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In the news today, July 17

Four stories in the news for Tuesday, July 17 ——— MPs AGREE TO SUMMER STUDY OF ASYLUM SEEKERS The House of Commons immigration committee has agreed to meet at least twice before early August to study the issue of asylum seekers crossing the border fr
Physicians urge Ottawa to pay another $21B over decade for seniors health care

Physicians urge Ottawa to pay another $21B over decade for seniors health care

OTTAWA — Physicians are calling on the federal government to shell out another $21 billion over the next decade to help provinces and territories pay for soaring health care costs that will be propelled by the unavoidable growth of Canada's seniors p

Hackers infiltrate Algonquin College databases

OTTAWA — Algonquin College in eastern Ontario says it is advising students and alumni that hackers have infiltrated a server infected with malware.

Former Mountie who fired Taser at Robert Dziekanski drops appeal of sentence

VANCOUVER — The former RCMP constable who fired a Taser at a Polish immigrant at Vancouver's airport has dropped his appeal of a 30-month jail sentence he received after being convicted of perjury.

Ontario Tory minister flip-flops on sex-ed curriculum stance

TORONTO — Ontario's education minister went back and forth Monday on just what students will learn while her government scraps the province's modernized sex-ed curriculum.
MPs agree to urgent summer study of asylum seekers surge

MPs agree to urgent summer study of asylum seekers surge

OTTAWA — Under mounting pressure from opposition MPs, the House of Commons immigration committee will meet at least two times before early August to study the simmering issue of asylum seekers crossing into Canada from the United States.
Trudeau's youth council divided over Trans Mountain pipeline purchase

Trudeau's youth council divided over Trans Mountain pipeline purchase

OTTAWA — Fissures have appeared inside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's youth council after a group of current and former members publicly urged the Liberal government to reverse its decision to buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline.
Protesters camped outside Saskatchewan legislature taking province to court

Protesters camped outside Saskatchewan legislature taking province to court

REGINA — Protesters camped outside the Saskatchewan legislature say they are taking the government to court over six arrests made last month. The people were taken into custody June 18 when Regina police enforced an eviction order.
Reporter calls out immigration photo on social media as fake news

Reporter calls out immigration photo on social media as fake news

A Vancouver radio reporter says people on social media, including a vocal British politician, should be more careful about spreading fake news.
Ontario's chief coroner testifies at Elizabeth Wettlaufer inquiry

Ontario's chief coroner testifies at Elizabeth Wettlaufer inquiry

Unusual patterns of deaths in long-term care homes are not always tracked or analyzed because some death reports are not filed electronically, as rules require, the province's chief coroner said Monday. Dr.
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