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Scheer presses for more House of Commons powers as coronavirus crisis stretches on – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 19, 2020 11:45 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says more parliamentary powers must be restored to properly scrutinize the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the existing …

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Blackstone shale oil venture Gavilan Resources files for bankruptcy

HOUSTON — Blackstone Group’s Gavilan Resources LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late on Friday, citing this year’s oil price collapse and a bitter legal battle with a partner. Formed following the $2.3 billion acquisition of Texas shale oil properties in 2017, Gavilan listed secured debt of more than $550 million in its filing in …

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New Brunswick now has one confirmed case of coronavirus and one presumptive case

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick has a second case of COVID-19 and health officials say it’s connected to another case that was confirmed earlier this week. Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said the presumptive case is a man between 50 and 60 years of age in the southeastern part of the …

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Construction on link pathway connecting Coaldale and Lethbridge will begin in spring – Lethbridge

The future 15 kilometre pathway linking Coaldale and Lethbridge is seeing some exciting progress as construction is finally slated to begin this spring, after being in the works since 2016. The path will connect pedestrians from both municipalities from the birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale to Henderson Lake in Lethbridge. Officials say the first …

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LILLEY: Pipeline protesters losing public support

The protesters who have been attempting to shut down Canada for the past few weeks have captivated media attention and have a lot of politicians nervous, but they are losing public support. Whatever one thinks of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline, most Canadians don’t want to see rail lines blocked, ports shut down or roads closed …

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Senate votes to suspend Lynn Beyak again despite her apology for posting offensive letters on website

OTTAWA — The Senate has voted to suspend Sen. Lynn Beyak a second time over derogatory letters about Indigenous Peoples posted on her website. Senators have approved a report from the upper house’s ethics committee, which recommended Beyak be suspended without pay for the duration of the current parliamentary session. The report was adopted “on …

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Dead at 68: Christie Blatchford was a tenacious voice for victims, a thorn to the smug

Christie Blatchford, a powerful public voice through nearly five decades of journalism, has died after being diagnosed with cancer in November. Blatchford was one of Canada’s most prominent writers, having been a leading journalist at each of Toronto’s daily newspapers, a trailblazer for women in sports reporting, an award-winning war correspondent, and a columnist renowned …

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Iran to Canada and allies: If you think we shot down Flight 752, prove it

Iran called on Western governments to prove claims the Boeing Co. 737-800 passenger jet that crashed near Tehran on Wednesday was shot down, intensifying a standoff that could complicate an already difficult investigation fraught with geopolitical hurdles. Ali Abedzadeh, head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, told a televised news conference he was “certain that no …

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17 puppies, two adult dogs surrendered during holiday season to B.C. SPCA

The B.C. SPCA is asking for public assistance following the sudden surrender of 17 husky puppies and two adult dogs during the holiday season. The SPCA isn’t saying where the dogs were surrendered, stating the exact location is not being disclosed for owner’s protection, but did say it happened in B.C.’s Interior. The huskies are …

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Mike Pompeo says U.S. standing with Canada on ‘coercive detentions’ of Canadians in China

OTTAWA — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his country is sticking with Canada in fighting what he calls China’s “coercive detentions of Canadian citizens.” Pompeo and Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne spoke Monday about a range of global concerns, including China, the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, and the United States’ upcoming presidency of …

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