National Newswatch

Angry protester interrupts Trudeau in Quebec during holiday visit

Jun 23 2018 — — Justin Trudeau greeted crowds at public events in Quebec to celebrate the Fete Nationale holiday on Saturday, where a day of smiles and selfies was briefly interrupted by an angry protester who confronted the prime minister in his own riding. The incident occurred at a Fete Nationale event at a Montreal park, where a bearded […]

Crucial Crown evidence ruled out as Dellen Millard’s murder trial nears end

Jun 22 2018 — Liam Casey — TORONTO — A police expert's testimony suggesting that an aviation executive whose death was initially ruled a suicide could not have killed himself was dismissed Friday as biased and unreliable. Det. Const. Grant Sutherland, a shooting reconstruction officer with Toronto police, told court last week that after forensic testing he believed it was unlikely Wayne Millard shot himself in the […]

More than 1,000 charges laid against 75 people after Toronto police raids

Jun 22 2018 — Peter Goffin , The Canadian Press — TORONTO — More than 1,000 charges were laid against 75 members and associates of a Toronto-based gang after police seized guns, drugs and thousands of dollars in cash during a series of early morning raids this week, authorities said Friday. The arrests have "significantly disrupted" the Five Points Generalz, Toronto police said at a news […]

Man, 84, charged in alleged hit-and-run pedestrian fatality in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Jun 22 2018 — The Canadian Press — SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Police say an 84-year-old man is facing charges in an alleged hit-and-run pedestrian fatality in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. They allege 83-year-old Vincenzo Mauro was struck on May 22 by a driver who made no attempt to stop or offer assistance. Mauro was taken to hospital and later died of his injuries. Investigators say a […]

High Indigenous prison rate ‘unacceptable’: Supreme Court chief justice

Jun 22 2018 — — The Supreme Court’s chief justice says the over-representation of Indigenous people in prison is unacceptable and reveals a serious problem. Richard Wagner tells a news conference today he’ll leave the politics to others, but the court will make its voice heard on issues of Indigenous justice. He points to a decision this month in which […]

300 academics urge Trudeau to condemn Israeli violence against Gazans

Jun 22 2018 — — 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 to […]

Doug Ford wants consultations on cannabis sales in Ontario

Jun 21 2018 — — Ontario’s incoming premier says he’s focusing on the idea of selling cannabis in government-owned liquor stores but will consult with municipalities, stakeholders and his caucus on how recreational marijuana should be sold in the province. The outgoing Liberals had planned to roll out 150 standalone government-run pot stores by the end of 2020. Doug Ford […]

Canada focusing on existing climate plan, has no timeline to increase ambition

Jun 21 2018 — — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says Canada has no immediate plans to follow Europe’s lead and increase its targets for cutting emissions. McKenna is in Belgium this week for the second ministerial meeting of Canada, European Union and China on their climate change alliance to keep driving forward progress on the Paris agreement. European Union energy […]

What makes a beer a beer? Feds brew changes to national beer standards

Jun 21 2018 — — Your beer is about to undergo a government makeover. Federal officials are proposing changes to national beer standards that would widen the number of ingredients permitted in a pint and force brewers to list every ingredient on a can or bottle. Even the Canadian definition of “beer” would change. The changes would mark a major […]

CBC ending ‘On The Money’ business program due to budget constraints

Jun 20 2018 — — CBC says it’s cancelling its afternoon business program “On The Money” due to budget constraints as it focuses resources on digital platforms. CBC News general manager Jennifer McGuire said in a note to staff Wednesday that investments such as enhancing the digital presence of “The National” and expanded podcasting has created pressure in its operational […]