Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Second NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Second NewsWatch-

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer starts the day in Fredericton this morning, but then will return to Quebec to campaign alongside the Tory candidate hoping to knock People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier out of the House of Commons.

Scheer will arrive later in Beauce, outside Quebec City, with Conservative candidate Richard Lehoux.

Lehoux is hoping to take the riding from Bernier, who just barely lost the Conservative leadership to Scheer before quitting and starting his own party.

The leaders of the Green party and the New Democrats are barnstorming ridings on Vancouver Island today, while Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is turning his attention to ridings just east and north of Toronto.(2)



Final submissions will be made today at an Ottawa bail hearing for the senior R-C-M-P official accused of breaching Canada's official-secrets law.

Cameron Ortis is charged with violating the Security of Information Act and breach of trust for allegedly trying to disclose classified information to an unspecified foreign entity.

He faces a total of seven counts under various provisions, dating from January 2015 through to mid-September of this year.

Evidence at the bail hearing, which began Thursday and should conclude Friday, is subject to a publication ban and Ortiz could know as early as the afternoon whether he will be released while he awaits trial.(2)



A commuter plane carrying 42 people, including a high school swim team, went off the runway while landing last night at a small Alaska community on the Bering Sea.

Peninsula Airways says two passengers were critically injured and 10 others were receiving medical care.

A school official said the swim team was fine and eating pizza shortly after the incident about 5:40 p.m. at the airport in Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands. …

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