Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Third NewsWatch-

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(US-Trump-Impeachment-Hearings)(Audio:33)

It didn't take long for American Democrats and Republicans attending or watching yesterday's impeachment hearing to stake out their positions on President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine.

Democrats say the opening day of public testimony revealed a striking account of Trump abusing his office by holding up military aid and seeking investigations of his political rivals.

Republicans counter that the first two witnesses offered little more than second-hand stories of Trump's actions.

Hearings continue tomorrow with the former ambassador to Ukraine who was fired on Trump's orders.(3)

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(NDP-Trudeau)(Audio:04)

N-D-P Leader Jagmeet Singh will lay out all he is hoping for under a new minority Liberal parliament, when he meets today with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Singh will list his priorities he hopes to see in the Liberal throne speech December 5th.

The top ask from the N-D-P will be that the Liberals support the immediate creation of a national universal pharmacare program.

Singh will also push Trudeau to drop the legal challenge of a recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling that ordered Ottawa to pay 40-thousand dollars compensation to every Indigenous child who was wrongly placed in foster care since 2007, as well as to their parents or grandparents.(3)

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(Canadian-Detained-Tahiti)

Canadian entrepreneur Guy Laliberte, founder of the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil circus company, appeared before a judge in French Polynesia over claims of cannabis cultivation on his private island in the South Pacific.

His Montreal-based Lune Rouge group says Laliberte has not been charged with drug trafficking, but is being investigated for alleged complicity in cultivation, possession and use of cannabis.

The organization says the 60-year-old Laliberte is a medical cannabis user. …

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