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The People's Party of Canada, led by the outspoken Maxime Bernier, is looking to turn growing support into ballot-box success this evening. Opinion polls have consistently shown party support hovering at five per cent or higher during the federal campaign, even though Bernier was excluded from national leaders' debates. Several dozen people turned out early for the party's election night gathering at a Saskatoon hotel. Jeffrey English, visiting from Vancouver, said he hoped to see the People's P
HALIFAX — Voters in Atlantic Canada loosened Justin Trudeau's grip on the region Monday by delivering a handful of new seats to the Conservatives, signalling a mild rebuke of the Liberal leader's decision to call an election during the pandemic's fourth wave. In the six years since Trudeau won a majority government in 2015, the Liberals' dominance on the East Coast has slipped from controlling all 32 seats after that election to 26 seats in 2019 — and the slide continued on Monday. With the vote
DALLAS (AP) — A San Antonio doctor who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law all but dared supporters of the state's near-total ban on the procedure to try making an early example of him by filing a lawsuit — and by Monday, two people obliged. Former attorneys in Arkansas and Illinois filed separate state lawsuits Monday against Dr. Alan Braid, who in a weekend Washington Post opinion column became the first Texas abortion provider to publicly reveal he violated the law th
The Canadian Press list by parties of elected and defeated prominent candidates. Federal All Ridings (338 members) Liberal Party of Canada Churence Rogers, longtime municipal politician, elected in Bonavista-Burin-Trinity. Scott Simms, former national weather forecaster, defeated in Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame by Clifford Small (CON). Yvonne Jones, member of NunatuKavut community council, an unrecognized Inuit territory in Labrador, elected in Labrador. Gudie Hutchings, former tourism/outfi
A 21-year-old Regina man has been charged following a fatal hit-and run in the city late Friday night. It happened near the corner of Sixth Avenue and Hamilton Street, in the city's Warehouse district, at around 11 p.m. CST. A 67-year-old woman who was crossing Sixth Avenue was struck by a westbound vehicle, police say. Police say the vehicle then fled the scene. The victim was transported to hospital, but died from her injuries. Police have not released her name. Police found the vehicle and ar
OTTAWA — Liberal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan has been defeated in the South Shore—St. Margarets riding in Nova Scotia by Conservative candidate Rick Perkins. Jordan was first elected as a member of Parliament in 2015 and has served as a minister in Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's government since 2019. Last year, she was criticized over her handling of the dispute involving Indigenous fishing rights in Nova Scotia when a conflict between commercial fishers and Mi’kmaq fishers
The N.W.T. office of the chief public health officer (OCPHO) has reported the territory's second death due to COVID-19. In a Monday night news release, the OCPHO did not provide any details about the death but Premier Caroline Cochrane posted a tweet extending her condolences to family and friends. Overall case count declines The OCPHO also reported 62 new COVID-19 cases across the territory since Friday. However, the overall case count now stands at 227, down from 248 active cases on Friday. Th
Darren Cottrelle’s unique thank-you gift to his community will soon be on display for all to see at Aamjiwnaang First Nation in southwestern Ontario. He recently gifted a newly-finished set of 13 painted portraits of the community’s chiefs dating back to the 1800s. Cottrelle returned two-and-a-half years ago to Aamjiwnaang, just south of Sarnia, after many years away, some of them spent in a downward spiral of alcohol abuse and jail time. The idea of painting the chiefs came to Cottrelle because
President Joe Biden's administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday not to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide in an upcoming case concerning a restrictive Mississippi law. The administration brief backs Jackson Women's Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, in its fight over the state's attempt to ban the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Two B.C. women who say they suffered varying forms of abuse while they were minors and under the care of the government are representatives in a class-action lawsuit that is open to victims of abuse over the past four decades. The Ministry of Child Development and Family [MCDF], the Ministry of Justice [MOJ], the Public Guardian and Trustee [PGT], and the Worker's Compensation Board [WCB] are all named as defendants. On Friday, a B.C. Supreme Court judge certified the class action lawsuit, allow
