Four stories in the news today, Aug. 24:
SEAPLANE CRASHES IN QUEBEC WOODS
Quebec provincial police say four people are dead and two others are missing after a seaplane crashed on the province’s North Shore. Police have said the Air Saguenay plane carrying six people went down in a wooded area on Sunday, six kilometres from the community of Bergeronnes. Surete du Quebec spokesman Jean Tremblay says a search is underway for the two who are missing.
Police say the wreckage was not accessible by road, and was located with the help of parachutists from the Canadian Armed Forces. The Transportation Safety Board has sent a team of investigators to the crash site, where they will determine the best way to reach the aircraft.
LIBERALS COURT CANADA’S VETERANS
Justin Trudeau is planning to make a big announcement today aimed at luring Canada’s veterans into the Liberal fold. He will pledge, at a campaign event in Belleville Ont, that if elected on Oct. 19, his Liberals will restore a system of lifetime pensions for injured vets. The promise is part of a comprehensive pitch to woo disgruntled ex-soldiers, whom the Conservatives have long considered their natural constituency.
POLICE CHIEFS URGE OTTAWA TO FILL GAP
Canada’s police chiefs say federal officials are considering a scheme that would allow police to obtain basic information about Internet subscribers without getting warrants. It follows a landmark Supreme Court ruling that curbed access to such data. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police is urging the government to fill the legislative gap created by the High Court ruling.
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