National Newswatch

Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to sign hydrogen deal in Newfoundland

Aug 14 2022 — Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz are set to sign a green energy agreement later this month in Newfoundland that could prove pivotal to Canada's nascent hydrogen industry. The German government on Friday issued a statement confirming the agreement will be signed Aug. 23 in Stephenville, where a Newfoundland-based company […]

Spouse of Nova Scotia mass shooter reveals grim new details about their life together

Jul 13 2022 — Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — For 19 years, Lisa Banfield lived with a man described as a controlling, abusive psychopath who repeatedly beat her. This long-term pattern of gender-based violence is described in detail in a document released Wednesday by the inquiry investigating why Gabriel Wortman fatally shot 22 people in Nova Scotia on April 18-19, 2020 — […]

Killer’s violent past explored by inquiry investigation Nova Scotia mass shooting

Jul 12 2022 — Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia denture maker who killed 22 people in April 2020 was long known to be a violent man, especially among disadvantaged people who owed him money, newly released documents show. In a summary of evidence released Tuesday, the inquiry investigating the mass shooting shared details about Gabriel Wortman's practice of providing […]

‘Police don’t release information:’ Why the RCMP withheld details after N.S. massacre

Jun 23 2022 — Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — At the centre of the political firestorm erupting over the RCMP’s response to the worst mass shooting in Canadian history is a phrase used by police to justify withholding case information. In the weeks after a gunman killed 22 people during a 13-hour rampage on April 18-19, 2020, Nova Scotia RCMP officers insisted […]

Errors and omissions revealed in RCMP statements after Nova Scotia mass shooting

Jun 21 2022 — Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — In the days following the mass shooting that left 22 people dead in Nova Scotia, the RCMP's statements to the public were riddled with mistakes, confusion and omissions, a newly released report reveals. The document, published Tuesday by the inquiry investigating the 2020 tragedy, also asserts that key information about the case, including […]

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