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In the news today, July 19

In the news today, July 19

Five stories in the news for Friday, July 19 ——— SCHEER'S FOOD GUIDE PLEDGE UNDER SCRUTINY Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer faced strong criticism from nutrition experts on Thursday after he pledged to review the new Canada Food Guide should the Tor
New Brunswick judge to deliver decision today in Oland murder retrial

New Brunswick judge to deliver decision today in Oland murder retrial

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A New Brunswick judge will deliver his decision this morning in the retrial of Dennis Oland on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his wealthy father in Saint John.
Firms know little about trade deals as Canada pushes to diversify: federal survey

Firms know little about trade deals as Canada pushes to diversify: federal survey

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged European partners this week to finalize Canada's trade deal with the EU, a push that came with his government facing a tough sales job at home: getting domestic firms to use it.
Trudeau says Ottawa open to proposals for B.C. refinery as gas prices soar

Trudeau says Ottawa open to proposals for B.C. refinery as gas prices soar

VICTORIA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is open to proposals from the private sector for a refinery in British Columbia, as a public inquiry into the province's soaring gas prices reviews possible solutions.

Alta Mental Health Act found unconstitutional after man held for nine months

CALGARY — An Alberta judge has found parts of the province's Mental Health Act unconstitutional after it was used to hold a man against his will for nine months and treat him with psychiatric drugs.
$900-million deal reached in class actions on sexual misconduct in military

$900-million deal reached in class actions on sexual misconduct in military

OTTAWA — The federal government promised $900 million in compensation Thursday to settle multiple class-action lawsuits lodged on behalf of survivors of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and sexual assault in the military.
Scheer's pledge to review new Food Guide challenged by health community

Scheer's pledge to review new Food Guide challenged by health community

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer faced strong criticism from nutrition experts on Thursday after he pledged to review the new Canada Food Guide should the Tories win power this fall.
Chiefs honour Indigenous leader wrongfully hanged in B.C. 154 years ago

Chiefs honour Indigenous leader wrongfully hanged in B.C. 154 years ago

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — Chiefs who gathered in New Westminster, B.C.

Prosecutors try to get top military judge's trial back on track

OTTAWA — Prosecutors are going to court to try to force Canada's No. 2 military judge to name another military judge to preside over the trial of the No. 1 military judge. A month ago, Lt.-Col.
Amnesty International urges Liberals to suspend refugee agreement with U.S.

Amnesty International urges Liberals to suspend refugee agreement with U.S.

OTTAWA — Amnesty International is calling on the Canadian government to suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States in light of a controversial refugee policy implemented this week by the Trump administration. The new U.S.