Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has flown to Europe overnight and will join the Queen, British Prime Minister Theresa May and other world leaders on the southern coast of England this morning to observe the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Today's event is a tribute to Second World War soldiers who risked and gave their lives in large numbers when they left Portsmouth and travelled across the English Channel for the June 6th D-Day landings in German-occupied Normandy, France.

Commemorations shift tomorrow to Juno Beach, where 14-thousand Canadians stormed ashore and fought alongside British and American troops in an invasion that broke through Hitler's Atlantic Wall and began the liberation of Western Europe.

More than one-thousand Canadians were killed, injured or captured on D-Day and five-thousand more became casualties over the next two months.(1)



Andrew Scheer is promising to repeal the federal carbon tax if elected prime minister this fall.

He says if his Conservatives win the October election, he would follow Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's lead in scrapping the tax.

Alberta's Conservative-led legislature passed a bill repealing the tax Monday night and it was signed into law yesterday.

The federal government has warned it will now impose its own levy, as it has in four other provinces that haven't put an adequate price on carbon emissions.

Scheer vowed to scrap the tax during his latest policy speech in Edmonton where he outlined his vision for "a freer federation" with no provincial trade barriers.(1)



China's ambassador to Canada admits bilateral relations are "facing serious difficulties right now," but Beijing takes no responsibility for it.

Lu Shaye said while his government is willing to meet halfway to end the impasse, it won't give way on Canada's major complaints. …

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