In the news today Nov 2

first_imgSix stories in the news for Friday, Nov. 2———GREYHOUND EXIT LEAVES SHELTERS IN THE LURCHGroups that help the homeless and people fleeing domestic violence say they’ve lost a vital resource with Greyhound’s exit from the West this week. They say they’re not sure how well the patchwork of alternatives will be able to fill the gap. Josie Nepinak of Awo Taan Healing Lodge says many clients come from rural areas and public transport is often the only safe option. The Calgary emergency shelter has 32 beds for women and children. She is worried about more women hitchhiking, putting them at greater risk of violence or even homicide.———TRUDEAU TO VISIT TSILHQOT’IN IN B.C. FOR APOLOGYThe Prime Minister’s Office says Justin Trudeau will apologize directly to members of the Tsilhqot’in community today for the hangings of six chiefs during the so-called Chilcotin War more than 150 years ago. Trudeau is also scheduled to meet with leaders of the tribal council and community members at Chilko Lake in British Columbia’s central Interior for a smudging and brushing off ceremony, gifts, traditional feast and bear dance.———TOP COURT TO RULE ON QUEBEC-N.L. HYDRO FEUDThe Supreme Court of Canada will deliver a decision today in one of Canada’s bitterest interprovincial feuds — the notorious 1969 Churchill Falls hydro deal between Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador. Profits from the hydroelectric dam and power station in Labrador have been in dispute for decades, and a ruling in Newfoundland and Labrador’s favour could mean billions of dollars to ease the cash-strapped province’s considerable financial burdens. The decision will determine whether Hydro-Quebec has a “good faith” obligation to re-negotiate the deal, based on unforeseeable changes in electricity markets over time.———VOTE COULD TOPPLE N.B. LIBERAL GOVERNMENT TODAYIt would appear New Brunswick’s Liberal minority government is on the verge of defeat today after both the Tory and Peoples’s Alliance parties said they’ll vote against the government’s throne speech. That would leave Premier Brian Gallant’s Liberals without enough support to survive the confidence vote. The Liberals won just 21 seats in the September election — one fewer than the Tories — while the Greens and People’s Alliance each won three seats.———TRIAL STARTS IN FATAL UNDERGROUND STABBINGThe trial of a woman accused of killing another woman in Toronto’s underground shopping concourse is set to get underway today. Rohinie Bisesar is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Rosemarie Junor, who was stabbed to death in a Shoppers Drug Mart in 2015. Earlier this week, a jury declared Bisesar fit to stand trial after officials who oversaw her treatment also declared her fit this past summer.———BANNON TO DEFEND POPULISM AT TORONTO DEBATEAmerican political strategist Steve Bannon is set to defend populism at a debate in Toronto tonight. Critics have already called for a halt to the debate involving the former key aide to U.S. President Donald Trump. They say Bannon’s views fuel hatred of marginalized groups. Bannon will go up against conservative commentator, David Frum, who will defend liberal democracy. The event in front of a live audience is part of the Munk Debates series.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will make an announcement in Halifax regarding the future Royal Canadian Navy fleet.— NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will make an announcement in Toronto on his party’s plan for tax fairness.— Catherine Adams of Hanna, Alta., is expected to be sentenced on two counts of animal cruelty.last_img

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