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Articles from February 12, 2019

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Advisory-Prairie-Calendar
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Alberta UCP Leader Pushing Minimum Wage Reductions for Youth, Alcohol Servers
Alberta Opposition leader pushes minimum wage changes--EDMONTON - Alberta's Opposition leader says if his party wins power it will seriously consider reducing the minimum wage for youth and alcohol servers.Jason Kenney of the United Conservative Party...
American Charged in Alberta Bomb Threats Listened to Emergency Response to Calls
Illinois man listened to Alberta radio transmissions--TABER, Alta. - Police in a southern Alberta community say an Illinois man charged with making bomb threats used an app to access the town's emergency radio transmissions and listen to how crews reacted...
--Atlantic Update-
---(ATL-Sheer-Tories)Federal Tory Leader Andrew Scheer continues his swing through New Brunswick today.Sheer will speak to a business audience in Fredericton this morning before meeting with Tory Premier Blaine Higgs and his cabinet.He'll then hold a...
--Atlantic Update-
---(NB-Liberal-Leadership)The New Brunswick Liberal caucus has chosen a veteran M-L-A as the party's interim leader.Denis Landry takes over from former premier Brian Gallant, who officially resigned as party leader yesterday.Landry is one of the longest...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-Trudeau-Housing)Burnaby South candidate and N-D-P Leader Jagmeet Singh says housing is one of the concerns he hears about from voters in the riding, along with pharmacare and the environment.He says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-Throne-Speech)Today's Throne Speech from the N-D-P government is promising reforms that restore trust in the legislature.The new session of the legislature is re-opening for the first time since the release of a report alleging massive spending...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--Here are the CP Business Department's afternoon plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. All ETAs and wordcounts approximate. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please...
Business News Advisory
Business News Advisory--Here are the CP Business Department's early plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. All ETAs and wordcounts approximate. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please don't...
Calgary Stampeders Re-Sign Trio Just before Free Agency Begins
Stamps re-sign trio just before free agency--While the real fireworks came after CFL free agency started on Tuesday afternoon, some notable names re-signed with their clubs just before they hit the open market.Most notably, receivers Eric Rogers and...
Canadian Gets 11 Years in U.S. for Trying to Lure American Girl into Sex
Canadian gets 11 years in U.S. for luring girl--TORONTO - A Canadian man who admitted to trying to lure an American girl into sexual activity and sent her explicit images has been jailed for 11 years, court files show.The sentencing of Daniel Wnek, of...
Canucks Trade 2020 Draft Pick to Rangers for Goalie Depth
Canucks add goalie depth in Rangers trade--VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have addressed their goaltending shortage in a trade with the New York Rangers.The Canucks dealt a seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft to the Rangers on Tuesday in exchange...
Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 12
Celebrity birthdays for Feb. 12--Celebrity Birthdays for Feb. 12:Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 96.Movie director Costa-Gavras is 85.Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell is 85.Actor Joe Don Baker is 83.Author Judy Blume is 81.Country singer Moe...
Citizens in the West Should Care about Discriminatory Immigration Policies
Citizens in the West should care about discriminatory immigration policies--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information...
Committee Chair Says Probe of Wilson-Raybould Affair a Possibility
Chair says Wilson-Raybould probe possible--OTTAWA - The Liberal chair of the House of Commons justice committee is open to probing whether the Prime Minister's Office tried to influence the former justice minister not to proceed with a prosecution of...
CONCACAF Creates Club Competition Opening for Canadian Premier League Team
CONCACAF creates tournament berth for CPL--TORONTO - It appears FC Edmonton, Hamilton's Forge FC or any other Canadian Premier League team could rule Central American and Caribbean club soccer or even take part in the FIFA Club World Cup, thanks to a...
CUPE Dismayed by Cathay Pacific's Closure of Toronto Cabin Crew Base, Affecting 120
Cathay Pacific to close Toronto crew base--TORONTO - The union representing Cathay Pacific employees says it is dismayed by the airline's decision to close its Toronto cabin crew base, which it says will force more than 120 flight attendants to lose...
Dennis Oland Murder Trial: Cellular Expert Delivers Blow to Defence
Cellular expert delivers blow to Oland defence--SAINT JOHN, N.B. - An expert on cellphone towers says the chances are "very small" that Richard Oland's cell phone was still in his Saint John office when it received a final text message on the day the...