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole started this campaign by introducing himself to the country as a more moderate Tory. So far, the results suggest Canadians didn't buy into the message in a big way. Nevertheless, O'Toole stood by his approach during his concession speech and warned disappointed party members that another snap election could be coming soon. "In the months ahead, as Mr. Trudeau gears up for yet another election, we must continue this journey to welcome more Canadians to take anothe
Canadians went to the polls on Monday to decide whether to keep the Liberals in government or choose an alternative. Here's what a handful of young voters waiting outside two polling stations in downtown Toronto had to say about what was compelling them to vote. “Every election has different issues, obviously these ones are pertaining to the times, to the pandemic and immigration issues as well, and those are issues that are important to me, so I'm pretty excited to have a voice.” Biggest issues
CBC News projects that a trio of Conservatives have been re-elected in Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton ridings. Conservative Dave Epp is projected to win a second term in Chatham-Kent–Leamington, a Tory stronghold since 2006. As of 11 p.m., with 115 out of 272 polls reporting, Epp clinched 40 per cent of the vote. The next most popular candidate, Liberal Greg Hetherington, had 30 per cent of the ballots counted. In Sarnia-Lambton, Marilyn Gladu is projected to win for a third time. With 42 out o
As an avid reader who spent much of his time with a book in hand, Rick Revelle noticed there weren't many books about Omamiwinni, or Algonquin people, and was inspired to change that. So he set out to put pen to paper and created a four-part series called Algonquin Quest. "I was trying to find something written about who I am because I am an Algonquin person," said Revelle, who was born in Smiths Falls and is a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. After reading 150 non-fiction books, tra
A CIA officer who was traveling with agency director William Burns to India this month reported symptoms consistent with Havana syndrome, CNN and the New York Times reported on Monday. Some 200 U.S. officials and family members have been sickened by Havana syndrome, a mysterious set of ailments that include migraines, nausea, memory lapses and dizziness. Last month, Vice President Kamala Harris delayed her arrival to Hanoi for three hours after the U.S. embassy there said someone had reported a health incident consistent with Havana syndrome.
The Liberals have picked up a seat in Newfoundland and Labrador, while trailing in stronghold Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame as the riding remains uncalled as of Tuesday morning. St. John's East Liberal candidate Joanne Thompson defeated New Democratic Party candidate Mary Shortall with 43.7 per cent of the vote at time of publication, to Shortall's 34.7 per cent, with all but two of the riding's polls reported. "Change is possible, we can move forward together, we can work with partnerships a
Liberal Wayne Long has been projected the winner in Saint John-Rothesay, a riding that's been historically close but consecutively red. Long's early lead continued to increase Monday night, with the gap between him and Conservative candidate Mel Norton widening as the night went on. A few hours after the polls closed, CBC projected victory for Long, his third in federal politics. At O'Leary's pub in uptown Saint John, Long struggled to speak over cheers of "Go, Long, go." "I think people see how
There’s a lot at stake for all the party leaders, but especially for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole. Mercedes Stephenson has more on how they’ll define success especially if no one wins a majority.
Persistent default fears eclipsed efforts by China Evergrande Group's chairman to lift confidence in the embattled firm on Tuesday, as Beijing showed no signs it would intervene to stem any domino effects across the global economy. Analysts played down the threat of Evergrande's troubles becoming the country's "Lehman moment," though concerns about the spillover risks of a messy collapse of what was once China's top-selling property developer have roiled markets. In an effort to revive battered confidence in the firm, Evergrande Chairman Hui Ka Yuan said in a letter to staff the company is confident it will "walk out of its darkest moment" and deliver property projects as pledged.
West Royalty Elementary School reopened Monday after being closed for a week due to a COVID-19 outbreak. A growing number of people connected to the school have tested positive, and as of last week more than 500 close contacts were in isolation. Principal Marilyn MacLean said Monday's reopening was bittersweet as only 48 per cent of students returned to in-person classes. It's unclear how many absent students are home isolating and how many are home by choice, she said. "We were excited to see t