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Fifth NewsWatch – CP

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 2015415 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Nov 5, 2015


After one of the longest election campaigns in Canadian history, M-P’s will head back to Parliament Hill on December 3rd.

New government House leader Dominic LeBlanc says Parliament would likely sit for at least another week to allow the new Liberal government to introduce its middle class tax cut before the end of the year.

The speech from the throne will take place on December 4th. (5)


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is a “new era” for Canada’s international engagement, and has told the country’s ambassadors and high commissioners that he and his government will rely on their insight to advance policy goals.

In a letter sent to Canada’s foreign missions yesterday, Trudeau says diplomats have a critical role to play.

The letter is yet another example of Trudeau’s claims of “real change” from the Harper government, which vetted speeches and meetings of even the most senior diplomats. (5)


New Zealand has posted the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on its Foreign Ministry website.

The text of deal between a dozen Pacific Rim countries was finalized on October 5th, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he wanted to read it before passing judgment.

In all, it contains hundreds of pages of provisions governing the trade of a vast range of goods, including cars, cheese and wine.

When the agreement was announced during the federal election campaign, Stephen Harper hailed it as a landmark deal. But a few industries — namely the auto and dairy sectors — decried it, saying it would threaten the livelihoods of thousands of workers.

Harper promised a 4.3-billion-dollar package for dairy farmers and one-billion for the auto sector. (5)


Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says he will wait to see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plans for repairing the relationship between provincial police and aboriginals in the town of Val d’Or before making any decisions.

But thte premier says he’s not ruling out the possibility of a provincial inquiry.

Couillard announced yesterday that Fannie Lafontaine — a law professor at the Universite de Laval — will be an independent observer into allegations of assault, sexual misconduct and other abuses of power by eight Quebec provincial police officers against aboriginal women in the town. (5)

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Russian officials say Metrojet airlines has suspended all flights of its Airbus A-321 jets following last weekend’s crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Meanwhile, Russian emergency officials say Russian teams are wrapping up their search for any more remains of the victims of last Saturday’s crash, which killed all 224 people aboard.

The plane was flying from an Egyptian resort to St. Petersburg, Russia. (5)

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It appears Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are mixing business with pleasure.

Shelton’s representative has confirmed the two musicians and mentors on “The Voice” are dating.

Shelton and Miranda Lambert divorced in July after four years of marriage, while Stefani filed for divorce from Gavin Rossdale of Bush in August after nearly 13 years of marriage. (5)

(NewsWatch by Lori Paris)

(The Canadian Press)


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