DHX Media Says Its WildBrain Kids Unit Tapping Growth from Online Streaming
DHX's WildBrain a bright spot in Q2 results--TORONTO - DHX Media Ltd. sees the new YouTube Kids mobile app and streaming services from Apple, Amazon and Roku as promising new ways to generate revenue from its library of video programming, senior executives...
Dog from Iran That Had Acid Thrown in Face Has Successful Surgery in Vancouver
Dog that had acid thrown in face has surgery--VANCOUVER - A seven-month-old puppy from Iran that had acid thrown on her face underwent a surgery in Vancouver on Tuesday morning."The vet just called and said Mugsy's doing great," said Sam Taylor, the...
Edmonton Quarterback Reilly Expected to Raise Bar in CFL Free Agency
Reilly tops list of CFL free agents--Mike Reilly has again risen the bar among CFL quarterbacks.Shortly after CFL free agency begins at noon ET on Tuesday, a league source said the Lions will announce they've signed Reilly, the most coveted person on...
--Eighteenth NewsWatch-
---(SNC-Lavalin-Trudeau) (Audio:P10)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government did its job on the SNC-Lavalin file and if anyone in the cabinet thought anything improper had happened, they had a duty to raise it with him at the time.Trudeau expressed...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(RCMP-Money-Laundering)The Mounties are set to release more information about their dismantling of an international money laundering network with ties to organized crime.Police are holding a news conference in Montreal to discuss project "Collector,"...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(SNC-Lavalin)Jody Wilson-Raybould has resigned as Veterans Affairs minister amid a scandal alleging she was pressured to help Montreal-based engineering and construction giant S-N-C-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution.And she has hired former Supreme...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Feb. 12
Entertainment News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press entertainment 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. Questions can go to WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY:National...
Expanded Canadian Championship Draw for 2019 Soccer Tournament Revealed
CPL teams learn Canadian Championship draw--TORONTO - Calgary's Cavalry FC will host Victoria's Pacific FC in an all-CPL matchup in May in the opening leg of first-round qualifying play in the newly expanded Canadian Championship.Vaughan Azzurri, champion...
--Fifteenth Newswatch-
---(SNC-Lavalin) (Audio: P07)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be on the hot seat later today in Winnipeg when he faces reporters who are guaranteed to grill him over the resignation of Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.The former attorney...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(RCMP-Money-Laundering)More details are expected this morning on multiple raids conducted yesterday in Montreal and Toronto that police are linking to an extensive international money laundering network with ties to organized crime.The R-C-M-P will...
--First NewsWatch-
---(SNC-Lavalin)The Opposition is calling for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to let high-ranking government M-P's and officials testify on the S-N-C Lavalin controversy during a Wednesday meeting of the bipartisan justice committee.The federal ethics...
Former Toronto FC Striker Sebastian Giovinco Scores in Debut for New Saudi Club
Giovinco scores in Saudi league debut--RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Former Toronto FC striker Sebastian Giovinco scored in his debut for Al-Hilal FC as the Saudi champion beat Al-Qadsiah 4-1 on Tuesday in Saudi Pro League play.Giovinco, who wore No. 9, entered...
--Fourteenth Newswatch-
---(SNC-Lavalin-Committee) (Audio: P06)Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of causing people's confidence in the Justice system to deteriorate over the S-N-C Lavalin affair.He points to the resignation of Jody...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(RCMP-Money-Laundering)The R-C-M-P will provide more details at a news conference in Montreal this morning about multiple raids conducted in Montreal and Toronto targeting what investigators say is an extensive international money-laundering network...
Hamilton Police Appeal for Public Co-Operation amid Sharp Spike in Gun Violence
Hamilton police urge public help as gun crimes surge--HAMILTON - Police in Hamilton are appealing for stronger community co-operation amid an early-year surge in gun crimes in the city.They say eight shootings have taken place so far in 2019 -- more...
Health-Lifestyles News as of 3 P.M. Tuesday, Feb. 12
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. Questions can go to WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT...
How Changes to the Ontario Autism Program Will Hurt Kids like My Son
How changes to the Ontario Autism Program will hurt kids like my son--This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available...
Independence at Core of Federal Prosecution Service's Creation
Federal prosecutor corps created for autonomy--OTTAWA - The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is involved in allegations of improper government influence IN two major cases: the prosecutions of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman over allegations he leaked secrets...
