Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, March 23

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, March 23

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In the news today, March 23

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Six stories in the news for Friday, March 23

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BOEING NOT APPEALING ITC DECISION

Aircraft giant Boeing will not appeal a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission that allows its Canadian rival Bombardier to sell its newest commercial jets without heavy duties. Boeing launched a trade case with the independent International Trade Commission last April, arguing that governments in Canada and Britain subsidized development of Bombardier's C Series commercial jets and allowed the Montreal-based company to sell it at unfairly low prices. But in a surprise decision in January, the ITC voted unanimously in favour of Bombardier. A Boeing spokesperson confirmed the decision not to appeal Thursday night, but declined to elaborate.

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COMMONS UP ALL NIGHT FOR TORY FILIBUSTER

Conservatives are forcing MPs to stay up all night voting continuously on more than 250 motions. The filibuster was launched in retaliation for the Liberals voting down a Tory motion to call Justin Trudeau's national security adviser to testify at a House of Commons committee about the prime minister's disastrous trip to India. Conservatives predicted the non-stop voting on all the motions, which started around dinner time Thursday, would take about 40 hours. It will result in a hefty overtime bill for the Commons, since its services must be available whenever the chamber is sitting.

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SENATE APPROVES CANNABIS BILL IN PRINCIPLE

The Senate gave approval in principle Thursday evening to the federal government's bill to legalize recreational marijuana, after a tense few days of manoeuvring by Conservative senators hoping to derail one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's signature election promises. Bill C-45 passed at second reading by a vote of 44-29. It will now be scrutinized by five different Senate committees, which could recommend amendments, before returning it to the upper house for a final debate and vote by June 7.

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EXPERT SPEAKS OUT AT HUMAN RIGHTS INQUIRY

The author of a study that sounded the alarm against keeping Nova Scotians with intellectual disabilities in a psychiatric ward says the residents were denied their human rights and good care practices. …

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