SHOAL LAKE, Ont.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hauled large jugs of drinking water and spoke with school children yesterday as he was immersed in the daily struggles of an isolated reserve that has been under a boil advisory for 19 years.
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OTTAWA—Canada lacks a full picture of the issues related to bail, says a recent note drafted to brief Justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on the state of the criminal justice system.
The document, obtained by The Canadian Press, suggested half of those in provincial jails are on remand and have not been convicted of anything.
The bail question troubles many people.
MONTREAL—For decades, she simply was known as Jane Doe No. 59—an unidentified body dumped with 150 stab wounds in Los Angeles in 1969 near the site of several killings perpetrated by the notorious Manson family.
TORONTO—A South Sudanese student accused of passing himself off as a teenager so he could attend high school on a basketball scholarship likely will face a hearing on whether he should be kicked out of Canada, immigration officials said yesterday.
For the time being, however, Jonathan Nicola will remain behind bars after an immigration official ruled he cannot be trusted.
SUDBURY, Ont.—Charges in a byelection scandal in Sudbury, Ont. have been stayed against a veteran Liberal fundraiser, though a separate bribery investigation is ongoing.
Gerry Lougheed had been charged with one count of counselling an offence not committed and one count of unlawfully influencing or negotiating appointments.
WASHINGTON—Donald Trump has a message for some of the celebrities musing about leaving for Canada if he’s elected president: don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
The billionaire candidate expressed delight today when asked about the phenomenon of famous Americans talking about becoming political exiles if he’s elected.
He said he’d be glad to make it a reality.
MIAMI—The organization that names tropical storms and hurricanes says it will retire the names Erika, Joaquin, and Patricia following the 2015 season.
The World Meteorological Organization announced yesterday that Elsa and Julian will be used for future storms in the Atlantic while Pamela will be used in the eastern North Pacific.
KELOWNA, B.C.—There’ll be no heave-ho for Ogopogo after councillors in Kelowna, B.C. voted to keep the mythical lake monster as the focus of the city’s parade float.
Staff had proposed ditching the iconic creature in favour of an outdoor recreation theme for the city’s new float, but politicians voted unanimously to stick with tradition.
KANANASKIS, Alta.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday condemned the “cold-blooded murder” of a Canadian beheaded by terrorists in the Philippines after being held hostage for seven months.
Trudeau confirmed the victim was 68-year-old John Ridsdel of Calgary.
HALIFAX—A Halifax man who advocates on behalf of airline passengers argued in Federal Court today that even though he is not overweight himself, he should have the right to file a complaint about a carrier’s “discriminatory” practice of bumping obese travellers.