Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Alta-Elxn-Notley)

Alberta N-D-P Leader Rachel Notley is questioning whether Jason Kenney is trying to get back into the ring in Ottawa for his own political purposes.

Notley made the comment when asked today about a joint rally held by the United Conservative leader and federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer.

She says the rally makes her wonder if Kenney is even interested in standing up for Albertans.

Notley also says she hasn't campaigned with federal N-D-P Leader Jagmeet Singh because they have two very different opinions on oil pipelines. (The Canadian Press)

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(Alta-Ontbudget-Feds)

The Trudeau government is using cuts in the Ontario budget to target both federal and Alberta Conservatives.

Federal Employment Minister Patty Hajdu told a news conference today that the Ontario Progressive Conservative government's cuts to post-secondary education and social services are "reckless" and "cruel."

Hajdu lumped Jason Kenney's United Conservatives together with the Ontario government in warning Albertans they can expect "cuts, cuts, cuts" to spending if he wins the Alberta election on Tuesday.

She says voters across the country can expect the same kind of fiscal slashing from federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer if his party wins the October federal election. (The Canadian Press)

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(SCOC-Residential-Schools)

The Supreme Court has ruled an Indigenous man abused by a nun at a former Manitoba residential school is entitled to compensation.

The man identified only as J-W went to court when adjudicators rejected his claim for compensation on grounds he failed to prove the nun had touched his penis while he was clothed for a sexual purpose.

The Manitoba court ordered the case to go back to adjudication where J-W was awarded nearly 13-thousand dollars -- but the federal government successfully appealed on grounds that judges can't carry out detailed reviews of adjudication decisions.

But the Supreme Court has overturned that ruling -- saying the courts can intervene if there is a failure to apply the terms of the residential schools settlement agreement. …

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