Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

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Kent Hehr says he will remain a member of the federal Liberal caucus, but will not be rejoining the Trudeau cabinet after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct with women.

The former veterans and sports and disabilities minister resigned from cabinet in January after former employee Kristin Raworth accused him of calling her "yummy" during his time as a member of the Alberta legislature a decade ago.

Hehr says he does not recall the encounter with Raworth, but has nonetheless apologized.

On Twitter Wednesday night, Hehr vowed to remain focused on growing, both personally and professionally.

Attaching a MeToo hashtag to her own tweet, Raworth calls it "an incredible day." (1)



Before U-S President Donald Trump sits down with a notorious North Korean dictator next week, he will face what could be a tougher crowd while sharing a table with some of America's oldest allies.

In the wake of his hefty new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and Europe, Trump will be walking into a tense room when he arrives in La Malbaie, Quebec for Friday's start of the G-7 summit.

The White House is expecting a chilly reception from Prime Minister Trudeau and European leaders already frustrated over Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear agreement.

But his economic adviser Larry Kudlow likens the disagreements to "a family quarrel.'' (1)



Two First Nations communities are grieving the loss of five people in Tuesday's highway crash south of Edmonton.

Chief Vern Saddleback with the Samson Cree Nation says Samson and Ermineskin (uhr-mih-NESS'-kin) are in mourning.

Three sisters -- 22-year-old Cheyane (SHY'-ann) Soosay, 19-year-old Dominique Norwest and 23-year-old Latesha (la-TISH'-ah) Norwest -- were among those killed.

They were travelling with 30-year-old Anthony Swampy and 22-year-old Terrelle Minde when their car and an S-U-V collided near Millet (MILL'-itt), about 30 kilometres south of Maskwacis (MASS'-kwah-cheez). …

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