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Articles from May 31, 2016

Alberta Makes Public Draft Rules Governing Physician-Assisted Death
Alberta introduces rules on assisted death--EDMONTON - Alberta has made public its own draft regulations for physician-assisted death, but notes those rules will be superseded when the federal law is in place."The federal government has the primary responsibility...
Alberta Premier Notley to Greet Evacuees; Recalls Early Days of Wildfire
Alberta premier recalls early days of wildfire--EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley plans to be in Fort McMurray on Wednesday to help residents turn the page on a devastating wildfire and says she will carry with her vivid memories of the early...
Alberta Wildfire Underlines Need for National Talks on Disaster Mitigation
Alberta premier wants more dialogue on disasters--CALGARY - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the devastating fire in Fort McMurray underlines the need for a national discussion on disaster mitigation.Notley said Tuesday she has already asked that the...
All-Party Committee Agrees to Accept Trudeau's Apology and Move On
NDP's Brosseau: move on from PM's elbow--OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not have to deliver any more apologies or face any parliamentary sanctions for knocking into a New Democrat with his elbow.NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau, who is travelling...
All-Party Committee to Study Commons Fracas Consequences for Trudeau
Move on from 'Elbowgate,' says ex-MP--OTTAWA - Former MP Keith Martin says there is no way Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should face any more punishment for the ruckus that erupted when he tried to hurry a Conservative to his seat, knocking a New Democrat...
Assisted Dying Bill Wins Approval of House of Commons, Now Heads to Senate
MPs vote in favour of assisted dying bill--OTTAWA - The federal government's controversial bill on assisted dying sailed through the House of Commons on Tuesday, approved by a vote of 186-137."It's an historic day," Health Minister Jane Philpott said...
B.C. Audit Says More Work Needed on Community Programs to Reduce Reoffending
More work to ensure reoffending reduced: audit--VICTORIA - British Columbia's auditor general says most of the recommendations her office made in 2011 to improve supervision of offenders in the community and boost public safety have not been implemented.Carol...
Blue Jays Get Jason Grilli in Trade with Braves for Canadian Pitching Prospect
Blue Jays get reliever Grilli from Braves--TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays continue to stockpile arms for their bullpen.Right-handed pitcher Jason Grilli was acquired by the Blue Jays on Tuesday night in a trade with the Braves, with Canadian pitching...
Bonino Scores Go-Ahead Goal, Penguins Strike First in Game 1 Victory over Sharks
Penguins strike first in Game 1 victory--PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins wanted to hit first and found a way to do just that on Monday night. Nick Bonino scored the go-ahead goal in the waning minutes of regulation to help the Penguins beat...
Border Service Officials Seize Arms Export Bound for Iraq at Toronto Airport
Arms export bound for Iraq seized in Toronto--TORONTO - Border officials say they've seized a cache of gun parts and police equipment at Toronto's Pearson International Airport that was destined for Iraq.The Canada Border Services Agency says the discovery...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--TUESDAY,MAY 31,2016BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's late plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please...
Buyer Beware: Cosmetics Safety Incidents Not Reported, No Power to Force Recall
Buyer beware: cosmetics poorly regulated--OTTAWA - Health Canada doesn't regularly test cosmetics for harmful or prohibited substances and there's no legal requirement to report adverse health and safety incidents -- unlike other consumer products --...
Canadian Acquitted in UAE Case Released from Prison after Nearly Two Years
Canadian acquitted in UAE released from prison--A Canadian acquitted of charges he faced in the United Arab Emirates has been released from prison and could leave the country as early as Wednesday, his family told The Canadian Press, calling the news...
CFL Veterans Johnson, Allen Vying to Fill Void in B.C. Lions' Backfield
CFL vets vying for spot in Lions' backfield--KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Andrew Harris left a big hole in the backfield when he bolted the B.C. Lions for free agency this winter.The move wasn't unexpected -- the Winnipeg native expressed frustration after last...
Chamber of Commerce AGM Backs Wineries, Eyes Airbnb, B.C. Real Estate
BC Chamber delegates seek real estate data--VANCOUVER - British Columbia's business leaders have adopted a list of policies they want addressed by government including more equitable taxation for wineries and Airbnb-style rentals and protection for old-growth...
Cheyrou Back but Giovinco a Question Mark for Amway Cup Game with Montreal
Cheyrou back but Giovinco a question mark--TORONTO - It didn't take midfielder Benoit Cheyrou long to recognize Toronto FC's rivalry with Montreal."I think when you meet fans in the city, you can feel the dislike, as you say," the French veteran said...
