Top News Advisory for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 – CP

Top News Advisory for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 – CP

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Source: The Canadian Press
Oct 20, 2015

Tuesday, Oct. 20

6:10 a.m.

Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. Entries are subject to change. This includes projected word counts and the estimated timing of stories and updates, both of which can be affected by news developments and other matters. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.


Trudeau must now turn to implementing plan


OTTAWA _ Justin Trudeau is expected to give his first press conference today as prime minister-designate, hours after he steamrolled his Liberal party to a stunning majority victory.Trudeau will no doubt be riding on an electoral high from the 184 seats the Liberals captured _ an increase of a whopping 149 ridings from the last election _ but he will already be facing tough questions on how and when he will implement his plan. 637 words. PHOTO.


Justin Trudeau steps out of father’s shadow


OTTAWA _ It seems somehow fitting that the son of the man who first fired up political passion in Stephen Harper should be the person to usher him out of politics.In besting Harper, Justin Trudeau has created Canada’s first national political dynasty, following in the footsteps of his late father, Pierre Trudeau, one of the country’s most revered _ and reviled _ prime ministers. 1,015 words. By Joan Bryden. PHOTO.


Harper’s legacy: small government, united right


OTTAWA _ On election night 2006, Stephen Harper walked out in front of a room full of supporters and smiled at the country that had just voted for change.The incoming prime minister told the crowd that the party would clean up Ottawa with the Accountability Act. They would cut the GST to five per cent. And the Conservatives would scrap the Liberal child care program and give money directly to parents. 670 words. By Jordan Press. PHOTO.


Conservatives begin self-analysis, look to future


TORONTO _ On his final campaign flight from Abbotsford, B.C. to Calgary, Stephen Harper sat with his closest friends and began putting together the plan for his exit from the Conservative Party leadership.That plan will unfold this morning, as Conservative politicians and the party’s rank-and-file look to a future leadership race _ only the merged party’s second _ putting the pieces in place to move forward and rebuild from a devastating election loss. 1,065 words. By Jennifer Ditchburn. PHOTO.


NDP heartened by defeating of Harper


MONTREAL _ The so-called “orange wave” created in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada by former NDP Leader Jack Layton went down the drain Monday night, taking much of the left-leaning party’s political strength with it.A visibly deflated Tom Mulcair, who prevailed in a long, difficult fight for his own riding of Outremont, delivered a subdued but gracious concession speech to a few hundred supporters at Montreal’s Palais de Congres. 633 words. By Murray Brewster. PHOTO.


Green leader May heads back to Ottawa


VICTORIA _ Elizabeth May will return to Ottawa, but she won’t be bringing any reinforcements to bolster her environmental crusade.The Green party leader easily won re-election in Saanich-Gulf Islands, but despite optimistic forecasts of three or more seats from Vancouver Island, her quest will remain lonely. 593 words. By Dirk Meissner. PHOTO.


Business leaders mull Trudeau’s win


TORONTO _ Canada’s business leaders are assessing the potential impact of Justin Trudeau’s massive electoral victory and its impact on the economy and various industry sectors.At least two CEOs of Canadian companies had expressed jitters earlier this month about the possibility of a change in government. 273 words. Will be updated after markets open.


Landslide Liberal victory in Atlantic Canada


HALIFAX _ The Liberals took a commanding hold of Atlantic Canada in Monday’s election, capturing all 32 ridings across the region as it set the stage early for a majority government.It was a significant reversal of fortunes for the party, which saw its grip on the region crumble four years ago amid a Tory surge. 603 words. By Melanie Patten.


Liberals make major breakthrough in Quebec


MONTREAL _ After largely languishing on the sidelines of Quebec politics for roughly 10 years, the federal Liberal brand was rehabilitated Monday as the party picked up its highest number of seats in the province since the 1980s.Relegated four years ago to seven seats around the island of Montreal, the Justin Trudeau-led Liberals roared through Quebec as Grit candidates won 40 of the province’s 78 ridings and captured more than 35 per cent of the popular vote. 748 words. By Giuseppe Valiante. PHOTO.


