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alberta: Blanchet said that the more he hears about provincial leaders such as Alberta Premier Jason Kenney suggesting his province and others pay for the way of Quebecers, the more firm his response becomes, according to CTV. I don't know of any cheques signed by the Prime Minister of Alberta to the Government of Quebec. The separatist party leader met with his 32-member caucus many of whom are new to the Parliamentary precinct on Wednesday for the first time since the election. That just doesn't exist, said Blanchet. Earlier in the day, after a sit-down meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about party priorities and finding common ground on issues such as climate change, Blanchet said he wouldn't support western provinces in their separatist pursuits so long as they continue to promote the oil and gas sector. As far as I'm concerned, he owns oil and he can do whatever he wants with it. ( As reported in the news.

reasons: Canada's federal election in mid-October laid bare fractures between different parts of the country - resurgent separatists in Quebec joined by disgruntled provinces out west, according to National Observer. And that division out in the prairies seemingly only got worse once the votes were counted. That was the fear that drove so many people to the polls. Talk of western separation and Wexit followed the new minority Liberal government back to Ottawa. National Observer has since taken a closer look at some of the reasons for the divide between city and small town, urban dweller and farmer. But one of the biggest and perhaps hardest to solve fractures the vote exposed was not just between east and west or between Quebec and the rest of Canada, but between urban and rural voters. ( As reported in the news.

revenue agency: They include establishing a provincial revenue agency, withdrawing from the Canada Pension Plan and replacing the RCMP with a provincial police force, according to CTV. Any of those would have to be endorsed in a referendum. Premier Jason Kenney's United Conservative government has formed a panel to examine ways for Alberta to get what he calls a fair deal in Canada. The way I work and the way we've operated the city is really to be as efficient as possible and to deliver services as efficiently as possible, Mayor Naheed Nenshi said Wednesday following a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce ahead of his city council's upcoming budget talks. He noted the creation of the panel comes after a tough provincial budget that ended inflation indexing on assured income payments to people with severe disabilities, increased the interest rate on student loans, scrapped a funding agreement with Edmonton and Calgary, and reduced support for some seniors. And when I look at the things that panel is looking at, I see increased costs. ( As reported in the news.

brett gundlock: He says he is like bagpipes; you either love him or hate him, according to CBC. Here are some of the more famous reasons people had to be upset with Cherry, compiled by the National Post's Joseph Brean. Brett Gundlock/National Post/File Joseph Brean November 11, 20197 37 PM ESTFiled Share this story'Europeans and French guys' A selection of Don Cherry's hits over the years Tumblr Pinterest Google Linked InDon Cherry reportedly has a line he likes to use with journalists. When two Russian skiers tested positive for drugs at the Salt Lake City Olympics I've been trying to tell you people for so long about the Russians, what kind of people they are, and you just love them in Canada with your multiculturalism. In 1989, Cherry referred to Alpo Suhonen, a Winnipeg Jets coach from Finland, as some kind of dog food, because Alpo is also a brand name. They're quitters and evidently they take a lot of drugs, too. ( As reported in the news.

election platform: A new Parliament begins soon Sign up for our Capital Dispatch newsletter The election of a new speaker the impartial overseer of parliamentary procedure and head of House administration is done by secret ballot, according to CTV. Those interested in the role are likely already reaching out to their colleagues to garner support. The Liberal minority-led 43rd Parliament will begin with MPs electing a new House of Commons Speaker, and then Governor General Julie Payette will preside over Trudeau's throne speech in the Senate. In the throne speech, Trudeau will unveil what his government's priorities will be and it's likely to include major aspects of their 2019 federal election platform such as climate change, affordability, gun control and pharmacare. Because of the renovations underway inside Centre Block, the House of Commons and Senate are now located in different buildings, which will add an extra layer of logistical considerations to the ceremony, which traditionally has the MPs walk down the hall from one chamber to the other, but now that procession will have to travel down Wellington Street from West Block to the Senate of Canada Building. These are also issues spoken to by other parties during the 40-day campaign. ( As reported in the news.

