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Trudeau says falling news revenues and tech giants will be discussed at G7 summit

Trudeau says falling news revenues and tech giants will be discussed at G7 summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the issue of declining news revenues amid domination by tech giants will be discussed at the G7 leaders' summit in France later this week.
Leaders, moderators confirmed for 2019 English, French debates

Leaders, moderators confirmed for 2019 English, French debates

OTTAWA — Five party leaders have confirmed they will participate in two major televised election debates in October, the media group producing the events announced Tuesday.
Scheer promises EI tax credit for new parents if Conservatives form government

Scheer promises EI tax credit for new parents if Conservatives form government

OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer made a pre-campaign play for parental votes Tuesday as he promised that a Conservative government would introduce a tax credit for new mothers and fathers receiving special employment insurance benefits so they can stay home wi

Ethics committee to decide whether to dig deeper into SNC-Lavalin report

OTTAWA — Six Liberal MPs will be the ones to decide whether the federal ethics watchdog will speak publicly about his scathing report on how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau handled the SNC-Lavalin affair.
Military hopes for post-Norman stability as new army commander installed

Military hopes for post-Norman stability as new army commander installed

OTTAWA — Cannons boomed on Parliament Hill Tuesday as the military installed a new Canadian Army commander, hoping to march past years of instability in the most senior ranks over the failed prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.

Music composer from France killed by bear while working in northern Canada

YELLOWKNIFE — A Canadian composer living in France has been killed while working in the Northwest Territories. French media reports say Julien Gauthier was attacked last week by a bear.
Grassy Narrows chief, NDP candidate urges Ottawa to talk turkey on mercury

Grassy Narrows chief, NDP candidate urges Ottawa to talk turkey on mercury

OTTAWA — The chief of a northwestern Ontario reserve —and an NDP candidate in this fall's federal election — is calling on Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan to sit down to hammer out an agreement on a long-promised treatment facility for me
Liberals granting more leeway to would-be Venezuelan immigrants, refugees

Liberals granting more leeway to would-be Venezuelan immigrants, refugees

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are easing immigration and refugee rules for Venezuelans amid their country's deepening political and economic crisis, and ahead of a high-level meeting with the U.S.

Top court urged to clarify process for firing federally appointed judges

TORONTO — The body that oversees federally appointed judges wants the Supreme Court of Canada to decide whether the organization's disciplinary decisions are beyond judicial scrutiny — a notion lower courts have flatly rejected.
In the news today, Aug. 20

In the news today, Aug. 20

Four stories in the news for Tuesday, Aug.