Churches Convert into Tango Schools and Daycares to Stay Financially Stable
Churches no longer just a place for worship--TORONTO - When parishioners of The Meeting House gather for Sunday service each week, they don't sit in pews in some grand historic church.Instead, their place of worship is an auditorium with a big screen,...
Coastal Community Getting New Lighthouse That Looks like Century-Old Predecessor
New lighthouse taking shape in Nova Scotia--HALIFAX - The demolition of a century-old lighthouse in a small, coastal community would usually amount to glum news in Nova Scotia.But you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who will miss the battered beacon...
Conservative Opposition Slams Liberals as Spendthrifts with Tax Dollars
Liberal expenses under fire in Commons--OTTAWA - The new Liberal government is blowing too much money on pricey office renovations, including hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by the minister of infrastructure, Conservatives charged Tuesday.Alberta...
Crosby Sticks to Routine in Attending Optional Practice; Rust Day-to-Day
Crosby an unexpected participant at Pens practice--PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The probable scratches at a sparsely attended Pittsburgh Penguins practice were joined by arguably the best hockey player in the world.Hours after a dominant performance in the Penguins'...
Cuts to Seniors Tax Rebate, Ambulance Fees in Manitoba Tories' First Budget
Cuts to seniors tax rebate: Manitoba budget--WINNIPEG - High-income seniors who own homes will no longer get a cheque of up to $470 a year and minimum-wage earners may not get a raise for the first time in recent memory in the first budget tabled by...
Dallaire Decries Global Inaction on Syria, amid Rwanda, Holocaust Comparisons
Dallaire decries global inaction on Syria--OTTAWA - Anthony Lake was in a Syrian hospital a few months ago watching surgery being performed on a sniper victim, whose age he could not determine because of the severity of the injuries.Lake, the executive...
Economy Appears to Be Losing Steam as Growth Slows Down in First Quarter
Economic growth slows down in first quarter--OTTAWA - The Canadian economy appears to be losing steam as it heads into the second quarter, which is expected to be a tough period made worse by the Alberta wildfires.Statistics Canada said Tuesday the economy...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, May 31
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Environment Commissioner's Five Recommendations on Handling Severe Weather
Audit recommendations on severe weather--OTTAWA - Julie Gelfand, the commissioner of environment and sustainable development, has issued her spring report, warning that the federal government must act to deal with the impact of severe weather events,...
Ex-Quebec Premier Charest Says Trudeau Sending Bad Signals with Bombardier Delay
Ex-Quebec premier questions Bombardier delay--MONTREAL - The Trudeau government is sending strange signals to foreign investors by taking so long to decide on whether to help aerospace giant Bombardier Inc., former Quebec premier Jean Charest said Tuesday.Bombardier...
Federal Government Moves Forward on Plain Packaging for Tobacco Products
Canada moves forward on plain tobacco packs--OTTAWA - The federal government plans to consult Canadians about how best to implement measures to curb smoking that include requiring plain packaging for tobacco products, Health Minister Jane Philpott said...
Feds Need to Improve Planning, Tracking for Severe Weather Events, Says Audit
Improve planning for severe weather: audit--OTTAWA - The federal government needs to get a better handle on the impact and implications of frequent severe weather events, says the commissioner of environment and sustainable development.Commissioner Julie...
Feds See Ontario Stance on CPP as Key Challenge to Expanding Pension Plan
CPP reform facing roadblocks from provinces--OTTAWA - Federal sources say Canada's most populous province has become Ottawa's main challenge in work to gain the required provincial support to expand the Canada Pension Plan.Ontario's position in the ongoing...
Finance Minister Shows off New Budget Shoes and They're a Little Tight
Finance minister's new shoes a little tight--REGINA - Saskatchewan Finance Minister Kevin Doherty says he usually wears black shoes, but plans to sport a new pair of tan shoes when he hands down the budget Wednesday -- and they're a little tight.Showing...
Financial Accountability Officer Says Ontario Liberals Block His Access to Info
Finance watchdog says Liberals blocking info--TORONTO - Ontario's financial accountability officer says the Liberal government is telling ministries to block information he needs to assess their budget forecasts and program costs and help the opposition...
Five Reasons Why Tragically Hip Concert Tickets Are So Hard to Get
Five reasons why Hip tickets are so hard to get--Tragically Hip fans are fuming over how quickly tickets for the band's summer tour are selling out.While the public sale doesn't begin until Friday, eager buyers have already snapped up limited tickets...