Inking Star Quarterback Mike Reilly Ushers in New Era for B.C. Lions: GM
Reilly ushering in a new era for B.C. Lions: GM--SURREY, B.C. - Mike Reilly sees himself winning Grey Cups with the B.C. Lions -- a lot of Grey Cups."I felt like coming to B.C. was going to give me the best opportunity to win the most championships that...
Kyle Shewfelt Pained by Turmoil in Gymnastics, but Hopeful for a Healthier Sport
Shewfelt optimistic for healthier gymnastics--CALGARY - Canadian gymnastics is having a reckoning.As painful as it is for Canada's lone Olympic gold medallist in gymnastics to see coaches charged with sexual offences, Kyle Shewfelt wants his sport to...
Look South: Study Finds Comparisons for Future Climate of U.S., Canadian Cities
What your city could look like under climate change--Wondering what your city's climate will be like in a few decades?Look south -- about 1,000 kilometres south, says an unusual new study published Tuesday.That's the average distance between 540 cities...
Marquee Quarterbacks Pick Their Spots on Busy First Day of CFL Free Agency
Marquee quarterbacks pick their spots--Mike Reilly and Trevor Harris were both on the move, while Bo Levi Mitchell stayed put on a wild opening day of CFL free agency.The three quarterbacks were the top players available when the free-agent frenzy began...
Molson Coors Doubles Down on Premium, Innovative Drinks amid Beer Demand Decline
Molson Coors doubles down on premium offerings--Molson Coors Brewing Co. plans to continue focusing on offering more premium and innovative drinks, including a soon-to-be launched line of cannabis-infused beverages, as it grapples with declining beer...
More Suspensions Handed Down in Ugly Atlantic University Men's Hockey Brawl
More suspensions in ugly hockey brawl--HALIFAX - More penalties have been handed out in an ugly brawl that cast a pall over university men's hockey in Atlantic Canada.Hardest hit were the head coaches -- Acadia University's Darren Burns and Brad Peddle...
More Than $460,000 in QuadrigaCX Cryptocurrency Disappears into 'Cold Wallet'
QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency vanishes into 'cold wallet'--HALIFAX - The court-appointed monitor overseeing the search for the $260 million owed to clients of the faltering QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange says it recently found more than $900,000 in digital...
National Audio 10:35 AM ET
National Audio 10:35 AM ET--NAT086 - (Germany-US-Natural-Gas) BERLIN. x-15s. German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier says he expects Germany will soon have two terminals capable of receiving imports of American liquefied natural gas -- something the Trump...
National Audio 11:15 AM ET
National Audio 11:15 AM ET--NAT090 - (US-Teen-Vaccinations) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-12s. With measles and mumps spreading across the U-S, some teens are getting vaccinated without their parents' permission. Eighteen-year-old Ethan Lindenberger...
National Audio 2:45 AM ET
National Audio 2:45 AM ET--NAT001 - (US-Trump-Border-Security) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-26s. (Mark Remillard) Negotiators from both parties say they've reached an "agreement in principle" on border security to avoid another partial shutdown of...
National Audio 2:45 PM ET
National Audio 2:45 PM ET--NAT117 - (RCMP-Money-Laundering) MONTREAL. x-22s. Authorities have laid charges against 17 people allegedly involved in an extensive international money laundering network with ties to organized crime. At a news conference...
National Audio 2:55 PM ET
National Audio 2:55 PM ET--NAT119 - (Carbon-Tax-Poll) SASKATOON. x-14s. An organization of small-business owners that helped spearhead a public campaign against the Trudeau government's tax-change proposals for private corporations is sharpening its...
National Audio 3:55 PM ET
National Audio 3:55 PM ET--NAT122 - (US-El-Chapo-Prosecution) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-19s. A defence lawyer for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says the notorious drug lord's conviction will be appealed. Jurors found Guzman guilty on all 10 counts...
National Audio 4:45 AM ET
National Audio 4:45 AM ET--NAT031 - (US-Trump) (EXTENDED REPORT) WASHINGTON. x-42s. (Jackie Quinn) U-S President Donald Trump is responding to news of an agreement to avert another government shutdown. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated Press) --NAT032 - (US-Trump)...
National Audio 4:55 AM ET
National Audio 4:55 AM ET--NAT035 - (US-Government-Shutdown-Flight-Attendants) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-26s. (Pete Combs) Flight attendants in the U-S say, if there's another government shutdown, they may stop the airlines from flying. A-B-C's...