Bloc Quebecois improves seat count from 2011


MONTREAL _ The Bloc Quebecois improved its seat count on Monday but fell just short of official party status, while the future of its leader remained up in the air.After winning a mere four seats in 2011, the Bloc won 10 ridings, leaving it tantalizingly close to the magic number of 12. 354 words. By Sidhartha Banerjee. PHOTO.


Liberals make big gains across Ontario


TORONTO _ The Liberal juggernaut roared through seat-rich Ontario on Monday night, rolling over Conservative cabinet ministers and NDP incumbents alike and increasing the party’s seats in the province more than six-fold.The Liberals, who held only 13 seats in the province when the election was called, were elected in 80 of Ontario’s newly expanded total of 121 seats compared with 33 for the Conservatives and eight for the New Democrats. 523 words.


Liberals gain back ground in Manitoba


WINNIPEG _ The red surge across Canada was especially pronounced in Manitoba’s capital region, where the Liberals took back former strongholds from the Conservatives and scored surprise victories in seats that were considered long shots.“I wouldn’t have predicted this, but I’m thrilled by it,” said Jim Carr, who took Winnipeg South Centre from Conservative incumbent Joyce Bateman. 512 words.


Conservatives show strong in Saskatchewan


REGINA _ After being shut out of the House of Commons for more than a decade, New Democrats managed to win three seats in Saskatchewan on Monday night.The NDP took Saskatoon-West with candidate Sheri Benson, a CEO with the United Way, Regina-Lewvan with labour economist Erin Weir and the sprawling northern riding of Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River with Georgina Jolibois, who has served four terms as mayor of La Loche. 568 words. By Jennifer Graham.


Conservatives dominate Alberta in election


EDMONTON _ Rolling to victory across Canada on Monday, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals also carved out a tiny _ but historic _ beachhead of four seats at the base of the Conservative fortress in Alberta.Darshan Kang and Kent Hehr _ both former provincial legislature members _ became the first federal Liberals elected in Calgary in almost half a century. 570 words. By Dean Bennett.


British Columbia splits along party lines


VANCOUVER _ The map of election winners in British Columbia mirrored the political spectrum after Monday’s election _ NDP on the left, Conservatives on the right and Liberals down the middle.Vancouver Island and the northwest were the literal left coast, going exclusively to the New Democrats apart from the Green party’s Elizabeth May in Saanich-Gulf Islands. 667 words. By Laura Kane and Geordon Omand.


New PM Trudeau to hit the ground running


OTTAWA _ Justin Trudeau’s fledgling government will have less than a month to get up and running before the new prime minister takes off for the first in a whirlwind series of international summits.The international schedule will drive the speed with which the transition from Stephen Harper’s Conservatives to Trudeau’s Liberals takes place. 383 words. By Joan Bryden.


Star Liberal candidate claims Orleans riding


OTTAWA _ A former Canadian Forces lieutenant-general who is riding the wave of Liberal red all the way to the House of Commons is among those who could be in line for a plum position on Justin Trudeau’s front bench.Andrew Leslie, who spent 35 years in the military, has won Orleans back from the Conservatives, who wrested it from the Grits in 2006. 300 words. By Kristy Kirkup.


D.C. foreign policy crowd cheers Tory demise


WASHINGTON _ At the place where Canadian expats hang out in the U.S. capital, a group of boisterous Canucks involved in international affairs came not to praise the Conservative government _ they came to bury it.It was a scene of cheers, high-fives, and sighs of relief about the demise of a Harper-era foreign policy they’d disdained for a decade, often in silence. 698 words. By Alexander Panetta.


Spectators torn between Jays game and election


TORONTO _ A tiny slice of the Canadian electorate gathered at a long-time political bar in west-end Toronto on Monday and all anyone really wanted to discuss was baseball. The stars aligned to change an otherwise dull night into a blue moon with a Blue Jays playoff game playing out alongside the federal election. 680 words. By Liam Casey. PHOTO.


