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In the news today, June 7 – CP

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201820 Views

Source: The Canadian Press
Jun 7, 2018 

Eight stories in the news for Thursday, June 7

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ELECTION DAY IN ONTARIO

After weeks of attack ads and controversies, Ontarians go to the polls today to elect a new provincial government. With Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne admitting she’s unlikely to be re-elected as premier, the race appeared to be a battle between the NDP and Progressive Conservatives. But after a drama-filled campaign _ including a lawsuit made public this week against PC Leader Doug Ford _ anything could happen as the race concludes.

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TRADE CRISIS A ‘FAMILY QUARREL,’ SAYS U.S. OFFICIAL

Donald Trump’s top economic adviser has dismissed differences over tariffs as a “family quarrel” amid reports of a testy phone call between the U.S. president and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of this week’s G7 summit. Larry Kudlow played down his country’s trade dispute with Canada, and said he hoped Trump and Trudeau could work through their differences during their face-to-face meeting at the summit, which opens Friday.

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KENT HEHR TO STAY IN CAUCUS

Kent Hehr says he will remain in the federal Liberal caucus, but won’t rejoin the Trudeau cabinet after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct with women. The former veterans and sports and disabilities minister resigned from cabinet in January after a former employee accused him of calling her “yummy” during his time as a member of the Alberta legislature a decade ago. Hehr says he does not recall the encounter with Kristin Raworth, but has nonetheless apologized.

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THREE SISTERS AMONG FIVE DEAD IN ALBERTA CRASH

Two First Nations communities in Alberta are grieving the loss of five people in highway crash south of Edmonton on Tuesday. Three sisters _ Cheyane Soosay, 22, Dominique Norwest, 19 and Latesha Norwest, 23, were among those killed. They, along with Anthony Swampy, 30 and Terrelle Minde, 22, died when their car and an SUV collided near Millet, Alta. RCMP continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

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YOUTH POT STUDY REVEALS DANGERS

A 10-year study on cannabis use among Canadian youth reveals some troubling findings. The study examined data from the Victoria Healthy Youth Survey, which followed 662 young people between the ages of 12 and 18 from 2003 to 2013. It shows those who start using pot at a young age and kept using it often during adolescence and beyond were more likely than their peers to have poor health outcomes. They also achieve less occupational and educational success in young adulthood.

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DAVID SUZUKI TO RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREE

Scientist David Suzuki will receive an honorary doctor of science degree today from the University of Alberta after months of criticism. The Edmonton university said in April that the environmentalist and oilsands critic would receive the honour this spring, which prompted a flood of complaints. Suzuki says universities should be the place “to air a range of ideas about the geophysical, social and economic consequences of fossil fuel use.”

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GRIFFIN PRIZE TO BE HANDED OUT IN TORONTO

Literary luminaries gather in Toronto tonight as two of the best wordsmiths from home and abroad receive the Griffin Poetry Prize. One Canadian and one international winner will each take home a $65,000 prize at the awards gala. Scholar Billy-Ray Belcourt of the Driftpile Cree Nation in Alberta, Montreal-born dancer and choreographer Aisha Sasha John and interdisciplinary artist and critic Donato Mancini are in the running for the Canadian prize.

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WILL THE STANLEY CUP BE AWARDED TONIGHT?

The curtain could fall on the NHL season tonight if the Washington Capitals beat the Golden Knights in Las Vegas. The Capitals lead the best-of-7 series 3-1 and are seeking their first Stanley Cup in the franchise’s 43-year history. Washington star Alex Ovechkin is looking to become the first Russian captain to raise the Cup.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:

_ Prime Minister Trudeau meets with the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission in La Malbaie, Que.

_ French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Montreal to begin his Canadian visit.

_ A first major protest against the G7 summit will be held in Quebec City.

_ The Bank of Canada will release its latest financial system review report.

_ Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan will host a roundtable in Ottawa on Veterans homelessness.

_ Premier Dwight Ball will provide updates on healthcare infrastructure for western Newfoundland.

_ Companies reporting results today include Stingray Digital Group, Saputo and Dollarama.

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