Former Valeant CEO to Receive Nearly US$1 Million for Continued Advice
Pearson to maintain ties with Valeant--MONTREAL - The former head of the embattled Valeant pharmaceutical company will receive nearly US$1 million this year for continuing to advise the Quebec-based firm.That's on top of US$9 million in severance that...
'Frozen in Time:' Fort McMurray Residents Brace for Return to City Starting at 8 A.M
Roadblocks lifted at 8 a.m. for Fort McMurray--FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Henry Velasquez wants to return to the place where his home once stood -- someday, but not yet.Residents are being allowed to return in stages this week, a month after a voracious...
Gold, Diamonds Worth Less Than Intact Bejewelled $5-Million Eagle: Experts
Dismantling bejewelled eagle difficult: expert--VANCOUVER - If thieves are hoping to dismantle a stolen jewel-encrusted eagle and sell the gold and gems for cash, they should think again, say jewellery experts.Police have said the solid gold sculpture,...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, May 31
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press lifestyles department!Advisories will typically hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list please...
High-Tech Oilfield Employees Feel Oil Price Punches in Different Ways
Tech firms feel oil price crisis differently--CALGARY - In the high stakes world of high-tech oilfield services, low oil and gas prices are hitting Calgary's two largest publicly traded players, Pason Systems (TSX:PSI) and Computer Modelling Group (TSX:CMG),...
How Dare He! Tory Leadership Candidate Bernier Says Supply Management Should End
Bernier says supply management should end--OTTAWA - Canada's supply management system for poultry and dairy is unjust, inefficient and should be gradually abolished, Tory leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier said Tuesday.The system should be phased out...
Kronberg Set to Start in Goal as Impact Faces Toronto FC in Voyageurs Cup Play
Kronberg ready to start in goal for Impact--MONTREAL - Eric Kronberg doesn't get many chances to show what he can do for the Montreal Impact, except when the Amway Canadian Championship comes along.That's when the six-foot-five Kronberg takes over from...
Liberal MP Mauril Belanger, Dying from ALS, Behind Push for Change in Wording
MPs debate gender-neutral lyrics in O Canada--OTTAWA - The lyrics to O Canada will be a hot topic in Ottawa on Tuesday, even though the July 1 fireworks are still a month away.The House of Commons is debating an effort by dying Liberal Mauril Belanger...
Liberals Concede 'Risk' of Missing Supreme Court's Assisted-Death Deadline
May miss assisted-death deadline: Philpott--OTTAWA - With just one week to go, the federal government acknowledged publicly for the first time Monday that it may not be able to meet the Supreme Court's June 6 deadline for passing a law to govern medically...
Luxury Retailer Saks Fifth Avenue to Open Store in Calgary in January 2018
Saks Fifth Avenue to open Calgary store--TORONTO - Luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue plans to open its next Canadian store in Calgary in what it says amounts to a vote of confidence that the city's economy will bounce back from its economic struggles."We're...
Man Accused in Military Stabbing Ruled Not Fit to Stand Trial Soon after RCMP Lays Charges
Man accused in military stabbing ruled not fit to stand trial--TORONTO - A judge ruled Tuesday that a man accused of stabbing soldiers at a military recruitment centre is unfit to stand trial -- just hours after the RCMP laid terrorism charges against...
Man Accused of Plotting to Kill Wife, Lover's Husband, Says It Was Just Talk
'People talk all the time': accused tells officer--PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - The trial of two lovers accused of plotting to murder their spouses heard one of the accused tell an undercover officer it was just talk.Angela Nicholson, 51, and Curtis Vey, 52,...
Marco Estrada Relieves Blue Jays Bullpen as Toronto Tops Yankees
Goins, Estrada lead Blue Jays past Yankees--TORONTO - John Gibbons needed to give his relievers the night off. Fortunately, Marco Estrada was ready to put in some work for the Toronto Blue Jays.Gibbons stressed on Monday afternoon that Toronto's bullpen...
Medical Marijuana Equipment Auction Reveals Risky Business for Pot Entrepreneurs
Marijuana auction reveals risky business--RICHMOND, B.C. - In the market for 350 marijuana grow lights, 50 air ventilators or two dozen giant fans? You're in luck.More than $1 million worth of equipment inside a defunct medical cannabis producer's former...
Meet Marc-Edouard Vlasic, the Highly Regarded, Little-Known Sharks Defenceman
Vlasic highly regarded by those who know him--PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Marc-Edouard Vlasic doesn't care if anyone knows his name.The San Jose blue-liner was one of the first four defencemen named to the Canadian World Cup team and a key member of Canada's gold...