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Guy Turcotte testifies he was mocked as a child


SAINT-JEROME _ Guy Turcotte, who is charged with murdering his two young children, says he thought about suicide a few times in the two years before their deaths.Turcotte testified Monday about his stormy relationship with Isabelle Gaston, the kids’ mother, as well as discussing a childhood he said was marked by being mocked and intimidated. 529 words. By Stephanie Marin. PHOTO.


Journalist won’t appeal lost Furlong ruling


VANCOUVER _ A freelance journalist who lost her defamation lawsuit against former Vancouver Olympics CEO John Furlong says she will not appeal the ruling.Laura Robinson says she reached the decision after reflection and discussion with her family and in spite of advice from independent legal counsel who say the judge made errors in fact and law. 199 words.


Apache Canada charged for 2013 pipeline spill


CALGARY _ An energy company with a troubled safety history is facing seven charges related to a pipeline spill that leaked roughly 1.8 million litres of contaminated water in a remote area of northwestern Alberta.Apache Canada Ltd. has been charged under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Public Lands Act and the Pipeline Act for the October 2013 spill near Zama City that leaked a mix of water, salt, oil and minerals onto more than 3.8 hectares of land. 265 words. Moved Business and National.


Mom sobs as tape of tragedy played in court


EDMONTON _ The mother of a toddler who died when a vehicle crashed into a restaurant patio sobbed as a surveillance video of the tragedy was played in court.Two-year-old Geo Mounsef was killed and four other members of his family injured in May 2013 when an SUV driven by Richard Suter went through a glass partition at Ric’s Grill, an upscale restaurant in southwest Edmonton. 210 words.


Plane makes emergency landing in Cape Breton


SYDNEY _ Cape Breton Regional Police say no one was hurt after a commercial aircraft made an emergency landing Monday in Sydney.Police say emergency crews were called to the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport at around 5 p.m. after a Porter Airlines aircraft reported smoke in the cockpit. 92 words.


Review calls for about-face in peanut advice for babies


TORONTO _ Parents should be feeding their babies potentially allergenic foods to ward off serious allergies, suggests a new review of recent evidence.The review, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, states that most babies at four to six months of age can begin eating these foods, which include cow’s milk, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat, fish, shellfish and sesame. 533 words. By Lois Abraham. Moved National and Lifestyles. PHOTO.


Shooting of popular Quebec moose sparks probe


SAINT-RENE-DE-MATANE _ Wildlife officials are investigating the shooting death of a moose that had become the quasi-mascot of a village in eastern Quebec.The female had become very popular in recent months with locals and tourists who would approach her to feed her or take photos. 103 words.


Blue Jays come alive in win over Royals


TORONTO _ Toronto’s power outage ended Monday, allowing the Blue Jays to get one foot out of the hole they dug for themselves in Kansas City.Troy Tulowitzki, Josh Donaldson and Ryan Goins homered as the Jays battered Royals ace Johnny Cueto en route to an 11-8 Toronto win that cut Kansas City’s lead to 2-1 in the American League Championship Series. 1,174 words. By Neil Davidson. PHOTO.



Saudi Arabia hajj disaster death toll at least 2,177


DUBAI _ The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,177 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed Monday, after officials in the kingdom met to discuss the tragedy.The toll keeps rising from the Sept. 24 disaster outside Mecca as individual countries identify bodies and work to determine the whereabouts of hundreds of pilgrims still missing. The official Saudi toll of 769 people killed and 934 injured has not changed since Sept. 26, and officials have yet to address the discrepancy. PHOTO.


Passenger bus plunges into deep gorge in Kashmir; 14 dead


SRINAGAR _ An overcrowded minibus fell from a Himalayan mountain road and plunged into a deep gorge in the disputed region of Kashmir on Tuesday, killing 14 passengers and leaving another 18 injured, police said.The driver of the 24-seat bus lost control while going around a curve in the road in the Udhampur area of the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, according to Police Inspector-General Danish Rana.


