Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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Another week, another aircraft snafu on the election campaign.

Last week at the airport in Victoria, a media bus drove underneath the wing of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's campaign plane and caused a big scrape.

Last night, after landing at an airport in Calgary, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's campaign tour was briefly delayed when his chartered plane suffered a hydraulics issue with the ground steering equipment.

Scheer was left to sit on the tarmac for an hour before the plane was towed to a parking area for repair.(4)



Federal party leaders will be out campaigning in various spots across the country again today, expecting to make more promises and announcements.

Yesterday, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer re-introduced child sports, fitness, arts and learning tax credits from the Harper government era, while Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau pledged millions for more before- and after-school child-care spaces.

Last night in Windsor, Ontario, Trudeau touted Canada's wins in his government's renegotiation of a new North American trade deal while also getting the U-S to revoke crippling tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel.

Green Leader Elizabeth May unveiled her party's platform that pushes green government and pledges universal pharmacare.(4)



R-C-M-P Commissioner Brenda Lucki will provide an update in Ottawa today on the ongoing investigation, arrest and charges against senior intelligence official Cameron Ortis.

The 12-year veteran of the national police force is charged under three sections of the Security of Information Act and also faces two charges under the Criminal Code, including breach of trust, for allegedly trying to disclose classified information to a foreign entity or terrorist group.

Lucki confirmed yesterday Ortis was the director general of the R-C-M-P's National Intelligence Co-ordination Centre and had also worked in the Mounties' Operations Research and National Security Criminal Investigations branches. …

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