Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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A sentencing hearing is set to begin today for the truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

The collision last April at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan killed 16 people and injured 13 others on the junior hockey team's bus.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu (JASS'-kihr-at SING sih-DOO') of Calgary pleaded guilty this month to all 29 counts of dangerous driving laid against him.

Family members and many others may submit victim-impact statements at the hearing -- which, with 29 crash victims, could see a few hundred statements entered as exhibits. (4)



As the winter sitting of the House of Commons begins today on Parliament Hill with the October federal election looming, federal N-D-P Leader Jagmeet (JUG'-meet) Singh is hoping to win a seat as he campaigns for the February 25th byelection in B-C's Burnaby South riding.

Singh says he isn't worried about his own political future -- insisting he's more concerned about the future of Canada.

The New Democrats narrowly won the riding in 2015 and some experts say losing the byelection would likely end Singh's leadership.

The Liberals selected former B-C legislator and Burnaby native Richard T. Lee to run in the riding. (4)



A U-N human rights expert has arrived in Turkey for a weeklong visit over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard and her team of experts met with Turkey's foreign minister today and will reportedly also meet with Turkey's justice minister and the Istanbul prosecutor heading the investigation.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who wrote critically about the Saudi crown prince, was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd.

His remains have still not been found and Turkey has complained of a lack of co-operation by Riyadh. …

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