National Audio 5:45 AM ET
National Audio 5:45 AM ET--NAT043 - (ML-Syria) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-13s. Islamic State group militants being driven out of Syria are digging in, in a little town near the border of Iraq and giving coalition forces a very difficult time. A-B-C's...
National Audio 6:15 PM ET
National Audio 6:15 PM ET--NAT137 - (US-China-Trade-Talks) WASHINGTON. x-10s. U-S President Donald Trump says he may be willing to push back a March 2nd deadline for boosting tariffs on China. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) and trade...
National Audio 6:35 AM ET
National Audio 6:35 AM ET--NAT052 - (US-Trump) (NOTE LANGUAGE IN CUT) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) EL PASO, Tx. x-35s. (Jim Ryan) El Paso, Texas provided the borderland backdrop for U-S President Donald Trump's rally calling for a more complete barrier between...
National Audio 7:25 AM ET
National Audio 7:25 AM ET--NAT060 - (US-Trump-Border-Security) WASHINGTON. x-36s. (Jackie Quinn) Congressional negotiators have agreed to give U-S President Donald Trump some funding for some new fencing at the southern border, with hopes of preventing...
National Audio 8:35 AM ET
National Audio 8:35 AM ET--NAT072 - (US-Trump-Border Security) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-29s. (Karen Travers) Congressional negotiators have reached a tentative deal to prevent a U-S government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers...
National Ballet's Karen Kain to Make Directorial Debut with Revamped 'Swan Lake'
National Ballet to stage revamped 'Swan Lake'--TORONTO - The National Ballet of Canada will present a fresh take on the classic "Swan Lake" from Karen Kain, a 50-year veteran of the Toronto company, in her directorial debut.In a statement, the artistic...
Nature Trust Targets Cape Breton Coastal Lands, Key Island for Protection
N.S. coastal lands, island targeted for protection--HALIFAX - Iconic coastal lands in Cape Breton and an island stopover for migratory birds are among the privately owned lands being targeted for protection by the Nova Scotia Nature Trust in a multimillion-dollar...
NDP Leader Steps Down Ahead of Provincial Election in Newfoundland and Labrador
NDP leader steps down ahead of N.L. election--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Less than a year after taking her party's reins, Newfoundland and Labrador's NDP leader has announced plans to step down just months before a provincial election.After eight years as an...
--Nineteenth NewsWatch-
---(SNC-Lavalin-Trudeau)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his former justice minister had concerns about S-N-C-Lavalin, she didn't raise them.Trudeau was in Winnipeg today where he spoke on the resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould from the Liberal cabinet,...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(RCMP-Money-Laundering)The Mounties have now charged 17 people with conspiracy, possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, gangsterism and laundering proceeds of crime.At a morning news conference, the R-C-M-P revealed details of an international...
NORAD Chief Urges Speedy Defensive Upgrades amid Spectre of New Cold War
Norad chief urges speedy defensive upgrades--OTTAWA - The shadow of a new Cold War hung heavy Tuesday as the commander of North America's early-warning system urged Canada and the U.S. to get on with upgrading the continent's aging defences in the face...
Ontario Considers Making Large Emitters Pay for Pollution If Standards Exceeded
Ontario considering having large industry pay for pollution--TORONTO - Ontario is considering having large industrial companies pay for pollution if they exceed emissions standards that will be established in the province -- a system critics say is the...
Ontario Government, Toronto, Looking at Multiple Options for Subway Upload
Toronto subway upload talks moving ahead--TORONTO - Ontario and Toronto have agreed to ground rules for talks on Premier Doug Ford's plan to take over the city's subway system, with the discussions including options for a partial upload of the network...
--Ontario Update-
---(Ont-Terror-Appeal)The lawyer of a man convicted of trying to join the Somali-based terrorist organization al-Shabab is calling his appeal dismissal disappointing.Former Toronto security guard Mohamed Hersi was convicted in 2014 of attempting to participate...
--Ontario Update-
---(WEA-Winter-Storm)The City of Toronto shut down all non-essential services early this afternoon to help staff make their way home as a massive winter storm crosses southern Ontario.Canada Post has also suspended deliveries in the Greater Toronto area...
Parliament Audio 2:55 PM ET
Parliament Audio 2:55 PM ET--P07 - (SNC-Lavalin) FREDERICTON, N-B. x-19s. Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is quitting the federal cabinet days after allegations became public the Prime Minister's Office pressured the former justice minister...
