Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Update

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(NB-Racist-Posters)

Police are investigating after posters described as "racist and bigoted" were found on buildings at the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick.

UNB spokesman David Stonehouse says the posters are being removed, and Fredericton police say they are investigating.

The posters make inflammatory statements about the former residential school system in Canada and refer to what's described as an anti-white narrative in media and academia.

Stonehouse says in an emailed statement that critical thought and respectful dialogue are encouraged at the university but disrespect or the marginalization of any group is not tolerated. (The Canadian Press)

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(Funeral-Home-Mixup)

Officials in Nova Scotia are trying to find out how a strange and upsetting mix-up happened at a funeral home in Berwick.

Relatives who showed up for a visitation for 65-year-old Sandra Bennett instead found another woman in the casket, wearing Bennett's clothing.

Her sister says the staff at Serenity Funeral Home insisted it was Bennett but eventually brought in another body, which also was not her.

She says the staff finally indicated Bennett had mistakenly been cremated.

The Nova Scotia board that regulates funeral directors says its trying to determine the chain of custody and how Bennett ended up being cremated against her family's wishes. (The Canadian Press)

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(Duffy-Lawsuit)

The Senate is asking an Ottawa judge to remove it from a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by P-E-I Senator Mike Duffy.

Lawyers for the upper chamber argue that it's protected by parliamentary privilege -- a centuries-old right meant to shield legislators in the course of doing their jobs.

Duffy is seeking more than 7.8 million dollars in damages from the Senate and the R-C-M-P following a high-profile investigation and suspension surrounding his expense claims.

He was charged with 31 counts of fraud, breach of trust and bribery -- all of which were later dismissed in a lengthy and dramatic ruling in April 2016. …

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