Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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Police say more than 80 complaints have now been received against two former R-C-M-P doctors in Nova Scotia and Ontario.

Both doctors are under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct spanning decades.

Halifax police have received more than 60 complaints against an ex-Nova Scotia doc, while Toronto police have logged more than 20 against a retired doctor in the Mounties' Ontario division.

In an email to The Canadian Press, Meaghan Gray of the Toronto Police Service wrote that it is "still too early in the process" to say whether charges will be laid. (4)



A Saskatchewan jury is set to begin hearing evidence today in the Battleford trial of a farmer accused in the fatal shooting of an Indigenous man.

Fifty-six-year-old Gerald Stanley entered a plea of not guilty yesterday, just prior to the selection of a 12-person jury.

Colten Boushie was a passenger in an S-U-V that drove onto a farm near Biggar on August 9th, 2016, when an altercation broke out and the 22-year-old from the Red Pheasant First Nation was shot and killed.

Boushie's family is furious that of the jury pool of over 200, none of the jurors selected is visibly Indigenous.(4)



The Canadian Pharmacists Association is urging governments to take part of the billions they will save through more generic-drug discounts on their public drug plans, and invest more money into the frontline services at pharmacies.

A new agreement has been struck between the federal and provincial governments and the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association, which will see the prices of 70 commonly prescribed generic drugs discounted by up to 90 per cent of their brand-name equivalents.

The discounts are to start April 1st and will more than triple the number of drugs already discounted and used by millions of Canadians to treat conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression. …

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