Petition Calls for Unisex Change Rooms at Ontario Courthouse
Petition calls for unisex change rooms at courthouse--TORONTO - A Toronto lawyer is leading the charge to scrap a small room at an Ontario courthouse where so-called "lady barristers" can change into their robes and have it replaced with a unisex space.Breanna...
Photo Advisory Addition
Photo advisory addition--The Canadian Press photo advisory addition for Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time (EST) are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photojournalists. ADDITIONS: TORONTO--Winter...
Prairie Audio 3:20 PM MT
Prairie Audio 3:20 PM MT----PR06 - (Sask-Minister-Carbon)REGINA. x-09s. Saskatchewan's justice minister says taking Ottawa to court over its carbon tax plan is the right thing to do. Don Morgan says Ottawa's current scheme singles out Saskatchewan and...
--Prairie Update-
(Trost-Tories) (Sask note)The federal Conservatives have cleared a Saskatoon M-P in an alleged leak of the party's membership list that happened ahead of its 2017 leadership vote.The party previously fingered Brad Trost's campaign as the culprit and...
--Prairie Update-
---(Sask-Carbon-Case)Saskatchewan Justice Minister Don Morgan says he doesn't think a constitutional challenge of the federal carbon tax will end in the provincial court of appeal.Two days of hearings are to begin tomorrow in the province's reference...
Prep-Agriculture-Report
---(Biomass-Cluster-Funding)The Biomass Research Cluster will receive a federal investment of up to 7-million dollars under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.The Cluster, led by the BioFuelNet Canada Network, will include an additional 3.1 million...
Prep-Business Report
---(Markets)Canada's main stock index rallied as energy stocks rose on production curtailment by OPEC that boosted crude prices.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 73.25 points at 15,642.10.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 372.65...
Prep-Entertainment-Report for Tuesday, Feb. 12
Prep-Entertainment-Report for Feb. 12-----OSCARS - NON-TELEVISED CATEGORIES NAMEDLOS ANGELES (AP) -- We now know the categories that will be off the air when the Oscars are announced a week from Sunday. The Motion Picture Academy has revealed its list...
PREP-Lifewatch
---<(HepC Treatment)The discovery of direct acting antivirals against hepatitis C in 2011 was an important achievement of medical science.The hepatitis C virus is a common cause of liver inflammation, liver fibrosis, known as cirrhosis, and liver...
Prep-Music-Report for Tuesday, Feb. 12
Prep-Music-Report for Feb. 12-----GARTH BROOKS - TRAINING CAMPBRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have a 57-year-old participating at spring training. It's Garth Brooks. He reported yesterday with pitchers and catchers in Bradenton, Florida....
Privacy Commissioner Finds Doctors Snooped in Humboldt Broncos Patient Records
Doctors snooped in Humboldt Broncos patient records--REGINA - Saskatchewan's privacy commissioner has found several people inappropriately gained access to the electronic health records of the Humboldt Broncos team members involved in a deadly bus crash...
Prosecutors Say No Political Directions in Handling of Mark Norman Trial
No political hand in Norman case: Prosecutors--OTTAWA - The Public Prosecution Service of Canada says it never sought or received instructions from the government over the breach-of-trust case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.Norman's legal team raised...
Quebec Facing Strong Opposition to New Bill Restricting Cannabis Consumption
Quebec faces strong headwinds on pot bill--MONTREAL - The Quebec government faced strong opposition as public consultations began Tuesday on its bill seeking to increase the legal age of cannabis consumption and ban it from all public areas.Junior Health...
Question of Solicitor-Client Privilege Comes to Fore in SNC-Lavalin Controversy
Legal privilege comes to fore in SNC file--OTTAWA - The time-honoured tenet of solicitor-client privilege -- usually discussed in courtrooms and law-school textbooks -- has become a central point of debate in a political controversy over whether the...
RCMP Says Dismantled Network Laundered Tens of Millions in Drug Money
Police target global money laundering network--MONTREAL - A sophisticated money laundering ring with international tentacles was behind hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions until it was dismantled this week, federal authorities said Tuesday.The...
Rigsby with 33 Saves, United States Beats Canada 1-0 to Open Rivalry Series
Americans take Game 1 of Rivalry Series--LONDON, Ont. - Canadian women's coach Perry Pearn said there's plenty of work to do before April's world championships in Finland after his team was on the wrong end of a 1-0 score Tuesday night.U.S goalie Alex...
