Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Third NewsWatch-

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(Greens-Trudeau)(Audio:01)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hold the last of his meetings with opposition leaders this morning with a post-election sitdown with Elizabeth May.

May has stepped down as Green party leader since last month's election, but is staying on to lead the Greens' three-member caucus in the House of Commons.

Trudeau has spent each morning since Tuesday meeting with the leaders of the Conservatives, Bloc Quebecois and N-D-P as he prepares to return to Parliament December 5th with only a minority mandate for his Liberals.

He'll need the backing of at least one of those parties to get any law passed, and his first test will be support for his throne speech laying out his plans for governing.(3)

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(US-Trump-Impeachment-Hearings)(Audio:03)

U-S President Donald Trump says the current impeachment probe has been "very hard" on his family.

He made the comment while in Louisiana for a rally last night as he tried to energize voters to cast a ballot for a Republican candidate for governor.

Eddie Rispone (rih-SPOH'-nee) is trying to defeat Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards in Saturday's election.

Trump is accused of holding up congressional military aid to Ukraine while he pressured the country to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son.

Today's lone public witness will be Marie Yovanovitch, who was America's former ambassador to the Ukraine until Trump recalled her last spring.(3)

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(BC-Chief-Charged)

British Columbia Indigenous leader and outspoken advocate for children is facing historic sex charges dating back decades.

Ed John, a former leader of the First Nations Summit, is accused of having sexual intercourse with a female without her consent in 1974.

The B-C Prosecution Service announced yesterday that special prosecutor Michael Klein was appointed back in February to look into allegations of sexual offences in and around Prince George involving one person. …

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