Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Second NewsWatch-

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(Ont-Opposition)

The recently resigned leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservative Party says he's the best person to lead the party into the June provincial election because he's the one who helped it to grow.

Patrick Brown stepped down as P-C leader late last month amid sexual-misconduct allegations, which he has categorically denied and vows to sue C-T-V for broadcasting them.

Brown was ousted from the Tory caucus on Friday, and later that day, announced he was entering the leadership race against four others vying to replace him.

He held his first campaign event yesterday in Toronto. (2)

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(Sask-Farm-Shooting-Crowdfunding)

An international advocacy group says it has collected thousands of names in a campaign calling for GoFundMe to remove a web page that has so far raised over 200-thousand dollars for Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley's family.

The online petition says the crowdfunding website is profiting from the 2016 death on Stanley's farm of Indigenous man Colten Boushie.

A jury earlier this month acquitted Stanley of second-degree murder in Boushie's death.

GoFundMe collects a fee for each donation, and the petition says the Stanley page violates the terms that prohibit items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance or the financial exploitation of a crime. (2)

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(Florida-School-Shooting)

Students who escaped Wednesday's deadly high-school shooting in Parkland, Florida are focusing their anger at President Donald Trump and their desire for long-needed gun-control measures.

They say Trump's response to the massacre by an expelled student that left 17 students and staff dead has been needlessly divisive.

Seventeen-year-old David Hogg from Stoneman Douglas High School said -- quote -- "You're the president. You're supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us." (2)

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(Dogfighting-Charges-Dropped)

An unreasonable delay in court proceedings has led to the tossing out of all 67 charges against two men accused of running a dogfighting ring in southwestern Ontario. …

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