'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' Top Paid iPhone Game App in Canada
'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' top paid iPhone game app--Top 10 free and paid game apps for the iPhone and iPad in Canada for May 23-29.Top Paid iPhone Game Apps1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition (Mojang)2. Heads Up! (Warner Bros.)3. Plague Inc. (Ndemic Creations)4....
More Than Just Gloves: Pillar, Barney Lead Blue Jays Past Yankees 4-1
Pillar, Barney lead Blue Jays past Yankees--TORONTO - Darwin Barney and Kevin Pillar are proving they're more than just defensive specialists.Pillar followed up a spectacular catch in the outfield with a tiebreaking single and Barney drove in two before...
Ontario Attorney General May Look into Sales of Tragically Hip Tickets
Ontario may probe sales of Tragically Hip tickets--TORONTO - Ontario's attorney general says she's prepared to try and find out why so many Tragically Hip fans couldn't buy tickets for their summer concerts -- unless they wanted to pay many times face...
Ontario Law to Change by Year End to Legally Recognize Same-Sex Parents
Ontario promises legal rights for gay parents--TORONTO - The definition of parents in Ontario -- described as a man and a woman -- will soon change, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday as she promised to fix the "outdated" laws that require same-sex couples...
Ontario Place to Host Arts and World Music Festival in September
Ontario Place to host arts and world music fest--TORONTO - For the first time since 2012, Toronto's Ontario Place will be fully open to the public later this year for the staging of an arts and world music festival.Ontario Place will play host to more...
Ontario's Energy Conservation Strategy 'Lopsided': Environmental Commissioner
Ontario energy conservation lopsided: watchdog--TORONTO - Ontario's energy conservation strategy is "lopsided," the environmental commissioner said Tuesday, just days ahead of the release of the Liberal government's climate change action plan.Dianne...
Ottawa Will Host MLS Team for First Time as Whitecaps Begin Voyageurs Cup Defence
Fury will be tested by MLS opposition--OTTAWA - Regardless of whether they win or lose, the Ottawa Fury are about to make history.Ottawa hosts the defending champion Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer on Wednesday night in the first leg of the...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photographers.ADDITIONS: MONTREAL--Parti Quebecois...
Postmedia Outsourcing Printing of London Free Press; Union Says 135 Jobs Lost
Postmedia outsourcing printing of London FP--TORONTO - The union representing workers at the London Free Press says plans to outsource printing of the southwestern Ontario newspaper will cost 135 employees their jobs.Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.A),...
Province Returns $25M in Administrative Savings to B.C. School Districts
Province returns $25M to B.C. school districts--VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is handing $25 million back to provincial school districts.Education Minister Mike Bernier made the announcement Tuesday, saying the cash comes from administrative...
Provincial Budget Passes in Newfoundland and Labrador
Budget passes in Newfoundland and Labrador--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The government of Newfoundland and Labrador's controversial 2016-17 budget has passed in the house of assembly.The main budget bill was passed on Tuesday, but other tax bills, including a...
'Race' among New DVD Releases for the Week Ending June 4
'Race' among new DVDs--A look at some DVDs scheduled to be released in the weeks ahead.For the weekending June 4Barbie: A Mermaid Tale 2Blood Bath (1966)City of Women (1980) Finding PhilGods of EgyptHorse MoneyThe Last PanthersThe Life of Verdi (1982)Monster...
Saskatchewan Cracks Down on Health-Record Snoops, Those Who Abandon Files
Saskatchewan cracks down on health snoops--REGINA - Saskatchewan is cracking down on health information privacy breaches to stop snooping and abandonment of records.Health-care providers will need to show that they took all reasonable steps to protect...
Scotiabank's Second-Quarter Profit Down on Restructuring, Loan Loss Provisions
Scotiabank's Q2 profit down on restructuring--TORONTO - Scotiabank saw its second-quarter profit fall 12 per cent as it set aside more money for bad loans and took a restructuring charge related to the bank's efforts to whittle down expenses."The restructuring...
Secretive Commons Board Appeals Federal Court Finding in NDP Satellite Saga
Secretive Commons board appeals court finding--OTTAWA - The secretive committee that polices House of Commons spending has decided it has "no choice" but to appeal a Federal Court decision in the NDP satellite office saga. Just last week, New Democrats...
