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Rex Murphy: For anyone else, resignation would be unavoidable – and appropriate

Saturday  02:05,   21 september 2019
nationalpost

Some observations, reflections and musings on the minstrelsy of a prime minister, in random sequence, and merely as they have occurred, over the past 24 hours: Well, we still have Bianca. Thank goodness. Some observations, reflections and... >>>

Mealy Mountain students walk out for global strike against climate change

Saturday  01:40,   21 september 2019
cbc.ca

Students at Mealy Mountain Collegiate cut class today, but it's all part of an worldwide cause. Students from more than 150 countries around the world are joining in on a global strike to force the hands of global leaders meeting at the UN... >>>

The ‘annoyances and insults’ of blackface in Canada—in 1841

Saturday  01:40,   21 september 2019
macleans.ca

From the very beginning in the 1840s, black citizens in Toronto fought to shut down performances by blackface clowns, and their efforts are well documentedIn the aftermath of news that Justin Trudeau repeatedly dressed up in blackface when he was a... >>>

Trudeau pledges tougher gun control as he tries to get campaign back on track

Saturday  01:40,   21 september 2019
msn

TORONTO — Politicians sending "thoughts and prayers" to victims of gun crimes just won't cut it anymore, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said Friday as he pledged a ban on military-style assault rifles as part of a broader gun-control plan. The... >>>

4 masked suspects attempt to steal ATM from Alberta convenience store

Saturday  00:40,   21 september 2019
globalnews.ca

RCMP southeast of Edmonton are searching for four suspects after a vehicle was driven into a Tofield convenience store early Friday morning in an attempt to steal an ATM. At around 4 a.m., the masked suspects forced their way into the Tofield Esso... >>>

Video Shows Animal Rights Activists Storm Montreal Costco Meat Section

Saturday  00:40,   21 september 2019
mtlblog

"This packaging disgracefully misrepresents the reality of how these animals suffer."We reached out to the videographer, Len Goldberg, to learn more about the activation and to hear what he and the group who organized the event, Direct Action... >>>

Manitoba man faces big fines after driving with baby seat balanced on car’s console

Saturday  00:25,   21 september 2019
globalnews.ca

Police said a baby's carseat was sitting on the console at the front of the vehicle rather then being properly, safely restrained in the back. A 13-year-old passenger was also in the vehicle without a seatbelt. READ MORE: Buckle up: RCMP, MPI... >>>

Judge quashes request to have court visit Abdi arrest scene

Saturday  00:20,   21 september 2019
cbc.ca

Justice Robert Kelly refused the Crown's unusual request to bring Const. Daniel Montsion, his lawyers, and the rest of court staff to the scene of Abdirahman Abdi's fatal 2016 arrest, claiming it would not be in the 'interests of... >>>

Langley Conservative candidate mum on connection to blackface performers

Saturday  00:20,   21 september 2019
cbc.ca

Blackface performers playing the role of Black Peter have been part of the Sinterklaas Celebration in Langley going back a number of years.Requests by CBC to speak with Jansen were not responded to, however Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer did... >>>

Nova Scotia RCMP say outlaw biker gathering to be held in Annapolis Valley

Saturday  00:01,   21 september 2019
msn

HALIFAX — RCMP say they will be on hand for what's expected to be a large gathering of outlaw biker gangs in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley on Saturday. The Mounties tweeted Friday to advise motorists they will be conducting road safety >>>

Fredericton latest Canadian city to grapple with drive-thru woes

Friday  23:55,   20 september 2019
msn

The City of Fredericton will spend $40,000 to direct motorists around a busy Tim Hortons in the latest move by a Canadian municipality to curb traffic headaches and other concerns caused by restaurant drive-thrus. At a transportation committee... >>>

Behind the PPC’s ‘legitimate chance’ at winning two seats

Friday  23:30,   20 september 2019
macleans.ca

How did Maxime Bernier get into the commission debates? Believe it or not, it all starts with Brad Trost.Understanding the importance of Trost’s win 15 years ago in Saskatchewan requires a journey down a winding road traveled by the newly formed... >>>

Syrian newcomers hope business takes off after starting Calgary flight simulator centre

Friday  23:05,   20 september 2019
cbc.ca

It’s been a turbulent two years for Syrian newcomer Tammam Altajar. But after he couldn't find a job, he decided to create one for himself.The Syrian arrived here through a skilled worker program in September 2017, hoping to continue a long... >>>

These champs of a St. John's boys' baseball tournament aren't boys at all

Friday  23:00,   20 september 2019
cbc.ca

Thankfully, the new gold medallists throw like girls.And thanks to that distinction, the Bantam Capitals — the first girls' team to play in the John Wickham Memorial boys' tournament — won it all last week, beating six all-boys teams and walking... >>>

Trudeau, Singh To Have 'Private Conversation' About Liberal Leader’s Controversies

Friday  22:55,   20 september 2019
huffingtonpost.ca

Justin Trudeau says he will apologize directly to NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh for his past racist acts, including appearing in brownface and a turban at a 2001 event in Vancouver. The Liberal leader confirmed Friday that his campaign director has... >>>