Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 11:55 AM ET

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National Audio 11:55 AM ET

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NAT051 - (WEA-Cda-Flooding) MONTREAL. x-12s. Quebec's public security minister says flood levels are gradually dropping, particularly in the western part of the province. But Martin Coiteux (koo-TOH') says things are only expected to get back to normal only by the end of the month. ("..hope this morning.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: So far, the heavy rains and melting snowpack across Quebec have flooded more than 27-thousand residences in Quebec, forcing the evacuation of 19-hundred and 40 people across 171 municipalities.

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NAT052 - (WEA-Cda-Flooding) MONTREAL. x-13s. Quebec's public security minister says flood levels are gradually dropping, but is calling for patience as the situation won't return to normal any time soon. Martin Coiteux (koo-TOH') says levels are slowly receding. He says that is expected to continue as long as mother nature co-operates. ("..of water declining.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: The widespread flooding is blamed for the death of one man in eastern Quebec and the authorities are still searching for a two-year-old girl who was also lost in the same incident.

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NAT054 - (Britain-Election) MANCHESTER. x-08s. The leader of Britain's main opposition promised today to correct what he called a rigged economic system if the Labour Party wins next month's election. Jeremy Corbyn says the election is not about Brexit, but what sort of country Britain will be after it has left the E-U. ("..vital industries.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: Corbyn contends Britain's economy is still rigged in favour of the rich and powerful and he is vowing to target those he describes as tax cheats, rip-off bosses, and greedy bankers. …

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