Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

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(Hurricane-Irma-Federal) (Audio: P15)

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she personally greeted a flight of Canadians returning from hurricane-battered islands in the Caribbean when their plane arrived at Toronto's Pearson Airport Monday night.

Freeland says she gave passengers a letter saying she was sorry for their ordeal, and asked for feedback on how the government handled the emergency.

She says all Canadians who wanted to leave the devastated islands have returned home, but if there are any others who need more information, she urges them to reach out to the federal government. (19)

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(Federal-Cabinet-Retreat)

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberals hold a cabinet retreat in St. John's, Newfoundland, Premier Dwight Ball is urging the federal government to reconsider a tax reform plan that would close loopholes used by small business owners.

Ball says he has heard from business owners and physicians throughout Newfoundland and Labrador who say the tax changes could have unintended consequences that would hurt his province.

Critics say drawing higher taxes from doctors could raise medical fees or make it tougher to attract them to rural areas.

The Liberals insist their plan is designed to end more wealthy small business owners from taking advantage of lower tax brackets. (19)

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(Suicide-Storybook Project) (Audio: 118)

Researchers at Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital are hoping to remove the stigma surrounding suicide through an endeavour called the Storybook Project.

Organizers hope the compilation of stories from people who have experienced a loss through suicide or who have contemplated suicide themselves will provide some comfort to those going through similar crises. …

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