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  1. Commons committee issues indigenous suicide study with 28 recommendations

    06.19 / 22:15 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    OTTAWA – A House of Commons committee has released a unanimous report on indigenous suicide that says the federal government should support indigenous communities to ensure they have resources available after hours and on weekends. That is one of the 28 recommendations the all-party committee presented today. MPs on the indigenous affairs committee spoke outside…
  2. List of honourees recognized for indigenous work by Gov. Gen. David Johnston

    06.19 / 21:09 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    OTTAWA – Gov. Gen. David Johnston acknowledged the importance of indigenous leadership Monday as he presented a number of awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. Here is a list of those honoured: Sylvia Maracle, of Toronto, was named an officer of the Order of Canada. As executive director of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous…
  3. Ottawa launches $101-million gender-based violence strategy: by the numbers

    06.19 / 21:09 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    OTTAWA – On Monday, Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef shed more light on which programs will get a share of the $101 million over five years — plus $21 million annually going forward — which the 2017 budget committed to a federal strategy on gender-based violence. The bulk of the money will go towards [&#…
  4. The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

    06.19 / 21:09 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    Highlights from the news file for Monday, June 19 ——— GOVERNOR GENERAL APOLOGIZES FOR INDIGENOUS REMARK: Gov. Gen. David Johnston apologized publicly Monday for referring to Indigenous Peoples as immigrants as he bestowed honours on 29 people — including the frontman of the Tragically Hip — for their efforts in furthering indigenous causes. Johnston told […]…
  5. Liberal ministers meet Lockheed Martin at Paris Air Show, snub Boeing

    06.19 / 20:49 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    OTTAWA – Aerospace giant Boeing appears to have gotten the cold shoulder from the Trudeau government in Paris. Three cabinet ministers are in the French capital this week to promote Canada’s aerospace sector and meet with various companies at the prestigious Paris Air Show. Those meetings include discussions with fighter jet makers such as Lockheed…
  6. Liberal legislation aimed at limiting how long inmates can be kept in solitary

    06.19 / 20:49 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    OTTAWA – The federal government is introducing legislation that would limit how long prison inmates can be kept in solitary confinement. Once passed, the bill would — for the first time — impose a so-called legislative framework establishing a time limit for what prison officials call administrative segregation. Administrative segregation is used when there is [&#…
  7. N.S. health authority agrees to meet with Lionel Desmond’s family, sister says

    06.19 / 20:28 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    ANTIGONISH, N.S. – Nova Scotia’s health authority has agreed to meet with Lionel Desmond’s immediate family next week, almost six months after the former Canadian soldier fatally shot his mother, wife, daughter and himself in a horrific murder-suicide that attracted national attention. One of Desmond’s sisters, Chantel, confirmed today that the authority has scheduled a…
  8. Man convicted of sex attack seeks legal records in bid to discredit victim

    06.19 / 20:28 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    EDMONTON – A man convicted of sexually assaulting an indigenous woman whom the Crown had jailed and shackled to ensure her testimony has applied for legal records to discredit her as he seeks a mistrial. Lance David Blanchard was found guilty in December of aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping and unlawful confinement for the 2014 attack.…
  9. Bill would boost information czar’s powers, enshrine proactive release of info

    06.19 / 20:28 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    OTTAWA – The federal information commissioner would be given new powers to order the release of government records to requesters under legislation tabled today. The Liberal bill also proposes extending the Access to Information Act — at least in some measure — to the offices of the prime minister, cabinet members and administrative institutions that [&#…
  10. Two fuel tankers collide off northern Newfoundland, minor damage reported

    06.19 / 20:06 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    LEWISPORTE, N.L. – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating a collision between two coastal fuel tankers along Newfoundland’s north coast. The board says the tanker Travestern collided with the anchored tanker Havelstern on Sunday, resulting in minor damage to both vessels. Pierre Murray, the board’s manager of regional operations in Halifax, says no…
  11. First of three Montreal safe injection sites opens for drug users

