Top News Advisory for Tuesday, July 4

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Top News Advisory for Tuesday, July 4


Top News Advisory for July 4

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TOP NEWS ADVISORY

Tuesday, July 4

6 p.m. ET

Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150 or .

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TOP NEWS NOT HIGHLIGHTED ON PREVIOUS ADVISORY AT 2:30 P.M.:

Vancouver councillor, banker head NDP team

NDP-Appointments

VICTORIA -- British Columbia premier-designate John Horgan appointed three people to his inner team today including a Vancouver city councillor and a former deputy minister in the former Liberal government.Coun. Geoff Meggs will serve as Horgan's chief of staff and Don Wright, the chief executive officer at Central 1 Credit Union and a former president of the B.C. Institute of Technology, will be the head of the public service and the premier's deputy minister. Will be writethru; Moves National and West Regional.

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Groups hope Alberta court ruling leads to change

Cindy-Gladue-Homicide

EDMONTON -- Advocates are hoping an Alberta court ruling will help change the way courts deal with Indigenous women and sexual offences.The province's Appeal Court has ordered a new trial for Bradley Barton, an Ontario trucker who was acquitted of first-degree murder in the death of Cindy Gladue.

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Ousted politician plans legal challenge

Mba-Backbencher-Rebels

WINNIPEG -- A Manitoba politician who was kicked out of the governing Progressive Conservative caucus says he's planning a court challenge against a law that forbids him from joining another party's caucus.Steven Fletcher, who was dumped by the Tories last Friday, said Tuesday a provincial law that forbids him -- or any other Manitoba politician -- from crossing the legislature floor is unconstitutional. PHOTO.

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Saganash apologizes for plagiarism in op-ed

Saganash-Apology

OTTAWA -- NDP indigenous affairs critic Romeo Saganash apologized Tuesday for having plagiarized portions of a recent newspaper column about Canada's 150th anniversary.The column appeared in the Canada Day edition of the Globe and Mail under the headline, "150 years of cultural genocide: Today, like all days, is an insult."

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Banana Boat sunscreen complaints on the rise

Banana-Boat-Burns

VICTORIA -- A British Columbia mother says her 12-year-old son suffered burn injuries after using a Banana Boat sunscreen product.Patrizia Fitch, of Victoria, said Tuesday that her son Daniel was left with severe blisters after wearing a Banana Boat sunscreen on a school trip to a beach in the city.

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Conservatives out-fundraised Liberals in 2016

Political-Fundraising

OTTAWA -- The federal Conservative party raised a million more dollars than the Liberals last year, but spent twice as much as the governing party in order to raise the cash.Annual financial reports published today show the Conservatives raised $18.25 million from 82,662 donors in 2016, while the Liberals pulled in $17.18 million from 82,285 donors.

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Rona Ambrose resigns as Conservative MP

Ambrose-Resigns

OTTAWA -- Former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is officially out of federal politics.Ambrose formally resigned her House of Commons seat today by way of a letter to the Speaker. PHOTO.

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Museum's giant Canadian flag vandalized

Flag-Vandalism

KITCHENER -- Police are investigating it as an act of vandalism, but the director of an Ontario museum where a giant Canadian flag was stained with black paint over the Canada Day weekend says it was also an act of resistance.The unknown vandal or vandals left behind a banner that reads: "150+ years of resistance #unsettling 150," said David Marskell, CEO of Themuseum, in Kitchener, Ont.

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Jailed blogger: Canada told to butt out

Badawi-Saudi-Ambassador

OTTAWA -- Canada needs to start minding its own business when it comes to jailed blogger Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian ambassador said Tuesday. …

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