Oscar Pistorius released from prison, put under house arrest


JOHANNESBURG _ Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympic runner who fatally shot his girlfriend in 2013, was released from prison and placed under house arrest on Monday night, a South African official said.“Oscar Pistorius was placed under correctional supervision tonight,” Manelisi Wolela, a spokesman for South Africa’s correctional services department, said in a cellphone text message sent to journalists. PHOTO.


Fatal beating of Eritrean prompts soul-searching in Israel


JERUSALEM _ The death of an Eritrean migrant who was shot and beaten by a mob that mistakenly believed he was a Palestinian attacker set off a round of soul-searching Monday amid the jittery atmosphere sweeping Israel in a wave of unrest.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the vigilantism. Some critics accused Israel’s leaders of fostering the charged climate, while others called for the swift prosecution of the crazed mob. PHOTO.


United Airlines names general counsel acting CEO


DALLAS _ United Airlines named an acting CEO on Monday night to replace its chief executive who suffered a heart attack about a month into the job.The company said that general counsel Brett J. Hart had taken over for Oscar Munoz, who went on medical leave.


China’s leader opens UK state visit with carriage ride


LONDON _ Chinese President Xi Jinping prepared to address Britain’s Parliament and dine with Queen Elizabeth II Tuesday as he began a state visit that is intended to cement close economic ties between the two countries _ but risks being overshadowed by concerns over Beijing’s growing economic clout in Britain.Britain has laid on dollops of traditional pomp for the Chinese leader, whose visit opens with a ceremonial greeting by Queen Elizabeth II and a carriage ride to Buckingham Palace, where Xi and wife Peng Liyuan will stay during the four-day trip. PHOTO.


Seoul’s spy service says N. Korea preparing for nuclear test


SEOUL _ South Korea’s spy service believes North Korea is preparing for a fourth nuclear test but not in the immediate future, according to South Korean lawmakers who attended a closed-door meeting with agency officials Tuesday.The office of lawmaker Lee Cheol Woo said the National Intelligence Service made the assessment after monitoring activities at North Korea’s main Nyongbyon nuclear complex.


Ohio delays executions until 2017 over lack of lethal drugs


COLUMBUS _ Ohio is putting off executions until at least 2017 as the state struggles to obtain supplies of lethal injection drugs, delaying capital punishment for a full two years, the prisons department announced Monday.Execution dates for 11 inmates scheduled to die next year and one scheduled for early 2017 were all pushed into ensuing years through warrants of reprieve issued by Gov. John Kasich. PHOTO.



TSO dedicates song to Blue Jays before ALDS win


TORONTO _ Even the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is getting on the Blue Jays’ bandwagon.The TSO posted a video on their YouTube channel last week, wishing Toronto’s team luck hours before their American League Division Series victory over the Texas Rangers. 175 words.


New ‘Star Wars’ trailer on ‘Monday Night Football,’ online


LOS ANGELES _ The main event for “Monday Night Football” wasn’t the game, it was the halftime premiere of the trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”Action and glimpses of the origin stories for the series’ new characters saturated the 2:35 minute spot, which went online moments after. PHOTO.


Sophia Loren: Retire? Never!


NEW YORK _ Some things about the film business have changed for actresses in the more than five decades since Sophia Loren was first discovered, and some things have stayed exactly the same.Take pay equity, for instance, and the reality that worthy actresses sometimes make less than their male counterparts. PHOTO.


Blake Shelton sues In Touch Weekly over rehab story


LOS ANGELES _ Blake Shelton sued the tabloid magazine In Touch Weekly on Monday over a cover story claiming heavy drinking by the country music star contributed to his divorce from Miranda Lambert and that he was headed to rehab.Shelton’s defamation lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court seeks more than $1 million in damages over the story that his lawyers say is false. PHOTO.


Actress on ‘Petticoat Junction’ dies


NEW YORK _ Pat Woodell, a former actress and singer who played the brainy sister Bobbie Jo Bradley for two seasons in the 1960s sitcom “Petticoat Junction,” has died.She was 71 and died of cancer on Sept. 29 at her home in Fallbrook, Calif., her widower, Vern McDade, said on Monday.



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