Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Eight Stories in the News for Today, Nov. 9

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Eight Stories in the News for Today, Nov. 9

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Eight stories in the news for today, Nov. 9

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Eight stories in the news for Thursday, Nov. 9

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PARENTAL LEAVE DETAILS SET TO BE UNVEILED

New mothers and fathers poised to go on parental leave before the end of the year will be able to spread federal benefits over a longer period of time starting next month. The federal government will today unveil the details of its long-promised changes to parental leave rules that will allow eligible new parents to take up to 18 months of employment insurance benefits after the birth of a child.

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HOSPITALS SOURCE OF MOST COMPLAINTS: WATCHDOG

Ontario's Patient Ombudsman will deliver her first annual report today and it will outline how many patients, their families and caregivers fear reprisals if they file a complaint with her office. Christine Elliott's report also says her office received about 2,000 complaints between 2016 and 2017 and the bulk of them -- about 70 per cent -- ere related to Ontario hospitals.

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PM TRUDEAU SPENDING SECOND DAY IN VIETNAM

It's another busy day for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his Asian tour. In Vietnam today, his itinerary included a roundtable with business leaders in Ho Chi Minh City. The heavy lifting comes Friday in Da Nang where Trudeau will join other leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit where a key issue is the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. U.S. President Donald Trump has pulled the his country out of the pact and the remaining members are trying to keep it alive.

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EX-OFFICER TO CONTINUE TESTIMONY AT BABCOCK TRIAL

A retired forensic officer is set to take the stand for a third day at the murder trial of two Ontario men accused of killing and incinerating a young Toronto woman. Jim Falconer spent much of Wednesday going over a massive haul of data retrieved from three computers seized by officers at Dellen Millard's home. Both Millard and Mark Smich have pleaded not guilty in the death of Laura Babcock in 2012.

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MILITARY VEHICLE REPAIR IS GROUP THERAPY FOR PTSD VETS

A group of former Canadian Forces personnel are turning to tinkering with engines as a way to cope with the stress of leaving military life. …

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