    06.19 / 20:06 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    MONTREAL – The first of three safe injection sites for drug users in Montreal has opened its doors. A spokesman for CACTUS Montreal says it has 10 booths and he estimates it will handle between 120 and 240 injections a day. Louis Letellier de St-Just says the supervised injection site will be open 12 hours…
  12. Nova Scotia town grapples with deer problem, considers contraceptives, cull

    06.19 / 20:06 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    TRURO, N.S. – A central Nova Scotia town has become overrun with deer, and officials are considering options including contraceptives and a cull in a bid to control the growing urban herd. The deer have become common sights in the streets and gardens of Truro, N.S., and officials are holding a public information session Tuesday…
  13. Northern Ontario statue of baby Jesus gets its head back after being decapitated

    06.19 / 20:06 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    A statue of baby Jesus that remained headless for months after it was decapitated in northern Ontario has been resurrected. The head that was knocked off and stolen has been restored to the statue at the Ste. Anne des Pins parish in Sudbury, Ont., though the volunteer who made the repairs says there is still…
  14. Tim Hortons franchisee seeking class action lawsuit against parent company RBI

    06.19 / 19:44 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    TORONTO – A Tim Hortons franchisee is seeking a class-action lawsuit alleging Restaurant Brands International is improperly using money from a national advertising fund. Since RBI acquired Tim Hortons in 2014 it has used money in the fund in ways that were not used previously or permitted, according to a statement of claim filed in…
  15. Harassment case hears about four handguns shipped to U.S. inside a computer

    06.19 / 19:23 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    VANCOUVER – A British Columbia Supreme Court jury has heard that four handguns were found inside a computer shipped by someone with the same name as a man on trial for criminally harassing his ex-wife. Agent Frank Spizuoco of the American Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says the RCMP notified his agency in…
  16. Quebec man found guilty of attempting to leave Canada to join ISIL

    06.19 / 19:00 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    A Quebec man has been found guilty of attempting to leave the country to participate in activities of a terrorist group. Quebec court Judge Serge Delisle handed down the ruling today and said Ismael Habib lacked credibility. The relatively new charge was introduced in the Criminal Code in 2013 and carries a maximum 10-year sentence.…
  17. Quebec man found guilty of attempting to leave Canada to join ISIL

    06.19 / 19:00 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    MONTREAL – A Quebec man has been found guilty of attempting to leave the country to participate in activities of a terrorist group. Quebec court Judge Serge Delisle handed down the ruling today and said Ismael Habib lacked credibility. The relatively new charge was introduced in the Criminal Code in 2013 and carries a maximum…
  18. Need key info in a disaster? There isn’t an app for that, U of C researchers say

    06.19 / 19:00 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    CALGARY – Researchers at the University of Calgary say smartphone emergency apps don’t provide much of the information people need during a disaster. Doctoral candidate Maleknaz Nayebi says Fort McMurray residents were flocking to social media during last May’s wildfire, but a lot of vital information was easily missed in the heavy online traffic. Nayebi…
  19. Seven-year prison term upheld for mother hiding daughter in China

    06.19 / 18:17 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    TORONTO – A woman who refused to bring her daughter back to Canada from China despite repeated court orders to do so lost her bid on Monday to overturn her conviction and seven-year prison sentence for child abduction. In rejecting the challenge, Ontario’s top court ruled that Chun Mei Li was properly convicted and sentenced…
  20. Edmonton school calls boxing death of beloved teacher ‘tragedy for everyone’

    06.19 / 18:17 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    EDMONTON – The Edmonton elementary school where fighter Tim Hague taught is calling his death after a boxing match on the weekend a tragedy. The 34-year-old Hague died from injuries suffered in a second round technical knockout loss to Adam Braidwood in a heavyweight bout on Friday night. A statement from Ecole Bellevue School says…