Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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The White House and America's Senate Judiciary Committee say they have received the F-B-I report on decades-old sexual misconduct allegations against U-S President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

Chairman Chuck Grassley is expected to read the F-B-I report on Brett Kavanaugh this morning, followed by his colleagues.

Because the report is confidential, senators won't be allowed to talk about what's in it.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has set an initial Senate vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation for tomorrow, with a final vote possible this weekend. (4)



The Trudeau government is strengthening a bill aimed at preventing foreign interference in Canadian elections.

The governing Liberals have sponsored several amendments to Bill C-76, including one that would ban advocacy groups from ever using money from foreign entities to conduct partisan campaigns.

It's also sponsoring an amendment requiring online platforms, such as Facebook, to create a registry of all digital ads placed by political or third parties during the pre-writ and writ periods, and to ensure they remain visible to the public for two years.

The government is also looking to make it easier for Canadians to vote by restoring the use of voter information cards as a valid form of identification. (4)



Ontario Premier Doug Ford heads west today, where he will meet with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe to discuss their opposition to the federal government's carbon tax plan.

Ford says Ontario and Saskatchewan will stand up to what he calls Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's tax and spend policies.

Ford's Progressive Conservative government is challenging Ottawa's carbon-pricing plan in court, while Moe's government has asked Saskatchewan's Court of Appeal to rule on whether the plan is even constitutional.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister yesterday also announced his government will cancel its plan to impose a flat tax in December and join other provinces opposed to Ottawa's climate-change demands. …

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