Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, Nov. 30

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, Nov. 30

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In the news today, Nov. 30

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Five stories in the news for Friday, Nov. 30

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CANADA TO SIGN ON TO USMCA IN ARGENTINA

Canada will sign the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement today in Buenos Aires, on the sidelines of the high-profile G20 summit. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join U.S. President Donald Trump and outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to formally sign the trade agreement early this morning. The signing of the trade agreement is largely ceremonial, because it will still need to be ratified by all three countries before it can formally take effect.

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TWO INVESTIGATIONS INTO NIAGARA POLICE 'ALTERCATION'

Two separate investigations are underway into an altercation between two Niagara regional police officers that sent one to hospital in critical condition. Provincial police and Ontario's police watchdog are investigating the incident Thursday at a rural intersection in Pelham, Ont., about 20 kilometres west of Niagara Falls. The Special Investigations Unit says the two officers were investigating a prior collision when they became involved in an "altercation" around noon on Thursday. Spokeswoman Monica Hudon told reporters Thursday evening that a firearm was discharged and one officer was hit.

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HARPER'S OK NEEDED TO RELEASE NORMAN DOCS

Former prime minister Stephen Harper could be dragged into the criminal case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, as the suspended military officer's lawyers seek access to thousands of secret government documents. Last month, Norman's lawyers gave the court a list of records they say are needed to ensure their client receives a fair trial. Many of the records that Norman's lawyers requested -- including many deemed cabinet secrets or "confidences" -- were created while Harper was prime minister, and federal officials say he is the only one who can authorize their release. …

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