National Newswatch

Albertan who killed three people gets life, no parole chance for 30 years

Jun 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — EDMONTON — An Alberta man who fatally shot three people has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 30 years. In April, a jury convicted Mickell Bailey, who is 21, of three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of a woman, her partner and her daughter. The bodies of Roxanne Berube, Daniel Miller and 16-year-old Jazmine […]

Tribunal orders Quebec crane operators ordered back to work

Jun 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Quebec's crane operators are being ordered back to work. A labour tribunal hearing ruled Thursday evening in favour of an order sought by the province's construction commission, forcing workers to end any work stoppage or slowdown tactics. The tribunal will decide at a later date whether the actions constituted a illegal strike when […]

300 academics urge Trudeau to condemn Israeli violence against Gazans

Jun 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — About 300 university academics from around the country have signed an open letter calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep his word and ensure there is an independent investigation into the Israeli army's use of force against Palestinians in Gaza. Two Liberal MPs — Robert-Falcon Ouellette and Marwan Tabbara — hand-delivered the letter […]

300 academics urge Trudeau to condemn Israeli violence against Gazans

Jun 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — About 300 university academics from around the country have signed an open letter calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep his word and ensure there is an independent investigation into the Israeli army's use of force against Palestinians in Gaza. Two Liberal MPs — Robert-Falcon Ouellette and Marwan Tabbara — hand-delivered the letter […]

2 arrests made in fatal stabbing at house party in Mississauga, Ont.

Jun 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Investigators say they've made two arrests in the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man at a house party in Mississauga, Ont. Peel regional police say Daniel Smith of Mississauga died in hospital after being stabbed at a home early on May 26. Police say two Mississauga teens were arrested on Thursday. A 16-year-old boy appeared in […]

300 academics urge Trudeau to condemn Israeli violence against Gazans

Jun 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — About 300 university academics from around the country have signed an open letter calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep his word and ensure there is an independent investigation into the Israeli army's use of force against Palestinians in Gaza. Two Liberal MPs — Robert-Falcon Ouellette and Marwan Tabbara — hand-delivered the letter […]

Toronto stock index pulls back from record high close, loonie trades lower

Jun 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Canada's main stock index retreated from a record high Wednesday to close lower along with other North American markets. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 85.80 points at 16,335.15, weighed down by energy stocks. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 196.10 points at 24,461.70. The S&P 500 index closed down 17.56 points at 2,749.76 and the Nasdaq composite index was […]

Ceremony held to mark grand opening of Nova Scotia Indigenous court

Jun 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — WAGMATCOOK, N.S. — Nova Scotia has become the first province in Canada to open a superior court on a reserve that will incorporate Indigenous restorative justice traditions and customs. "We can't just talk about reconciliation. We have to act on it," Mi'kmaq Grand Keptin Andrew Denny said Thursday during an opening ceremony at Wagmatcook First Nation in Cape Breton. "That's […]

Man charged after naked stroll on walking path in Kingston, Ont.: police

Jun 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — KINGSTON, Ont. — A man is facing charges after a naked stroll on a walking path in Kingston, Ont. Police say officers responded to a call about a naked man around noon Wednesday and located a man who was taken to hospital for blood work. Investigators say they were told by witnesses the man had been wondering the path for […]

Canada launches second drywall dumping complaint investigation in two years

Jun 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — CALGARY — A Canadian drywall manufacturer has launched its second trade complaint in two years alleging that the building panels are being dumped by U.S. competitors at unfair prices. The Canada Border Services Agency says it is investigating the complaint by CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc. of Mississauga, Ont., concerning 54-inch-wide gypsum boards being imported for sale in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as […]

Privacy questions linger two years after Canada-U.S. terror list deal struck

Jun 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — More than two years after Canadian and U.S. security agencies signed an updated agreement on sharing information about suspected terrorists, officials are still weighing the program's privacy risks. Internal documents and comments from officials indicate there are lingering concerns about privacy and disclosure of personal information under the new version of the program known as Tuscan, […]

Xavier Dolan joins cast of ‘It: Chapter Two’

Jun 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Montreal actor-filmmaker Xavier Dolan has joined the cast of the Toronto-shot horror film "It: Chapter Two." A representative for Dolan confirms reports that Dolan will be in the sequel to the 2017 hit adaptation of the Stephen King novel. He'll play openly gay character Adrian Mellon, who is killed by shapeshifting evil clown Pennywise. Bill […]