01/07/2020

CANADA

Morgentaler to receive Order of Canada: report
The Governor General is reportedly preparing to name a leading abortion rights crusader to the Order of Canada, news that has outraged anti-abortion groups.
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B.C. carbon tax kicks in on Canada Day
British Columbians will pay more at the gas pump as the provincial government's carbon tax on all fossil fuels takes effect Tuesday.
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Murder charge laid in boy's death on Manitoba reserve
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a boy whose body was found Friday night on a remote Manitoba reserve.
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Deaths of 2 cyclists on fundraising ride trigger calls for Trans-Canada fixes
A crash that killed two cyclists on a cross-country fundraising tour has led to renewed calls for the Manitoba government to pave the shoulders of the Trans-Canada Highway in the province.
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WORLD

U.S. federal court rules it can't hear Arar's complaint
A U.S. court ruled Monday that a complaint by Maher Arar, a Canadian who accuses U.S. authorities of illegally deporting him to Syria, where he was tortured, cannot be heard in federal court.
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Mugabe courts African leaders as West condemns his re-election
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe sought support from his fellow African leaders at a regional summit in Egypt Monday, while international condemnation grew over his re-election in a presidential run-off vote last week.
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Canadian charged after $2M California ecstasy seizure
A Canadian man appeared in federal court in California on Monday on a charge of conspiring to smuggle $2 million US worth of ecstasy pills into the United States.
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Jury clears Texan who killed 2 men with shots in the back
A Texas man who shot two suspected burglars in the back with a 12-gauge shotgun after they emerged from his neighbour's home was cleared of any wrongdoing in their deaths by a grand jury on Monday.
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IMMIGRATION

MONTREAL: NEWCOMERS STRONGLY LOYAL TO CANADA
A public opinion survey shows that immigrants in the country's three biggest cities feel most strongly attached to the concept of Canada. The poll of 600 immigrants in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver conducted by the Association for Canadian Studies was timed to coincide with Canada Day. Respondents were asked in late May whether they had a strong or weak sense of belonging to Canada, their province, city, country of origin, ethnic identity and language. Eighty-seven per cent answered having a "very strong" or "somewhat strong" attachment to the country. Eight-one per cent reported a strong connection to their city, the same percentage reporting a strong attachment to their language.The director of the ACS, Jack Jedwab, says the results show that critics of multiculturalism who claim that the federal policy weakens the national bond are wrong.

SAINT JOHN: NB GOVT. WANTS PERMANENT IMMIGRATION OFFICERS ABROAD
New Brunswick's minister for population growth, Greg Byrne, says he continues to push for all four Atlantic provinces to post permanent immigration officers abroad. Mr. Byrne first broached the idea at a joint meeting of the all four cabinets last January and will return to the subject when he meets his counterparts from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador this fall. None of the four provinces have dedicated immigration personnel overseas. Mr. Byrne notes that none of the four can afford to support such a presence financially on their own, but could possibly do so together and in partnership with the federal government. Some of the wealthier province do have immigration officers outside the country, Alberta having offices in Hong Kong and Quebec having staff in some Canadian embassies.

MONEY

BCE Inc. retaining $294M in Q2 dividends
BCE Inc. has decided to defer the declaration of a dividend on its common shares for the second quarter of 2008, the company announced Monday.
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GDP grew in April, says StatsCan
Canada's gross domestic product rebounded in April after shrinking in February and March, Statistics Canada reported Monday.
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Chrysler to cut minivan production
Chrysler said Monday that it will close a factory in Fenton, Mo., that makes minivans, and cut a shift at another plant that assembles pickup trucks.
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Canada losing ground, Conference Board says
Canada is in the middle of the pack of the 17 wealthiest countries in terms of social and economic rankings, the Conference Board of Canada reported Monday.
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SPORTS

Capitals re-sign defenceman Green
With the free agent signing period looming on Tuesday afternoon, the Washington Capitals went on the offensive to lock up one of their top defencemen.
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Stanley Cup heads for Harbour Grace, N.L.
Excitement is building in Harbour Grace, N.L., as hometown hero Daniel Cleary of the Detroit Red Wings brings the Stanley Cup for a Canada Day visit.
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Halladay beats Mariners
Roy Halladay was outstanding Monday night in Seattle, and a good thing, too.
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Roberts, Prospal sign with Tampa
When Gary Roberts steps on the ice this fall for his 1,195th career National Hockey League game, it will be in the uniform of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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