Sherritt Seeks 3-Yr Extension on $720 Million in Debt to Weather Downturn
Sherritt seeks 3-yr extension on debt maturity--TORONTO - Sherritt International is asking note holders for a three-year extension on the repayment of $720 million in unsecured debt.The Toronto-based mining company (TSX:S) says it now wants three groups...
Submarine HMCS Chicoutimi Will Be Operational Next Year: Navy Commander
HMCS Chicoutimi will be operational next year--HALIFAX - Canada is still months away from having battle-ready submarines on both its West and East coasts, says the navy's commander.During an exclusive interview with The Canadian Press aboard the navy's...
Team Glenn Howard Adds David Mathers to Lineup with Wayne Middaugh Still Out
More changes for skip Glenn Howard's team--Veteran skip Glenn Howard is adding some youth to his team for the upcoming curling season.David Mathers will join the rink at the second position and Richard Hart will move into the vice-skip role. Longtime...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, June 1
The Canadian Press News Agenda for June 1--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Wednesday, June 1 as of 9 p.m: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times...
The Tuesday News Briefing: An At-a-Glance Survey of Some Top Stories
The Tuesday briefing: top news at-a-glance--Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, May 30:ALBERTA PREMIER WANTS DIALOGUE ON DISASTERS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the devastating fire in Fort McMurray underlines the need for a national discussion...
Tim Bosma's Accused Killer Too Smart to Commit Such a Dumb Crime, Says Lawyer
Millard too smart to commit such a dumb crime: lawyer--HAMILTON - The lawyer for one of the men accused of killing Tim Bosma three years ago said his client didn't kill the Hamilton father because he is too smart to commit such a dumb crime.Dellen Millard's...
Too Many Science, Technology Gaps to Recommend Fracking in Newfoundland: Report
Too many unknowns for fracking: review panel--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - There are too many science, technology and risk-assessment gaps to green-light fracking in western Newfoundland, says a panel that studied the contentious oil-extraction process.In a report...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4:30 p.m. AT. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. This advisory...
Tory MPP Returns to Legislature after Six-Week Exile Following Crude Remarks
Tory MPP returns after six-week exile--TORONTO - A Progressive Conservative politician who was ordered to attend sensitivity training returned to the legislature Tuesday after his six-week exile, saying he had learned that "words can hurt."Jack MacLaren...
Toxic Splash? Russian Rocket Stage to Come Down in Canada's Arctic Waters
Russian rocket stage to come down in Canadian Arctic--Environmentalists are angry that a Russian rocket stage potentially carrying highly toxic chemicals is expected to splash down this weekend in a biodiversity hotspot in the Canadian Arctic."The idea...
TSX Dips on Real Estate and Financials; Wall Street Mixed after Holiday
TSX dips on real estate and financial stocks--TORONTO - The Toronto stock market chalked up a small loss Tuesday amid declines in real estate and financial stocks, along with a retreat in oil prices.The S&P/TSX composite index pulled back 20.89 points...
TSX Listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared May 31
TSX listed corporate dividends, distributions--Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on May 31, 2016.<Cu Inc. Cumulative Pr Series '4' (TSX:CIU.PR.C) : $0.2375. Payable Jun...
Veteran Quarterback Ray Feeling No Pain at Argonauts Training Camp
Ray pain-free at Argonauts training camp--GUELPH, Ont. - Toronto Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich is sleeping pretty soundly these days.That's because veteran quarterback Ricky Ray continues to throw pain-free at the team's training camp. Ray missed...
What's Making News in British Columbia
What's making news in British Columbia--BODY OF AFRICAN MAN WHO VANISHED FOUND IN BURNABY POOLThe body of an African man who disappeared in B.C. last year has been found.The BC Coroners Service says Edward Luvuuma's body was discovered earlier this month...
Whitecaps Find out Draw for CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage
Whitecaps find out CCL group stage draw--MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The Vancouver Whitecaps drew Central FC and Major League Soccer rival Sporting Kansas City on Monday night for the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League.Vancouver will face both Central...
Wildroser Suspended over Wynne Comment Returns to Opposition Caucus
Suspended Alberta Wildrose MLA back in caucus--EDMONTON - An Alberta Wildrose legislature member suspended for an inappropriate comment on social media about Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is back in the fold.The Wildrose announced Tuesday that Derek...
World No. 1 Lydia Ko Jams Canadian Women's Open into Hectic Olympic Summer
Ko jams Canadian Women's Open into summer--CALGARY - The opening round of this summer's Canadian Women's Open tees off just five days after the Olympic women's golf tournament concludes in Rio.Despite the tight turnaround, Lydia Ko will try to defend...
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