citizen nightclub: This kind of firepower is extraordinary, according to CTV. Our regular protective vests and equipment wouldn't be able to stop this. Alarming to me is the fact of the sheer firepower of these weapons, said Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth. Police said on Nov. 7 they learned that a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant was at the funeral of Jamshaid Wahabi, who was killed on Nov. 2 at Citizen Nightclub. While police were arresting the suspect they found a loaded .50-calibre desert eagle semi-automatic handgun. After the funeral cops conducted a traffic stop on a car, found the suspect in the back and brought him into custody. ( As reported in the news.

dachau i: Books such as Elie Wiesel's Night and Cynthia Ozick's The Shawl had not yet been written, according to Rabble. After that teenage confrontation with Dachau I have at times intentionally separated myself from the literature that describes the Holocaust because it pushes me into an abyss and makes me question God's reality in the midst of unspeakable suffering. This was in 1964, at a time when accounts of the Holocaust were not as accessible as they are now. This past summer, over 50 years after that first encounter with the Holocaust, I joined a group of Christians and Jews on a trip to visit some of the death camps and killing fields in Poland. At Auschwitz, Birkenau, Maj danek, and Treblinka, we paused to read scripture. We read aloud names of the dead as we stood next to one of the mass burial sites. ( As reported in the news.

law conservatives: Liberals think conservatives are evil, according to Rabble. But many of today's leftis' policy propositions are not only practically stupid, but morally evil. if page width onload 479 document.write ' ' ; ; Consider that Bill Gates has come under fire for appearing skeptical of Senator Elizabeth Warren's new wealth tax. Charles Krauthammer wrote in 2002 that to understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law Conservatives think liberals are stupid. For example, Anand Giridharadas, editor at large of TIME magazine, recently tweeted Astonishing. By not supporting Elizabeth Warren's policy proposal to confiscate an arbitrary percentage of his wealth for the workings of government, Gates is not only advancing white nationalism, but he's somehow morally suspect as an actual philanthropist. Bill Gates, the great philanthropist of our age, is so attached to his own wealth that he refuses to rule out voting to re-elect a white nationalist demagogue over Elizabeth Warren. if page width onload 479 document.write ' ' ; ; It should be noted that Giridharadas is making a moral argument here, not a practical one. ( As reported in the news.

post november: Cherry was fired two days after he delivered a confusing rant about poppies and newcomers on his Coach's Corner segment of Hockey Night In Canada, according to CBC. Here are the letters from the National Post's Letters page. Here's a sampling function pn Load Video videos cO8Rs Z7N7M pn video 479048 ; ;National Post November 12, 20196 08 PM ESTLast Updated November 13, 20193 21 PM ESTFiled under Full Share this story'There is hypocrisy in all this' Post readers defend Don Cherry Tumblr Pinterest Google Linked InReaders have flooded our Letters to the Editor inbox with their thoughts and reaction to the firing on Nov. 11 of controversial hockey icon Don Cherry, once named the seventh greatest Canadian in history. I don't think Cherry is incorrect'Don Cherry has never been known for eloquence, tact or diplomacy in his remarks. What Cherry speaks to, although obfuscated by his bluster, is what Remembrance Day should be about solemn reflection on the sacrifices those serving in the Armed Forces have made, and continue to make. Cherry is revered, and reviled among Canadians for his temerity. ( As reported in the news.

myanmar officials: Gambia's justice minister and attorney general, Abubacarr Marie Tambadou, told The Associated Press he wanted to send a clear message to Myanmar and to the rest of the international community that the world must not stand by and do nothing in the face of terrible atrocities that are occurring around us, according to CTV. It is a shame for our generation that we do nothing while genocide is unfolding right before our own eyes. Gambia filed the case on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Myanmar officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment. More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighbouring Bangladesh to escape what has been called an ethnic cleansing campaign involving mass rapes, killings and the torching of homes. Myanmar's military began a harsh counterinsurgency campaign against the Rohingya in August 2017 in response to an insurgent attack. ( As reported in the news.

