July 19th, 2018

National News

Trudeau blasts Putin, Russia following Finland summit but stays mum on Trump

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is standing firm in his condemnation of Vladimir Putin despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s warm words for the Russian president this week. Trudeau says Canada remains strongly opposed to a host of Russian actions under Putin’s watch, including the annexation of Crimea, its support for Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad ... Read More »

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Trudeau asks transport minister to tackle Greyhound’s western pullout

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions following Greyhound’s withdrawal of bus service from western Canada. Trudeau calls Greyhound’s move “difficult” for people who live on the Prairies and for those who are already struggling economically. The prime minister has directed Garneau to work with provinces, ... Read More »

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Man charged in Toronto subway homicide case appears in court

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

TORONTO – A man accused of pushing a senior citizen in front of a Toronto subway train has had his case put over for a month during a brief video court appearance. John Reszetnik is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 73-year-old Yosuke Hayahara. Crown attorney Sean Doyle told the court his office ... Read More »

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Trudeau announces $90-million contribution to twin deadly Nova Scotia highway

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

SUTHERLANDS RIVER, N.S. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $90 million in funding to twin a section of a well-travelled Nova Scotia highway. Trudeau’s announcement today in Sutherland’s River, N.S., was met with boisterous applause from the crowd. The community has fought for years for improvements to Highway 104 due to the high number ... Read More »

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Bullying, harassment, gender bias tolerated at MUN medical school: report

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A new report says a culture of bullying and harassment has been tolerated at Memorial University’s faculty of medicine in St. John’s, N.L. Investigator Sandra LeFort, a professor emerita of the university’s school of nursing, talked to 66 people in total, taking testimonials from students, faculty and staff. Her report, dated ... Read More »

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Prince Edward Island woman faces multiple charges in death of two infants

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

CHARLOTTETOWN – A P.E.I. woman has been charged in connection with the deaths of two infants following a yearlong investigation. The major crime unit of the Charlottetown Police Services says the 39-year-old woman is facing two counts of infanticide in connection with incidents from 2014 and 2016. She’s also facing two counts of failing to ... Read More »

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Canada should help Holocaust denier on trial in Germany: civil liberties group

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

OTTAWA – A civil liberties group is urging the Canadian government to end the “unjust and immoral” imprisonment of Monika Schaefer, a German-Canadian woman on trial in Germany for publishing videos denying the Holocaust. The Ontario Civil Liberties Association says it’s concerned about Canada’s apparent unwillingness to come to the aid of Schaefer, who it ... Read More »

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Trudeau to meet with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil at university

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to be in Nova Scotia today to meet with Premier Stephen McNeil. Trudeau and McNeil are scheduled to make an announcement at 10 a.m. at the East Pictou Middle School in Sutherlands River. The prime minister and premier will then meet at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. Later, ... Read More »

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In the news today, July 17

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

Four stories in the news for Tuesday, July 17 – – – MPs AGREE TO SUMMER STUDY OF ASYLUM SEEKERS The House of Commons immigration committee has agreed to meet at least twice before early August to study the issue of asylum seekers crossing the border from the U.S. Members agreed during a rare summer ... Read More »

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Hackers infiltrate Algonquin College databases

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

OTTAWA – Algonquin College in eastern Ontario says it is advising students and alumni that hackers have infiltrated a server infected with malware. The Ottawa-based college says the “unauthorized and illegal access” was discovered on May 16 and forensic experts brought in to investigate found that the infected server hosted access to databases which contained ... Read More »

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Former Mountie who fired Taser at Robert Dziekanski drops appeal of sentence

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2018

VANCOUVER – The former RCMP constable who fired a Taser at a Polish immigrant at Vancouver’s airport has dropped his appeal of a 30-month jail sentence he received after being convicted of perjury. Kwesi Millington’s lawyer Brock Martland confirmed his client decided to give up his appeal, but declined to comment further. Millington and three ... Read More »

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