Saskatchewan's Justice Minister Says Carbon Case Likely Headed to Supreme Court
Carbon tax challenge likely headed to Supreme Court--REGINA - Saskatchewan's attorney general says he has no doubt the province's constitutional challenge of Ottawa's imposition of a carbon tax will end up in the Supreme Court of Canada.Don Morgan notes...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(SNC-Lavalin)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has welcomed an investigation by the federal ethics commissioner into an allegation that his office pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help S-N-C-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution...
--Seventeenth Newswatch-
---(SNC-Lavalin-Trudeau) (Audio: p09)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is both surprised and disappointed by the resignation of cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.He says her resignation is not consistent with conversations they had when he asked...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(RCMP-Money-Laundering)The Mounties will be revealing more details about project "Collector" today in Montreal.The operation targeted an international money laundering network in Montreal and Toronto and led to the arrests of 15 people in multiple...
Sharks Light Up Goalie Mike DiPietro in NHL Debut, Trounce Canucks 7-2
San Jose Sharks trounce Vancouver Canucks 7-2--VANCOUER, B.C. - It wasn't the NHL debut he imagined, but Mike DiPietro says starting in net for the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night was still a dream come true.The San Jose Sharks (34-16-7) took no pity...
Sherbrooke Revives Bid for Francophonie Games after N.B. Pulls Out
Sherbrooke ready to take on Francophonie Games--SHERBROOKE, Que. - After ballooning costs prompted New Brunswick to abandon the 2021 Francophonie Games, Sherbrooke, Que., has agreed to step in as host as long as spending can be kept under control.It...
Shopify Fourth-Quarter Loss Narrows to US$1.5M, Revenue Up More Than 50 per Cent
Shopify reports US$1.5M fourth-quarter loss--Shopify Inc.'s loss narrowed in the fourth quarter as it began powering provincial and private marijuana e-commerce offerings and continued its push to grow its merchant base.The e-commerce software company...
--Sixteenth Newswatch-
---(SNC-Lavalin) (Audio: p08)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is getting ready to address what led to Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould quitting the federal cabinet.It happened days after allegations became public that the Prime Minister's...
--Sixth Newswatch-
---(RCMP-Money-Laundering)The Mounties have scheduled a news conference in Montreal today to release more information about raids to break up an alleged international money laundering ring.More than 300 officers were involved in raids in Montreal and...
Small-Business Lobby Group Sharpens Criticism of Liberals' Carbon-Tax Program
Small-business lobby criticizes carbon tax--OTTAWA - An organization of small-business owners that helped spearhead a public campaign against the Trudeau government's tax-change proposals for private corporations is sharpening its criticism of the Liberals'...
Smaller Companies Fear They'll Be Unable to Pass on Carbon Tax Costs: Poll
Firms fear hit from carbon tax: poll--OTTAWA - A large proportion of small- and medium-sized businesses soon to be subjected to Ottawa's carbon tax worry they'll be unable to pass along the bulk of the extra costs to their customers, suggests a new survey...
SNC-Lavalin Faces Criminal Probe over Montreal Bridge Contract, Documents Reveal
SNC-Lavalin faces probe over Montreal bridge contract--MONTREAL - Quebec prosecutors are working with the RCMP on the possibility of new criminal charges against SNC-Lavalin tied to a contract to refurbish Montreal's Jacques Cartier Bridge, court documents...
SNC-Lavalin-Update
Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet--OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is quitting the federal cabinet days after allegations became public the Prime Minister's Office pressured the former justice minister to help SNC-Lavalin avoid...
Snow, Ice, High Winds Expected for Ontario, Quebec as Storm Sweeps Through
Winter storm descends on Ontario, Quebec--TORONTO - A massive winter storm moving northeast from the United States pelted Ontario with snow, ice and high winds on Tuesday, with Canada's weather agency warning residents to brace for worsening weather...
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 3:00 AM ET--NAT026 - (SPORTS-HKN-Sharks-Canucks) VANCOUVER. x-15s. It wasn't the N-H-L debut he imagined, but Mike DiPietro says starting in net for the Vancouver Canucks last night was still a dream come true. The 19-year-old native...
SportsCall Audio 8:00 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 8:00 PM ET--NAT145 - (SPORTS-FBO-CFL-Free-Agency) CALGARY. x-09s. Bo Levi Mitchell dipped his toe in free agency, but the Stampeders quarterback is staying in Calgary for the next four years. The C-F-L's most outstanding player last...
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