canadian veterans: Cherry was removed from Sportsnet Monday following a rant on Saturday's Hockey Night in Canada in which he implied that immigrants in Toronto are not paying their respects to Canadian veterans by wearing poppies, according to CTV. On this week's Coach's Corner segment, the 85-year-old said that he's less frequently seeing people wearing poppies anymore to honour fallen Canadian soldiers. If I had gone on and said a few things and done a few things I definitely would have been back, Cherry said in an interview with Newstalk 1010. He singled out those he believes are immigrants in Toronto, prompting a swift online backlash. Downtown Toronto Forget it, nobody wears a poppy. I live in Mississauga ... very few people wear a poppy. ( As reported in the news.

media companies: Disney's properties speak to its strengths, according to CTV. Besides classic characters such as Snow White and Pinocchio, Disney has Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic -- big names that most people would recognize. The US 7-a-month commercial-free service is poised to set the standard for other services like Warner Media's HBO Max and NBCUniversal's Peacock to follow, as major media companies behind hit TV shows and movies seek to siphon the subscription revenue now going to Netflix and other streaming giants. Disney Plus will also have all 30 past seasons of The Simpsons. Melissa Knerr, 26, a criminal defence attorney in Springfield, Missouri, already has Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime and wasn't sure she wanted to pay for another one. Original shows include The Mandalorian, set in the Star Wars universe, and one on the Marvel character Loki. ( As reported in the news.

readinga canada: The annual Brown to Green report from the Climate Transparency partnership said Canada is far from contributing its fair share toward the 1.5 C goal, with the third most energy-intensive economy in the G20, according to National Observer. And that's despite having one of the cleanest electricity grids. And Canada is one of the biggest laggards, far from reaching its own targets which are themselves far from enough to keep warming to that level. Canada's economy expands significantly more energy per dollar of value created than the G20 average. What people are readingA Canada apart why rural Canadians rejected the things urban Canadians voted for mostly Disappearing shrimp sign of climate crisis Lest we betray them Those goals are due to be updated in 2020. Source Climate Transparency South Korea, Canada and Australia are the G20 countries furthest off track to implement their NDCs, the report said, referring to the nationally determined contributions countries committed to as part of a global response to the climate crisis. ( As reported in the news.

remarks: We have spoken with Don about the severity of this issue and we sincerely apologize for these divisive remarks, according to CTV. MacLean also shouldered some of the responsibility in his statement. Don's discriminatory comments are offensive and they do not represent our values and what we stand for as a network, Sportsnet President Bart Yabsley said in a statement earlier Sunday. Don Cherry made remarks which were hurtful, discriminatory, which were flat out wrong ... I owe you an apology, too. Last night was a really great lesson to Don and me. I sat there, did not catch it, did not respond, Mac Lean said. ( As reported in the news.

massage parlours: In a hotel conference room filled with about 100 people, speaker after speaker armed mostly with anecdotes and personal observations pressed the commissioner to investigate money laundering's reach into casinos, residential construction, money transfer services, massage parlours, real estate and the underground birth tourism industry, according to CBC. Some speakers tied the laundering of money to the housing affordability crisis, while others linked it to the opioid and overdose epidemic. The enormity of the task before Austin Cullen, a B.C. Supreme Court associate chief justice, to investigate the scope, impact and causes of money laundering in B.C. was on full display Thursday night at the resumption of the inquiry's public comment phase. They cast blame on corrupt municipal politicians, corrupt provincial politicians daggers were mostly thrown at the previous B.C. Liberal government under-resourced police investigators and incompetence at FINTRAC, the federal agency responsible for monitoring large cash transactions.I really am impressed when I see the turnout Stepping up to the podium, speaker Ken McLennan expressed surprise so many people had taken an interest in such a cumbersome mess. The year-long inquiry was spurred, in part, by a pair of scathing reports by retired RCMP deputy commissioner Peter German. I really am impressed when I see the turnout for such an onerous issue that's a big black eye for the history of Canada, he said. ( As reported in the news.

