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Toronto opening 800 emergency spaces to deal with influx of refugee claimants

Toronto opening 800 emergency spaces to deal with influx of refugee claimants

Toronto is opening two emergency reception centres to deal with an influx of refugee claimants, less than a week after the mayor warned that the current system was nearly at capacity.
Media are not an arm of the police, Vice lawyer tells Supreme Court hearing

Media are not an arm of the police, Vice lawyer tells Supreme Court hearing

OTTAWA — Journalists are not an investigative arm of the police, a lawyer representing Vice Media told the Supreme Court of Canada in arguing there should be clear protections for the media when enforcement agencies come knocking.
Feds fall short of Rae request with $300M pledge for Rohingya crisis

Feds fall short of Rae request with $300M pledge for Rohingya crisis

OTTAWA — Federal cabinet ministers pledged money and diplomatic leadership on Wednesday as they promised that Canada will spearhead international efforts to stop the campaign of ethnic violence against Myanmar's ethnic Rohingya people.
Trudeau hugs babies and gives kisses in La Malbaie, Que., ahead of G7 Summit

Trudeau hugs babies and gives kisses in La Malbaie, Que., ahead of G7 Summit

LA MALBAIE, Que. — Hundreds of locals from the small mountainous town that will soon host the annual G7 summit gathered Wednesday night to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who helped choose their region for the global event.
'It got worse:' Evacuation criticized after First Nation surrounded by fire

'It got worse:' Evacuation criticized after First Nation surrounded by fire

WINNIPEG — The federal government said it is stepping up efforts to evacuate two Manitoba First Nations that are threatened by a raging wildfire.
In the news today, May 24

In the news today, May 24

Six stories in the news for Thursday, May 24 ——— FEDS BLOCK $1.5-BILLION AECON TAKEOVER The federal government has blocked the proposed $1.
Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs

Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled.
CN to purchase hundreds of grain cars as transportation bill becomes law

CN to purchase hundreds of grain cars as transportation bill becomes law

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway is preparing to purchase hundreds of new grain hopper cars to get shipments moving after a bill that encourages railways to make investments to avert service disruptions became law Wednesday.

Toddler dies after being found in vehicle in Burlington, Ont., police say

BURLINGTON, Ont. — Police in Burlington, Ont., say a toddler is dead after being found in a vehicle without vital signs on Wednesday evening. Halton regional police Insp. Anthony Odoardi says officers got a call at about 5:30 p.m.

Woman sentenced in Saskatoon for making bomb threats, mailing white powder

SASKATOON — A woman who sent white powder packages and made bomb threats to schools and businesses in Saskatoon has been sentenced to two years less a day in jail.