Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourteenth NewsWatch-

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(Senate-Meredith) (Audio: P10)

Rather than waiting to see if his colleagues expel him for his sexual relationship with a teenaged girl, disgraced Senator Don Meredith is resigning from the Senate.

The former minister says he made his decision with the full support of his family, and he hopes that stepping down allows senators to focus on their good work.

Last week, the Senate ethics committee recommended Meredith be expelled from the upper chamber, saying he demonstrated he is unfit to be a senator, and had brought disrepute to himself and to the institution. (14)

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(Defence-Minister-Afghanistan)

A Conservative non-confidence motion brought against Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has been struck down in the House of Commons by a vote of 171-122.

The motion follows a speech Sajjan gave in India where he exaggerated his role in a key battle involving the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan in 2006.

Sajjan has apologized twice for the comments, but the Tories claimed his remarks were part of a pattern of misleading statements which they said hurt his credibility and standing with the troops. (14)

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(WEA-Cda-Flooding) (Audio: P07)

With thousands of people displaced by flooding across Canada, Public Security Minister Ralph Goodale says those in need of help can turn to the Red Cross.

Goodale says the organization has the facilities to move quickly and deliver support, just as it did following the Fort McMurray wildfire.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed the federal government will pay for the military-related costs of the relief effort. (14)

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(Trudeau-Cardboard-Cutouts) (Audio: P08)

Ottawa paid nearly 19-hundred dollars for 14 cardboard cutouts of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which have now been put in storage. …

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