sault: Dhairya Dave has been part of the Sault College cricket team since he moved here from India almost a year ago, according to CTV. It's my passion and since childhood, I have been playing with my father this particular game. Marie hosted a Cricket Showdown as a way of welcoming newcomers to the area on November 9. And coming to know that this game is being played in our city I was motivated to be my 100% with this team, he explained. The first annual Cricket Showdown is an effort to celebrate that by giving players at Sault College, Algoma University and the Sault Ste. Cricket is the fastest growing sport in Canada and it's particularly popular among newcomers who come from countries where the sport is big. ( As reported in the news.

emilie dubois: After Dubois completed her doctorate in January 2018, she applied for a selection certificate under the Quebec experience program, which allows foreign students with a qualifying diploma or work experience in the province to fast-track their residency applications, according to CTV. In December 2018, Dubois received some unexpected news. Emilie Dubois moved from France to Quebec in 2012, to complete her doctorate at Quebec City's French-language Laval University. The province told her she had not demonstrated adequate knowledge of the French language, a requirement to obtain the selection certificate, because part of her thesis on cellular and molecular biology was written in English. In science, we are used to sharing our work and knowledge with the community and this is usually from English-speaking jaws, she told CTV's Your Morning on Friday. Dubois explained that only one out of the five chapters in her thesis was in English because it was based on an English article she had published for a scientific journal. ( As reported in the news.

minute meeting: I'm a friendly Manitoban looking to help in any way I can to restore a sense of faith in the future of our country, according to CTV. One such strategy Pallister alluded to was to turn the climate change debate on its head, making the issue a unifying force rather than what it has been so far -- a point of heated and often partisan division. I came in peace, Pallister said after a 45-minute meeting with Justin Trudeau in his Parliament Hill office. Fighting climate change is a unifying project, Pallister insisted while criticizing Trudeau for making it a wedge issue in the recent federal election. A prime minister should unite, he said. A political leader can divide. ( As reported in the news.

railway stage: CONCERTS Canadian blues-rockers Big Sugar, featuring singer-guitarist Gordie Johnston, play the Commodore Ballroom, with local guests Brass Camel, according to Georgia Asian. Canadian folk-rock legend Bruce Cockburn plays the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Here are 63 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, November 9. Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green City and Colour plays the Pacific Coliseum, with guests Jacob Banks and Ben Rogers. British postrock band Seefeel plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests Sweguno and Kinetoscope. Local progressive indie-rock quartet Colour Tongues plays the Railway Stage and Beer Caf with guests Tokyo Bleu, Stevie's Revenge, and Primp. ( As reported in the news.

wolfpack: The Wolfpack confirmed Thursday that the 34-year-old Williams, a star in both of rugby's codes, has signed a two-year contract, according to CTV. The deal is worth a total of 9 million, with Williams getting an ownership stake, according to a source granted anonymity because they were not in a position to publicly divulge the information. Now the transatlantic rugby league team is opening the vault in the hope that All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams will put it on the worldwide map as the Wolfpack prepare for their step up into England's top-tier Super League come February. Having someone of his talent join the Wolfpack will greatly raise the profile of the club, and also help move the game forward globally, Bob Hunter, the Wolfpack chairman and CEO, said in a statement. The Wolfpack may not be finished yet. Sonny is a phenomenal athlete and we believe he is rugby's LeBron James and his addition to our league is comparable to when David Beckham joined L.A. Galaxy. ( As reported in the news.

gunshot wound: Investigators believe his death is gang-related, according to CTV. Moulebou's being remembered as a high school football star who played for the Daniel McIntyre Maroons. He was found dead on Monday night at a townhouse in South Pointe with an apparent gunshot wound. In a tweet, his former team said Our hearts are saddened to hear the tragic passing of our alumni Rig Moulebou. All of us Maroons have heavy hearts. Rig was team MVP, captain and league defensive player of the year during our undefeated championship year in 2017. ( As reported in the news.

