In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to start your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of July 22 … What we are watching in Canada …
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press developed to start your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of July 22 …
What we are watching in Canada …
MONTREAL — Quebec provincial cops will hold a press conference later on today to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two young sisters and their daddy in St-Apollinaire, southwest of Quebec City.
Provincial cops announced on Twitter on Monday night they discovered what they thought is the body of fugitive Martin Carpentier in the same search area they ‘d looked throughout an intense 10- day manhunt.
Authorities said it appeared Carpentier took his own life, but did not supply more information or state how he ‘d gone undetected for 12 days.
The discovery came almost 2 weeks after Carpentier’s automobile was associated with a crash on the evening of July 8 in the village, but neither he nor daughters Norah and Romy Carpentier were inside the car when responders reached the scene.
An Amber Alert was activated the next day, however raised on July 11 when the bodies of Norah, 11, and Romy, 6, were found in the woods nearby. Police have actually not yet launched their cause of death.
On Monday afternoon, hundreds gathered outside the funeral service of the two girls, which happened in their hometown of Levis, Que.
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OTTAWA– Financing Minister Costs Morneau will appear today prior to a House of Commons committee that is probing a cancelled contract for WE Charity to run a student-volunteer program.
Morneau has actually apologized for not recusing himself from the cabinet discussions and vote on the arrangement, given his children have ties to WE– including one who works in an administrative arm of the organization.
He will be the current cabinet minister to be grilled over the aborted deal that would have seen WE receive more than $435 million to manage a program with a spending plan of approximately $912 million.
Morneau, like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is being examined by the federal principles watchdog for possible violations of dispute of interest rules.
On Tuesday, Canada’s leading bureaucrat said he couldn’t see not having the financing minister and prime minister involved in conversations about a program as big in scope and price as the Canada Student Service Grant program.
What we are seeing in the U.S. …
WASHINGTON– U.S. President Donald Trump is using the Department of Homeland Security in extraordinary ways as he attempts to reinforce his law-and-order credentials by making a heavy-handed show of force in cities around the country ahead of November elections.
His strategy to release federal representatives to Chicago and possibly other Democratic-run cities where violence is spiking represents Trump’s most current effort to use the company to supplement local law enforcement in manner ins which reinforce his reelection opportunities.
Trump has currently deployed Homeland Security agents to Portland, Ore., on the grounds of protecting federal buildings from protesters.
What we are seeing elsewhere in the world …
The U.S. Justice Department states hackers working with the Chinese federal government targeted companies developing coronavirus vaccines and stole numerous millions of dollars worth of intellectual property and trade tricks from business worldwide.
The indictment says the hackers in recent months looked into vulnerabilities in the computer system networks of Massachusetts and Maryland companies understood for their work in establishing vaccines and treatments.
The case was filed this month in federal court in Washington state and was unsealed Tuesday.
The indictment includes charges of trade secret theft and wire fraud conspiracy versus the hackers, who district attorneys state stole details of interest to the Chinese federal government.
Today in 1948 …
Newfoundlanders voted narrowly in a referendum to join Confederation.
Sports news …
EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos are no longer in the CFL.
The franchise announced Tuesday it’s stopping the Eskimos name. It follows a comparable choice by the NFL’s Washington group as pressure mounts on teams to remove racist or stereotypical names.
The Edmonton club will begin “a comprehensive engagement procedure” on a new name. Till then, the franchise will be called EE Football Group and Edmonton Football Team.
Edmonton president Chris Presson says the club hopes it can keep its double-E logo and green and gold colours.
The decision comes following a evaluation by the franchise after it two times decided to keep its team name. The Eskimos moniker has actually been tied to sports groups in Edmonton given that the 19 th century but critics say the name is derogatory and a colonial-era term for Inuit.
In February, the franchise announced it was keeping the name after a year-long research that included Inuit leaders and neighborhood members throughout Canada. The club stated it received “no consensus” during that review.
This report by The Canadian Press was very first released July 21, 2020
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