to die in Nigeria. McGill University Health Centre sought permission earlier this year to stop all the 42-year-old woman’s treatments and give her ... Read More »

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Ottawa says deal reached with Saskatchewan on carbon levy money owed

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

REGINA – The federal government says it has reached an agreement with Saskatchewan over the province not paying carbon levy money to Ottawa, though the case may still end up in court. National Revenue Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says the deal secures 50 per cent of outstanding amounts Saskatchewan owes until the dispute is resolved. She ... Read More »

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B.C.’s ‘massive error’ part of web of inaction that could have saved boy: advocate

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

VICTORIA – The ministry that is supposed to be protecting British Columbia’s kids made what the children’s representative says was a “massive error,” resulting in the torturous death of an 11-year-old boy at the hands of those who were approved to be his caregivers. Jennifer Charlesworth says the boy’s death is not an outlier, but ... Read More »

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Quebec government quietly loosened its approach to drug possession over a year ago

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

MONTREAL – The Quebec government has quietly relaxed its approach to people caught with small quantities of drugs. In April 2023, the province recommended that simple possession cases should only be prosecuted when there is a public safety risk, including in the context of organized crime, violence or when minors are present. The Coalition Avenir ... Read More »

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Flooding on DVP in Toronto as torrential rain hits city, GTA

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

TORONTO – A major highway, several thoroughfares and a key transit hub were flooded in Toronto on Tuesday afternoon after torrential rain hit the city, while power outages were reported in multiple areas. Toronto police said part of the Don Valley Parkway, which runs from the north part of the city into the downtown area, ... Read More »

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Canada drops $9M on NYC luxury condo for consul general’s official residence

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

OTTAWA – Canada has spent $9 million for a luxury condo in Manhattan to be used as the official residence for its consul general in New York. Global Affairs Canada says a previous New York City residence purchased in 1961 isn’t up to code and doesn’t meet the department’s standards, but won’t say what is ... Read More »

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Lawyer who prosecuted Alice Munro’s husband unsurprised case stayed hidden for years

By Sonja Puzic, The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

A former Crown attorney who prosecuted Alice Munro’s husband says he always assumed a desire to protect the author’s reputation was among the reasons why Gerald Fremlin’s sexual abuse of Munro’s daughter went unreported even after he pleaded guilty. Fremlin’s case also may have escaped public attention because it moved unusually fast through the Goderich, ... Read More »

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Repeated extreme weather events linked to rise in mental health problems, trauma

By Hina Alam, The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

FREDERICTON – Jennifer Moore was helping a neighbour on flood-prone Stannus Street, in Windsor, N.S., last week when she fell face first in waist-deep brown water in her driveway. It was the third time in three years the catch basin on the street overflowed, after 1.2 metres of water adulterated with sewage poured into Moore’s ... Read More »

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Premiers of Canada’s territories say collaboration on Arctic security is top of mind

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

HALIFAX – Canada’s territorial premiers say Indigenous collaboration is vital as the country steps up Arctic security. Northwest Territories Premier R.J. Simpson told reporters today at the Council of the Federation meetings in Halifax that exerting sovereignty over the Arctic must be done in concert with the people whose traditional land is involved. Simpson, Nunavut ... Read More »

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Asylum seekers, equalization reform on the agenda as premiers meet in Halifax

By David Boles, The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

Quebec’s premier wants to bring the issue of asylum seekers to the attention of his fellow provincial leaders. Canada’s premiers are in Halifax this week for the Council of the Federation conference, where Quebec’s François Legault says it’s clear the current situation in his province must change. The issue has been a long-standing one for ... Read More »

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In the news today: Republicans continue convention reinvigorated

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2024

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed… Republicans continue convention reinvigorated The second day of the Republican National Convention is set to begin as the party pushes forward reinvigorated following Donald Trump’s first public appearance after the attempted assassination of the former president. Trump was ... Read More »

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