district court: It appeared to link Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful 34-year-son of King Salman, to the effort, according to CTV. The accounts that were looked at included those of a popular Saudi government critic with more than 1 million followers and a news personality, but they were not named in the complaint. A complaint unsealed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco detailed a co-ordinated effort by Saudi government officials to recruit employees at the social media giant to look up the private data of Twitter accounts, including email addresses linked to the accounts and internet protocol addresses that can give up a user's location. It marks the first time that the kingdom, long linked to the U.S. through its massive oil reserves and regional security arrangements, has been accused of spying in America. Ahmad Abouammo, a U.S. citizen, and Ali Alzabarah, a Saudi citizen, were charged with acting as agents of Saudi Arabia without registering with the U.S. government. The complaint alleged that the employees -- whose jobs did not require access to Twitter users' private information -- were rewarded with a designer watch and tens of thousands of dollars funneled into secret bank accounts. ( As reported in the news.

work: On his way out two hours later Trudeau said it was a lovely meeting, but offered no other comment, according to CTV. The informal gathering with national caucus included a combination of newly-elected, re-elected, and defeated Liberal MPs. This is a moment to gather amongst friends to reflect on the experiences we had over the past few months understanding what Canadians told us about the need to work hard every day and work together to respond to their concerns, Trudeau told reporters on his way into the meeting. Liberals welcomed the fresh faces and celebrated their victories, but also took the chance to say goodbye and glean parting wisdom from the MPs who lost their seats. Incumbent rookie Liberal MP Steven Guilbeault said that what he'll be asking first is How can I be a good MP It was thought that inside the closed-door gathering the Liberals would likely plot out some initial plans for the new parliament, hear perspectives on what the priorities and approach should be to the new minority government dynamics, and allow MPs to offer their takes on what worked and didn't, but most MPs coming out said the meeting really was more personal than political. On their way in, Liberals were both reflective on the losses but optimistic about the gains that the party experienced over the 40-day election campaign. ( As reported in the news.

jolin-barrette: Jolin-Barrette, who didn't meet with the students, says their testimonials at a news conference inside the legislature led him to change his mind, according to CTV. I think I'm really sensitive to that because I heard them yesterday and this morning .... I made some changes about the reforms to answer their questions and their preoccupations, Jolin-Barrette told reporters. After teary pleas at the National Assembly from some students the day prior, as well as calls from opposition parties for the Legault government to revisit its decision, Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette announced Wednesday he would allow students already enrolled in the program to complete it under the old rules. While those currently in the program will be spared, the new restrictive rules will go ahead for future participants as the province attempts to address labour shortages by targeting specific fields where workers are needed. We may not have properly evaluated the more human aspect of the reform he admitted. Legault said Wednesday that he was touched by the students' response to the reform. ( As reported in the news.

pierre krahenbuhl: UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Pierre Krahenbuhl, commissioner-general of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, submitted his resignation, effective immediately, hours after Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had placed him on administrative leave, according to CTV. The UN chief thanked him for his commitment and dedication to the UN Relief and Works Agency, known as UNRWA, and to Palestinian refugees, Dujarric said. The allegations in a confidential UN ethics office report came amid a financial crisis for the agency, sparked by the unprecedented loss of all funding from the United States, its largest donor. The spokesman said the initial findings of the investigation by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services, known as OIOS, exclude fraud or misappropriation of operational funds by the commissioner-general. He said later that the OIOS investigation was continuing. Dujarric said Krahenbuhl was placed on leave to further clarify the managerial issues so that a final determination can be made, and any appropriate action taken. ( As reported in the news.

tuesday conversation: While it's usual for China to reassert its claim to sovereignty over both those areas in talks with the U.S., the mention of Hong Kong and Xinjiang is more unusual, according to CTV. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has been wracked by five months of anti-government protests that Beijing accuses the U.S. and other foreign forces of encouraging. The official Xinhua News Agency said Defence Minister Wei Fenghe also raised the issues of Taiwan and the South China Sea in the Tuesday conversation with Defence Secretary Mark Esper. Meanwhile, China has come under criticism for detaining more than 1 million members of Xinjiang's native Uighurs and members of other Muslim ethnic groups in political re-education centres where they are forced to swear loyalty to the ruling Communist Party. China at first denied the existence of the centres, but now says they aim to provide jobs skills to lift Uighurs and others out of poverty and combat religious extremism. The centres are seen by critics as a key part of what they call a campaign of cultural genocide. ( As reported in the news.