Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Seventeenth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Seventeenth Newswatch-

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(Cda-China) (Audio:05)

A group of Canadian M-Ps and Senators are scheduled to travel to China tomorrow, but the trip is happening under a cloud of detentions and arrests.

Two Canadians were detained by Beijing last month, in a move that many say was retaliation for Canada arresting a Chinese tech exec in Vancouver weeks earlier.

Robert Malley, the boss of one of the Canadian detainees, says raising the subject is something that any and all Canadian travellers to China ought to be doing.

Conservative M-P Michael Cooper says as part of the delegation, he will push for the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. (17)



The Alberta Review Board says a man found not criminally responsible in November for the stabbing deaths of two people at a northwest Alberta work camp is not entitled to an absolute discharge.

Daniel Goodridge pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges due to a mental disorder.

Board members met in December to determine if and how long Goodridge, who has schizophrenia, should be detained.

A report based on the findings of his treatment team says he's still a threat to public safety, and will remain in custody at Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. (17)



Police are investigating after a 15-year-old Quebec girl was killed in a ski stunt gone wrong.

They say the girl and a friend were trying to perform a trick Wednesday night that involved jumping from the chairlift before it reached a summit at the Mont-Video ski centre in the Abitibi region.

The friend successfully made the approximately six-metre drop, but the victim fell onto a snow-covered boulder. …

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