Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

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There are calls for the Commons committee on national security to review Privy Council Office screening practices after a man convicted of attempted murder ended up on the guest list for a gathering with the prime minister in New Delhi.

Jaspal Atwal was convicted of attempting to kill an Indian cabinet minister in Vancouver in 1986.

The P-M-O says the invitation to the reception was revoked as soon as his name was discovered on the guest list.

However, Atwal showed up at a reception earlier in the week in Mumbai and was photographed with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau.

The Opposition wants to know if the director of security operations in the bureaucratic arm of the Prime Minister's Office screened Atwal. (19)


(Alta-BC-Dispute) (Audio: 149)

Alberta is keeping a close eye on a B-C court challenge to the Trans-Mountain pipeline.

B-C is seeking a legal ruling whether the province has the right to block increased oil from Alberta pending a review to determine pipeline safety -- known as the so-called point-five decision.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the law is clear that Ottawa has the final say on what goes into trans-boundary pipelines.

Notley lifted a ban on B-C wine this week after B-C Premier John Horgan backed away from the proposal to limit additional oil shipments. (19)



Manitoba has agreed to a deal with Ottawa that could see the province receive up to 67-million dollars to reduce carbon emissions.

The province has joined the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change after more than a year of resistance.

In October, Manitoba proposed a carbon tax that falls short of Ottawa's 2022 target of 50-dollars per tonne of carbon.

The Manitoba plan sets a carbon price of 25-dollars per tonne, meaning it will only comply with escalating federal benchmarks for the first 2.5 years. …

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