Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fourteenth NewsWatch

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fourteenth NewsWatch

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(Porter-Near-Miss) (Audio: 115)

There were some tense moments in the air near Toronto's island airport this morning.

Two Porter Airlines crewmembers were slightly injured after their plane took evasive action to avoid an object.

The Dash 8 turboprop was coming in from Ottawa about 7:30 when the crew spotted what some are suggesting was a drone about 55 kilometres east of the island.

But the National Transportation Safety Board says there's no confirmation of that.

None of the 54 passengers were hurt. (14)



An internal federal study is suggesting alternatives to criminalizing a wide range of illicit drugs in Canada.

It finds there are successful approaches, including early education, prevention and treatment of users.

The Justice Department research paper draws on international evidence.

The Liberal government has already promised to legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana. (14)



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been spending the day pitching some of the world's most powerful institutional investors on the value of investing in Canada, but the N-D-P in Ottawa doesn't like it.

Finance critic Guy Caron says private investors would wind up controlling about 80 per cent of roads, bridges and other infrastructure if they accept the Trudeau proposal.

He accuses the Liberals of being the party of wealthy private investors, not the middle class as they claim. (14)



As U-S president-elect Donald Trump taps Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) as chief of staff, there's word he may select a woman as Priebus' replacement. …

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