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Seven stories in the news today, Sept. 12 – CP

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2016372 Views

Source: The Canadian Press
Sep 12, 2016 5:00

Seven stories in the news today from The Canadian Press

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FINAL ARGUMENTS TO BE MADE IN CASE AGAINST JUDGE

Closing arguments are scheduled today in the case of a Federal Court judge facing possible removal from the bench for inappropriate remarks he made during a trial. The inquiry into Justice Robin Camp, who asked a sexual assault complainant why she couldn’t keep her knees together, is one of only 11 full-blown hearings by the Canadian Judicial Council since its formation in 1971.

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SITE C HEARING SCHEDULED FOR TODAY

A Federal Court of Appeal hearing on B.C’s multi-billion dollar Site C hydro-electric project is scheduled for today in Montreal. The case pits two B.C. First Nations _ Prophet River and West Moberly _ against the federal attorney general, the federal ministers of the environment, fisheries and oceans and transport as well as the B.C. Hydro and Power Authority. The Peace River project would create a massive reservoir that would flood some traditional First Nations territory.

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DEFENCE PRESENTS ITS CASE IN TRIAL OF COUPLE CHARGED IN SON’S DEATH

The trial of an Alberta couple charged in connection with their son’s death resumes today. Emil Radita and his wife Rodica are charged with first-degree murder in the 2013 death of their 15-year-old son, Alexandru. Witnesses have testified the couple refused to accept their son had diabetes and failed to treat his disease until he was hospitalized near death in 2003. One witness described the teen as nothing more than “skin and bones.” The couple have pleaded not guilty.

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NATO ALLIES IN HALIFAX FOR EXERCISE

Warships from NATO countries will be in Halifax this week for a Canadian-led military exercise aimed at bolstering anti-submarine warfare capabilities. Six countries are participating in the exercise dubbed Cutlass Fury, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Germany. The 13-day exercise _ which includes 11 ships, three submarines and 26 aircraft _ will begin today with a sail past in Halifax harbour.

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LIVE-IN CAREGIVERS SEEK PROTECTION FROM EXPLOITATION

The issue of how temporary foreign workers are treated will be before Parliament this fall and some workers are speaking up about what they call injustices with federal programs. A group of live-in caregivers met in Toronto over the weekend to discuss allegations of exploitation in the program. They say they risk losing their jobs if they decline requests from employers to work unpaid overtime or do tasks that are outside their job description.

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HARPER GOV CONSIDERED PUTTING MORE WOMEN ON SCOC

Peter MacKay says the previous Conservative government considered working toward giving women a majority of the nine seats on the Supreme Court of Canada. The former justice minister tells The Canadian Press that serious thought was given to the idea in order to set an important precedent _ but it didn’t happen.

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BRETT KISSEL CROWNED KING OF COUNTRY AT CCMA AWARDS

Brett Kissel was named fan favourite at Sunday’s Canadian Country Music Association Awards _ an honour the 26-year-old Alberta singer deemed on par with his other win for best male artist. British Columbia’s Dean Brody was named songwriter of the year for his song “Bring Down The House,” which also earned him the titles of single of the year and CMT video of the year.

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